A Right Way to think about Statues?

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Re: A Right Way to think about Statues?

Postby reohn2 » 18 Jun 2020, 4:49pm

simonineaston wrote:I have a solution. Just as placcie bags are v. bad on account of their failure to decompose, meaning they end up strangling swans and giving porpoises indigestion, so we need to make statues water-soluble... !! Hoist the hero where all can see - by the time society's values have swiveled away in another direction, said hero has simply melted away - Genius :lol:

You would then have an even bigger problem on your hands:- https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blob
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Re: A Right Way to think about Statues?

Postby simonineaston » 18 Jun 2020, 4:59pm

Excellent - I'm so gonna watch that!
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Re: A Right Way to think about Statues?

Postby al_yrpal » 18 Jun 2020, 5:39pm

Personally I have never been particularly keen or interested about statues. It has sometimes been interesting to see what people looked like but thats about it. Paintings and photographs can also convey that and dont take up public space. I have always wondered how long interest in figures would actually last, not long I have always thought. There seem to be far too many. However monuments commemorating events do seem to be relavent for a time at least. What will history decide centuries from now?

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Re: A Right Way to think about Statues?

Postby mercalia » 18 Jun 2020, 8:00pm

reohn2 wrote:
mercalia wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Mercalia
The destroyers of those gravestones and the writers of the scrawled messages are purely racist,that's a given and are no better than Colston himself as such.

I've posted my thoughts on effigies in public places that glorify wo/men unecessarily already so you have my answer.
What do you think?


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Re: A Right Way to think about Statues?

Postby reohn2 » 18 Jun 2020, 9:56pm

mercalia wrote:where you indicate your views. not sure what they are

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Re: A Right Way to think about Statues?

Postby mikeymo » 19 Jun 2020, 12:49am

Overheard in Bristol Council offices:

"Thank god for that, we won't have to waste any more time talking about that ruddy statue?"
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Re: A Right Way to think about Statues?

Postby mikeymo » 19 Jun 2020, 12:54am

Or maybe overheard in Bristol council offices:

"Hey everybody, I've just found out there was this bloke from Bristol a few hundred years ago who made a fortune transporting slaves from Africa to America. Anyway, he gave lots of that money to get schools built in Bristol and such like. I think we should put up a statue to him. Good idea, eh?"
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Re: A Right Way to think about Statues?

Postby mercalia » 19 Jun 2020, 9:14pm

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