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mms4wyfu wrote

where do you draw the line?

I think "how can you reason about it?" is usually a more useful starting question than "where do you draw the line?"

I study ancient history and I wish there was more evidence.

This pretty much answers it for me. Ancient monuments give us the means to investigate history. Shitty commodity confederate trash statues--as artifacts--don't act as an exclusive window into another world. The minimal relevance they have is for their shitty racist symbolism, which is easily recorded in pictures or brief descriptions.


kore wrote

Yeah i'm just saying that in 2000 years some historian might wish we hadn't destroyed the statues.