Dealing with the past

With the removal of his statue in Cape Town, Cecil Rhodes is suddenly back in the news, one hundred and thirteen years after his death. I have some sympathy for this demand for the removal of what is no longer wanted or respected.

In recent years we have seen, around the world, any number of statues toppled - of Saddam Hussein, of Lenin and Stalin -  as there are major shifts in the political scene.  Statues of military heroes, invariably on horseback, and political leaders with arm upraised to embrace the masses, are easily toppled.

They, however, are merely the symbols, appreciated yesterday, deplored today.  Which is well understood. There is no need for anyone anywhere in the world to deliberately seek to retain every facet of an unwelcome past. 

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