On Sunday evening a tweet from Historic England, a public body that ‘helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s spectacular historic environment’ came into my feed.
It featured a wrecking ball going through Nelson’s Column, and asked the question ‘What should we do with controversial statues and memorials?’ Well, clearly we should not be leaving them in the safe keeping of the dimwits at Historic England, that’s for sure.
Let me remind you, Historic England is the publicly funded body that must ‘protect, champion and save the places that define who we are and where we’ve come from, so everyone can keep enjoying and looking after the history that surrounds us’.
That is, unless some random Leftist out there objects to them. If that’s the case, Historic England will happily align itself with a debate that asks ‘What should be done when some of these historic figures have come to be seen by many people as controversial symbols of oppression and discrimination?’ Promotion of this debate also comes complete with image of Nelson’s Column being smashed down.
In reality ‘many people’ means a handful of Leftists and some snowflakes in the academy who like to transfer uniquely American controversies to the UK. It certainly will not be more than 5 per cent of the public either Left, Right, down the centre or hanging over the edge who think Nelson’s Column should come down.
Further, see what the knuckleheads at Historic England have done there: they have taken it as a given that these statues are ‘controversial’ when pretty well no right-thinking person believes they are.
And this is from the publicly funded body charged with protecting our heritage. It is not overreaching to say we are seeing a collapse of civilisation in the West. The Leftist wreckers have infiltrated the very body charged with protecting our historical monuments. It makes you weep.