So far they haven’t pulled down Prospect Park’s bust of Mozart, despite his being a Dead White European Male. But Lincoln, standing a few yards from him, could easily go the way of General Grant and Don Quixote. Yes, Don Quixote. Well, that’s San Francisco. Here in Brooklyn the mattering lives merely explode giant fireworks all night long.
Righteously indignant iconoclasm has a long, glorious history.
Fourteenth Century iconoclasm:
The Dutch Protestant Reformation:
17th Century English Puritans:
The French Revolution:
The glorious present:
Addendum from a flock of counter-protesters: