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Tweefo (April 09, 2015, 10:46:19 AM):
Must they stay or must they go? I can understand that some monuments are really grating to some people, I know it would bug me no end to see a statute of _________ (insert name) every day. On the other hand, some of those figures were important to what we are today, and I can identify with it. Now that Malema and Hofmeyer jumped on the bandwagon I fear that the time for a compromise is over. What a compromise to keep most of us happy, I've got no idea. But what do we do now? Would a strong leader be able to cut through the crap and sort this out? Just replacing one culture's icons with another is just going to feed the flames I think.
BoogieMonster (April 09, 2015, 10:59:52 AM):
Couldn't give a shit who'se face you fashion into some physical material form, or who'se face in material form gets taken down.

That this kind of stuff bothers anyone at all is more annoying than anything. That the govt will now have to spend a bucketload more of non-existent taxpayer cash to "fix" this problem is deplorable. Wanna "fix" the "problem"? Get a charity together and take private cash until you can erect your own statues. I'll be sure to not care then too.

That many of the protestors are on Rhodes scholarships adds bonus entertainment value, regardless of what you think of the dead guy.
Rigil Kent (April 09, 2015, 13:08:58 PM):
The EFF supporters are in the process of removing the monuments without adding to the tax burden.

I like the idea of housing all the offending statues in a park somewhere, but mostly because of their artistic value. This has been proposed a few times, but such a project will cost a lot of money: initially in getting the statues to the park, and then as a running expense in controlling the concomitant pigeon influx.
Brian (April 09, 2015, 13:36:47 PM):
....which brings us the biggest monument of them all...the Voortrekker Monument???? Look out for a race war!
Tweefo (April 09, 2015, 13:53:13 PM):
....which brings us the biggest monument of them all...the Voortrekker Monument???? Look out for a race war!
Who does it belong to? Maybe all the old statutes can be moved there and Hofmeyer and leftovers of the AWB can put up a lager? around it.


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