Letter to the editor: Redressing evil

To the editor:

Per Carl Burkhead’s twisted sense of morality (June 17 letter to the editor), he evidently thinks it is a good idea to have statues of persons who were representative of the evil in our past. These tokens will then serve to remind the rest of us of our own shortcomings, and taking down statues of evil folks makes us self-righteous.

Are you kidding me, Mr. Burkhead? Using this line of reasoning, it would be a good idea for Germany to erect statues of Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler and all of those disgustingly evil creatures. Seen any such statues in Germany?

Taking down Confederate statues has nothing to do with self-righteousness. I suggest that these are instead acts of righteousness, seeking to make reparations for the evil inflicted by those whose likenesses are pulled down to the ground.

Piet R. Knetsch,



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