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Destroying Statues Will Never Fix What Happened in the Past

As we all know the fiasco of what happened in Charlottesville has surprised and angered many people from many social groups.
I watched the whole thing as it degraded itself into an act of savagery and anger. People pushing, fighting and spitting at one another made me realize how easily humanity can unfurl itself and reveal the chaos underneath.
They say the reason this happened was because of a removal of a Confederate statue of a known Confederate leader. This is what they say has caused this embarrassing act to happen. In reality though there were many other motivations at play that pushed these people and event to end up the way it did.
But for now I would like to stick to why people have this fascination of removing statues they feel offended about? Most statues there are of historical people who changed the world in one aspect or another. My view tends to be that those statues are there as a way for people not to forget what happened. A way to look at and know what the statue repre…