Take statues to Boerassic Park

2015-04-05 15:01

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What a pity that those of us who predicted the eventual discomfort with symbols of an unhappy past did not replace street names, town names and statues with a more neutral disguise.

It is because of this expectation that I created the ideal place in the town of Darling on the west coast.

My venue, Evita se Perron, also houses a museum/nauseam of recent history and a unique collection of politically insensitive symbols.

It is called Boerassic Park and I invite the national controversies to subside with this offer. I will give safe refuge to any racist statue that needs to be brought to heel in our democratic country with its enshrined freedom of expression.

Do not destroy a piece of steel to try to wipe out the past. Keep it in a chosen place to remind us of what was once seen as leadership – and not to be repeated or tolerated. Only if we remember where we come from can we celebrate where we are going.

Once all the statues are felled, the people will be next. Once the people are felled, there will be new statues.

Evita Bezuidenhout

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