The statues whose toppling actually hurt my feelings are Columbus and Junípero Serra.
There’s nothing cute about the destruction of the Hispanic legacy of this continent in the name of the indigenous whose opinions nobody asks even while avenging the sin of not asking their opinion.
The only culture the “protesters” can tolerate is that of Facebook memes. Everything else is too complex, flawed, and confusing.
Please spare me the childish accounts of Serra’s imperfections. I don’t happen to believe that the creation of a gigantic Spanish-speaking culture in this hemisphere was a bad thing. And if you do, I suggest you find some Hispanic people and address your reasoning as to how their existence is a huge historic mistake to them.
Although knowing the self-centeredness of the “I’m morally superior to history” crowd, they just might.