March 20, 2010
Off your meds, I presume
When I first learned of objections to the restoration of a bronze statue memorializing Henry Morton Stanley I assumed such objections were based in post-colonial ideology, Congolese nativist fascism and the generalized, low-grade anti-British grievance children of British immigrants come to expect in, for example, Canada.
But it turns out Henry Morton Stanley was a psycho.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 20, 2010 08:48 AM
He did impact the history of the Congo... but that impact appears to be mainly negative.
If you're going to have to honor him at all, do what West Point did for Benedict Arnold and leave the plinth empty save rank and date of birth. (In West Point's case it is a plaque and not a statue.)