Why is this not news? This is terrible! Looks like they never learned from the first time they demolished possibly ancient cultural treasures. And they lose their mind when artefacts get loaned to Japan… What’s wrong with them?
Me thinks it all starts with Xi
FWIW it wasn’t ancient; it was only finished about two years ago.
Seriously, why is it not being reported by major news outlets? This is some Taliban level shit.
Thou shalt place no other gods before Winnie the Pooh.
It’s just a big fucking tourist draw, elevating it to “cultural artifact” status is butt stupid.
This is on a level with knocking down a Jesus billboard.
yeah, but, if they’d left it alone for 500 years, it would then be ancient.
Wonder if Xi is going to go all General Zod on the empty canvas?
Seriously, though, it is at best an act of vandalism. Somebody somewhere put a lot of time and money into building a basically harmless monument, and here come a bunch of government Vogons to turn it into rubble.
How can we stand by and watch this destruction
We could just drink beer and observe
Some people just enjoy wrecking things. Being unable to create anything good, they get their revenge on reality by destroying.
Marxism is an excuse to wreck things. Hence the extreme emphasis on conflict. After class conflict fizzled, they went on to identity politics - but conflict is the constant.
Socialism is this plus the delusion that they can build better things after they’ve wrecked what was there before - of people who have never successfully built anything of worth.
Envy-induced vandalism is the soul of the leftist impulse. The theory all exists only to rationalize and excuse this.
As I recall, one of our other venerable posters put it thusly:
“Some people are just assholes.”
I’m not anti-war. I’m pro-peace.
If you understand how things work, you’ll see the difference.