It is completely outrageous to think any city is selling these statues intact to the highest bidder. The stone they are carved with is the only quality aspect to any of them. So, grind them into pebbles and sell it for use in driveways. It will make a great driveway and an interesting color at that.
May 15, 2017
Richmond, Va. — The United States (click here) is beginning to realize that it suffers from deferred maintenance of its own history. Here in Virginia, the city of Charlottesville is preparing to remove and sell its statue of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. New Orleans is already removing its Confederate statues and “monuments” honoring post-Civil War white supremacists.
Perhaps the most emblematic complex of structures honoring those who fought for the Confederacy is here in Richmond, its former capital. In the decades following “the night they drove old Dixie down” the city’s business and housing was rebuilt step by step.
The early 20th century saw a broad row of grand patrician homes going up on Monument Avenue. The avenue is punctuated by equestrian statues of Confederate heroes — Lee, Jeb Stuart, Stonewall Jackson — and a semicircular shrine with an outsize column glorifying the Confederate president, Jefferson Davis, the seceding states and the deceptive doctrine of “sovereign states” deployed to defend slavery. They were erected 35 to 50 years after the war. Records show that they were meant to legitimize and dignify the white supremacist regime that had taken hold in Virginia....
They have no significance to USA history. They are emblematic of dehumanizing values, unspeakable wealth and anti-religious values. They are immoral and deserve no place in USA sovereignty. End of discussion.