Every culture has its symbols. The Washington Monument, the Statue of Liberty, the Lincoln Memorial. In the south, we see the various memorials to the men who fought the War of Northern Aggression - known elsewhere as the US Civil War. In France, one of these is the Notre Dame cathedral. I have been in many churches and cathedrals in my travels, many which predate Columbus' birth. They are an ongoing and enduring symbol of Europe and by extension America, and the entire line of western civilization.
The sense of history and timelessness is indescribable when you walk on the grounds of a 1000 year old church.
One of the tenets of Communism is to destroy the symbols of the culture you wish to overthrow. But the same can be said for the Islamic Invasion in Europe. Recall when the Taliban destroyed the Buddhist Statues in Afghanistan? Most won't...but the goal was not a new parking lot...the goal was the eradication of any vestiges of a competing culture.
And with the west's continuing historical illiteracy, some of only things that remain for an increasingly self-absorbed culture totally ignorant of their history and beginnings, are the monuments that remain. So, we see the attempt to eradicate them. See these images. After all is said and done, I expect we will see a jihadist's hand. It will be ignored by the self-loathing western media, and likely the only places to note the truth will be non-MSM...but the truth is the truth isn't it. Guard your history America, after this generation dies off as it inevitably will, it will be the only thing your self-absorbed and historically-illiterate great-grandkids will have as evidence that things existed before the day of their birth.
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