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Today’s cultural revolution needs a new statue. She’s French, but is she woke enough?

By John Kass, Tribune Content Agency on

Satire is a dangerous business, especially during our cultural revolution, with angry Jacobins beating up politicians, tearing down statues and terrifying corporate and political establishments in a great, leftist show of force.

It will never end, will it? Or maybe it just ends with heads.

At the rate they’re going, the Jacobins won’t be satisfied with heads of stone. They’ll demand the real thing, with hair and teeth.

But I won’t provoke them when they’re all lathered up. And my friends know I’m afraid of satire.

I believe in the Importance of Being Earnest.

As most Americans know, the recent round of statue smashing started with the protests of the police murder of George Floyd. But this isn’t about George Floyd anymore, is it? We’re way past George Floyd now.

 

Corporate, political and other institutional leaders are desperate to be thought of as woke too. A few of them might be thinking about throwing the mob a few sacrificial underlings, and then climb the chaos like a ladder.

At least one thing is clear.

We are running out of statues. We need a few new ones.

So today, I ask (nay, demand) that the National Endowment for the Arts build a great new statue:

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