Magazine September 11, 2017, Issue

Rated PC

Members of Antifa gather to protest during the Mother of All Rallies demonstration on the National Mall, September 16, 2017. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)

There’s a certain sort of person who feels a merry little thrill when the banning begins. Oh good, the statues are coming down? Now we can do something about that historical plaque I don’t like. As if nothing happened here before 1855. Who knows what the Native Americans did on this spot? We may never know, so let’s stop pretending history began when General Killian McGenocide slept here. Get a crowbar.

If someone objects because you’re crowbarring off a historical marker, hit him with the crowbar. It’s self-defense, after all: The people who object to your objecting are preventing a future

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