Operative K takes time off from Tcho-Tcho whipping* to write in as well on the subject of statue toppling, and agrees with the Czar—which is largely why he gets the good jobs around the Castle.
I write today to agree in part with your assessment of today’s iconoclast brigade. For those who are Democrats out of more than a flag of convenience, I think you’re right about the motivation…and they may be the “useful idiots” of the revolutionary vanguard. That revolutionary vanguard, though, is as contemptuous of the Democrats as they are everyone else. The vanguard is pure Pol Pot-flavor Maoism, and their goal is not to hide their past, it’s to obliterate everyone’s. Year Zero.
*Way more fun than it sounds, and frankly, more than a little necessary.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.