Banksy’s Had a Blinder.
It’s been an eventful week for statues. Starting with the tearing down of philanthropist/slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol (I’m painfully aware of the oxymoron there), people all around the world have decided that public commemorations of slavers are a no-go in 2020. But this has divided opinion. Some people believe that this represents a momentous uniting of people in the abolition of outdated symbols of far-gone and oppressive regimes and systems. And other people want their slavery statues back. For the Colston statue, Bristol native Banksy has sketched up an idea that will hopefully appease all parties. Fetch the statue and reinstate it on its plinth. But please hold your sharp intake of breath, he wasn’t done there. Reinstate it, but alongside some life-size bronze statues of the protestors who tore it down. It’s a win-win: a famous day in the city’s history will be commemorated, and Mr. Colston won’t have to sleep with the fishies anymore. Everyone’s happy. Except maybe some blokes in Coventry, but you can’t please everyone.Read Original Article.