This is ridiculous. And wrong.
It is also a symptom of a society that has lost its sense of decency and respect for our nation’s rich heritage.
The hip, new trend is for radicals to take out their angst on historical monuments, based solely on their ideology and their vast lack of knowledge about history.
The latest incident involves a bust of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, which stands in Chicago’s 15th Ward.
Alderman Raymond Lopez posted a picture to his Facebook page, along with his thoughts.
What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism. This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31, 1926, was damaged & burned.
Near 69th & Wolcott, if anyone has any information regarding this act, please contact the police or my office immediately.
It’s of interest to note that some are suggesting that this bust has been damaged like this since around 2010, and that Alderman Lopez has simply been out of touch with his district for that long.
It doesn’t matter.
The level of disrespect on Lopez’s post tells you all you need to know about how far down the rabbit hole we really are, when it comes to an appreciation for our history, our heritage, public property, and the feelings of others.