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Chalkboard Statues

Coated in black slate-like material. Graffiti encouraged.
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Statues of controversial people are getting ripped down these days as a sort of second cousin to book burning.

How about statues that encourage commentary? Statues of controversial figures that have an effect on the present day like Karl Marx for instance. Let people have their say about the guy.

Chalk would be supplied and the winter rains would wash away the commentary to clear the way for the next commentators.

You could also have non controversial guys like Jimmie Hendrix where people could write positive stuff, draw flowers and whatnot.

doctorremulac3, Sep 14 2019

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       //Graffiti encouraged//   

       sp: endless supply of chalk provided.   

       It's weird how people want to erase history from public view. Society has done some horrible shit over the last 2000 years, but to gloss over the memory of that is to ignore the moral lessons learned.These days people think that moral progression has happened out of thin air, whereas throughout history, improvement in moral behaviour has been as hard won as the blood spilt in battlefield victories.
bigsleep, Sep 14 2019
  

       Why only two thousand years? Can you see any shortage of horrible shit in the millenia before them?
pertinax, Sep 14 2019
  

       I suspect that it's harder to name names beyond two millennia.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 14 2019
  

       [Maxwell Buchanan], the earliest name-identified person is Iry-Hor, from Egypt, 5,200 years ago. So that's the extreme limit (not saying he was a perpetrator of horrible shit).
[bigsleep] absolutely. "Those who ignore the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them" (or words to that effect; I forget who said it).
neutrinos_shadow, Sep 15 2019
  

       If you can't remember the act, the act is obviously a new experience.
wjt, Sep 16 2019
  

       //not saying he was a perpetrator of horrible shit//   

       Indeed; he probably established himself as the ruler of Egypt and had his name laboriously carved on stones entirely by patient consensus-building and friendly persuasion.
pertinax, Sep 16 2019
  

       Love this.
blissmiss, Sep 21 2019
  
      
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