No, John Cleese, Confederate Statues Have Little Historical Value, But Only Perpetuate Social Discord

An open letter to a comedian whose work I’ve always admired

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The Emancipation Statue in Washington D.C. is not a Confederate statue, but is deeply offensive nonetheless.
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Screenshot of John Cleese’s tweets (the bottom tweet preceded the top tweet)

Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.

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