This removal of statues commemorating history does not bode well for the future of America. Remember when Maidanus Ukrophithecus began toppling the statues of Lenin, one of the fathers of the Ukrainian state? Ukraine began to crumble. After all, European colonialism is what formed the countries of the Americas.
The city council in Sitka, Alaska has decided to remove a statue of Alexander Baranov, the explorer and first governor of Russian Alaska. The resolution lists a number of serious accusations against the man.
Baranov worked for the Russian American Company, which was the vehicle for the Russian government’s effort to expand into the Americas. For almost three decades he was the de facto governor of Russian colonies on the continent. Sitka – called Novoarkhangelsk by its Russian founders – served as his capital.
On Tuesday, Sitka’s city council decided it no longer wanted a statue of Baranov to greet visitors to the city. The bronze sitting effigy was given to the city in 1989 to commemorate the man’s impact on its history and the rapid commercial development it experienced under his governance. The council took a different view of Baranov’s role, however.