I had been thinking about writing a bit on this for a day or two. Breitbart beat me to it. American Left Adopts Taliban Tactics in Destruction of Historical Icons.

As the American left targets historical icons for removal and/or destruction, one is reminded of the way the Taliban destroyed centuries-old Buddhist statues and the Islamic State’s ongoing violence against Christian churches and landmarks.

In short, the American left, the Taliban, and the Islamic State (ISIS) hold two things in common. First, an inability to appreciate the whole of history as it happened, which includes good times and bad. And secondly, a tendency to express this lack of appreciation via violence and destruction.

History is an ugly thing. All the more reason to keep it. As a reminder.