Some Monumentally Hard Decisions

One of the recently vandalized monuments is a statue of poet John Greenleaf Whittier. Someone smeared “BLM” and “[expletive] Slave Owners” on the seated figure prominently displayed in the city named after him, Whittier, California.
It happens that Whittier was a fiery abolitionist from Massachusetts. In a famous 1833 pamphlet, he called slavery “the master-evil before which all others dwindle into insignificance.”
And so, who was behind his defacing? It could have been someone from the Black Lives Matter movement ignorant of Whittier’s history. It could have been a goon just out to damage…