This is great news.
I agree with the decision to place Silent Sam in an indoor building with “state-of-the-art security.” If Silent Sam is restored to its previous location, it will just be vandalized again:
“CHAPEL HILL – UNC-Chapel Hill officials recommend that Silent Sam, the Confederate statue torn down four months ago, be located indoors at a new building on campus for the purpose of telling the university’s history.
The preference would be for an off-campus location, said UNC Chancellor Carol Folt, but state law does not allow it.
The cost for the new building, which would have state-of-the-art security, is $5.3 million, plus $800,000 in annual operating costs. It would be at the Odum Village area of campus, which was the former site of married student housing. Odum Village is currently being demolished to create an area for future campus growth.
The plan calls for completing the university history center in 2022. …”
“Returning the statue to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus would reaffirm the values of white supremacy that motivated its original installation,” the faculty resolution said. “Moreover, to do so would undermine the physical security of all members of our community.”
Silent Sam has triumphed over Antifa.
According to UNC faculty, his return is a reaffirmation of “the values of white supremacy.” It looks like Silent Sam will be around to trigger UNC liberals for generations to come!
I’m surprised Antifa didn’t try to destroy Silent Sam in the middle of the night. By making a big public scene out of toppling the statue, they have only succeeded in getting themselves arrested, politically harming the Democrats and fortifying the monument in the process.