Replace every statue of a Confederate figure with one of the Mothman

Replace every statue of a Confederate figure with one of the Mothman

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There are far too many statues of Confederate icons that plague American cities today. Some have already been removed, with or without force. We are trying to move that every Conferedate statue in America be removed- and replaced. We recommend the replacement statue be of the Mothman- a native West Virginia urban legend. The Mothman, first sighted in 1966, is a staple of West Virginia. Unlike the Confederacy, the Mothman AND his legacy are not racist, not anti-semitic, not homophobic, transphobic, or anti-LGBTQ. The Mothman is, however, a cultural icon, and a prime representation of what is really important in American culture and history. Mothman also represents part of the legacy of West Virginia,  and is an important figure to many West Virginians. The Mothman has already earned a statue AND an annual weekend-long festival in the town of Point Pleasant.

We are calling for the replacement of harmful, racist Confederate statues and their replacement with statues of celebrated American figures, primarily the Mothman. Any other urban or local legend may also take the place of said removed Confederate statues, in the stead of Mothman. The Mothman is not the only famed American cryptid, but is one of the many greats, in West Virginia, and in the U.S as a whole. It is time legacies of the states and local histories are celebrated, and the hate of the past no longer glorifed. Plus, West Virginia willingly fought against the Confederacy and was the only state formed by seceding from a Confederate state. The Confederacy was never part of West Virginia, and shouldn't be now. The Mothman, however, is an important historic figure, and deserves celebration.

We are calling for the replacement of harmful, racist Confederate statues and their replacement with statues of celebrated American figures, primarily the Mothman. Any other urban or local legend may also take the place of said removed Confederate statues, in the stead of Mothman. Remove the racist, oppressive legacy of the confederacy, and promote the legacy of Mothman and other urban legends across American cities. Racism has no place, and must not persist further, and ridding America of the last traces of Confederate leaders is a step in the right direction. Celebrate folklore. Dismantle racism.