Toppling Statues

Ignorance is slavery. Knowledge is empowerment. And the truth will set you free.

Toppling statues and burning books do not change the past, they simply obscure it.

Rewriting narratives may alter perceptions, but it does not change facts.

If we do not learn the facts, do not learn from history.

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

In Christchurch stands a single statue known as a Moai: A gift from Rapa Nui.

We can learn much from this statue

Christchurch Moai, formerly at the Arts Centre, but post-quake situated at the back of the University of Canterbury car park.

Hundreds of years ago Rapa Nui was a nation divided.

The Short-Ears rebelled against the Long-Ears and toppled their statues. Torn apart from inside, the island and it’s inhabitants were easy prey to the conquerors that came from without. Slavery and disease ravaged the population. “divide and conquer”.

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Now, in more enlightened times, descendants of Long-Ear and Short-Ear alike, work and live together, and Rapa Nui is world famous for statues, now re-erected, that tell of the skill and labour and extraordinary knowledge of those ancient ancestors. The bad blood and the warfare is all part of the tale these statues tell by their mere presence. While occasional disagreements occur between the native islanders and their Chilean governors, negotiations are thankfully devoid of violence.

The statues stand again, but past wounds are healed.

Let us learn from history:

United we stand, divided we fall.

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Martin Harris

I have a lovely partner and 3 very active youngsters. We live in the earthquake ravaged Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch, New Zealand. I began commenting/posting on Uncensored back in early 2012 looking for discussion and answers on the cause and agendas relating to our quakes. I have always maintained an interest in ancient mysteries, UFOs, hidden agendas, geoengineering and secret societies and keep a close eye on current world events. Since 2013 I have been an active member of community, being granted admin status and publishing many blogs and discussion threads. At this time I'm now helping out with admin and moderation duties here at Uncensored where my online "life" began.

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