People are destroying statues because they want to eradicate the past. Will that help? If there are no statues of slavers will the world cease to be racist? If Baden Powell's statue is removed, what will it do to our views about Nazis?
Maybe we should study history instead of abolishing it.
Steve Turner (Christian poet) wrote: "History repeats itself: has to; no one listens".
Jesus said, "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous, and you say, “If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.” Thus you testify against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the prophets. (Matthew 23: 29-31).
Just think about that!