We don’t know exactly who broke the Venus de Milo, but we know who will break it now if they get the chance. The same leftists who tore down statues in America and vandalized European paintings. Now they’re accusing the famous armless statue of white supremacy.
It is made out of white marble after all.
NYU professor Nicholas Mirzoeff has written a book, White Sight: Visual Politics and Practices of Whiteness, explaining that “classic works of art, face masks, or drones”, “cultural icons such as sculptures of Apollo Belvedere and Venus de Milo” and “Confederate monuments” were all propping up ‘whiteness’.
The British academic/highly paid vandal subsidized by the usual leftist foundations declares that he “has been active in the movement to take down statues commemorating settler colonialism and/or white supremacy”.
He demands a “strike against white sight” in which ” white-identified people join a strike against white sight” that Indians, “black and other people of color have been engaged in for centuries.”
And then it’s back to the cultural vandalism.
“Monuments and statues embody that way of seeing. Removing some of them has been an interim success for the strike against white sight.”
Removing statues. What a nice way of describing cultural mass destruction by ideological vandals.
And what of the Venus de Milo?
As it turns out the statue has been a target of racists for some time with complaints about its whiteness. A Forbes article claims that the, “whiteness of ancient Greek statuary has been weaponized by racists”. A magazine rants about “Whiteness, Sculpture, Historical Inaccuracy, and Colonialism”.
In a deranged racist environment in which milk is treated as a symptom of whiteness and therefore racism, such academic behavior is the new normal.
A statue of white marble must be racist. It’s white after all, isn’t it?