Noting the outrage from the left, over statues, flags, history, & a desire to 'fundamentally transform' America into a socialist nanny state, i could not help but notice the similarities between these acts, & similar ones from the past. Included IN this repetition of history, or at least the rhymes, are some tidbits of history i find to be both ironic & pertinent. Alfred Nobel, the founder of the 'Nobel Peace Prize', was the inventor of dynamite, which has killed more people in bombs & heavy artillery than gunpowder. After dynamite was invented, in the mid 1800s, it became the method of choice, for the ideologue, activist, terrorist, & disenchanted sociopath. The perpetrators of these acts claim to promote peace, but all they do is destroy & kill. New York City has a monument to Nobel in Theodore Roosevelt park. It has not been disturbed, to my knowledge. Dynamite was used in the 'May Day Red Terror Plot', in 1919, where mail bombs were sent off en masse to various recipients. 'The Thinker', a statue by Rodin, was the target of the Weather Underground, a left wing radical group, who bombed it in 1970. Thinking, evidently, is not an approved activity, for leftist radicals. The then secretary of the Navy, Franklin Roosevelt, was nearly killed when a bomb targeting the house of AG Mitchell Palmer exploded. Almost all of the bombings by 'terrorists' (before the islamists took over that activity), were marxist/anarchist sympathizers. These anarchist/marxists were very successful, in promoting 'The Propaganda of the Deed', for a while: 1881: the assassination of Russian Tsar Alexander II, by the group Narodnaya Volya 1894: the assassination of the French president Marie-Francois Sadi Carnot 1894: Bombing of Greenwich Observatory in London 1901: the assassination of American president William McKinley in September 1901, by an anarchist, Leon Czolgosz. Now, we have a new generation of Marxists, cranked out regularly from progressive Indoctrination centers, who think they are 'new!' and 'cutting edge' in their words, thoughts, & deeds. But they are not. They merely rhyme with the destructors of old, & only present the same old repackaged, worn out slogans, & unoriginal violence.