Kevin Williamson is my favorite current events writer, and it’s because of posts like this. Kevin takes on the cancellation mania of the moment, which has now seeped into calls for renaming entire cities. After pointing out the utter absurdity of it all and how far it will need to be taken to satisfy the modern Jacobins, he concludes on this note:
Given all the murder and ignorance and such, it is difficult to imagine that St. Louis’s namesake tops the list of St. Louis’s problems. But that relationship surely tops the list of Louis IX’s problems. Like Jack Kennedy and that godawful airport, Louis IX deserves a better monument. If the United States of America has no place for him and his kind, then so much the worse for us.