The Mob Desecrates Ex-Slave’s Statue | Blog Posts

Vandals at work:

In Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, the monument to Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, is defaced in the name of social justice:

In early September 1575, Cervantes and Rodrigo left Naples on the galley Sol; as they approached Barcelona on 26 September, their ship was captured by Ottoman pirates, and the brothers taken to Algiers. Rodrigo was ransomed in 1577, but his family could not afford the fee for Cervantes, who was forced to remain. Turkish historian Rasih Nuri İleri found evidence suggesting Cervantes worked on the construction of the Kılıç Ali Pasha Complex, which means he spent at least part of his captivity in Istanbul.

This may be the first time in history that anyone but a few disgruntled nobles took the hammer to Miguel de C.

Of course, he was a white guy.

Oh, by the way: Facebook would not accept this link, told me if violates “community standards.” I tried to set them straight, but probably failed.

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