Someone called Jeff responded on Twitter, claiming that Kevin and others were missing the point.
Yes the picture is incorrect but doesn't subtract from all the other memorials the BLM movement did vandalize.And someone called James argued that
BLM is still a group that doesn't give a damn about America and that is trying to destroy everything that it stands for. So it wouldn't have surprised me in the least if they had done that since it's in keeping with who they are and how they think.
Jeff and James don't seem bothered by the fact that the story is fabricated, because in their eyes it confirms some deeper truth. A
truthin which one memorial is the same as another memorial, in which an act in 2016 described by locals as
having no sense of historyis conflated with a series of acts motivated by an acute sense of historical injustice, and in which any attack on the symbols of this historical injustice counts as
destroying everything America stands for.
Michel Foucault argued that each society had its
regime of truth.
The possibility exists for fiction to function in truth, for a fictional discourse to induce effects of truth, and for bringing it about that a true discourse engenders orFoucaultmanufacturessomething that does not as yet exist.
Michel Foucault, “The History of Sexuality,” in Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings 1972–77, ed. Colin Gordon, trans. Colin Gordon, Leo Marshall, JohnMepham, Kate Soper (New York: Pantheon, 1980), p. 193
Daniel Funke, Vietnam memorial was not vandalized by Black Lives Matter protesters (PolitiFact, 4 June 2020)
Daniele Lorenzini, What is a
Regime of Truth? (Le Foucaldien, 1(1), 1. 2015) http://doi.org/10.16995/lefou.2