Is That An Angry Mob Coming Our Way?
Most contemporary people are not magical thinkers who believe that an effigy of a person is invested with that person’s actual presence or power....
But worldwide, people still go to some trouble to topple, deface, or destroy images of folks whose authority they don’t appreciate.
(Though on some occasions, apparently the US marines are there to stir things up for a photo op)
Decapitating the authority figure is cathartic and empowering, no doubt.
If only my kids could install a lawfully elected democratic government to run things after deposing their leaders.
Less bickering that way.