A blue-checkmarked “Egyptologist” on Twitter is using her prominent Twitter following to give violent rioters tutorials – complete with illustrations – on how to destroy monuments as massive protests across the nation continue to leave a string of bloody bodies and decimated businesses in their wake.
“PSA For ANYONE who might be interested in how to pull down an obelisk safely from an Egyptologist who never ever in a million years thought this advice might come in handy,” Sarah Parcak, who's employed as a professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham, began on Twitter.
PSA For ANYONE who might be interested in how to pull down an obelisk* safely from an Egyptologist who never ever in a million years thought this advice might come in handy— Sarah Parcak (@indyfromspace) June 1, 2020
*might be masquerading as a racist monument I dunno
What followed was a lengthy description of how a large group of people might successfully pull down a large obelisk monument, including instructions on how many people you’ll need, what angles you should pull from and at what speed.
She also advised rioters on what they should do after they’ve effectively defaced and destroyed public property.
“Then celebrate. Because #BlackLivesMatter and good riddance to any obelisks pretending to be ancient Egyptian obelisks when they are in fact celebrating racism and white nationalism,” she wrote.
“But of course this is entirely all hypothetical,” Parcak added, following a hand-drawn illustration of how to pull down a statue.
Lest rioters get confused – given their habit of not making a distinction between actual subjects of their rage and ordinary property owned by innocent people – Parcak asked that rioters “PLEASE DO NOT PULL DOWN ACTUAL ANCIENT EGYPTIAN OBELISKS” and “ALSO PLEASE DO NOT PULL DOWN WASHINGTON MONUMENT” as they’re targeting statues for destruction.