Disclosure: I find Chris Matthews thoroughly annoying. Thoroughly! But this is about the Mt. Rushmore promo, not about the shil.
The Mt. Rushmore promo at its very best is insensitive toward violation of the natural environment — at its very best. Beyond that? It celebrates cynically broken treaties, theft of land from indigenous peoples, desecration of holy places. For what purpose? Greed. Racism. A sense of entitled superiority.
To Chris Matthews? Mt. Rushmore is a symbol of America’s greatness, a tribute to great men (sic!). To me? It’s a national embarrassment. What do you think? Why?
Postscript: Teddy Roosevelt, the great champion of preserving the natural environment, has his massive image stamped on a terrible desecration of the natural environment. I wonder how he’d feel about that?