Leftists smash Confederate statue In Durham, North Carolina
A leftist mob tore down and smashed a Confederate memorial in response to the violence this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, a video out of Durham, North Carolina on Monday showed.
Published: August 16, 2017, 11:43 am
The group of around 100 people had put a nylon rope around the statue to pull it down as onlookers cheered. Mobsters then proceed to kick the statue while chanting “No Trump! No KKK! No Fascist USA!” In a scene reminiscent of angry Bolsheviks, the mob also spat on it and flipped it off. Police were nowhere near the vandals.
The memorial was erected in 1924 and features a Confederate soldier holding a rifle along with an inscription reading “in memory of the boys who wore the gray”. Protesters posed for photographs on the fallen statue they shared on social media, visibly proud of the piece of American history they illegally destroyed.
Meanwhile in Lexington, Kentucky, it was officially announced Sunday that the removal of Confederate statues in the city would proceed post haste. Those who fought for the Confederacy is bad because that regime is “American Nazism,” said MSNBC host Chris Hayes.
Georgia Democrats renewed their call to blow up the face of Stone Mountain in the US that depicts Confederate generals, similarly to the Taliban blowing up colossal Buddhas carved into cliffs in Afghanistan.
The United States government however has long continued to honor Native American war chiefs who had killed thousands of white Americans. But it appears that white Southerners aren’t allowed to honor their heritage, unlike Native Americans.
President Trump pointed out the likelihood at his noisy press conference on Tuesday, that Thomas Jefferson or George Washington could be next. Statues to Jefferson, the third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, have already attracted demands for removal from college campuses. And what about the Jefferson Monument in Washington, DC, or George Washington himself?
Washington owned slaves and approved the Naturalization Act of 1790 that restricted citizenship to “free white men.” He also earned the nickname “Town Destroyer” from the Iroquois because he fought against Indian tribes.
Jefferson also owned slaves and is widely believed to have had a relationship with one of the women he kept as property, but considered that blacks were inherently inferior to whites. Jefferson also opposed granting citizenship to African-Americans and thought that America couldn’t survive as a multiracial democracy.
Additionally, he described Native Americans as “merciless Indian savages” in the Declaration.
Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents in American history, also had strong racial views, even though he did not own slaves. For nearly all of his political career, Lincoln was against granting blacks citizenship. In the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates, the future president argued against the idea that blacks and whites were equal.
Lincoln said during one of the debates: “There is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.”
Theodore Roosevelt, like Lincoln, did not own slaves, but he also did not believe in the equality of races. Roosevelt supported imperialism on the basis that the “civilized” races should rule.
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