Move over Confederate memorials because Columbus statues are also hated as a crime.
Donald Trump pointed out that the Leftist iconoclasm wouldn’t end with Confederate memorials and the left is now opposing and vandalizing Christopher Columbus statues, proving his point.
That didn’t take long.
Everyone knows that the discovery of the New World was problematic. Slavery, which Western Christendom had abolished, came back with a vengeance with the rise of nation states seeking wealth. It took a long time to deal with that evil.
But the discovery of the New World represented a great blessing to the world (blessings that are for people of all colors) and Christopher Columbus himself had do display a great deal of courage to make it happen.
So naturally Liberals want to scapegoat Columbus statues for racism.
The Detroit Free Press reports, “Dozens demonstrate in Detroit against white supremacy, Christopher Columbus.”
Along with railing against Columbus, the demonstrators denounced water shutoffs in Detroit, gentrification in and around downtown, and the proliferation of downtown security cameras. They also cursed the names of Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert.[…]
“Christopher Columbus has a real disturbing legacy in the United States,” said demonstrator Antonio Cosme. “He’s a central central narrative to white nationalism. He’s one of the key figures in this whole Western identity. This whole idea that the civilization of the world started in England, that it started in France, that it started in Germany.”
“Instead of making it Columbus Day, we want to make it indigenous and African peoples day,” Cosme said.
But it’s not just Detroit. Here’s the Great Stupidity in Columbus, Ohio:
And in Houston, some resorted to vandalism:
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