ONCE THEY START TEARING DOWN THE STATUES – Many might indeed be cheering, for many different reasons, as the statues of Confederate soldiers and politicians are coming down – or, better still, being pulled down by mobs – but remember: the radicals’ objectives aren’t neatly confined to the years 1861-65:
Hundreds of activists gathered at the American Museum of Natural History on Monday to take down the “racist” statue of Theodore Roosevelt and an urgent call to rename Columbus Day.
More than 200 people cheered outside the museum as activists covered the statue of Roosevelt on horseback flanked by an African American and Native American on either side and demanded it be ultimately removed.
“A stark embodiment of the white supremacy that Roosevelt himself espoused and promoted,” the group explained in a statement. “The statue is seen as an affront to all who pass it on entering the museum, but especially to African and Native Americans.”
Activists from the groups NYC Stands with Standing Rock and Decolonize This Place organized the protest to draw attention to the museum’s encouragement of racist tropes, and implored New York City to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day.
For the hard left, which animates the antifa “movement”, just about everything and everyone in the past is suspect. It’s difficult to point to many major historical figures, which couldn’t be – and hasn’t been – accused of racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, bigotry, oppression or any number of other modern thought crimes. The far left activists aren’t merely fighting the fascists, meaning actual neo-Nazis; to them, we are all fascists. Today, they are tearing down Confederate statues, tomorrow they will come for your favourite president.