TheHill.com reports that
A statue depicting former President Theodore Roosevelt located in front of New York’s Museum of Natural History will be taken down due to concerns about the statue’s racist depictions.
The New York Times reported that museum staff and city officials have come to an agreement to take down the statue, which depicts the former president on horseback leading two figures on foot, one Native American and on African American.
“Over the last few weeks, our museum community has been profoundly moved by the ever-widening movement for racial justice that has emerged after the killing of George Floyd,” the museum’s president Ellen Futter told the Times. “We have watched as the attention of the world and the country has increasingly turned to statues as powerful and hurtful symbols of systemic racism.
“Simply put, the time has come to move it,” she continued.
Mayor Bill de Blasio Bill de BlasioThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Trump under fire as SCOTUS, Bolton deal blows New York City woman to file M lawsuit after arrest for improperly wearing face maskThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Bolton book rocks WashingtonMORE (D) confirmed the statue’s removal in a statement to the Times.
“The American Museum of Natural History has asked to remove the Theodore Roosevelt statue because it explicitly depicts Black and Indigenous people as subjugated and racially inferior,” de Blasio said. “The City supports the Museum’s request. It is the right decision and the right time to remove this problematic statue.”
The statue’s removal follows efforts by protesters around the country to tear down statues depicting Confederate figures as well as others depicting other figures from history such as Christopher Columbus, the explorer credited with discovering America for European powers who is controversial due to his role in the Atlantic slave trade.
“Racist”, my hindquarters.
If expecting immigrants to become a part of “The Great American Melting Pot”, then all of use average Americans living in America’s Heartland are as guilty as ol’ Teddy was.
We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birth-place or origin.
But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. . . We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people. – President Teddy Roosevelt
The Communist Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, needs to be tarred and feathered and shipped to a gulag in Siberia, along with every single member of Anitfa and the Marxists of Black Lives Matter.
To quote the late, great Slim Pickens as Mr. Taggart in a movie which these “woke” useful idiots will probably call for banning any day now, “Blazing Saddles”,
“What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is a’goin’ on here?”
Just like the Bolsheviks of the Russian Revolution, the Brown Shirts of the Third Reich, and the barbarous butchers of ISIS, These New Fascists want the history of the country which they want to take over erased because it threatens their brainwashing of the citizenry.
Our shared history as a Sovereign Nation reminds Americans of where we came from and provides us insight into the present road we are traveling toward a possible future.
What we are witnessing, is a generation of Americans who were taught to be ashamed to be Americans, lashing out like petulant children, destroying reminders of a history which they have been brainwashed into hating.
Their actions, which the overwhelming majority of Americans, find disgusting and revolting, help them to self-identify as “agents of change”…when in reality they are “useful idiots” being controlled by those who wish to turn our Constitutional Republic into a Marxist nation.
By shaming people in positions of corporate and political power into “virtue signaling” their repentance over being something that they never have been, these new fascists are attempting to add clout to their numbers and to legitimize their violent and destructive actions.
Do those of you, in my generation, remember seeing pictures in high school or college of the citizens of Poland when the Nazis came marching into Warsaw?
They were forced to thrust their arms up in a Nazi salute. However, if you looked at their faces, they were sobbing over the loss of their individual freedom and their sovereignty as a free nation.
If we do not stand together as a free people against these bullying new fascists, our fate will be no better that any country before us who has bowed to bullies who have tried to “radically change” their Sovereign Nations into something that they were never meant to be.
It is time for Americans to say “THAT’S ENOUGH”!!!
Until He Comes,