Someone destroyed Baltimore’s 200-year-old monument to Christopher Columbus with a sledgehammer this morning.
Nobody was bothered by these historical monuments when Barack Obama was president. Now that Donald Trump is president, they’re offensive. The hate is strong from the left.
How is smashing the statue of the explorer who discovered America going to help black people living in ghettos? Maybe they should stop voting Democrat as I did and things might improve for them.
The status read: “Sacred to the Memory of Chris. Columbus Oct. XII MDCC VIIIC.“
Source: Baltimore Brew
In the video, one person smashes the monument with a sledge hammer as another holds a sign. An unidentified narrator explains why the action was being taken:
“Christopher Columbus symbolizes the initial invasion of European capitalism into the Western Hemisphere. Columbus initiated a centuries-old wave of terrorism, murder, genocide, rape, slavery, ecological degradation and capitalist exploitation of labor in the Americas. That Columbian wave of destruction continues on the backs of Indigenous, African-American and brown people.
“Racist monuments to slave owners and murderers have always bothered me. Baltimore’s poverty is concentrated in African-American households, and these statues are just an extra slap in the face. They were built in the 20th century in response to a movement for African Americans’ human dignity. What kind of a culture goes to such lengths to build such hate-filled monuments? What kind of a culture clings to those monuments in 2017?”
Just under two minutes, the video was posted on the YouTube channel, Popular Resistance. It appears to have been filmed early this morning.
There are two other monuments to Columbus in Baltimore, one located at Druid Hill Park, the other at the edge of Little Italy.
It was unclear this morning if they had been vandalized as well.
Whites are the largest demographic of welfare and government assistance recipients, that happen to live in red states. Those statues have nothing to do with poverty, nor the millions more of whites living in poverty than blacks.
Funny how this destruction of statutes that have nothing to do with Confederate. Just another cop out! It’s just an excuse to vandalize and throw tantrums.
I think that this kind of behavior is going to result in far more racism than we had before. Now that we realize there are whole swaths of the populace who feel no common purpose and history as Americans but who are permanently angry and aggrieved at the rest of us. They will not be placated short of the rest of us renouncing our history–and actually, not even then.
Be mad at the Democratic Party, the party of slavery and the KKK for perpetuating the victim mentality for well over a 100 years, not some statues.
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