Christopher Columbus Statues Under Attack in the US
Statues of Christopher Columbus have come under attack since the protests and riots began.
According to The Hill:
Statues of Christopher Columbus were targeted by protesters in Massachusetts and Virginia on Tuesday night in an act of solidarity with indigenous peoples.
The 8-foot-tall memorial to the explorer in Richmond, Va., was pulled down with ropes and dragged roughly 200 yards to nearby Landing at Foundation Lake, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. It was also reportedly briefly lit on fire.
The base of the statue was covered in graffiti, and protesters held signs reading “This land is Powhatan land” and “Columbus represents genocide.”
A makeshift headstone poster was also placed in front of the sunken statute in the water that read, “Racism. You will not be missed.”
BREAKING: A statue of Christopher Columbus in Byrd Park has been removed by protesters and dragged into the lake. This is a developing story. pic.twitter.com/yFjiUdPTMk
— WTVR CBS 6 Richmond (@CBS6) June 10, 2020
Critics have said that his journey jumpstarted the North American slave trade and the colonization of indigenous peoples.
Luckily the people protesting have 500 years of information and growth that helps them feel morally superior.
Slavery was horrible and cruel but nothing today can change what the slaves had to endure back then. If slaves had not been brought to America their ancestors would have likely died in local tribal wars or their descendants would be starving today in squalid living conditions . . .
The insanity of allowing mindless terrorism to continue in this country must be STOPPED!!!
WE need to arrest all the people and put them into a Prison Camp for 20 years.
We need to arrest all these people and put them into a Prison Camp for 20 years.
It is a crime to willfully destroy government property and city leaders who allow this to continue are cowards for not arresting the perpetrators. It seems that we have too many gutless politicians who seem to be afraid of their own shadow. Sadly, schools no longer teach American history, human beings are not perfect and we learned from mistakes of the past.
As long as Pelosi and Schumer and the rest of the demented , Democratic Party are in office we probably will see more of this vile and disgusting behavior !!
If they do this, what next Mt Rushmore
If we don’t put an end to this nonsense we are going under.
Dredging up the past 200 years is complete BS.
I see black entertainers, movie stars, TV Stars, icons, athletes, billionaires and on and on and on.
Get a life and live it for God’s sake.
Gee I guess they do not know that the tribes had made slaves out of the ones they defeated in battle . oh I forgot schools don’t teach history (or Civics) anymore. Since they are so woke, maybe they sho0uld all leave here and go to anywhere but here. Don’t let to door hit you on the way out.
this country have changed from the land of the free to the land of the idiots, thanks to the demcrats take over of the educatio system.J
I am completely against the protests and believe they need to be stopped. They are not about George Floyd, they are Antifa related groups that wish to destroy America. That said via research and said by many, Napoleon included that ” History is written by the winners of wars” This is so true as well as the fact that history is erased and rewritten over and over again. I would venture to say that less than half the history we are taught is the truth. Via the Spaniards own accounts of what happened when they came to the new world ( Not founders ,conquerors ) they found marvelous civilizations that greeted them with food and festivities. A very passive and loving group with over one hundred million people living from Mexico to South America. After their initial visits what they did make Hitler and the Nazis look like boy scouts. They committed genocide and murdered every man, woman and child with no regard to life. Within 5 years 95% of all these magnificent societies were murdered, or taken into slavery. History has taught us to falsely admire a tyrant who announced his intentions to conquer for the King and Pope before there slaughter at each city. One can read the American Holocaust or 1491 to get started. Slavery as we know it is a different story more involving North America which again like all of our history is full of lies. The slaves they took that were sent on ships mostly died of diseases the Spaniards and there animals carried. The rest that were put into slavery were used to continue the Spanish plunder for Gold till they all died. Reading what they did to the Natives made my stomach turn, of course most of European countries as well as others had no problem wiping out entire cultures and replacing them with their own which is the case of all the Americas and many other nations.
No statues, in any state or any place in America. should be torn down They are a part of our history, and, yes, there was the Civil War, but again, that is part of our history. Every day, I see posts like this and it disgusts me. All of this is the story of how America came to be. Grow up, and face it, there is no doubt that many of your ancestors came from another state or country. In fact, Trump’s wife and son, are not American citizen, nor were her parents. Her parents just received citizenship a few years ago.
Rather than continuing to cry about slavery that no one alive today had anything to do with, why not turn all this negative energy around to do something positive for your people and for a country that brought you freedom. Face it, most of you were born in the US and none of your ancestors were slaves. Racism is used as an excuse to riot, tear down statues, burn businesses, and injure or kill people who get in their way. I do not condone what happened to Mr. Floyd and I believe the officers involved should be prosecuted. However, I don’t believe that Mr. Floyd should be put on a pedestal. He was a criminal and a drug user. He had spent several stints in prison. He certainly wasn’t as pure as the driven snow as people would like you to believe. Actually, if you look at most of the perpetrators that end up dead as a result of police involvement, many or most of them do something stupid during the arrest process. They are criminals and they just want to escape police custody. If the police are defunded or dissolved completely, what’s going to happen to all the innocent people who can’t defend themselves. What’s going to happen to the neighborhoods where crime is the way of life. Shootings take place everyday. It’s going to be like “The Purge” which is pretty scary. I really hope the left thinks about this before anything is put into place.