A group of protesters in Baltimore spent their 4th of July using ropes to pull down a statue of Christopher Columbus in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood – tossing it into the Inner Harbor.
— spencer compton (@spencercompton) July 5, 2020
Protesters took down the Columbus statue in Baltimore’s Little Italy tonight. Like took it down hard.
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) July 5, 2020
The statue, dedicated in 1984, is the latest monument to be destroyed in what President Trump dubbed the “left-wing cultural revolution” by “angry mobs.”
According to the Baltimore Sun, the Columbus statue has been the site of a wreath-laying ceremony right before the annual Columbus Day parade, which, in 2019 was replaced with the Italian Heritage Festival.
Republican state delegates and Italian-American activists held a press conference at the statue last month to ask Gov. Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young to preserve and protect the memorials, following activists’ comments about pulling down the monuments themselves and the introduction of a City Council bill this week to rename one of them in honor of victims of police violence.
The downed statue is one of three monuments to Columbus in Baltimore. –Baltimore Sun
Perhaps some thoughts by Matt Taibbi are worth repeating (via SubStack):
Much of America has watched in quizzical silence in recent weeks as crowds declared war on an increasingly incoherent succession of historical symbols. Maybe you nodded as Confederate general Albert Pike was toppled or even when Christopher Columbus was beheaded, but it got a little weird when George Washington was emblazoned with “Fuck Cops” and set on fire, or when they went after Ulysses S. Grant, abolitionist Colonel Hans Christian Heg, “Forward,” (a seven-foot-tall female figure meant to symbolize progress), the Portland, Oregon “Elk statue,” or my personal favorite, the former slave Miguel de Cervantes, whose cheerful creations Don Quixote and Sancho Panza were apparently mistaken for reals and had their eyes lashed red in San Francisco.
— Michelle Alfini (@MichelleAlf) June 24, 2020
Was a What the Fuck? too much to ask? It was! In the space of a few weeks the level of discourse in the news media dropped so low, the fear of being shamed as a deviationist so high, that most of the weirder incidents went uncovered. Leading press organs engaged in real-time Soviet-style airbrushing. Here’s how the Washington Post described a movement that targeted Spanish missionary Junipero Serra, Abraham Lincoln (a “single-handed symbol of white supremacy,” according to UW-Madison students), an apple cider press sculpture, abolitionist Mathias Baldwin, and the first all-Black volunteer regiment in the Civil War, among others.
Stupid white people.
Why use “white” people? Why not just say stupid people?
Paul, pretty sure I saw some niggers there too.
I’m glad these idiots are photographing themselves doing this destruction now that Trump has given the O.K. to go after these punks and prosecute them a with crime. Makes it easier for the F.B.I. to identify them.
All of this destruction condoned & promoted by the demiocRAT party !!!
This is happening because it’s being allowed! What has happened to the backbone of America?
For people who claim to be sick of racism, you sure are hypocritical by making a point to use (white) people!
The racist ones or the ones running around destroying everything.
Lets just hope that Barr/Durham release their findings in time to derail these leftest liberals….I figure late August would be perfect timing.
Barr, and Durham, have already found enough to put Obama in prison for life! They aren’t going to do anything but read us the list of crimes committed by Democrats right before they say, “we are not recommending any jail time!”
I am do happy to see the faces of these idiots as it will allow the feds a great opportunity to get them arrested. However, it never should have been allowed in the first place. Authorities have got to respond quicker and better.
We have become passivists after decades of tolerance towards African Americans! We try to give them everything they want, and instead of thanking us, they want more! African Americans used to march, and cry for equal-rights, so we give them equal-rights, then they cry for more! It’s a never ending, revolving cry that has nothing to do with civil-rights, it’s a cry because they are black, and we aren’t, it’s a psychological issue that I don’t think they understand, they get all the rights we do, but it’s never enough! They cry of anger because they hate themselves for being black
As an Italian American i am sick and tired of these clueless people who continue to tear down our American heritage. Did Hershel Walker get any offers to fly these people to another country ???? Most likely not they want to make everybody unhappy here. Imagine if it was China the bastards would be shot then for sure it would stop !!!!!!
Who suppose to stop this stupidity? Don’t like this country anymore – get out!
As far as I concerned tearing down a beautiful statue should be considered a “hate” crime. A “hate” crime against America and they should be prosecuted and sent to jail.
We, have become spoiled! We lack motivation, or is it just that we just don’t care anymore? Have we been brainwashed? We are Citizens of America who allow others to walk all over us! Cowards! Sitting and watching bad actors destroy our nation as if I’d doesn’t matter, will you sit quietly when they are inside your home?
Our Forefathers acted, they stood up, we wouldn’t be here had they not! Why give the DNC backed thugs the satisfaction? I can’t fight them all by myself! What do I do? Turn into cowards like you? Where are the proud Americans, who will join me? I don’t want to just sit, and watch the destruction of my Country! God help you cowards!
Stupid -stupid-stupid what a world we all live in hope the vandals will be well taken care of if you know what I mean get their just deserts just wish they would knock on my door over and see what will be waiting for them
The reason for history is so you do not repeat it. Sadly liberal democrats pushing socialism seem to not learn even when history is right in their faces. Venezuela is a prime example of what happens to a prospering nation when socialism takes over. Citizens become so poor they start to starve and resort to eating pets and rats. Why? Because NO ONE WANTS TO WORK TO SUPPORT OTHERS. If it is free then everyone should get free thus no one works and let’s be honest, the only free the government has to give is what they take from those who work but once those who work decide they prefer to get it all free too, well there is nothing to give and that folks is how socialism really works. That is why the citizens of Venezuela are starving and eating rats to survive but the government officials are doing great. They have what little there is and they don’t share because then they will be forced to eat rats and we all know that the dictators are never going to lower themselves to the level of the slaves they created through socialism.
We have families walking from their country to America fleeing Socialism, so then the Democrats welcome them in with open arms, and taxpayer money! What do they say? Welcome to America, home of freedom, we are doing all we can to make America a socialist Country like the one you are fleeing?
Those animals are evil. Christoper Columbus is our history. Put those evil SOBs in jail for a prison sentence of 10 yeas
The Romans killed My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! The Son of God! After the Sanhedrin insisted that they do so! Horrible acts, God sent His Son Jesus into this sinful world He Created, to die for our sins!
Think about that for a minute! So the Jews, forced the Romans, to kill Gods Son, God knowingly sent Jesus to die for our sins! God did not have to do this, He could have stopped it, what does that tell you?
God, is in total control, He loved us that much! We cannot understand Gods Ways, His infinite wisdom, is above any possibility of a human being understanding! When the things on earth are overwhelming, when we can’t come up with a logical explanation, remember, God is in control! All God requires of us is faith in Him!
Liberal Logic is an oxymoron! How long do we put up with complete idiots destroying our Country? You can’t talk to idiots! The DNC is public enemy #1. There should not be a Democrat party! The DNC gave up all their credibility when they knowingly put a foreign born Obama in office! They say if you think Obama wasn’t born in America, you are a birther! Is Harvard a birther? Harvard listed both Obama Sr. and Obama Jr. as Kenya born!
Cut off the monkeys money, Get rid of George Soros.
Stock up on your Ammo.
The DNC is full of anarchists, our division began when Obama was fraudulently inaugurated! These issues began with Obama!
We should jail every person in a position to enforce the law that knowingly ignored crimes committed by HRC and Obama, and his administration!
9) Ayers & Dorn
10) Soros & sons
19) The Ohrs
20)The entire DNC!
Jail these people, and clean out the Universities, clean out Chicago, rid our Country of Communists and America Haters! Offer them a one way ticket out, if the refuse, jail them! These people use our perks to educate themselves with the intent of destroying America when they get into a position to do so!
Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn manufactured Obama! Ayers parents put Obama through Harvard as a foreign student! Obama was never issued a SS#! Uncle Sam does not miss a birth! You can’t be born in America or at least back then without a target on your head, they want those taxes! Obama had a SS# belonging to a man dead a hundred years ago! Stand up to Obama! He is nothing but a glorified hood rat!
Obama’s Presidency wasn’t great event, he is half-white, and 100% Nigger! Obama’s Presidency was a crime spree! Biden is a nigger too! There is a lot of people, black and white that are niggers! Obama is king nigger! HRC is queen nigger!
Bill Barr, and Durham, have an obligation to prosecute the people who committed crimes they discovered in their investigation! If they fail to jail just one, they become criminals by not doing their duty! Just as Comey did!
Democrat thugs pilling our country. There should be no democrat party in this country
Remember what Coach Cal always says, it is, what it is!
We have to stop this madness, the longer we wait, the worse it’s gonna get, like mowing the lawn! Nancy Pelosi is a side show, in and of herself! A complete fool, she should feel totally humiliated by her actions, but she can’t, that’s how far gone she is! Adam Schiff, wow! Schumer, this guy raped his 16 year old daughters best friend, look at him now, a walking, talking, example of a criminal too big to jail. The DNC chanted “not too big to jail” lol that is the kettle calling the pot black!
The DNC is a criminal organization! They have manipulated the African Americans since President Johnson said this “ These blacks are getting too uppity, we need to give them something, not a lot, but just enough to calm them down! Why, I’ll have those niggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years!”
That was President Lyndon Johnson (D) Texas!
Andrew Johnson (D) Tennessee became POTUS when President Lincoln was assassinated, he took away the 40-acres and a mule, program!
Al Sharpton won’t tell you that!
I wish it could have toppled on top of a bunch of these greasy bastards and took them out….SON-OF-A-BITCHES THEY ARE.
For way too long we have tolerated African Americans antics because some white people are scared of black people, and that to me is pathetic! Slavery was wrong! I am not condoning slavery, it should never have gone on, but it did, no living person today was a slave in America, no living person in America today was a white person owning slaves! Please get over it! I’ve heard the blacks cry about this my entire life! My ancestors were Scottish, they lived under tyranny too! We are here together, and many white men died to end slavery, that is the biggest sacrifice you can make! Do they thank us? NO! They hate us! They bite the hand that feeds them! END THIS HATRED!!!
Africans, in Africa caught their own people, and sold them to the Dutch who went up and down the shipping lanes selling, and profiting from Africans sold by their own people! The Rockefeller’s used slaves, many Chinese, and Africans, and Zuckerberg is a Rockefeller! He changed his name! Why aren’t African Americans boycotting FACEBOOK? The Bilderberg’s, the wealthiest families in the world were slave owners, slave traders, Soros is a Jew, he changed his name to flee concentration camps after aiding the Nazi’s kill his own people, a perfect example of power using people then turning on them afterwards! Just what Soros will do to you!
This trash deserves a long prison sentence at hard labor! A life sentence is appropriate for such trash!
Bill Clinton was a man in power that could have stopped Epstein! Should have stopped Epstein!
What did he do? Well, he ignored the travesty, being the sick-twisted, human being he is, he had sex with the children that Epstein provided! He ignored the horrific crime, and partook in the opportunity to feed his sick lust! Stop protecting this sick piece of shit!
I would almost bet the farm, on Epstein’s old lady getting killed while in jail. If they allow her to be killed, after the spotlight being on her and her old man, after he was murdered in jail, we would be witnesses to no doubt, the most brazen powerful people above the law, DEMOCRATS!
President Trump was not told about a story that the Russians were putting bounties on American Soldiers! The People below the President are trained experts in the intelligent gathering, and the military leaders under the President are trained to do what they do! These people are not bumbling idiots, if the military leaders were aware of this happening, they, themselves would have raised hell about it to the President, as they should! They did not do that, these men in charge would do so if credible!
The actions, and crimes, treason-committed by the DNC, are stacked a mile high! They knowingly put a foreign born Obama in the White House, that is treason, committed by the DNC! A coup to overthrow the United States Government by the politicians who make the laws in our Country! Just because they attack people who dare bring it up, and call them BIRTHERS doesn’t make the fact of what they did, go away! Are we really that simple?
Obama was flat broke when he was candidate Obama, they took a street anarchist from Chicago, cleaned him up, and put him in a nice suit, made him a background, and with the assistance of the DNC, put a Constitutionally- ineligible, glorified hood rat, in the Oval Office! Now, Obama has purchased two properties with a mansion on them! A pathological liar, a Kenyan born, fraud!
The DNC has zero credibility, and the Vice President of that fraud Obama, is running for President now! We are insane if we allow Biden, who publicly admitted to the quid pro quo he demanded of the Ukraine to fire a lawyer sitting on a board of a private company, so his son could sit on the board, he said if you don’t fire that attorney, I will hold the $ Billion dollars of support from the USA! While he was Vice President he made this threat on television!
After what they put President Trump through, for a made up lie they accused the President of, Biden did it on tv! They want Biden to be POTUS? NO!
How can you be a red blooded American, and not get angry enough to fight for the freedoms we have, that are being taken away as we watch? How can you be a father, or grandfather, today and sit on your hands? We will be dead, while our children suffer for what we allowed these criminals, called a political party, do! If that doesn’t scare the hell out of you, nothing will.If we continue to sit on our hands, our children will be living hell on earth with no way to protect them, and as a father, I’m terrified, but ready to fight!
I can’t do it by myself! I need help from my fellow Americans!
Joe Biden is a criminal, he is representing the Criminal Organization DNC! He like every other Democrat, hates America, he only wants power and money! He has proven through the decades he is not capable of doing anything good for America! Joe Biden should be in prison for going along without speaking out about a foreign born POTUS he was veep for!
THE DNC IS GUILTY OF TREASON! IF YOU VOTE FOR BIDEN, YOU ARE VOTING FOR TYRANNY!
We have all of them on cameras !! Time to start arrests and then gag and bind them and throw them in the harbor too.See how long they can hold their breath
We have all of them on cameras !! Time to start arrests and then gag and bind them and throw them in the harbor too.See how long they can hold their breath and see what floats to the surface
Black or White no matter get the leaders of those crazy and exited crowd and sent them to guantanamo with the other terrorists that is where they belong !!!!!
John Bolton is a never Trump Republican puppet! He took advantage of President Trump giving him a job and a chance to do good for America! Bolton took the opportunity to do damage to the POTUS for his pals the Bushes! Bolton doesn’t care about America, and he tainted his entire pathetic career! Writing lies doesn’t change the fact that they are lies! He went in knowing he was going to write a book that could come out in front of the election to harm Trump! He is a coward, and a traitor, he is no longer a Republican he is now a liar and an America hater trying to cause chaos! Congratulations Bolton you traitor! Enjoy your money!
In life, we are either for something, or against it!
It disgusts me how the never Trumpers consider themselves Republicans! If you are a Republican.you cannot sit and watch these criminal Democrats destroy our Homeland and do nothing except hope Trump fails! Treason was committed when they knowingly supported a communist party, racist, glorified hood rat, Constitutionally ineligible, fraud, without a SS# issued to him!
You sulking bastards that got your feelings hurt by Trump, sit and watch the destruction of America by the left and remain quiet out of foolish pride! You don’t do this Country any good sulking like children with one thumb in your mouth and the other up your ass!
Jen Bush you sniffling child, no way you could have beaten HRC! But now you sit and sulk like a big fat brat full of baked beans! You make me sick! I would have supported you just because you aren’t HRC! You and that Morman cry baby are what’s wrong with America!
Truck you need to gun these bastards to ground, every last protester that is causing this damage should be shot and then dump Their bodies into the inner harbor and let them float, enough is enough.
If you care about America you cannot be a Democrat, so instead of sitting around on your fat ass, you should support the Republican POTUS! At least Trump is for America! He cares about America! You Bushes were rich going in to your Presidency, like Trump, but you accepted your pay! Trump best you there in my opinion! Don’t ever come back out for America because you are not!
The People depicted in these statues, didn’t erect statues of themselves! They were long- dead, when people who thought well of them had the statues placed there! In fact, I’m sure they wouldn’t have wanted to be part of it! The people tearing them down don’t care or even know those people, they just want to raise havoc!
Don’t cry when statues of Martin Luther King come down, don’t cry when Harriet Tubman comes down, don’t cry when Jackie Robertson comes down!
Boo Hoo I was born black, everytime I look in the mirror I get angry! I hate white people, they don’t have to be black! Boo boo hoo!
Every bastard who committed this atrocity will pay in full measure for this crime against our people, against America.
Rob is right on in a lot of his comments and he is very passionate about America as WE all should be. whats going on is unbelievable but because of Trump it has come to light and smacked us in the face. He is all alone in this fight . what can we do? I am going to walk to the ballot box and vote for Trump and any good Republicans both in the house and senate. we need to take our country back. there are a lot of good institutes fighting for us and they need our monetary help ie Turning Point etc we do not have to be animals like the BLM and Antiva movements lets see what we can do at the ballot box first its just a few months away, God bless America and President Trump
Put all of those protesters in prison for min. 10 years for destroying a Federal Monument
What did Columbus do piss off the protesters, he was a Socialist from overseas,Just what the crazy protesters want. That shows how uneducated they really are.
What’s the use. They need to die for their Marxist ways. Either the government do their jobs or we must and if we have to do their job, they better stand back.