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An iconic statue of Republican president Theodore Roosevelt was removed from the front of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City following complaints that it’s racist.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham said the statue removal is another example of caving to left-wing mobs trying to rewrite and erase history. “Lenin did the same. Welcome to the neo-Bolshevik Revolution!” she tweeted.
One New Yorker lamented: “As a New Yorker and a museum nerd, this one hurts.”
A Twitter video shows a crew taking down the statue of Teddy Roosevelt, who served as governor of New York in addition to being the 26th president.
In June, New York City’s Democrat mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the statue would be torn down because it’s “racist.” Why? Because it depicts Roosevelt sitting on a horse with a Native-American and a black man standing beside him.
Lenin did the same. The USSR destroyed the “old,” and only allowed “approved” art that advanced the state’s goal of control. Welcome to the neo-Bolshevik Revolution. https://t.co/C0CseEeZZo
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) September 17, 2020
The May 25 death of George Floyd ignited Black Lives Matter riots and protests in Democrat-run cities across the country.
BLM and Antifa rioters vandalized and torched numerous statues of historic figures such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln (who ended slavery), Christopher Columbus and even anti-colonialist activist Mahatma Gandhi.
The Teddy Roosevelt statue in New York City was removed this week despite criticism from George Floyd’s family, who said tearing down statues is not the answer.
Civil-rights activist Alveda King is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a Trump supporter. Alveda slammed left-wing mobs destroying historic statues.
“I don’t believe that we should fight over statues,” King told Fox Business host Neil Cavuto. “If you find yourself going into a rage over a statue, step back and reexamine what we can do together to resolve this without destruction and violence.”
In June, leftist “protesters” torched and toppled a George Washington statue in Portland, Oregon in the name of the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement.
The statue of the nation’s first president was spray-painted with the words “genocidal colonist,” “f*ck cops” and “1619” before it was pulled down by an angry mob.
The number “1619” was spray-painted across the George Washington statue to protest the year that African slaves landed in the United States.
For the record, slavery existed on every continent in the world for centuries before it came to America. Every race was enslaved at some point; slavery is not an experience that is unique to black Americans.
Yet black Americans and patronizing white leftists are the only ones that incessantly howl about an institution that a Republican president ended 155 years ago.
To this day, black slavery exists in many Muslim countries around the world. Predictably, there’s no left-wing outrage or media hysteria over the oppression of blacks in the Middle East or Africa. Why?
Economist Thomas Sowell explained: “Because there is no money to be made denouncing it and no political advantages to be gained.”
To this very moment slavery continues in parts of Africa and the Islamic world. Very little noise is made about it by those who denounce the slavery of the past in the West, because there is no money to be made denouncing it and no political advantages to be gained.
— Thomas Sowell (@ThomasSowell) September 14, 2019
A black slave in Libya today costs as little $200 dollars.
Slave trading was punishable by death under Colonel Gadaffi – until the Libyan government was destroyed by a coalition led by Hillary Clinton/Obama. And now they’re tweeting about #BLM pic.twitter.com/LEda2krkKG
— Murad Gazdiev (@MuradGazdiev) June 11, 2020
Dr. Sowell has repeatedly pointed out that “the number of whites who were enslaved in North Africa by the Barbary pirates exceeded the number of Africans enslaved in the United States and in the American colonies before that put together.”
Sowell continued: “When slavery is mentioned, too many people automatically think of whites enslaving blacks. That is not even one-tenth of the story of slavery, which existed on every inhabited continent. The very word “slave” derives from the word for some white people who were enslaved on a mass scale — the Slavs —for more centuries than blacks were enslaved in the Western Hemisphere.”
“The number of whites who were enslaved in North Africa by the Barbary pirates exceeded the number of Africans enslaved in the United States and in the American colonies before that put together.”
Thomas Sowell on reparations: pic.twitter.com/wJCkiZtLri
— Thomas Sowell (@ThomasSowell) June 10, 2020
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