Black Lives Matter expands social justice to America’s statues

Emboldened Black Lives Matter rabble rousers began to tear down statues across the country. Starting with Confederacy figures such as Albert Pike and Robert E. Lee. Then they went after any statue they deemed unfit for political correctness: President and former Union general Ulysses S. Grant, Founding Fathers and U.S. presidents Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, and Catholic priest Junipero Serra. The statues of Washington, Grant, and Serra were toppled in San Francisco, California, while Jefferson’s statue was toppled in Portland, Oregon. The Museum of Natural History in New York City agreed to remove its statue of President Theodore Roosevelt because the statue’s depiction of him being led by a Native American and a black male were offensive to some activists.

Unknown radicals also tore down a statue of black abolitionist Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York during July 4th Independence Day weekend. The holiday marked the anniversary of one of his famous speeches against slavery. Authorities found the statue dislodged from its base and leaned against a fence and parts of the statue were damaged.

Activists also want a new statue of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C. because an existing statue offended them. The statue depicted a freed male slave kneeling next to the president, which activists deemed offensive. Though the statue was designed by a white man, the statue was paid for by freed slaves.

Apparently, no historical figure can meet or satisfy the purity litmus test for Black Lives Matter protesters, even in the case of Grant who led the Union to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War and in the case of the Lincoln statue with a freed slave.

This ‘cancel culture’ to publicly shame people and historical figures, all in the name of political correctness, has no bounds nor limitations.

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