Skip to comments.Progressives Gone Wild? Abraham Lincoln Statue Vandalized in Chicago
Posted on 08/18/2017 10:51:48 AM PDT by Kaslin
All statues must goeven ones erected to the president who led the effort to abolish slavery through the 13th Amendment. The president who kept this country together during one of the most turbulent time in our history. Hes our greatest president full stop. And yet, someone decided to vandalize Abraham Lincoln in Chicago (via NBC Chicago):
An Abraham Lincoln was damaged and burned in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood late Wednesday, Ald. Ray Lopez said.
The statue was found burned near 69th Street and Wolcott, authorities said.
"What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism," Lopez wrote on Facebook along with an image of the charred structure. He encouraged anyone who has information on what happened to contact police or his office "immediately."
The statue, a bust of Lincoln, was erected by Phil Bloomquist on Aug. 31, 1926.
It is one of many that have been vandalized across the country in wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and the president's comments that followed.
On Tuesday, someone vandalized the Lincoln Memorial, writing "F--- law" in red spray paint on a pillar at the monument.
Was because people didn’t care? People who don’t know history? It really doesn’t matter. At the same time, liberals do have a penchant for forgetting history, or using it for political purposes when it suits their aims. In this case, everyone just realized that Confederate statues were bad, bad things, despite them being in plain view of the public for decades. It’s a way to paint President Trump and Republicans as racist. In other ways, it’s just another day that ends in “y.” It also shows that not even Lincoln is safe from this insanity.
Chicago pol: Trump emboldened racists to burn our Lincoln bust!!!!
Same story: Oh, kids were seen lighting fireworks on it on July 4th. pic.twitter.com/36R7mujrzo— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) August 17, 2017
Like I was saying, anyone who thought that this would end with Confederate statues is delusional.
Lends a whole new dimension to the term ‘running amok’!! :)
It’s what you do when you don’t know your own mind!
It is a step towards destroying our constitution. Destroy the credibility of the authors and other old dead white guys, destroy the credibility of the document, then destroy the document.
I go through it every day on my way to work. I know first hand of which I speak here.
Maybe they don’t forgive him for his support for the Corwin Amendment.
The Barack Hussein Obama “legacy”.
Well I think Lincoln is our worst president ever. He needlessly precipitated a war that killed a large percentage of the young male population. Slavery would have been outlawed in the south any way in 10-15 more years.
Regardless - attempts to erase history are never good - no matter which group wants it.
Obviously, Lincoln was a Republican, so his statue must go.
Englewood is murder and crime-central in Chicago, which is murder and crie-central for urban America.
It is the worst America has to offer.
It’s about erasing American history.
All of it.
All these riots and chaos are Obama’s legacy.
His only talent is community organizing.
I am not going to guess at the motive here but, considering the neighborhood, I am guessing that a lot of stuff gets set ablaze there.
I wonder if they even know Lincoln was of Melungeon ancestry???
There’s a loophole in the 13th amendment! Slavery is still legal!
Watch out! Lincoln has his hands on (gasp) FASCES symbols on his throne!
Will Anti-fa take “him” out next?
All of it.
Slight correction, it is about erasing white male American History (which is admittedly about 95% of it), of course historically significant blacks, Native Americans, and women will still be celebrated (no statues of George Washington Carver, Harriette Tubman or Geronimo will be coming down).
For example, these groups have already turned against "problematic" white democrats like Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson and even now even the President that ended slavery Abraham Lincoln is a target. I doubt it will be long before they start going after more modern monuments to the likes of World War II generals and even progressives like FDR, after all they are just "old white guys" as well...
They have no idea what that is.
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