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  • Statue of explorer David Livingstone may be removed because he worked from age 10 in a mill that ‘likely’ used West Indian cotton – despite him being an abolitionist credited with helping end the slave trade

    03/31/2022 6:12:26 AM PDT · by shadowlands1960 · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 29th, 2022 | Chay Quinn
    - A statue to famed abolitionist David Livingstone was identified as 'problematic.' - The statue was among several monuments highlighted in a Glasgow report. - Glasgow City Council commissioned the report to help it take note of monuments in the Scottish city which has associations with the slave trade. A monument to a famous abolitionist could be removed due to an alleged connection to the slave trade. A statue to David Livingstone, the anti-slavery missionary and explorer, in Glasgow was identified in a 119-page report identifying a series of sites in Glasgow with links to slavery. The monument was...
  • Muscogee dismayed by nearly naked statue of Georgia ancestor

    02/07/2022 7:56:02 AM PST · by devane617 · 33 replies
    mypanhandle ^ | 02/07/2022
    There’s a problem with putting someone on a pedestal: Exposed on all sides, a hero to some can be seen as a traitor to others. Atlanta plans to install a statue of a Native American man atop a 110-foot (34-meter) column in its new Peace Park, where it will tower over statues of 17 civil rights icons, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Developer Rodney Mims Cook Jr. calls Chief Tomochichi “a co-founder of Georgia” who prevented massacres by warmly inviting British Gen. James Oglethorpe to colonize his people’s land in 1733. “They became the closest of friends, initiating...
  • Dismantling American History…One Statue at a Time

    02/03/2022 6:31:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | February 3, 2022 | Jerry Newcombe
    It would seem that in our day, American history is being dismantled one statue at a time. Just the other week, New York City removed a statue of Theodore Roosevelt. NBC notes: “The bronze sculpture of Roosevelt on horseback with Native American and African figures depicted subjugation and racial inferiority, the American Museum of Natural History said.” A friend remarked, “The idea of erasing Teddy Roosevelt from that specific museum in New York---my goodness, they just made a beloved movie about 15 years ago where Teddy Roosevelt (played by Robin Williams, no less) comes alive at that very museum---is utterly...
  • Theodore Roosevelt statue removed from American Museum of Natural History

    01/20/2022 6:35:11 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 32 replies
    NYPOst .com ^ | 1/20/21 | Natalie O'Neill
    Theodore Roosevelt statue removed from American Museum of Natural History A statue of Theodore Roosevelt that has stood in front of the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan for more than 80 years was hauled away Wednesday, photos show. The bronze monument depicting the nation’s 26th president on a horse flanked by an African man and a Native American man — which has sparked protests for glorifying colonialism and racism — was yanked out with a crane just after midnight, leaving behind only its concrete pedestal.
  • Tapper: Confederate Statues in Congress Are ‘Tributes to Traitors,’ Honors ‘Political Violence’

    01/09/2022 8:16:11 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 415 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/09/2022 | Pam Key
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper said Sunday on his show “State of the Union” that the statues of Confederate leaders in Congress are “tributes to traders” that honor political violence like the events of January 6, 2021. Tapper said, “On Thursday night, the one-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, CNN hosted an event at the Capitol to talk about that horrible day.”
  • The Ungracious - and Their Demonization of the Past

    12/30/2021 4:19:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 30, 2021 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The last two years have seen an unprecedented escalation in a decades-long war on the American past. But there are lots of logical flaws in attacking prior generations in U.S. history. Critics assume their own judgmental generation is morally superior to those of the past. So, they use their own standards to condemn the mute dead who supposedly do not measure up to them. Yet 21st-century critics rarely acknowledge their own present affluence and leisure owe much to history's prior generations whose toil helped create their current comfort. And what may future scolds say of the modern generation that saw...
  • Trump Was Right About Statues...

    11/28/2021 12:18:13 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/26/21 | Steve Crowder
  • If It Was Good Enough For Lenin It’s Good Enough For Me

    11/23/2021 4:53:24 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-23-21 | MOTUS
    Were we not just talking about this last week? Yes we wereAbout how the left likes to discredit all slippery slope arguments made by anyone on the right as fallacious, not just the emotionally loaded ones that ignore reason and plausibility? And do you remember when President Trump in 2017 claimed the left wouldn’t be happy just taking down Confederate statues and would be coming for Washington and Jefferson eventually? Do you recall how the media hyperventilated over how idiotic it was to make such a ludicrous claim? Molly Hemmingway does:…Removing Confederate memorials doesn’t mean Washington and Jefferson are next,...
  • Alleged Mata Hari of Al Qaeda Could Provide 'Treasure Trove' of Intelligence

    08/13/2008 8:34:11 PM PDT · by newbie2008 · 12 replies · 210+ views
    When she was arrested in Afghanistan last month, Aafia Siddique allegedly had in her possession maps of New York, a list of potential targets that included the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the subway system and the animal disease center on Plum Island, detailed chemical, biological and radiological weapon information that has been seen only in a handful of terrorist cases, as well as a thumb drive packed with emails, ABC News has learned.
  • Virginia counties vote overwhelmingly to keep Confederate monuments

    11/03/2021 2:11:41 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    The Daily Press ^ | November 3, 2021 | David Ress
    Middle Peninsula voters overwhelmingly want to keep their Confederate monuments, according to results of advisory referendums in Mathews and Middlesex counties. Mathews voters rejected a proposal to relocate the county’s Soldier’s & Sailor’s Monument on its court green at the corner of Court and Church streets by 3,778, or 80% of ballots cast, to 939, or 20%. In Middlesex, the vote against moving its Civil War Monument from the courthouse grounds in Saluda was 3,229, or 75% of ballots cast, to 1,076.
  • "Incredible" Roman statues unearthed in England's HS2 rail excavation

    10/29/2021 4:41:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 29th October 2021 | Amy Woodyatt,
    Two complete statues of a woman and a man, along with the head of a child, were found at the site of the old St Mary's Norman church in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, south east England, while archeologists were excavating a ditch around the foundations of an Anglo-Saxon tower. As experts working on the High Speed 2 (HS2) project dug down, they found the three "stylistically Roman" busts, Two of the busts were made up of a head and torso which had been split apart, which experts say "is not entirely unusual," because statues were commonly vandalized before being torn down....
  • President Donald Trump’s prediction has ‘come true 100 per cent’

    10/24/2021 7:15:32 PM PDT · by hamburger hill · 16 replies
    Sky News Australia ^ | 10-24-2021 | WF
    The removal of the Thomas Jefferson statue in New York City shows Donald Trump’s prediction has “come true 100 per cent,” according to Sky News host Rita Panahi. “Trump told us that it wasn’t going to stop at (Confederate) soldiers – this was going to be something that was going to extend to America’s heroes,” Ms Panahi said. “Anybody who had any link with slavery was going to also be impacted.”
  • American Wokeness Threatens to Infect Europe

    09/28/2021 2:00:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 24, 2021 | Douglas Blair
    There’s a sickness emanating from America that seeks to contaminate all of Western civilization. In the words of French President Emmanuel Macron, “Certain social science theories entirely imported from the United States” are responsible for fomenting a wave of sentiments critical of the French Republic. It’s beyond dispute that many of these social science theories that Macron refers to were incubated by French academics, such as Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault. Subsequently, these toxic ideas were taken by American thinkers and developed into a new, malignant strain, primed to be reintroduced to Europe. A recent example of these social sciences...
  • 23-Year-Old Charged In Smashing Of Catholic Church Statues: NYPD

    09/18/2021 5:49:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Patch ^ | 9/13/21 | Kayla Levy
    Police said that the young, Forest Hills resident is the woman who was caught on camera smashing a pair of church statues to pieces in July.FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — A 23-year-old Forest Hills resident was hit with hate crime charges on Friday, after police identified her as the person who smashed a pair of church statues in July, according to the NYPD. Jacqueline Nikiena was arrested on Friday, Sept. 10 on charges of criminal mischief as a hate crime and aggravated harassment, police said. Her arrest comes nearly two months after she was caught on camera smashing a pair of...
  • Talbot County [MD] Council votes to move confederate statue [to Harrisonburg, VA]

    09/15/2021 11:13:31 AM PDT · by foreverfree · 11 replies
    WMDT Salisbury MD ^ | 9/15/21 | Javari Burnett
    TALBOT CO., Md. – After a long uphill battle, the Talbot Boys statue at the county’s courthouse will get a new home.The vote comes after the council met tonight with two resolutions up for discussion.[...] The resolution to move the statue passed with a vote of 3-2.
  • Biden Frees Al Qaeda Commander Who Blew Up Buddhas ... And expressed support for killing Jews.

    07/23/2021 7:53:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | Fri Jul 23, 2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. When the Taliban and its Al Qaeda allies blew up two giant Buddha statues in Afghanistan,it put the Jihadist alliance on the world's radar even before the September 11 attacks. The destruction of the statues was widely condemned by just about everyone. Even Democrats. Now, Joe Biden has decided to free an Al Qaeda commander who helped bomb the statues. As the Taliban retake Afghanistan, Biden’s decision to free Abdul Latif Nasir signals support for the...
  • President Reagan and George H.W. Bush statues vandalized

    07/20/2021 10:26:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    KYMA ^ | 07/09/2021 | Cole Johnson CNN
    (KYMA, KECY/ CNN) - A family decided to take action after the Presidential heads of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush were vandalized with spray paint. It happened at the Southern Hills RV Park and campground in Rapid City, South Dakota where the busts of Ron-John and Georgia are the welcoming committee on the front lawn. The Texas family had taken pictures with the Presidential busts just before they were vandalized and when they heard about what happened, they decided to help out.
  • Sadiq Khan Says New Statue of Activist Who Beheaded White Colonizers in Front of Their Children Reflects London’s “Achievements and Diversity”

    07/16/2021 10:10:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | Published 1 min ago on 16 July, 2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    “He did sermons with the head of his opponents on a pike.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan defended the impending placement of a statue of John Chilembwe, an anti-colonial activist who ordered the decapitation of William Livingstone in front of his children and then displayed his head on a pike, saying it served to “reflect London’s achievements and diversity.” Yes, really. Chilembwe was a Baptist pastor and educator who became a militant resistance fighter who railed against the treatment of Africans working in agriculture on European-owned plantations in Malawi in the early 1900’s. Chilembwe led a violent revolt against the Bruce...
  • Lewis & Clark-Sacagawea Latest Statue Toppled in Charlottesville

    07/12/2021 11:49:01 AM PDT · by Twotone · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 11, 2021 | Eric Mack
    Charlottesville, Virginia's cancellation of history and art continued Saturday with an emergency meeting to bring down a statue featuring explorers Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacagawea. The Charlottesville City Council voted unanimously in a meeting hastily called on 20 minutes notice to take down the explorers after toppling statues of confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson on Saturday. "I feel that it should just be melted down," a Sacagawea descendant Rose Ann Abrahamson said during the council meeting, The Daily Progress reported. “I feel that it's entirely offensive and it should be obliterated." Sacagawea was a 16-year-old...
  • Charlottesville begins taking down Confederate statues

    07/10/2021 6:30:30 AM PDT · by deport · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | July 10, 2021 | Jason Hanna and Ralph Ellis
    Bronze statutes of two Confederate generals are being taken from public property in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, almost four years after they were a flashpoint for a violent "Unite the Right" rally that left one person dead. Heavy machinery lifted a statue of Robert E. Lee in Market Street Park from its stone base around 8 a.m. A crowd that gathered to watch clapped and cheered.