Statue of Theodore Roosevelt is to be removed from in front of the American Museum of Natural History. The statue shows Roosevelt on a horse, with a Native American man and an African man on his sides.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “That while Roosevelt was a “complex” figure, there’s an important distinction between the statue and the man – and the statue itself is especially problematic, in this case. The statue clearly presents a white man as superior to people of color, and that’s just not acceptable in this day and age, and never should’ve been acceptable,” de Blasio said.
Well no Mayor…the man and the statue cannot be separated as you say, they represent the same. Just because he is on a horse with the Indian and Black man at his sides does not mean the statue represent racism. This is the perception of someone who alone believes it is so and gathers people together to protest.
Protestors are “on a roll” and God help anyone or anything get in their path that they dislike. America is now talking about changing everything from street names, parks, you name it; an instant dislike it’s gone.
Maybe we should start a protest against fat and remove all fast food places, change restaurant menus, candy and soft drink companies. Let us shut down everything regarding to “fat”. Now, you will say that is ridiculous, it is, but there is a lot America needs to change. Fat kills!
Mayor De Blasio’s hands are not clean. He and his wife as co-mayor, wasted $1.8 Billion of the taxpayer’s money. De Blasio and ‘co-mayor’ wife Charlene McCray have wasted $1.8B of taxpayer money, he was not removed. Chirlane McCray, who has just been revealed as a world-class boondoggler in her own right. Both have been involved in activity or projects that are unnecessary and wasteful of time or money, and undertaken for personal or political gain. De Blasio has a history of campaign finance scandals; he is no stranger to fundraising scandals. Therefore, a protest should be started to remove him from office that would save taxpayer money. However, that involves voting!
Prejudiced and ignorance appears to be unchecked by local authorities. Several of the defaced monuments are of abolitionists, including the Great Emancipator Abraham Lincoln. America’s education institutions do not merely keep kids ignorant, but actively teach them to hate their country for its past.
Federal Law Prohibiting Removal or Defacing of all Historical Statues has gone to the wayside. I am ashamed of what is happening in our country and how people are so blinded by the attempts to split our Nation in half. This movement of hate is like a cancer growing in our country, it is destructive and history is being destroyed by those truly ignorant to the facts and encouraged by public figures and media.
Slavery in any form is deplorable and is truly the most disgusting thing I can think of. However, thousands of people are under the cloud of slavery today, in the Middle East and Africa. In addition, every race in the world has been in chains of slavery at one time or the other. If we know our history, see the results of history and are taught factual history the good and the bad, then we have less chance of repeating it.
If this destruction of historical monuments continues to be allowed how long until other things like, our historical literature is burned in town squares. None of us is responsible for what our ancestors did or did not do period! I stand firm in the belief that anyone that destroys any type of monument of our history should face legal charges. What’s next, National Park, Battle Ship, Mount Rushmore?
And, if you destroy, the symbols that mark our history people will forget and can easily repeat the mistakes of the past.