Leftist Activists Demand New York Museum Take Down Statue of ‘Racist’ Theodore Roosevelt

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Social justice warriors are never satisfied. If you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile. After demanding that southern states take down statues of Confederate figures, the activist Left is now targeting an iconic American president featured on Mount Rushmore.

On Monday, more than 200 SJW zealots held a protest inside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City to take down the supposedly “racist” statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt. The protest’s organizers, NYC Stands with Standing Rock and Decolonize This Place, also called for Columbus Day to be renamed Indigenous People’s Day.

“A stark embodiment of the white supremacy that Roosevelt himself espoused and promoted,” pontificated the group of protesters in a statement. “The statue is seen as an affront to all who pass it on entering the museum, but especially to African and Native Americans.”

Marching around the museum in a fit of self-righteous rage, protesters carried signs that read “BLACK LIVES MATTER,” “DECOLONIZE THIS MUSEUM,” and “ABOLISH WHITE SUPREMACY.”

The entire spectacle was underscored by a sort of religious fanaticism.

In fact, the devout left-wing activists moved from exhibit to exhibit in a trance-like motion burning sage and exuberantly playing Native American music.

Activists had purportedly planned the event three weeks in advance in order to make the bizarre show of leftist rage as special as possible.

“The group started with a 10-stop tour of the museum in which they highlighted a variety of exhibits they felt were racist and misrepresentative, which ranged from how the representation of Africans reinforces negative stereotypes to the exoticizing of Islam in the Hall of Islam exhibit,” reports The Guardian.

While the protesters managed to create a disruption at the museum, they failed to take down Roosevelt’s statue mounted outside thanks to 25 police officers who stood guard and protected the president.

 

4 comments on “Leftist Activists Demand New York Museum Take Down Statue of ‘Racist’ Theodore Roosevelt
  1. You can never compromise with communists nor racists. You can never satisfy evil demands. Such demands are neverending.

  2. YOU PEOPLE CAN PISS ME OFF SO BAD WITH YOUR STUPID BRAIN DEAD ATTITUDES. THIS IS HISTORY AND IF YOU NEED TO TELL SOMETHING —THESE STATUES NEED TO TELL THEIR STORY. THEN GET OUR KIDS BETTER EDUCATED IN SCHOOLS TO UNDERSTAND ALL OF IT. IF YOU DESTROY ALL THOSE STATUES –THEN WHAT — WHAT WILL OUR CHILDREN LEARN— WHAT YOUR ATTITUDE. THESE CHILDREN NEED TO SEE THESE STATUES AND TEACH THEM WHO AND WHAT THEY STOOD FOR AND NOT TO REPEAT IT. YOUR TEACHING THIS KIDS THE WRONG WAY.!!

  3. Ray, I must agree with you this time. This is a foolish move. Confederate war heroes are traitors, and their statues should have never been allowed on public land. Notice, I said public land. Anyone can put a statue of whatever he or she wants on his or her own land. However, condemning a statue of Teddy Roosevelt is protesting US rule itself. What’s done is done. We are all Americans now, and monuments to our country belong in our country. Notice that even in a huge, mostly liberal city, they only drew a crowd of 200. This group, like Antifa, are extremists who do not represent the liberal movement.

    • Why were CSA war heroes traitors? Lincoln invaded the South and then turned the United States into a mousetrap you couldn’t leave. Why didn’t he just let the South go? Eventually, this is all coming back 150 years later, minus the slavery issues. It’s still big government vs. small government and freedom.

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