[otw_shortcode_dropcap label=”A” font=”Ultra” background_color_class=”otw-no-background” size=”large” border_color_class=”otw-no-border-color”][/otw_shortcode_dropcap] rampant obsession with removing historical statues around the United States has become front and center in the left-wing Black Lives Matter movement. Currently, their mission is to demolish Mount Rushmore, which comes after the destruction of other statues including Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ulysses S. Grant as well as the man who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner and a Holocaust memorial.
The millennial rioters and protesters who think they are ‘righting’ decades of ‘wrong’ by their ancestors clearly have zero interest in historical facts as evidenced by the recent removal of the famous black abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The vandalism occurred in Rochester, where 13 Douglass statues had been placed in 2018 in honor of his 200th birthday.
Breitbart notes that Black Lives Matter activists have often quoted Douglass’ speeches, particularly one in which he calls the Fourth of July a “sham” because of slavery. In that same speech, he does praise America’s founding and principles. Douglass was born a slave and escaped, becoming a famous abolitionist of American history, and utilized his friendship with President Abraham Lincoln to end slavery.
Details, however, are irrelevant to cowardly rioters who are too lazy to learn about our nation’s history, and instead choose to blindly believe that the United States is so venomous, that any statue or symbol erected should simply be destroyed. Historical facts for this statue in particular are incredibly important, and its destruction is completely irrational by any self-proclaimed human rights activist.
“There is historical significance of the timing of the vandalism – though no one can now say whether the timing was mere happenstance – just as there is historical significance to the statue’s very location,” reported the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Furthermore, “The Maplewood Park location includes Kelsey’s Landing, where Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and others helped shuttle slaves to safety along the Underground Railroad.”