It saddens me to see Teddy Roosevelt’s monument coming down.
This is exactly what we said would happen for decades in which we insisted on defending our Confederate monuments. It is why we went to Charlottesville. We wanted to stand up against these people.
“NEW YORK — After more than a year of talk, it’s official: The Theodore Roosevelt statue in front of the American Museum of Natural History is coming down.
The New York City Public Design Commission voted unanimously at a public meeting Monday to relocate the statue by long-term loan to a cultural institution dedicated to the life and legacy of the former president. (No institution has been designated yet, and discussions about its ultimate destination are ongoing.)
The vote follows years of protest and adverse public reaction over the statue as a symbol of colonialism, largely because of the Native American and African men who are depicted flanking Roosevelt on a horse. Those objections led the museum in June 2020 to propose removing the statue. …”
Mainstream conservatives like Rich Lowry assured us though that the War on the South WOULD NOT lead to a broader campaign against American heritage. Look at what happened to Christopher Columbus or Saint Louis IX or St. Junípero Serra. In Richmond, I believe everything was torn down in an orgy of woke iconoclasm except the Arthur Ashe monument. One day there will be nothing left in the public square but pitiful monuments of blacks like Harriet Tubman, George Floyd and MLK.