First, they came for the Confederate War Memorials and… well, a few people spoke out, but they were promptly attacked as “Nazis and White Supremacists.” Then, they came for the Founding Fathers, and no one spoke out, because who wants to be accused of defending white slave-owners.
Last night, the nation’s oldest monument to Christopher Columbus was smashed in Baltimore. The Progressive Left vandals who did the deed left behind an explanation; which could have been taken verbatim from a History Lecture at any liberal university or the Democrat Party’s 2020 Presidential Platform under Kamala Harris.
Columbus symbolizes the initial invasion of European capitalism into the Western Hemisphere. Columbus initiated a centuries-old wave of terrorism, murder, genocide, rape, slavery, ecological degradation and capitalist exploitation of labor in the Americas. That Columbian wave of destruction continues on the backs of Indigenous, African-American and brown people.
I note few of the media outlets covering the story are quoting the text of the vandals statement. Interesting, that.
If the left were really as creative and progressive as they claim to be, rather than destroy historical monuments, they would simply build their own to give form to their counter-narrative. A Confederate War Memorial would be accompanied by a monument depicting, perhaps, the horrors of slavery, and perhaps a plaque reading, “Yes, but…”
But, it is not in the nature of the Revolutionary Left to create, any more than it is in their nature to engage in reasoned argument. The Progressive Left is the Taliban, and America’s History is their Bamiyan Buddhas.