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Statue Of Theodore Roosevelt Latest Casualty Of ‘Politically Correct’ US Protests

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Statue Of Theodore Roosevelt Latest Casualty Of ‘Politically Correct’ US Protests

Statue of Theodore Roosevelt outside the American Museum of Natural History

A statue of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, has become the latest casualty of demands to remove historical statues considered racist by protestors. The statue located in front of the entrance to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City will be removed, according to a statement released byMayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday.

The statement added that the measure will taken at the request of the directors of the museum. Museum President Ellen Futter stated that:

“As we strive to advance our institution’s, our City’s, and our country’s passionate quest for racial justice, we believe that removing the Statue will be a symbol of progress and of our commitment to build and sustain an inclusive and equitable Museum community and broader society.”

In additional comments, Futter said that the decision was based on their ‘hierarchical composition’ of the statue and that the decision did not reflect an adverse opinion of the former president himself, who the museum considers ‘a pioneering conservationist’.

The bronze statue has stood at the institution’s Central Park West entrance since 1940, and features Roosevelt on horseback with a Native American man and an African man standing next to the horse. In 2017, it was coated in red paint by protesters, who called for its removal as a symbol of “patriarchy, white supremacy and settler-colonialism.”

According to a report by the New York Times, de Blasio says the city supports the museum’s request, and that “It is the right decision and the right time to remove this problematic statue.”

Theodore Roosevelt, whose face is on Mount Rushmore, served as the governor of New York from 1899 to 1900. In the Spanish-American war he led the ‘Rough Riders’, a volunteer cavalry force, during the US invasion of Cuba,  and was considered a national hero upon his return.

As president, he expanded the Navy, began construction of the Panama Canal, and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for brokering the end of the Russo-Japanese war. By the late 1970s he was repeatedly rated one of the top five best US presidents by the heads of 100 history departments. LINK

The disproportionate emphasis on statues and monuments, both by protestors and the media, claimed another casualty last week when a man was shot in New Mexico as a heavily armed militia group attempted to defend a statue from protestors, officials and media reports said.

Albuquerque city protesters were demanding the removal of a statue of the state’s 16th-century governor, Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate. As they tried to pull down the sculpture, a small group of right-wing militia members tried to protect it and clashes erupted, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

The victim was reported to be in a critical but stable condition. Police were investigating reports “about vigilante groups possibly instigating this violence,” city Police Chief Michael Geier said in a Twitter statement. Images in US media showed police apprehending a number of men, some dressed in camouflage gear with guns.

“The heavily armed individuals who flaunted themselves at the protest, calling themselves a ‘civil guard’, were there for one reason: To menace protesters, to present an unsanctioned show of unregulated force,” said New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said in a statement posted on Twitter.

“Let me (be) clear: There is absolutely no space in New Mexico for any violent would-be ‘militia’ seeking to terrorize New Mexicans,” she added.

Albuquerque’s Mayor Tim Keller said on Twitter that the statue had been temporarily removed to contain the risk to public safety. LINK


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Dick Von Dast'Ard

Where are The Monuments Men in the defending of them?



This statue was ridiculous anyway, a kitch, however I’m curious what will be left to tople when Trump wins second term

Dick Von Dast'Ard

Probably that well known racist mountain and symbol of white supremacy, Mt Rushmore! [he says tongue-in-cheek]

I predict a wild shoot-out and more brutality than even your average Indian – Chinese border handbagging.



Can’t wait

Dick Von Dast'Ard

Quotes. Lt. Frank Stokes : You can wipe out an entire generation, you can burn their homes to the ground and somehow they’ll still find their way back. But if you destroy their history, you destroy their achievements and it’s as if they never existed.

J Roderet

Bwahahaha! Washington has been funding extremists for decades all over central and eastern Europe who were carefully instructed by their US masters to tear down numerous Soviet/Russian military statues. The US mass media excitedly cheered them on. As a result, an entire generation of young Americans were taught: “If you find a statue to be objectionable, tear it down right away!” Now all of the old statues honoring the USA’s own heroes are being unceremoniously torn down as young Americans now find them to be objectionable. This is a classic case of “what goes around, comes around.”

cechas vodobenikov

like amerikan people their leaders r racist—FDR interned Japanese—few Germans or Italians…obama even more racist and fascist…if they remove their statues their racism will vanish…LOL
recent polls find that 66% of amerikans ADMIT to racist attitudes about Chines, 69% Russians—-more envy from these “mean bitter people”. as Riesman described amerikans….they r upset at trump because he is less imperialist and racist than previous presidents

Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

Why have no one ever had the intelligence to know that “Political Correctness” is another word for censorship?

I believe it was Lenin who once said: “The best way to control the resistance, is to lead it yourself”
These “demonstrations” are just another well planned way to change history and monuments.
Just another way to “stir the pot”, so tighter laws, stronger police and military in streets will become “The new normal”.

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