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‘Let’s Get Rid of Mount Rushmore’; Anti-Confederate Movement Spreads To Founders

‘Let’s Get Rid of Mount Rushmore’; Anti-Confederate Movement Spreads To Founders

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The attack on statues of Confederate leaders has now spread to the Founding Fathers and even Abraham Lincoln.

Op-Eds and news articles around the web chronicle proposals and actual efforts to erase America’s history from the public square. Some of the most disturbing efforts include:

Blasting Mount Rushmore

“Let’s Get Rid of Mount Rushmore” – the headline on a Vice op-ed by Wilbert L. Cooper reads.

“Fact is, I’m not sure there is any American president worthy of being etched into the side of a 60-foot mountain with explosives and jackhammers,” Cooper wrote. “I mean, every single one has at least been partially complicit in horrific atrocities.

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“… Obviously, Washington and Thomas Jefferson were remarkable individuals who helped usurp British rule in America and, eventually, establish a new empire. But they also enslaved their fellow man, committing special kinds of inhumane acts that should never be confined to footnotes. Unfortunately, that is exactly how those troublesome truths are treated when you face the awesome grandeur of Rushmore, a monument so incredible it obscures the multifaceted nature of these old dudes, transmogrifying them from individuals with a capacity both for greatness and evil into pure American deities.”

Interestingly enough, Cooper says he’d oppose a statue of Obama, too. Obama ordered some morally questionable actions, including drone strikes and unconstitutional surveillance programs, Cooper wrote.

“What I am suspicious of are monuments produced by the state, which tend to flatten out nuances and turn flawed individuals into tools of propaganda that bolster a kind of religious patriotism,” he wrote.

In Chicago, Bishop James Dukes, pastor of Liberation Christian Center, wants a statue of George Washington removed in his community and a street named for Andrew Jackson to be changed.

Lincoln Under Attack

A bust of Abraham Lincoln on Chicago’s Southside was vandalized and burned on Wednesday, NBC 5 TV reported. The statue was erected in 1926.

“What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism,” Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez wrote on Facebook.

Monument to Supreme Court Justice Removed

A crane lifted a monument to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert B. Taney from a pedestal in front of the Old State House in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday, CBS Baltimore reported. Taney wrote the infamous Dred Scott decision in 1857 declaring that African-Americans were not US citizens.

Taney remained loyal to the Union during the Civil War and remained on the job until his death in 1865. A group cheered as the statue was removed.

Blasting Stone Mountain?

A gigantic carving of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson should be blasted off the side of Stone Mountain in Georgia, Hontas Farmer wrote at Science20.com.

“Sign this petition if you don’t want to be defined forever by the face of traitors arguably worse than Benedict Arnold, who fought for a version of slavery which was more dehumanizing than even that practiced by George Washington,” Farmer wrote. She was referring to a MoveOn.org petition.

“Those men were traitors at best,” Farmer complained. “They are in the same league as Benedict Arnold.”

Confederate Reenactors Attacked

A man attacked Civil War reenactors dressed as Confederate soldiers with pepper spray at a parade in Newton, N.C., WSCO TV reported. The reenactors were taking part in the 128th Annual Soldiers’ Reunion Parade.

Things might have been much worse. Karl Smith, the man who pepper-sprayed the reenactors, was carrying a revolver when police arrested him, WSCO reported.

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6 comments

  1. They’re coming for the founding documents. Endgame.

  2. TheSouthernNationalist

    Removing statues and plaques is not the answer to racism, it will not remove it from the hearts of those that have it in them, all the removal of these items will do is further infuriate them even more.

    Leave the statues and plaques in place and let us learn from history, it cannot be erased, what was once done is done and over with, let’s move on.

  3. If these useless cry-baby liberals and moronials who are basically throwing a temper tantrum because h.clinton lost the 2016 election want to destroy our history, let them try. After they do, we will gradually and covertly destroy THEM in return until there is not a single one remaining. Revenge really IS a dish that is best served cold.

    • this country if f****ed up

      Its not just democrats its republicans to. Actually most of the union states are saying the mountain should be removed

  4. funny thing is i agree with wilbert cooper in a way. presidents are viewed as demi-gods. nearly all americans worship the government as if it were a god. it’s sickening. glorifying evil is insane. besides, washington was a freemason. you really think the “founding fathers” had “the peoples” best interests in mind? to create a government is to enslave your neighbor. government is as immoral as it gets.
    to blast the monuments would be a waste of time and money. it will never happen. the govt loves those “founding fathers” too much to let their monuments be destroyed
    christian anarchist

  5. OK first of all that mountain was up for years and now they say take it down? The heck is wrong with U.S. right now we are abusing the declaration of independence too much. These gentlemen deserve to stay to show respect for what they did to our country.

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