Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Vox Popoli: But... but... equality! (A message to Conservatives - CL)

If you don't see color because equality, you won't see any historical statues much longer either:
Protesters in Portland, Ore., Sunday evening tore down a statue of Thomas Jefferson outside a high school that was named after him, according to a report.

The tear-down came about during a march organized by Rose City Justice to protest police brutality – one of many demonstrations in weeks following the death of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department.

The group had gathered outside Jefferson High School in Northeast Portland before marching to the park, Fox 12 reported. By the time they returned, a statue of Thomas Jefferson, the third U.S. president, had been pulled from its pedestal by a smaller group.

Earlier in the day, the statue’s pedestal had been defaced with graffiti that labeled Jefferson as a slave owner. Jefferson had more than 600 slaves, despite publicly speaking out on the institution and writing the words “all men are created equal” in the Declaration of Independence.

“There’s an interesting piece of history up here... Mr. Thomas is all beside himself,” the march’s organizer said before the statue was torn down. “We’re taking this city back. One school at a time. One racist statue at a time.”

Please to enjoy your equalitarian, multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural utopia sans history while it lasts.

The warlords are coming.
And they are smarter than you are, because they know better than to believe in any of the rhetorical nonsense that you do.