By: Red Pill | 08-20-2017 | News
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#Antifa / #BlackLivesMatter want City of Columbus Renamed, Christopher Columbus Statue Removed

Just when you were probably thinking how much worse can things become, and how much more ignorant can the left wing of America be, you were answered with new revelations out of Ohio by Antifa and Black Lives Matter groups.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Protesters at <a href="">#ByeChristopherCbus</a> event say Christopher Columbus&#39; statue should be removed from City Hall. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Columbus Dispatch (@DispatchAlerts) <a href="">August 19, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Apparently the unseen wisdom of the liberal masses in Ohio feel that the City of Columbus, which is the state Capital, wants to not only remove the Christopher Columbus statue but also rename their city.

Yes you know, the man who allegedly discovered the United States and North America first (I know vikings fanatics will want to debate this crucial piece of history but this is about Columbus and hypocrisy) hence leading to the eventual European colonization of America?

That guy, yep, him. The Columbus Police Department says that it will now have to monitor the statue of Christopher Columbus that is located at City Hall due to protests and threats against it.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Protesters in Ohio want Columbus statue removed. Someone needs to teach college kids that history happened. Not everyone was perfect.</p>&mdash; Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) <a href="">August 19, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Stacey Little, one of the upcoming rally to remove the statue’s organizers, says that Christopher Columbus fits right into the national conversation about America's history of racism.

"Everything else we talk about stems from that one particular man," Little says. "How do we start the conversation? Let's start at the beginning. We can’t skip and jump and hop because we want to and we feel like it’s convenient. Let’s start at where it originated and go from there, and he’s the originator."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Protesters at Columbus City Hall calling for removal of C. Columbus statue. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Dan Gearino (@DanGearino) <a href="">August 19, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Other cities are removing monuments that aren’t directly Civil War related, most notably Indianapolis. On Friday, the city announced they’ll remove a statue of Roger B. Taney, the Supreme Court justice who wrote the infamous Dred Scott ruling.

Tynan Krakoff is one of the lead organizers of “Showing Up For Racial Justice”, who is financially behind the new rally, and said this statue represents some of the bad in American history.

“We’re calling on the city council, the mayor and the city of Columbus to remove the statue,” said Krakoff.

A Sergeant with the Columbus Police Department said that an officer will monitor the area around where the statue stands to make sure no one gets the idea to damage or try to take it down, like we recently saw in Durham, North Carolina.

Of course this upcoming rally has some Ohioans in Columbus split on opinion just like the rest of the nation.

“If people want to come down and say that they don’t appreciate his statue being here then I’m all for it as long as it’s peaceful,” said Columbus resident Gayle Kuhr.

Another resident of the area, Joe Osterfeld said, “There are certainly reasons why you would want to remove something, but the Christopher Columbus statue, I’m not sure I see a reason why.”

The organizer of the event even went as far as demanding changing the name of the city, implying it's roots in Columbus insinuate slavery was okay.

“We know that’s it’s much harder the name, but we would support that too, “ said Krakow.

He said that nobody representing his organization however would unlawfully attempt to damage the statue, but the same was said in North Carolina.

Ruben Herrera, another organizer, said the Columbus statue does not symbolize a point of pride in the country's history.

"It’s a constant reminder of the very base of rape and pillage and genocide, and robbing and taking who we are, basically our culture, and typical in western or American fashion we celebrate that as opposed to look at what it really means," Herrera says.

32 year old Elissa Washuta, of Columbus, was at a recent gathering to protest the statue as well. She is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.

“Christopher Columbus was an agent of and continues to be a symbol of the genocide of the indigenous peoples of the Americas,” Washuta said.

Of course, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther responded to the rally in a written statement, saying, “I support the removal of monuments celebrating the Confederacy, but I would urge people to remember that the disturbing and tragic events that unfolded in Charlottesville were not about statues, but about persistent racism in our country. There are many perspectives on the Christopher Columbus statue, but let’s not be distracted from the need to address the real problem: the racial divide in our community and across the country.”

Members of Antifa were also present at the event, with their faces covered as usual. They claim to be there to “protect people from the White Supremacists”, but we all know why they're at the location, and who's financing them as well as this plot to rewrite history.

What's more disturbing than anything is the lack of people who showed up to defend the Columbus statue and its history.

Witnesses say the closest thing to a pro-statue protester was a single man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. It's a complete travesty this is happening all across the country and nobody is trying to defend these iconic representations of the past and our heritage.


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4 Comment/s
Allison No. 6961 2017-08-21 : 02:50

Columbus actually never set foot in North America. You should probably know your facts before writing an article.

Anonymous No. 6968 2017-08-21 : 07:06

Allison, is that why you support removing his statue?

Brian No. 7049 2017-08-23 : 18:33

Columbus was a disgusting monster who tortured and enslaved innocent people by his own hands.

There is nothing about him worth commemorating or respecting.

He can go in the history books as a brutal conqueror, but he discovered NOTHING. There were already people living where he landed. They were the Taino and Arawak peoples and Columbus helped exterminate them. Let's build a monument to THEM.

Anne keei No. 7132 2017-08-25 : 21:22

I'm tired of these fascists removing without a vote,statues that are reminders and tellers of our past history. Good or bad no one has the right to unilaterally destroy monuments erected at a different time. You cannot interpret history or people's actions by today's attitudes held by a group of radicals that are being pd by a former Nazi. Of all the things needing to be addressed these fascist are just signifying .No one wants to defend the statues becuz of the police letting a legally permitted group of protesters be attacked and having gov of va Terry macaulffe lie about it.

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