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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #105 on: December 16, 2021, 08:12:17 pm »
During the Civil War, General Robert E. Lee's estate was seized and used as a cemetery:

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In June 1862, the 37th United States Congress enacted legislation that imposed a property tax on all land in "insurrectionary" areas of the United States.[19] The 1863 amendments to the statute required these taxes to be paid in person.[16][20] But Mary Lee, afflicted with severe rheumatoid arthritis and behind Confederate lines, could not pay the tax in person.[20] The Arlington estate was seized for nonpayment of taxes. It was auctioned off on January 11, 1864, and the U.S. government won the property for $26,800 ($453,095 today).
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By early 1864, the military cemeteries of Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Virginia, were rapidly filling with war dead. Quartermaster General of the United States Army Montgomery C. Meigs proposed using 200 acres (81 ha) of the Arlington estate as a cemetery.[13] United States Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton approved the establishment of a military cemetery on June 15, 1864, creating Arlington National Cemetery.[16][23] Meigs believed that since Lee had committed treason in deciding to fight against the Union,[24] denying Lee use of the mansion after the war was a rough form of justice.[25] Meigs decided that a large number of burials should occur close to Arlington House to render it unlivable. Officers were to be buried next to the main flower garden south of the house, and the first burial occurred here on May 17.[26] Meigs ordered that additional burials commence immediately on the grounds of Arlington House in mid-June.[26] When Union officers bivouacked in the mansion complained and had the burials temporarily stopped, Meigs countermanded their orders and had another 44 dead officers buried along the southern and eastern sides of the main flower garden within a month.[26]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_House,_The_Robert_E._Lee_Memorial

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Beginning in 1863, the federal government used the southern portion of the land now occupied by the cemetery as a settlement for freed slaves, giving the name of "Freedman's Village" to the land. The government constructed rental houses that 1,100 to 3,000 freed slaves eventually occupied while farming 1,100 acres (450 ha) of the estate and receiving schooling and occupational training during the Civil War and after War ended.[25]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_National_Cemetery#Freedman's_Village

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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #106 on: January 05, 2022, 08:24:16 pm »
We are winning the culture war:

https://news.sky.com/story/edward-colston-statue-four-protesters-found-not-guilty-of-criminal-damage-after-toppling-monument-of-slave-trader-12509488

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Four protesters have been found not guilty of causing criminal damage after toppling of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol during a Black Lives Matter protest.
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In closing speeches, defence barristers had argued that the Colston statue - erected in 1895 - had become inappropriate and offensive and that over the years, thousands had signed petitions to have it removed.

Liam Walker QC, representing Sage Willoughby, had told the jury their decision would reverberate around the world:
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"Make no mistake members of the jury, your decision is not just going to be felt in this courtroom or this city," he said. "I urge you all to be on the right side of history."

Tom Wainwright, representing Milo Ponsford, told the court: "If you have a cancer like Colston festering in your city, you cut it out. Only once it's gone that the body can heal."

Yes! There is also a cancer festering on the planet. It is called Western civilization.
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« Reply #107 on: January 25, 2022, 08:04:28 pm »
What I like to see:

https://news.sky.com/story/juan-ponce-de-leon-statue-of-spanish-explorer-toppled-in-puerto-rico-hours-before-kings-visit-12524459



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A statue of a Spanish explorer in Puerto Rico has been toppled hours before a visit by the King of Spain to the US Caribbean territory.

Juan Ponce de Leon, who landed on the island with Christopher Columbus in 1493, ruled the territory as its first governor.

He put down a rebellion by the native Tainos, a subgroup of the Arawak Indians.
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The incident occurred just hours before Spain's King Felipe VI was due to meet Puerto Rico governor Pedro Pierluisi and other officials to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the founding of San Juan.

Two years ago, activists marched through the streets of Old San Juan in support of a US movement to eradicate symbols of oppression and demanded that Spain's legacy in Puerto Rico be erased.

Yes! Being American means being the enemy of all Western colonial powers.

About Ponce de Leon:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Ponce_de_Le%C3%B3n

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In 1502 the newly appointed governor, Nicolás de Ovando, arrived in Hispaniola. The Spanish Crown expected Ovando to bring order to a colony in disarray.[16][21] Ovando interpreted this as authorizing subjugation of the native Taínos. Thus, Ovando authorized the Jaragua massacre in November 1503. In 1504, when Tainos overran a small Spanish garrison in Higüey on the island's eastern side, Ovando assigned Ponce de León to crush the rebellion.[21]

Ponce de León was actively involved in the Higüey massacre, about which friar Bartolomé de las Casas attempted to notify Spanish authorities. Ovando rewarded his victorious commander by appointing him frontier governor of the newly conquered province, then named Higüey also.
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In 1508 King Ferdinand ... authorized Ponce de León to conquer the remaining Taínos and exploit them in gold mining.[23]
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Ponce de León parceled out the native Taínos amongst himself and other settlers using a system of forced labor known as encomienda.[32] The Indians were put to work growing food crops and mining for gold. Many of the Spaniards treated the Taínos very harshly and death rates were very high. The demand for slaves kidnapped from other islands grew. By June 1511 the Taínos were pushed to a short-lived rebellion, which was forcibly put down by Ponce de León and a small force of troops armed with crossbows and arquebuses.[33][34]
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On 14 June they set sail again looking for a chain of islands in the west that had been described by their captives. They reached the Dry Tortugas on 21 June.[21] There they captured giant sea turtles, Caribbean monk seals, and thousands of seabirds.
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Ponce de León was also ordered to organize an armada for the purpose of attacking and subduing the Caribs, who continued to attack Spanish settlements in the Caribbean.[78]

Three ships were purchased for his armada and after repairs and provisioning Ponce de León left Spain on 14 May, 1515 with his little fleet. The record of his activities against the Caribs is vague. There was one engagement in Guadeloupe on his return to the area and possibly two or three other encounters.[79] The campaign came to an abrupt end in 1516 when Ferdinand died.

Remember, all of the above could have been prevented if only Spain had remained Andalus. This is why America should always side with the Islamic world against any Western country.

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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #108 on: January 26, 2022, 08:41:30 pm »
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/st-kilda-s-captain-cook-statue-doused-in-red-paint-in-australia-day-protest-20220126-p59r9l.html

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A Melbourne monument depicting Captain James Cook was doused in red paint overnight as part of an Australia Day protest.

The statue, located near St Kilda beach, was defaced and its base was papered with flyers proposing the abolition of Australia Day celebrations. The vandalism attracted a small group of curious locals to Catani Gardens on Wednesday morning before the paint was hosed off by council workers.
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It is not the first time the statue has been defaced. Vandals poured pink paint over the monument on the eve of Australia Day in 2018, scribbling the words “no pride” beneath Captain Cook’s feet along with the Aboriginal flag.

A similar memorial at Edinburgh Gardens in Fitzroy North was also reportedly defaced, but a caller to 3AW said he cleaned the “thick red paint” off early Wednesday morning.

That statue was covered with graffiti in 2020. The words “destroy white supremacy” and “remove this” were scrawled on the monument’s stone and bitumen in front of it.

The discovery came on the same day a statue of Captain Cook in Sydney was defaced, and a day after busts of former prime ministers Tony Abbott and John Howard were vandalised in Ballarat.

If the government will not take down the statues, we must take them down ourselves.

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In Victoria, a Gippsland council voted against removing two monuments honouring Scottish explorer and pastoralist Angus McMillan, who was linked to the massacre of Indigenous people in the area.

The motion, put forward by councillor Carolyn Crossley, was responding to demands around the world for the removal of monuments to oppressors as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The proposal to remove the monument was backed by Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation chair Troy McDonald, who said the cairn dedicated to McMillan represented the celebration of a man arriving on Aboriginal land and committing genocide.

McMillan thought it was OK to be "white". Those who want to keep his monuments up are agreeing with him.

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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #109 on: February 07, 2022, 08:28:22 pm »
Another one down!

https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2022-02-03/statue-of-racist-ex-gov-bilbo-quietly-moved-in-mississippi

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A statue of white supremacist former Mississippi Gov. Theodore Bilbo has quietly been moved out of sight in the state Capitol — a move praised by Black lawmakers who say he never deserved a place of prominence.
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Democratic Rep. Kabir Karriem, a member of the Legislative Black Caucus, said its lingering presence was “very offensive" in a state where nearly 40% of residents are Black.
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Another member of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, Democratic Rep. Ed Blackmon of Canton, said that when he was first elected to the House in 1979, the Bilbo statue was still in the rotunda.

“That’s the first person I met when I came to the Capitol,” Blackmon said Thursday. “I said, ‘My God. Bilbo.’”

During Bilbo's last campaign in 1946, a group of Black Mississippi residents filed a petition with the U.S. Senate, saying Bilbo had used “inflammatory appeals" to white people and incited violence that discouraged Black voters from participating in the Democratic primary, according to the U.S. Senate.

About Bilbo:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_G._Bilbo

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Bilbo proposed an amendment to the federal work-relief bill on June 6, 1938, which would have deported twelve million black Americans to Liberia at federal expense to relieve unemployment.[37]
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The Democrats assigned Bilbo to what was considered the least important Senate committee, one on governance of the District of Columbia, to try to limit his influence. Bilbo, however, used his position to advance his white supremacist views. Bilbo was against giving any vote to district residents, especially as the district's black population was increasing because of the Great Migration.
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Bilbo revealed his membership in the Ku Klux Klan in an interview on the radio program Meet the Press. He said:

No man can leave the Klan. He takes an oath not to do that. Once a Ku Klux, always a Ku Klux.[42]

He was a prominent participant in the lengthy southern Democratic filibuster of the Costigan-Wagner anti-lynching bill before the Senate in 1938.
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Bilbo was outspoken in saying that blacks should not be allowed to vote anywhere in the United States, regardless of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments to the Constitution.
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In 1946, he wrote to General MacArthur, head of the Allied occupation of Japan, that the Japanese should "all be sterilized."[44]

During the 1946 Democratic Senate primary in Mississippi, his last race, Bilbo was the subject of a series of attacks by journalist Hodding Carter, Jr., in his paper, the Greenville Delta Democrat-Times. Dismayed that the Supreme Court had ruled that white primaries were unconstitutional, he urged his white supporters to prevent black citizens from voting. At least half of all black citizens were prevented from voting in the primary due to threats of violence.[45]

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« Reply #110 on: February 08, 2022, 08:23:50 pm »
The next targets have been spotted:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-capitol-filled-racist-depictions-155839234.html

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The U.S. Capitol Is Filled With Racist Depictions of Native Americans. It's Time for Them to Go
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visitors to the Capitol will still encounter several 19th century paintings and sculptures that advocate cruelty and barbarism—against Native Americans.

One of these sculptures, carved in 1826-1827 by the Italian artist Enrico Causici, is a gruesome scene showing the explorer Daniel Boone stabbing a Native American warrior. Another warrior lies dead beneath their feet, filling the entire bottom of the rectangular panel. Soon after the work was installed, then-Rep. Tristam Burges, sarcastically commented that it “very truly represented our dealing with the Indians, for we had not left them even a place to die upon.”

The Boone panel is one of the first four sculptures made for the Capitol after it was rebuilt following its burning by the British in the War of 1812. The other sculptures show a Native American man offering corn to Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock, Pocahontas saving John Smith, and William Penn shaking hands with a Native American to close a deal to exchange land for gifts. In 1842, then-Rep. Henry Wise claimed that Native Americans visiting the Capitol had observed how well these sculptures showed the history of relations between them and settlers: “We give you corn, you cheat us of our lands; we save your life, you take ours.”

These sculptures went up during the debates leading up to President Andrew Jackson’s 1830 “Indian Removal Act,” which expelled Native Americans from their lands east of the Mississippi River. The Congressmen who authorized forced marches in which thousands died, including the infamous “Trail of Tears,” thought their actions were justified because they believed either that Native Americans were so savage that they could never peacefully coexist with white Americans or that the inferior “Indian race” would quickly die out when faced with superior European settlers.

It’s no wonder the Congressmen believed these stereotypes, since they saw them in the sculptures decorating the Capitol. The Boone panel shows both at once: its warrior is wild-eyed, with a face twisted in a demonic grimace of hatred. But Boone’s face remains calm. Despite his opponent’s impressive muscles and the tomahawk raised over his head, Boone is confident that his superior nature will win the fight.

While serving in the House in 2019, now-Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, called for a review of the Capitol’s artwork to document its “racist stereotypes about Native Americans.” The Architect of the Capitol, the agency responsible for the Capitol’s art, put up a website listing some of the images of Native Americans in the building, but there have so far been no indications that any of these artworks will be removed. The project would indeed be complex, since Native American figures appear so often in the Capitol’s mid-19th century decorations, ranging from sculpted panels on the Rotunda’s doors, its paintings, including John Chapman’s 1840 “Baptism of Pocahontas,” the massive sculptures over the entrance to the Senate building, and even the clock keeping time in the House. In her book Art and Empire, scholar Vivien Green Fryd points out that these Native Americans, “relegated to shadows and borders,” are nearly always shown in powerless positions. They crouch, kneel, collapse, or sit in despairing contemplation of their children, symbolizing the imminent extinction of their kind.

Attorney Brett Chapman, a member of the Pawnee tribe and descendent of Chief Standing Bear, pointed me to a section of the painted frieze circling the Rotunda. The frieze shows the 1813 death of the Shawnee chief Tecumseh, who formed intertribal coalitions to fight the settlers. Tecumseh is shown crumpled to the ground below his killer, Richard Mentor Johnson (who would later serve as vice president under Martin Van Buren), who rides a triumphantly rearing horse. Chapman asked me to imagine if the frieze instead showed “Martin Luther King with a gunshot wound to his head, with the murderer standing right over him.” For Chapman, celebrating the death of King or Tecumseh is “the same thing”: a glorification of the oppression of Americans of color.
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That’s what Horatio Greenough showed in his massive 1850 sculpture “Rescue,” installed outside the Capitol Building’s eastern entrance. Greenough used plaster casts of skulls lent to him by the artist John Chapman, who had obtained them for his Rotunda painting of the baptism of Pocahontas. Greenough’s sculpture, which shows a settler triumphing over a dying Native American warrior, was praised by critics for, as one of them put it in 1851, showing “the ferocious and destructive instinct of the savage, and his easy subjugation under the superior manhood of the new colonist.” Another complimented the way the settler’s “rebuking force is a shade saddened and softened by the melancholy thought of the necessary extinction of the poor savage, whose nature is irreconcilable with society.”

But you won’t see “Rescue” on a Capitol tour today. In 1939, a joint resolution of Congress called for the sculpture to be “ground into dust” and “scattered to the four winds” so that it would not be a “constant reminder to our American Indian citizens” about the cruel process of Western expansion. In 1941, a similar joint resolution called “Rescue” “an atrocious distortion of the facts of American history and a gratuitous insult” to Native Americans. While neither these resolutions nor protests by Indigenous groups had any official result, “Rescue” was put in storage in 1958, supposedly to protect it during construction work on the building. But it was never returned to the Capitol – and in 1976, a crane dropped “Rescue” as it was moving it to a new storage area. Its fragments linger in a government warehouse.

“Rescue” may have been one of the most bloodthirsty, and was certainly the largest single example, of a 19th century Capitol artwork based on the idea that Native Americans were fundamentally inferior to white Americans.
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when I asked Mike Forcia, chairman of the American Indian Movement’s chapter in the Twin Cities, Minn., if he thought adding new images to the Capitol to honor Native Americans was enough to make up for the derogatory ones, he said no. “They should be taken down from their place of honor,” he said. “It’s time to come clean.”

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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #111 on: February 15, 2022, 07:50:10 pm »
More success:

https://globalnews.ca/news/8619183/gassy-jack-statue-gastown-toppled-dtes-womens-memorial-march/

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The statue of John Deighton, more commonly known as Gassy Jack, was toppled Monday afternoon during the annual Downtown Eastside Women’s Memorial March.

Video shared online shows ropes being placed around the statue and then it falling while people crowded around to cheer.

The statue stands at the edge of Gastown, the neighbourhood in Vancouver named after him.
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The City of Vancouver has been in consultations with (the) Squamish Nation on the right way to remove the Gassy Jack statue and recognize the truth of John Deighton’s harmful legacy.”



https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/education-news/2022/01/26/417683/statue-of-rice-founder-to-be-relocated-in-response-to-criticism-regarding-universitys-lack-of-diversity/

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A statue memorializing Rice University’s founder will soon be relocated after years of complaints from students who said the school needed to examine its own history of racism.
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William Marsh Rice chartered the university in 1891 exclusively for white students — a policy that remained in place until 1965. The school also briefly allowed for the creation of a Ku Klux Klan student chapter and permitted blackface social gatherings.

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« Reply #112 on: February 16, 2022, 08:29:31 pm »
Well done!

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mexicos-indigenous-purepecha-tear-down-004149575.html

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Mexico's indigenous Purepecha tear down statues of Spaniards

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Activists from Mexico’s Purepecha people used axes and sledgehammers Monday to knock down statues of their ancestors being forced to haul and work stones by a colonial-era Spanish priest.
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The life-size statues depict Spanish priest Fray Antonio de San Miguel ordering one nearly naked Purepecha to cut a stone block, while another is depicted hauling a stone away on his back.

A fourth figure in the group, known as the “Statue of the Builders,” represents an anonymous Spanish town planner standing nearby holding papers.

The Supreme Indigenous Council of Michoacan said the statues glorified the brutal exploitation of their ancestors, who continued to resist the Spanish after the rival Aztec empire to the east fell to the conquistadores in 1521.

“2022 marks 500 years since the conquest and invasion of Michoacan that occurred in June 1522,” the council said in a statement. “During the invasion of what is today Michoacan, the Spanish enslaved thousands of Indigenous people.”

“Five hundred years after the invasion of Michoacan, the indigenous people continue to resist and fight as our grandfathers did.”

The council distributed photos of some of the statues knocked to the ground, with activists smashing them to bits.

One day we will smash Spain itself and turn it back into Andalus!
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« Reply #113 on: March 04, 2022, 12:09:02 am »
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2022/3/3/22959813/columbus-statue-arrigo-lawsuit-parade-park-district-onesti-smyrniotis-lightfoot-italian-americans

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A civic leader is demanding that Mayor Lori Lightfoot apologize for the obscene and derogatory remarks a lawsuit alleges she made about Italian Americans during a phone call to discuss the statue of Christopher Columbus removed from Arrigo Park.

That statue was taken away on Lightfoot’s orders in 2020 after it became the target of protests and vandalism. The statue is the property of the Chicago Park District, which was sued by the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans seeking the statue’s return.

The comment that incensed Ron Onesti, president of the civic committee, was allegedly made during a video call the mayor had the evening of Columbus Day with several people, including two park district attorneys, after she killed a deal the district had made with Onesti’s group to allow the statue to be displayed at the Columbus Day parade, according to the lawsuit.

“You d--ks, what the f--k were you thinking?” Lightfoot is quoted as saying in the lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, Lightfoot went on to accuse King and Smyrniotis of making “some kind of secret agreement with Italians, what you are doing, you are out there measuring your d--ks with the Italians seeing whose got the biggest d--k ... I am trying to keep Chicago Police officers from being shot and you are trying to get them shot. My d--k is bigger than yours and the Italians, I have the biggest d--k in Chicago.”
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On the call, Lightfoot told Smyrniotis: “Get that f--king statue back before noon tomorrow or I am going to have you fired.”

Thank you for standing up to the colonialists, Mayor Lightfoot!

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“It’s offensive. We’re Chicagoans first. That’s our mayor. And our mayor is talking about her constituency that way. About an ethnic group that way. A very large ethnic group,” Onesti said.

“There isn’t an ethnic group that deserves that kind of vulgar referencing. ... I’m astounded . . . It’s embarrassing and it’s insensitive.”

True leaders are unconcerned with popularity. It doesn't matter how large your ethnic group is. If you support Columbus, you instantly share in all the violence that Columbus initiated and hence deserve all the retaliatory violence that Columbus himself deserved (but unfortunately did not receive).

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“Her position is that the city of Chicago owns it,” Onesti said Thursday.

“The last time I checked, the city of Chicago is our people. We’re the people. We own it. We, as an organization, have a legal claim to it,” he added.

If you support Columbus, you are not even American, let alone Chicagoan. You are nothing but Western colonialists. This is what you look like to us (as Lightfoot accurately described):

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« Reply #114 on: April 11, 2022, 02:55:28 am »
Our enemies keep complaining about our activism:

https://vdare.com/posts/great-replacement-comes-for-gen-custer-democrats-in-michigan-push-to-remove-custer-monument

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LANSING — Michigan Democrats this weekend could call for the removal of a monument to Gen. George Custer in Monroe
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The Democratic resolution states Custer was “notoriously known as the ‘Indian Killer,'” and the statue is a “painful public reminder of the genocide of Indigenous peoples.”

About Custer:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Armstrong_Custer#Attacks_on_Indigenous_Peoples

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Deloria condemned Custer's violations of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty that established the Black Hills region as unceded territory of the Sioux and Arapaho peoples.[130] Custer's violations of the Fort Laramie Treaty included a 1874 gold expedition and the 1876 Battle of Greasy Grass (Battle of the Little Bighorn).[131]

Critics have also highlighted Custer's 1868 Washita River surprise attack that killed Cheyenne non-combatants including mothers, children, and elders. Custer was following Generals William Sherman and Philip Sheridan's orders for “total war” on the Indigenous nations. Describing total war methods, Sherman wrote, “We must act with vindictive earnestness against the Sioux, even to their extermination, men, women, and children...during an assault, the soldiers can not pause to distinguish between male and female, or even discriminate as to age."[132] There is “credible evidence” that following the attack, Custer and his men took “sexual liberties” with female captives, in the euphemism of one historian.[133] Another historian writes, “There was a saying among the soldiers of the western frontier, a saying Custer and his officers could heartily endorse: ‘Indian women **** easy.’”[134]

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Custer’s Last Stand is our history. His statue in Monroe, Michigan celebrates our history.

Since they self-identify with Custer, we should treat them the same way we treated Custer.
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« Reply #115 on: April 11, 2022, 10:07:25 pm »
Awesome!

https://barenakedislam.com/2022/04/11/israel-josephs-tomb-one-of-the-holiest-places-in-judaism-has-been-set-fire-to-and-vandalized-by-muslims-twice-in-the-past-two-days/

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About 100 Palestinians marched to Joseph’s tomb in the city of Nablus late Saturday and set it on fire before being dispersed, Israeli military spokesman Brig. Gene. Ran Kochav told Israeli army radio. Photos showed parts of the grave smashed and charred, as well as damage to a chandelier hanging above it, a water tank and an electrical box, the Jerusalem Post reported. And for the second day in a row, Palestinians reportedly broke into Joseph’s Tomb again and vandalized the shrine.

Hitler explains who Joseph was:

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"Before the first clash with the Egyptians, the head scoundrel, the modest Joseph, had pretty
well prepared: the seven lean cows, all the granaries filled, the people raging with hunger, the
reigning Pharaoh a perfect flunky of the Jews, and Joseph, with a corner on the grain supply,
'ruler over all the land'! (Genesis 41:43). All the lamentations of the Egyptians were in vain;
the Jew held the warehouse closed with an iron fist until they, in return for a bit of bread, were
obliged to give away first their money, then their cattle and their land, and finally their
freedom. And suddenly the capital was swarming with Jews; old Jacob was there, and 'his
sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed' --
the entire hodgepodge (Genesis 46:7). And Joseph 'wept a good while' for joy. Afterward, he
said to his brothers: 'ye shall eat the fat of the land,' and 'the good of all the land of Egypt is
yours.' (Genesis 45:18,20)
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« Reply #116 on: April 28, 2022, 08:27:15 pm »
While there have been many statues toppled since we started this topic, the following story reminds us that toppling statues is by itself not enough. So long as our enemies' bloodlines are not eliminated, they can keep putting the statues back up.

https://vdare.com/posts/nature-is-healing-whites-in-70-black-baltimore-rebuild-christopher-columbus-destroyed-in-george-floyd-riots-of-2020

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BALTIMORE — After a group of protesters threw Little Italy’s longtime Columbus statue into the Harbor two years ago, the statue has been recreated by a local sculptor.
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sculptor Will Hemsley also dedicated himself to rebuilding the solemn, marble Christopher Columbus statue, costing him about $80,000. The new sculpture is almost identical to the original one.

The only genuinely meaningful solution is to eliminate all enemy bloodlines. Why not begin with the Hemsley bloodline?

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Pica said Tuesday that the recreation of the sculpture is not necessarily about Columbus, but about what he represents as an incredible explorer who opened up the path between western Europe and the Americas.

In other words, it is about Columbus. **** your gaslighting, Western colonialist.

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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #117 on: April 28, 2022, 08:38:07 pm »
"It's not about Columbus, it's about Columbus"

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« Reply #118 on: April 29, 2022, 12:48:35 pm »
"It's not about Columbus, it's just about the entire eternal archetype that he represents"

Yeah that really makes us feel better about that  ;D

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« Reply #119 on: May 28, 2022, 08:06:12 pm »
https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2022/05/23/in-replacing-monuments-communities-reconsider-how-the-west-was-won

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PORTLAND, Ore. — In June 2020, protesters at the University of Oregon in Eugene toppled a statue called The Pioneer, which depicted a White man with a gun slung over his shoulder and a whip in his hand, and a second sculpture titled The Pioneer Mother.

Both monuments had drawn criticism from Indigenous student groups and historians for commemorating settler violence in the West.

Even as Southern states face a reckoning over Confederate monuments, communities in the Western United States are beginning to reconsider monuments that, in many locations, celebrate what dominant American culture has portrayed as the conquering of the region by Europeans.

Among them are hundreds of pioneer monuments, many of which celebrate White dominance over Indigenous people as the nation expanded west. Some were toppled or damaged during the racial justice protests following the murder of George Floyd.

In Portland, protesters pulled down or damaged five statues in the summer and fall of 2020, including The Promised Land, a celebration of White westward expansion erected on the 150th anniversary of the Oregon Trail. Portland protesters also toppled monuments to Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, citing their policies and actions against Native Americans. And in Albuquerque, New Mexico, city officials removed a statue of the Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate after a shooting during a protest at the site.
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Pioneer Monuments

Pioneer monuments may appear to some observers as wholesome representations of the hard-working forebears of many White Westerners, said Cynthia Prescott, a professor of history at the University of North Dakota and the author of "Pioneer Mother Monuments." When she first began documenting the effects of 200 or so pioneer mother monuments across the West, she thought of the genre as "grandma in a sun bonnet."

But the monuments’ intent was far from benign.

She cites research from 2019 by University of Oregon scholar Marc Carpenter, who as a doctoral candidate looked at the speeches by donors and the intent of the sculptor when the Pioneer sculpture was installed at his university. (The same artist, Alexander Phimister Proctor, crafted the Roosevelt monument in Portland and a statue of Robert E. Lee in Dallas that was removed from public view in 2017 and now resides at a Texas golf resort.)

At the University of Oregon, it was obvious even to those who attended the installation of the statue that they were honoring not just White settlement, Carpenter suggests, but also remembering White dominance of Indigenous people. In a paper urging the University of Oregon to remove the Pioneer statue, Carpenter wrote that unlike the Confederate statues of the South, “in the West, our problematic monuments are to America’s other great sin, the violent seizure of Native lands and murder of Native peoples.”

"You don't have to dig very far to find out that there's a racial subtext intended here," Prescott said of pioneer memorials. "That was what donors and the people involved in their dedication are thinking about.”