Remember last year when liberals became obsessed with tearing down Confederate statues? Critics warned it would lead to more but the left insisted it was just Confederate statues.
Now they’re going after a statue of an American president. This is never going to end if people don’t take a stand to stop it now.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
First it was Confederate monuments. Now statues offensive to Native Americans are poised to topple across the U.S.
Over the decades, this quiet coastal hamlet has earned a reputation as one of the most liberal places in the nation. Arcata was the first U.S. city to ban the sale of genetically modified foods, the first to elect a majority Green Party city council and one of the first to tacitly allow marijuana farming before pot was legal.
Now it’s on the verge of another first.
No other city has taken down a monument to a president for his misdeeds. But Arcata is poised to do just that. The target is an 8½-foot bronze likeness of William McKinley, who was president at the turn of the last century and stands accused of directing the slaughter of Native peoples in the U.S. and abroad.
“Put a rope around its neck and pull it down,” Chris Peters shouted at a recent rally held at the statue, which has adorned the central square for more than a century.
Peters, who heads the Arcata-based Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous People, called McKinley a proponent of “settler colonialism” that “savaged, raped and killed.”
A presidential statue would be the most significant casualty in an emerging movement to remove monuments honoring people who helped lead what Native groups describe as a centuries-long war against their very existence.
The left will never stop this as long as they can get away with it. Today it’s William McKinley, tomorrow they’ll be going after Mount Rushmore. Count on it.