With looting black-owned stores starting to become a public relations problem for leftist anti-police protestors, they’ve returned to their old standby: statue-toppling.
As if directed by some Mighty Integral, statues of Christopher Columbus, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Mohandas Gandhi, Matthias Baldwin (a Philadelphia abolitionist), Abraham Lincoln, Boy Scouts founder Robert Baden-Powell, father of modern policing Robert Peel, Captain James Cook, Sir Francis Drake, were all targeted for vandalism, removal, or destruction across the U.S., U.K. and Australia. Cecil Rhodes apparently escaped only because the protestors didn’t know who he was. The suddeness of this collective madness, so redolent of the Taliban’s Bamiyan Buddha destruction, or Pol Pot’s or Robespierre’s bid to erase history and start at zero, is worth a blog of its own.
One of these incidents didn’t work out well for the protestors, however, and tells us a lot about the nature of this collective madness.
Here’s the toppling:
Full video of the protestor injured by the falling statue pic.twitter.com/4FeAzmhTQY
— Scooobee ⚡ (@MoeConnoisseur) June 11, 2020
Here’s the aftermath:
Here's a close-up video of the statue incident in Portsmouth, VA. Protesters gather around him with their phones to film
and take photos of the carnage, blocking EMTs from rescuing him until the police clear the way. pic.twitter.com/dWVu3VgMtI
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 11, 2020
And here’s the irony:
Warning Graphic Content: Look who’s helping after a protestor is severely injured by a statue pulled down by protestors in Portsmouth, VA.? Yup, it’s a cop! pic.twitter.com/4GN53h5022
— Philosophy (@annemwenninger) June 11, 2020
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