Richmond’s New Equestrian Monument

I unironically support this.

I think this is a fitting monument that deserves a place of public prominence in Richmond, VA. In the event that we seized power, I wouldn’t take it down either.

I would leave this up to illustrate to future generations the absurdity of liberal democracy and the extremes to which our culture degenerated under that system of government. It turned our culture upside down and in the end completely perverted the natural order.

New York Times:

“He looks like a man lost in time, uprooted, with the horse he rode in on, from a previous century, perhaps, or was it a future one?

In a riot of flashing neon signs and costumed avengers, populating a patch of Times Square on Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets, he can be seen looking regal and triumphant astride a rearing steed worthy of Napoleon, flanked between the modern colonial outposts of American Eagle Outfitters and Express …

After the sculpture leaves Times Square in December, it will be permanently installed in Richmond on Arthur Ashe Boulevard, a major thoroughfare, recently renamed after the Richmond-born African-American tennis icon, that crosses Monument Avenue.

The street’s renaming came amid a statewide reckoning over the Confederacy’s racist heritage. And the rider in “Rumors of War,” a young African-American man with a knot of dreadlocks in a hoodie and ripped jeans, reflects a similar effort to reclaim history. …”

When I look at this spectacle, I find my mind circling back to Plato’s critique of democracy and his prescient account of its downfall in The Republic:

Plato explained how pushing liberty and equality to ever greater extremes eventually discredits democracy and brings on a desire for authority that produces tyranny:

“True.
And democracy has her own good, of which the insatiable desire brings her to dissolution?

What good?
Freedom, I replied; which, as they tell you in a democracy, is the glory of the State –and that therefore in a democracy alone will the freeman of nature deign to dwell.

Yes; the saying is in everybody’s mouth.
I was going to observe, that the insatiable desire of this and the neglect of other things introduces the change in democracy, which occasions a demand for tyranny. …

Quite true, he said.
The last extreme of popular liberty is when the slave bought with money, whether male or female, is just as free as his or her purchaser; nor must I forget to tell of the liberty and equality of the two sexes in relation to each other.

Why not, as Aeschylus says, utter the word which rises to our lips?
That is what I am doing, I replied; and I must add that no one who does not know would believe, how much greater is the liberty which the animals who are under the dominion of man have in a democracy than in any other State: for truly, the she-dogs, as the proverb says, are as good as their she-mistresses, and the horses and asses have a way of marching along with all the rights and dignities of freemen; and they will run at anybody who comes in their way if he does not leave the road clear for them: and all things are just ready to burst with liberty.

When I take a country walk, he said, I often experience what you describe. You and I have dreamed the same thing.

And above all, I said, and as the result of all, see how sensitive the citizens become; they chafe impatiently at the least touch of authority and at length, as you know, they cease to care even for the laws, written or unwritten; they will have no one over them.

Yes, he said, I know it too well.
Such, my friend, I said, is the fair and glorious beginning out of which springs tyranny.

Glorious indeed, he said. But what is the next step?
The ruin of oligarchy is the ruin of democracy; the same disease magnified and intensified by liberty overmasters democracy –the truth being that the excessive increase of anything often causes a reaction in the opposite direction; and this is the case not only in the seasons and in vegetable and animal life, but above all in forms of government.

True.
The excess of liberty, whether in States or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.

Yes, the natural order.
And so tyranny naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme form of liberty?

As we might expect.”

If Plato is right, then eventually we will be relieved of liberal democracy when the cycle of regimes renews itself. The funny thing is, the Jewish political scientist Shawn Rosenberg recently shocked his peers by saying pretty much the same thing.

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46 Comments

  1. You’re over-thinking this as usual. Globalists are intentionally destroying our European cultures, period. Your piece is like a cuck-worthy analysis of a third World ass-whipping.

    • True MPO, but writers see things illuminated entirely. This “is” simply a porch monkey on horse back, and “is” the nwo flaunting it in our face. They take down OUR monuments and put up porch 🙂

      Part of the irony is, they know 3rd world darkies, ( which Africans are, ) aren’t even near equal AND they don’t want them near themselves. They’re using porch, ( a symbol of the 3rd world, ) the same as northerners used blacks when they placed them in positions of authority after The Civil War … to “gloat.”

      They think they’ve won. They will win if we don’t re-boot Confederacy 2.0 ( and to quote Mark on The Rifleman years ago, ) “and right quick Pa. Right quick !!!”

  2. To reclaim history is remake it in the image you want to see, not how it actually was. As for the accuracy of the image, I doubt any dreadlocked thug knows how to ride a horse, or even wants to learn.

    This Rosenberg character is trying to blame the citizenry for the downfall of democracy, saying that the elites have sidelined themselves. What a total crock. The elites are more involved than ever in ruling most aspects of society and government, as the continuing centralization of control in social media, entertainment, news, education, etc., shows. The peasantry is actually getting more involved in allowing elites to give them more scraps from their table, which also is nothing new. The elites just print more worthless fiat money to “pay” for it all — a generation or two down the road. I do agree that most people use democracy to vote themselves more of what belongs to others, but that’s the nature of majoritarian systems.

    Authoritarianism is the only way to reset society. The left is trying to do it through making voting an automatic stamp of approval, via various frauds. The right is just wondering why working within the rules doesn’t work, while defending the system that oppresses them. It’s time for a quiet revolt, our own Third Way, where those wanting to preserve Western ways make their own long march through local institutions. It took a long time to lose society, so time and patience will be required to take some of it back.

  3. I’d like to see a bronze monument on the Mall in DC depicting a rap battle between the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. And across the way a set of bronze figures depicting Holocaust survivors.

  4. “the absurdity of liberal democracy”

    That’s the reason our ancestors gave us a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC.
    They despised democracy, for good reasons.

  5. Arian: I don’t want any constitooshunul republic, I want a NATIONAL SOCIALIST MILITARY DICTATORSHIP, complete with mass executions on TV and mass deportations to forced labor camps in the Arctic Circle. NO MORE FARTIN’ AROUND.

    • Beware, the scheme you want could easily be filled by another Stalin.

      Until people can embrace true facts of genetics, were sunk.

      Our ancestors couldn’t conceive a generation so naive as ours.

    • The comment I made was to show how the (media) has corrupted our understanding. They push this concept of “democracy”, which is nothing but mob rule. A mob to be directed by (media) control.

  6. This statue is just SJW Yankeedom flipping off Dixie, again.

    It’s also SJWs reasserting the notion that it is they, and not the people of Virginia, that govern that state, and by extension, the rest of the South. Which is how these people define “Democracy®.”

    It’s effrontery and political insult to the Southern People and Nation, and should be taken as such.

    The arrogance and condescension of these people is infuriating. It makes my blood boil with rage. The original Southern Nationalists would not have stood for this.

  7. The sculptor forgot to include among the kit of this American Zulu his canteen of sacred Arizona Ice Tea, skittles, a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos, a pack of Newports, and a half pint of Courvoisier cognac.

  8. And the general came out to go take a look at the fighting for himself and what? “Someone stole my horse …”

    Name of monument — was: “Rumors of War”, now: “Horse Thief”

    Tear it down or put contextualization on it.

    The “real” history …

    If they want to tear down/rename/put anti-white anti-South comments on stuff, two can play these same games.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” — George Orwell, “1984”.

    • Banned For Life,

      It’s not just Southern heritage monuments that are being erased. Historical facts are being altered in the present day to fit the narrative of the (((gilded elites))) .

      The first time it really hit me hard was when the race of two of the three White New York City firemen that raised the American flag on top of the rubble of the World Trade Centers was changed. Instead of an accurate depiction of the moment being recreated by the sculptor, the statue now was to have a black and Hispanic firefighters and a single White fireman.

      If the 9/11 firefighters sculpture was commissioned today it would have a jewish lesbian sjw, africanized Puerto Rican, and an effeminate white “bugman.”

      • Very true.

        “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”– George Orwell, “1984”.

      • When I first saw that in 2007, I thought that was some mean caricature of Forrest by mischievous Yankees. It was later I learned it was a serious architectural work sculpted by the late, great Jack Kershaw himself.

  9. Haiti will never have a monument like that to reflect their history with over taking white rule. They will have a monument of Sean Penn giving shilling hand outs for comfort and mass breeding!

    • Exactly. Negroes themselves would never be able to make a statue like this. They copy and “ape” everything Whites do. The figure of the horse is executed in a traditional, heroic stance – but the nigra in a hoodie? HAHAHA!! It’s absurd. As well as incoherent and UGLY..

  10. Serious question, anyone know the foundry that did the cast and mould for that statue? Would be a good laugh to see the shop floor there and the profiles of the staff involved. What foundry? I’m guessing it’ll be mighty white or Chinese.

  11. I say it’s a monument of a horse thief. Why the hell else would “that” be on a horse? He stole it from a Parks Department cop.

    If this was the 1800’s, his punishment would be…. pure irony.

  12. If you got the right tools the head could be replaced rapidly. The bronze is good scrap value too. I’d guess around $200,000.

    • Speaking of lawn jockeys I can remember when every single one of them was black.
      Then they all disappeared.
      Now the only ones you see, and rarely, are white.
      Cultural appropriation.

  13. It’s an obscenity.

    It’s an in your face mockery of our traditions and history. I wonder if a group of community minded individuals were to pull it down (as ANTIFA punks have done in recent years with CSA monuments) would they escape prosecution? Oh, who am I kidding? We all know the answer to that….

    Our society has gone insane.

  14. Not entirely off topic …

    https://books.google.com/books?id=e_GefPUJJJ4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=A+Journey+in+the+Seaboard+Slave+States&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjR4LmC-_jkAhVsh-AKHQaeAwkQuwUwAHoECAUQBQ#v=onepage&q=%22From%20Washington%20to%20Richmond%2C%20Virginia%22&f=false

    That will take you to “Chapter II – Virginia” of Frederick Law Olmsted’s “A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States,” published 1856 and based on time Olmsted spent in the South earlier in the 1850s. The chapter starts in Richmond, so we get a glimpse of the Confederacy’s capital-to-be as it was experienced by a Northerner less than a decade before the Southern secession.

    Olmsted, as some of you might not know, was co-designer of New York’s Central Park.

  15. The ancient White civilizations, (Egypt is one example) did not survive mass non-White immigration and that’s why they are all Arabs now.

    (Biblical meaning) The word Arab means mixed, to grow dark. All those formally White people are now Arabs.

  16. We already know that anything Southern or White is racist. We must obey the Liberals and replace all Confederate Monuments with images of Blacks, Liberals, Mexicans, and other races. We must have no White….only Dark. We must have no Pride….only Dark. We must have nothing. Hmmmmm. Funny enough that’s what the Democrats, Liberals, Universities, the Media, and others say these days. Oh but the Republicans will save us? Oh but Trump will save us? Nope. Not gonna happen We must save ourselves through positive White Nationalism. Deo Vindice !

  17. There is so much wrong with this: They forgot to have him propping a ghetto blaster on his shoulder, he should have some malt liquor in his other hand; they neglected to put a Glock in his waist band; his pants aren’t falling off; he isn’t wearing Air Jordan’s or Converse basketball shoes; he doesn’t have any Skittles and 7-Up in his saddle bag; No Gold Chains; he isn’t clutching any dollars in his teeth; he hasn’t attached 27″ Gold Wire Rims to the horse’s hoofs; and, most importantly, they forgot to include the plaque with the line from N.W.A.’s “Gangsta’, Gangsta'” – ” ‘Cause to a kid looking up to me, life ain’t nothin’ but bitches and money.”

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