The Lewis, Clark & Sacajawea Statue has been removed from the Ridge-McIntire-West Main Street intersection. pic.twitter.com/dRRmWbxFfE— Charlottesville City (@CvilleCityHall) July 10, 2021
This is the person who ordered the removal of your history. pic.twitter.com/fVjvYVjb5X— ?? Jared ?? (@EndDemocracy) July 10, 2021
This is the type of person who wants to destroy/rewrite American history and gloats about it.— Please?Nicer (@OhComfy) July 11, 2021
I’m going to think about this for a bit. pic.twitter.com/S63WkAU6ey
Yesterday, I asked whether the destruction of Virginia’s heritage will stop at the Confederate monuments in Charlottesville. Where will the line be drawn? Why wouldn’t Thomas Jefferson’s monument be vandalized and toppled next and Monticello be razed to the ground over “white supremacy”? Are there any limits to woke supremacy or does everything have to go?
After I logged off for the day, progressive activists in Charlottesville wasted no time in toppling the Lewis & Clark and Sacagawea monument, which was down before sunset in the People’s Republic of Cville. It is the wokest city in Virginia. As we said for decades, the campaign against Confederate monuments was simply the opening shot in an all out war on American heritage by progressives. We have been vindicated by their actions and conservatives like Rich Lowry has been humiliated and proven wrong.
“The last of the city’s contested statues left its pedestal off West Main Street on Saturday afternoon after Charlottesville’s City Council voted unanimously to remove the statue of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Shoshone interpreter Sacagawea during a special meeting earlier in the day.
The statue of Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea departed the intersection where it has stood since 1919 at around 2:45 p.m. aboard a flatbed truck.
The crew had some difficulties removing the statue from the base because of a structural issue. The whole removal process took about an hour and a half.
The statue was taken to Darden Towe Park in Albemarle County, where the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center is located. …”
“Saturday marked a day of sweeping changes to the landscape of Charlottesville, Va., as local officials removed three statues seen by many as symbols of perpetuating racial inequality in America.
Early Saturday morning, the city took down statues of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Then, during an emergency midday meeting of the city council, officials unanimously voted to remove another statue featuring Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Shoshone interpreter Sacagawea, which was taken down Saturday afternoon.
Public outcry over the statue of Lee became the backdrop for an August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in which white supremacists descended on the city, ultimately leading to the death of one counterprotester. …”
Hindsight is 20/20.
In the summer of 2017, those of us who traveled to Charlottesville for the Unite the Right rally who came from Red States like Alabama or Tennessee where we are accustomed to law and order and equal justice and safe public events DID NOT understand the magnitude of the shift that was going on after Trump’s victory in these woke progressive cities like Charlottesville, Portland, Seattle and Berkeley.
We were still under the impression that things like federal court orders mattered and that the police were there to ensure safe and orderly events and that the Constitution protected all citizens equally throughout the land. There have been demonstrations over Southern heritage for twenty or thirty years now and virtually all of them had remained peaceful. The League of the South had just held two similar events in New Orleans and Gainesville, FL in the summer of 2017. There had also been two peaceful demonstrations in Charlottesville before Unite the Right which led us to believe our rights would be respected.
In retrospect, an early warning sign that our event was doomed was the chaos at Charlottesville City Council meetings. I remember how the city council meetings were violently disrupted by progressive activists that summer before the Unite the Right rally. It wasn’t normal. I was concerned about it, but I still expected the event would be safe with such a huge state and local police presence. The idea that the police and the judicial system would be weaponized against the Right was still new at the time.
In Richmond, it wasn’t just the Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and J.E.B. Stuart monuments which were vandalized and toppled on Monument Avenue after George Floyd’s death. Woke progressive activists also toppled the Christopher Columbus monument, set it on fire and tossed it into a lake. They’ve also gone into Hollywood Cemetery to vandalize graves.
Note: Do they still have the equestrian monument up of the negro with dreadlocks on horseback in Richmond? I haven’t been back to the area. There is nothing of value to see there anymore.