DC Mayor Forms Committee to "Recommend" Which of the City's Monuments, Schools to Remove or Rename
Just when you thought the left's goal of tearing down statues shifted to burning down buildings - it didn't, entirely.
Washington DC's far-left mayor, Muriel Bowser, the same mayor who thought it'd be a wonderful idea to spend taxpayer money on painting a large Black Live Matter mural on a street near the White House out of sheer spite for the president, has yet another absurd idea in mind.
Surprised yet? Don't be.
Bowser formed a committee back in July to recommend the changing of names of various DC schools and federal buildings. It doesn't stop there, though. The committee will also be recommending the federal government to "remove, relocate or contextualize" various federal memorials and monuments that they deem pay homage to racists, slave owners, or anyone else that fits the criteria outlined in an Executive Summary released by the Mayor's office.
According to the Executive Summary, which conveniently exhibits pictures of the DC BLM mural on its front cover and throughout, the committee finds that more than 70% of the memorials and monuments are "named for white men, many of whom were not District residents."
It also lists a number of historical figures' names and the locations that memorialize them that it recommends the federal government "remove, relocate, or contextualize" including:
Christopher Columbus - Columbus Fountain
Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin Statute
Andrew Jackson - Andrew Jackson Statue
Thomas Jefferson - Jefferson Memorial
George Mason - George Mason Memorial
Francis Griffith Newlands - Newlands Memorial Fountain
Albert Pike - Albert Pike Statute
George Washington - Washington Monument, George Washington Statute
Firstly, good luck removing or relocation the Washington Monument. Secondly, Republicans like Senator Tom Cotton were swift to react.
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said that the left's agenda wouldn't come to fruition on his watch and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany issued a statement saying that it's a destructive narrative being pushed by the left.
McEnany is exactly right, it is an extremely dangerous narrative being pushed by the left to carry out their progressive agenda. Tearing down statues was never about eradicating symbols of racism and slavery for the liberal leaders. The individuals involved in defacing and vandalizing the monuments were just pawns in their game. Ultimately, the game has always been about eradicating our history as a nation. When you erase a nation's history, you erase its sovereignty and everyone's ability to refer back to its better times under a structure that benefits its citizens.
Without even knowing our current socialist leaders, George Orwell eloquently summed up their ambitions to remove historical monuments, memorials, statues, and to rename streets and schools across the country in his famous book 1984:
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. History has stopped.”
(Cover photo: Fox News)