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Protesters in Baltimore pull down statue of Christopher Columbus; throw it into harbor

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Good. One less tyrant looking over the people. These statues need to go.

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I want to see arrests.

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smith

Do you include the hundred of statues to Monctezuma, Huayba Capac and Pacall II?

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According to The Baltimore Sun, the statue was owned by the city and dedicated in 1984 by former Mayor William Donald Schaefer and President Ronald Reagan.

I feel it's a bit going too far and extreme. It's a public property whose removal without consent and due course could constitute criminal charge (of vandalism).

Mass hysteria of this kind likens that of the Cultural Revolution in China.

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There are countless things named after Columbus in the US (a city in Ohio, a few Universities... it's endless).

Gonna have to change them all.

What about British Columbia?

That's two slaps in the face of the indigenous people that once lived there.

It's all coming down.

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Protesters in Baltimore pull down statue of Christopher Columbus; throw it into harbor

Why does the media label these as "protesters"? They are vandals.

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Jesus. Enough of this. Why do we want to give the idiot in the White House more ammunition? Columbus had no bad intent. He was seeking a passage to the East Indies.

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Yeah it’s just”confederates” right?

cant control your own pack of attack dogs and your own narratives. That worries regular Americans and make is less likely they vote against Trump (no one voting for Biden- just against Trump.

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Columbus had no bad intent. He was seeking a passage to the East Indies.

He never went to North America, of course, but he was a disgrace as ruler of the settlements he ran in the Caribbean. I think we can commemorate the "discovery" of the American continent, but he and his brothers were genocidal tyrants.

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No one in history can sustain the condemnation of today’s morality.

Mass hysteria of this kind likens that of the Cultural Revolution in China.

There is an ominous similarity of the modern neo-Marxism to the Cultural Revolution. The public shaming and humiliations, forced apology, intolerance of traditional viewpoints and customs, and destruction of old icons such as Confucius. There is nothing democratic about the social upheaval going on in the West today. The damage will be long lasting.

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There is an ominous similarity of the modern neo-Marxism to the Cultural Revolution. 

I agree with much if what you say. Some of what has happened has been near hysterical.

Columbus is an odd choice - it is not like ever even went to any part of what became the USA - I think the only bit of the continent he ever visited is now Venezuela. He was also a bit of an awful person. However, the significance of his voyage changes the course of human history.

However, statues were erected for the people who put them up in the era and their attitudes should not necessarily be binding on future generations. Central London for example, is full of statues to often long forgotten Victorians. The Victorians were massively into statues, so I guess we're stuck with the bloody things, but I wouldn't care if half of them were removed and replaced with something slightly more interesting.

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A spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young told The Sun the toppling of the statue is a part of a national and global reexamination over monuments “that may represent different things to different people.”

“We understand the dynamics that are playing out in Baltimore are part of a national narrative,” Lester Davis said.

I understand that the wannabe new "national narrative" is lawlessness, wanton destruction of property, vandalism, assault, battery, riots, theft, and terrorism.

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