Calvin Freiburger reports that the Left’s war on Western history and civilization continues.
The Daily Caller reports that the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement, an Antifa organization based out of New York City, has called for October 9, 2017 to be a nationwide “Deface Columbus Day,” during which left-wing activists launch coordinated efforts to vandalize, deface, and destroy monuments honoring one of the Left’s most hated Old White Men, Christopher Columbus.
Here’s a charming sample of the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement’s press release on the event:
The battles lines have been drawn and white supremacists are on notice. White nationalist statues are crumbling all over the US as our collective revolutionary power is growing. As the monuments of white supremacist society fall we must continue to make it clear that their reign of terror is coming to an end.
For the occasion of Columbus Day, October 9th, one of the most vile ‘holidays’ of the year, the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement is calling for collectives all over the country to take action against this day and in support of indigenous people in the US and abroad who have been victims of colonialism and genocide.
And what are those hashtags? #FuckColumbusDay and #DestroyCapitalism. How charming.
You may notice that the press release doesn’t explicitly refer to any vandalism or property damage, which liberals will certainly point to as proof that these innocent little darlings are only calling for harmless protesting. But if the inclinations of the average Antifa thug aren’t enough to connect the dots, the group also tweeted out a video making clear that violence is exactly what they mean, with footage of statues being torn down, hammers taken to walls, and numerous monuments defaced with graffiti and (hopefully) fake blood:
— RevAbolitionMov (@RevAbolitionist) September 21, 2017
The Daily Caller’s Ian Miles Cheong details how anti-Columbus vandalism is nothing new (something TFPP has been covering as well), although Antifa apparently hopes to take it up a notch:
In Yonkers, New York, a Columbus statue was beheaded on Aug. 30. Antifa vandals were also responsible for the destruction of the oldest Christopher Columbus monument in the nation on Aug. 21. Vandals left the messages “Racism: Tear it down” and “The future is racial and economic justice” […]
The call from Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement for more vandalism follows “woke” outrage against the Renaissance-period explorer whose discovery of the Americas initiated immigration to the New World.
It is essential that Americans beat back the Left’s efforts to tear down Columbus, a man who was especially critical to American history. As Minnesota educator Charlotte Cushman explained at American Thinker in 2011:
The students learn that Columbus’s discovery of America led to the age of exploration. Columbus facilitated the colonization of far-off lands and, ultimately, the creation of the United States of America. Later the students learn that the United States was the first country to recognize individual rights, and therefore people of all races could live in harmony. Recognition of rights also gave man, for the first time, the freedom to pursue his own interests. For the first time, enormous happiness was possible to a majority of the population. This also made the creation of widespread wealth possible […]
When Columbus is viciously condemned, it is the dominant ideas of our culture that are threatened. Reason, science, individualism, and progress are morally superior to collectivism and stagnation. The ideas of Western civilization have led to our survival, well-being, and happiness. Let’s not return to the Sea of Darkness. It is time to stand up and defend Christopher Columbus.