Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized In Baltimore: "He's Central To The Narrative Of White Nationalism"

Tyler Durden's picture

Baltimore's 225-year-old monument to Christopher Columbus, said to be the oldest in the country and the world dedicated to the explorer that is still standing, has been severely vandalized.

This morning the words on the statue – Sacred to the Memory of Chris. Columbus Oct. XII MDCC VIIIC – were unreadable, a hole smashed in the stone.

“Racism: Tear it down,” one sign leaning on the monument base says.

 

“The future is racial and economic justice,” said another sign that was lying in the grass.

As BaltimoreBrew reports, a video posted today shows someone smashing the inscription at the base of the 44-foot-tall obelisk located at the intersection of Harford Road and Walther Avenue, across from Herring Run Park.

In the video, one person smashes the monument with a sledge hammer as another holds a sign. An unidentified narrator explains why the action was being taken:

Christopher Columbus symbolizes the initial invasion of European capitalism into the Western Hemisphere. Columbus initiated a centuries-old wave of terrorism, murder, genocide, rape, slavery, ecological degradation and capitalist exploitation of labor in the Americas. That Columbian wave of destruction continues on the backs of Indigenous, African-American and brown people.

 

Racist monuments to slave owners and murderers have always bothered me. Baltimore’s poverty is concentrated in African-American households, and these statues are just an extra slap in the face. They were built in the 20th century in response to a movement for African Americans’ human dignity. What kind of a culture goes to such lengths to build such hate-filled monuments? What kind of a culture clings to those monuments in 2017?”

This vandalism follows protests at a Christopher Columbus statue in Detroit over the weekend.

Dozens of demonstrators converged under a raised bust of Christopher Columbus in downtown Detroit on Saturday and demanded the monument come down as they protested against white supremacy and a list of perceived affronts to black Detroiters.

 

 

The Detroit demonstration, held on a large traffic island with the Columbus monument at Randolph and Jefferson, went off without incident. It had been publicized on Facebook and dubbed, "Reclaiming our history: A Detroit without white supremacy.”

 

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"A lot of these symbols of genocide and colonialism in America are no longer being tolerated," said Adrian Polk, a member of the chapter, which is largely comprised of  people ages 18 to 35. "These symbols need to come down."

 

"Christopher Columbus has a real disturbing legacy in the United States," said demonstrator Antonio Cosme.

 

"He's a central central narrative to white nationalism. He's one of the key figures in this whole Western identity. This whole idea that the civilization of the world started in England, that it started in France, that it started in Germany."

And finally, Boston Antifa sends their love to whoever did this...

Where does it end?

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Croesus's picture

FUCK ANTIFA - KILL THEM ALL.

DEATH TO THESE TRAITORS

They may have started a war, but we will finish it.

skbull44's picture

As Putin asked of America: Have you people lost your mind?

taketheredpill's picture

 

Don't matter. Can't see.  Stared at the Sun, Bitchez!!

SilverRhino's picture

We're going to have to put these antifa fucks in ovens eventually.

 

BennyBoy's picture

 

What GOOD did Columbus do?

He discovered nothing. Millions of people were already living here.

What if somebody had sailed from america to europe in 1491 with better weapons and diseases that would kill 90% of the population, and enslave many? Sounds like "discovery".

downwiththebanks's picture

The WHITEBOYS got no argument for their fake history.

land_of_the_few's picture

Which you just wrote in a modern variant of *West Saxon*.

By the way the English word "history" itself comes from ancient Greek via Latin and Old French.

Ghost of Porky's picture

When do we burn Columbus Ohio to the ground?

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

"Reclaiming our history: A Detroit without white supremacy.”

Detroit sure has done well with blacks leading it for the past 50 years...

chubbar's picture

Mission accomplished on having a Detroit without "white supremacy" (whatever that means). Just a bunch of dumb blacks trying to gain some relevancy in their lives after having scared all the white people out of there with their violence. I don't think there is 3 brain cells amongst the whole lot of these people.

Son of Thor's picture

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American Psycho's picture

"reclaim our history."  What does that mean?  You are "destroying your / our history."  Can we please send these wankshafts to N. Korea or Venezuela?  GoFundme perhaps?

downwiththebanks's picture

Greece was an Egyptian colony. Egypt was part of Nubia.   Nubia was african.  Bilad as Sudan.

History.

Son of Thor's picture

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do... http://disq.us/url?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.counts.top%3ACd8iFJnWWuHOVCLsjT1...

847328_3527's picture

Husband fatally stabbed in front of wife by stranger in DeBlazio's safe city, Brooklyn, during random argument

 

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/fatally-stabbed-nyc-man-ki...

 

The article does not give a description of the killers which can only mean one thing.....

 

froze25's picture

Yes the one thing, he was a white male that has a christian background. Oh wait, sorry they would of said that immediately, must of been a person of color, maybe a Muslim.

Moustache Rides's picture

Fuck.  This is the end of times.  Fuck this shithole.

Vatican_cameo's picture

 

We all know what happens next, the ENGLISH Language is banned because it was conceived by White Men.  Just speaking English is a "Trigger" and offensive to Minorities.  Within the next year, expect the big battle to be whether the chosen language of the US is Spanish or Ebonics. 

Vatican_cameo's picture

 

Only in "Libtard Central" (Boston Mass) would 15,000 people show up to protest a "Free Speech Rally". 

Just think about how Fucked Up that sounds.

chubbar's picture

Did you see the video of the guy with a camera on his shoulder (hidden) who went to just talk with these morons? They shouted him down (free speach?) and then the cops arrested him. All he wanted to do was talk, he wasn't even arguing any points with them. These kids are fucking insane, not a clue between any of them.

sleigher's picture

The same people that allowed warrantless searches of their homes after the Boston Marathon bombing.  Not surprised 1 bit.

WorkingFool's picture

The description of the murderous thugs is being held pending review by the San Francisco BART police

skbull44's picture

Columubus was a product of his times, as are we all. To judge him and/or his voyages from the temporal distance of hundreds of years is somewhat disingenuous. I might agree that the colonialism of North America (and many, many other places for that matter) that occurred was a disaster for the subjugated societies but to ignore the context and simply destroy historical monuments is also wrong. The wrongs of the past cannot be undone, no matter how much we might wish them to be. Violence against history is no way to move forward, symbolism aside. Now, if we wish to move against the world's central banks, however...

BennyBoy's picture

 

I think murder, theft, enslavement, rape, fraud and lies were wrong in 1494, today, 100,000 years ago and will be 100,000 years in the future.

Or is their a fucking on-off switch?

 

Haus-Targaryen's picture

There is an on-off switch.  

Its about to get switched "off" and I imagine you won't like the result. 

skbull44's picture

I am not arguing that the way he conducted himself or his exploratory voyages was morally correct or ok, I'm simply pointing out that historical/sociocultural contexts change and it's difficult for us to make blanket judgements across wide chasms of time. Columbus's behaviour and that of his contemporaries was far more acceptable in the late 15th century than the world today...even though we see the same actions today. Those berating historic figures and vandalizing monuments would be better served trying to put an end to today's imperialistic endeavours of the current US regime. The past can't be altered but the present/future can be.

Ethnomycologist's picture

We have folks like you and these Antifa idiots worshipping Karl Marx and his demonic offspring who murdered far more people than Columbus, and this is pretty recently. 

chubbar's picture

I'm sure that the wars that were fought so you could run your mouth off without having someone with a badge shove his nightstick up your ass for talking out of turn, probably had some bad actors in them as well. The difference is that you actually, for a short time perhaps, managed to be born into a country that inshrined your right to mouth off about shit you don't have a fucking clue about because those wars were won. The little cunts running around now, intent on pulling down the constitution and bill of rights, don't have a working alternative that includes them having more freedoms and they are too fucking stupid to give a shit.

DPLETTENBERG's picture

But the difference is that you will not change the past by knocking down statutes, nothing will. If you want to stop murder, theft, enslavement, rape, fraud and lies now and in the future do something positive about it.

DPLETTENBERG's picture

But the difference is that you will not change the past by knocking down statutes, nothing will. If you want to stop murder, theft, enslavement, rape, fraud and lies now and in the future do something positive about it.

DPLETTENBERG's picture

But the difference is that you will not change the past by knocking down statutes, nothing will. If you want to stop murder, theft, enslavement, rape, fraud and lies now and in the future do something positive about it.

HenryHall's picture

>> What GOOD did Columbus do?

Columbus, and his followers, brought literacy and the scientific method to the New World. 

Would society be better without those?


True Blue's picture

They would first have to invent things like the wheel, sailing ships capable of crossing the ocean, the compass etc. etc. None of which happened in the western hemisphere for the same reason Africa never had a quarry, road or sawmill -the Bell Curve. Sorry, but that is how it is.

Oh, and as for diseases -they repaid influenza by sending syphillis back in exchange. Of the two -I'd rather have the flu.

Stackers's picture

Revolutionary Marxist, all they know is destruction and chaos

Creative_Destruct's picture

"The future is racial and economic justice"

That future includes waiting in long lines for toilet paper.... and everything else.

downwiththebanks's picture

Yep.

Columbus was a sick motherfucker.  A genocidal slave trader, using God as a weapon.

white horse's picture

Very fine history they thought you. Where did you go to school?

downwiththebanks's picture

Facts suck.

Do you know who Rodrigo is?  Wonder why.

waspwench's picture

Remove Columbus, but then you have to remove Lief Erikson, and then Brendan, and then there is Mowat's  "Alban Quest."

They will can never get rid of whitey.   They will just have to get over it.   :)

Creative_Destruct's picture

Would have to remove virtually EVERY major historical figure, be they white, brown, or yellow.

RUTHLESS in the quest for their own interests...

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

What a joke.  Those people, who collect their government freebies and ObamaPhones think they are the slaves??  Fuck all of them.  The slaves in this country are the people who get up every day, put on their pants and go to work.  And then Uncle Sam, the plantation owner, takes 60-70% of their labor from them, to hand it over to these fucking pigs.  Lazy ass people of all colors are the direct benificiaries of other people labor.

847328_3527's picture

"These things happen in a big city. People are going to have to get used to it."

williambanzai7's picture

Did you know Scotty let Lieutenant Ohura tamper with his delicious instrument?

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

The fuckin ANTIFA would never have made it across the Atlantic.  Would have tried to start a mutiny, and would have been left behind on the Azores.   Who am I kidding, they would never have made it past the Canaries or Madeira.

Croesus's picture

I want to give you all a homework assignment:

Antifa does most of their 'marketing' online; local chapters have Fartbook pages, Twitter feeds, etc.

You can see who "likes this" on Fartbook.

Start compiling a list of names, and get an idea of locations. If you can get to their individual pages, try to compile as much relevant data as possible, preferrably in a spreadsheet format. The more info, the better.

Start Doxxing these creeps.

847328_3527's picture

And the sjw politicans who support these terrorists.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

So the best DNA came first when the voyage was most difficult and resources so little? When people knew they would have nothing when they got here?

It really makes you think.