"Let's Blow Up Mount Rushmore" Says Vice

We may have hit peak media crazy here. A prominent online news publication says, “Let's blow up Mt. Rushmore.” No, this is not al-Qaeda's "Inspire" magazine or the Islamic State's "Dabiq" propaganda publication - it's Brooklyn based Vice News.

On the same day a barbaric terror attack takes place in Barcelona, resulting in 13 deaths and 100 people injured, the popular liberal news org known for its edgy investigative approach and stylistic "cooler than thou" appeal to millennials tweeted out an article which advocates for blowing up Mount Rushmore. 

Vice initially titled the article, authored by Vice Senior Editor Wilbert L. Cooper, as follows:

After fierce online push back on a day there was a literal terror attack unfolding across the Atlantic, Vice hastily deleted the tweet and changed the article title to the toned down, Let's Get Rid of Mt. Rushmore - this time with an editor's note at the bottom of the page attempting to explain the change: 

Editor's note: The headline and URL of this story have been updated. We do not condone violence in any shape or form, and the use of "blow up" in the original headline as a rhetorical device was misguided and insensitive. We apologize for the error.

Rhetorical device? The content of the article still supports destroying America's most celebrated and iconic historic monument dedicated to American presidents. The author literally states he is "onboard" should there ever be "a serious push to blow up Rushmore":

With the president of the United States basically justifying neo-Nazism, it seems unthinkable that we will ever see a day when there is a serious push to blow up Rushmore and other monuments like it. But if that moment ever arrives, I suspect I'd be onboard.

Cooper further (not so) eloquently calls for leveling the whole place, and presumably all monuments devoted to past US "cults of personality" (as he calls them):

Demystifying the historical figures of the past, pulling them off the great mountain top back down to Earth where they shat, farted, spit, pissed, fucked, raped, murdered, died, and rotted seems like important business for this country. As long as we allow those men to be cults of personality who exist beyond reproach, we're never going to be able to see them for all of their good and all of their evil. 

Disturbingly, the call for leveling such monuments is contained in the conclusion of an article with repeat references equating President Trump with neo-Nazis:

Trump and his white supremacist cohorts believe the reverence some Americans have for these statues is simply respect for history, and that tearing them down is tantamount to ripping pages out of a textbook.

Ironically, the article does acknowledge the truthfulness of Trump's recent words that we are headed towards a dangerously iconoclastic slippery slope set to end in the demolishing of American history. But the Vice article at the outset essentially says... yes! Let's do just that:

Donald Trump says removing confederate statues is a slippery slope that could get out of control. Maybe he's right—would that be such a bad thing?

And if a private citizen said "let's blow up Mount Rushmore" and published an article which seriously explored destroying the site - an article which was clearly "pro" dynamiting the monument? It doesn't take much imagination to know who would come knocking if this were anything but a $5.7 billion news organization.


TahoeBilly2012 wisehiney Thu, 08/17/2017 - 21:33 Permalink

The only thing you can do is weaponize yourself. I tried talking to my friends for the last 12 years and they nodded their heads a lot, but ultimately Anderson Coope or their wife carried the narratives of the day. There won't be any sense in trying to work with these people in a financial collapse, just keep them off your property.

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jeff montanye PiratePiggy Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:06 Permalink

i don't understand your comment.  remember vice news was the first to interview guccifer 2.0 the dnc created persona to steal thunder from the seth rich theft of emails soon to be published by wikileaks.  note that guccifer and vice chose the emails that were opposition research, i.e. dirt, on donald trump.  probably a cia/mossad front.

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TheDude1224 HenryKissinger… (not verified) Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:05 Permalink

Hey man, I literally predicted this yesterday. Sharpton wants to defund the Jefferson Memorial. Antifa is defacing the Lincoln Memorial. Nobody understands history or that people's thoughts are shaped by their time period. They just expect everyone to have thought the same way we think now.I knew this was coming. Bring that mountain down!The last part is /sarc

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GUS100CORRINA Bigly Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:34 Permalink

"Let's Blow Up Mount Rushmore" Says ViceMy response: Does everyone want to know a solution to address the MARXIST PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL LEFT threats to America's heritage?Apply the same trick that President Bill Clinton used for national parks: Nationalize the monuments and put them under federal control. Then the mayors and governors can't just decide to remove them unless they get approval. Removing any monument without approval will become a FELONY OFFENSE!!Not sure I like this solution, but is will STOP THE MADNESS for the moment until COOLER HEADS CAN PREVAIL.

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Ms No El Vaquero Thu, 08/17/2017 - 22:16 Permalink

Actually they started by demolishing the Constitution.  The last of that really fell with the "Lets kill all the Muslims" frenzy that came after the US government, Israel and SA took down the twin towers.  Now they need to remove Jefferson so that nobody remembers that there was a Constitution and that our founders were defiant to and terrified of international banks.  

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Oldwood Ms No Thu, 08/17/2017 - 22:29 Permalink

The Muslims are killing more Muslims than white folk ever will. And while we have perpetrated war upon their nations, we have gone far from attempting to exterminate them. What is it about the religion of peace that you missed as extolled by our leaders. They couldn't even say Islamic terror, much less "Lets kill all the Muslims".

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Ms No Oldwood Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:58 Permalink

"They couldn't even say Islamic terror, much less "Lets kill all the Muslims"."That is correct if you just look at the history of the Obama administration.  Before that there was the Sept 11 era, and they whipped up a huge frenzy of Anti-Muslim hatred that took on the right, permanently.  That's how we got the Iraq war.  Iraq did not attack us.  Iraq never killed any of us.  The right as been so blinded ever since that they can't see anything else.  We didn't have jack for terrorism in the US during the 90s and anything going on over there we are hearing about second hand, and it is none of our business.We know the US is behind ISIS.  ISIS and Al Qaeda are the same thing.  Why is this information not absorbing?When Barack Hussein Obama was in office the reversed course and started claiming that they were being discriminated against.  Don't you think they are sophisticated enough to know that when you see Muslims blowing things up but refuse to acknowledge it that it will grow a huge amount of kinetic energy on the right?  Do you think that was an accident.  Don't you think it's strange that during that period of time that they put somebody with a Muslim name in power?  Now we know they were funding ISIS and they are starting shit between blacks and whites?  It's obvious what they are doing.  The are looking for the biggest and most emotional divisions in society and twisting the knife.    Where there wasn't hatred they grew it.  This is color revolution.Everybody has been played.

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Oldwood Ms No Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:57 Permalink

I see it a llittle differently.We have competing agencies of government that is some cases are working directly against each others while others are arein league with each other, ALL culminating in chaos that is ulimately used to engender fear that empowers them to strip away our liberties for OUR OWN GOOD.Hillary and Trump are very much part of this agenda, both representing the chaos we now live, both offering opportunity and threat, depending on which side of the line you choose. Trump is the last convulsion of the constitutional republic. Corruption has taken ownership of this country...of the whole world, and those supporting Trump are just as willing to accept some level of tyranny UNDERSTANDING that liberty has died and the ONLY recourse against tyranny is tyranny....in our case the HOPE of a benevolent dictator who's promise is the eventual return of liberty. Hillary's supporters simply wanted a continuation of the corrupt paradigm as they saw it as their savior....or benefactor, winning at the cost to what they perceived as a cot in liberty and property of OTHERS. This has happened before....the Civil War, and it is happening again, except this time it promises to be a WORLD Civil War, with far more lethality and dire consequence. It seems we are willing to murder our own with even greater contempt and abandon than foreigners, looking at the death toll from our prior civil war.Our choice is to fight our progressive slide into a collectivist abyss, or fight and end up with this disaster of world war chaos. In other words, again, choosing the LESSER of evils....exactly what Trump was.

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BeansMcGreens yogibear Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:57 Permalink

One has  got to remember the first monuments the left went after FIRST were the Ten Commandments, crosses, and other Christian memorials. Some on this very site actually thought it was a good idea, this so called seperation of church and state brought up by Thomas Jefferson himself. Now everyone is worked up into a tizzy. Remember this;God is not mocked. When will there be a Major John Buttrick. It was  Buttrick  who at Concord in April 19, 1775 yelled, "Fire fellow soldiers, for God's sake fire!"

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Chupacabra-322 Ms No Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:20 Permalink

@ Ms,

Historically, thats exactly what every Country that has ever fallen under the rule of Communism have in common.

Every regime attempted to eradicate that Countires Culture to Indoctrinate future Generations in their new Image.

Communist achieved Genocide by Marginalizing Individuals within segments of Society by ostracizing their Identities to impose their own Ideology of Communism.

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Ms No Chupacabra-322 Fri, 08/18/2017 - 01:30 Permalink

I'm glad your on here because some days I feel like almost nobody sees it the same way.  They always bring the discontent and revolutionaries.  They have been breeding Marxist revolutionaries for decades now and nobody seemed to care.  They also were incubating ISIS and Al Qaeda for a very long time.  Little do the Antifa Commies know that they are working for the same people as ISIS, well some of them don't know.   

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chiaroscuro Chupacabra-322 Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:41 Permalink

Marxist sleeper cells awakening. The color revolution is upon us. Black and White. Red and Blue. Blue and Grey. The only good news is that in spite of all the damage the Marxists have done to our government and society over MANY years in preparation for their attempted take over, they never quite succeeded in dismantling the final fail safe built into our Constitution: the Second Amendment. They could still keep trying to abolish guns and I'm sure they will. But now their opposition is awake, defiant and dug in. They have lost the element of surprise. They're kicking this off before they could get the upper hand they had previously counted on...which puts them at a considerable disadvantage. 

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Sun Rabbit JRobby Fri, 08/18/2017 - 21:58 Permalink

Agreed. But before they blow it up, as a Free Market Capitalist I'm gonna buy up the land right next to Mt. Rushmore and create an exact replica of it with Ben Franklin added, and then charge a competitive admission fee. I'd call it something original vaguely similar to the original name, like how about Rush Mountmore? So I don't get sued for copyright infringement, I guess.

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Oldwood unsafe-space-time Thu, 08/17/2017 - 22:33 Permalink

They put them in South Dakota....it's not like they wanted anyone to see them!Leave them the fuck alone. Anyone who thinks we are advancing tolerance and peace by destroying monuments and landmarks should go check the harmonious lands formerly occupied by ISIS and Taliban.All we hear is tolerance and all we see is intolerance. Walk your talk or shut the fuck up.

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