The following article, Statue of Famed Black Abolitionist Comes Crumbling Down At the Hands of Leftist Protesters, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Okay, it just needs to be said at this point: radical liberal know-nothings hate statues. It doesn’t even matter what the statue represents, as evidenced by the torching of a 120-year-old elk and graffiti painted on the side of a “racist” mermaid.
Statues are the enemy, that could not be more clear.
Check this out, via Democrat & Chronicle:
On the same weekend in which famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass 168 years ago delivered one of his most historically resonant speeches, a statue of Douglass was toppled from its base and left near the Genesee River gorge.
Located in Maplewood Park, the statue “had been placed over the fence to the gorge and was leaning against the fence” on the river side, according to a statement from Rochester police. The statue was left about 50 feet from its pedestal.
— Ben Densieski (@BenDensieski) July 5, 2020
There is historical significance to the timing of the vandalism — though no one can now say whether the timing was mere happenstance — just as there is historical significance to the statue’s very location. The Maplewood Park location includes Kelsey’s Landing, where Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and others helped shuttle slaves to safety along the Underground Railroad.
Douglass, a former slave, delivered the speech to the Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society at Corinthian Hall in downtown Rochester. He told the listeners there and beyond that the country could not lay claim to the purest of ideals while willingly enslaving and oppressing its black citizens.
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