George Floyd Gets the Christopher Columbus Treatment

by Kerry Dougherty

Anyone else remember Nancy Pelosi’s reaction on July 8, 2020 when a woke mob toppled the statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore?

Here, I’ll refresh your memory:

“People will do what they do,” she shrugged.

The Hill reported that Pelosi went even further, suggesting that it was perfectly appropriate for a seething crowd of idiots to vandalize statues.

At her press conference, Pelosi, who is from Baltimore, said she was “not one of those people who is wedded to a, ‘Oh, a statue of somebody someplace is an important thing.’”

“I don’t – again, if the community doesn’t want the statue, the statue shouldn’t be there,” she added.

In other words, no biggie. It’s just a chunk of bronze or granite or whatever.

Shoot, 2020 was the year of statue toppling. It happened all across the country.

The Confederate monument in Portsmouth was vandalized — a man was gravely injured when part of it fell on him – with local politicians in attendance. The Portsmouth police chief lost her job for trying to stop the lawlessness.

I know, only in Portsmouth.

And in Richmond, news outlets like NPR saw the “art” in the graffiti scrawled all over the Robert E. Lee monument.

Ah, but suddenly the left isn’t celebrating. Not after vandals turned their spray paint cans on the George Floyd statue in Brooklyn.

That monument was defaced last week and NYPD is investigating it as a hate crime.

Mayor Bill DeBlasio — who didn’t have much to say when criminals attacked the Christopher Columbus statue in Central Park — is outraged about this.

As usual, the left drips in hypocrisy.

Look, some of us happen to believe that destruction of public property is ALWAYS wrong. We didn’t find the spray-painting of Confederate, Lincoln, Jefferson or Columbus statues amusing in the least.

But once the woke crowd cheered the vandalism of statues of historical figures they didn’t like, they opened the door for other folks to believe that vandalism is an acceptable form of protest.

It isn’t.

Sorry about the George Floyd statue, but anyone who didn’t see this coming was being willfully blind.

This column has been republished with permission from Kerry: Unemployed & Unedited.

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5 responses to “George Floyd Gets the Christopher Columbus Treatment”

  1. How does Mayor Idiot know the identities of the street artists?

    1. Stephen Haner Avatar
      Stephen Haner

      Totally fair point, Kerry. As social norms evaporate, those who cheered have no ground to complain when their icons are sucked down. The vandals if caught will have an excellent “selective prosecution” defense. Then a jury of the voters who elect fools like de Blasio will hang them anyway….

  2. DJRippert Avatar

    Interestingly, Terry McAuliffe was “front and center” in demanding that charges be dropped against Louise Lucas for her role in the destruction of a public statue. Glenn Younkin should ask McAuliffe if defacing a statue of George Floyd should also result in the charges being dropped if the vandals are caught.

    Marxists always co-opt the rule of law to further their political objectives. To paraphrase George Orwell, “All statues are created equal but some statues are more equal than others.”

  3. James Wyatt Whitehead Avatar
    James Wyatt Whitehead

    I wonder if vandals will go after the “Rumors of War” statue in Richmond? Arthur Ashe? Hope not. Sure is hot today.

  4. WayneS Avatar

    “Last night a far-right extremist group vandalized a statue of George Floyd in Brooklyn. A racist, loathsome, despicable act of hate. ”

    The investigation should be very short since Mayor DeBlowsio apparently knows exactly who defaced the statue.

    Seriously, though, I hope they catch the vandals and prosecute them – for vandalism.

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