The footage is a perfect analogy for the cultural and political destruction of America
Source: Steve Watson
A statue of Thomas Jefferson that has stood for almost 200 years was removed from New York City Hall Monday after a minority of Mayoral appointees deemed it to be potentially offensive.
Footage of the statue being removed was shared widely.
It was secured with straps and lifted by chains:
🚨Marxists have Thomas Jefferson statue removed from New York City Hall after 187 years.— Alexander Higgins (@kr3at) November 23, 2021
Woke City Hall has banned all statutes of his likeliness with Democrat Co-Chair saying he wanted the statue gone because it doesn’t represent contemporary values.https://t.co/fewWQGnKcE pic.twitter.com/EOit4vUoXs
The statue was then placed into a crate and lowered down to the ground floor of the building:
The NY City Hall statue of Thomas Jefferson which has stood for 187 yrs was evicted because, according to council member Daneek Miller, its "not who we are." pic.twitter.com/rFCrXEiD1T— EᴷNᴬLᴵEᵀSᴱSᴿ (@KaiterEnless) November 23, 2021
Hope it’s insured! Art handlers slowly guide the 1833 Thomas Jefferson statue down the City Hall rotunda pic.twitter.com/eANVWFheXW— Julia Marsh (@juliakmarsh) November 22, 2021
The statue will be relocated to the New-York Historical Society after nine members of the Mayoral appointed Public Design Commission voted in October to remove it.
Several lawmakers testified that the statue is ‘offensive’, with Democratic Assemblyman Charles Barron of Brooklyn even declaring that Jefferson was a “slaveholding pedophile.”
Others, including Republican City council member Joe Borelli, accused NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio of waging a “progressive war on history.”
The statue will likely be included in educational exhibits with the ‘proper’ historical context that likely will include a discussion of Jefferson’s slave ownership.
People who tried to watch the removal of the statue were initially told that they had no right to be there:
We’re trying to witness and photograph the removal of the Thomas Jefferson statue from City Hall where it’s been for 187 years and the “Public” Design Commission is trying to say we’re not allowed in Council Chambers pic.twitter.com/UdSmvvfJHk— Julia Marsh (@juliakmarsh) November 22, 2021
The left hates this country and wants to destroy it, and you. Everything you love, they hate.
If you value anything about the nation, the left is your enemy. Treat them as such. https://t.co/sKjQnS5KR5— Cincy Hustle (@cincyhustle513) November 23, 2021
Tear down Jefferson’s statue and revere George Floyd’s, do you see the pattern? https://t.co/DMw9CTI12G— Judi Cartwright (@JudiCartwright) November 23, 2021
https://t.co/aITHnEMONf This is the Way deBlasio should leave on January 1st Hauled out like Garbage 💩🤮— C B Millstone 🗣 (@18Millstone) November 23, 2021
As we previously noted, back in 2017, after statues of Confederate figures were targeted, President Trump predicted that soon enough it would be statues of Jefferson and Washington that would face the axe.
“This week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is George Washington next week, and is it, Thomas Jefferson, the week after? You really do have to ask yourself: ‘Where does it stop?’” Trump asked at the time.
The media said Trump was overreacting and pointing to a ‘false slippery slope’.
John Oliver devoted an entire segment to mocking Trump over the statement:
It hasn’t stopped. History is being systematically erased.
Earlier this year we reported on the woke mob succeeding in influencing a MUSEUM in New York to remove a statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt.
Called it. Now the statues can't even be part of museums. https://t.co/SXs5toe4Vw— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) June 21, 2020