Statue of KKK Leader Theodore Roosevelt Finally Coming Down

Just look at the hatred in his eyes.

Theodore Roosevelt was the leader of the Ku Klux Klan or something. Hardcore racist.

It’s a proud day in America to see a hater like him finally removed from the public square.

New York Times:

After more than a year of talk, it’s official: The Theodore Roosevelt statue in front of the American Museum of Natural History is coming down.

The New York City Public Design Commission voted unanimously at a public meeting Monday to relocate the statue by long-term loan to a cultural institution dedicated to the life and legacy of the former president. (No institution has been designated yet, and discussions about its ultimate destination are ongoing.)

The vote follows years of protest and adverse public reaction over the statue as a symbol of colonialism, largely because of the Native American and African men who are depicted flanking Roosevelt on a horse. Those objections led the museum in June 2020 to propose removing the statue. New York City, which owns the building and property, agreed to the suggestion, and Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed his support.

In 2017, a mayoral commission set up to review city art, monuments and markers had considered historical research about the statue but could not reach a consensus on removing it.

“Height is power in public art, and Roosevelt’s stature on his noble steed visibly expresses dominance and superiority over the Native American and African figures,” the panel wrote in its report, delivered in January 2018.

At the time, about half of the commission wanted to relocate the sculpture, and about half recommended additional historical research before making a decision. Only a few members wanted to leave the statue where it was, if on-site context was provided.

At Monday’s meeting, made public as a YouTube video, Sam Biederman of the New York City Parks Department said that although the statue “was not erected with malice of intent,” its composition “supports a thematic framework of colonization and racism.”

Getting rid of the colonial legacy of Roosevelt is a big step in the right direction.

But we need to get rid of more, more, more.

Basically, in order to promote the true values of American democracy, we need to get rid of every statue of anyone who isn’t black, and also some statues of black people. To represent the true values of our democracy, we have to totally erase history completely.

We also need to replace the US flag with a new flag that shows brown stars to represent the brown people who built this country. That’s a real idea, and we need to embrace it now – lest we truly embrace racial hatred.

We need to start thinking about 2021 as a kind of “Year Zero” if you will, where nothing that came before it can be acknowledged to have existed at all.

Only when everything is destroyed and erased will black lives truly matter.