The violent and deadly events in Charlottesville continue to dominate the headlines, as it’s a ripe opportunity for the Left to go into attack mode on the Trump administration.
But it’s not just the media that’s going on the offensive; radical leftists are on the prowl, taking it upon themselves tear down monuments dedicated to Confederate soldiers.
Over the past year, many southern states have been debating whether or not to destroy all vestiges of the Confederacy, be it from the flag itself or various monuments erected in remembrance.
Cowardly Republicans have allowed these fringe groups to exercise outsized power, as they’ve been largely successful in their attempts to revise history.
Just days after the Charlottesville incident, cities and states are rushing to tear down their own monuments, but not fast enough for some leftists, as they’re starting to do the job themselves.
As reported at the Independent Journal Review, protesters in Durham, North Carolina, tore down a Confederate statue in the wake of the violence at Charlottesville.
As it came tumbling down, cheers erupted from the crowd, and people started to kick and punch the statue as it lay on the ground.
Leftists took turns posing for pictures with the toppled statue and then posted them to Twitter, where many prominent liberals praised their destructive actions.
— Derrick Lewis (@DerrickQLewis) August 14, 2017
But despite the media praise and indifference, Durham authorities have promised to bring those responsible to justice.
ABC 11 reports that Takiyah Thompson was arrested right after protesters held a news conference at North Carolina Central University.
Thompson had climbed onto the statue to tie a rope around its neck so the surrounding crowd could pull it down.
“I’m tired of white supremacy keeping its foot on my neck and the necks of people who look like me,” Thompson said at the press conference. “That statue glorifies the conditions that oppressed people live in, and it had to go.”
But now, Thompson is charged with two misdemeanors and two felonies:
- Disorderly conduct by injury to a statue
- Damage to real property
- Participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500
- Inciting others to riot where there is property damage in excess of $1,500
Thompson is a student at North Carolina Central University and a member of the Workers World Party, a communist group. She was later released on bail.
— dante strobino (@imastringbean) August 15, 2017
I’ve mentioned this many times before, but isn’t it crazy how this whack-job is an open communist, yet no one seems to care or bat an eye?
I mean, commies were at least as bad as Nazis, yet their modern-day existence is accepted if not encouraged by the Left.
Funny how she talks about the “oppression” she feels from “white supremacy,” yet she conveniently doesn’t acknowledge the tens of millions of dead and oppressed under communist rule.
This double standard/hypocrisy is so enraging, it feels like we’re in the Twilight Zone. It’s hard to tell if people are just this stupid or if it’s rank dishonesty, the saddest thing being either option is suboptimal.
One wonders what it’ll take before people acknowledge/understand the incredible disconnect that exists in the treatment of certain ideologies compared to others.