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The Myth of Righteous Vandalism

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 7/2/2020 4:36:19 AM

The fevered frenzy against public monuments has caused varied reactions. Among scholars, the main symptom is seemingly contagious dispassion. When a New York Times columnist spoke with art historian Erin Thompson, for example, their interview closed with Thompson recommending the use of chains for those interested in inverting large objects. She appears to have an affinity for neither art nor history. Thompson may have caught the bug from archaeologist Sarah Parcak, who recently — and apparently satirically — briefed mobs struggling to dislodge obelisks. “It is sometimes complained,” drawls historian William Cavert, “that such acts erase history.” According to him, that is a popular grievance against the destruction of statues

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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 7/2/2020 6:25:17 AM (No. 463996)
They'd better hope that righteous vengeance remains just a Biblical concept.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Justcurious 7/2/2020 7:00:26 AM (No. 464024)
It seems many 'experts' are clueless about their field of study. To paraphrase the philosopher, one would never hire a plumber who didn't believe in plumbing, but there's no problem with archeologists who would destroy history. Obviously they fail to grasp the fundamentals of their field.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rinktum 7/2/2020 7:09:33 AM (No. 464031)
This comment is a little off topic but it is disturbing to me that so many angry, hateful, activist are women. They seem to be the worst of all. They are so angry, profane, and just seem unable to think through to a logical conclusion. We have art historians advising the mob how to effectively take down a statue which seems to be in direct opposition to someone who has made art a profession. Aren’t they supposed to appreciate art for art’s sake. Yet, here they are destroying the very thing they claim to admire. And these unhinged women screeching at the top of their lungs with spittle flying are displaying behavior that no rational human being should ever engage in, but here they are violent, angry, profane, and in your face. I am appalled by them. I am disgusted by them. I am embarrassed to share a gender with them. When I watch clips of these maniacs going off I cannot imagine a time when there could ever be a coming together. I am so angered by this mob of female lunatics getting in the face of law enforcement or anyone else that confronts them that I find myself hoping someone will pop them one right in the mouth. I am heartbroken that our country has been dragged in the cesspool of hate by these awful individuals and I believe we have been more than patient and restrained, but I am all for someone, anyone stopping this disrespectful and violent behavior. I am sadden that our children watch this and could ever believe this is legitimate form of protest. It is not. What we are seeing is domestic terrorism that has been allowed to permeate the country because many leaders are morally bankrupt and abject cowards. God help us. This bears no resemblance to the country I grew up loving and respecting,
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 7/2/2020 7:47:03 AM (No. 464058)
#3 You are right on!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: udanja99 7/2/2020 8:06:37 AM (No. 464077)
Completely agree, #3 and I’m a woman too. Is it caused by the abject failure of feminism? Or by their being shoved into day care at 6 months of age because two incomes were more important to mom and dad than one income and a stay at home nurturing parent? Or is it just plain indoctrination by their leftist schools? On topic, I had to roll my eyes on Monday when Fingers Biden said that the statues should be taken out of public spaces and put into museums. Aren’t museums public spaces? I would bet that most people, in their day to day lives, don’t even notice if they walk by a statue. These barbarians who are tearing them down must have done an internet search to find them - there’s probably a site for that just as there is one for finding tombstones.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: wakeupcall 7/2/2020 8:14:15 AM (No. 464083)
This is how America is being destroyed from within by politician, judges, educators, who are anti-Christs. “The battle for mankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom … The classroom must and will become the arena of conflict between old and new --- the rotting corpse of Christianity and the new faith of humanism.” The Humanist Magazine, Jan./ Feb. 1983 – John J. Dunphy “Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism. What can a theistic Sunday school’s meeting for an hour once a week and teaching only a fraction of the children do to stem the tide of the five-day program of humanistic teaching?” Humanism; A New Religion “I think that the most important factor moving us toward a secular society has been the educational factor. Our schools may not teach Johnny how to read properly, but the fact that Johnny is in school until he is sixteen tends toward the elimination of religious superstition. The average American child now acquires a high school education, and this militates against Adam and Eve and all other myths of alleged history.” P. Blanchard, The Humanist, 1983 “We no longer see the teaching of facts and information as the primary function of education …building a new kind of people must be a part of education … more and more schools are the center of all human resource development.” Dr. Shirley McCune speaking at a 1989 Kansas Governors Education Summit. She went on to say: “What is happening in America today - what we are facing is a total restructuring of our society … but I am not sure we have really begun to comprehend or to act on sufficiently the incredible amount of organizational restructuring and human development restructuring … [needed] to produce human capital.” HUMAN CAPITAL, i.e., SLAVES Alexis deTocqueville was right! [We] “ The American People are so enamored of equality that they [we] would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.” "Our Founders understood the real enemy – the real battle, so ...... why don’t we?" Joseph Larson Battleground “Morality is defined as the condition of conforming with the right principles. It pits right against wrong. To ‘legislate’ means to make law. Law imposes rules of conduct and enforces them with authority. What law has ever been enacted by any government in the history of man that has not named something wrong and its opposite right? Every law establishes and legislates morality. What today’s critics are saying is, ‘We don’t want God to have anything to do with today’s morality. We want to determine what is right and wrong without God’ America has become the battleground between the world’s two oldest religions, The first religion to appear in the history of mankind worships God. The second worships man. In America, the first is expressed primarily by Christianity. The second is Humanism. It is not a question whether morality can or should be legislated. It is a question of which religious guidelines will undergird the legislation; religious guidelines that deify God, or religious guidelines that deify man.”Supreme Court of Pennsylvania – 1815 (Commonwealth vs. Sharpless & Others) “The time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 7/2/2020 9:08:02 AM (No. 464165)
Question: The great pyramids of Egypt were built by slaves. When do we begin tearing them down? Talk amongst yourselves....
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bigfatslob 7/2/2020 9:08:25 AM (No. 464166)
BLM would be a smaller entity to deal with if the whites stayed away. Those girls/women are the easiest to recruit because of their raw emotion with some built in hatred of everything thus tattoos, green hair and combat boots. It's the 'Goth' society like the all black uniform of Antifa. I know I have a useless 34 yo daughter just like that. BLM (blacks leading morons) is a better title but the time will come when vandalism of property will not be fun when someone starts getting shot. Statues don't shoot back but we do this needs to be taken serious now it's not a momentary tantrum this is going to escalate. With dwindling police departments or no police at all it will become worse arm yourself to protect your family and property.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 7/2/2020 9:25:58 AM (No. 464196)
Thank you, #3 and #5. Until now, I used to blame only the spoiled unemployed leftist millennial boys living out of their divorced mothers' basement bedroom for the damage. Boy, did I get it wrong.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lawsy0 7/2/2020 9:29:55 AM (No. 464200)
#3, fear not. You are on topic as far as I'm concerned. I don't consider these females to be women. They are something Other. I just did a study on Queen Jezebel; it would appear that these females are HER offspring.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rather Read 7/2/2020 9:34:08 AM (No. 464207)
My brother and I were talking about the preponderance of women at the protests and vandalism as well. They are the ones who are the most angry, the most bitter and the most foul-mouthed.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 7/2/2020 10:26:56 AM (No. 464286)
As a woman I am appalled at these rabid females. I join the other women on this site in their opinions of what we are witnessing today. These creatures are a disgrace to their sex, their families and the nation. So...waddya wanna do about it? We can post all day long. Join peaceful vigils, vote, wring our hands, hope things will calm down ... the list of options is endless and not one of those things has proven effective to straightening out the collapse of the nation and the culture. Frankly ladies it's time, long past time, for the citizenry of this country to take it back. By force if necessary. The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: columba 7/2/2020 10:37:37 AM (No. 464304)
Vandalism is when a person damages or destroys MY PROPERTY. The property is mine. If one steal it, it is still mine. If one destroys it, the damaged junk is still mine. The city or county will find my name on the public property reports and then order me to clean it up - at MY EXPENSE. MY PRIVATE PROPERTY is protected under the Constitution and ... you had best be ready to risk your earthly (and future) life to damage it.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trapper 7/2/2020 11:54:06 AM (No. 464421)
The BLM, New Black Panther Party, and other black radical organizations who proudly profess their Marxism and anti-white hatred should spend a few minutes pondering that their entire worldview and political framework is based upon the fraudulent economic ruminations of a 19th Century White Man.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Sanguine 7/2/2020 12:09:29 PM (No. 464443)
#3 You are very wise. Love reading your posts. For the past decade I have studied the pattern of modern-day commercials, network shows, family movies, and especially kids’ programming. Female characters manage to always save the day. The girl is usually right and the boys must seek her wisdom before they can proceed. In commercials the female characters often put down their male counterparts. Males (especially white males) are often shown weak or inept. I could go on and on. I have noted this media trend (indoctrination) for over twenty-five years. I keep waiting for the inevitable pendulum to start swinging the other way. Still waiting... In our quest for fairness and diversity, we forgot to demand accountability and civility.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Timber Queen 7/2/2020 12:28:09 PM (No. 464475)
Women on the Left are angry and they have every right to be, except they direct their anger towards the wrong people. I was an angry feminist in my 20's. Anger and radical feminism go hand-in-hand. In fact, any radical movement has anger as its base emotion, but women internalize and personalize their anger. Men express anger physically, women use words as their weapons. The central flaw of radical feminism is the denial of womanliness and the purpose of the female in their quest for "equality" with men. Women, as individuals, are taught they are to strive to have high-powered corporate careers, to be autonomous self-directing beings and view marriage on par with a business merger. These "principles" are false and set up false dichotomies and choices. Women cannot run away from their biology. When women deny motherhood and murder the baby in their wombs, their soul dies also and along with it compassion for any fellow human. When a woman denies the central purpose of her very being she cuts herself off from all the true means of fulfilling the longings in her heart; sharing a life and love with a man and building a family with him. Modern radical feminists deeply want these things but their political indoctrination tells them these wants are only "social" constructs and can be easily discarded...just like their babies. The young women believe this is possible and cycle through many relationships looking for the "woke" male; sensitive to their needs for independence, yet still around to fix the overflowing toilet and protect them against danger. (We have several lesbian "couples" for neighbors who never hesitate to call upon our husbands to do their distasteful chores. We hetero wives resent it.) Since men like this are hard to find, young feminist women keep moving on to the next candidate until the dates start to dry up in their 30's and 40's. They are lonely and bitter. They feel ripped-off by life. But instead of placing the blame on feminism, they strike out at the "establishment patriarchy" that has been unable to change reality.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: clipped wings 7/2/2020 12:33:06 PM (No. 464481)
#3 I‘be noticed a preponderance of female mayors and chiefs of police in cities with huge trouble. PC is a nasty disease.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 7/2/2020 12:39:30 PM (No. 464490)
I'm very proud to state plainly to anyone I am not, nor ever have been a feminist. I don't need a girls club to tell me what to think and any male who steps out of line with me is promptly put firmly in his place. I'm a woman, as God made me.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Zigrid 7/2/2020 12:42:50 PM (No. 464492)
This too will pass...the snow flakes will tire of the game....it will become a job... getting up and showing up from the comfort of their basement hideout... tapping insults on their computer keys is easier than getting to scheduled meetings on the street... wonder how soros money is holding out.... and BTW...where did the 400,000,000 dollars given to blm disappear to... did $1.00 go to buy food for the communities they destroyed?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Heraclitus 7/2/2020 4:38:32 PM (No. 464735)
As so many of my fellow female Ldotters, i too agree with #3, and have been posting comments about this for quite a while. I think some of the problem is that women outnumber men at college and university. They are encouraged and urged to go in order to attain some status, prestige (i think we're all for getting as much knowledge as one can). Consequently, they must put off any idea of "family" which means, usually, children. They are fed anti-male theories, absurd hostilities toward "the patriarchy", so that girls returning home after even one semester espouse disrespectful attitudes toward their dads in particular and the family's values in general. No wonder they are so rabidly pro-abortion. The other night hubby and i were watching Fox's report on how one of their journalists got trapped in his car by an angry mob surrounding his car at the late CHOP. A rather large woman jumped on the hood of the car, jabbing furiously with one hand, while waving wildly with the other. Several MEN stood around the hood, looking effete, foolish, useless. As we know, most violent crime is committed by males. But the violent gesticulating and foul verbiage is a precursor to acting it out. And women DO commit violent bloody crimes. (abortion is the most violent of them all). It's kind of interesting that when women want to act independently of, or equal to men, they act more and more like the men they despise and denounce,.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Heraclitus 7/2/2020 4:50:10 PM (No. 464746)
And may i just add, i have in my life many very strong and very wise women of grace and dignity who inspire love and respect. And we have many strong women in government and in media who are able to stand firm intellectually without descending to crude barbarity like we have heard from some Congresswomen and pundits.
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Nearly half of respondents of a national poll conducted by Morning Consult are just fine with the name of NFL team The Washington Redskins. The football team, which has been for years accused of racism against Native Americans despite polls finding Native American majorities support the name, has been slated for change to placate a small group of online leftist agitators. However, it turns out that far more Americans believe the name ought to remain than those who prefer a more culturally sensitive name. According to the poll, 49 percent of respondents believe the Redskins should keep their nickname, with only 29 percent in favor of the upcoming change and 22
Pelosi: Feds in Portland are ‘Trump’s
stormtroopers’ who are ‘kidnapping
protesters’ and ‘must be stopped’
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Posted by mc squared 7/18/2020 11:28:47 AM Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sparked heated backlash for seeming to compare the use of federal forces against protesters in Portland with stormtroopers. The California Democrat slammed President Donald Trump in a tweet on Friday for deploying “unidentified stormtroopers” in the Oregon city to quell rioting and violent protests that have continued for weeks. But Pelosi’s attempt to shame and berate the president boomeranged as she was called out for the “despicable” analogy on social media. Unidentified stormtroopers. Unmarked cars. Kidnapping protesters and causing severe injuries in response to graffiti,” Pelosi tweeted. “These are not the actions of a democratic republic. @DHSgov’s actions in Portland undermine its mission.”
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