Undoubtedly, one of the more powerful voices both before and during the War Between the States was undoubtedly that of freed-slave, Frederick Douglass.
While the latest fad amongst historically illiterates of the Marxist bend, destroying statues and memorials to long dead Confederates considered blasé, not only are the Founding Fathers, Catholic Saints, Christopher Columbus, Mohandas Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, US Grant… even images of Jesus Christ and the Blessed Mother are considered fair game by the Left.
The latest on the hit list is Frederick Douglass.
On the 168th anniversary of Douglass delivering an anti-slavery speech in Rochester, NY (1852 to be exact), sometime over the 4th of July weekend, a statue of the famed abolitionist in the same city was forcibly removed from its base and sustained minor damage to the statue itself (see news video below).
The statue was found roughly 50 feet from the largely destroyed base, leaning against a park fence.
While no group or individual has publicly taken credit for the vandalization of the statue, one plausible reason could be nothing more than Douglass was a member of the Republican Party. As noted by Bartelby’s, one of the more famous quotes attributed to Douglass;
“I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.”
Disgusting! We should all realize this movement is about promoting Marxism not stopping racism. They’re not going to stop folks.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 6, 2020
Frederick Douglass statue vandalized on anniversary of July 4 speech https://t.co/HVSnrGNAoo
Unfortunately, WROC is reporting that the statue was “removed” from it’s base.
No, WROC, there was nothing as simple or benign as the statue being “removed”.
At a minimum, the remembrance to Douglass was vandalized and desecrated. At a maximum, a criminal act was perpetrated against true American patriots of all political persuasions and skin tones.