By | Rachel Brooks
Staff | Telegraph Local
Above, the George Washington statue erected in Seattle, Washington in 1909, photographed here in 2009. Photographer Joe Mabel, CC By SA 3.0.
The Conservative party’s Justin Haskins has posed a question for the progressive far left-leaning wing of the Democratic party. Will the left as a whole and the Democrats confront their own “racist” past? This opinion commentary from Justin Haskins appeared on Fox News within the last 24 hours. It was in direct response to the burning and removal of a statue of George Washington which is another recent casualty of the anti-monument movement.
Mr. Haskins reviewed the tendency of American leftist protests in far-left-leaning regions such as Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon to spare over some monuments while targeting others. American heritage monuments such as the statue of Washington were not spared over. However, Haskins pointed out that a statue of Vladimir Lenin was spared. Vladimir Lenin was a founding father of the Socialist Party. His statue was originally located in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, placed by the Communist Party in the 1980s. It was later moved to Seattle.
The statue of Lenin, in Haskin’s opinion, is a monument to Socialist propaganda. Haskin was disconcerted by the fact that the Lenin statue was untouched but the statue of Washington was burned. As the First United States President, Washington is considered historically as one of the figure heads of United States history, and one of the leaders among the Founding Fathers. Haskin noted that, in his opinion, this was an example of the logical fallacies in Woke America.
The statue of Washington was not the only former president’s statue to have been destroyed in recent news. President Donald Trump tweeted in regards to the anti-monument movement in Washington, D.C. on June 22. The president states that the statue of Andrew Jackson was destroyed.
“Numerous people arrested in D.C. for the disgraceful vandalism, in Lafayette Park, of the magnificent Statue of Andrew Jackson, in addition to the exterior defacing of St. John’s Church across the street. 10 years in prison under the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act. Beware!,” said Trump in a tweet that was posted at 9:46pm on June 22.
Trump also took the opportunity to point out that some of the protests now target religious symbols as well. Trump shared a tweet by Scott Adams of Dilbert.com pointing out political commentary by Shaun King of the North Star. The commentary regarded statues of Jesus Christ. King argued that the statues of Jesus Christ that are made to have European-like figures are a form of “white supremacy.”
“Trump just won 2020. (And Shaun King isn’t wrong about this, by the way. White Jesus never made sense to me. But I’m not in this fight. The believers can work it out.),” said Adams in a retweet that captioned the original tweet by Shaun King.
“Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down.
They are a form of white supremacy.
Always have been.
In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went?
Tear them down.” said King in a tweet that posted at 11: 42 am on June 22.
Scott Adams pointed out that King was not incorrect about that fact that Jesus Christ was not European in origin. Jesus Christ was, in fact, a native of Galilee, Israel, raised historically in the township of Nazareth. Jesus Christ was also historically recorded as having been born in Bethlehem Ephrathah, which is the native home of the Judean King David, recorded in ancient local history as an ancestor of Christ. The modern city of Bethlehem is located in the West Bank territory south of Jerusalem. Images of Christ were made in European likeness during the historical reign of “Christendom” or Catholic political control of Renaissance Europe. See History.com for more.