(Tea Party 247) – The city of Boston, Massachusetts is set to remove their statue of Abraham Lincoln, the president who signed the Emancipation Proclamation and freed the slaves.
Meanwhile, a statue of racist eugenicist Margaret Sanger, whose organization Planned Parenthood has contributed to the deaths of millions of unborn babies, including black babies, still stands.
The Left is interested in taking down all kinds of statues, which raises an obvious question: Where are the statues the Left has put up? No one’s ripping those down.
In 2017, Peter Dreier at BillMoyers.com asked “Where Are All the Monuments to the Progressive Americans?” He complained most of our country’s statues celebrate political, business, and military heroes. “Shouldn’t we also honor the organizers, activists, artists, writers, athletes, judges, and occasional elected officials who fought to make the United States a more humane and inclusive country?”
Then Dreier listed a few examples where the Left’s heroes have a statue. This is Exhibit A:
“This statue of the pioneering and fearless birth control advocate Margaret Sanger, with a gag over her mouth, stands in Old South Meeting House in Boston. There are no schools named for the controversial socialist and feminist.”
Honk if you find it bizarre to describe Sanger, a racist and eugenicist, as your avatar of “humane and inclusive” policies. Her creation Planned Parenthood is a leading destroyer of black lives before they start. But when black men and women cooperate in abortions, you couldn’t possibly be allowed to tell them those extinguished lives matter. They were…. inconvenient.
Pro-lifers will show you Sanger’s own autobiography, as she discussed speaking before the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan: “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan in Silver Lake, New Jersey…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.”
It’s not surprising that no one has vandalized the Sanger statue. No one has ripped it down and set it on fire with gasoline. It stands undisturbed. It’s not on public property. The Old South Meeting House was a Puritan church. Conservatives can despair at the “evolution” of this once-Christian space, but not one has vandalized it.
Meanwhile, as NPR reports, a statue of Lincoln which celebrates the freeing of the slaves has been deemed so problematic that it will be removed.
Members of the Boston Art Commission voted unanimously Tuesday evening to remove Boston’s copy of Thomas Ball’s sculpture Emancipation Memorial from Park Square. The work depicting a formerly enslaved man at the feet of Abraham Lincoln has stood there since 1879.
As with Confederate memorials around the country, this sculpture has been controversial for years. The original in Washington, D.C., was funded by formerly enslaved people, but designed without their input.
The commission heard nearly two hours of public comment for and against removal.
Boston artist Tory Bullock said the sculpture is a whitewashed portrayal that denigrates an entire group of people.
“This is a frozen picture. This man is kneeling, he will never stand up,” Bullock said. “This image is problematic because it feeds into a narrative that Black people need to be led and freed. A narrative that seems very specific to us for some reason. Why is our trauma so glorified?”
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