(Tea Party 247) – Since America is apparently a wicked society characterized by racism and hate, it’s only natural that the totally sane and reasonable radical left would want to destroy our heritage, erase our history, and completely revolutionize our culture.
No matter the fact that America’s heritage is, in fact, one of equality and love. In a time when slavery existed all over the world, it was Americans that decided to take a stand for the lives of slaves and declare that all men were created equal. It was America that fought a civil war that cost the lives of over 600,000 Americans to abolish slavery and set the world stage for other countries to do the same. Because of this slavery has not existed in America for over 150 years.
Nonetheless, leftists have determined it is our heritage that needs to be destroyed and they’ve set out to do it one statue and monument at a time. While they have managed to destroy countless statues of various historical figures (many having fought for the Union and the end of slavery), one enlightened and super-woke college professor has pointed out that they could be moving at a much faster rate and cleansing our culture way more efficiently. How helpful.
John Jay College Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Erin Thompson, who teaches “art crime,” took to Twitter to issue her pro-tip on how to best topple statues and monuments so that they’ll “go [down] faster.”
“I’m a professor who studies the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage and I just have to say… use chain instead of rope and it’ll go faster,” said professor Erin Thompson on the social media platform.
The tweet was in response to a video of “protestors” destroying a statue of Christopher Columbus at the Minnesota State Capitol earlier in June. According to Breitbart, the tweet has received over 382,000 likes and more than 93,000 retweets as of Friday.
I’m a professor who studies the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage and I just have to say… use chain instead of rope and it’ll go faster. https://t.co/RH3WVJm8RX
— Erin L. Thompson (@artcrimeprof) June 11, 2020
“As America’s only full-time professor of art crime, I study the damage done to humanity’s shared heritage through looting, theft, and the deliberate destruction of art,” reads the professor’s biography on the school’s website. If she literally studies the “damage” done by looting, theft, and the “deliberate destruction of art” (which statues are), it’s quite remarkable how supportive she is of the current efforts to do such in America.
“Currently, I am researching the ways in which terrorist groups both sell and destroy art to support their genocidal campaigns, as well as the legalities and ethics of digital reproductions of cultural heritage,” Thompson’s biography amusingly adds.
According to Breitbart News, the professor pointed them to her recent interview with the New York Times, in which she argued that the destruction of historical monuments is completely normal.
“Destruction is the norm and preservation is the rare exception,” said Thompson in her interview. So, apparently, because throughout history preservation has been more challenging, we should just throw our hands up and let the vandals do their thing?
“I think a lot of people assume that since I’m an art historian that I would want everything preserved but I know that preservation is expensive,” added Thompson, who went on to cite how expensive it was for the University of North Carolina to maintain their statue of “Silent Sam” in response to protesters continuously attacking it.
“I look at these statues as money sinks,” the professor argues, you know, since leftist anarchists can’t seem to stop vandalizing them. What kind of logic is this? Since people can’t control themselves and not destroy statues we should just let them be toppled to save money? What?
Thompson also claimed that when a historical statue is desecrated, such as ancient Roman statues that get their eyes gouged out or their ears cut off, “it’s a very satisfying way of attacking an idea — not just by rejecting but humiliating it.”
“These attacks show how deeply white supremacy is rooted in our national structure — that we need to question everything about the way we understand the world, even the past, in order to get to a better future,” she added. Apparently, tearing down statues proves and validates the argument that white supremacy is at the core of America (the country that abolished slavery).
If all of that wasn’t bad enough, she then said that what American radicals and anarchists are doing is completely different than what ISIS does since “ISIS was destroying monuments of a tolerant past in order to achieve a future of violence and hate.”
“These protesters are attacking symbols of a hateful past as part of fighting for a peaceful future,” added Thompson of “protesters” in the United States. “So I think they’re exactly opposite actions.” A hateful past? For someone who claims to actually study history she sure is ignorant of it.
This is the left, folks. Ever learning and unable to attain the truth. Professing themselves to be wise only to be fools. Thompson is, unquestionably, a fool.