Following the lead of radical racial agitators in Charleston, Black Lives Matter ‘protesters’ have vandalized and defaced monuments in two other states, once again endearing only the most ardent radicals to their cause.
In Texas, The Albert Sidney Johnston statue at the University of Texas was vandalized with graffiti:
Albert Sidney Johnston, a Confederate General. Statue at UT. pic.twitter.com/jBSRbGFwdo
— Ralph Haurwitz (@ralphhaurwitz) June 23, 2015
Albert Sydney Johnston was a general in the Texian army, the United States Army and the Confederate States Army during the Civil War.
The Jefferson Davis statue was also vandalized.
Jefferson Davis statue was vandalized on UT Austin campus with "Black Lives Matter" pic.twitter.com/kcyBU16oJw
— Adam Hammons (@AdamHammonsKEYE) June 23, 2015
— Anna Maria (@AnnaMariaWard) June 23, 2015
— Christen A. Smith (@profsassy) June 23, 2015
Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.
In Baltimore, a Confederate monument to soldiers who lost their lives was defaced:
— Kevin Rector (@RectorSun) June 22, 2015
It is clearly becoming somewhat of a trend to deface these historical monuments to make a point about racial division in 2015.
— #ShenequeProctor (@VSouza_STL) June 21, 2015
Similar monuments and memorials were the target of radicals in Charleston at the weekend:
— Independent US (@IndyUSA) June 21, 2015
Professional race baiters praised the action, and referred to it as ‘tagging’:
Confederate statue in downtown Charleston tagged. pic.twitter.com/QDXjWDwpdK
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) June 21, 2015
However, the vast majority of people simply see the action as mindless vandalism that will solve nothing, and turn off rational thinking Americans.
— Alysia Stern (@AlysiaStern) June 21, 2015
@RectorSun So breaking the law and defacing public property some how make people ensured to a cause? No.
— Jen Olney (@OLNEY_JEN) June 22, 2015
— BMoreGrrl (@BMoreGrrl) June 22, 2015
— Jacob Finkelstein (@JPFinkel) June 22, 2015
— Tom Tito (@TomTito1) June 23, 2015
— Kris A. (@rightnow2k15) June 24, 2015
Many have equated the activity to the backwards mentality of ISIS extremists, who have spent the last year tearing down historical statues and monuments because they offend their radical belief system.
— LeftyBollocks (@LeftyBollocks) June 23, 2015
This call to destroy confederate statues sounds like ISIS tactics to me. We want to improve race relations not obliterate our history.
— Lynn Marie (@GramFulks) June 23, 2015
— Darren Young (@DarrenRYoung) June 23, 2015
How far can this be taken? There are now people, backed by the mainstream media, calling for targeting statues of Thomas Jefferson, citing a fallacy that he endorsed slavery.
Scarily fast & ISIS-like: take down Confederate flag at state capitol becomes get rid of everywhere to tear down Thomas Jefferson statues
— Sean Collins (@americansitu) June 24, 2015
I support taking down flying Confederate flags, but tearing down statues like ISIS? https://t.co/3g3ZD3udFb
— Dean Clark (@earldean71) June 23, 2015
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.