A statue of Teddy Roosevelt that stood in front of the Museum of Natural History is being taken down thanks to the left-wing cancel mob.
The iconic Teddy Roosevelt statue in front of the Museum of Natural History on the west side of Central Park being removed. As a New Yorker and a museum nerd this one hurts. 😔 pic.twitter.com/StwBn9tfGk
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A statue of President Theodore Roosevelt, on horseback and flanked by an African man on his left and a Native American man on his right, has stood at the entrance of New York City’s American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) since 1940, but on Sunday, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and nationwide protests against racism, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that it would at last come down.
The removal came at the request of the museum, which also released a statement asking for the statue’s removal, reports Robin Pogrebin for the New York Times. It comes amid a nationwide push to remove public works honoring Confederate leaders, including incidents of some protesters taking matters into their own hands by vandalizing or pulling down memorials themselves.
“Over the last few weeks, our museum community has been profoundly moved by the ever-widening movement for racial justice that has emerged after the killing of George Floyd,” Ellen V. Futter, the president of the AMNH, tells the Times. “We have watched as the attention of the world and the country has increasingly turned to statues as powerful and hurtful symbols of systemic racism. […] Simply put, the time has come to move it.”
“The statue was meant to celebrate Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) as a devoted naturalist and author of works on natural history,” the museum says in its statement. “At the same time, the statue itself communicates a racial hierarchy that the Museum and members of the public have long found disturbing.” The two men on either side of Roosevelt were meant to represent the continents where he hunted, but as Futter adds in her interview with the Times, the statue’s hierarchical composition also reflects a racist ideology that prizes white, Western culture above others.
This just proves that the left won’t stop until they erase all of American history. They used to claim that it was just Confederate monuments they wanted to get rid of. However, in typical leftist fashion they were lying. Then they moved to the founders. They claimed the founding of America was racist. They tore down statues to them and decried anyone who supported the founders. They have now moved onto Teddy Roosevelt. Pretty soon the only thing will be acceptable in America is to hate it. If you love this country, as I do, it is time to show our support for it!
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