Protestors Topple George Washington In Portland Continuing Purge

Protestors Topple George Washington In Portland Continuing Purge

It doesn’t matter if he was the first U.S. president who led the nation through the American War of Independence, George Washington is cancelled too.

Protestors in Portland late Thursday night continued the great purge of the 21st century woke revolution in an all-out progressive effort to radically rewrite American history by wiping out the nation’s legacy leaders. After social justice warriors targeted real social justice warriors, activists have now focused their fury on the father of the country: George Washington.

The outrage over George Washington stems from the first president’s engagement with slavery, the nation’s darkest sin, though if progressive wokesters were being consistent in their rage, other historical racists such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Betty Friedan would warrant relentless cancellation too among others.

In Tennessee, the elite all-girls school Harpeth Hall near Nashville, which boasts famous alumni including actress Reese Witherspoon and singer Amy Grant declared Thursday that it would no longer hold its annual George Washington Celebration because it’s not “relevant” to the institution’s historical curriculum. Jess Hill, the head of the school told the Tennessee Star that the expensive institution decided to discontinue the celebration for three primary reasons:

  1. “It is not consistent with or relevant to the way that we teach history today.”
  2. “It does not demonstrate the significant role that women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups play in our nation’s history.”
  3. “A growing number of students, faculty, staff, and alumnae are expressing their discomfort with this tradition.”

Further north in Chicago, protestors also defaced a monument to George Washington in the city’s Washington Park.

In Washington D.C., George Washington University appeared to remove busts of Washington from campus ahead of subsequent rounds of violent rioting.

At least one CNN commentator has cheered on the vandals. CNN’s Angela Rye called for all statues to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to be removed for their participation in slavery.

Don’t dare question the mob’s demands however, because that would be racist.

Tristan Justice is a staff writer at The Federalist focusing on the 2020 presidential campaigns. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at [email protected]
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