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.
Protesters in northeast Portland have pulled down a statue of George Washington pic.twitter.com/5tOzAVbUp5
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) June 19, 2020
Antifa rioters on Sandy Blvd. in Portland draped a US flag over a George Washington statue & set it on fire. They then toppled the statue. “Genocidal colonist” & “f— cops” are sprayed on monument. Rioters have began to build another autonomous zone nearby. pic.twitter.com/TrZkhPK9zp
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 19, 2020
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:
- “It is not consistent with or relevant to the way that we teach history today.”
- “It does not demonstrate the significant role that women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups play in our nation’s history.”
- “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.
100+ year old George Washington statue in Chicago vandalized
“Slave Owner!” – “Burn the White House down” – “God bless AmeriKKKa”
Police are investigating.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 14, 2020
In Washington D.C., George Washington University appeared to remove busts of Washington from campus ahead of subsequent rounds of violent rioting.
A stunning image– looks like GW may have removed George Washington's head to protect it from riots in DC. Truly disconcerting times pic.twitter.com/RkzMZ9okCH
— Kara Zupkus (@kara_kirsten) June 2, 2020
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.