Alex E. Proimos via Wikimedia Commons

Endgame revealed…

Alex E. Proimos via Wikimedia Commons

Leftists have co-opted peaceful protests following George Floyd’s death, replacing calls for justice with a revisionist history jihad hellbent on destroying American heroes.

Their “great awokening” hurts our heads and our hearts. But rioting has a funny way of backfiring on rabble-rousers. 

The following cities’ statues are only the most egregious examples of the woke mob’s disgusting overreach. Spread the word so that everyone — including those agnostic towards President Trump — know what the stakes are this November!

Chicago: George Washington

Emanuel Leutze via Wikimedia Commons

The greatest Founding Father hasn’t escaped the left’s wraith unscathed. We’ve seen anarchists attempt to destroy Washington’s legacy for some time now. A marker at the church he attended in Alexandria, Virginia, was recently removed. In Chicago, a prominent statue of Washington was desecrated.

Protesters covered the statue with graffiti and, as a final act of disrespect, covered Washington’s head with Ku Klux Klan garb.

Boston: Christopher Columbus and Robert Gould Shaw

Sergi Larripa via Wikimedia Commons

Rioters beheaded a Christopher Columbus statue on June 10. Although revered for centuries after his death, progressives now want to condemn Columbus to the dustbin of history.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has not yet decided what the city will do with the statue.

Anarchists then doused a memorial to the 54th Massachusetts Infantry in anti-police graffiti and red paint. The monument recognizes the African Americans who volunteered under Robert Gould Shaw and fought for the Union in the Civil War.

Art historians consider the monument one of the defining pieces of art to come out of the Civil War. Extremists defaced it on the 123rd anniversary of its dedication.

Albuquerque: Don Juan de Oñate

Advanced Source Productions via Wikimedia Commons

The vandalization of a statue of Don Juan de Oñate sparked a street brawl and shooting in Albuquerque last week.

Oñate was a Spanish conquistador and the first colonial governor of what later became New Mexico. His legacy is not without controversy like Columbus’, but inserting modern notions of morality into the distant past is a fallacy. 

While leftists attempted to topple the statue, Steven Ray Baca tried to confiscate one of their pic-axes. The mob turned on him.

New York City: Theodore Roosevelt

Pablo Costa Tirado via Wikimedia Commons

The American Museum of Natural History has decided after 80 years that the statue of Theodore Roosevelt on horseback in front of its entrance embodies systemic racism.

Yes, you read that right.

It didn’t matter that Barack Obama channeled the populist Republican president during his first White House run or that the monument includes an African American and Native American flanking Roosevelt.

The far-left successfully argued the bronze statue implies minorities are inferior due to their “hierarchical composition.” Wait; what?

Miami: Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de León

Dan Lundberg via Wikimedia Commons

“Protesters” defaced statues of explorers Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de León in Miami on June 10. The vandals spray-painted socialist iconographies, including a hammer and sickle. The Miami Police Department has arrested seven suspects.

El Paso: Don Juan de Oñate

SteveStrummer via Wikimedia Commons

A statue of Oñate adorns the entrance to El Paso International Airport. Hooligans defaced it with spray-painted phrases like “Your god is not my god” in Spanish.

Without Don Juan de Oñate’s exploration of New Spain, there might be no Hispanics or Catholics in America’s southwest. Who knows if there would even be an El Paso.

Pittsburgh: Christopher Columbus

G. Scott Segler via Wikimedia Commons

Like the Columbus statue in Boston, the Columbus monument in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood has endured repeated acts of vandalism.

A spokesperson for the city told Action News 4 that officials are planning to clean the statue without damaging it.

Providence: Christopher Columbus

Sam Howzit via Wikimedia Commons

A local school teacher and two accomplices allegedly vandalized a statue of Columbus in Providence on June 13. Authorities charged all three individuals with desecration of a grave/memorial and conspiracy.

A spokesperson for the Providence City Council confirmed the Columbus Square statue would be boarded up to keep it safe while it is being repaired.

Richmond: Christopher Columbus

Theodor de Bry via Wikimedia Commons

A statue of Christopher Columbus received a despicable send-off in Richmond, Virginia, on June 10.

“Protesters,” claiming to be acting in solidarity with indigenous peoples everywhere, covered the 8-foot-tall memorial in graffiti then briefly lit it on fire before yanking it down with ropes and dragging it 200 yards into a nearby lake. “Protesters” lacking upper-body strength held signs saying, “This land is Powhatan land” and “Columbus represents genocide.”

A makeshift gravestone was placed next to the sunken statue saying “Racism. You will not be missed.”

Portland, Oregon: George Washington

Carol M. Highsmith via Wikimedia Commons

Rioters in Portland burned an American flag over a statue of George Washington before pulling it down.

Journalist Andy Ngo tweeted a video the following morning, showing the damage revealed by the light of day.

San Francisco: Ulysses S. Grant and Francis Scott Key

Judson McCranie via Wikimedia Commons

Anarchists in San Francisco destroyed a monument to President Ulysses S. Grant on June 19. Before being elected president, Grant led the Union Army to victory in the Civil War. 

Grant was “gifted” a slave earlier in life, yet he hated slavery and freed the man within a year. After the Civil War, Grant promoted African Americans to prominent positions in government, positions black people wouldn’t hold in many states for over one hundred years.

The 400-or-so vandals who appeared that night also toppled a statue of Francis Scott Key, an American lawyer best known for writing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Philadelphia: Matthias Baldwin

Bruce Andersen via Wikimedia Commons

Even famous abolitionists like Matthias Baldwin couldn’t escape the irrational anger of the far-left. Baldwin, a Philadelphia industrialist who gained prominence as an advocate against slavery in the early 1800s, didn’t just talk the talk. He founded a school for black children.

That didn’t stop protesters from dousing his likeness with red paint and ignorantly spray painting the word “colonizer” at the base of the statue.

Which of these was the worst instance of liberal intolerance? Or do you think there are even worse examples out there? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Support the Landmark Lawsuit Against Antifa

Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

Notify of
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Bernard England III
Bernard England III
1 year ago

What did the statues ever do?

1 year ago

til i looked At the pAycheck which hAd sAid $9436, i hAve fAith thAt my cousin woz like they sAy trully bringing in money in there spAre time from their computer.. there neighbor stArted doing this for only About 19 months And resAntly cleAred the morgAge on their ApArtment And bourt A top of the rAnge mAzdA mX-5. we looked here…….Join Here  

Susaun Meyer
Susaun Meyer
1 year ago
Reply to  talixej187

Take your lack of making sense elsewhere. Worst typing I’ve seen. Spend your megabucks to learn how to spell and form a coherent sentence. So sad.

1 year ago

They don’t care, all they want is to loot, destroy and steal.

1 year ago
Reply to  MikefromTexas

I made $81,000 so far this year working online and I’m aade such great money. It’s really user friendly and I’m just so happy that I found out  full time student. I’m using an online business opportunity I heard about and I’ve mabout it. Here’s what I’ve been doing………………….Read More Join Here      

1 year ago
Reply to  MikefromTexas

that’s what They doing to destroyed this Beautiful Country. THEY ARE DISGRACE OF THIS COUNTRY. THEY DESERVE JAIL TIME.

1 year ago

Any patience, or sympathy I may have had for “honest protesters” is still in place. The other group, that infiltrates the peaceful protests and turns them into violent rages deserve the worst we can give them. These ignorant cretins have already been declared “domestic terrorists”; don’t waste any money trying to arrest and charge them; simply shoot them on sight, in the midst of their acts of destruction.

David Byrne
David Byrne
1 year ago
Reply to  madmemere


Susaun Meyer
Susaun Meyer
1 year ago
Reply to  David Byrne


1 year ago
Reply to  madmemere

AMEN !! That would be the end of their miserable suffering, having to live in this awful country. Free at last but headed for fire and brimstone!