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University of Virginia Considering Removing Statue of Revolutionary War Soldier

University of Virginia Considering Removing Statue of Revolutionary War Soldier

“does not reflect the values of the campus community”

Remember when the left said this was only about Confederate statues? They lied.

The College Fix reports:

University of Virginia considers removing statue of Revolutionary War officer

As the University of Virginia grapples with its history of segregation through a formal commission, a local antiwar activist is suggesting an item for its agenda.

David Swanson is petitioning the public university to remove a nearly 100-year-old statue that depicts an American revolutionary on horseback clashing with Native Americans in combat.

The statue commemorates George Rogers Clark, also known as Hannibal of the West, for his accomplishments in expanding U.S. territory westward after leading militia efforts during the Revolutionary War. He was born in Albemarle County, where UVA sits.

Swanson, who advertises himself as a repeat Nobel Peace Prize nominee, calls the statue a “monument to genocide” that does not reflect the values of the campus community.

The statue should be moved “to a museum where it can be presented as a shameful memory,” reads the petition on the website Swanson helps run, RootsAction.org. As of Tuesday night the petition is under 50 supporters away from Swanson’s goal of 500 signatures.

The activist took the initiative to contact UVA President Jim Ryan about the statue, and Ryan referred the matter to the President’s Commission on the University in the Age of Segregation, The Cavalier Daily reported last week.

It’s not clear why the Clark statue does not appear to have drawn high-profile opposition until now. Swanson’s petition notes that the statue, which sits on the edge of campus, is now obscured on three sides by “the growth of trees.” But it could also be that UVA and nearby Charlottesville are full of bigger targets.

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I have no words.
Do Europeans tear down their statues, castles, memorials?
Do Egyptians tear down the pyramids?
Who does- ISIS and the Taliban.
Guess they’ll be calling to tear down UVA since it was Thomas Jefferson’s.
Unreal!

    pilgrim1949 in reply to lc. | August 9, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Well…since these ersatz Mensa candidates have already declared war on, and are in the midst of dismantling, history and education, it would be a fitting final state to tear down the place wherein they claim to be getting indoctrinated – er, um – trained – er, um – brainwashed – er, um – “educated” as a final act of “intellectual” suicide.

levi from queens | August 8, 2019 at 6:36 pm

As of August 8, 2019, Clark’s wikipedia page reflects no genocide or even conflict with Indians. He led the American soldiers in the west during the revolution quite successfully. His later life was marked by poverty and alcoholism, but not harm to others. I see no reason to remove his statue. But surely Wikipedia will change it soon if there is some new reason to attack an historic figure.

“Swanson, who advertises himself as a repeat Nobel Peace Prize nominee, calls the statue a “monument to genocide” that does not reflect the values of the campus community.”

So friggin’ what? Given that the Nobel committee awarded His Majesty Barack the First a Peace Prize for doing nothing, I’d say a NPP amounts to no more than a participation trophy these days.

Remember when some student at the University of Washington had a problem honoring “Pappy” Boyington because “many monuments at UW already commemorate rich white men”?

Most of the snowflakes have no idea what they are talking about. They are too busy falling all over themselves to virtue-signal how “woke” to be bothered by silly like things like facts

Nowadays (daze?) we’re no longer teaching history, but hysterics and histrionic knee-and-other-jerk reactions to anything causing undo strain upon the single-synapse academics and their equally-endowed brains-for-mush pupils.

These degreed zombies vote (usually) and will be in positions of influence and power when they are released upon the unsuspecting world.

Beware.

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