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NYC American Museum of Natural History Removing Teddy Roosevelt Statue

NYC American Museum of Natural History Removing Teddy Roosevelt Statue

“It’s very important to note that our request is based on the statue, that is the hierarchical composition that’s depicted in it.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyI1ynxDrT4

If you’re going to remove statues then put them in museums. The Teddy Roosevelt statue is outside of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, but still.

The museum has decided to remove the statue.

The statue is of Roosevelt on a horse with a Native American and black man on both sides.

From The New York Times:

“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,” the museum’s president, Ellen V. Futter, said in an interview. “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.

Ms. Futter made clear that the museum’s decision was based on the statue itself — namely its “hierarchical composition”—- and not on Roosevelt himself, whom the museum continues to honor as “a pioneering conservationist.”

“Simply put,” she added, “the time has come to move it.”

“It’s very important to note that our request is based on the statue, that is the hierarchical composition that’s depicted in it,” Ms. Futter said. “It is not about Theodore Roosevelt who served as Governor of New York before becoming the 26th president of the United States and was a pioneering conservationist.”

The museum did not say when the statue will come down, where it will go, and if anything will replace it.

Roosevelt’s great-grandson approved of the museum’s decision:

“The world does not need statues, relics of another age, that reflect neither the values of the person they intend to honor nor the values of equality and justice,” said Theodore Roosevelt IV, 77, a great-grandson of the 26th president and a museum trustee. “The composition of the Equestrian Statue does not reflect Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy. It is time to move the statue and move forward.”

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There seems to be no email for Ms. Futter or any trustees at the museum.
I did come across this link elsewhere. Please give them your input. I urge you to share the link with friends and family. This nonsense has to end.
https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/addressing-the-theodore-roosevelt-statue/what-do-you-think
For gosh sakes. The statue is at a museum!

    Mao would approve.

    So would obama and anita dunn.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to lc. | June 22, 2020 at 11:54 am

    “Over the last few weeks, our museum community has been profoundly moved” As in severe diarrhea, an explosive movement, known as BLM.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to lc. | June 22, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    I have a close friend who has donated tens of millions to the museum over many decades. I will be arguing that this merits an end to any additional funding. It is time that organizations grow a pair, and tell these PC types to pound sand.

Screw this. I’m a relative of TR and I am NOT at all pleased with this pusillanimous decision.

SpaceInvader | June 22, 2020 at 9:23 am

This is what the fall of Western Civilization looks like.

The museum did not say when the statue will come down, where it will go, and if anything will replace it.

Since it’s the American Museum of Natural History, how about replacing it with a statue of another great conservationist, Mayor de Blasio, with a dead groundhog at his side?

Another example proving that this is not about systemic racism nor any other stated cause. This is about erasing history. Period. The American Taliban on the move. And TR’s great grandson approves. This is why we reject monarchy. Greatness is not inherited.

The whiff of “Cultural Revolution” gets stronger every day.

The march continues and the pace quickens. The goal is the directive, “Shut up, white man.”

Okay, the white man will shut up. The white man also will cease doing his part to maintain our society. If anybody thinks >80% of the population contributes little or nothing, the response will likely be too late to help us all.

God, help America. We implore you.
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The Russians have an elegant solution for what we are experiencing. There is a section of Gorky Park called “Fallen Monument Park” When someone falls out of favor their statutes are removed and moved to this area, but not destroyed. The park contains statutes of Marx and Lenin among many others. If they return to favor the statutes can be restored to their former location. There is a rumor that Putin wants to restore the statute of Felix Dzerzhinsky to its former cite in front of Lubyanka prison for the obvious reasons.

The age of the city is closing. We don’t need the big cities. They used to serve as the seat of civilization. Centers for culture, history, education, art/literature and entertainment. But like everything else they touch, democrats have destroyed them. Cities are now dangerous, filthy and corrupt. Freedom loving Americans should avoid them and the corporations/companies that have a symbiotic relationship with them. De-invest, de-monetize, pull everything out of big cities and any corporations that will not do the same. Don’t patronize them for any reason. Cities want to live the Orwellian democrat dream, let them. It doesn’t mean everyone else has to participate.

    MarkSmith in reply to CKYoung. | June 22, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Nope, won’t happen. Agenda 21 is all about moving everyone to Smart City Urban Areas so the New World Order can control your access to green energy, control your movement (no cars), control your food sources (all trucked in), control your internet access, control the laws the govern you (world court), control your healthcare (universal healthcare), control your protection (public community safety)….

    JusticeDelivered in reply to CKYoung. | June 22, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    This has already happened. There was no SYG law in 50s, 60s, etc.

    Known criminals, often caught red handed, were able to sue their victims, frequently bankrupting them.

    Faced with a zero sum situation, responsible, hard working people sold their houses to the same riffraff who made the city no longer a desirable place to live, to raise children.

    Now most everyone who could afford to leave, has left.

    With minimal tax base left, many cities are parasites on surrounding communities. They are constantly running cons to get their neighbors to pay the city’s way.

    Flint Michigan’s so called water crisis was self inflicted. They collected money for water system maintenance, which they squandered on everything except the water system.

    Then they screamed racism, when they were in fact getting a fraction of the lead which former city residents had ingested.

    We need to put a stop to city parasites cons.

So they’re taking down the Roosevelt statue that isn’t the one that put thousands of minorities into internment camps? Racists!

    MarkSmith in reply to princepsCO. | June 22, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Wrong one,

    When Theodore Roosevelt took office in 1901, he already had a long legacy of animosity toward American Indians. “I don’t go so far as to think that the only good Indians are the dead Indians, but I believe nine out of every 10 are,” Roosevelt said during a January 1886 speech in New York. “And I shouldn’t like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth.”

    https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/theodore-roosevelt-the-only-good-indians-are-the-dead-indians-oN1cdfuEW02KzOVVyrp7ig

      MarkSmith in reply to MarkSmith. | June 22, 2020 at 12:16 pm

      Wow, down vote. Ha, puts some words behind that vote. Coward.

      Funny how the racist democrats are projecting their systematic racism on everyone else. Republican-Democrat (aks Jefferson Democrat and Progressive Democrat Teddy who could not make it as a republican)

      Teddy has a nice set of books The Winning of the West
      By Theodore Roosevelt

      Same with Jefferson.

      Nice little quote here:

      “I advance it therefore as a suspicion only, that the blacks, whether originally a
      distinct race, or made distinct by time and circumstances, are inferior to the whites in the
      endowments both of body and mind.”

      http://historytools.davidjvoelker.com/sources/Jefferson-Race.pdf

      Full document can be found here at the racist Yale:

      https://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/jeffvir.asp

      alaskabob in reply to MarkSmith. | June 22, 2020 at 4:15 pm

      The “good Indian…dead Indian” attributed to Gen. Sheridan was in context of Indian warriors as Sheridan considered them tough. The best tough opponent is a dead one rather than one fighting.

      TR did consider some races inferior and did express the opinion of the day about eugenics but NOT to the level of Woodrow Wilson and especially not to the level of Margaret Sanger.

      TR had Black troops,commanded by Pershing, in Cuba. TR did not re-segregate the government and military as Wilson did.

    2nd Ammendment Mother in reply to princepsCO. | June 22, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    And yet, Roosevelt counted Quanah Parker and others among his close friends. On several occasions, Roosevelt traveled south to hunt and spend time away from the political mechanations of DC. To be frank, no one got Indian policy right, however Roosevelt was one of the few went to them, spent time on their land and listened to them.

    (not my favorite recounting, but gets the information)
    https://erenow.net/biographies/the-wilderness-warrior-theodore-roosevelt-and-the-crusade-for-america/22.php

    They also seem to forget that Roosevelt was their first environmental hero, although I’m quite certain he would be horrified at the fiasco and mismanagement of national parks.

      Thinking relationship was to help with Indian relationship. Additionally, Teddy was trying to get Buffalo out of extinction.

      Kinda hard to go against his writings, but hey, I think this is all over the top anyways.

ScottTheEngineer | June 22, 2020 at 10:32 am

You’d think more black americans would be offended by the notion that leftists look down on them with such petty disregard that, like small children, they’ll be impressed by empty virtue signalling.
Then they make sure to let them know that no matter how hard they try they’ll never get ahead in life. What kind of scumbag would steal the hopes and dreams from children just to feel good about themselves.

“… “The composition of the Equestrian Statue does not reflect Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy. It is time to move the statue and move forward.”

Move “forward” to what? Books? Actual People?

In 2010 the Brotherhood tore down statues and symbols they identified as culturally oppressive to their political views. In 2020 BLM tears down statues and symbols they identify as oppressive to their political views.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/06/22/2010-arab-spring-common-connections-to-the-2020-black-lives-matter-movement/

Q: GUESS WHO BOTH MOVEMENTS HAVE IN COMMON?

A: Barack HUSSEIN OBAMA

If they really mean it, then they will announce that the statue will be replaced with a more appropriate one of TR. If they don’t, that will prove they don’t mean it.

    gonzotx in reply to Milhouse. | June 22, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Proof? They don’t need no lousy proof

    MarkSmith in reply to Milhouse. | June 22, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    “a more appropriate one of TR”

    Sure, how about one of him kicking Indians in the butt and change the Jefferson one to Jefferson getting a Clinton by one of his slaves.

    Hey, does sex slaves still exists in the Epstein/Weinstein Democrat party? Lets say Pizza Gate!

    Alinsky RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”

    https://bolenreport.com/saul-alinskys-12-rules-radicals/

    Time to cancel Nancy’s speech with her pop dedicating a nice little statue in Baltimore.

    n.n in reply to Milhouse. | June 22, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    It would be weird to see Roosevelt leading on foot. Did the Maasai have horses?

Great. Now do the other Roosevelt, who put American citizens of Japanese descent into concentration camps.

Just announced, TCM refuses to show North by Northwest because of Mt. Rushmore/s

New York City was named after James II of England, who led the Royal African Company as the Duke of York. The RAC shipped more African slaves to the Americas then any other institution in the history of the Atlantic salve trade. If NYC doesn’t change its name won’t they have to move to NJ?

Time for a statue of Ben Stiller and Robin Williams, in costume, of course.

Lets not get started on names. LBJ is in big trouble. Are we going to change the names of states and cities for Washington? This is just too funny. Please Trump call out their stupidity!

LBJ the great civil rights president:

These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/did-lbj-say-ill-have-those-nggers-voting-democratic-200-years/

Listen to his tapes on CSpan. Guy does not hold back. Makes any crude Trump commenttweet look 5th grade.

This is like shooting fish in a barrel.

So, who will emerge as “Kip’s ma”?

It is time for the white man to go Galt.

healthguyfsu | June 22, 2020 at 1:56 pm

The fact that Teddy said the world didn’t need statues is precisely why he should be the subject of them.

He was not an Obama clout chaser.

Support the movement to replace all removed statues with a statue of Dolly Parton.

Jeez, I sure hope the Willamette Meteorite didn’t own any slaves……

Frederick Osborn, who was for many years the public face of the Museum of Natural History, was also one of the founders of the American Eugenic Society–you know the people who wanted to get rid of all those subhuman types. So let’s keep the TR statue and shut down the Museum. The stupid bitch who is current Museum president does not even know the history of her own institution.

henrybowman | June 23, 2020 at 4:32 pm

And the left continues to eat its own… Teddy Roosevelt, America’s first Progressive president.

So much for history! The insanity of it all is mind boggling.

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