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New York City Cancels Theodore Roosevelt and Sending Him to North Dakota

New York City Cancels Theodore Roosevelt and Sending Him to North Dakota

“amid claims that it symbolizes colonial subjugation and racial discrimination”

New York City is removing a statue of President Theodore Roosevelt from the Museum of Natural History and sending it to North Dakota.

Can we finally stop pretending that this has anything to do with inclusiveness and admit it’s really about the erasure of American history?

Yaron Steinbuch reports at the New York Post:

Theodore Roosevelt statue at Museum of Natural History to be moved to North Dakota

A controversial statue of President Theodore Roosevelt that has stood in front of the American Museum of Natural History for over 80 years will be relocated to North Dakota.

The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation, which is set to open in 2026, said in a statement that “it has entered into an agreement with the City of New York for the long-term loan and reconsideration of the Equestrian Statue designed by James Earle Fraser.”

The announcement comes five months after the New York City Public Design Commission voted unanimously to relocate the bronze effigy of the nation’s 26th president amid claims that it symbolizes colonial subjugation and racial discrimination.

The monument — which shows Roosevelt on horseback, flanked by an African man and a Native American man — has long been criticized for glorifying colonialism and racism. It was vandalized with paint in 2017.

ABC News calls the statue problematic:

‘Problematic’ Roosevelt statue at American Museum of Natural History finds new home

A “problematic” statue of Theodore Roosevelt outside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City that has been criticized for symbolizing colonialism and racism has found a new home, more than a year after the city announced it will be removed.

The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library said Friday it has agreed to take the statue of the former president, which has stood on the steps of the museum since 1940, for a long-term loan.

I simply don’t believe the claims about the Roosevelt statue being a problem for the reasons given. New York City just removed a statue of Thomas Jefferson as well.

From the New York Post report:

Thomas Jefferson statue removed from City Hall after 187 years

Thomas Jefferson is no longer in the room where it happens.

Art handlers packed up an 884-pound statue of Jefferson in a wooden crate Monday after a mayoral commission voted to banish the likeness of the nation’s third president from City Hall, where it’s resided for nearly two centuries — because he owned slaves.

About a dozen workers with Marshall Fine Arts spent several hours carefully removing the painted plaster monument from its pedestal inside the City Council chambers and surrounding it with sections of foam and wooden boards.

Why not remove all the statues from New York?

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Where have all the “Americans” gone?


 
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Ghost Rider | November 24, 2021 at 2:25 pm

The geniuses in NYC canceled one of the major progressives of last century…… do these people have any concept of history? Or are they just products of the NYC public schools?


     
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    Ben Kent in reply to Ghost Rider. | November 24, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    This is French Revolution level of purity testing. No one can be woke enough – off with their head and destroy every part of history to satisfy the DEI (which means “god” in Latin).

    Orwell was more right than anyone ever thought.


     
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    n.n in reply to Ghost Rider. | November 24, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    Teddy was a classical progressive born of conservative roots. His cancellation follows the deprecation of classical liberalism. The trend is progressive liberalism (i.e. monotonic divergence) or one step forward, two steps backward. #HateLovesAbortion


     
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    jmccandles in reply to Ghost Rider. | November 25, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Bingo,they haven’t a clue of their history and particularly Progressive/Marxist history

Teddy Roosevelt was a progressive and he would probably be happier in North Dakota today. He sure loved it back in his day.


     
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    NYBruin in reply to Pasadena Phil. | November 24, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    He was also once police commissioner in NYC.

    He would never believe what is going on today. . .


       
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      Elzorro in reply to NYBruin. | November 24, 2021 at 3:06 pm

      Abandon NYC while you can. Head South.


         
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        Ben Kent in reply to Elzorro. | November 24, 2021 at 3:47 pm

        VOTE WITH YOUR FEET

        NYC plans to allow 600,000 non-citizens to vote. If you are a citizen – your vote is diluted. If you actually pay taxes – you are not represented in NYC. Taxpayers are less than 50% of the registered voters in NYC. Leftists will scream – but you’re not including “sales tax”. Actually, I am. NYC sales tax excludes food and necessities and excludes any purchase under $110 for clothing and many other items. So most of those who pay zero income tax also pay zero sales tax. The few that do pay sales tax pay a minimal amount.

        So, how is NYC any longer part of America ?


         
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        DSHornet in reply to Elzorro. | November 25, 2021 at 3:24 am

        But leave your political choices behind when you move.
        .

“New York City is removing a statue of President Theodore Roosevelt from the Museum of Natural History and sending it to North Dakota.”

Noooooooooooooooooooooo! ;-(

It seems the question now is this. Is there still a sleeping giant that can be awakened? I do not think so.


 
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rhhardin | November 24, 2021 at 4:47 pm

I remember the tableau displays of primitive man in the museum as a kid. I suppose they’re long gone too.

“Why don’t we move the Statue of Liberty to Florida or Texas, while we’re at it?”

Not the slightest doubt in my mind that ‘doing something’ about this ‘problematic’ symbol of capitalist oppression and exploitation has been discussed.

If American Marxists have their way they’ll eventually get rid of it.


 
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Steven Brizel | November 24, 2021 at 8:37 pm

This is a disgrace. What will be next-mandatory viewings of photos of thugs shot by police?


 
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henrybowman | November 24, 2021 at 11:07 pm

Ghost of Teddy:
“At last! I don’t know what jackass thought I would ever be happy in New York City!”

President Theodore Roosevelt, also the 33rd Governor of New York, charged the San Juan Hills as a volunteer cavalryman, gets booted out of NYC?

Oh, he was a republican, I forgot.


 
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Steven Brizel | November 25, 2021 at 7:24 am

If an entity goes woke let it go broke This museum was once a great museum but has tragically surrendered to the woke mob

Folks from Boston have always known that NYC sucks. This confirms it. What a shithole! Not worth the train fare to get there.


     
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    Ben Kent in reply to Hollymon. | November 25, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    NYC used to be a great city. It is a crime-infested woke-infested mess now.
    It would be bankrupt today if Biden’s budget had not allocated $30 Billion to baling it out.
    > Biggest unwritten story is the bailout of NYC.

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