It seems the complete removal of America’s history is the goal of the triggered left. A rally in New York was held by people who want to seem the Christopher Columbus statue in Manhattan to be taken down. It has been standing there since the 1800’s.
Now, due to demand, it is under review by a ‘special task force implemented by Mayor Bill de Blasio designed to remove ‘symbols of hate’ in New York City,’ reports the Daily Mail.
Friday night, protesters gathered around Columbus Circle where the statue stands in a high trafficked round-about at the base of Central Park.
They carried signs that read: ‘Columbus didn’t discover America he invaded it.’ Another sign said it was ‘A tribute to racism and genocide.’
Columbus has been hailed in American-lore as discovering the new world on his expedition in 1492 on behalf on the Spanish empire.
But critics note his cruel treatment of the native inhabitants of the Caribbean and South America and his active participation in the slave trade.
Mayor de Blasio’s call for reviews of various historical figures comes after the deadly events in Charlotesville, Virginia earlier this month where a rally was held to protest the removal of a Confederate statue.
The same day at City Hall, during the morning hours, there was a different rally held to keep the Columbus statue in its spot.
‘It’s Columbus today and who knows who will be on this secret list tomorrow,’ Staten Island Councilmen Joe Borelli said Thursday, reported CBS New York. ‘This is an unfortunate chapter in New York City’s history.’
This alternative rally was attended by politicians, individuals and community groups alike. Even comedian Joe Piscopo was there and commented on leaving the monument in its place.
‘The one iconic symbol for Italian-Americans was Christopher Columbus. He’s flawed, we’re all flawed — hey, I’m flawed. Does that mean I’m not gonna get a rest stop named after me on the Jersey Turnpike?’ he said. ‘Stop the political correctness. The political correctness is killing us.’