Liberals Now Want To Tear Down Columbus Statue… You Won’t Believe Who They Are Replacing It With!

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A statue of Christopher Columbus has stood at the State Capitol building in St. Paul, Minnesota since 1931.  Like it or not, Columbus has a place in history. Yet now there is now a petition with over 3,100 signatures to replace the statute with Minnesota native pop singer, Prince.

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The petition was created by Community Organizer and Antifa sympathizer Wintana Melekin addressed to Governor Dayton and the State Legislature of Minnesota to replace Columbus with the seven time Grammy Award-winning singer. Melekin has seen previous success with her petitions as she was the key figure in making May 23 Beyonce Day in Minnesota. This latest petition is called – “Replace Columbus Statue with a Prince Statue and One Chosen by the Native Community.

When asked why this was important? Melekin responded with –

“Prince represents Minnesota values and Columbus does not.”

Melekin told the publication Watch the Yard – 

“I spend a lot of time at our State Capitol. It’s a space that already does not feel inviting or inclusive to communities of color. So to see Columbus every day in front of the building does not make it feel more welcoming so I put the petition together because I wanted to see someone, Prince, at the capitol because he represents a part of Minnesota that we are all proud of.”

The petition to remove the Columbus statue in St. Paul comes at a time when history is being removed and desecrates nationwide creating significant tension and strife. Some claim that Columbus needs to be removed because he represents genocide. Other cities have responded to that cry and erased Columbus’ legacy altogether.

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Los Angeles was the most recent city to do so, removing Columbus Day from the calendar and replacing it with Indigenous Peoples Day on the city calendar. It seems people do not grasp that pop culture is NOT history and that history while not always pretty or politically correct, but that is WHY we learn it – so as to NOT repeat it.

Melekin states in her petition –

 

“Across the nation, city governments are choosing to remove statues of white supremacists, slave owners, and those who threatened the livelihood of Black people. Here in Minnesota, communities are reigniting the demand to bring down state’s monument to Christopher Columbus, a man who murdered, raped and enslaved Black and Native peoples in the Americas. We, the undersigned, do not believe that Columbus represents the values Minnesotans carry. Rather than glorify a man who wanted to extinguish Black and Native peoples, we should honor members of our community whose leadership we find inspirational.

Yeah, let’s replace Columbus with a drug addicted black dude who died from an overdose. Can’t get much more inspirational than that huh?

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The replacement of Columbus is about the deep history of white supremacy and colonialism in the United States and the need for Minnesota to lead the country in this moment. Plus we all know Prince is a genius and who wouldn’t pick him over Columbus anyway. I’m not sure how likely we are to win this replacement campaign, but it seems obvious at the moment we in Minnesota should just go ahead and make this happen.”

While I enjoy Prince’s music? I have no illusions that he should replace Columbus in history.  If Prince is someone Minnesota would like to remember as a favorite native son, then add a statue. Why those advocating for removal cannot compromise and simply add additional figures alongside existing history I will never understand. George Orwell got it right when he said –

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“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

People never stop to consider that 1984 was intended to be a warning, not a how-to guide.

The hilarious part is that Prince was a REPUBLICAN! LMAO!!!

Trump posted on his Twitter account that he had met Prince on numerous occasions and called him an amazing talent and a wonderful guy!

Did I mention that liberals are complete scumbags?

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