Teddy Roosevelt statue to be removed in NYC

| June 24, 2021

The problematic statue

Of all the things Teddy Roosevelt was, he’s now being remembered only as a symbol of colonialism by the Left. Teddy Roosevelt was one of the most fascinating and amazing figures in American history. A sickly child, through sheer force of will he became an accomplished outdoorsman. He rose in New York state politics, becoming the Commissioner of Police in New York City. He was Assistant Secretary of the Navy when war with Spain broke out. He resigned his position to help form a cavalry regiment under Leonard Wood. He succeeded to command the Rough Riders (and received a posthumous Medal of Honor 100 years later for it). Roosevelt was Governor of New York, then Vice President of the United States before he then became a nearly two-term President of the United States. In 1912, the now-former President was set to give a speech when he was shot in the chest by a would-be assassin. With a bullet lodged in his chest, Roosevelt refused to go to the hospital and gave a 90 minute speech (reading his bullet-holed speech) before doing so. He started the speech with, “Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot, but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.”

The icon of New York history, American legend (he’s on Mount Rushmore), and abundantly admirable man had a statue erected of him outside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in 1940. It’s now been considered to be racist somehow. A unanimous vote has been taken by the board that oversees the museum and they’re going to be moving the statue.

New York Times reports;

After more than a year of talk, it’s official: The Theodore Roosevelt statue in front of the American Museum of Natural History is coming down.

The New York City Public Design Commission voted unanimously at a public meeting on Monday to relocate the statue by long-term loan to a cultural institution dedicated to the life and legacy of the former president. (No institution has been designated yet, and discussions about its ultimate destination are ongoing.)

The vote follows years of protest and adverse public reaction over the statue as a symbol of colonialism, largely because of the Native American and African men who are depicted flanking Roosevelt on a horse. Those objections led the museum in June 2020 to propose removing the statue. New York City, which owns the building and property, agreed to the suggestion, and Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed his support.

In 2017, a mayoral commission set up to review city art, monuments and markers had considered historical research about the statue but could not reach a consensus on removing it.

“Height is power in public art, and Roosevelt’s stature on his noble steed visibly expresses dominance and superiority over the Native American and African figures,” the panel wrote in its report, delivered in January 2018.

At the time, about half of the commission wanted to relocate the sculpture, and about half recommended additional historical research before making a decision. Only a few members wanted to leave the statue where it was, if on-site context was provided.

At Monday’s meeting, made public as a YouTube video, Sam Biederman of the New York City Parks Department said that although the statue “was not erected with malice of intent,” its composition “supports a thematic framework of colonization and racism.”

The museum had spent years working with academics and advisers, both before and after the statue was considered by the mayor’s monuments commission. In 2019, that research culminated in an exhibition about the sculpture’s context and history — and how the public perceived it.

“The understanding of statues and monuments as powerful and hurtful symbols of systemic racism became even more evident in the wake of the movement for racial justice that emerged after the murder of George Floyd,” Dan Slippen, vice president of government relations at the museum, said at the meeting. “It has become clear that removing the statue would be a symbol of progress toward an inclusive and equitable community.”

If “height is power”, wait until these tools see the aforementioned Mount Rushmore.

 

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  1. The Other Whitey says:

    Funny how they never seem to care that Karl Marx raped and enslaved his housekeeper, or that he was an outspoken white supremacist.

  2. Bim says:

    So. A History Museum is on board with the deletion of historical statues and selectively erasing the past? Did I get that right?

    I cant get my head around this. We live in clown-world.

  3. President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:

    They can move the statue to MY front yard, my personal & private property, for all to come and see it, with being stopped because of silly notions of “colonialism” (or whatever).

    I don’t know if the statue will actually FIT in my front yard, But I’m willing to try, as long as they’re willing to move it here.

    • KoB says:

      Got room at my place too -Dog. Facing North. Can use it to shore up that wall.

      Who DIDN’T see this one coming? Told y’all it wouldn’t stop at “All Things Confederate.” After all TR was half Confederate anyhow, his Mama being a Georgia Girl and all that. His 2 Uncles that gave him his love of the Navy (Bless His Heart), one was an Admiral in the Confederate Navy the other a Gun Section Commander serving on CSN Alabama that fired the last 2 rounds into the side of USN Kerssage in her last battle. They are the ones that helped him write a book on Naval Operations and he used their mentorship during his tour as SecNav. ‘sides that, on a visit down South he spoke of the Honor of the men on BOTH SIDES and how we were ALL Americans.

      Full disclosure. His pappy was one of the original CT Yankys that came to GA, bought (stole?) land from the Cherokee, built a fine home and grew cotton. The Horror. TR also invited Booker T. Washington (considered by some now to be an “Uncle Tom”) to dine at the White House (Pearl Clutch) (Booker dined).

      The real reason they hate Teddy? He was the FIRST (ht 2 Roh-Dog) to try and root out the deep seated crooked politicians of New York. And who’s to say that it wasn’t Hitlery’s ancestor that arranged to have TR shot before his speech?

      When I FIRST (ht 2 Roh-Dog) bought the property that became known as Combat Out Post CRC Timber Ranch some of the boys questioned why I needed 15 acres of dirt that came with the house. I made mention that there may come a time when I’ll need someplace to put Orphaned War Memorial Statuary. That time is here and now.

      Maybe they can put TR next to the Lenin Statue? That one seems to be safe. Notice the new buzz word to go along with systemic? Thematic RAAAAYYYCCIISM!

      Linky on Bulloch Hall. May be an interesting read for some that didn’t know this tidbit. And yes, naturally, I’ve been there.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulloch_Hall

  4. Roh-Dog says:

    “The understanding of statues and monuments as powerful and hurtful symbols of systemic racism became even more evident in the wake of the movement for racial justice that emerged after the murder of George Floyd,”

    Word salad culminating in a great lie. I’ll break bread with these clowns, as Commanded, but they don’t get to dictate squat and should be trusted to flush a toilet without adult supervision.

  5. Hack Stone says:

    Next on the chopping block is the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Statue). It depicts white men displaying their toxic masculinity oppressing People Of Color and fails to acknowledge that contributions that the LBTGW+ Community in bringing tolerance and understanding to the world.

    BTW, if Teddy Roosevelt is truly a symbol of White Supremacy and Racism, what will all of the hood rats leave at the curbside memorials for their fallen homies who died in the quest for income redistribution? The Teddy Bear was named after Teddy Roosevelt.

  6. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Here they go again in their quest to erase and rewrite History JUST LIKE the communists and Nazis did,

  7. USAFRetired says:

    Well as long as we are going after Roosevelts what about the one who interned American Citizens of Japanese descentin relocation (concentration) camps via Executive Order 9066. Take him off the dime as a start.

  8. UpNorth says:

    A history museum removing an historic statue? Can’t make this shit up.
    I am grateful to these mindless dipshits for giving me the opportunity to pass on a lot of cities that used to contain history.

  9. SgtBob says:

    Will Frank Reagan have to take the photo of Roosevelt from the PC’s office?

  10. Fyrfighter says:

    Well, the taliban in Afghanistan blew up the mountain with the Buddha statues, so it’s not hard to believe that the american taiban would want to do the same to Mt. Rushmore..