Vandals Send Christopher Columbus Statue to The Bottom of a Lake in Richmond

The world is on fire, to put it lightly.  The death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police department is a sin that the American people could not let slide, and their protests against racial injustice have spread to the far corners of the globe.

The demonstrations seem to be unbound by region or border, nor are they limited to any particular place in the time/space continuum.  All racism throughout history is now fair game, as evidenced by the sheer number of Confederate memorials and statues that have been torn down either by protesters or, preemptively, by individual municipalities.

The social justice warriors are now traveling even further back in time to exact their revenge, taking pot shots at Christopher Columbus this week.

Statues of Christopher Columbus were targeted by protesters in Massachusetts and Virginia on Tuesday night in an act of solidarity with indigenous peoples.

The 8-foot-tall memorial to the explorer in Richmond, Va., was pulled down with ropes and dragged roughly 200 yards to nearby Landing at Foundation Lake, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. It was also reportedly briefly lit on fire.

The base of the statue was covered in graffiti, and protesters held signs reading “This land is Powhatan land” and “Columbus represents genocide.”

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At nearly the same time as these statues were coming down, HBO removed the movie Gone With The Wind from its streaming platform, citing the film’s portrayal of African Americans as the reason.  This led to many wondering exactly what other parts of American culture or history would be canceled next.

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