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Feb 01 2018

San Jose Banishes Christopher Columbus to the Memory Hole

They started with Robert E. Lee, because even though he was a great man and an important figure in American history, being a Virginian he fought for the South, and the Southerners were the bad guys, since they lost and didn’t get to write the history books. In no time at all, transgression worthy of banishment to the Memory Hole escalated from being from Virginia to being from Europe:

[T]he San Jose City Council late Tuesday night voted to remove a controversial Christopher Columbus statue from the City Hall lobby.

San Jose is the third largest city in California.

The marble statue, hand carved in Italy, was a gift to the city of San Jose from Italian-American groups in 1958.

Italian immigrants assimilated and became successful; therefore, they are denied cherished “marginalized” status, and their heroes are kicked to the curb.

Columbus is a hero not only to Italians but to everyone who treasures Western Civilization, which he played a key role in helping to expand. That makes him a villain to progressives.

[O]ver the decades, the statue has become a focal point in San Jose culture wars.

While some view Columbus as a brave explorer, others see him as a ruthless colonizer.

The statue has been attacked and pieced back together twice.

This isn’t the first time San Jose employed the Memory Hole to prevent regular Americans from taking pride in their culture:

A statue of Thomas Fallon raising the American flag over San Jose during the war with Mexico was kept in crates for years because it offended Mexican Americans.

Having been found guilty of bringing the Western Hemisphere into the West from out of Stone Age savagery, Christopher Columbus will be punished by vilification and then erasure. As progressives progress, he will eventually be followed by every other great man in history.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

13 Responses to “San Jose Banishes Christopher Columbus to the Memory Hole”

  1. moddly says:

    death to whitey

  2. vera says:

    “While some view Columbus as a brave explorer, others see him as a ruthless colonizer.”

    He was both.
    I don’t see that as a reason not to celebrate his discoveries or his voyages. The whole statue-destroying thing is right out of Mao’s Cultural Revolution.

  3. Angel says:

    What is the difference between a “colonizer” and an illegal alien? What the European immigrants did to the Native Americans is a perfect justification for strong immigration and border control. Progressives’ vilification of Columbus should lead to their call for tighter border security. If not, then they are exposed once again as hypocrites.



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  5. Jester says:

    And I thought constantly subjecting Columbus to Two Minutes Hate was enough. Silly me; I forgot that Enough is Never Enough for the Left.

  6. grayjohn says:

    The West Coast is cancer.

  7. JackisBack says:

    NJ public schools banished him years ago and only teach that he is was a white genocidal Catholic madman.

  8. MAS says:

    As is the East Coast.

  9. ICEvictim says:

    another spictacular move by the Left Coasts morons

  10. Franklyfrank says:

    If Democrats/Progressives think this country is so horrible DESPITE their FREEDOM to throw a tantrum over perceived wrongs to get their way, I say this: Go live in the s***holes you think are wonderful. Try that somewhere else
    That’s right, I SAID THAT.

  11. littlefish says:

    ummmmmmmmmmmm that would mean i would have to move i’m to lazy to do that . and mommy would not be around to feed me and give me some of her SS money . your a meany come on mr fluffy back to the closet

  12. littlefish says:

    everyone know the new world was discovered buy a gay black man named lord Obama . and his side kick lesbian killary

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