Sick: Rioters Deface Civil War Monument. There’s Only One Problem.
(Tea Party 247) – Today’s angry leftists have absolutely no idea what they’re doing.
They don’t know about American history, how the First Amendment works, or what a great black American looks like.
But go figure. Most of them are snot-nosed idiots who don’t know anything else than the narrow-minded Marxist garbage they’ve been taught in their public schools and liberal universities.
Rioters in Boston sickeningly vandalized the Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial to black Civil War soldiers as part of a “Black Lives Matter” protest on Sunday.
What do you want to bet the vandals were white?
According to the Boston Globe: “Memorials in three of the city’s major parks were hit with graffiti and vandalism Sunday night after tensions mounted between demonstrators and police following a day of mostly peaceful protest marches that wound through Boston.”
The Globe noted that, of those memorials, was the monument to the 54th.
“One of the memorials targeted by vandals was the Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial, which was unveiled 137 years ago Sunday and depicts a pioneering group of Black soldiers marching into battle during the Civil War.”
The monument stands at the top of a hill on the Boston Common. As a website dedicated to it explains:
The most acclaimed piece of sculpture on Boston Common is the Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens; a memorial to that group of men who were among the first African Americans to fight in the Civil War. The monument portrays Shaw and his men marching down Beacon Street past the State House on May 28, 1863 as they left Boston on their way to South Carolina, Shaw erect on his horse, the men marching alongside.
This monument is directly dedicated to great black lives who fought against slavery.
What could possibly be more anti-racist?
These are black lives that mattered just as much as George Floyd’s, who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis last week, sparking nationwide riots.
This is not the kind of justice these brave soldiers fought for.
Peaceful protest on #BostonCommon demanding racial justice. Hard to see legitimate protest turn destructive #Shaw54thRegimentMemorial. Conservators on the way to clean the grafitti on all monuments in the #threeparks. @bostonparksdept pic.twitter.com/dGzrVbFZia
— Friends of the Public Garden (@FOPG) June 1, 2020
The story of the 54th was immortalized in the Hollywood movie Glory, for which Denzel Washington received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment participated in President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2013.
Friends of the Public Garden, which supports efforts to care for the monument, has also used it recently as the basis for conversations on race — the kind of conversations that the Black Lives Matter movement aims to encourage.