If New York City Democrats follow through on the cleansing of monuments to some of the greatest white men in the nation’s history from Gotham, then the statues could have a new home where they are better appreciated.
Officials from the Long Island town of Brookhaven said that they will welcome the statues of former presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson along with Italian explorer Christopher Columbus and Dutch settler Peter Stuyvesant that are on borrowed time if the New York City Council’s Cultural Affairs Committee gets its way.
“You know, I didn’t want to comment on whether that was right or wrong because that’s a decision of the city,” Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine told the New York Post. “But I said, ‘If you’re going to do that, hey, we’ll take the statues.’”
Bold leadership by Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine. The lunatic fringe in New York City would rather cancel history than learn from it. pic.twitter.com/RAQnutVXgj
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“We look at their accomplishments, what they did for their time and how they contributed to the long arc of history,” Romaine said. “And we would welcome having those statues.”
While the Big Apple is dealing with multiple very serious problems not the least of which are rampant crime and a raging illegal alien crisis that, according to New York City Mayor Eric Adams has the potential to destroy the city, the “woke” cultural revolutionaries on the City Council have prioritized getting rid of the statues that they deem to be unacceptable.
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In a letter to Mayor Adams, Romaine noted the significance of some of the statues to the town’s history including that Washington once paid a visit there after the Revolutionary War.
“If we look through our eyes today and try to judge them for what they did years ago as some people may do they come away with a different view. I look at their contribution to history overall, I look at what they’ve done,” the letter said, according to the New York Post.
Romaine said that the statues “could get the respect that they’re deserving” by being displayed in one of Brookhaven’s 20-25 parks, saying that Brookhaven would pay for moving the statues to their new home “because we still understand that history is a long arc.”
The tearing down of statues was initially focused on those honoring figures of the Confederacy during the Civil War but the target list would soon expand to include the Founding Fathers and other white men of great historic significance, something that then-President Donald J. Trump warned would happen.
“This week it’s Robert E. Lee. I notice that Stonewall Jackson’s coming down. I wonder; is it George Washington next week, and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?” Trump asked in 2017.
Councilwoman Sandy Nurse of Brooklyn, who authored the bill to eradicate the statues, claimed that she is “attempting to correct history, not cancel it,” the New York Post reported.
“It’s a reckoning with the historical injustices that continue to haunt our cities,” she said.
Other agenda items for Tuesday’s City Council meeting included reparations, creating a “truth, healing, and reconciliation process” and “anti-racism” training for contractors.
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