The War On Statues, Symbols, Names, Etc. (Continued)

Written by Andrew Linn on June 22, 2020

The war on statues, symbols, names, etc. is continuing, and here is a list of recent examples:

  • The North Carolina State Confederate Monument was toppled by protesters, and North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper ordered that several statues of Confederate soldiers in Raleigh be taken down.
  • A statue of Albert Pike was pulled down by protesters (who used chains) and then set on fire.
  • The Pine Bluff Confederate Monument was removed in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
  • Several statues of Christopher Columbus were removed in Detroit, Hartford, New Haven, Columbus, St. Louis, Sacramento, and San Francisco.
  • Statues of Juan de Onate were removed in New Mexico.
  • Statues of Father Junipero Serra were removed in California.
  • A statue of Diego de Vargas was removed in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • A statue of Thomas Jefferson and a statue of George Washington were removed in Portland, Oregon.
  • A statue of Josephus Daniels was removed in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • A statue of John Sutter was removed in Sacramento, California.
  • A statue of Francis Scott Key and a bust of Ulysses S. Grant were toppled by protesters in San Francisco.
  • The Mississippi State Flag (which contains an emblem of the Confederate Flag) is being removed from all city buildings in Gulfport, Mississippi.
  • Portraits of former House Speakers who served in the Confederacy have been removed by order of current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
  • Daniels Middle School (named after Josephus Daniels) in Raleigh, North Carolina has been renamed Oberlin Middle School.
  • The NCAA has banned the display of Confederate Flags at all NCAA Championship games. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has enacted similar measures.
  • Quaker Oats is removing the Aunt Jemima brand and replacing it with another type of brand.
  • Mars, Inc. is apparently planning to remove the Uncle Ben’s name from its food products and replacing it with something more politically correct.
  • ConAgra Foods is reviewing the Mrs. Butterworth’s brand over its alleged racial stereotype.
  • B&G Foods is reviewing its Cream of Wheat products over its alleged racial stereotype.
  • Dreyer’s is announcing that it will soon do away with the name Eskimo Pie over it allegedly being a derogatory name.

So it appears that anything regarded as offensive is to be done away with.

There is no telling if any other statues, symbols, names, etc. will be next on the hit list of the politically correct.

Needless to say, the Left has gone too far.

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Andrew Linn
Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to examiner.com and Right Impulse Media.