Author and right wing activist Jack Posobiec has flown to Seattle to demand the city remove a statue of Communist dictator Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Vladimir Lenin — in protest of the removals of Confederate statues across the nation.
Posobiec joined local right-wing activists at the statue on Wednesday afternoon with signs condemning the glorification of Communism.
The battle over the removal of Confederate statues has heated up in recent weeks. In Charlottesville, a protest of the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee turned deadly.
Days later, in North Carolina, a mob of activists pulled down and destroyed the Confederate Soldiers Monument.
WATCH Protesters in Durham, North Carolina, toppled a statue called the Confederate Soldiers Monument. pic.twitter.com/QppuQUfEla
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 15, 2017
Seattle has a statue of Lenin, a man who sent thousands of innocents to die in labor camps.
So I'm just gonna go pull it down. Cool? pic.twitter.com/MZfkHjw59a
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) August 15, 2017
Meanwhile, in Baltimore, statues have been repeatedly vandalized to the point that the city caved to the alt-left’s demands and removed them in the dead of night — just hours after receiving threats that they would also be toppled and destroyed.
— Stephanie Woods (@StephWoodsNews) August 16, 2017
Baltimore’s Confederate Soldiers and Sailors monument was one of those removed in the early morning hours of Wednesday after being vandalized with red paint. Others included statues of Confederate generals Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, a Confederate Women’s Monument, and a statue of a former Supreme Court justice.
Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, which was vandalized with red paint this week — also gone. pic.twitter.com/ZefYvAncUY
— Colin Campbell ☀️ (@cmcampbell6) August 16, 2017
What is left of the Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy Monument–just the pedestal pic.twitter.com/HMg1p4HPOc
— brandon soderberg (@notrivia) August 16, 2017
These are just a few examples of the vandalism of Confederate statues taking place across the nation as racial and political tensions continue to escalate.
— AJ+ (@ajplus) August 15, 2017
Crews work to remove paint from vandalized John B. Castleman statue. pic.twitter.com/FwoIlVE6IA
— Frank Stamper (@Cameraman_Frank) August 14, 2017
Fed up with the erasure of historical artifacts, the right is striking back and has began campaigning to remove statues of leftist figures including Bill Clinton and Lenin. One of those people is Posobiec, who boarded a flight from Washington, DC, early Wednesday morning to confront the hypocrisy in Seattle directly.
Rapist & Womanizer Bill Clinton ! pic.twitter.com/K9NjjRlf7t
— Lady Aurora (@MetalKittyX) August 16, 2017
16 foot statue of Lenin in Seattle. He only killed a few million people. Why isn't the left tearing down his statue?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 16, 2017
“Alt Left Marxist organizations have committed a campaign of violent terrorism against peaceful American citizens for over 14 months. From the 2016 conventions to the presidential inauguration to the events of Berkeley and Charlottesville, these domestic terrorists known as Antifa have gone largely unpunished and underreported in the wake of their evil,” Posobiec told Big League Politics.
Posobiec added that the Lenin statue is worshipped by the “Marxist terror movement,” as Antifa regularly glorify the man responsible for the deaths of millions.
“The hate statue of Russian Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin is worshipped as an idol of the Marxist terror movement. Marxism is responsible for over 100 million deaths, the enslavement of billions, and nearly brought the world into nuclear war,” Posobiec said. “Marxist bigoted and racist regimes committed genocide after genocide during their hateful reign, against the Jews, the Poles, Ukrainians, gypsies, Cubans, Koreans, Cambodians, Tibetans, Muslims, and many others.”
He added that “Marxist hate squads hunted down homosexuals and subjected them to horrific ends in Soviet gulags.”
Posobiec, who previously interrupted the Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar that depicted a likeness of President Donald Trump being assassinated, frequently attempts to fight fire with fire — turning leftist tactics back on them.
“This statue represents Marxist hatred, bigotry, and genocide, a disgusting ideology that has no place in our society. Therefore, we call up the people of this country to demand this hateful statue be taken down and disposed of – hate has no place in our American nation,” Posobiec asserted.
On Tuesday, President Trump receive a wave of backlash from liberal media pundits and the alt-left for questioning how far the demands to remove statues will go.
“Is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You have to ask yourself where does it stop?” Trump said.
The president added that the removals are an attempt to change history and culture.
“George Washington was a slave owner. So will George Washington lose his status? Are we gonna take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? Do you like him, because he was a major slave owner. Are we gonna take down his statue? So it’s fine. You’re changing history, you’re changing culture,” Trump said.
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Will Mitch retire?
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has reportedly created a shortlist of potential successors, with the establishment Republican considering a possible retirement before his term ends. McConnell was reelected to another Senate term in 2020, and the Intercept broke the news of his retirement considerations on Thursday.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is reportedly McConnell’s first pick for his successor. Former UN Ambassador Kelly Craft and Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams are also possible replacements. McConnell, 79, has served as a Kentucky Senator since 1985.
Kentucky law currently would allow Governor Andy Beshear- a Democrat- to appoint McConnell’s successor if he retired. However, McConnell is pushing for the Republican state legislature to pass reforms allowing them to select replacements for Senators who have resigned. McConnell’s quiet boosting of legislative reforms to appoint interim Senators led to the reports of his potential retirement, although it’s unclear when he plans to leave the picture.
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