The City of Charlottesville Takes Down Sacajawea, Lewis, and Clark Statue
This past weekend the city of Charlottesville, Virginia removed the monuments of Confederate generals Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Robert E. Lee. However, the removals of these historic monuments were only the beginning.
Charlottesville bent its knee in accordance with the spirit of the times by then proceeding to remove the Sacajawea, Lewis and Clark monument from the intersection of West Main and Ridge streets.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were famous explorers who journeyed across the country following the United State’s successful Louisiana Purchase from France which vastly expanded the young nation’s reach into the American West. Along their journey, they came across Sacajawea of the Shoshone tribe, who served as their companion and guide. Lewis and Clark were both natives of Virginia, but have now been attacked for their alleged exploitation of Sacajawea and “reactionary” beliefs with regards to Native Americans.
There’s talk about moving the monument of Lewis, Clark, and Sacajawea to Darden Towe Park where it can eventually form a part of the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center. Many on the Right have warned about the Left’s cultural iconoclasm for years. Specifically, they viewed the attacks against Confederate monuments as a stepping stone for attacks against broader American history. With Lewis and Clark under assault, any figure from Thomas Jefferson to George Washington will be in the Left’s sights for potential monument removal in the near future.
Similarly, the sudden propping up of Juneteenth and the gradual undermining of July 4, indicates a post-American shift in America’s celebration of certain civic holidays. Soon, national holidays from Veterans Day to Memorial Day will be fully phased out because of their allegedly “bigoted” connotations and replaced with more politically correct holidays. The Right needs to get serious about these cultural battles because American history is at stake. Failure to stave off the radical Left, will result in the complete destruction of American history.