South Philadelphia will fight for Columbus statue

Jun 18, 2020 389

BY: Christine Flowers

Columbus statues have been pulled down all over the country.  He’s the trending symbol of hatred, of oppression, of racism and bigotry, so the good and tolerant folk who hate the things they think he did (according to Howard Zinn and other hostile biographers) have been exorcising his spirit by vandalizing his image.

In most cities, they’ve been successful.  Next door to us in Camden, his statue was carted away, but not before some residents took possession of a random hand, a sliced off nose, a severed set of toes. Chester has covered over its statue, Boston’s was decapitated and the one in Richmond was thrown into the river and is presumably swimming with the fishes. 

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