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Antifa torches and topples George Washington statue in Portland

Antifa torches and topples George Washington statue in Portland

 

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BY:  Andy Ngo

 

The statue is located on the front lawn of Portland's German American Society and is almost 100 years old. It is believed to have been first erected around 1926 and is considered part of the City of Portland and Multnomah County Public Art Collection. It was maintained by the Regional Arts and Culture Council. Notably, vandals spray-painted "1619" on the torso, a reference to "The 1619 Project"⁠—a New York Times project that attempts to recast America as a nation founded on the institution of slavery. Historians have dismissed the project as revisionist, citing factual errors.

 

Portland wakes up to see what antifa did overnight. A century old statue of George Washington was toppled & set on fire with an American flag. “White fragility,” “**bleep** white men” & other messages are written on the moment. On the ground nearby: “Defund white men.”

 

About 30 to 40 demonstrators were present at the time it was taken down. It was brought down using rope and a U.S. flag that was lit on fire can be seen burning over the statue. Prior to its removal, vandals spray painted the words "genocidal colonist" among other writing. The Pacific Northwest Youth Liberation Front promoted the riot online, asking for "more bodies" to show up.

 

 

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Would appear the Vast Right Wing Propaganda Machine (aka Fox and the CT crowd) have noticed people are catching on to their bedrock racism and want to invent another Enemy of the People as a distraction. This is tricky, because the things that stoked the hate in their base for generations have lost their punch - there are no more credible Commie States, and the Capitalist response to Covid19 (let the States bid against each other for the weapons to fight the common enemy) and the total failure that response has proven to be takes all the former sure bet boogymen off the table. This has left the Regressives thrashing around for something vaporous enough to avoid any direct investigation yet scary enough to drive their lofos to the polls.

 

The Regressive solution is a NEW and Even More amorphous boogyman than Commiunism is ANTIFA! The fact there isn't any actual group called Antifa, no discernible leaders, no base of operations, no information sources and not even a shared dogma is a blessing for the GOPerLords. Thanks to this new imaginary enemy lacking all that stuff, its easy to simply insert ANTIFA into any discussion and then try and swing the discussion so being against FASCISM is really to be against Freedom and Jusitce, and entirely Progressive.

 

So when some mindless anti RACISTS trash a statue of George Washington, the GOPers rush in to label the vandals ANTIFA. Having such a universal, albeit vaporous, enemy is a great boogyman as their lofos no longer have to pick up any nuances that clutter up the real World, and just focus hate at something that trashes ol' George.

 

Problem for the GOPerLords is while this ploy MIGHT hold the seriously mentally challenged base, it's NOT going to gain them any recruits, and the actual attendance at donny's  over-hyped Tulsa CovidFest demonstrates, the rest of their base is rapidly shedding anyone with an IQ higher than a rock.

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Does anyone think Trump's fascination with finding a mythical organization he calls "Antifa" is yet another sign he has had a stroke?

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Let’s ask an obvious question. If trump supporters claim that Antifa did this...are they claiming that Washington was a fascist!

George seems to have been for a Free Republic, not an authoritarian monarchy. 
And it seems that the far right would be against the political leanings of GW. 

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Geez. Even the imaginary organization called Antifa can put together a bigger crowd than attends a Trump rally these days. 

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@jimc91 wrote:

Antifa torches and topples George Washington statue in Portland

 

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BY:  Andy Ngo

 

The statue is located on the front lawn of Portland's German American Society and is almost 100 years old. It is believed to have been first erected around 1926 and is considered part of the City of Portland and Multnomah County Public Art Collection. It was maintained by the Regional Arts and Culture Council. Notably, vandals spray-painted "1619" on the torso, a reference to "The 1619 Project"⁠—a New York Times project that attempts to recast America as a nation founded on the institution of slavery. Historians have dismissed the project as revisionist, citing factual errors.

 

Portland wakes up to see what antifa did overnight. A century old statue of George Washington was toppled & set on fire with an American flag. “White fragility,” “**bleep** white men” & other messages are written on the moment. On the ground nearby: “Defund white men.”

 

About 30 to 40 demonstrators were present at the time it was taken down. It was brought down using rope and a U.S. flag that was lit on fire can be seen burning over the statue. Prior to its removal, vandals spray painted the words "genocidal colonist" among other writing. The Pacific Northwest Youth Liberation Front promoted the riot online, asking for "more bodies" to show up.

 

 


Your topic's title blames "Antifa" but your article blames "The Pacific Northwest Youth Liberation Front" ???????

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUMP TRUMP AND DITCH MITCH TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
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Here we go again. Another so called antifa crime. Just about a week ago you posted about antifa killing some one in CA at a protest event. Just the other day we heard it was a far right person who did the killing and has been arrested for it. The far right is never correct about anything including Trump.

We have people telling us we should be more kind to Trump supporters. Well when a person is destroying the country and all in it that time has passed. You can not reason with a Mob Boss and Trump is a Mob Boss who wants to be a Dictator like Hitler and we all saw what happened. It took WW2 to end Hitler because the German people were nice to him during his rise to power. 

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wow, I can't believe the hate sounding words I am new to these chat rooms but I am disappointed in supposedly older people being wise and tolerant having gone thru youths absolutes and finding them not so. I respect your right  to speakout but aren't you  classifying every person who disagrees with you as bad. Just a thought!

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/protesters-portland-oregon-topple-george-washington-statue/

Portland, Oregon — A statue of George Washington was pulled down by protesters on Thursday night, which was Juneteenth eve, reports CBS Portland affiliate KOIN-TV. The nation's first president owned slaves.


KOIN said Thursday marked the 21st day of demonstrations for racial justice and police reform sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Two groups — Rose City Justice and Lavender Caucus — hosted a sit-in rally at Jefferson High School in the evening where community members shared their experiences with racism with a crowd of a few hundred.

A separate group of about 20 people met around 10 p.m. at the site of the large bronze statue of Washington.

Some wrapped the statue's head in an American flag and lit the flag on fire.

Their numbers grew over the next hour until there were enough people to pull it down. They quickly scattered.

A KOIN news crew found the statue face down and covered in graffiti.

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Whats happening in our country with the destruction by protesters has got out of hand!

It's time that we put a stop to this. Its getting to be a "sport" with some.

Any constructive ideas on how to stop it? I say arrest and convict them as they are doing the destruction or if not we have videos, use they.
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I posted...

Whats happening in our country with the destruction by protesters has got out of hand!

It's time that we put a stop to this. Its getting to be a "sport" with some.

Any constructive ideas on how to stop it? I say arrest and convict them as they are doing the destruction or if not we have videos, use they.

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No answers.

Just he usual hate Trump posts.

Antifa? That was not even mentioned in my post.

So much for having a reasonable discussion.

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@KidBoy2 wrote:
I posted...

Whats happening in our country with the destruction by protesters has got out of hand!

It's time that we put a stop to this. Its getting to be a "sport" with some.

Any constructive ideas on how to stop it? I say arrest and convict them as they are doing the destruction or if not we have videos, use they.

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No answers.

Just he usual hate Trump posts.

Antifa? That was not even mentioned in my post.

So much for having a reasonable discussion.


There is only one answer. Get rid of Trump and every Reb. in Congress and rebuild the country.

The truth hurts but you can not change it.

The time for reasonable discussion has long passed. Trump is in his final march to become full dictator.

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NCTarheel asked, "Are we to believe anything that is sourced by a "reporter" with these connections????"

 

As you can see, members of Trump World believe every word, just like they believe everything they see and hear on FOX.

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CriticalThinking:  As you can see, members of Trump World believe every word, just like they believe everything they see and hear on FOX.

 

 

Of course they do, the conservative bubble is a thought-free zone where people no longer think for themselves they just tune in for up to date talking points.

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Antifa torches and topples George Washington statue in Portland

Lock them up!!!
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Kid said: Antifa torches and topples George Washington statue in Portland

Lock them up!!!

 

And while you are at it, lock up Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. 

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No thats what should happen to Trump, Barr and Ivanka.
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So, is any protest against racism or fascism defined as "Antifa"? 

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jimc91:   So, is any protest against racism or fascism defined as "Antifa"? 

 

 

I think so, antifa joins the list used to trigger conservatives these days. Caravans.......M13...........Benghazi.........her emails, and now antifa.

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@jimc91 wrote:

Antifa torches and topples George Washington statue in Portland

 

BY:  Andy Ngo

 


Once again, the source, folks, the source.

 

It seems to be Andy Ngo.

 

Yes, folks, it is the same Andy Ngo that has connections to THE PROUD BOYS and PATRIOT PRAYER.

 

The PROUD BOYS, described as a hate group, is a NEO-FASCIST, MEN ONLY organization. They believe in WHITE GENOCIDE CONSPIRACY THEORY. I am surprised that anyone connected to them is allowed to be a source on this discussion board.

 

But his connection with the PROUD BOYS isn't his only connection. Ngo also is connected to PATRIOT PRAYER, described as a violent, far right, extremist group.

 

Are we to believe anything that is sourced by a "reporter" with these connections????

NO! IT'S CONSERVATIVES THAT ARE NUTTIER THAN SQUIRREL POOP!
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