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Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago

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posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: xuenchen


You don't think this might be the doing of pro-Confederate folk? Their hatred for Lincoln is probably stronger than an anarchists general hatred of statues.

Just saying, look at motivation here. One side has been wanting statues removed for a few years and the other has been hating Lincoln for centuries.

No matter who did it, that really sucks.


It doesn't matter who did it. They need to be caught and punished to the fullest extent of the law! What are they going to do next? A bunch of bored spoiled basement-dwellers allowing themselves to get all hyped up by those with an agenda.

"Toddlers" looking for excitement and purpose are so easily lead astray in the name of some cause that they don't even understand.



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posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: xuenchen


You don't think this might be the doing of pro-Confederate folk? Their hatred for Lincoln is probably stronger than an anarchists general hatred of statues.

Just saying, look at motivation here. One side has been wanting statues removed for a few years and the other has been hating Lincoln for centuries.

No matter who did it, that really sucks.


In that neighborhood, no way hozay.

Everything is closely monitored around there.

Many people in Chicago understand they live in the institutional coral zones.




So closely monitored that nobody has any idea who did it?


Actually the Chicago Police know who did it.

The MSM will not tell you.




posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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originally posted by: netwarrior

originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: xuenchen


You don't think this might be the doing of pro-Confederate folk? Their hatred for Lincoln is probably stronger than an anarchists general hatred of statues.

Just saying, look at motivation here. One side has been wanting statues removed for a few years and the other has been hating Lincoln for centuries.

No matter who did it, that really sucks.


I hardly ever agree with Abysha but she's got a very valid point here. Hatred of the "tyrant Lincoln" runs deep in the south.



Agreed!



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: xuenchen


You don't think this might be the doing of pro-Confederate folk? Their hatred for Lincoln is probably stronger than an anarchists general hatred of statues.

Just saying, look at motivation here. One side has been wanting statues removed for a few years and the other has been hating Lincoln for centuries.

No matter who did it, that really sucks.


In that neighborhood, no way hozay.

Everything is closely monitored around there.

Many people in Chicago understand they live in the institutional coral zones.




So closely monitored that nobody has any idea who did it?


Actually the Chicago Police know who did it.

The MSM will not tell you.



Link?



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen
Are these the same people who are against statues of Confederates? If so, did they explain why they were targeting the biggest opponent of the Confederacy? Or is it just that he was white?



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:28 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: xuenchen


You don't think this might be the doing of pro-Confederate folk? Their hatred for Lincoln is probably stronger than an anarchists general hatred of statues.

Just saying, look at motivation here. One side has been wanting statues removed for a few years and the other has been hating Lincoln for centuries.

No matter who did it, that really sucks.


In that neighborhood, no way hozay.

Everything is closely monitored around there.

Many people in Chicago understand they live in the institutional coral zones.




So closely monitored that nobody has any idea who did it?


Yup, just like how they can never identify shooters despite 100 people being at a block party when shots ring out in broad daylight.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:28 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: xuenchen


You don't think this might be the doing of pro-Confederate folk? Their hatred for Lincoln is probably stronger than an anarchists general hatred of statues.

Just saying, look at motivation here. One side has been wanting statues removed for a few years and the other has been hating Lincoln for centuries.

No matter who did it, that really sucks.


I guess the point of who did it is kind of irrelevant now. The fact is it is happening and some people are saying "Hey, that's ok, don't like it? Tear it down".

Pretty incredible really. Lawlessness is being justified as a political tool again.

Where will it end?



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:28 PM
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originally posted by: Plotus
More of Soros goons?


D'YA mean Trump, I don't think so!



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:31 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
They're coming after everybody now.

This is getting big people !!



Honestly all of this just feels like a big temper tantrum from one side or the other.

It's a small fire in the bacon pan and the media is throwing buckets of water on it.


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posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:31 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Trying to torch a statue wow that takes a "special" kind of people. I guess everything is fair game now and people on both sides can just tear down every monument or statue they don't like. Of course i don't know who the real cuplprit was but i hope they catch them pretty soon. This # needs to have some serious consequences.

What's next? Blowing up Mount Rushmore?



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:32 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
They're coming after everybody now.

This is getting big people !!

Things will burn.

Things will burn down.

Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: ‘An absolute disgraceful act’


Abraham Lincoln has joined George Washington on the list of those targeted by Chicagoans in a national debate over Civil War-era monuments.

Alderman Raymond Lopez took to Facebook Wednesday night to decry a defaced statue of the nation’s 16th president in the Englewood neighborhood. The giant bust appears to have been damaged after someone in the 15th Ward sprayed and ignited a flammable liquid.

“What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism. This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31, 1926, was damaged & burned,” Mr. Lopez wrote, a local NBC affiliate reported. “If anyone has any information regarding this act, please contact the police or my office immediately.”


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I blame Trump's rhetoric. He's the one, using his bully pulpit, that staked out a position of equivocation between confederate symbols and memorials to our founding fathers and others (Lincoln) who sought to preserve the union.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:33 PM
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originally posted by: UKTruth
When will people finally wake up and condemn violence, rioting and vandalism on ALL SIDES.
Looks like only one person with a voice in America is actually on point.


Maybe they will after the body count is totaled up because nobody is really attempting to stop this derangement.
I will be counting my supplies tonight and will make a run to the grocery store and the gun store tomorrow.
Or maybe do a one stop shop at Walmart? They have some real good prices on ammo there.


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posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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originally posted by: icanteven

originally posted by: xuenchen
They're coming after everybody now.

This is getting big people !!

Things will burn.

Things will burn down.

Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: ‘An absolute disgraceful act’


Abraham Lincoln has joined George Washington on the list of those targeted by Chicagoans in a national debate over Civil War-era monuments.

Alderman Raymond Lopez took to Facebook Wednesday night to decry a defaced statue of the nation’s 16th president in the Englewood neighborhood. The giant bust appears to have been damaged after someone in the 15th Ward sprayed and ignited a flammable liquid.

“What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism. This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31, 1926, was damaged & burned,” Mr. Lopez wrote, a local NBC affiliate reported. “If anyone has any information regarding this act, please contact the police or my office immediately.”


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I blame Trump's rhetoric. He's the one, using his bully pulpit, that staked out a position of equivocation between confederate symbols and memorials to our founding fathers and others (Lincoln) who sought to preserve the union.


Of course you do...



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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They would have a much easier time in Madame Tussauds burning statues. They could melt Biebz and a Kardashian togther and create a new monument. Race and gender nutural and so far up it's own sphincter it shouldn't give any one else the s....s. Racial and sexist sensitive Bieberdashian's to replace all statues.
edit on 17-8-2017 by aliensanonymous because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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originally posted by: Jonjonj

originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: xuenchen


You don't think this might be the doing of pro-Confederate folk? Their hatred for Lincoln is probably stronger than an anarchists general hatred of statues.

Just saying, look at motivation here. One side has been wanting statues removed for a few years and the other has been hating Lincoln for centuries.

No matter who did it, that really sucks.


I guess the point of who did it is kind of irrelevant now. The fact is it is happening and some people are saying "Hey, that's ok, don't like it? Tear it down".

Pretty incredible really. Lawlessness is being justified as a political tool again.

Where will it end?



I agree with just about all of that.

Preservation of history is in the best interest of our descendants. I agree with moving statues to museums or adding informative positional plaques to statues if the local communities wish for that but destruction of history is never right.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Yea, why would people go after the statue of the man who ended slavery and was one of the first Civil rights leaders?


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posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: netwarrior

So a white southerner drove all the way to Chicago and made his way to one of the worst neighborhoods to try to burn a Lincoln statue?



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Jesus wept what is happening over there. You cannot just remove/destroy every monument, statue or building that was ever made with connotations to shameful times in the past.

Our past has to be remebered not erased, our achievements and progress embraced so people can move forward. Destroying it does not change it.

What next burn down The Whitehouse because slaves were used in its construction? Replace The Statue of Liberty with a giant statue of Barrack Obama? Where do you stop?

Too many damn agendas, too many damn idiots and too many people not wanting to take responsibility for their own actions and futures.

Bob



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:36 PM
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Maybe Mr Trump is a planning martial law he would most certainly be in charge then and whatever he proposed would be guaranteed would it not ? This all wants bud nipping with lethal force if needs be. The trouble is a lot of misguided or angry
Americanos do not realise how lucky they are to have been so spoiled with the freedoms of an easy life .
Gee thee could have birthed in Iraq or Syria or many other mayhem places even Russia with no intended offence comerades, As for some many many Black kids murdering each other for decades and BLM jumping on a few crooked law enforcers wakey wakey FFS. Come on dudes and dudesses
smell the cappachinos..



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:37 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: xuenchen


You don't think this might be the doing of pro-Confederate folk? Their hatred for Lincoln is probably stronger than an anarchists general hatred of statues.

Just saying, look at motivation here. One side has been wanting statues removed for a few years and the other has been hating Lincoln for centuries.

No matter who did it, that really sucks.


In that neighborhood, no way hozay.

Everything is closely monitored around there.

Many people in Chicago understand they live in the institutional coral zones.




So closely monitored that nobody has any idea who did it?


Actually the Chicago Police know who did it.

The MSM will not tell you.



Link?


The Sun-Times (of Chicago) article from an hour ago says that CPD is still investigating this incident, as well as an incident from two weeks ago when the statue was spray painted. I wouldn't expect a link to be forthcoming that CPD knows who it is.

Funnily, the same article has an interview with a resident of the area who says that he thinks whoever did it was too stupid to realize that it was a statue of Lincoln, and he finds it "insulting" that nobody is fixing the statue.

Sun-Times




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