It was always inevitable that The Woke Mob would go after the Crown Jewel of American History: Mount Rushmore.
Manifest Destiny has a long, sinister history that some say lives on today as “American exceptionalism.”
Three decades after Wounded Knee, in 1923, a South Dakota tourism agent advanced an idea for several large sculptures in the Black Hills. He enlisted the support of the renowned Gutzon Borglum, whose most recent work had been carving Stone Mountain, Ga., a grand gathering site for a white supremacist group Borglum belonged to, the Ku Klux Klan.
At Mount Rushmore, you may learn that the sculptures are arranged for maximum sun exposure, itself a cruel irony: The faces of the four presidents (white conquerors) peer southeast toward a reservation housing vanquished Lakota, who mostly live out forgotten, impoverished lives in the shadow of their sacred Paha Sapa that, legally, still belong to them.
Within that dark shadow is Wounded Knee.
This raises the question of whether or not the rioters will target one of America’s most iconic monuments — Mount Rushmore.
“So, when is our woke historical revisionist priesthood going to insist on blowing up Mount Rushmore?” best-selling author Ben Shapiro mused on Twitter.
Gov. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) powerfully shot down the idea. “Not on my watch,” she tweeted.
Mount Rushmore is a national treasure, and Kristi Noem deserves credit for standing up for this iconic monument.
I’ll wager that there will be an attempt to deface Mount Rushmore come this July 4th.
It’s a target rich environment and there are multiple Taliban-style ways to have at it.
Always the contrarian, Doomberg disagrees.
He says The Statue of Liberty will be target #1.
Pretty sad bingo cards regardless…