Friday, August 18, 2017

The vandalism of an Abe Lincoln bust...

DISCLAIMER: The Sixth Ward blog or is written by three bloggers who aren't associated with any public official in Chicago. If that changes there will be full disclosure of that fact. With that being said let's talk about something unusual that recently happened.

Recently Worlee was contacted by a reporter for RT America looking for a comment - likely from an Alderman and we can't help with that - regarding a bust of President Abraham Lincoln located at 69th & Wolcott being vandalized recently. Ironically the first time hearing about it was on John Ruberry's Marathon Pundit yesterday. Friday, Ruberry shared a segment from FOX News' Tucker Carlson Tonight where he discusses the Lincoln bust. [VIDEO]
So why is this in the news now? As you see in the above video there are people in the nation who want to eliminate primarily statues of prominent Civil War Confederates. As we all know the Confederate States of America is very controversial because we largely know them as the side that wanted to preserve slavery. And now that this bust of Abraham Lincoln - popularly known as the President who freed the slaves - is a target of those same individuals who want Confederate statues removed.

Let's be fair here if the Confederacy represents slavery or more accurately racism, then Lincoln - who claimed this Illinois as his home - doesn't have a perfect record on race himself. He was noted as supporting colonization for Blacks in America essentially to send them to overseas colonies.

Now this move to remove any purported symbols of slavery or racism isn't exclusive to Chicago. A Chicago pastor wants to change the names of parks or streets that honors those Presidents who had owned slaves for example Washington and Jackson Parks both areas located near Black neighborhoods on the South Side.

BTW, 15th Ward Ald. Raymond Lopez first shared a photo on his fb page to lament the destruction of this landmark in his ward. It has been there almost a century and while typing this I am looking for a history of this bust and why it's in West Englewood.

In the meanwhile this may well be a case of individuals who believe America is a racist nation & attacking any historical figure who represent the past. I have theorized that who ever did this was simply looking for something to destroy and cared less about the 16th President's history. Ald. Lopez' post is below.

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