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Yesterday, a giant bronze statue of the late crack-smoking mayor of Washington DC, Marion Barry, was unveiled at a celebration in the nation’s capital. Meanwhile, the northern California town of Arcata’s city council has voted to take down its statue of President William McKinley. From North Coast Journal:

McKinley Statue is Coming Down, But Not Quite Yet
POSTED BY KIMBERLY WEAR FEB 22, 2018 AT 2:50 PM

Arcata Councilmember Paul Pitino didn’t waste any time after listening to nearly three hours of public comment on whether the statue of President William McKinley and an offensive plaque should come down from the Plaza.

“I’d like to get right into it and say I’d like to make a motion to remove the statue and store it somewhere … and remove the plaque,” he said immediately after the matter landed back before the council.

Councilmember Susan Ornelas piped in with a quick second. And, just like that, the stage was set.

While a bit more discussion would follow, and the removal of the statue and the plaque would ultimately be separated into two motions, the council summarily decided to dramatically change the city’s center on Wednesday.

After more than 100 years of holding court, the controversial bronze work that survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to be dedicated to Arcata by a local farmer amid a Fourth of July celebration is coming down.

For many speakers, the statue of the nation’s 25th president known for pushing American interventionism is an overtly racist image that has no place in Arcata. Others, however, see a historic figure and a piece of the city’s past that should be preserved.

The sole dissenting vote on McKinley’s fate was Councilmember Michael Winkler, who said he believed the issue should go before city residents as a ballot measure, one of several options that staff had proposed. …

The vote to remove a 1963 plaque denoting the Jacoby Building’s status as a California Registered Historic Landmark, which includes the affronting wording that “it served periodically as a refuge in time of Indian troubles,” was unanimous.

… After the votes were made, the standing-room-only crowd that spilled out of the council chambers broke out in loud applause with many calling out, “thank you” from the audience.

But there were a few moments of tension during the meeting, with some audience members heckling a speaker who voiced the minority view that McKinley should be celebrated as a Civil War veteran who dedicated his life to public service before he was felled by an assassin’s bullet. …

Still undecided is what will ultimately happen to McKinley’s statue, which was the first major work by renown Armenian sculptor Haig Patigian, although Councilmember Brett Watson suggested it “should leave the city.”

In contrast to McKinley, Marion Barry is Who We Are:

 
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  1. OT
    Optimus Prime in stable condition after attack in Nairobi:

    Kenyan Thieves Raid Transformers for Cooking Oil
    …Kenyan power companies have been facing difficulties keeping the lights on even in areas that are connected to the electrical grid, as vandals have reportedly been stealing oil from electrical transformers to sell to chefs as cooking oil.

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  2. The Democratic Party of Virginia has just announced that Presidents Jefferson and Jackson will have their names stripped from the party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/03/politics/virginia-democrats-rename-dinner/index.html

    Jackson, I’m not surprised about. But I thought the author of the phrase “all men are created equal” had another good year and a half or maybe even two years before he became a non-person. Will the next Democratic administration put a tarp over the Jefferson Memorial?

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    • Replies: @CCZ
    Question is, a black, brown, or rainbow colored tarp?
    , @Barnard
    The people in control of the Democratic party are anti-white and now they are being more open about it. There is no stopping point for these zealots, I am only slightly surprised there hasn't been a push to rename any cities or counties named for Andrew Jackson. Their followers consider it a badge of honor to get badthinkers fired from their jobs.

    https://www.theroot.com/florida-middle-school-teacher-outed-as-unapologetic-whi-1823497416/amp
    , @415 reasons
    I think mortar and tank shells a la the Taliban w the Bamiyan buddhas might be more appropriate.
    , @ScarletNumber
    Well it's not like Jefferson has any connection to Virginia or anything.

    Anyway, The Simpsons pointed out the pointlessness of the Jefferson Memorial 25 years ago in this episode written by George Meyer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq_mDQvCbw4
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  3. It’s creator, Haig Patigian, managed to flee the Ottoman Empire with his parents in the turbulent years preceding the Armenian Genocide.

    After making his way to San Francisco near the turn of the century, the up-and-coming artist soon crossed paths with an 81-year-old Arcata rancher whose admiration for McKinley was reportedly cemented after meeting the nation’s 25th president just a few months before he was shot while standing in a reception line at Buffalo’s Pan-American Exposition.

    While his presidency would be overshadowed in the annals of history by his successor Theodore Roosevelt, McKinley’s assassination just six months into his second term sparked a period of national mourning that stretched to the rural reaches of the North Coast.

    George Zehnder commissioned Patigian to create McKinley’s image as a gift to Arcata in 1905. Similarly, the people of nearby Minorsville renamed their town McKinleyville to honor the slain president.

    A few years after McKinley’s death, Arcata’s Board of Trustees — the precursor to today’s city council — gathered for a special meeting in September of 1905 to unanimously grant a request by Zehndner, referred to as “a public spirited friend” of the city, to commemorate the late president with a statue in the plaza.

    “Resolved, that this authority is given upon the condition that said statue when completed shall be dedicated to the people and shall be the public property of the city of Arcata,” the hand-scrawled minutes read.

    https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/a-monumental-decision/Content?oid=7157284

    The “evil” statue and plaque up close.

    https://noehill.com/humboldt/cal0783.asp

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    • Replies: @Laugh Track

    It’s creator, Haig Patigian, managed to flee the Ottoman Empire with his parents in the turbulent years preceding the Armenian Genocide.
     
    Maybe we can get Kim Kardashian to lead the protest of this affront against Armenian-American sculptors. Worth a shot...
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  4. Did anyone on the council ever see The Searchers?

    I still have a book from my childhood called “A Day At the LBJ Ranch”. It is about a Boy Scout and a Girl Scout invited to LBJ’s ranch as a contest prize. In it, it discusses LBJ’s grandmother hiding beneath a porch when a Comanche raiding party hit the ranch.

    Westerns are kinda done but horse raiders, like horse raiders everywhere at crazy dangerous to settled folk. But you can’t notice this nowadays…

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    • Replies: @AndrewR
    I was accused of buying into a "white savior myth" when I pointed out to an SJW on twitter that the Mexican government had invited Anglo settlers into Texas in order to be a buffer between Mexicans and Comanche savages.
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  5. @somedude
    The Democratic Party of Virginia has just announced that Presidents Jefferson and Jackson will have their names stripped from the party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/03/politics/virginia-democrats-rename-dinner/index.html

    Jackson, I'm not surprised about. But I thought the author of the phrase "all men are created equal" had another good year and a half or maybe even two years before he became a non-person. Will the next Democratic administration put a tarp over the Jefferson Memorial?

    Question is, a black, brown, or rainbow colored tarp?

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  6. I tried to tell William that he needed to smoke more crack and choogle with more hookers, but he didn’t listen.. Now look.

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  7. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    It’s amazing how a small group of fanatics can run roughshod when the vast majority of people disagree with them. For each individual opponent to things like this it’s not worth the downside of being attacked, so he or she acquiesces. But as 2016 showed, in the voting booth nobody knows. That is, until you start getting attacked for not Instagramming or tweeting a photo of your ballet directly from the voting booth. What are you hiding, racist?

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  8. For many speakers, the statue of the nation’s 25th president known for pushing American interventionism is an overtly racist image that has no place in Arcata.

    The guy was a Republican who fought in the Civil War against Southern slave-holders, for Christ’s sake… his party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party.

    And now he’s racist? This shit is getting out of hand.

    The problem is that self-loathing white cucks are mostly responsible. Frankly, I’ve had it with them and with this country. I do not consider myself to be a “fellow American” of any liberal Social Justice Warrior. I do not want to live in the same country that they want to live in. I do not want to be governed by leftist courts and propagandized to by the leftist media or let the nutjobs control the culture.

    As far as I’m concerned, let’s split it up and build a wall — not just between Mexico and the U.S., but between Red and Blue. Let them import Third World browns and blacks, cut their penises off and call themselves women, and tear down all the statues they want — on their side of the wall, not mine.

    I want no part of them any more. Merely bitching about them on the Internet is no longer enough.

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    • Replies: @gcochran
    There's some nice country in California. Why let them have any of it?
    , @AndrewR
    Nah, splitting up the country would be a cuck thing to do. We need to take back the entire country and completely and permanently remove them from power.
    , @Alastair Trumpington
    Yea, that's not going to work. It's naive to think that peaceful separation is possible. You think Jeff Bezos, Sheryl Sandberg, Mark Zuckerberg, et al will allow the majority of Americans to break free from their clutches? The globalists will never settle for less than total victory.

    We either beat them everywhere or be written into the history books as the villains.

    , @anon
    If you split up the country they will fill up their part of it with incompetents (i.e. another Mexico), and will flood across the border into your half. They will never tolerate "facism" on their border. They will resent your success and claim you are oppressing them. They will never leave you alone - we already know what they think of national borders. You have to beat them in California, not cede it.
    , @Twodees Partain
    "The guy was a Republican who fought in the Civil War against Southern slave-holders, for Christ’s sake… his party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party."

    Damn, Doc. You watch waaaay too much TV. Switch it off a read a little history some time. Sheesh.
    , @MBlanc46
    Disaggregation is the only way forward thst diesn’t entail a civil war.
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  9. @somedude
    The Democratic Party of Virginia has just announced that Presidents Jefferson and Jackson will have their names stripped from the party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/03/politics/virginia-democrats-rename-dinner/index.html

    Jackson, I'm not surprised about. But I thought the author of the phrase "all men are created equal" had another good year and a half or maybe even two years before he became a non-person. Will the next Democratic administration put a tarp over the Jefferson Memorial?

    The people in control of the Democratic party are anti-white and now they are being more open about it. There is no stopping point for these zealots, I am only slightly surprised there hasn’t been a push to rename any cities or counties named for Andrew Jackson. Their followers consider it a badge of honor to get badthinkers fired from their jobs.

    https://www.theroot.com/florida-middle-school-teacher-outed-as-unapologetic-whi-1823497416/amp

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  10. I was trying to figure out what the problem with McKinley was. It appears he found no refuge from Indian troubles:

    The Wiyot Tribe would like to acknowledge McKinley’s impact on Indigenous communities. McKinley supported the Dawes Commission, dismantling the Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, Seminole and Cherokee Tribal lands; checker boarding them into individual land allotments and designating “Surplus” lands and opening them up to white settlement. After failing to negotiate a treaty with the Aboriginal people of Hawaii, who were against annexation, McKinley was able to annex the State of Hawaii through a joint resolution of Congress calling it, “Manifest Destiny.” McKinley also refused to act when Leech Lake Ojibwe leaders petitioned him to intervene when Timber Companies encroached on Tribal lands to set grass fires and remove Timber from Tribal lands that the Ojibwe used for subsistence.

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    "Referring to U.S. President William McKinley's legacy of annexing indigenous lands within the continental United States and Hawaii, the Wiyot Tribe sent out a press release today in support of removing the McKinley statue from the Arcata Plaza. According to the release, the Wiyot Tribal Council voted unanimously Feb. 12 to support its removal, as well as that of a plaque on the nearby Jacoby Storehouse that refers euphemistically to "Indian trouble." The vote came in response to a request from the Arcata City Council, the Seventh Generation Fund and private citizens to weigh in on the issue."

     

    https://www.northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/archives/2018/02/15/wiyot-tribe-votes-to-remove-mckinley-statue

    About Seventh Generation Fund http://7genfund.org/

    The Seventh Generation Fund is an Indigenous non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples throughout the Americas. ... In Arcata, Seventh Generation Fund maintains its local business operations and may well complete other local business operations outside of Arcata California in additional operations related to Foundation-Educational Philanthropic Research.
    , @James N. Kennett

    I was trying to figure out what the problem with McKinley was. It appears he found no refuge from Indian troubles: ...
     
    There is something wrong with these people's minds. If they disapprove of McKinley's theft of Indian land, you might imagine the solution would be some kind of reparation to the heirs of those who were dispossessed. But of course they are not going to do that: they are social justice warriors, not fools. So instead, they make McKinley an unperson. The SJWs also have the thrill of scoring points against people who disapprove of land theft a little less than they do. The one thing that they never improve is, er, social justice.
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  11. How I would love to see those idiots facing a raiding party of Comanches under an infamous Comanche Moon, circa 1850.

    We sane White Men are really hated by the “New Americans” and their cucked compatriots. I mean really hated. Think of how evil and murderous Mao and Stalin were. That is what these people would like to do us. They want us dead in the most horrific manner possible. We have passed the Rubicon, there is no United States anymore. Anyone here under the illusion that we are dealing with non-evil people on the other side should have their head examined.

    That is why it is of utmost importance to protect the 2A at all costs. Without that we are very, very screwed. Again, Stalin and Mao were responsible for tens of MILLIONS of deaths of their “own people”. If you don’t think that can happen here you are crazy.

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    That is why it is of utmost importance to protect the 2A at all costs.
     
    Agree.

    Again, Stalin and Mao were responsible for tens of MILLIONS of deaths of their “own people”. If you don’t think that can happen here you are crazy.
     
    Agree.
    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    And yes, I know the Comanches were nowhere near Northern California. I was using them as the most bad ass example possible as far as bad ass Indians are concerned.
    , @Rod1963

    We sane White Men are really hated by the “New Americans” and their cucked compatriots. I mean really hated. Think of how evil and murderous Mao and Stalin were. That is what these people would like to do us. They want us dead in the most horrific manner possible. We have passed the Rubicon, there is no United States anymore. Anyone here under the illusion that we are dealing with non-evil people on the other side should have their head examined.
     
    Very true, remember when the Bernie Bro shot up a bunch GOP congressmen? Did you notice the Democrats didn't say one word about gun confiscation. IOW they approved of the mass assassination scheme.

    What we are seeing now from the Left and globalists is the testing and maneuvering as to how far they can f**k with us without eliciting a kinetic response. It will just keep getting worse. as they control the levers of power in society and the corporate world. I suspect they;kk ghettoize us first and that's already happening both in culture and the corporate and political domains.

    That is why it is of utmost importance to protect the 2A at all costs. Without that we are very, very screwed. Again, Stalin and Mao were responsible for tens of MILLIONS of deaths of their “own people”. If you don’t think that can happen here you are crazy
     
    The fact is we are one presidential election away from it becoming a full blown civil war. God help us if a Kamala or Oprah gets in they'll gut the 1A and 2A like a fish and then come after us.
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  12. The virtue signaling and poz are strong in these folks.

    This is why societies and peoples are either kicking others, putting the boot in, or getting kicked and having the boot put in by others. There is no middle way. Better racist than a mincing, soy-boi wimp.

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  13. McKinley was shot in Buffalo and Teddy Roosevelt sworn in as president here, a fact commemorated at the Wilcox mansion. Maybe Buffalo would like the statue. In Ireland they refer to the sectarian violence as the “Troubles”. I guess we are becoming hyper sensitive.

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  14. 2010 Census says:

    The racial makeup of Arcata was:

    14,094 (81.8%) White,
    2,000+ (11.6%) Hispanic or Latino,
    1,135 (6.6%) from two or more races,
    769 (4.5%) from other races,
    454 (2.6%) Asian,
    393 (2.3%) Native American,
    351 (2.0%) African American, and
    35 (0.2%) Pacific Islander

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    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson II
    Good point. Stupidity is not confined by racial boundaries.
    , @Former Arcata Resident
    For a bit of context, these numbers strongly underestimate the local native influence, even if they don't live in town. I've also had the impression of a substantial increase in the number of black and Asian population since these numbers were collected. It's a small college town.

    That said, Pitino doesn't need any help making dumb decisions. He seems to have been the driving force behind most of the recent infrastructure changes meant to increase accessibility that have instead made it harder to walk, drive, or bicycle safely, while also reducing parking.
    , @MBlanc46
    81% white. Sad.
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  15. Still undecided is what will ultimately happen to McKinley’s statue, which was the first major work by renown Armenian sculptor Haig Patigian . . . .

    Renown?

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    Yes, this is a common Ebonics pattern, the final consonant of a word is not voiced, so “renowned” becomes “renown”. Similarly, “apple crisp” becomes “apple cris”, and so on.

    Very sad example of cultural contamination. As far as I know, this woman is white, although based on some of her North Coast Journal pictures she might be a cat.

    Good catch!

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  16. Funny that those who remember history only do so to erase it. “We remember he was ‘racist’, so he must be erased.”

    And those who would defend America remember nothing. It’s all guns, guns, guns.

    PS. Every time some libby town tears a statue down, shouldn’t a consy community vote to have one erected… or take the statue that’s been removed?

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  17. Humboldt is the cannabis capital of America. Maybe pot does rot the brain after all?

    More likely however just another example of mentally ill homos populating public office and lack of true exposure to the wonderful joy of diversity. Can we export say 50,000 of Detroit’s brightest and best diversities to Humboldt? Please?

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  18. I assume there no SJW approved historians who went to bat for Ol’ Bill’s statue? God forbid they try to educate the dumbass populace like that was their job or something. Probably too busy attending a “Is Trump Hitler or George Wallace” round table.

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  19. Has anyone figured out exactly what McKinley DID that was so wrong? I read it twice and couldn’t figure out the reason.

    The whole coast north of Marin is a bizarro mix of Indian reservations, old hippies a couple ultra PC 5 th rate state universities and is the USA headquarters of the weed industry, California’s biggest crop, bigger than grapes or almonds or vegetables or fruit cotton or any othe crop.

    These would third generation of heavy drug users. Now that weed is legal for recreational use they will have to pay taxes and can no longer be smug, arrogant outsider rebels but just join the rest of the rich bourgeois farmers.

    Since their crop is now legal, they have to find some other way to rebel against “the man”

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    If you think the illegal pot growers want to go legit and pay taxes, you're dreaming. The profitable, tax-paying entities will become like big tobacco and the small timers will stay black market.

    As to statue destruction, that's the new game of culture replacement. There's not even any hypocrisy involved: old white dudes must come down and creatures of color must arise.
    , @EdwardM
    That was my thought. The horribly genocidal, racist plaque that was removed is entirely separate from the McKinley statue.

    The article doesn't mention the problem with the latter. It's as if everyone knows and we don't even need to acknowledge it. Truly bizarre.

    Someone could make the argument that McKinley has no connection to Arcata, CA, so there's no reason to have a statue of him. But they didn't even bother with that. As another commenter said, how about trying to sell the statue to Buffalo or to the McKinley library or something to defray the costs of removing it? I guess that would constitute blood money and would be totally unacceptable (unless of course the money were instead donated to the right "community groups").

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  20. To be known as the “Bitch Set Me Up” statue?

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  21. @ben tillman

    Still undecided is what will ultimately happen to McKinley’s statue, which was the first major work by renown Armenian sculptor Haig Patigian . . . .
     
    Renown?

    Yes, this is a common Ebonics pattern, the final consonant of a word is not voiced, so “renowned” becomes “renown”. Similarly, “apple crisp” becomes “apple cris”, and so on.

    Very sad example of cultural contamination. As far as I know, this woman is white, although based on some of her North Coast Journal pictures she might be a cat.

    Good catch!

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  22. Would anyone really miss California if the next quake sent it all into the sea?

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  23. @Alden
    Has anyone figured out exactly what McKinley DID that was so wrong? I read it twice and couldn’t figure out the reason.

    The whole coast north of Marin is a bizarro mix of Indian reservations, old hippies a couple ultra PC 5 th rate state universities and is the USA headquarters of the weed industry, California’s biggest crop, bigger than grapes or almonds or vegetables or fruit cotton or any othe crop.

    These would third generation of heavy drug users. Now that weed is legal for recreational use they will have to pay taxes and can no longer be smug, arrogant outsider rebels but just join the rest of the rich bourgeois farmers.

    Since their crop is now legal, they have to find some other way to rebel against “the man”

    If you think the illegal pot growers want to go legit and pay taxes, you’re dreaming. The profitable, tax-paying entities will become like big tobacco and the small timers will stay black market.

    As to statue destruction, that’s the new game of culture replacement. There’s not even any hypocrisy involved: old white dudes must come down and creatures of color must arise.

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  24. CCZ says:
    @keypusher
    I was trying to figure out what the problem with McKinley was. It appears he found no refuge from Indian troubles:

    The Wiyot Tribe would like to acknowledge McKinley’s impact on Indigenous communities. McKinley supported the Dawes Commission, dismantling the Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, Seminole and Cherokee Tribal lands; checker boarding them into individual land allotments and designating “Surplus” lands and opening them up to white settlement. After failing to negotiate a treaty with the Aboriginal people of Hawaii, who were against annexation, McKinley was able to annex the State of Hawaii through a joint resolution of Congress calling it, “Manifest Destiny.” McKinley also refused to act when Leech Lake Ojibwe leaders petitioned him to intervene when Timber Companies encroached on Tribal lands to set grass fires and remove Timber from Tribal lands that the Ojibwe used for subsistence.

    “Referring to U.S. President William McKinley’s legacy of annexing indigenous lands within the continental United States and Hawaii, the Wiyot Tribe sent out a press release today in support of removing the McKinley statue from the Arcata Plaza. According to the release, the Wiyot Tribal Council voted unanimously Feb. 12 to support its removal, as well as that of a plaque on the nearby Jacoby Storehouse that refers euphemistically to “Indian trouble.” The vote came in response to a request from the Arcata City Council, the Seventh Generation Fund and private citizens to weigh in on the issue.”

    https://www.northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/archives/2018/02/15/wiyot-tribe-votes-to-remove-mckinley-statue

    About Seventh Generation Fund http://7genfund.org/

    The Seventh Generation Fund is an Indigenous non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples throughout the Americas. … In Arcata, Seventh Generation Fund maintains its local business operations and may well complete other local business operations outside of Arcata California in additional operations related to Foundation-Educational Philanthropic Research.

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  25. It’s important that all symbols of ignoble white racism be replaced by monuments to noble black racists http://gawker.com/5899737/marion-barry-half-sorry-for-telling-dirty-asians-to-get-out-of-his-town

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  26. McKinley was responsible for the Spanish American war and the bloodier Philipean insurrection when the Philipeans objected to American occupation.

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    If it wasn’t for the Spanish American War, Japan would have worked it’s tender mercies on Filipinos for forty years instead of four. But I guess it doesn’t matter if it is fellow POCs doing it.
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  27. @Dr. X

    For many speakers, the statue of the nation’s 25th president known for pushing American interventionism is an overtly racist image that has no place in Arcata.
     
    The guy was a Republican who fought in the Civil War against Southern slave-holders, for Christ's sake... his party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party.

    And now he's racist? This shit is getting out of hand.

    The problem is that self-loathing white cucks are mostly responsible. Frankly, I've had it with them and with this country. I do not consider myself to be a "fellow American" of any liberal Social Justice Warrior. I do not want to live in the same country that they want to live in. I do not want to be governed by leftist courts and propagandized to by the leftist media or let the nutjobs control the culture.

    As far as I'm concerned, let's split it up and build a wall -- not just between Mexico and the U.S., but between Red and Blue. Let them import Third World browns and blacks, cut their penises off and call themselves women, and tear down all the statues they want -- on their side of the wall, not mine.

    I want no part of them any more. Merely bitching about them on the Internet is no longer enough.

    There’s some nice country in California. Why let them have any of it?

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    • Replies: @415 reasons
    That is my problem. In principle I’d like to live surrounded by like minded people. In practice the best opportunities and real estate are all in blue states.
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  28. @George
    McKinley was responsible for the Spanish American war and the bloodier Philipean insurrection when the Philipeans objected to American occupation.

    If it wasn’t for the Spanish American War, Japan would have worked it’s tender mercies on Filipinos for forty years instead of four. But I guess it doesn’t matter if it is fellow POCs doing it.

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    Silly strawman. Literally no one would claim that.
    , @George
    The US was completely unable to defend the Philipeans. Leaving the Philipenos in charge would have worked better. Although I admit in advance the poor US response to the Japanese invasion of the US colony was largely due to MacAurther and other US colonial officials not taking the Japanese seriously.
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  29. @Hodag
    Did anyone on the council ever see The Searchers?

    I still have a book from my childhood called "A Day At the LBJ Ranch". It is about a Boy Scout and a Girl Scout invited to LBJ's ranch as a contest prize. In it, it discusses LBJ's grandmother hiding beneath a porch when a Comanche raiding party hit the ranch.

    Westerns are kinda done but horse raiders, like horse raiders everywhere at crazy dangerous to settled folk. But you can't notice this nowadays...

    I was accused of buying into a “white savior myth” when I pointed out to an SJW on twitter that the Mexican government had invited Anglo settlers into Texas in order to be a buffer between Mexicans and Comanche savages.

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  30. @Dr. X

    For many speakers, the statue of the nation’s 25th president known for pushing American interventionism is an overtly racist image that has no place in Arcata.
     
    The guy was a Republican who fought in the Civil War against Southern slave-holders, for Christ's sake... his party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party.

    And now he's racist? This shit is getting out of hand.

    The problem is that self-loathing white cucks are mostly responsible. Frankly, I've had it with them and with this country. I do not consider myself to be a "fellow American" of any liberal Social Justice Warrior. I do not want to live in the same country that they want to live in. I do not want to be governed by leftist courts and propagandized to by the leftist media or let the nutjobs control the culture.

    As far as I'm concerned, let's split it up and build a wall -- not just between Mexico and the U.S., but between Red and Blue. Let them import Third World browns and blacks, cut their penises off and call themselves women, and tear down all the statues they want -- on their side of the wall, not mine.

    I want no part of them any more. Merely bitching about them on the Internet is no longer enough.

    Nah, splitting up the country would be a cuck thing to do. We need to take back the entire country and completely and permanently remove them from power.

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    We need to take back the entire country and completely and permanently remove them from power.
     
    I'd suggest making them live according to their own rules. But that would constitute cruel and inhuman punishment.
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  31. @somedude
    The Democratic Party of Virginia has just announced that Presidents Jefferson and Jackson will have their names stripped from the party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/03/politics/virginia-democrats-rename-dinner/index.html

    Jackson, I'm not surprised about. But I thought the author of the phrase "all men are created equal" had another good year and a half or maybe even two years before he became a non-person. Will the next Democratic administration put a tarp over the Jefferson Memorial?

    I think mortar and tank shells a la the Taliban w the Bamiyan buddhas might be more appropriate.

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  32. @keypusher
    I was trying to figure out what the problem with McKinley was. It appears he found no refuge from Indian troubles:

    The Wiyot Tribe would like to acknowledge McKinley’s impact on Indigenous communities. McKinley supported the Dawes Commission, dismantling the Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, Seminole and Cherokee Tribal lands; checker boarding them into individual land allotments and designating “Surplus” lands and opening them up to white settlement. After failing to negotiate a treaty with the Aboriginal people of Hawaii, who were against annexation, McKinley was able to annex the State of Hawaii through a joint resolution of Congress calling it, “Manifest Destiny.” McKinley also refused to act when Leech Lake Ojibwe leaders petitioned him to intervene when Timber Companies encroached on Tribal lands to set grass fires and remove Timber from Tribal lands that the Ojibwe used for subsistence.

    I was trying to figure out what the problem with McKinley was. It appears he found no refuge from Indian troubles: …

    There is something wrong with these people’s minds. If they disapprove of McKinley’s theft of Indian land, you might imagine the solution would be some kind of reparation to the heirs of those who were dispossessed. But of course they are not going to do that: they are social justice warriors, not fools. So instead, they make McKinley an unperson. The SJWs also have the thrill of scoring points against people who disapprove of land theft a little less than they do. The one thing that they never improve is, er, social justice.

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  33. @gcochran
    There's some nice country in California. Why let them have any of it?

    That is my problem. In principle I’d like to live surrounded by like minded people. In practice the best opportunities and real estate are all in blue states.

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    the best opportunities and real estate are all in blue states.
     
    It can be done; (old) Europe and Japan, for example.
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  34. @Dr. X

    For many speakers, the statue of the nation’s 25th president known for pushing American interventionism is an overtly racist image that has no place in Arcata.
     
    The guy was a Republican who fought in the Civil War against Southern slave-holders, for Christ's sake... his party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party.

    And now he's racist? This shit is getting out of hand.

    The problem is that self-loathing white cucks are mostly responsible. Frankly, I've had it with them and with this country. I do not consider myself to be a "fellow American" of any liberal Social Justice Warrior. I do not want to live in the same country that they want to live in. I do not want to be governed by leftist courts and propagandized to by the leftist media or let the nutjobs control the culture.

    As far as I'm concerned, let's split it up and build a wall -- not just between Mexico and the U.S., but between Red and Blue. Let them import Third World browns and blacks, cut their penises off and call themselves women, and tear down all the statues they want -- on their side of the wall, not mine.

    I want no part of them any more. Merely bitching about them on the Internet is no longer enough.

    Yea, that’s not going to work. It’s naive to think that peaceful separation is possible. You think Jeff Bezos, Sheryl Sandberg, Mark Zuckerberg, et al will allow the majority of Americans to break free from their clutches? The globalists will never settle for less than total victory.

    We either beat them everywhere or be written into the history books as the villains.

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    We either beat them everywhere or be written into the history books as the villains.
     
    Indeed there is no accommodation with them. Segregation from them doesn't work. They are never content, for them to see white people living, happy productive lives and not having to deal with 3rd world scum is the greatest of insults. Look how the Visgrad group and Russia drives Merkel, EU and our State Department nuts.

    Their jihad will not be done until ALL whites are under their yoke and being crushed into oblivion.

    If we fight these cosmopolitan whites we have to totally destroy their lives and institutions that help create them. As for supporting institutions those are self-evident.
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  35. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    How I would love to see those idiots facing a raiding party of Comanches under an infamous Comanche Moon, circa 1850.

    We sane White Men are really hated by the "New Americans" and their cucked compatriots. I mean really hated. Think of how evil and murderous Mao and Stalin were. That is what these people would like to do us. They want us dead in the most horrific manner possible. We have passed the Rubicon, there is no United States anymore. Anyone here under the illusion that we are dealing with non-evil people on the other side should have their head examined.

    That is why it is of utmost importance to protect the 2A at all costs. Without that we are very, very screwed. Again, Stalin and Mao were responsible for tens of MILLIONS of deaths of their "own people". If you don't think that can happen here you are crazy.

    That is why it is of utmost importance to protect the 2A at all costs.

    Agree.

    Again, Stalin and Mao were responsible for tens of MILLIONS of deaths of their “own people”. If you don’t think that can happen here you are crazy.

    Agree.

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  36. @Stan d Mute
    2010 Census says:

    The racial makeup of Arcata was:

    14,094 (81.8%) White,
    2,000+ (11.6%) Hispanic or Latino,
    1,135 (6.6%) from two or more races,
    769 (4.5%) from other races,
    454 (2.6%) Asian,
    393 (2.3%) Native American,
    351 (2.0%) African American, and
    35 (0.2%) Pacific Islander

    Good point. Stupidity is not confined by racial boundaries.

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  37. @somedude
    The Democratic Party of Virginia has just announced that Presidents Jefferson and Jackson will have their names stripped from the party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/03/politics/virginia-democrats-rename-dinner/index.html

    Jackson, I'm not surprised about. But I thought the author of the phrase "all men are created equal" had another good year and a half or maybe even two years before he became a non-person. Will the next Democratic administration put a tarp over the Jefferson Memorial?

    Well it’s not like Jefferson has any connection to Virginia or anything.

    Anyway, The Simpsons pointed out the pointlessness of the Jefferson Memorial 25 years ago in this episode written by George Meyer:

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  38. Perhaps to be replaced by a dog park.

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  39. YouTube greeted me today with an ad for the latest Samsung phone.

    It seems to be a celebration of Who We Are, which is just who you might expect us to be, but not really who most of us are.

    The Koreans have always been hard working at going in to neighborhoods where others wouldn’t, and doing the hard work that others couldn’t.

    Samsung embraces this with their slogan for the new phone. “Do what you can’t”

    Of course, silly Samsung is only doing what we can’t because they don’t know about super smart sister Q who is still hiding out in Wakanda.

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  40. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    How I would love to see those idiots facing a raiding party of Comanches under an infamous Comanche Moon, circa 1850.

    We sane White Men are really hated by the "New Americans" and their cucked compatriots. I mean really hated. Think of how evil and murderous Mao and Stalin were. That is what these people would like to do us. They want us dead in the most horrific manner possible. We have passed the Rubicon, there is no United States anymore. Anyone here under the illusion that we are dealing with non-evil people on the other side should have their head examined.

    That is why it is of utmost importance to protect the 2A at all costs. Without that we are very, very screwed. Again, Stalin and Mao were responsible for tens of MILLIONS of deaths of their "own people". If you don't think that can happen here you are crazy.

    And yes, I know the Comanches were nowhere near Northern California. I was using them as the most bad ass example possible as far as bad ass Indians are concerned.

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  41. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Dr. X

    For many speakers, the statue of the nation’s 25th president known for pushing American interventionism is an overtly racist image that has no place in Arcata.
     
    The guy was a Republican who fought in the Civil War against Southern slave-holders, for Christ's sake... his party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party.

    And now he's racist? This shit is getting out of hand.

    The problem is that self-loathing white cucks are mostly responsible. Frankly, I've had it with them and with this country. I do not consider myself to be a "fellow American" of any liberal Social Justice Warrior. I do not want to live in the same country that they want to live in. I do not want to be governed by leftist courts and propagandized to by the leftist media or let the nutjobs control the culture.

    As far as I'm concerned, let's split it up and build a wall -- not just between Mexico and the U.S., but between Red and Blue. Let them import Third World browns and blacks, cut their penises off and call themselves women, and tear down all the statues they want -- on their side of the wall, not mine.

    I want no part of them any more. Merely bitching about them on the Internet is no longer enough.

    If you split up the country they will fill up their part of it with incompetents (i.e. another Mexico), and will flood across the border into your half. They will never tolerate “facism” on their border. They will resent your success and claim you are oppressing them. They will never leave you alone – we already know what they think of national borders. You have to beat them in California, not cede it.

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    This.

    We should also mind the lesson of other splits: the Levant was split between Christian Lebanon and Muslim Syria; guess who now runs both. India was split between Hindus and Muslims; guess who has one and wants part of the other.

    At some point, you have to be strong and prevail.
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  42. Speaking of McKinley, and his removal, “Denali” is an anagram of “denial”.

    The spirit of Czolgosz lives!

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  43. @AndrewR
    Nah, splitting up the country would be a cuck thing to do. We need to take back the entire country and completely and permanently remove them from power.

    We need to take back the entire country and completely and permanently remove them from power.

    I’d suggest making them live according to their own rules. But that would constitute cruel and inhuman punishment.

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  44. @CCZ

    It's creator, Haig Patigian, managed to flee the Ottoman Empire with his parents in the turbulent years preceding the Armenian Genocide.

    After making his way to San Francisco near the turn of the century, the up-and-coming artist soon crossed paths with an 81-year-old Arcata rancher whose admiration for McKinley was reportedly cemented after meeting the nation's 25th president just a few months before he was shot while standing in a reception line at Buffalo's Pan-American Exposition.

    While his presidency would be overshadowed in the annals of history by his successor Theodore Roosevelt, McKinley's assassination just six months into his second term sparked a period of national mourning that stretched to the rural reaches of the North Coast.

    George Zehnder commissioned Patigian to create McKinley's image as a gift to Arcata in 1905. Similarly, the people of nearby Minorsville renamed their town McKinleyville to honor the slain president.

    A few years after McKinley's death, Arcata's Board of Trustees — the precursor to today's city council — gathered for a special meeting in September of 1905 to unanimously grant a request by Zehndner, referred to as "a public spirited friend" of the city, to commemorate the late president with a statue in the plaza.

    "Resolved, that this authority is given upon the condition that said statue when completed shall be dedicated to the people and shall be the public property of the city of Arcata," the hand-scrawled minutes read.

    https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/a-monumental-decision/Content?oid=7157284
     
    The "evil" statue and plaque up close.

    https://noehill.com/humboldt/cal0783.asp

    It’s creator, Haig Patigian, managed to flee the Ottoman Empire with his parents in the turbulent years preceding the Armenian Genocide.

    Maybe we can get Kim Kardashian to lead the protest of this affront against Armenian-American sculptors. Worth a shot…

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  45. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    How I would love to see those idiots facing a raiding party of Comanches under an infamous Comanche Moon, circa 1850.

    We sane White Men are really hated by the "New Americans" and their cucked compatriots. I mean really hated. Think of how evil and murderous Mao and Stalin were. That is what these people would like to do us. They want us dead in the most horrific manner possible. We have passed the Rubicon, there is no United States anymore. Anyone here under the illusion that we are dealing with non-evil people on the other side should have their head examined.

    That is why it is of utmost importance to protect the 2A at all costs. Without that we are very, very screwed. Again, Stalin and Mao were responsible for tens of MILLIONS of deaths of their "own people". If you don't think that can happen here you are crazy.

    We sane White Men are really hated by the “New Americans” and their cucked compatriots. I mean really hated. Think of how evil and murderous Mao and Stalin were. That is what these people would like to do us. They want us dead in the most horrific manner possible. We have passed the Rubicon, there is no United States anymore. Anyone here under the illusion that we are dealing with non-evil people on the other side should have their head examined.

    Very true, remember when the Bernie Bro shot up a bunch GOP congressmen? Did you notice the Democrats didn’t say one word about gun confiscation. IOW they approved of the mass assassination scheme.

    What we are seeing now from the Left and globalists is the testing and maneuvering as to how far they can f**k with us without eliciting a kinetic response. It will just keep getting worse. as they control the levers of power in society and the corporate world. I suspect they;kk ghettoize us first and that’s already happening both in culture and the corporate and political domains.

    That is why it is of utmost importance to protect the 2A at all costs. Without that we are very, very screwed. Again, Stalin and Mao were responsible for tens of MILLIONS of deaths of their “own people”. If you don’t think that can happen here you are crazy

    The fact is we are one presidential election away from it becoming a full blown civil war. God help us if a Kamala or Oprah gets in they’ll gut the 1A and 2A like a fish and then come after us.

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  46. @Alastair Trumpington
    Yea, that's not going to work. It's naive to think that peaceful separation is possible. You think Jeff Bezos, Sheryl Sandberg, Mark Zuckerberg, et al will allow the majority of Americans to break free from their clutches? The globalists will never settle for less than total victory.

    We either beat them everywhere or be written into the history books as the villains.

    We either beat them everywhere or be written into the history books as the villains.

    Indeed there is no accommodation with them. Segregation from them doesn’t work. They are never content, for them to see white people living, happy productive lives and not having to deal with 3rd world scum is the greatest of insults. Look how the Visgrad group and Russia drives Merkel, EU and our State Department nuts.

    Their jihad will not be done until ALL whites are under their yoke and being crushed into oblivion.

    If we fight these cosmopolitan whites we have to totally destroy their lives and institutions that help create them. As for supporting institutions those are self-evident.

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  47. McKinley’s assassination was one of the worst things to happen in American history. Had he not died, Teddy Roosevelt would not have succeeded him until 1904, and wouldn’t have left office until 1912. Taft would have been elected to office in 1912, and almost certainly would have been less gung ho about getting us involved in WW1 than Woodrow Wilson was. The only reason Wilson won in 1912 is that Roosevelt was unhappy with Taft and ran against him, splitting the Republican vote. Roosevelt was in no condition health wise to run for president in 1916, so Taft would likely have won a 2nd term. Wilson was no spring chicken either, so maybe William Jennings Bryan is the Democrat candidate.

    Of course, the above makes better sense if like me, you consider Wilson to be the worst president in US history.

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    Both Taft and Roosevelt were calling for war with Germany in 1915. Wilson was the dove of the three.
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  48. @anon
    If you split up the country they will fill up their part of it with incompetents (i.e. another Mexico), and will flood across the border into your half. They will never tolerate "facism" on their border. They will resent your success and claim you are oppressing them. They will never leave you alone - we already know what they think of national borders. You have to beat them in California, not cede it.

    This.

    We should also mind the lesson of other splits: the Levant was split between Christian Lebanon and Muslim Syria; guess who now runs both. India was split between Hindus and Muslims; guess who has one and wants part of the other.

    At some point, you have to be strong and prevail.

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  49. @Gunner
    If it wasn’t for the Spanish American War, Japan would have worked it’s tender mercies on Filipinos for forty years instead of four. But I guess it doesn’t matter if it is fellow POCs doing it.

    I guess it doesn’t matter if it is fellow POCs doing it.

    Silly strawman. Literally no one would claim that.

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  50. @Gunner
    If it wasn’t for the Spanish American War, Japan would have worked it’s tender mercies on Filipinos for forty years instead of four. But I guess it doesn’t matter if it is fellow POCs doing it.

    The US was completely unable to defend the Philipeans. Leaving the Philipenos in charge would have worked better. Although I admit in advance the poor US response to the Japanese invasion of the US colony was largely due to MacAurther and other US colonial officials not taking the Japanese seriously.

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  51. DC’s Marion Berry statue is the perfect partner for Baltimore’s Ray Lewis sculpture. These celebrations of black achievement in two of the Mid-Atlantic region’s historically violent sister-cities show that even their most famous black figures have criminal pasts. Cognitive dissonance will kick in for many who will wonder why these two flawed characters are being so publicly lionized.

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  52. Therein,the latest from the “He May Be A Crook But He’s OUR Crook” Department.

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  53. @Dr. X

    For many speakers, the statue of the nation’s 25th president known for pushing American interventionism is an overtly racist image that has no place in Arcata.
     
    The guy was a Republican who fought in the Civil War against Southern slave-holders, for Christ's sake... his party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party.

    And now he's racist? This shit is getting out of hand.

    The problem is that self-loathing white cucks are mostly responsible. Frankly, I've had it with them and with this country. I do not consider myself to be a "fellow American" of any liberal Social Justice Warrior. I do not want to live in the same country that they want to live in. I do not want to be governed by leftist courts and propagandized to by the leftist media or let the nutjobs control the culture.

    As far as I'm concerned, let's split it up and build a wall -- not just between Mexico and the U.S., but between Red and Blue. Let them import Third World browns and blacks, cut their penises off and call themselves women, and tear down all the statues they want -- on their side of the wall, not mine.

    I want no part of them any more. Merely bitching about them on the Internet is no longer enough.

    “The guy was a Republican who fought in the Civil War against Southern slave-holders, for Christ’s sake… his party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party.”

    Damn, Doc. You watch waaaay too much TV. Switch it off a read a little history some time. Sheesh.

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    Okay, an anti-slavery-expansion party. It’s a significant difference in itself, but the Southerners made it insignificant difference by attempting secession upon Lincoln’s election.
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  54. @415 reasons
    That is my problem. In principle I’d like to live surrounded by like minded people. In practice the best opportunities and real estate are all in blue states.

    the best opportunities and real estate are all in blue states.

    It can be done; (old) Europe and Japan, for example.

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  55. @Hapalong Cassidy
    McKinley’s assassination was one of the worst things to happen in American history. Had he not died, Teddy Roosevelt would not have succeeded him until 1904, and wouldn’t have left office until 1912. Taft would have been elected to office in 1912, and almost certainly would have been less gung ho about getting us involved in WW1 than Woodrow Wilson was. The only reason Wilson won in 1912 is that Roosevelt was unhappy with Taft and ran against him, splitting the Republican vote. Roosevelt was in no condition health wise to run for president in 1916, so Taft would likely have won a 2nd term. Wilson was no spring chicken either, so maybe William Jennings Bryan is the Democrat candidate.

    Of course, the above makes better sense if like me, you consider Wilson to be the worst president in US history.

    Both Taft and Roosevelt were calling for war with Germany in 1915. Wilson was the dove of the three.

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    Yeah, I’m always on the lookout for scenarios in which the US stayed out of WW1. Taft may have been very pro-British, but, he may not have been able to drag the US into the war in his first term. In 1916, Wilson ran on the platform of “He kept us out of the War”. Of course, Wilson was itching for war against Germany, but the Dems were considered the more isolationist party back then, so he couldn’t outright come out in favor of it. That tells me the electorate was not in favor of the US getting into the War from 1914-1916, so the prowar Taft may not have had the votes for a war declaration, and may have been defeated by a Democrat in 1916. If Wilson had already been defeated by Taft in 1912, perhaps Bryan would have been the candidate in 1916 and defeated Taft over the war issue. Bryan was definitely more dovish than Wilson; he resigned as War Secretary over the Lusitania incident, disagreeing with Wilson’s aggressive posture towards it.
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  56. Never under-estimate the power of a small group of shouty people to change the way of life for the majority who are quite happy with the way things are.

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  57. @Stan d Mute
    2010 Census says:

    The racial makeup of Arcata was:

    14,094 (81.8%) White,
    2,000+ (11.6%) Hispanic or Latino,
    1,135 (6.6%) from two or more races,
    769 (4.5%) from other races,
    454 (2.6%) Asian,
    393 (2.3%) Native American,
    351 (2.0%) African American, and
    35 (0.2%) Pacific Islander

    For a bit of context, these numbers strongly underestimate the local native influence, even if they don’t live in town. I’ve also had the impression of a substantial increase in the number of black and Asian population since these numbers were collected. It’s a small college town.

    That said, Pitino doesn’t need any help making dumb decisions. He seems to have been the driving force behind most of the recent infrastructure changes meant to increase accessibility that have instead made it harder to walk, drive, or bicycle safely, while also reducing parking.

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    For a bit of context, these numbers strongly underestimate the local native influence, even if they don’t live in town.
     
    From your observations, how many of the local “natives” are blond haired and blue eyed? I’m always amused by the Fauxcahontas Indians I see so often in South Florida, Central, and Northern Michigan.

    If I were an Amerind, I think I’d be like the now-deceased guy who used to show up at AmRen Conferences and complain about whites becoming pathetic pansies. It reflects no credit on your people if you got spanked by bubble wrapped snowflakes. Sorta like all the WN’s who whine that it’s all the Jews’ fault. If a linguistically clever tribe can crush you with words, you are beneath contempt.
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  58. @Former Arcata Resident
    For a bit of context, these numbers strongly underestimate the local native influence, even if they don't live in town. I've also had the impression of a substantial increase in the number of black and Asian population since these numbers were collected. It's a small college town.

    That said, Pitino doesn't need any help making dumb decisions. He seems to have been the driving force behind most of the recent infrastructure changes meant to increase accessibility that have instead made it harder to walk, drive, or bicycle safely, while also reducing parking.

    For a bit of context, these numbers strongly underestimate the local native influence, even if they don’t live in town.

    From your observations, how many of the local “natives” are blond haired and blue eyed? I’m always amused by the Fauxcahontas Indians I see so often in South Florida, Central, and Northern Michigan.

    If I were an Amerind, I think I’d be like the now-deceased guy who used to show up at AmRen Conferences and complain about whites becoming pathetic pansies. It reflects no credit on your people if you got spanked by bubble wrapped snowflakes. Sorta like all the WN’s who whine that it’s all the Jews’ fault. If a linguistically clever tribe can crush you with words, you are beneath contempt.

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    You know, we're not that bad on the Elizabeth Warren front. It helps that there is a local tribe, complete with reservation and casino. If my former roomate is any indication, they face heavy criticism for even dating outside the tribe here. I've gone to school in and lived near several different reservations, and the tribal differences are huge.

    It's not Berkeley, these are the forest loving pot smoking left. They don't seem like they spend so much time validating themselves. It's my impression that the statue decision may have been pushed by an increasing base of people who find it insulting to reflect upon what Americans not related to them once accomplished, and then furthered by a virtue signaling politician on an otherwise indifferent population.

    The statue itself is surrounded by liquor stores and bars, and is most notable on new year's eve for all the drunk college girls trying to climb it to put their panties on his head.
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  59. @Stan d Mute

    For a bit of context, these numbers strongly underestimate the local native influence, even if they don’t live in town.
     
    From your observations, how many of the local “natives” are blond haired and blue eyed? I’m always amused by the Fauxcahontas Indians I see so often in South Florida, Central, and Northern Michigan.

    If I were an Amerind, I think I’d be like the now-deceased guy who used to show up at AmRen Conferences and complain about whites becoming pathetic pansies. It reflects no credit on your people if you got spanked by bubble wrapped snowflakes. Sorta like all the WN’s who whine that it’s all the Jews’ fault. If a linguistically clever tribe can crush you with words, you are beneath contempt.

    You know, we’re not that bad on the Elizabeth Warren front. It helps that there is a local tribe, complete with reservation and casino. If my former roomate is any indication, they face heavy criticism for even dating outside the tribe here. I’ve gone to school in and lived near several different reservations, and the tribal differences are huge.

    It’s not Berkeley, these are the forest loving pot smoking left. They don’t seem like they spend so much time validating themselves. It’s my impression that the statue decision may have been pushed by an increasing base of people who find it insulting to reflect upon what Americans not related to them once accomplished, and then furthered by a virtue signaling politician on an otherwise indifferent population.

    The statue itself is surrounded by liquor stores and bars, and is most notable on new year’s eve for all the drunk college girls trying to climb it to put their panties on his head.

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    The statue itself is surrounded by liquor stores and bars, and is most notable on new year’s eve for all the drunk college girls trying to climb it to put their panties on his head.
     
    Awesome! Who knew McKinley was such a stud?
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  60. @Former Arcata Resident
    You know, we're not that bad on the Elizabeth Warren front. It helps that there is a local tribe, complete with reservation and casino. If my former roomate is any indication, they face heavy criticism for even dating outside the tribe here. I've gone to school in and lived near several different reservations, and the tribal differences are huge.

    It's not Berkeley, these are the forest loving pot smoking left. They don't seem like they spend so much time validating themselves. It's my impression that the statue decision may have been pushed by an increasing base of people who find it insulting to reflect upon what Americans not related to them once accomplished, and then furthered by a virtue signaling politician on an otherwise indifferent population.

    The statue itself is surrounded by liquor stores and bars, and is most notable on new year's eve for all the drunk college girls trying to climb it to put their panties on his head.

    The statue itself is surrounded by liquor stores and bars, and is most notable on new year’s eve for all the drunk college girls trying to climb it to put their panties on his head.

    Awesome! Who knew McKinley was such a stud?

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  61. @Dr. X

    For many speakers, the statue of the nation’s 25th president known for pushing American interventionism is an overtly racist image that has no place in Arcata.
     
    The guy was a Republican who fought in the Civil War against Southern slave-holders, for Christ's sake... his party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party.

    And now he's racist? This shit is getting out of hand.

    The problem is that self-loathing white cucks are mostly responsible. Frankly, I've had it with them and with this country. I do not consider myself to be a "fellow American" of any liberal Social Justice Warrior. I do not want to live in the same country that they want to live in. I do not want to be governed by leftist courts and propagandized to by the leftist media or let the nutjobs control the culture.

    As far as I'm concerned, let's split it up and build a wall -- not just between Mexico and the U.S., but between Red and Blue. Let them import Third World browns and blacks, cut their penises off and call themselves women, and tear down all the statues they want -- on their side of the wall, not mine.

    I want no part of them any more. Merely bitching about them on the Internet is no longer enough.

    Disaggregation is the only way forward thst diesn’t entail a civil war.

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  62. @Stan d Mute
    2010 Census says:

    The racial makeup of Arcata was:

    14,094 (81.8%) White,
    2,000+ (11.6%) Hispanic or Latino,
    1,135 (6.6%) from two or more races,
    769 (4.5%) from other races,
    454 (2.6%) Asian,
    393 (2.3%) Native American,
    351 (2.0%) African American, and
    35 (0.2%) Pacific Islander

    81% white. Sad.

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  63. @Twodees Partain
    "The guy was a Republican who fought in the Civil War against Southern slave-holders, for Christ’s sake… his party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party."

    Damn, Doc. You watch waaaay too much TV. Switch it off a read a little history some time. Sheesh.

    Okay, an anti-slavery-expansion party. It’s a significant difference in itself, but the Southerners made it insignificant difference by attempting secession upon Lincoln’s election.

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  64. @Anonymous
    Both Taft and Roosevelt were calling for war with Germany in 1915. Wilson was the dove of the three.

    Yeah, I’m always on the lookout for scenarios in which the US stayed out of WW1. Taft may have been very pro-British, but, he may not have been able to drag the US into the war in his first term. In 1916, Wilson ran on the platform of “He kept us out of the War”. Of course, Wilson was itching for war against Germany, but the Dems were considered the more isolationist party back then, so he couldn’t outright come out in favor of it. That tells me the electorate was not in favor of the US getting into the War from 1914-1916, so the prowar Taft may not have had the votes for a war declaration, and may have been defeated by a Democrat in 1916. If Wilson had already been defeated by Taft in 1912, perhaps Bryan would have been the candidate in 1916 and defeated Taft over the war issue. Bryan was definitely more dovish than Wilson; he resigned as War Secretary over the Lusitania incident, disagreeing with Wilson’s aggressive posture towards it.

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  65. @Alden
    Has anyone figured out exactly what McKinley DID that was so wrong? I read it twice and couldn’t figure out the reason.

    The whole coast north of Marin is a bizarro mix of Indian reservations, old hippies a couple ultra PC 5 th rate state universities and is the USA headquarters of the weed industry, California’s biggest crop, bigger than grapes or almonds or vegetables or fruit cotton or any othe crop.

    These would third generation of heavy drug users. Now that weed is legal for recreational use they will have to pay taxes and can no longer be smug, arrogant outsider rebels but just join the rest of the rich bourgeois farmers.

    Since their crop is now legal, they have to find some other way to rebel against “the man”

    That was my thought. The horribly genocidal, racist plaque that was removed is entirely separate from the McKinley statue.

    The article doesn’t mention the problem with the latter. It’s as if everyone knows and we don’t even need to acknowledge it. Truly bizarre.

    Someone could make the argument that McKinley has no connection to Arcata, CA, so there’s no reason to have a statue of him. But they didn’t even bother with that. As another commenter said, how about trying to sell the statue to Buffalo or to the McKinley library or something to defray the costs of removing it? I guess that would constitute blood money and would be totally unacceptable (unless of course the money were instead donated to the right “community groups”).

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