Remember when Donald Trump talked about the slippery slope when it came to removing statues? And leftists both mocked him while managing to simultaneously prove his point (see WTF? ‘Anti-Fascist’ Leftists Now Want to Blow Up Mount Rushmore and AntiFa Protesters Vandalize Monument They Thought was Confederate. It Symbolized Unity…)? Hold that thought, because vandals in Baltimore spray painted “Racist Anthem” on a 106-year old statue of Francis Scott Key.
Yes, the cat who wrote our National Anthem. Who had nothing to do with the Confederacy, what with the Civil War taking place some 100 years later. But muh historical details.
Baltimore Police received a report of the vandalism at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. They are investigating, but have no suspects.
The monument — primarily concrete and marble, but with gold in the base and a gold figure atop — had been tagged with black lettering, but also with what appeared to be splashes of red and black paint.
On the ground in the area around the monument, words from the third stanza of Key’s poem were painted in black:
No refuge could save, Hireling or slave,
From terror of flight, Or gloom of grave
This is what the left does. It’s one thing to argue that Confederate monuments should be taken down, same as the Confederate flag. The Confederacy was basically a foreign country at the time and one that America spanked in war. It’s a fair point. But it’s never just “the one thing” with the left. It’s “the one thing” that they can turn in to everything they don’t like, like American history and America in general. Remember, Vox thought it was a totes neat idea to do away with Mount Rushmore.
There’s a classic book which documents this slippery slope process which has come to define the left: If You Give a Mouse A Cookie He Might Later Eat your Face Off, Because You’re a Nazi. It’s the unabridged edition.
Maybe this point has been lost in all the outrage that’s not actually outrage: spray painting stuff onto stuff which is not yours doesn’t make you brave, woke, edgy, or get you invited to parties. It kind of makes you a doucheburger with a side of gulten-free fries. Stop it.