In this ever-woke world, there appears to be an increasingly large list of cultural items that have now been deemed problematic. Confederate statues, street names, flags…all sorts of historical things are going the way of the dodo as of late.
Even poor old Mount Rushmore has come under attack, not only for the actions of the men depicted there, but also for the way in which the land that the monument was built on was obtained.
So, naturally, the left-leaning primetime anchors at CNN took a stab at just how to fix the iconic rock carving.
From a conversation between Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo:
While discussing a California couple charged for painting over a “Black Lives Matter” mural, Lemon said, “You see the right-wing machine kick in, media kick in and see Trump’s poll numbers go south. They kick in with Democratic cities are in chaos right now. Is this what you want from Joe Biden? And they are taking your country away sand they are going to take down statues. Crime is rising. It’s so bad. Oh my, defund police. And the people who you saw there for the most part —not specifically, as a whole, fall for it. They fall for it. That’s why they do things like that. They want to paint over signs and think it’s our country. This is the country that we built. Even though a rich diversity of people helped build the country, and many of us, meaning ancestors, for free — did not get paid for it, could not get an education, could not build wealth, are not on statues, Confederate or otherwise, are not on Mount Rushmore. I think, listen … if they are going to put someone on Mount Rushmore, considering the history of the country, the first black president should be front and center.”
The insinuation comes after weeks of various smaller monuments have been defaced, toppled, or removed altogether at the behest of protesters the nation over.