New Orleans' Joan of Arc Statue Vandalized With 'Take It Down'


#1

Another day, yet another statue of a military hero is reportedly under fire. This figure astride a horse was vandalized with the spray-painted words “Tear It Down.”

Who was this historical figure? General Lee? Stonewall Jackson? Nathan Bedford Forrest?

No, this was a figure who hails from the north.

Of France:

The phrase "Tear it Down" was hastily sprayed in black paint across the base of the golden Joan of Arc statue on Decatur Street in the French Quarter sometime earlier this week. It has since been removed, with only the vaguest traces of the paint remaining.
The "Tear it Down" tag would seem to relate to the debate surrounding the city's ongoing removal of four Confederate monuments. But the statue of Joan of Arc, a 15th-century military leader, martyr and Catholic saint, hasn't been mentioned in the controversy to this point.
Amy Kirk Duvoisin, the founder of the annual Joan of Arc parade that ceremonially pauses at the statue on the first day of Carnival season, says she's confused by the vandalism.
"Surely, people realize she's not related to American history," she said referring to the French icon. 

#2

I didn’t know she owned slaves.


#3

All I can say is: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:


#4

President Trump was, once again, entirely correct in predicting the next step for these fascist fools. There’s already a movement underway to remove the Washington and Jefferson Monuments because both men once owned slaves, in addition to changing the name of the national capital city.


#5

A few billy sticks, on a few of these empty skulls, vigorusly applied, would work absolute wonders on these yo-yos to use their heads for something other than a place to hang a mask.:fuming:


#6

> Amy Kirk Duvoisin, the founder of the annual Joan of Arc parade that ceremonially pauses at the statue on the first day of Carnival season, says she’s confused by the vandalism.
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> “Surely, people realize she’s not related to American history,” she said referring to the French icon
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How would they know? They don’t know American history, and certainly not European history.


#7

I don’t know if it’s confirmed, but I heard that some thugs pulled down a statue of John Calvin in Pittsburgh. “It’s a statue, so it must be racist!” I wonder how long before one of these geniuses vandalizes or takes down a statue of Martin Luther King…


#8

Black people who were never slaves are fighting white people who were never Nazis over a confederate statue put up by democrats because democrats can’t stand their own history…and somehow it’s Trump’s fault?