The Virtue Signal Corps Strikes Again

Arcata, California has decided that President William McKinley’s statue offends and must be pulled down. (link here)

They didn’t say why. No reason is needed these days. “Because” is more than enough.

Mind you, this president was assassinated while serving his fellow citizens. No matter.

The Arcata, California city council voted Wednesday night to remove the statue of President William McKinley from the town square. The statue has been in place for over a hundred years.

As per usual, McKinley’s sins have not been clearly elucidated. He was assassinated in 1901. Like Matt Lauer, the statue will vanish into the ether.

One of the groups demanding the statue’s removal is the Humboldt State University student group, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanco de Aztlan, whatever that means. I’m embarrassed to admit I’m a resident of Arcata. Our neighboring town to the north is McKinleyville. The town’s name is probably not long for this world. –Ron Ross in The Spectator

Thanks to Mark Steyn for highlighting this absurdity. His column is here.

1 Comment
  • Dave Schuler
    March 2, 2018

    Presumably, the gripe is that he dismantled the Five Civilized Tribes. The last significant battles between the United States and Native Americans took place during McKinley’s term.

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