Where do we draw the line when it comes to attacking these historic statues? President Trump wondered about this exact thing earlier this week. The vandals are now attacking statues of Catholic saints.
It wasn’t enough to call for the removal of the George Washington statue or the Jefferson Memorial. California vandals are not done and have now started targeting recently-canonized St. Junipero Serra.
Per Daily Wire:
According to a CBS Local report, a photo circulating the rounds on Facebook shows that a statue of Junipero Serra alongside a Native American boy in a park across from Mission San Fernando was vandalized with red paint and the word “murder” written in white. The Native American boy had a swastika painted across his chest.
City officials could not confirm the photo’s authenticity. However, when investigators went to the site, they did indeed see red paint on Serra’s arm and a swastika painted on the child next to him, which means the neighboring Catholic mission apparently cleaned the statue as best they could to avoid drawing controversy.
That would make perfect sense, considering that whenever the Left gets their hands on controversy like this, they always show up to get their inner Bolshevik on.
Some of the people interviewed by CBS expressed disapproval of the statue’s presence, falsely claiming that St. Junipero Serra sought the destruction of Native American culture.
“I think the statue should come down from this park, and then put some appreciation to the Native people that live here,” Cristian Ramirez said. “We don’t want this violent history to be praised in our community.”
Ever since Pope Francis canonized Father Junipero Serra for Sainthood in 2015, the Left and SJW snowflakes claim he had a violent history toward Native Americans. The LA Times said that “glossing over Junipero Serra’s inhumanity was insult to Native Americans.”
Archaeology professor Reuben Mendoza of Cal State Monterrey Bay debunked this garbage during the controversy.
“When he died, many native peoples came to the mission for his burial. They openly wept. Others of his colleagues and even colonists believed that he would be made a saint because of the way he had lived his life, a self-effacing life of a martyr,” said Mendoza.
The only issue is the left doesn’t care whether or not this was debunked. They are attacking any and all historic statues.
Take a look at this video of the vandalized Junipero Serra statue.