This is delicious and hilarious.
Takiyah Thompson, the vandal who became the first arrest in the investigation into a leftist protest in Durham, North Carolina, that saw a 100-year old monument toppled, has a sad.
I brought you the story on Tuesday of the group involved in the vandalism and their actual goal: to replace our system of government with something foreign and wrong.
Today, the Atlantic is providing a broader picture of the protesters.
Takiyah Thompson, who climbed a ladder and put a rope around the statue before a crowd tugged it off its base, was arrested by deputies around 4:45 p.m., immediately following a press conference at North Carolina Central University, in which she had defended her actions and others demanded amnesty for all involved.* A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office confirmed that deputies had begun executing warrants, but she did not immediately know how many.
“I did the right thing,” Thompson said during a Workers World Party press conference on the steps of a building at the historically black college. “Everyone who was there—the people did the right thing. The people will continue to keep making the right choices until every Confederate statue is gone, until white supremacy is gone. That statue is where it belongs. It needs to be in the garbage.”
Workers World Party – aka… Socialists (and something else that needs to be in the garbage). If you visit their webpage, you’ll find a treasure trove of noxious goodies, extolling the virtues of despots like Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro.
Thompson was one of several speakers at the press conference. Loan Tran said the group was demanding amnesty for all those involved in the project, including that the sheriff’s office and district attorney drop all charges. They also wanted meetings with the county commission, and criticized Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, for his statement Monday night that summarily pulling down statues was the wrong way to deal with them.
Tran was arrested earlier Wednesday.
As it is, a state law was passed in 2015 that says historical monuments can’t be summarily removed without approval of the state government.
It was during the conference, where Thompson and Tran demanded their crimes be overlooked that Thompson was arrested, but not before she made her real feelings known.
Moments earlier, Thompson had been arguing that today’s police are agents of white supremacy—in a lineage with Confederate soldiers, and in an alliance with the Ku Klux Klan.
“The statue in Durham, North Carolina, said ‘to the boys who wore the gray,’” she said. “If we understand history, we know that those boys who wore the gray, today they wear blue, and they wear sheets over their heads.”
So are the sheets blue? Socialists are so far gone, it’s really difficult to understand their reasoning.
And to be clear, the officers that thankfully carried Thompson away were wearing gray and charcoal, it appears.