When I read, at Amren, that rioters had set fire to the historic elk statue in downtown Portland, I decided to head over there to survey the damage. There was no sign of the statue itself; I was told that it had been removed, and that it’s to be repaired.
This is what remains:
It looks like they took a sledge hammer to it. The fire was still smoldering when I arrived.
This is what the police station looks like:
When I asked a BLM-sympathizing relative why they would target a statue of an elk, her response was that all the pent-up rage, from decades of systemic racism, finally found an outlet – not that there was any particular reason to target the elk.
CNN, ABC, Yahoo, MSN etc. should be forced to pay for the repairs. After all, it’s the corporate media that fed lies to the gullible public all these years, leading to the rage.
Here’s a bonus shot: