In the wake of the spray paint vandalism of a historic statue of Christopher Columbus in New York’s Central Park before dawn Tuesday, reported first by TheNewAmericana.com, various fringe Marxist groups promised a protest — or worse — at a larger statue of Columbus Tuesday night at the middle of Columbus Circle at the park’s southwestern corner.
But at the scheduled protest time of 6:30 pm, New York City police were present, and barricades surrounded the Columbus statue.
Protesters re-convened across the street from the statue, in front of CNN’s New York headquarters. About 40 scrungy, scruffy middle-aged protestors held signs touting the Workers World Party, Black Lives Matter and People’s Power Assemblies.
There was one counterprotestor, holding a “Stand With Columbus” sign (notice what his shirt said, that didn’t help much).
Meanwhile, police officials said a search for the statue vandals was underway.
The statue attack is believed to have occurred in the early morning hours before sunrise. A Central Park Conservatory official said the spray paint and regular red paint used on the statue’s hands was “still sticky” when the damage was discovered.
Antifa groups descended upon the statue.
Several television crews were also on the scene before 6:00 pm in anticipation of the announced 6:30 pm protest.
“Trump, cops and Ku Klux Klan, all of them go hand in hand”
“Smash white supremacy”
These were among the printable chants of about 40 protestors tonight.
Protestors from various Far Left fringe groups were outnumbered by press and police.
Meanwhile, thousands of shoppers and tourists passed by or entered the shopping mall at Time Warner Center, many looking into smartphone screens or in conversation.
In other words: A typical night in New York.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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