The Radical Left and gutless politicians are erasing our history one statue at a time

Over the past few weeks, the call by radical socialist Democrats have become louder — and unfortunately, public officials are kowtowing to their never-ending militant demands. Across the country, monuments that have been standing for decades, sometimes even centuries, are being ripped down by violent leftists seeking to cause as much destruction as possible in this short window of outrage due to police shootings. 

No matter how outrageous the demands get, such as a Boston petition to tear down a statue of President Abraham Lincoln, the president who freed American slaves, it will never be enough for the Left in their ironic crusade against history.

But unfortunately, as politicians and community leaders cave to the vicious mob, the mobs are showing they will never be pleased, going after everything from statues to bottles of Aunt Jemima syrup. Now, seemingly EVERYTHING is being deemed “racist,” including beloved New Mexico landmarks.

Radicals led by the fringe hate group “The Red Nation” have begun demanding the removal of iconic statues of Spanish conquistador Don Juan De Oñate, with even Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham agreeing with them. A longtime-standing statue of Oñate in Alcalde was ripped down, with leftist Democrat nominee for Senate and Rio Arriba County Commissioner Leo Jaramillo leading the charge — despite him acting as one of Oñate’s conquistadors back in 2010. 

The flip-flop from Jaramillo has led some locals to brand him as a “vendido” or a “sellout.” In the Democrat primary, Jaramillo took out incumbent Sen. Richard Martinez, who was convicted of aggravated DWI. Throughout the race, Jaramillo has branded him as a much more “progressive” choice versus Martinez — adopting a pro-abortion, pro-illegal immigration platform.

But voters do not have to settle for Jaramillo’s gutless platform. Pro-life Republican Diamantina Storment is running against him in the 2020 general election to flip the seat to conservative hands.

Unfortunately, the Oñate statue in Alcalde is just the start of the mob rule by the Left — with radicals demanding a statue of Oñate in Albuquerque be ripped down. The drama created by The Red Nation to tear down the statue resulted in a conflict between protesters, including shoving people to the ground, hitting one man over the head with a skateboard, ultimately leading to a gunshot. Shortly thereafter, police intervened. 

In 2018, The Red Nation successfully convinced the leftist City of Santa Fe officials and the Fiesta Council to cancel the “Entrada” pageant re-enacting the peaceful reconquest of Santa Fe by Don Diego De Vargas over 300 years ago.

Oñate is not the only one on the chopping block — a new petition has emerged aiming to rip down iconography from the historic Kimo Theatre in Albuquerque due to symbols they claim are swastikas, despite the Native American origins intended by displaying the symbol. Now, they claim despite the intentions, the building’s images trigger “feelings of White Supremacy, hatred, genocide, and authoritarianism.” 

Renowned architect John Gaw Meem designed the Kimo Theatre, as well as other structures such as the UNM library, remodeled the Santa Fe Plaza, and did multiple restorations of pueblos across the Southwest. Now, the Left aims to rip down his work that has captured the spirit of native culture. 

At this point, who knows what the Radical Left will go after next, but surely, this is just the beginning of the cancel culture propagated by people who will never be pleased. Once gutless lawmakers began conceding to these radical groups, activists will test just how far they can go until they can completely erase cherished history.

John Block is the editor of the Piñon Post and a longtime New Mexico political activist. With the Piñon Post, John looks to bring true representation to conservatives in the Land of Enchantment and cut through the mainstream media red tape by providing independent, fair, and conservative journalism to New Mexico. Follow John on Twitter @JohnforNM or send him an email at

4 thoughts on “The Radical Left and gutless politicians are erasing our history one statue at a time”

  1. It is past time to stop allowing maleficent idiots to rule over the people, and that includes their leader gruesome grifter.

    How, in NM, the home of the Navajo and Hopi people, does anyone not understand the sacred symbol of the swastika! I thought it was common knowledge the SS stole the symbol and inverted it for its power. Just like the lgbtq has stolen the rainbow and inverted it from Christianity.

    This is what communist publik skools have done, they continue to lie and subvert the children. We must stop and protect our children from this evil or like China, we will be destroyed by them, for betraying them and giving them to the evil state to raise.

    This must stop immediately. According to the grifter, hispanics are bad, so she must resign right away, as should the legislature for their supposed crimes which happened a long time ago. Stop supporting hypocrites, who want to destroy all sacred symbols.

    I thought the people of NM were better than this, and all I hear is silence, even on this blog. You can not afford to be silent, for your silence is your acquiescence. These insane subversives must be shamed into silence, and not allowed to threaten, to kill and beat anyone who attempts to protect OUR heritage, the history of ALL PEOPLE, good or bad.

    Shame on the police who are allowing these rioters and violent looters to destroy history. You do realize this is standard procedure for any communist or terrorist organization? The Taliban destroyed the Buddhas, and a 5 minute review of history reveals this is the strategy Mao, Stalin and others used. Did you know only 3% of the population were stasi and controlled 97%? Do you want to repeat this gruesome part of history that obviously, no one has learned from?

    Shame on the republicans for still remaining silent and not calling out all these unconstitutional, and immoral edicts from gruesome, and the corrupt legislature. You have been handed an easy slam dunk victory over evil, and you will not engage. We must not allow Mr Baca to be railroaded for defending his life. Grifter continues to incite violence and loves the power a tyrant like her covets. She loves to see everyone grovel in front of her and despises the people for their weakness. I said months ago, she was not done, and we are still only in the beginning phases of this “revolution”. Do not let her divide us, who for generations have intermarried and lived in community, in peace and harmony with each other.

  2. I am glad to see others are taking up the call. Maybe lame Steve Pearce and the repubs will listen to the following. They have not responded to any of my comments and questions.

    We need Wartime conservatism. Josh Hawley just made an amazing speech on the floor of congress, Buck Sexton wrote a great article about this. Go to his website and read about how the dems have breached the wall, and the repubs are helping them with their silence..

    I will ask again, who can the people rely on to defend their God given rights? The dems are destroying them, and repubs are allowing this, therefore aiding and abetting the people’s demise. I do not see any repubs who deserve my support. They are all cowards who are hypocrites who do nothing.

    What happened to the 2nd amendment? No one is allowed to go to the range. Why is not one person challenging gruesome about this?
    Do we still have a legislature? What are these small businesses doing that were forced to be closed without lawful authority? Why are they allowing gruesome to destroy them? Do they hate Trump so much they are willing to lose their life’s work and investment, so say nothing? Are they too stupid to realize its gruesome who has destroyed NM, not Trump?

    Where are all the patriots? What are they waiting for? Those who remain silent and do not take legal and lawful action do not deserve to live in America, and those who hate the Rule of Law do not deserve to either.

    Do you want your children to be brought up in this stew of hatred and vitriol that the dems instigate? Do you want them locked down forever? Do you want sacred symbols, your unalienable rights and history to be destroyed? That is the plan, Gruesome will never let you out. This is a war, a war for our souls.

    If the people are unhappy with the government performance, it must be recognized that government is merely a reflection of an immoral society that rejected a moral government of constitutional limitations of power and love of freedom.” – Ron Paul

    This [U.S. Constitution] is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic govt, being incapable of any other.“ The Quotable Founding Fathers, pg. 39.

    “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other”. – John Adams

  3. IMpromptu GHost

    Without a historical past to present to the world near and far about the tragedies and victories of all our past, we will not only face a extinction of our heritages but are doomed to repeat those same tragedies in the not so far future.

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