A Baltimore monument dedicated to Christopher Columbus had stood proudly near Herring Run Park for more than 200 years. It stood tall through decade after decade of strife in this nation, but it couldn’t withstand the lunatic, leftist fringe that has taken hold in 2017. As documented by a YouTube channel called “Popular Resistance,” men cloaked in hoodies destroyed the monument with a sledgehammer on Monday morning, phrasing their crime as a fight against the “culture of white supremacy.”

“Racism: Tear it Down.” “The future is racial and economic justice.” These were a couple of the signs held by the individuals who embarked on this sad attempt to deface a glorious symbol of America’s legacy.

“Racist monuments to slave owners and murderers have always bothered me,” a narrator said in the YouTube video. “Baltimore’s poverty is concentrated in African-American households, and these statues are just an extra slap in the face. They were built in the 20th century in response to a movement for African Americans’ human dignity. What kind of a culture goes to such lengths to build such hate-filled monuments? What kind of a culture clings to those monuments in 2017? The culture of white supremacy preceded the United States. It’s at the foundation of U.S. culture, business, bureaucracies and psychology.”

The statue, of course, was not built in the 20th century. It was certainly not built in reaction to any “movement for African Americans’ human dignity.” The narrator, like so many on the left, didn’t bother to get his facts before coming out to destroy sacred property with a sledgehammer. But, yeah, we’re sure his crime will bring racial justice to the U.S.

There used to be a popular phrase that you don’t hear much anymore: America – love it or leave it! It’s a shame you don’t hear it anymore, because there’s never been a more appropriate time for its application. These leftists, whether they come cloaked in Black Lives Matter, Antifa, or some other thinly-veiled excuse for Communist ideology, don’t just hate the Trump administration. They don’t just hate what they saw in Charlottesville. They don’t just hate what they (wrongly, idiotically) see as a culture of police racism. They hate AMERICA. In total. They hate capitalism. Democracy. Free speech. WHITE PEOPLE. They want to change this country in every way imaginable, and nothing could better symbolize the truth than destroying a monument to Columbus. They’re starting at the start, and no one who aligns themselves with these groups can claim ignorance about their true intentions.