A handful of giant monoliths have been showing up in odd places recently, most famously in a Utah desert, where it was subsequently removed.
Another one recently appeared atop Pine Mountain in Atascadero, California.
Why is it there? Who knows. It’s not aliens, obviously. It’s probably just some publicity stunt, the purpose of which we’ll learn in due time.
But a group of Christian men were so disturbing by the California monolith that they tore it down Wednesday night while chanting Christian Nationalist slogans. They replace the monolith with a Christian cross because of course they did.
In the video, a group of three men are seen pushing the statue over and chanting “America First” and “Christ is King.” The men, one of whom was wearing a “Make America Great Again” headband, called part of the monolith’s construction “gay” then replaced [the] monolith with a wooden cross. It is a decidedly bleak turn in the ongoing monolith saga that has generally been a delightful distraction for a world wracked by a pandemic.
“Christ is king in this country. We don’t want illegal aliens from Mexico or outer space,” a man in the video says. “So let’s tear this bitch down.”
Leave it to Christians to ruin something amusing, replace it with a cross, and spread hate while they do it.
And while there’s no word yet about the fate of the replacement cross, it feels safe to predict that anyone who takes it down will be accused of committing some sort of hate crime against Christians.
(Screenshot via YouTube. Thanks to Brian for the link)