Tuesday, February 8, 2011

George Washington's statue is just too upsetting?

I got this email today:  
The annual MLK observance at the state house in Columbia SC had an interesting twist this year. The event is held on the north side steps of the statehouse. Prominent at that location is a large bronze statue of George Washington. This year, the NAACP constructed a “box” to conceal the Father of His Country from view so that participants would not be offended by his presence.
I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw this picture of the MLK Day rally in Columbia, South Carolina yesterday.  This rally was sponsored by the NAACP and they said that they covered the statue because they “didn’t want to offend anyone”.  Really?  George Washington is the father of this nation.  How is he offensive to anyone?  Can you imagine what would happen if we covered the statue of Dr. King on President’s Day?  Of course, this disgusting display of anti-Americanism wasn’t covered at all by the national media and only the local paper in Columbia had a little piece on it.  It has been covered a little by the blog-world and I think the word needs to get out to the general public that this is what the NAACP is all about…..militant, hateful and racist.  In doing this, they disrespected Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  I bet he would be equally disgusted.  Awful. 

Z: I like to think Dr. King would be utterly disgusted, too.   I am.   If anyone can disprove this and tell me it's photoshopped, I'd be enormously relieved.  WHEN are we going to get a grip and INSIST these things stop?  What kind of people are raised in this great country and resent Washington that much?   Because he had slaves?  Are they THAT unwilling to think, to consider context, to see all the great he did for America?  Or is anything or anyone this American just too American for them?

What do you think?
z

46 comments:

beamish said...

They should have read George Washington's diaries where he lamented not seperating his male and female hemp plants fast enough (the only reason to do so is to keep them from seeding, i.e. he wanted to have some to smoke). ;)

Anonymous said...

what else do you expect from an organization started by a bunch of radical white left wingers

Always On Watch said...

Can you imagine what would happen if we covered the statue of Dr. King on President’s Day?

Riots would break out.

Anonymous said...

Could find nothing n SNOPES about it. Here's the first entries on google related. Looks like it's true:

George Washington Statue Covered Up By NAACP
Jan 21, 2011 ... The NAACP decided to cover up a statue of George Washington during a Martin Luther King day event outside the Columbia, S.C. statue house ...

thevalleyhitmusic.com/.../george-washington-statue-covered-up-by-naacp/ - Cached
NAACP Covers Washington Statue at MLK Day Event - Urban Legends

Jan 18, 2011 ... NAACP Boxed George Washington Statue at MLK Birthday Event in Columbia, SC ... The annual MLK observance at the state house in Columbia SC had an ... A three- sided structure that covered the front and sides of the statue ...
urbanlegends.about.com/od/.../naacp-boxes-george-washington.htm - Cached

Did the NAACP Hide George Washington in a Box?
Jan 19, 2011 ... The State indicates the statue has been similarly covered ...

urbanlegends.about.com/.../did-the-naacp-hide-george-washington-in-a-box. htm - Cached
Show more results from about.com

NAACP Draws Complaints for Covering George Washington Statue on ...

Jan 19, 2011 ... The South Carolina NAACP chose to cover a statue of George ... statue of George Washington outside the State House in Columbia, S.C. ... the statue was completely covered on three sides by a wooden, box-like structure. ...
www.foxnews.com/.../naacp-draws-complaints-covering-george-washington- statue-mlk-day/ - Cached

NAACP Hides George Washington Statue During MLK Day Rally – They ...

Jan 20, 2011 ... January 20, 2011 – The Columbia South Carolina chapter of the NAACP decided to cover the statue of George Washington during its annual rally ... came along and covered some black leaders statue I guess that wouldn't really matter either. ... Source: “And the Walls Came Tumbling Down” and Snopes. ...

jroycroft.wordpress.com/.../naacp-hides-george-washington-statue-during- mlk-day-rally-they-didnt-want-it-to-offend-anyone/ - Cached
NAACP “Outrage” | Larry Shook.com

Feb 1, 2011 ... George Washington statue is hidden at the MLK rally in Columbia , SC. The annual MLK observance at the state house in Columbia SC had an ... sponsored by the NAACP and they said that they covered the statue because they ...
larryshook.com/2011/02/01/naacp-outrage/ - Cached

NAACP--I can't believe what I am seeing - FORUM INDEX 20 posts - 8 authors - Last post: Jan 27
George Washington statue is hidden at the MLK rally in Columbia, SC (h/t Atlas Shrugs) ... The annual MLK observance at the state house in Columbia SC had ... Can you imagine what would happen if we covered the statue of Dr. King on President's Day ... I did a snopes on this and got the news report: ...
www.lakepirates.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=23328 - Cached

George Washington's statue is just too upsetting?
The annual MLK observance at the state house in Columbia SC had an ... Prominent at that location is a large bronze statue of George Washington. ... by the NAACP and they said that they covered the statue because they “didn't want to ...
gollygeeez.blogspot.com/2011/.../george-washingtons-statue-is-just-too.html
South Carolina NAACP Shields Audience From…George Washington ...

Jan 18, 2011 ... George Washington is the antithesis of everything the NAACP stands for. So no wonder they covered the statue. they don't want the black ...
www.theblaze.com/.../south-carolina-naacp-shields-audience-from-george- washington/

Speedy G said...

As Americans we have the right to never be confronted by ideas or suggestions that offend us....

Oooops. Why am I reciting the editorial policy of the NY Times? ;)

Anonymous said...

You may have to delete me for this vulgarity, Z, but screw them!!!!!! If they don't like it then remove themselves elsewhere.

Silvrlady

Ducky's here said...

They've been doing this for the last several years. The podium is directly in front of the statue and they cover it.

You forgot to call then Marxist.

Z said...

beamish, gee, thanks. :-)

Anonymous..thanks for all those links..

Speedy, good one!

SilvrLady, Amen to that.

Ducky, so that makes it okay?
OH, and okay..."they're Marxist"
SO WHAT? I'm talking about covering the statue of Geo. Washington....bad enough in and of itself; Marxist or not.

cube said...

Outrageous isn't it? I posted about it back in January NCAAP Offense

We get no help from the MSM.. none at all.

Z said...

Cube, they won't cover anything they don't like.
Ducky, you have no problem with the msm not talking about this at length? You don't think they'd have ravaged any COnservatives for COVERING WASHINGTON'S STATUE?
Please don't disappear till tomorrow because I asked that question...tell us what you think.

Also, I have to hand it to you; I was thinking the other day that NOBODY evokes the kind of comments I make to you in my private life. Congratulations...the first recipient of the "You Bring out the Very Worst in Z" Award :-)

Anonymous said...

Ducky, so sorry to have left out Marxist. Thanks for reminding me. I've remedied my omission.

Silvrlady

Anonymous said...

Z does fantastic job of cataloguing and showcasing the pronounced double standard and base hypocrisy of the left.

That it's safe to take the left wing bias of the media -- and academia -- for granted does not mean each individual example of their manipulative dishonesty should not be exposed, openly discussed and denounced as the disservice to truth and justice that it is.

FreeThinke

RedWood said...

The ranting, rambling, ridiculous recriminations of reprobate revisionists...

The NAACP and their racist ilk.

LibertyAtStake said...

It is the NAACP that is in a box. The label on the box says 'Progressive Plantation.'

http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com
"Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"

Anonymous said...

They didn't want recognition of George Washington, or attention to the statue. Ironically, this brings more attention to it than there would have been otherwise.

What this action does, is show how far infantilism has progressed. Very sad, and it says more about the NAACP than it does about George Washington.

The damn fools can't win for losing!

Pris

Susannah said...

Okay...smoothing my hair now, breathing steadily...

My parents were born in SC, raised there. I spent my entire childhood (& even now, some) vacationing, visiting family in SC. You could say I'm South Carolinian into my bones. Though I've never lived there...

After the brouhaha over the Confederate Flag on the Capital steps of the state house (which actually had some merit), THIS is no surprise. Ridiculous nonetheless. Z, your friend's assessment is right on the $$.

Imagine - we must blot out our entire history, heritage & those who built it, in order that we can pretend it never happened, that we don't hurt someone's feelings. Or is it to punish those whose ancestors lived during that terrible time?

For sure, there are those who use the Confederate flag & history of slavery as evil racist tools, but there are also those who value it as a real part of our country's history. (And our family's history - in my case.) There are those who value the reasons - other than slave trade - for which a bloody, savage war was fought, & over which a society was virtually decimated. (i.e., States Rights - funny, we're called racists for that still today).

The 'winners' get to write the history books, & NAACP has been happy to comply -- telling all that the divide was exclusively about slavery. While slavery was a horrible, truly reprehensible thing, it was a reality. There were those - caught in its system, through the inopportune timing of their birth - who worked within it for the betterment of their fellow human beings. Our Founders were such people.

This NAACP stunt displays an organization who refuses to acknowledge that humanity operates within the limitations of itself, and cannot be separated from its own context. It also reveals a desperate dig for relevance by a group whose tenure has expired.

Not only do they refuse to acknowledge that their 'job here is done,' it seems that they are he$$-bent on dragging people (all of us) BACK into the pit of racist poison from which we've spent the last 125 years climbing out.

Childish, ridiculous, disgusting; and searingly transparent. I'm GLAD it didn't get any air time.

We're better than that, & don't need to waste the brain time. As my 96 year old Grandmother would say, "They oughta be ashamed."

Leticia said...

This is unbelievable! Now a statue of George Washington is offensive? This politically correct garbage is getting out of hand! What's next? Cover up the Statue of Liberty because she was made in France?

NAACP: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The NAACP's mission is "to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination".

But this excludes white people. That in itself is racist.

Mustang said...

There is only one reason the NAACP would pull a stunt like this: because good and decent people let them get away with it. Where was our outrage when NAACP intimidated Hallmark? They are using the same racketeering tactics employed by the Rainbow/Push Coalition. Enough is enough. I hope the NAACPs funds dry up.

heidianne jackson said...

leticia, the vast majority of leaders in the naacp do not believe a minority can be racist - that's reserved primarily for we miserable, horrible white people. i didn't find any evidence that they've done it before, as ducky allegates, however even if they did, so what? does that make it right?

political correctness is killing this country. especially since things only seem to be politically correct if they are denegrating or dismissing this country.

beamish said...
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beamish said...

Z,

Hey, if you lead men to militarily throw off an oppressive, non-representative power that gives you no voice and help found the most exceptional nation in human history, I'd say that entitles you to cheechenchong it up with a big ol' spliff of the homegrown demon weed in celebration. :P

Common Sense said...

The positive........Our President George Washington didn't have to be part of or witness such nonsense.

Z said...

Thanks for all your comments...astonishing, isn't it...that AMERICANS would cover up their first president. Absolutely sickening.

MUSTANG says it all: WE let them get away with it ONLY because of political correctness...but, you know, this isn't a Christian thing, so we needn't cower like we do when CHristian bashing happens....since when did being PATRIOTIC become STUPID?

Seems to me it's only been since 9/11....anybody agree? It was after 9/11 that Tom Brokaw and PHil Donahue had an "oh, so erudite and enlightening" discussion of why they don't need to wear flag pins to be patriotic (as if anybody does?)....those who wore them were, by inference, just those fly-over country bumpkins..

Suddenly, with libs, American can do NO RIGHT....and THAT, my friends, is what our teachers are teaching our kids/young adults these days.
AND, it used to be they at least got a pro-American foundation early on in school but now they start at 4 years old.....slavery's taught at 7 or 8 (was it Susannah here who said she heard little ones saying how awful America is because of slavery?)

has there BEEN another country which TEACHES ITS PEOPLE TO HATE IT?

Tell me, has there?

Z said...

Common Sense, tell me when you've emailed me and I'll check that foodfan account when I can...otherwise, I don't look sometimes for a month or so. thanks

Good point about Geo Washington.
My dear ol' wonderful America-loving dad died 17 years ago and I am so glad he doesn't have to see what liberals have done...and my German husband was more patriotic than SO many Americans I know...he died 16 months ago and he'd be appalled at how much worse things have become even since then.

xx

Common Sense said...

I sent it this morning, sorry was on the tennis court last night.

Common Sense said...

Z, It's still a great country filled with great people in my opinion.

Tell me what I owe to live here and I'll gladly pay it.

Z said...

Common sense, it's a pain in the patoot to get there to that email address so I'll do it when I can, in the next couple of days..thanks.
I have so much going on tomorrow I swear I don't know how or when I'll do ANY of it! But, I DO have a post planned for publication tonight at midnight for tomorrow.

Please don't EVER tell a Democrat what you said at the end of your last comment, they'll take you up on it :-)

WomanHonorThyself said...

shows ya how far we have sunk girl..pffttt!!!!

Anonymous said...

Seems to me possible too much is being made out of this. As someone pointed out the statue is right behind the podium and it doesn't have to be hatred of George Washington that motivated covering it up, just not wanting the distraction of a statue peering over the speaker's head all the time. I'd rather think of it that way anyway.

Common Sense said...

Z, It seems that in many peoples World all that exist is Liberal or Democrat and who’s wrong and who’s right.

In my World there is so much more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I

Sorry, I just will not live with all the negativity, it's not allowed.

America is the Greatest Country on Earth.

I also know that in the end, everything is going to be just fine.

Z said...

Anonymous, they could move the platform, no problem....I must insist that covering the Father of this country up feels contrived and awful to me.

Common Sense, thanks for the video, he has a wonderful style, even if it hurt me to look at him and consider how his health must be with all that weight. REALLY nice singing there, very sweet, lovely style, no doubt about it.

Am I optimistic? I used to be but I'm rarely optimistic about the country anymore, I must admit.
I wish that wasn't true, I REALLY do.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Dr. King would have personally torn that box down if he were still alive today. This is yet more PC garbage. Looks like I may have something to add to my 'Letter From A Birmingham Jail' project after all...

beamish said...

It seems that in many peoples World all that exist is Liberal or Democrat and who’s wrong and who’s right.

The various strains of leftism have killed over 300 million people. No fat guy singing is going to change that.

Anonymous said...

Z,

I'm more optimistic again now that I have seen and heard Alan West on C-Span at a Congressional Tea Party Coalition Rally.

Intelligent, thoughtful, dignified, articulate, makes a good appearance. Knows a great deal and has it all at his fingertips. Very quick on his feet. Seems positive, straightforward, honest, direct, clear and wonderfully lacking in sarcasm, snideness and contempt. Focused on possible remedies instead of the usual complaints about symptoms.

In sort Alan West is a MAN -- something rare in politics today.

It will be interesting -- and doubtless infuriating -- to see what scurrilous tactics the Marxicats and the enemedia will use to do everything in their power to destroy him.

Alan West is everything Obama is not. If the professional calumnists, muckrakers and mudslingers can't bring him down, he might TRULY be The One who could bring America back.

Keep an eye on Alan West, and pray that he's all he appears to be. There IS hope out there.

~ FreeThinke

Anonymous said...

With all the people who are literally dying to get here, they are welcome to leave anytime. And take their box with them.

Silvrlady

Mark said...

This post provokes memories of the covering up of a cross in preparation of an Obama campaign speech.

Do you suppose it comes from the same mindset?

Mark said...

Freethinke, (You left the "r" off the end of your name, BTW) What would happen if Alan West ran against Obama in the next election? Who would all those people who vote based only on color do?

Anonymous said...

Who would all those people who vote based only on color do?

They'd vote on ideology then. The vast majority of voters in that particular community still lean heavily towards Communism -- or some variant thereof -- because they have a deep seated belief that this country owes them a living.

Remember Clarence Thomas, Condoleezza Rice and even RINO Colin Powell are not considered "really" black, because they are not Marxicrats.

Therefore, my guess is that Alan West would do poorly in the black community in a contest between himself and Obama.

HOWEVER, West would probably fare better if the contest were between himself and someone like Chuck Schumer, Joe Lieberman Barbara Boxer or Rahm Emmanuel.

Anonymous said...

WHOOPS! Forgot to sign my name again.

And Mark, it really is

FreeThinke

If you really want to know why, I'll tell you smeday, but I warn you it's a mighty dull story. - FT

Z said...

Anonymous's comments on blacks, race and ideology are brilliant and along my line of thinking (which make them brilliant, of course (smile!!)

I couldn't agree more ...EXCEPT I know PLENTY of good Black COnservatives who would adore West as president.

I believe most Blacks are far more racist than most Whites in politics; I'd have taken any Conservative Black man over Obama...ANY, gladly. Thomas Sowell, Whitman, West, and there are others I can't think of right now. ANY. I was delighted to have a Black American president. BUT NOT THIS ONE.

I think BLacks want a Black President PERIOD and always have (and, frankly, I can hardly blame them)...but THINK, People..........what's best for our country? A BLACK OR WHITE CONSERVATIVE, that's what's right! (now who's being ideological!!? :-)

MK said...

Some racism is perfectly acceptable to the leftards Z.

Anonymous said...

I am morally certain George Washington treated his slaves far better than the sub-Saharan Africans of Washington's day treated each other in their native habitat.

As far as I know, American slave holders never hunted their slaves as white men hunt animals, nor did they cannibalize their slaves, or decapitate, shrink, and then disported the grisly heads as white men display sports and hunting trophies in more civilized realms.

That white slave holders mingled their blood with that of their captives was, indeed, a sin -- a grievous sin which has been visited upon post-Emancipation America -- a sin that will stain and mar this society forever -- if it does not destroy it first.

Racism may not be a pleasant thing, but it is the normal condition of all the various human tribes. Those who loudly inveigh against it are obsessed by it, and are in fact the most race conscious, hate filled faction of all. Self-righteousness is the ultimate sin -- the father of all the others.

Gadjitator said...

George Washington was a slave owner. Are you surprised that Blacks find that offensive???

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Z said...

Gadjitator, are you surprised people don't put things in context?
He's the Father of the Country...he was an amazing man of great talents.
EVERYONE of his financial standing had slaves....
Should Black Americans like that? NO...but do we write off ALL our founding fathers? REALLY?

Z said...

http://www.mountvernon.org/learn/meet_george/index.cfm/ss/101/