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?
Posted by Z at 12:00 AM