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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 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.


Anoner said...

Well after that last nasty rightwing forward, I don't blame any AA for wanting to cover up a statue of a white man.

Anonymous said...

According to the news, they have been doing this for at least 5 years. So its no suprise to me that wingnuts are just now getting hip to the situation.

And they didn't do it to "cover up" the statue, but instead to allow for a photogenic graphic backdrop behind the speakers on the podium.

Of course, this is a Statehouse that for 30 years intentionally flew the Confederate flag in protest of the civil rights movement, an action defended by these same wingnuts as "heritage". So I don't think they really get to bitch about things.

Anonymous said...

I believe that the left thinks they live in a post American world... time to wake them up to reality.. They LIED to get in control.. they LIE to push things through.. we are the American people and they will NOT purposefully destroy our nation.. for any reason.,.. be it communism,, be it islam... WE ARE AMERICA!!! We WILL defend our forefathers excellent nation!!

LiberalGunner said...

Hey Anon. What about covering the bewbies on lady justice?

gruaud said...

"I believe..."

This is classic authoritarian thinking: beliefs always trump facts. Always.

I once asked a conservative if there was any set of facts that could cause her to renounce a RW belief she held. She said, of course, that no fact on Earth could change her mind.

She was also highly religious, trusted untrustworthy authorities without question, prejudiced, wildly hypocritical, and prone to panic easily. See the pattern?

Anonymous said...

I believe that the left thinks they live in a post American world...

Well I could see how you could think that, after Obama's whole "win the future" speech. He clearly doesn't care about America

time to wake them up to reality.. They LIED to get in control..

Agree. We were promised higher tax rates on the rich, more high speed rail, cap and trade legislation, and a public option. None of those things happened. Liars.

for any reason.,.. be it communism,, be it islam...

What about for ice cream? Because I will do a lot for ice cream. Or Bacon.

WE ARE AMERICA!!! We WILL defend our forefathers excellent nation!!


katz said...


Valeyard said...

They LIED to get in control.. they LIE to push things through..

Wait, you were talking about Republicans?

ferschitz said...

They LIED to get in control.. they LIE to push things through..

I agree completely with Anon, and, guess what Anon??? I'm about as bleeding edge liberal as they come. Yes, "they" did LIE to get in control. You are absolutely correct.

The LIARS of which I speak happen to be nearly ALL federal politicians from *any* political party, plus the Supreme Court Justices. They LIE daily. You're correct.

The difference between Anon's "world view" and mine is that I do not agree with the indoctrinating brainwashing of "American exceptionalism."

I've said it before: the issue is the Class War between the upper 2% and the rest of the 98%. The elites LIE to *all* of the "small people" all of the time. The LIES to the left may be different from the LIES to the right, but the outcome is the same for all "small people."

The obscenely wealthy could care less about any of us. Their intention is turn America into a third world banana republic, and believe me, they ain't gonna treat the Tea Baggerz and fundies any better than how they treat the dreaded liberals.

Wake up, sheeples.

Bebe 99 said...

I am constantly amazed at how important symbolism is to rightwingers. I think this pic of Washington' statue hidden in a box really grabs them, and no reasonable explanation could penetrate their initial primitive-brain response. They respond to pictures and words that carry a heavy visual element-hence all the violent imagery used by popular rightwing talkers. I hope more studies are done on how their brains work and why so many seniors make up their ranks. It is fascinating -- among other things.

Anonymous said...

@ Bebe

Well, symbolism is sometimes important to them. Until its a confederate flag, or a cartoon of watermelons growing on the White House lawn, or a picture of Witch Doctor Obama with a bone through his nose. In cases like that, they have no clue about what those symbols mean.

Anonymous said...

Ref: They have no clue about what those symbols mean.

Oh yes we do Bigotry and Raciest.

MissSunshine said...

I received this email 8/28/2011 from an elderly southern relative with the following modification: this event was identified as a MLK MUSLIM Rally.

As another poster commented, screening the statue of Washington (a slave owner) has been the practice since at least 2007. So the text that claims "a twist THIS YEAR" is quite false.

I interpret the addition of the word "Muslim" as indication that the "T-party" is failing to generate the public sympathy they thought they would be getting, and trying to point to another group as the crazy, racist "others".

gruaud said...

Miss Sunshine: post more.


MissSunshine said...

Thanks so much for your interest, gruand.

My father was a John Birch Society member since 1962, a Mormon from 1957, and is currently a member of the SMOTJ (Knights Templar) in South Carolina.

As you can well imagine, dad has a very intricate personal mythology in which he and his friends are "men, good and true" and nearly everyone else is "fallen away".

He is quite old, and his many health issues could end his life at any time; I will not spend the last years of his life arguing with him about his nutty belief systems.

He grew up in the 1930's and 1940's. These were the decades that shaped his version of how society and the world were "supposed to be".

As a Mormon ("Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints") he truly believes he is in the "Latter-Days" - expecting Jesus to come back any moment and "chastise the unrighteous" and "raise his servants" (my dad, of course) and put everything back to where it "belongs".

Visiting him and mom during the holidays always results in interesting rants.

Here is an example: One morning I come down to breakfast, and dad is reading a newspaper. There is a story about a black man who died from a drug overdose. My father remarks it is a pity, and would have never happened under the "previous system". Perfectly true; slaves rarely died from extravagant cocaine habits.

Thus, I was not surprised to see a sentence in that oath Michele Bachmann signed about how black women had more children and less abortions in previous days. Perfectly true; children were valuable livestock.

You see? Absolutely crazy conclusions about the "benefits" of slavery; dad thinks he is making good points as I stare in amazement as that a person from the 21st Century is actually defending this vile practice.

He and his friends do want to "restore" America. Right back to 1776.

gruaud said...

And yet you managed to spit out the bit and run free.

Hard as hell to do and yet you did it.

Happy for you, Sunshine.

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