Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Offended by George......(Washington)???

A "BOXED" George Washington at South Carolina NAACP MLK Observance

The annual Martin Luther King observance at the state house in Columbia, South Carolina had a very odd and somewhat disturbing twist this year. The event was held on the north side steps of the statehouse,  where a large bronze statue of George Washington stands. This year, the NAACP constructed a “box” to conceal the “Father of this Country” from view so that participants would not be offended by his presence...

And they say Leftists love America too...(and there's your proof)

Yeah, I guess...it's just that they "love America" in their own inimical way, I suppose.


Skunkfeathers said...

NAACP's accelerating irrelevance is showing.

JMK said...

It is very clear that groups like the NAACP and NOW are in-line with other far-Left groups like Code Pink, MoveOn.org, etc.

They didn't HAVE to...the leadership in those organizations chose that path - the path of Marxism and anti-Americans, a path that most Americans from all backgrounds soundly reject.

But this is the kind of thing (hiding George Washington's statue away) as Liberalism's political power wanes.

2008 was a high-water mark for the Left, an unprecedented economic crisis, coupled with the GOP running a "Moderate" (read liberal) candidate (McCain) allowed for the election of the most liberal President since Jimmy Carter.

But even that didn't exactly pan out for them, as the Obama administration hasn't pulled out of Iraq, has ratcheted up Afghanistan, failed to close Gitmo, increased the use of rendition and drone attacks and maintained the hated (by the Left) Patriot Act & NSA Surveillance programs.

In short, the Obama administration has followed the G W Bush foreign policy initiatives to the letter.

On the economic front, they've delivered more of the same tact, bailing out banks and the auto industry, while kicking dirt on Main Street. If anything, the Obama administration has taken G W Bush's disastrous Keynesian overspending and "doubled down" on it.

Now the Tea Party has a HUGE voice in the GOP and that Party (right now) has a lock on the House. The Tea Party is already gearing up for 2012, when the Senate and the WH could very possibly switch hands again, which would give the Republican Party its first crack at undivided Conservative government in 6 years!

Let's hope it's the Tea Partiers and NOT the Rockefeller-wing of that Party that makes the decisions, if they should regain political control again.

In other words, they'd better make their chance count this time.

They can count on the far-Left being as loud as they've ever been.

Skunkfeathers said...

The Left is loud even in victory; the far Left won't be happy until the Constitution is shredded in a recycle bin, and the Peoples' Proletariat replaces Congress.

Gadjitator said...

George Washington was a slave owner. Are you surprised that Blacks are offended by that???

JMK said...

“Slavery was, of course, an old established commerce dating back into earliest history. Julius Caesar brought over a million slaves from defeated armies back to Rome. By the 16th century, the Arabs were the most active, generally capturing native peoples, not just Africans, marching them to a seaport and selling them to ship owners.

“King James II encouraged selling the Irish as slaves to planters and settlers in the New World colonies. The first Irish slaves were sold to a settlement on the Amazon River In South America in 1612. It would probably be more accurate to say that the first “recorded” sale of Irish slaves was in 1612, because the English, who were noted for their meticulous record keeping, simply did not keep track of things Irish, whether it be goods or people, unless such was being shipped to England. The disappearance of a few hundred or a few thousand Irish was not a cause for alarm, but rather for rejoicing. Who cared what their names were anyway, they were gone.

“Almost as soon as settlers landed in America, English privateers showed up with a good load of slaves to sell. The first load of African slaves brought to Virginia arrived at Jamestown in 1619. English shippers, with royal encouragement, partnered with the Dutch to try and corner the slave market to the exclusion of the Spanish and Portuguese. The demand was greatest in the Spanish occupied areas of Central and South America, but the settlement of North America moved steadily ahead, and the demand for slave labour grew.

“By 1632, Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat in the West Indies. By 1637 a census showed that 69% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves, which records show was a cause of concern to the English planters. But there were not enough political prisoners to supply the demand, so every petty infraction carried a sentence of transporting, and slaver gangs combed the country sides to kidnap enough people to fill out their quotas.

“In the 12 year period during and following the Confederation revolt, from 1641 to 1652, over 550,000 Irish were killed by the English and 300,000 were sold as slaves, as the Irish population of Ireland fell from 1,466,000 to 616,000. Banished soldiers were not allowed to take their wives and children with them, and naturally, the same for those sold as slaves. The result was a growing population of homeless women and children, who being a public nuisance, were likewise rounded up and sold. But the worse was yet to come.

“In 1649, Cromwell landed in Ireland and attacked Drogheda, slaughtering some 30,000 Irish living in the city. Cromwell reported: “I do not think 30 of their whole number escaped with their lives. Those that did are in safe custody in the Barbados.” A few months later, in 1650, 25,000 Irish were sold to planters in St. Kitt. During the 1650s decade of Cromwell’s Reign of Terror, over 100,000 Irish children, generally from 10 to 14 years old, were taken from Catholic parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In fact, more Irish were sold as slaves to the American colonies and plantations from 1651 to 1660 than the total existing “free” population of the Americas!

“Few people today realize that from 1600 to 1700, far more Irish were sold as slaves than Africans.

“There has been a lot of whitewashing of the Irish slave trade, partly by not mentioning it, and partly by labelling slaves as indentured servants...“However, from 1625 onward the Irish were sold, pure and simple as slaves. There were no indenture agreements, no protection, no choice. Because the profits were so great, generally 900 pounds of cotton for a slave, the Irish slave trade became an industry in which everyone involved (except the Irish) had a share of the profits.”

SEE: http://couchtripper.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?p=70968

JMK said...

...Today, it is American blacks who are the greatest “Holocaust Deniers” of that history.

Moreover, it was America and the Industrial West (England and France) that first outlawed chattel slavery!

Chattel slavery still exists in most of the known world, throughout the Arab/Muslim Middle East, in large tracts of Asia and in virtually EVERY country in sub-Saharan Africa except South Africa.

So for people of African descent to be “offended” by an institution that their African cousins still engage in to this day, is more than ignorant (it IS that), but it’s also “the height of HIGH-pocrisy.”

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