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Mob Vows to Tear Down DC Emancipation Memorial

Mob Vows to Tear Down DC Emancipation Memorial

The memorial was paid for by former slaves

https://twitter.com/CHSommers/status/1275646987514400768

The mob has a new statue target, the Emancipation Memorial in DC.

A quick internet search is enough to prove how misguided their latest target is. The entire memorial (according to the National Parks Service) was paid for by former slaves.

But please, trust fund pawns, tell us how it’s a monument to white supremacy, one erected and funded by FORMER SLAVES. I mean, what do they know, right?

And you would know the dude with the megaphone attends Harvard.

Details, I’m sure.

More from the WaEx:

The Emancipation Memorial, erected in 1876, has long been the subject of controversy. Although financed entirely by freed slaves and dedicated by the abolitionist Frederick Douglass in a ceremony attended by President Ulysses S. Grant, its detractors charge that the black person depicted is a racist caricature. And Marcus Goodwin, the 30-year-old independent running for the district City Council who organized the event, said it’s time to retire the statue.

“We should be on equal footing with Abraham Lincoln,” Goodwin said as several hundred people arrived at the memorial in Lincoln Park. “As great and monumental a person as he is, we can do a lot better in terms of revisiting a 144-year-old statue that, even in its time, was not appropriate.”

Goodwin, and many other people, allege that the composition of the statue is racist: It depicts Lincoln as the Great Emancipator, while a curly-haired slave, crouched and shackled, rises to his freedom. Goodwin said that’s a paternalistic reading of history and not consistent with the representation many black people want to see in statuary.

“We don’t see a man rising,” he said. “We see a man on his knees: He’s in shackles — he’s not even wearing a shirt. And yet, there’s the magnanimous Abraham Lincoln standing above him, who is proud, upright, and in a powerful position.”

As Goodwin explained his dissatisfaction with the memorial, adding that he launched an online petition signed by nearly 5,000 people, a white woman stood up in front of the growing crowd. She introduced herself as Joanne Hatfield, a longtime resident of the neighborhood where the statue is located, and explained that she doesn’t want to see it taken down without a procedural, community consensus.

The crowd immediately started booing her and chanting to drown out her words.

“Black lives matter! No justice, no peace! Black lives matter!” they shouted.

Goodwin paused from his discourse and turned to look at Hatfield. He attempted to restart several times, but the chanting crowd made it impossible.

Eventually, he gave it up and chuckled.

“I love that they’re just ripping her up,” he said.

They plan to tear down the memorial Thursday night at 7 PM.

And now a DC delegate is on the case, suggesting that the designers didn’t take into account the “views of African Americans.”

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Dantzig93101 | June 24, 2020 at 5:21 pm

In my opinion, masked terrorists committing crimes in public should be emancipated on the spot.

No doubt the MLK memorial is on the hitlist. Advocating judging people based on the content of their character instead of the color of their skin? WHITE SUPREMACY!!

“But please, trust fund pawns, tell us how it’s a monument to white supremacy, one erected and funded by FORMER SLAVES.”

It isn’t about their stated goals, values, objections, grievances, etc.

It is about power and inflicting humiliation, eventually to the point of bringing down all Western Civilization. It is about achieving a state where willing submissives are ruled over by indulged sadists.

Everything else is smoke and mirrors, and rationalizations.

Some might say it’s time for a bunch of skulls to be cracked open. How committed will these little Marxists and Anarchists be if they see their own brains spilling out onto the ground?

    Dusty Pitts in reply to Paul. | June 24, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    What brains?

    moonmoth in reply to Paul. | June 24, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Are you helping Professor Jacobson (who’s under such terrible pressure) by making bloodthirsty posts in his blog?

      Paul in reply to moonmoth. | June 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm

      Oh come off it; this is a place for honest discourse, and human nature is what it is. Anyone who didn’t sleep through history class can clearly see where this is headed. The “authorities” had better get this bullshit in check, post haste.

        moonmoth in reply to Paul. | June 24, 2020 at 8:12 pm

        The votes on my initial reply to you are currently 0-3. You, and those voters, may be interested in knowing that I had quite an argument last week with a foreign acquaintance who claimed that American conservatives are intent upon fomenting hatred. I won’t bother arguing with him in the future, and I won’t be referring anyone to this site.

          Dusty Pitts in reply to moonmoth. | June 24, 2020 at 8:31 pm

          Twitter put a wsrning on aTrump tweet because he threatened to… enforce the law.

          The Tone Police don’t have a track record to brag about.

          TrickyRicky in reply to moonmoth. | June 25, 2020 at 10:44 am

          Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

          The unapologetic conservative in reply to moonmoth. | June 25, 2020 at 12:07 pm

          There is no hate here, this is a direct response to the violent nature of these terrorists. Making these statements shows you to be one of the apologists. The time is up on these shenanigans, “if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”

        zennyfan in reply to Paul. | June 24, 2020 at 8:16 pm

        Comments disliked by Google’s censors resulted in the Federalist removing comments so it wouldn’t be deplatformed. Do you think comments like these are helpful to any site?

          Paul in reply to zennyfan. | June 24, 2020 at 10:43 pm

          Do you think it’s helpful to bury your head in the sand while a fringe element of our society pushes us to the brink of mass violence? And if you think I’m fomenting that violence you need a remedial course in English comprehension.

          What we are watching is a small and organized group of Anarchists and Marxists who are intent on destroying our society. A whole lot of angry young people are being played like pawns; those people are likely to get hurt very badly if this keeps going on it’s current path, and the damage to our society may be irreparable.

          All the while, one side of our political leadership is actively rooting them on, making a Faustian bargain, believing (mistakenly) that they can control the beast. The other side of our political leadership, as usual, has lost the jar that they keep their balls in. They’re paralyzed by fear into inaction.

          I’d like people to stop and seriously contemplate what we’re headed towards here. This country has a very large population of quiet, individualistic, well-armed, God-fearing people who also happen to be very hard people. If they’re they’re backed into a corner, bad things will happen. They won’t allow their freedom to be taken from them without a fight. We all better realize that fact and back this thing down before the shit really hits the fan.

          If you think any of that is too “out there” to be said, then you’re part of the problem.

          moonmoth in reply to zennyfan. | June 25, 2020 at 8:46 am

          Thanks, zenny, for showing visitors that there’e least one other person talking sense here.

          It is sad that we are so worried about all those little people with matches in our society. If we are going to limit our speech because of what censors are trying to do at Cornell and Google, when will it stop?

          As for the comment itself, while it’s clear to me that the person writing it either wants to bash some brains in, or have the police do it for him, I can’t help but think: ultimately, it’s not going to be Conservatives, or the Police, who will be doing the brain-bashing. It will be the very Leftists who they believe are on their side — and it will be because they aren’t pure enough.

          At what point are we going to say “enough is enough!” and push back against the comment deletion and the statue toppling?

        Milhouse in reply to Paul. | June 24, 2020 at 8:28 pm

        Moonmoth, Paul’s comment is not fomenting hatred it’s reacting to hatred.

          moonmoth in reply to Milhouse. | June 25, 2020 at 8:40 am

          Sure, Milhouse — making posts about spilling people’s brains out on the street isn’t the least bit hateful. And of course Paul was reacting to other peoples’ hatred. My point is that he chooses to react in a sick way that lends credence to accusations that are made against conservatives.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | June 25, 2020 at 11:00 am

          Responding to violence with violence is not hateful, it’s appropriate.

          Paul in reply to Milhouse. | June 25, 2020 at 1:05 pm

          moonmoth and zennyfan: go away concern-trolls

          If Cornell and Google were to ban only those Leftists that at least 100 times worse than the Conservatives they ban at the drop of a hat, there would be a huge number of Leftists banned from their faculty and their sites.

          The hypocrisy is astounding!

          And the censorship is rather sickening, to boot.

man·u·mit (măn′yə-mĭt′)
tr.v. man·u·mit·ted, man·u·mit·ting, man·u·mits
To free from slavery or bondage; emancipate.
[Middle English manumitten, from Old French manumitter, from Latin manūmittere : manū, ablative of manus, hand; see man- in Indo-European roots + mittere, to send from.]
man′u·mis′sion (-mĭsh′ən) n.
man′u·mit′ter n.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/manumission

‘ See the president’s left hand? THAT’S the sculptor’s focus, his sculpture’s energy-site, I’d say. Nothing else would be as prime in the work, the rest being incidental, the theory runs.

Think, maybe, about the Creation of Adam, by Michelangelo, on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. See the comparison, the lineage, the art history. It’s a hand, two in fact. Something is being sent through them; the one hand is sending something to the other.

Don’t blame, try to understand the artist and sculptor in his time, not ours. THAT’S the challenge!

It’s the hand, after all, that heals.

Others see what they feel, of course, artistically unrelieved.

The goal is to destroy western civilization and bring on a socialist state

You know, I think there’s a process to remove these statues that doesn’t involve a violent mob. But that only works when you have a strong argument.

What makes one think the figure below Lincoln is kneeling in submission? Maybe he’s defiantly “taking a knee,” refusing to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

    LibraryGryffon in reply to nisquire. | June 24, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Does this idjit have any proof that their opinion on the memorial they were paying for was ignored? He is looking at it with postmodern eyes, not seeing it the way blacks of the 1860s and 70s would have, because he has no real sense of history, nor a desire to learn.

Dusty Pitts | June 24, 2020 at 6:25 pm

The black man isn’t “on his knees.” He’s getting OFF his knees.

Well, at least there’s a method to the protesters’ madness. Last night they tore down (and then threw into a lake) the statue of an extremely dedicated abolitionist who became a colonel in the Union Army, and died of a bullet through his guts at Chickamauga: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/wisconsin/2020/06/24/hans-christian-hegs-abolitionist-statue-toppled-madison-what-know/3248692001/ .

    jimB in reply to moonmoth. | June 24, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    My father-in law as a young man was taught by a Greek Brother who described unruly students as (to quote my F-I-L “Grezzy zuckers, no zanzatall”. (Crazy suckers. No sense at all). He would have been shocked at what passes as well-educated youths today.

Can he tell us where the perfect country is?
Seriously, let’s give these guys an island and leave them to it. But don’t come back asking for help.
I’ll chip in.

Never grateful, never satisfied.

Standing on equal footing with Lincoln. Oh, you mean The One… the ever(voting) “present” BHO? Fortunately, non-Blacks are not on the same footing as their murderous intra-racial violence.

“I love that they’re just ripping her up,” he said. It’s the 1960’s all over again… Black Power, New Black Panthers, BLM. At least to fist in the air salutes in Olympics this year.

SpaceInvader | June 24, 2020 at 6:42 pm

BLM isn’t about fighting racism, it’s about pushing Marxism.

the_last_l3oyscout | June 24, 2020 at 6:52 pm

I like, “the black person depicted is a racist caricature”. It is Archer Alexander.

Midnight_Dreary | June 24, 2020 at 6:55 pm

If you have ever wondered why we have Democrat imbeciles like Hank Johnson, AOC, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi or Adam Schiff elected into Congress year after year, it is because of stupid, uneducated people, like the ones in this crowd.

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”

― George Carlin

Remember: Popular Mechanics magazine ran the article on ‘how to’ tear down a statue.

Leadership
Alexander George
Editor-in-Chief, Popular Mechanics
Cameron Connors
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Jack Essig
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They’re part of the Hearst Group of rats.

https://www.hearst.com/

Boycott their products whenever possible.

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The Houston Chronicle is the NYT West. If I were not addicted to the puzzles, I would cancel my subscription. I read only parts of the rest anyhow, Tomlinson is an excellent business writer (when he sticks to business) an d the sports section is pretty sound (when there are sports to write about).

And now a DC delegate is on the case

Not “a” DC delegate, the DC delegate. The district only has one.

Goodwin, and many other people, allege that the composition of the statue is racist: It depicts Lincoln as the Great Emancipator, while a curly-haired slave, crouched and shackled, rises to his freedom. Goodwin said that’s a paternalistic reading of history and not consistent with the representation many black people want to see in statuary.

“We don’t see a man rising,” he said. “We see a man on his knees: He’s in shackles — he’s not even wearing a shirt. And yet, there’s the magnanimous Abraham Lincoln standing above him, who is proud, upright, and in a powerful position.”

Yes, it’s a paternalistic reading of history; that’s what happened. The emancipation was a paternalist event. And it evidently was the representation those black people wanted to see in statuary. If other black people want to see something different they’re welcome to commission something more to their liking. In fact they have, and the (mostly worthless) results are all over the place.

The slaves, before Lincoln freed them, were, figuratively, shirtless and on their knees. And Lincoln was magnanimous, proud, upright, and powerful. That’s what happened.

    ecreegan in reply to Milhouse. | June 24, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    It interferes with guilting the whites if history records that whites freed blacks as well as keeping them enslaved.

    It interferes with calls for gimme gimme (current excuse: reparations) if the white man has to be credited with freeing the slaves.

    But history happened the way it happened, not the way they want it to have happened.

    Photoman42 in reply to Milhouse. | June 25, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Millhouse, you’re correct, but that doesn’t stop those dimwits from wanting to re-write history.

    It’s also sad that no one is willing to point out why Abraham Lincoln wasn’t there for the dedication of the statue.

Free tip: When dealing with a violent mob, always shoot the guys with the bullhorns first.

Free tip: When dealing with a violent mob, always shoot the guys with the bullhorns first.

Whatever.

We totally lost this round. It’s pearl harbor, but this time the japanese have invaded the mainland in the form of white millennials.

Don’t have any hole the current crop of GOP shit will do shit. AG Barr included. What a blabbering, useless clod.

So that was a quick leap from tearing down confederate memorials to the fallen. Now we have Grant being toppled and Lincoln is next.

This mentally of erasing history is obscene. Logically if the statues and monuments of a person are so problematic that a mob must tear them down to erase their memory then the works and actions of that person must be erased as well.

The lack of self awareness and irony in the BLM/antifa mob declaring that they will tear down a statue which memorialized Lincoln’s Emancipation proclamation is thick. They are doing the bidding of J. W. Boothe from beyond the grave.

Does the person who keeps automatically downvoting Milhouse have no brain?

Pardon the tear, but this is the kind of adolescent behavior we’re all decrying in these comments – doing negative things just because we can.

Unless anyone thinks he and I agree on all topics, let me assure you I often disagree with him (I assume “him”) but Milhouse has the right, and possibly duty, to disagree with us when he so chooses. That’s why we’re here: To discuss issues and differing opinions. Even when he looks like he’s off the philosophical field and well into the weeds, he goes to great lengths to explain why he thinks what he thinks. Regardless of any agreement or disagreement, it’s easy to respect someone who has enough respect FOR US that he tells us in detail the thinking behind his point of view.

Please stop downvoting Milhouse just because he’s Milhouse. You look like a fool when you do it. Argue against his point instead, if you can.

Okay, decaf for me the rest of the day.
.

Enough of this crap, it’s “gloves off” time. No more diplomacy, start fighting back.

Ten to one that foul mouthed Harvard student is receiving scholarship or grant funded by the country he hates.

    The odds are also very good that his test scores were sub-par and that he displaced another applicant due to affirmative action.

      We can take consolation that if this is, indeed, the case, he’s probably not going to graduate as an engineer, and what’s more, he’s going to graduate with gobs of debt and a degree that will be worthless for securing a job to pay it all off.

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