Offended By George Washington???
State House at Columbia SC...............
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.
I am offended by THEM! What a slap in the face to our founders who risked EVERYTHING to fight for our freedom.
I have always been against laws that are implemented by a government pertaining only to a select group of underprivileged people under the guise of protecting them. This only serves to foster more hate and resentment amongst people.
- Jobs should not be given to someone because of their skin color but only according to their abilities. When it is according to color and not ability, the quality of the workforce and workmanship declines and decay sets in as we have all seen happen over the years. That's what happens when these people know they can't be fired even if their performance is poor and there is no effort.
- The high standards of tests in the public schools should not be lowered in order for these people to pass and make them look better on statistics just because they will NOT learn. This produces an endless cycle of illiterates in our society generation after generation with an entitlement mentality.
I could go on but you all get the picture. We don't need a special set of anti-descrimination laws. They don't work to the benefit of society very well. All that need be done is apply the basic laws we have, and apply them equally. If that is not done then there would be a remedy for that.
Black people who are offended by George Washington and covered his statue should be ashamed of themselves. This also goes for the politicians who allowed them to do that. It is a public statue on public property. Public means we all own it.
This country has provided black people with more opportunity than they could have ever dreamed of in Africa. For that matter, America has provided us all with great opportunity.
Not all, but a large segment of these people are ungratefull and un-American, not appreciating the opportunities they have here....wanting whitey to pay for everything because we owe them. We don't owe them ANYTHING! There wasn't a group of people who immigrated here that didn't have to struggle, work hard, and educate themselves to get ahead, and they didn't have affirmative action for those people!
If any of you don't like it here then hire a big boat to take y'all back to Africa where you will be dirt poor and have a good chance of being murdered.
And by the way.....the truth is not racist.
There are alot of hard working black people in this country. I don't look upon them as black, but with respect as any other hard working American. Unfortunately I think they are the minority of a minority.