Skip to comments.“I have made it my mission to protect that statue”: Woman defends Emancipation monument to protesters
Posted on 06/27/2020 1:44:30 PM PDT by C19fan
The statue was supposed to come down last night. It did not, but reading through this thorough Examiner write-up of the gathering and what preceded it, you get the sense that its a matter of time before a serious attempt is made.
The organizer of the tear-it-down group is Harvard student (of course) Glenn Foster, who leads a group called Freedom Neighborhood. According to the Examiner, the groups advance planning for bringing down the monument went as far to involve human shields while the act was done. ([W]e need white people to be willing to put their bodies between the police and black bodies, if necessary.) When they arrived last night, though, their main obstacle wasnt police or white people but black people. Remember this woman, Marcia Cole? The clip of her offering her interpretation of the statues meaning went viral a few days ago:
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There was a group whom a movie was made about in WWII. They were called “The Monuments Men” and their job was finding and saving the art Germany stole.
Its time, in America for us to have chapters of “The Monuments Men” who will, armed if necessary, be on call to answer quickly to their localities to defend such things from the thugs of BLM and ANTIFA. as these Marxists are enemies of the US.
“Frederick Douglass” is a reenactor. I run a small historic site where we occasionally host reenactors and believe me, reenactors know their history up one side and down the other.
My dream is to see thousands of Antifa convicts in orange jump suits remounting and restoring at gunpoint every single statue they have vandalized.
Nail them all under RICO.
Highly educated activist (Foster) to older black re-enactor of Fredrick Douglas (Folden) who was in his way when trying to tear down this Lincoln Statue; “As Folden spoke, Foster asked him to be quiet, saying that older people should have no say in black activism.” Words fail! There was a video of a young, very over-wrought female screaming to the point of almost spitting at another elder black gentleman, demanding his reason for defending this statue. The young, especially in this moment, are RULED by EMOTION, while these elders are very clearly worried about the destruction of their history!
Run 12,000 volts through the statues.
That's hate, pure and simple.
That arrogant disrespect is the ultimate racism. Cant they see they are EXACTLY what they are accusing others of being ( accusing other people who arent racist and just want us to all be able to work and live quietly together) but these haughty creeps are being rude and disrespectful to these older people. It is disgusting.
I saw a 60 Minutes report about 45 years ago on the US Army keeping a large stash of Nazi art, restoring it in an underground cave.
The purpose was, in the distant future, when nazi philosophy is no longer viable, to return them as historical art of a specific period of time in their history.
To glenn foster: go FYourself.
That is a thread that leads straight to the heart of the moral cancer that is consuming the left, and that will destroy this country if it is not excised. Destructive rage is the product. The symptom is ingratitude and indifference to the people in the past whose suffering and sacrifice have moved us forward. The taproot is a blinding arrogance rooted in radical selfishness. This is problem of moral and religious formation.
I have a new rant forming on the subject. I don't have the long form worked out. But the short form is this. Look at an historical event or, as in this case, artifact. What do you see in it? Leftists see only themselves reflected back upon themselves. It is all about them. It is all about their immediate emotional reaction. They are consumed by a suffocating self-righteousness and are bent on the frenzied destruction of anything that falls short of their desperate assertion of moral superiority (which is really a sublimated inferiority complex that leads to a lashing out against better people and things). They look at the Emancipation Memorial and think it is about them, mainly an opportunity to demonstrate their Jacobin zeal through a destructive orgy of virtue signaling.
So: how do we interrupt the frenzy and induce them to pause to consider that the statue is not about them? The statue was commissioned and paid for by freedmen. The bulk of the funds came from black Union veterans. If the statue can be saved long enough to add some appropriate contextualization, it would be appropriate to introduce visitors who haven't been taught history to those whose memorial this is. Here is one take (three cuts from the same movie) -- not the only good material by any means, but it's good enough that I would include it:
That's not the only thing I'd use, but you catch the drift. THESE are the men (and women) who built the Emancipation Memorial. It is THEIR monument. It is the ONLY monument to Lincoln and emancipation that was paid for by the freedmen themselves. THEY had known bondage. THEY had toiled in the fields. THEY had been bought and sold on the auction block. THEY had been beaten and whipped. THEY had fought and bled for their freedom. And THEY revered Lincoln, the Great Emancipator.
The Emancipation Monument is THEIR memorial. To remove it is to silence THEIR voice and erase THEIR legacy. Not one of the demonstrators has the moral standing to cancel the men and women who erected this monument. Not one of them -- and very few of us, if any (and certainly not me) -- is fit to tie the shoelaces of those men and women. To look at THEIR monument and to see only oneself reflected back is contemptible. And to tear down THEIR monument in the name of "black lives matter" would be an obscenity.
I was very glad to see increasing numbers of historically minded black people turning out to defend the monument last night. Some of them have been there all along. I was standing beside a 60-something black woman Thursday night who was very calmly trying to explain things while being shouted down, cursed at, and called a bitch by a 20-something, foul-mouthed female activist. (A virtual replay of the reaction I had gotten immediately before, except for the B-world. No one has called Ole' Sphinx a bitch. Yet. I think I should report the BLM people to the Rainbow Coalition for their extreme sexist stereotyping, but that's an argument for another day.)
Anyone who looks beyond themselves and who can see in a monument the suffering and sacrifices of those who built it should feel profound gratitude. They should want to preserve and protect. They should take inspiration. The moral bankruptcy of those who would tear it down is both pathetic and evil.
Anyhow, men like these paid in blood for the Emancipation Memorial. And the leftists want to tear it down.
Because the older men were taught the truth about Lincoln. They hated slavery & its legacy & they hate racists but they didn’t hate America.
They knew America was the best country to live in.
These babbling children know nothing of the sacrifices older generations of blacks made so these ungrateful brats can destroy it all.
The re-enactor for Thomas Jefferson in Williamsburg is fantastic.
They know their stuff!
That is a beautiful story .....I bookmarked it. Thank you
He sure did. Lots of obscure trick questions from the audience...trying to trip him up. But, he had a quote that fit the question..of course, in a Virginia conversational manner. He really looked like him too.
Not like the re-enactor for George Washington we saw in the backyard of the Governors house. W a a a y to short.
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