NAACP Ashamed of George W.

I know I’m a little late on this, but…

This past January, King Day at the Dome was held on the northside steps of the State House in Columbia, SC. The annual rally in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. drew 1200 observers. In addition to honoring MLK’s civil rights legacy, the event gives the NAACP sponsor an opportunity to promote certain of its agenda items. For example, along with speaking out against the 150th anniversary celebration of South Carolina’s secession and recent moves to pass more stringent anti-illegal immigration laws, local NAACP reps continued their efforts to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds and maintain their tourism boycott of the state until the flag is gone.

GW hidden at MLK observance in Columbia SC, 012011

Notice GW on the left

That’s not so weird. To be expected, really, especially with the NAACP in charge. But, the new thing at this year’s rally was that the dome’s bronze statue of George Washington, Father of Our Country, was shielded from the event (on 3 sides, anyway). According to at least one source, the reason for this was so that no one would be offended by Washington’s presence.

Excuse me?! Offended by George Washington? Yes, I realize George Washington was a (reluctant) slaveholder. He was an imperfect man living in an imperfect society. But, he and his colleagues made the best of a bad situation and set the foundations for the freedoms that we all enjoy today. (Or, at least, we can enjoy them when we’re not obsessed with race and blaming everyone/thing else for why everything isn’t served to us on a platter.) Without George Washington et al., people like Medgar Evers and MLK wouldn’t have been able to do what they did for the Civil Rights Movement in America.

Would Dr. King approve of this stunt? How about the racist, victimist rhetoric that spews out of the NAACP on a regular basis?

And, what’s with the nobody-can-be-offended mindset, anyway? Realistically, never gonna happen. Look, the NAACP offends me all the time with their racist, Marxist crap. Can we box them up? Please? No, wait,… even they have a right to be heard in this free country.

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