By Jim O’Neill
As long as the Left is determined to tear down historic symbols of racism, I say we help them out and point them toward some statues and portraits of real racist scumbags. The country has any number of former Democrat racist “worthies” that will fit the bill quite nicely.
A hat tip here to the actor James Woods for suggesting that we tear down a statue of the late Democratic Senator Robert Byrd. Seems to me that Byrd, who was once an “Exalted Cyclops” in the Ku Klux Klan (a position that the reviled Robert E. Lee never dreamed of holding) is a prime candidate for black racists to scrub from history. Byrd, the so-called “Conscience of the Senate” once filibustered for 14 hours against civil rights for blacks. Why aren’t blacks demanding that statues honoring him be removed?
What about the late Democratic governor and presidential candidate George Wallace? “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!” I don’t know about any statues, but there’s a big ol’ painting of him in the Alabama State Capitol Building in Montgomery. As an extra bonus/incentive to anyone who might be inclined to visit there’s a “stars ‘n’ bars” flag painted in the background.
There’s Democratic icon President Woodrow Wilson. This racist believed that black slaves were by and large a happy bunch (perhaps even a bit spoiled). He spelled it out for those of us ignorant of this “fact:” “…Domestic slaves…and almost all who were much under the master’s eye, were happy and well cared for.” Sho nuff Massa Wilson. Those who beg to differ with President.Wilson will find a plethora of statues, paintings and whatnot to direct their attention toward.
The perception that black slaves had it good (lucky devils) seems to have been widely shared among Democrats. For example, the following quote is from Democratic Senator John C. Calhoun. He is comparing the “benign and fortuitous circumstances” of black slaves in America, with less fortunate and destitute poor free whites in Europe.
I believe when two races come together which have different origins, colors, and physical and intellectual characteristics, that slavery is, instead of an evil, a good, a positive good.
…I may say with truth, that in few countries so much is left to the share of the laborer, and so little exacted from him, or where there is more kind attention paid to him in sickness or infirmities of age. Compare his condition with the tenants of the poor houses in the more civilized portions of Europe–look at the sick, and the old and infirm slave, on one hand, in the midst of his family and friends, under the kind superintending care of his master and mistress, and compare it with the forlorn and wretched condition of the pauper in the poorhouse. [Italics added]
John C. Calhoun, Democratic Senator from South Carolina, seventh Vice President of the United States. From comments made on the US Senate floor February 6, 1837
Those Democrats…always looking out for the welfare of others — plus ça change, plus cest la meme chose, nest ce pas? There are several statues of John C. Calhoun available for perusal should you happen to disagree with the late Democratic Senator’s take on things.
Well that’s enough from me. I just wanted to help out a bit and get folks headed in the right direction. If you want to find statues and paintings honoring racists, then I recommend researching Democratic politicians, especially prior to the mid-1960s. It’s a cornucopia of racism. I promise you will not be disapponted.