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Post Columnist Says King Monument is Stalin-like (Marxist Luther King Memorial?)
Accuracy in Media ^ | August 24, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid

Posted on 08/28/2011 5:56:34 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Post Columnist Says King Monument is Stalin-like

A Washington Post columnist has criticized the new Martin Luther King, Jr. monument, while his paper is publishing a 24-page special supplement hailing the unveiling of the “Stone of Hope” in the memorial that includes the 30-foot tall statue of the civil rights leader.

Black columnist Courtland Milloy writes, “Let’s face it: There really is something peculiar about having an artist from communist China sculpt the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial statue. And, yes, it would have been fantastic had an African American sculptor been chosen instead.”

He adds, “The sculpture is based on a 1966 photograph of King taken in his office in Atlanta, standing at his desk, with a picture of Indian leader Mohandas Gandhi on a wall in the background. In it, King has soft eyes and an open face that conveys the blessed assurance of a man who walks by faith. Lei Yixin has turned those eyes into something of a steely squint. The result is a stern colossus, dressed no less in a style of suit similar to ones found on many statues of Stalin.”

Milloy goes on to complain about the fact that the sculptor and the monument are from China. He writes, “…the fact remains that Lei hails from a country that oppresses ethnic minorities, exploits its workers, and jails human-rights activists and the attorneys who try to defend them. In their day, King and civil rights lawyer Thurgood Marshall would likely have been taken by the Red Guard and never heard from again.”

The Red Guards were Mao’s representatives who would beat and kill people and destroy property in the name of revolution. One of their slogans was, “Smash the old world; build a new world.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: chairmanking; chicoms; china; commies; commievote; crappyart; leftists; madeinchina; mao; maotinlutherking; martinlutherking; martinluthorking; marxistlutherking; mlk; mlkmemorial; stalin; statue; totalitariangods
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A monument to a late American self proclaimed minister of God, chiseled by a totalitarian atheist.

File this one under IRONY

1 posted on 08/28/2011 5:56:43 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Courtland Milloy’s column “Having a black sculptor for King would have been nice” linked @

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/having-a-black-sculptor-for-king-would-have-been-nice/2011/08/23/gIQAFjWBaJ_story.html


2 posted on 08/28/2011 5:57:32 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Mr. Obama tear down that statue!........


3 posted on 08/28/2011 5:58:51 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: DogByte6RER

Milloy’s only problem with Stalin is that he wasn’t black.


4 posted on 08/28/2011 6:00:14 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Just another racist example of why DIVERSITY blows!


5 posted on 08/28/2011 6:03:48 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: DogByte6RER

We were in DC a couple of weeks ago and saw the King Memorial and wasn’t impressed. They were putting the finishing touches on it but still, I thought it was mediocre.

However,the WW2 memorial was very impressive!


6 posted on 08/28/2011 6:04:30 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint /Palin, DeMint/Bachmann, DeMint/Cain, DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Looks more like Mugabe in a Mao suit.


7 posted on 08/28/2011 6:06:54 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: FlyingEagle

“Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. Skousen claimed that an American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.””


8 posted on 08/28/2011 6:10:46 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin 2012 - Nothing but Net)
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To: DogByte6RER

king looks chinese! and part black.


9 posted on 08/28/2011 6:11:11 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: DogByte6RER

There is a huge segment of people that are not happy with this memorial. Who in their right minds commissioned the Chinese do make this?


10 posted on 08/28/2011 6:24:07 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Ask a liberal to explain how tax increases create jobs in America)
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To: DogByte6RER

The statue is grotesque.

It is an insult to the memory of Dr. King.


11 posted on 08/28/2011 6:24:33 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: FlyingEagle

I have in my mind a photograph of about 6-8 people dressed in black. They all have white, expressionless face masks. They are kneeling before the statue with their hands raised as in prayer and/or praise.


12 posted on 08/28/2011 6:27:23 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: DogByte6RER

The guy didn’t even finish it! /s


13 posted on 08/28/2011 6:32:27 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

The same people who paid the King family ~$880,000 dollars to use his words and likeness.


14 posted on 08/28/2011 6:39:52 PM PDT by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: DogByte6RER

That is nasty.


15 posted on 08/28/2011 6:44:35 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Well since King was a Communist it seems fitting.


16 posted on 08/28/2011 6:44:52 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Palladin; All

This depiction of King is slanderous, trashy amateur schlock. Far beyond ugly it is a vicious slander. This dispicable granite slab absolutely must be removed from public display and replaced with a genuinely artistic rendition of MLK worthy of his place in American history. It is an insult to one of the great moments in American history.
Is there a cultural committee in DC that has failed in its duty to approve monuments for their aesthetic and professional character?
The entire black community must be enraged that this ugly rendition of one of their greatest heroes has slandered him in the most formal and permanent manner possible.
Surely Martin’s enemies are celebrating.


17 posted on 08/28/2011 6:48:16 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (O assumes the trappings of the presidency, not its mantle. He is not presidential.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Agree 100%.


18 posted on 08/28/2011 6:55:36 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Visit any post-Soviet country to see similar stalinist statues in public space. I’ve seen many and have photographs of them.


19 posted on 08/28/2011 6:58:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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Photobucket Back in 2008, another Post columnist, Marc Fisher, complained that the planned monument depicted King “in the arrogant stance of a dictator, clad in a boxy suit, with an impassive, unapproachable mien, looking more like an East Bloc Politburo member than an inspirational, transformational preacher who won a war armed with nothing but truth and words.”
20 posted on 08/28/2011 7:10:22 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

21 posted on 08/28/2011 7:16:43 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: bronxville

Hmmmm ...

The two laborers seem to be displaying their deferrence to the Great Leader. It looks as though re-education camp really does work!


22 posted on 08/28/2011 7:22:59 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER; All
Stalin

Mao

Brezhnev

Giant head of a young Mao (look at the tiny people on the scaffolding in front)

I like these best:

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away". ~ Shelley

23 posted on 08/28/2011 7:44:50 PM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: DogByte6RER

Yes. It’s also interesting that Mao and MLK are both clutching “papers” (what he was supposed to be holding?), the eyes are made similar, the Soviet style suit and the general overall look of utilitarianism makes him look like a Communist rather than a Christian. And why the Egyptian looking rocks?

Mao has a statue holding his little red book. It would have been nice to have seen MLK holding his Holy Bible.


24 posted on 08/28/2011 7:48:13 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: AnalogReigns

My favorite Lenin Statue.

25 posted on 08/28/2011 7:51:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

LOL! Lenin better lay off those beans.


26 posted on 08/28/2011 7:52:25 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: dfwgator
I just came across this one but I like yours better.
27 posted on 08/28/2011 7:58:03 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Photo the statue was supposedly created from:


28 posted on 08/28/2011 7:58:27 PM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: bronxville

29 posted on 08/28/2011 8:01:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: All

It’s true, when you look at the photo, King looks humble and diminutive, even perhaps with a little fear.

The statue on the other had looks positively dictatorial, not to mention Asian...


30 posted on 08/28/2011 8:02:13 PM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: AnalogReigns

I like those best as well. Put out to pasture, armless and legless, all can do is blather about who murdered the most people.


31 posted on 08/28/2011 8:03:49 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: jakerobins

More Mao like to me.


32 posted on 08/28/2011 8:04:19 PM PDT by ully2
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To: jakerobins

REVERAND Martin Luther King.
Minister (clergy) has a memorial on U.S. Government property; and paid for and maintained by the U.S. Government.

My question is this - where are the “separation of church and state” people. I do not hear a proverbial PeeP out of those folks!!!


33 posted on 08/28/2011 8:08:21 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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34 posted on 08/28/2011 9:11:15 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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35 posted on 08/28/2011 9:13:47 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I would file this under sad...a great American hero depicted in such a trite and ugly fashion.


36 posted on 08/28/2011 9:21:16 PM PDT by reflecting
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To: DogByte6RER

Martin Luther King was a conservative and woulda voted for Sarah Palin

/s


37 posted on 08/28/2011 9:26:56 PM PDT by wardaddy (I support anyone but Romney)
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To: yarddog

Eureka!

someone who gets it....they should just hang a Viet Cong banner from it

and place Glenn Beck’s photo at the bottom at his feet...where Beck normally is when he speaks of King in hushed reverence


38 posted on 08/28/2011 9:28:46 PM PDT by wardaddy (I support anyone but Romney)
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39 posted on 08/28/2011 9:58:12 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: wardaddy

I hadn’t thought about it but maybe he was in the Muslim Brotherhood - a lot of them are Commies. It could be why they gave him that Egyptian look and it’s where it all began. I’m fascinated about this sculpter, they tell a story and this one isn’t telling the story we’re all familar with...


40 posted on 08/28/2011 10:04:52 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Snicker.


41 posted on 08/28/2011 10:22:56 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Palladin

But it’s a “Stone of Hope.” Doesn’t that make it better? Stone of Hope sounds like something in a video fantasy game.


42 posted on 08/28/2011 10:27:33 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: DogByte6RER

Barack Obama

43 posted on 08/28/2011 10:37:09 PM PDT by woofie
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To: bronxville

“Does this statue make my butt look big?”


44 posted on 08/28/2011 10:37:33 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: AnalogReigns

Having seen a photo of the new statue. If it hadn’t been captioned with his name I would not have been able to figure out who it was.

Big aesthetic mistake.


45 posted on 08/29/2011 12:36:20 AM PDT by Belasarius (Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:2-7)
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To: DogByte6RER
A monument to a late American self proclaimed minister of God, chiseled by a totalitarian atheist.

File this one under IRONY

No. File it under the really sinister, nasty and wicked underbelly that has gotten a hold on our country.

46 posted on 08/29/2011 1:03:20 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD Jesus Christ is the antidote, the one and only antidote.)
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To: bronxville
I’m fascinated about this sculpter, they tell a story and this one isn’t telling the story we’re all familar with...

<snick>

Yup.

Like the bean-eating Lenin, though ..... that's antidotal. LOL!

47 posted on 08/29/2011 2:07:27 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: bronxville
Like your Abu Simbel photo. The standard take on Abu Simbel is that "Ramesses II carved his image four times over in scale colossal by the Valley of the Nile" -- my take is that, "no, 4000 Jewish guys carved Ramesses' image four times over in scale colossal by the Valley of the Nile -- and I want the name of his contractor!"

I like the photos of the discarded Lenin and Stalin -- I wish I had collected on one of those two-for-a-dollar sale the Russians were having on Communist statues 15 years ago; I'd have had them erected on an American courthouse lawn somewhere, or maybe in the Texas Capitol rotunda as trophies of Charlie Wilson's War.

48 posted on 08/29/2011 2:17:01 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: wardaddy

Not a chance, King was on the left, broke with LBJ over Vietnam and “too little” urban spending. It is his niece who became conservative, not other family members.


49 posted on 08/29/2011 4:28:29 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.

u did see the /s?

I am probably one of the more outspoken critics of demigod Martin on the forum.

All kids here need to do is go read what Magnus, Buckley and Goldwater said about King at that time as they lived that era which has now been so lied about over and over on purpose to hide the truth

and then read King’s own BS....reams of it how far left he was


50 posted on 08/29/2011 8:47:53 AM PDT by wardaddy (I support anyone but Romney)
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