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Lenin Statue - Seattle, Washington
Roadside America ^ | April 20, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 04/20/2013 11:55:21 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota

Fremont, self-proclaimed "Center of the Universe," is the venue for America's largest statue honoring Lenin.

No, not one of the Beatles, but Vladimir Illych Lenin, hero of the workers, Communism, and the former Soviet Union.

The 16-foot-tall tall bronze originated in Poprad, Czechoslovakia, where it was first erected in 1988. It tumbled along with other heroic (and out of fashion) statues when the Soviets went down in 1989. For a time, the seven-ton Lenin lay face down in the mud at the Poprad dump -- until rescued by American entrepreneur Lewis Carpenter. Carpenter, who admired the artistry, mortgaged his house to buy and transport the statue to Seattle.

Carpenter died in a car accident in 1994. To recover the statue debt, Carpenter's family arranged to loan it to the Fremont district until a buyer emerged. Asking price: $150,000. In 1995, Fremont put the statue up in the center of town, near a Cold War era rocket also displayed as public art.

The statue was controversial and remains so, especially to Russian immigrants. It's as if someone erected a sculpture of a Klansman in the deep South (wait -- someone has), or Chinese Communists sold tickets for a look at Tibetan temples outside Disney World (oh yeah, that too...). Or someone slapped up a statue of Mark David Chapman, assassin of John Lennon, in Strawberry Fields (not so far).

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: communism; lenin
The Iron Curtain might have fallen.

But the left coast stands ready to defend Communism to the bitter (and I do mean bitter) end.

1 posted on 04/20/2013 11:55:21 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Man, I love Seattle, and Western Washington. But they have some loons there..


2 posted on 04/20/2013 11:58:07 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Even here in deep blue Connecticut I see stop signs shot all to hell by my rural friends. Bronze is pretty tough stuff I think it might be instructive to see what effect 9mm, .40S&W, .45 acp and .44mag might have.


3 posted on 04/20/2013 12:03:14 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I assume they have a statue of Hitler there as well.


4 posted on 04/20/2013 12:03:25 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: LucianOfSamasota
I like this one better.


5 posted on 04/20/2013 12:04:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cardinal4

Yes I know what you mean. I state it: natural beauty as contrasted with degenerated human beings.


6 posted on 04/20/2013 12:04:12 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Communism still has a lot of “bitter clingers” clinging to their hammers and sickles. A lot of them live along the coast.


7 posted on 04/20/2013 12:04:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Amnesty Bill - 800 pages filled with 400 waivers and exemptions for illegal aliens.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

twisted


8 posted on 04/20/2013 12:05:53 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: driftless2

I think that’s included in Obama’s next stimulus package!


9 posted on 04/20/2013 12:06:40 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Lenin-—the one who created “Day Care” and forced mothers to abandon the formation of their children’s ‘Worldview” to the State-—so the State could create generations of non-thinking ideologues/drones, Armies of ‘Useful Idiots” who don’t believe in “Rights from God” and just obey the State.

The State becomes “god”-—and we see this godless takeover by Zero and Washington DC Satanists/Marxists-—with his using “Just Law” to force “Pride” in anal sex (flipping Good and Evil and ejecting God) in our military and public Schools-—to corrupt the morality of a nation—because without Virtue—there can be no Justice—no Free Republic.

Promoting Vice, will destroy civil society and the ability to have a “Free” society. Only a virtuous people can have “Rule of Law” and that Law by definition has to promote Virtue ( Justice is a Virtue).

History keeps repeating itself.......we once jumped off that wheel of history with the Founding Fathers——but we are throwing away the concepts of “God-Given Rights” which predate the Constitution (Natural Laws which are Fixed) and replacing it with evil/inferior Satanic/godless ideologies.

It is unconstitutional to promote evil in a “Just” society if we want to remain Just (and free).


10 posted on 04/20/2013 12:07:14 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
In Russia, Lenin has to lurk in the shadows.


11 posted on 04/20/2013 12:10:48 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“It’s as if someone erected a sculpture of a Klansman in the deep South (wait — someone has)...”

Surprised they pointed it out - maybe the media is improving (LOL).

http://charlestoneastend.com/public-art-works/robert-c-byrd/


12 posted on 04/20/2013 12:10:55 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Seattle:

The Left's garbage disposal of the Pacific Northwest™

13 posted on 04/20/2013 12:13:00 PM PDT by QT3.14 ( Is the "melting pot" of the U.S. turning into the world's garbage disposal?)
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To: CMB_polarization
url to "Lenin in shadows" picture - must copy and paste:

http://englishrussia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/1.jpg

14 posted on 04/20/2013 12:15:13 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: savagesusie

Your points are just a few of the 45 Goals of Communism read into the Congressional Record in 1961.


15 posted on 04/20/2013 12:18:12 PM PDT by QT3.14 (When you have to shoot...Shoot! Don't talk (The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly))
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Decent Americans should be throwing shoes at this statue, putting ropes around it, and dragging it down. The fact that they do not is telling.


16 posted on 04/20/2013 12:18:25 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
”Sure, Lenin the Man endorsed the use of mass terror against his enemies, created the Soviet Union's secret police, and implemented policies that caused millions of peasant farmers to starve to death. But Lenin the Public Artwork is a beautifully crafted sculpture, and a catalyst for healthy discourse.”

This “collector” was clearly unwell when he mortgaged his home to acquire statuary dedicated to the very man who gave us international terrorism.

Some artwork has no/no place in the public square, no matter how “beautifully crafted.” See: Nazi Crap
17 posted on 04/20/2013 12:29:50 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

An yet, the U of WA refused to erect a statue to one of it’s alums, Pappy Boyington, because he was a war hero.

Lenin killed more people in an hour than Boyington killed in the South Pacific.

What a bunch of asshats.


18 posted on 04/20/2013 12:37:05 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: CMB_polarization

I can’t access the link. I get “FORBIDDEN” when I try.


19 posted on 04/20/2013 12:46:35 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
So, this guy mortgages his house to raise the $$$ to bring a statue of Lenin to Fremont, dies, and his family is now short $$$ and needs to fund-raise?


20 posted on 04/20/2013 12:53:16 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: muir_redwoods

20lb. maul and a burly wielder might do it some good.


21 posted on 04/20/2013 12:53:23 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

If you asked 100 Democrats, “who did more harm to the world—Vladimir Lenin or George W. Bush?” probably 4 out of 5 would answer without hesitation “Bush.” Of course you’d have to exclude the ones who had never heard of Lenin.


22 posted on 04/20/2013 1:09:28 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: yldstrk

The statue should be saved-—Tyrants should not be forgotten least their deeds be repeated by future tyrants. i would add a plaque—tell of their evils (murder of the Czars family—and other atrocities. Hitler should have a state as well but he would need a really large base to hold the plaques that list all of his crimes against mankind. Let us never forget the horrors these human monsters did.


23 posted on 04/20/2013 1:16:03 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
People need to understand how liberal and progressive Washington State is and that Seattle is the center of that and that the Fremont neighborhood (with its naked bike parade each year and other events) is one of the most liberal of the Seattle neighborhoods.

I find the statue offensive, but then I have relatives who came to this country from what is now the Ukraine.

Famous people referred to this country as the 47 united states and the soviet of Washington for good reason.

24 posted on 04/20/2013 1:37:17 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Someone needs to knock it over and knock its block off—just like Saddam Hussein’s in Iraq.


25 posted on 04/20/2013 1:42:34 PM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: savagesusie

Susie,

Absolutely spot on and very well written! Are you married or, if so, have a (preferably twin) single sister? ; )

The phrases “Day Care” and “Rule of Law” when used by (mostly liberal) polticians or MSM have bothered me for quite a while now, e.g. Zero’s proposal of “free” day care for 4-year-olds or any RINO’s statist comments. You hit the nail right on the head for me as to why. Thanks!

VR
Ivan


26 posted on 04/20/2013 1:52:41 PM PDT by Unc1e_Ivan (People sleep peaceably at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.)
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To: QT3.14

Good point that needs to be known by all....I read the Naked Communist years ago.

Their goals were started in earnest with John Dewey destroying our school’s education system. He threw out Classical Education-—(the McGuffey Readers)—the books which instilled Virtue, taught Biblical concepts of Good and Evil which all Classical literature did. They elevated the Virtue in human beings, focused children on Excellence (Virtue)

—which as Aristotle knew, has to be habituated in young children-—otherwise, they will have no “Virtue”.

Dewey was an atheist/pragmatist-—Fabian Socialist who embedded “moral relativism” into the curricula-—to destroy the concept of Good and Evil in the next generations......it took awhile before they could do it without parent’s noticing the evil curricula——and there has always been a few who could “see” the evil-—but the media (and perceptions) have always been controlled by Marxists since 1910......so they could “shape” perceptions and steer them.

Now, they are blatant and the brainwashed “parents” no longer can see the “evil” of teaching a five year old to take “pride” in anal sex-—which will totally kill off Judeo-Christian Ethics, when those children grow up .

Postmodernists/Marxists had ONE goal-—to kill off the Judeo-Christian God—because then they could make anything “Good”-—even slavery and sodomy.
They are almost done with their hundred year plan.

Most people are just dupes-—stupid....their whole life has been wasted on trivial “things” with no reflection on philosophy (true knowledge)-—the greatest ideas ever thought (which includes Christian Theology)-—so they do not understand what their ideas “do” to a culture because they are ignorant of child development-—since indoctrination has made women “feel” good about killing their own genetic offspring and normalizing “strangers” are the true teachers of their children.

Parents are the ones who are the first teachers-—and good parents NEVER allow the indoctrination and control over the minds of their vulnerable kids by the State. As John Stuart Mills stated-—the government will only make slaves for the state if they control curricula and schooling....they will indoctrinate-—never “educate”.


27 posted on 04/20/2013 1:54:39 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I think they need to keep this statue. It does however, need to be moved. I am sure that Freemont has public washrooms near a park. This statue should be hoisted on top of such public lavatories. Anyone who has ever desperately searched for a public lavy, will recognize that steadfast stride and determined look on V. I.’s face and immediately will know where to go!


28 posted on 04/20/2013 2:00:01 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

The local commies love to come to the throne and bow down to their leader and founder of the faith. Seattle is commie and muzzie lovers, period!! I lived behind enemy lines there for 15 years. As soon as my wife could retire, I walked away from a plus $55 grand job and we came home. Money could not keep me there. Now, we are happily retired down home in Alabama.


29 posted on 04/20/2013 2:04:53 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

I think they need to keep this statue...

Scrap metal is top dollar right now.


30 posted on 04/20/2013 2:07:24 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: LucianOfSamasota

During his revolutionary days Lenin used to publish pamphlets with instructions for throwing acid into the faces of police. Not somebody I would care to erect a statue to.


31 posted on 04/20/2013 2:57:15 PM PDT by The Duke (We don't rent pigs, but apparently we *do* ELECT them.)
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To: Unc1e_Ivan

LOL

The control of children is the control of the ideology of the future. Lenin knew this—Wundt knew this. Pavlov was Lenin’s buddy for part of his life. Lenin created the “no-fault divorce” and forced mothers in the workplace so they could be controlled by the State.

The US did it in the 70’s because of the Communist Friedan who led the “feminist” group to destroy the family unit so children will be emotional cripples—easily addicted and confused and insecure.

Education is essential to Free Republics and our children have been “brainwashed” since John Dewey destroyed American Education in 1930. It is why half of our population is irrational—they can’t use Reason. Most people thought the way I do, prior to mass indoctrination. (I am a result of Catholic Classical education—not brainwashing).

Marxism is always faulty because all basic assumptions are incorrect (a Big Lie)-—Children’s foundational “knowledge” is twisted, warped, wrong and the “public” schools embed this into their minds using Pavlovian methodology. (Humiliation if they “think” outside the allowed “box”). They get humiliated if they think it is not “right” for Johnny to marry Richard-—since they “love” each other. Note, to want to sodomize someone is NOT “love”.

These small kids are made to “feel” bad if they disagree with the authority figure and peer pressure is used to induce the “correct” emotions-—good for sodomy. Group pressure will be directed by the teacher (change agents) who are taught how to literally “change” the attitudes of children. They can erase Christian Ethics and the curricula is designed to program children to “think” Christians are bigots, evil and hateful, when they have the most rational, brilliant religion in the history of mankind since it gives freedom and dignity to every individual.

It is how they have managed to completely control the “homosexual” marriage debate-—this insane “Right to sodomize others” which is always promoting Vice-—and “Just Laws” can never promote Vice- according to US Constitutional philosophy (Natural Law Theory).

We have Marxist judges (no individual rights—just collective “rights”) who have been educated in the public “school” system of indoctrination to destroy Logic and rule by emotions/base urges.

As Cicero stated: “The Wise are instructed by Reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.”

Brownshirts/Bolsheviks were all brutes. Marxism/Socialism/Fascism/Progressivism is all rule by urges/emotions. There never is Truth and Reason, so there can be no Wisdom.


32 posted on 04/20/2013 3:20:33 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Thanks to you Lewis Carpenter, a little piece of tyranny is alive and well. A fitting monument. Be proud and carry on, Seattle.


33 posted on 04/21/2013 11:31:42 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: savagesusie

I’m sure Orwell, Huxley and Nabokov (and many others) are spinning in their graves right about now...

Thanks for all the “amplification data”, as we used to say in the “community”. ; )

And I’d forgotten that Cicero quote. Much appreciated, as is all your writing.

Now if we can just do something to stop the downward spiral our country is in...

VR
Ivan


34 posted on 04/21/2013 11:59:09 PM PDT by Unc1e_Ivan (People sleep peaceably at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.)
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