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Title: AOC condemns Hawaii's statue of Catholic saint as example of 'white supremacist culture'
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Published: Jul 31, 2020
Post Date: 2020-08-01 23:37:42 by BTP Holdings
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AOC condemns Hawaii's statue of Catholic saint as example of 'white supremacist culture'

St. Damien of Molokai ministered to a leper colony and eventually died from the disease (Mario Tama/Getty Images)


JULY 31, 2020

Far-left serial provocateur Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) spent her afternoon Thursday explaining to her Instagram followers that America is racist because "virtually" all of the statues in the U.S. Capitol represent "colonizers and settlers."

But the figure she singled out as an example of "white supremacist culture" left people scratching their heads over her argument.

What are the details?

The Washington Examiner's John Gage wrote on Twitter, "@AOC calls the statue in the US Capitol building of Father Damien [of Molokai], a canonized saint in the Catholic Church, a part of 'white supremacist culture.' Father Damien died of leprosy after spending his life serving others who had the disease."

Gage included a clip posted from Ocasio-Cortez's video, where she wrote in the text:

Even when we select figures to tell the stories of colonized places, it is the colonizers and settlers whose stories are told — and virtually no one else. Check out Hawaii's statue.

It's not Queen Lili'uokalani of Hawaii, the only Queen Regnant of Hawaii, who is immortalized and whose story is told. It is Father Damien. This isn't to litigate each and every individual statue, but to point out the patterns that have emerged among the totality of them in who we are taught to deify in our nation's Capitol: virtually all men, all white, and mostly both. This is what patriarchy and white supremacist culture looks like! It's not radical or crazy to understand the influence white supremacist culture has historically had in our overall culture & how it impacts the present day.

The congresswoman's attack on Father Damien baffled many, including the Bishop of the Los Angeles Diocese, Bishop Robert Barron, who posted his own v ideo on social media explaining how the departed saint volunteered to minister on the island of Molokai — a leper colony — knowing that he would never leave. Bishop Barron called Ocasio- Cortez's selection of Father Damien to pick on out of all the statues in the Capitol as "crazy and outrageous."

Father Damien is revered in Hawaii. National Review pointed out the the state even declared an annual holiday in his honor in 2009.

Ocasio-Cortez responded to Gage's post, writing, "1. Unsure why you cut the context of the video. Here's moment prior. 2. Read the text of the video you posted: it's not about litigating an indiv person or statue, but examining that the TOTALITY of all 100+ statues are almost all white & male, incl to rep largely nonwhite places."

The video Rep. Ocasio-Cortez posted shows an array of statues representing men. The overlying text reads:

When we talk about sexism and racism being cultural — aka just the water that we swim in and don't even realize — I want to show you a real life example. This is the crypt of the US Capitol. In general, the Capitol has statues all over the place. They're everywhere you turn. I walk under past them every day on the way to work. Millions of people come here every year to learn these stories and see who is celebrated as heroes in US history. Who do you see? Who do you not see?

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What else would we expect from the cryptojew than this nonsense condemning a great and holy man.

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#1. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

If they want statues removed, let us remove the statue, in DC, of the man who hated white people, did illegal drug on a regular basis, cheated on his wife with hookers. Answer: MLK

Darkwing  posted on  2020-08-02   8:23:35 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#2. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

"...the TOTALITY of all 100+ statues are almost all white & male, incl to rep largely nonwhite places."

AoC, you ignorant slut, it's because white males were the ones who discovered, conquered, and colonized this hemisphere.

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2020-08-02   9:53:40 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#3. To: Darkwing (#1)

cheated on his wife

The super spook was a pretty spooky dude. :-/

Martin Luther King Cheated On His Wife & Other Lesser-Known Facts About The Civil Rights Leader For MLK Day

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-08-02   10:01:12 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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