MLK day in South Carolina. A Limerick.

COLUMBIA, S.C.— Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day courting African-American voters in South Carolina, laying the groundwork for next month’s consequential primary in the tightening Democratic presidential campaign. (Martin O’Malley was also there).

Hillary Clinton celebrated that she no longer had to look at the confederate flag flying over the Capitol grounds. Bernie Sanders gestured widely toward the statue of George Washington.

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What a difference from MLK Day in Columbia, S.C. 2011!The annual MLK observance at the state house BoxedinGeorge2in Columbia SC then had an interesting twist. The event was held on the north side steps of the statehouse. Prominent at that location is a large bronze statue of George Washington. In 2011, the NAACP constructed a “box” to hide the Father of Our Country from view so that participants would not be offended by his image.

George Washington shielded from view.

Is history fully askew?

What would MLK say:

Put this father away?

Let’s give him his honor anew.

Taliban, ISIS, NAACP. What’s the difference? A Limerick.

ancient-buddhas-destroyedAs the Taliban, ISIS are doers.

NAACP are hem-and-hoers.

“Destroy history! Blast!”

“And forget our past,”

and repeat it as doomsdaying wooers.

The pictures tell the stories.:

Top: Taliban destroys ancient Buddha carvings.

Next: ISIS destroys the Muslim Tomb of Jonah, not

JonahTomb blowupthe Jewish tomb of Jonah.

Next: MLK day in Columbia, South Carolina 2011.

Prominent at that location is a large bronze statue of George Washington. That year, the NAACP constructed a “box” to conceal the Father of His Country from view so that participants would not be offended by his presence.

Bottom picture: NAACP proposes to sand blast the carvings of President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson from Stone Mountain.

 

What is the difference? The means and ideology are different,

but the thought process the same.

stonemtn071715Will we ever learn?

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MLK day in Columbia, SC. George Washington boxed in by NAACP.

MLK Day in Columbia,, S.C. 2011 The annual MLK observance at the state house in Columbia SC had an interesting twist this year. The event is held on the north side steps of the statehouse. Prominent at that location is a large bronze statue of George Washington. This year, the NAACP constructed a “box” to conceal the Father of His Country from view so that participants would not be offended by his presence.

They shielded George Washington from public view.

Are our traditions now fully askew?

Would MLK say:

Put this father away?

Our nation must give him his honor anew.