With all the controversy about statues and monuments to heroes of the Confederacy, has anyone wondered how many statues there are honoring King George of England, or British generals who fought against the Revolution? Zero………… there was a statue of King George, located in New York. It was lead, and pulled down in 1775 and melted to make more than 60,000 bullets that were fired at British troops. Why are we worried about honoring the Confederacy? It was a treasonous uprising that failed, and it was formed specifically to protect slavery. Most of the monuments under debate now were erected well after the Civil War, and they were erected to enforce Jim Crow, segregation and oppression. We currently have a president who cannot understand that, but who thinks he might someday be on Mt. Rushmore. If that ever happens, we would only have to carve out the part of a horse that goes over the fence last.
Donald Trump recently advanced the idea that one day he’ll be on Mt. Rushmore, but why wait – the time is right to honor him for who and what he is. We should find a child labor sweat shop in a third world country (The Donald and Ivanka are familiar with those) and contract the creation of a huge white sheet to drape over the Statue of Liberty, with a tall, pointed hat complete with eye slits. It’ll cover the Emma Lazarus poem about welcoming “huddled masses yearning to breathe free” – the Trump administration has made it clear they’re no longer welcome here. It’ll be the real Trump Tower. And we’ll put up a huge cross at the base and set fire to it, a perpetual Trump Flame to replace the “shining beacon on the hill” that America once was.