Former President Barack Obama will have a bronze statue of his likeness revealed some time next month in Rapid City, South Dakota. It is one in a series of all former presidents mounted on street corners throughout the city (one of which is the Bill Clinton one which his rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick has demanded to be removed).
But it looks as if there will be a problem with the statue of the 44th POTUS, especially in today’s hypersensitive racial climate. No, we’re not talking about disgusting neo-Nazis protesting a statue dedicated to a Black Man. Nor is it because as president economic conditions for African-Americas relative to Caucasians declined. Bu.t no Obama statue should be built because he is descended from slave-owners.
In 2007, a genealogical researcher determined that ancestors on Obama’s mother’s side were slave owners. And based on recent news you simply can’t have that kind of history if you’re going to have a statue in this day and age.
Via the Guardian:
As the son of a black Kenyan father and a white Kansan mother, Obama has seemed to embody a harmonious vision of America’s multiracial society. However, recent revelations have thrown up an unexpected twist in the tale.
Obama’s ancestors on his white mother’s side appear to have been slave owners. William Reitwiesner, an amateur genealogical researcher, has published a history of Obama’s mother’s family and discovered that her ancestors have a distinctly shadowy past.
Reitwiesner traced Obama’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, George Washington Overall, and found that he owned two slaves in Kentucky: a 15-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man. He also found out that Obama’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Duvall, also owned a pair of slaves listed in an 1850 census record. They were a 60-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman. In fact, the Duvalls were a wealthy family whose members were descended from a major landowner, Maureen Duvall, whose estate owned at least 18 slaves in the 17th century.
Wow, that’s a lot of slaves.
Following the logical progression of the liberal anti-history brigade, anything and everything featuring Obama’s name must be removed and scrubbed from our minds, books, and records.
At the very least there ought to be a movement to stop the Rapid City and any other planned statues of Barack Obama. Think of how it will confuse the liberals who are trying to erase our history, those snowflakes who grew up receiving participation trophies because the purpose of sports was to feel good about one’s self instead of kicking the butt of the other team. The safe-space occupants who demand leaders who believe it really possible to negotiate with terrorists or lead from behind. The statue bashing millennials who create safe spaces where they can escape trigger words and differing opinions and bask in the warmth of group think. Their heads might explode.
Much of this post was originally seen at Mental Recession (Menrc.com)