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MLK memorial quote to be removed
United Press International, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/12/2012 1:38:44 PM

WASHINGTON- A quote on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, which some say makes the civil rights leader appear arrogant, will be removed, officials said. The quote, "I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness," was an abridgment of a speech King delivered to the congregation of Atlanta´s Ebenezer Baptist Church two months before his assassination in 1968, The Washington Post reported. In that speech, he imagined his own eulogy. (Snip) The Interior Department said the inscription will be removed, not replaced, in order to preserve the "structural integrity" of the three-story statue.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/12/2012 1:49:53 PM     (No. 9061831)

Maya Angelou would certainly recognize an arrogant twit if she saw one. King´s quote doesn´t show arrogance. Prophecy, maybe.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/12/2012 1:52:47 PM     (No. 9061840)

The government would have saved money if they had looked the quote up and reproduced it exactly. I would have accused Obama of being involved except it didn´t say "paving the way for the savior to come, Barack Hussein Obama".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickeymat, 12/12/2012 1:56:03 PM     (No. 9061848)

Makes one wonder about the kinds of arrogant descriptions we will find on Obama monuments. I had a friend who retired after serving as a city councilwoman for many years. When she was presented with an engraved plaque from the city in appreciation for her service she noted that it stated "from the residence of Hyattsville" instead of "the residents of Hyattsville." She said it kind of summed up the level of competence among the city staff an she had no intention of getting it corrected.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 12/12/2012 2:03:49 PM     (No. 9061862)

The only arrogance here is the arrogance of public officials in their desire to re-write history. Feh!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 12/12/2012 2:09:39 PM     (No. 9061883)

I watched a travelogue about the Czech republic (formerly a communist state until it´s liberation in 1989), which featured a visit to a park dedicated to old Soviet statuary. What struck me was how much the MLK statue resembles the style of Soviet revolutionary art. Maybe it´s just me.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: eorsc, 12/12/2012 2:16:14 PM     (No. 9061899)

Now if they could just get someone to make the statue look like Rev. King instead of Mao------

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Grady, 12/12/2012 2:21:18 PM     (No. 9061910)

Here is a sampling of an "Arrogant twit":
I live in the same city as Maya Angelou and saw her two years
grocery shopping with her white lady servant.
Angelou would walk down the aisle and point to the item she wanted, and her white slave would scurry to put it in her cart.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 12/12/2012 2:25:52 PM     (No. 9061919)

The statue reminds me of some Eastern despot - or Ming, the Merciless.

The new quote should be: ´´Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair´´

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dipi, 12/12/2012 2:33:38 PM     (No. 9061937)

That is beyond the pale.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: NYbob, 12/12/2012 2:41:51 PM     (No. 9061948)

#5,6,9, that´s because a Chinese Communist sculptor carved it. I´m NOT kidding. Not a word from the committee that organized this. I wonder if the media would have had a rally if the sculptor had been a white guy.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: trackman999, 12/12/2012 2:50:24 PM     (No. 9061962)

And because the staute was carved by a Chinese person, MLK looks Chinese.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: altoona, 12/12/2012 5:23:19 PM     (No. 9062201)

They ought to take the whole thing down and start over. Never saw it in person, but in photos, it is just ugly, and he deserved better.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: volksford, 12/12/2012 6:46:01 PM     (No. 9062306)

Ah So !..Dead ringer for honorable Charlie Chan.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/12/2012 10:02:53 PM     (No. 9062543)

Don´t feel bad about this statue. The Michelin Man is made of white tires, too.

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