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The Statue of Libery was a French Plot!
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“I've been wondering why no right wing French bashers have come up with this, but here it is. Go to town!
"The Statue of Liberty was a Friggen French Plot, they set us up and we took it with a puttain smile."
last edited: 5/11/06 8:08:52 AM”
“A plot for what? To give us a national symbol?
We're not good at making up conspiracy theories. You're going to have to help us out pedxing. Be more specific.
last edited: 5/11/06 8:12:49 AM”
“And Emma Lazarus was no Christian and a Commie to boot!
last edited: 5/11/06 8:12:55 AM”
“"(Her reverence for the prophets and her emphasis on justice also made her very sympathetic to socialism, if not a socialist herself.)"
“pedxing, do you think that conservatives want to limit the freedoms of others' beliefs? She symbolizes that we even allow socialists in America even though they suck.
I love your way of thinking: "her emphasis on justice also made her very sympathetic to socialism" ... You mean her emphasis on justice for some rather than all.”
“Joe McCarthy would be ashamed.
Look at the trouble the inscription on the Statue of Liberty has caused. How the folks who are soft on illegal immigration keep trotting it out.
Is it any coincidence that Emma Lazarus wrote those words and that they were selected by a New York newspaper?
The Statue of Liberty is a Trojan Horse - bearing and enshrining those weak kneed socialist thoughts on a statue we have embraced as a national symbol.”
“It probably doesn't even bother you that the Pledge of Allegiance was written by a Socialist.”
“BTW: Emma Lazarus's family was around before the revolution - so no one let them into the country.”
“TT has become so wierd.”
“No, just Ped. LOL!”
“Statue of Liberty
In 1883, as completion of the statue was approaching in Paris, and the pedestal was obviously not progressing on schedule, Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian immigrant who fought in the Civil War, took ownership of the New York World newspaper and began a campaign to raise funds for the work. He endeavored to "nationalize" the project, pointing out that the statue was a gift to all the American people. Pulitzer shrewdly saw his chance to take advantage of three distinct opportunities: to raise funds for the statue, to increase his newspaper's circulation, and to blast the rich for their selfishness.”
“"In the pages of the World he(Pulitzer) taunted the rich (thereby increasing the paper's circulation among working-class people) and firmly planted the notion that the statue was a monument not just for New York City but, indeed, for all of America.
Pulitzer offered to publish the name of every single contributor in the pages of the World, no matter how small the contribution. His initial editorial opened the challenge: "The World is the people's paper and it now appeals to the people to come forward and raise the money [for the statue's pedestal]." The statue, he said, was paid for by "the masses of the French people. Let us respond in like manner. Let us not wait for the millionaires to give this money. It is not a gift from the millionaires of France to the millionaires of America, but a gift of the whole people of France to the whole people of America."
The circulation of the World increased by almost 50,000 copies. African-American newspapers joined in the effort, encouraging their readers to contribute to a monument that would, in part, commemorate the end of slavery. Money started coming in: single-dollar donations from grandmothers, pennies from schoolchildren.
last edited: 5/11/06 8:39:19 AM”
“Now you're getting it MarkO - connecting the dots - immigrant "bash the rich" journalists, socialist Zionists, and the French - gave us the statue and its inscription.
Think of how that inscription on the Statue of Liberty has warped our identity and made so many Americans soft on immigration.
Let's dump Emma Lazarus and go with a real American like Tonby Keith. How about this for an inscription on the Statue:
"And you'll be sorry that you messed with
The U.S. of A.
'Cause we'll put a boot in your ass
It's the American way"
last edited: 5/11/06 8:41:18 AM”
“Just curious, does the statue say:
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door. Oh, and it's ok to do it illegally. Normally we operate with laws for the sake of civility, but we're willing to overlook laws in this particular case. We don't even really need to put that on here because it's easily assumed that it's ok to break laws in this case, but we will anyways just in case their is any confusion. So, to sum up, poor, hungry, wretched refuse, breaking laws ok in this case even though not in any other case."
last edited: 5/11/06 8:44:57 AM”
““TT has become so wierd.”
“No, just Ped. LOL!”
I always try to do my part for weirdness on TT - but I think I am out-done by Nigal's corpse.”
“Sarge supports law-breakers?
“MarkO - I know you're kidding, but that makes no sense.”
“Of course, but with your statement you're trying to put words in the mouths of others.
ie: you're statement is ridiculous, there fore I ridiculed it.
(its a game, no?)”
“My statement about law breakers doesn't put words in anybody's mouth. It's a hypothetical about what is written on the Statue of Liberty. It's a commentary on the fact that those that say the statue of liberty says we should allow in immigrants, and therefore conservatives should embrace that, ignore the very important consideration that the statue does not mean to imply that illegal activity should be supported.”
“I heard there are tunnels from South/Central America to the Statue of Liberty.
We need more border patrol there. And perhaps some minutenutzmen to augment our troops.”
“Hey bearmagnet, you ready to discuss the minutemen again?”
last edited: 5/11/06 1:22:26 PM”
“Pedxing, "bashing the rich" was a good idea in the 1880's.
They were walking all over the poor.....CLASS WARFARE against the poor!!
Lives were lost........as fortunes were being made!!
child labor, unsafe working conditions, etc.”
“What are ya, French?
It's only class warfare when it hurts rich people.”
“OK, mebbe class war fare does't always hurt them - but its not class warfare unless it tries to mess up the financial plans of rich people.
last edited: 5/12/06 5:39:57 AM”
“Like keeping their own money?”
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