I found this little, hilarious, story on the terribly racist (boo! hiss!) website stuffblackpeopledontlike (boo! hiss!) by the racist (boo! hiss!) Paul Kersey (boo! hiss!) writer (boo! hiss!) of (boo! hiss!) racist (boo! hiss!) books (boo! hiss!)
Remember kids, racism is bad!
Anyway, here’s the gist of the hilarious story: there are some statues in Baltimore of the Confederate heroes Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and some people don’t like those statues (because, presumably, they have a simplistic conception of history ) with the result that the city is reviewing whether they ‘represent us as a city.’
Mayor Rawlings-Blake should take down these two statues, but she should leave in their place some acknowledgment of their existence and the circumstances of their creation and removal. Then Baltimore should seek out new art that better reflects who we are today.
Stonewall Jackson does not represent the people of Baltimore
So the Baltimore Sun recommends the statues be removed and replaced with something that more accurately represents ‘who we are’… This is where the hilarity begins:
A group of Divine fans are looking to put a monument to the late actor, drag queen, singer and counterculture figure near the Tyson Street site where his most notorious movie scene — the one at the end of John Waters’ 1972 “Pink Flamingos” — was filmed.
The proposed “Divine shrine” would be about 8 feet tall and 3 feet wide, featuring of an arch perched atop two classically Baltimore marble steps. A photo of Divine in full drag-queen makeup would stare out from the space under the arch, with a small bronze representation of the doggie doo he scooped up and ate at the end of “Pink Flamingos” resting on the top step.
Shit-eating fat transvestite represents the people of Baltimore
It’s odd ain’t it? The proposal is to remove the statues of Jackson and Lee because they don’t represent ‘who we are’ but, presumably, the shrine to Divine and the little bronze dog crap statue are being considered because they do represent who the people of Baltimore are.
I don’t know anyone from Baltimore so, for all I know, they are best represented by some dog crap and a fat transvestite who eats dog crap.
Also, are statues even supposed to represent ‘who we are?’ It seems to me only the most rubbish statues do that.... This one, for example, in my town:
Who we are is, apparently, either pregnant lesbians or women who don’t know what either birth control or marriage is for. Brilliant. Across the road from that is an actual good statue:
That’s James Watt, Matthew Boulton and William Murdoch… Who aren’t who we are… Because they’re better than us. Maybe it’s a decent idea to have statues of people who are better than us… Y’know… People we can look up to and be impressed by. Not shit eating transvestites, no-name single pregnant women and whatever other crappy statues social justice people are fans of.