Saturday, May 10, 2008

Horrors! MLK "confrontational!"

— The centerpiece for the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the National Mall has drawn criticism from a federal arts panel, which says the proposed statue looks "confrontational" and resembles the head of a socialist state more than a civil rights leader.

Models of the 28-foot tall statue depict King emerging from a chunk of granite, his arms folded in front of his chest, his legs firmly rooted, an intense gaze on his face.

Why is there this perception that Dr. Martin Luther King was some sort of inoffensive teddy bear?

Just in case you weren't aware (and apparently, lots of people aren't): he WAS confrontational. VERY, VERY confrontational.

If he was around today, the right-wingers would be calling him every name in the book.

In fact, they might STILL feel the need to shoot him just to make him stop.

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