August 24, 2013

From Iron Mike to Marble Martin

by Harry Baldwin

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

America has lost its marbles. How long until we see a Venus and Serena Williams International Airport?

Auntie Analogue said...


Okay, Mr. Sailer, we give up. No more Rev. Dr. Monolith King images, okay?

Most FORBIDDING sculpted figure. Ever.

Not inspirational.

Not even narrative.

Just...FORBIDDING.

Anonymous said...

Would be better if superimposed with President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho from Idiocracy.

Anonymous said...

Prime MLK vs. prime Tyson? Tyson of course. Prime MLK vs post-prime Tyson? Still Tyson, but only by an ear.

Anonymous said...

Looks like he is wearing a hoodie.

GrouchoMarxist said...

The whole "Civil Rights" movement was a bait and switch. Americans, being good hearted people believed in a "color blind" society, where everyone can rise or fall on his/her merit, yadda yadda. But, it soon became apparent that, even with a color blind system, there would be "disparate impact". So... in the name now of "diversity", we have quotas by one name or another. I am just waiting for the time when the left has enough power to impose "reparations", and the rest of us will then become the slaves.

Anonymous said...

What's he got in his hands, the PhD dissertation he plagiarised from Dr Jack Boozer?

Anonymous said...

I appreciate all this Iron Mike effort, but I agree with Steve's now ancient assessment of the MLK statue: it's a black version of Ming the Merciless, Martin the Merciless.

Anonymous said...

The statue and the debacle behind it, is a perfect symbol of the new amerika - ugly, corrupt, marxist, authoritarian, dishonest.

Anonymous said...

http://www.click2houston.com/news/Korean-War-veteran-beaten-in-home-invasion-takes-stand/-/1735978/19480416/-/y3bjeez/-/index.html

Mountain-sized negro loves little white mouse but not old white man.
Tim Wise must be happy.

Anonymous said...

Off topic but World War T now has a huge endowment

http://www.suntimes.com/22121555-761/billionaire-philanthropist-pritzker-announces-she-is-now-a-woman.html

Anonymous said...

Congrats Steve. You were name checked on p. 1 of Sunday's OC Register Commentary section in Joel Kotkin's piece.

Hacienda said...

Venus and Serena Williams International Airport?
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That's rocking Gangname Style!
I'd take a extra hop to go through that airport.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was Lenin before zooming the pic.

Trolly said...

It is better to be feared than loved. The statue seems to capture that spirit.

Seems like blacks now prefer a more menacing image. They resent any suggestion they be friendly as a hidden request for servility on their part. And maybe they just dig the feeling of power.

Anonymous said...

The MLK sculpture is really, really bad. It reminds me of Horatio Greenough's George Washington as Zeus sculpture:

http://americanhistory.si.edu/news/walls_landmark/washington.jpg

Only more fascist. While the Greenough sculpture shows Washington as a god, it also symbolizes George handing over power to the American people by presenting his sword, hilt first, to the viewer. I get the vibe from the MLK sculpture that he's a Party secretary directing construction of the People's Steel Mill #17.

Black Death said...

What a fitting symbol of the 21st century USA. The statue was carved in China and installed by Chinese technicians. And it looks like Ming the Merciless.

Anonymous said...

We have to stop playing along with the terminology of the left.

We need Verbal Disobedience.

We need to be terminologitators.

Anonymous said...

http://youtu.be/zD9SMjluLBM

RAMZPAUL Tells Tim Wise The 5 Things

Anonymous said...

Did you see the inscription on the monument?

It says: "Sheeeeiitt."

Anonymous said...

I wonder what a collection of graphs showing the share of wealth of the richest 1% of the population in various industrial countries since WWII would show, say USUK, France, Germany, Japan Taiwan and Israel.

I think USUK would be in their own separate category with a massive increase in the 1%'s share, especially since the 80s, while all the others would be in a different category with an increase in share but nowhere near as much.

Whiskey said...

OT: Steve in todays Opinion section of the OC Register, Joel Kotkin mentions you and your Affordable Family Formation by name but argues instead for ... more diversity!

Anonymous said...

"How long until we see a Venus and Serena Williams International Airport"

Liverpool has the John Lennon airport. The pilots wear granny glasses and take lots of drugs.

Handle said...

I think it looks like he's pestered at being frozen in Carbonite myself. Few people comment on the symbolism of the rest of the monument - the cleaved outcropping from whence his own rectangular prism emerged and stood apart. I get a "Moses parting the Red Sea" vibe (with "let my people go" overtones), but I'm probably trying to read too much into it.

Thoughts?

Anonymous said...

I just saw elisium. Really it was strict open borders propoganda. Not deeper than that

Anonymous said...

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=69016&sitesection=wgno_news&VID=25001561

rightsaidfred said...

Most FORBIDDING sculpted figure. Ever.

Not inspirational.

Not even narrative.

Just...FORBIDDING.


Probably the point of the thing.

We're coming upon the 50th anniversary of the various Civil Rights events. I wonder if there will be much of a debate about the efficacy of the whole thing, or just calls for more effort?

Some time ago someone linked to a Malcolm X talk with the Chicago press corps in which he suggested White America should set up a separate area for Blacks and subsidize it for 25 years in order to "catch up" from a history of oppression. Otherwise it might take as much as 100 years for Blacks to obtain equality in the current society. We should have closed with that deal.

Anonymous said...

SAN FRANCISCO — When the mayor of Richmond, Calif., and a gaggle of activists and homeowners showed up at the Wells Fargo Bank headquarters in downtown San Francisco this month, they were on a mission to speak with the bank's chief executive.

They wanted the bank to drop a lawsuit aimed at stopping Richmond's first-in-the-nation plan to use the government's constitutional power of eminent domain to "seize" hundreds of mortgages from Wells Fargo and other financial institutions.

The banks argue the plan would "severely disrupt the United States mortgage industry" because many other cities would likely adopt the same program to help homeowners who owe more on their mortgages than their houses are worth.
http://www.startribune.com/business/yourmoney/220998141.html

pat said...

Actually there has been a lot of change in these last fifty years - much of it in the last few months.

Bill O'Reilly lately has been actively grilling black guests on why there is so much black violence. That would have been unthinkable just last year.

It looks like with the fall of Detroit and the Trayvon Martin case, white America is beginning to question the liberal formula. Black solidarity is as strong as ever but I seem to sense a change in the direction of the wind.

We are beginning to see black faces again in the media. The papers started hiding black crime around 1955. Rapes, murders and home invasions by 'teens' are now routinely accompanied by pictures or videos which reveal the perp's race.

Even my liberal friends are having doubts.

BTW for the youngsters out there let me repeat once again - Martin Luther King was not a particularly good speaker. He affected that Southern Black Preacher cadence and was rather more effective than Hillary Clinton at it - but he really wasn't very good at all. His oratorical skills are a later construction. Jesse Jackson was(is) a very good speaker - not King.

Albertosaurus

Anonymous said...

King the Merciless.

Harry Baldwin said...

Jesse Jackson was(is) a very good speaker - not King.
Albertosaurus


They would have to put subtitles on the screen for me to understand Jesse Jackson these days. I'm not trying to by snarky--he sounds like he had a stroke.

Hacienda said...

I got a newsflash for all of youz.

It's not about the numbers. It's about the personality.

You all LOSE. Big time.

Anonymous said...

I think it was very insensitive to use white stone.

Harry Baldwin said...

If we need a few inspirational Mike Tyson quotes to carve on the base, these would be suitable:

"Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth."

"I'm not Mother Teresa, but I'm not Charles Manson, either."

"You can't stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat."

"I ain't the same person I was when I bit that guy's ear off."

"When I fight someone, I want to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip out his heart and show it to him."

Anonymous said...

Harry Baldwin said...
Jesse Jackson was(is) a very good speaker - not King.
Albertosaurus

They would have to put subtitles on the screen for me to understand Jesse Jackson these days. I'm not trying to by snarky--he sounds like he had a stroke.

__________________________

Agree with you. I can no longer understand Jackson.

Even when I could understand him, I laughed, couldn't take his rhyming seriously. I guess blacks like that stuff.

Anonymous said...

The statue is bad. What more can be said of it?

Harry Baldwin said...

Even when I could understand him, I laughed, couldn't take his rhyming seriously. I guess blacks like that stuff.

He hit top form in 1987 with "From the Outhouse to the White House" @ 1:58.

Mr. Anon said...

"Anonymous said...

Agree with you. I can no longer understand Jackson.

Even when I could understand him, I laughed, couldn't take his rhyming seriously. I guess blacks like that stuff."

A rhyme is a terrible thing to waste.

Power Child said...

@GrouchoMarxist:

I wonder, if conservatives sincerely launched a "Get it over with and make white people slaves" movement because they were sick of all this posturing and hypocrisy, would liberal whites be sympathetic to it?

David said...

>Martin Luther King was not a particularly good speaker. He affected that Southern Black Preacher cadence<

Even Noam Chomsky says he couldn't stand it (12:25 - 14:00).

Ed M. said...

Steve, what is your point here? I'm dense, can you explain the funny?