Monday, May 2, 2016

Federal Art Project

The people in charge of our money have decided to change the face of the US $20 bill. Harriet Tubman is going to replace Andrew Jackson. More accurately, Jackson will be relegated to the back. Harriet who?

I remember standing in Jackson Square in New Orleans in 2003 and having my picture taken in front of the historic statue of Andrew Jackson.

But now, one of the greatest Americans to have lived is downgraded to the back of the $20 bill so we unenlightened bigots in 2016 America can celebrate true heroism, Harriet Tubman-style.

At this rate, every statue to a white male in America will come down with a religious zeal. We are entering uncharted territory, with no historical precedent for what white people are allowing to happen in either the USA or Europe.

Looks kinda like John Kerry.
There's no underground railroad for white people in America to safely seek refuge in a free society elsewhere, with the tyranny of equality demanding white people sacrifice their history for the betterment of "humanity."

In so doing, we guarantee we have no future.

Currently, white people have absolutely no moral authority in America; conversely, this is the exact reason behind the strange rise of Donald J. Trump, with millions of white people showing (in their support of Trump), there is something still redeemable and worth fighting to preserve in a sizable portion of Americans.

Born in poverty, Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) had become a wealthy Tennessee lawyer and rising young politician by 1812, when war broke out between the United States and Britain. His leadership in that conflict earned Jackson national fame as a military hero, and he would become America’s most influential–and polarizing–political figure during the 1820s and 1830s. After narrowly losing to John Quincy Adams in the contentious 1824 presidential election, Jackson returned four years later to win redemption, soundly defeating Adams and becoming the nation’s seventh president (1829-1837). As America’s political party system developed, Jackson became the leader of the new Democratic Party. A supporter of states’ rights and slavery’s extension into the new western territories, he opposed the Whig Party and Congress on polarizing issues such as the Bank of the United States.

Tubman had big hands.
Harriet Tubman was an American bondwoman who escaped from slavery to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She was born in Maryland in 1820, and successfully escaped in 1849. Yet she returned many times to rescue both family members and non-relatives from the plantation system. She led hundreds to freedom in the North as the most famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, an elaborate secret network of safe houses organized for that purpose.

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