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Mon Jun 29, 2015, 08:38 PM

51. I loved the idea of of an MLK memorial in DC--I hated the execution of that thing.

It was made in China. I'd rather have seen an American artist's work, preferably someone with a connection to the Civil Rights movement. Whatchagonna do, I guess? They never listen to me, anyway (heh heh)....

I've seen it up close, and it looks like they made it so that, when they take over America, they can do a bit of carving and cutting, and --poof!--they've got a statue of MAO ready to go!!!



I am kidding....but hey, it could happen....!!!



They removed that awful, simplistic and inaccurate "drum major" quote and decided to leave it blank--there was no repair or a replacement quote. They put some rock-formation-ish striations on the surface and left it at that.



http://www.demotix.com/news/2466389/mlk-jr-paraphrased-quote-removed-memorials-stone-hope#media-2466365

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/01/controversial-drum-major-paraphrase-removed-from-mlk-memorial/

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