Hey Trump, Mt. Rushmore Has Ties to White Supremacy Groups

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The Sordid History of Mount Rushmore

by Matthew Shear/Smithsonianmag.com October 2016

Each year, two million visitors walk or roll from the entrance of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, in South Dakota, to the Avenue of Flags, to peer up at the 60-foot visages of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. Dedicated 75 years ago this month, Mount Rushmore was intended by its creator, Gutzon Borglum, to be a celebration of not only these four presidents but also the nation’s unprecedented greatness. “This colossus is our mark,” he wrote with typical bombast. Yet Borglum’s own sordid story shows that this beloved site is also a testament to the ego and ugly ambition that undergird even our best-known triumphs.

In 1914, Borglum was a sculptor in Connecticut of modest acclaim when he received an inquiry from the elderly president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, C. Helen Plane, about building a “shrine to the South” near Atlanta. When he first glimpsed “the virgin stone” of his canvas, a quartz hump called Stone Mountain, Borglum later recalled, “I saw the thing I had been dreaming of all my life.” He sketched out a vast sculpture of generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, and was hired.

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  1. These types of articles are getting to be ludicrous!! You want to post about white supremacists then let`s start with Democrats of whom were the major slave holders!! How about posting about the filibuster the Democrats held trying to stop the Civil Rights Act. How about the Klan that was started by a Democrat!! Mt. Rushmore is a work of art – period! And as you yourself stated, Borglum had modest acclaim when he was contracted to do Stone Mountain. He was an artist who saw a stone canvas and an opportunity to better himself.

  2. Oh dear, now we’ll have to tear down Mount Rushmore. Quick, get some college students, ANTIFA and BLM together and begin hacking away at the monument. That is if they really have the nerve to climb it. While we’re at it, let’s trash the Constitution or better yet just burn it, after all it was written by slave owners, so who needs it. Then there’s the Declaration of Independence…something that for some reason so many Americans fail to understand even with this July 4th weekend, wanna bet 95% of Americans will get it wrong about this holiday. As it was also written by slave owners, it too needs to go. The Bill of Rights was also written by a slave owner so that needs to go as well.
    We’ll replace it all with post modern Marxist style pronouncements and those who fail to comply will get the same treatment the other victims of Marxism received, after all it is what Bill Ayers and Angela Davis wanted.
    So let’s throw it all away and replace it with the new politically correct Marxism. That way everyone will be free to enjoy life under the new form of government the Idiocracy.

    • It should also be noted that the creator behind the monument was also in the midst of a huge statue to Crazy Horse……how’s that for rayciss?
      Meanwhile the ignorant savages in Portland are destroying statues of Thomas Jefferson and various others deemed too rayciss to stand.
      In Seattle, land of CHAZ, the mayor or what ever she calls herself, maybe it’s comrade Durkan, finally had to do something about the mess, especially after the local business people there, including black business owners began filing lawsuits against her dishoner the mayor.
      Or maybe it was because of the multiple shootings that occurred inside CHAZ which led to the deaths of two young boys….both black.
      However one of the ignorant savages nearly blew themselves up with a large firework. To bad it didn’t go further.

  3. There is no mistaking an all out assault on the Indigenous people that ramped up once Trump got in, but was already nearly non-stop for hundreds of years.
    The first thing he did was ram that pipe in and show military brutality to peaceful protestors at Standing Rock.
    Then they drove the herd of new evangelical converts from Guatemala north and sorted them into preferred piles of useful labor, prisons and adoption networks for assimilation.
    Now he returns to Lakota to claim a victory, and ceremony. It will not end well for Trump. This is evangelical mischief and they think they can perform magic. It is very transparent and childish.

    • I should also add, the dysfunctional persecution complex combined with declining money, has created an alliance that has been coming for some time between the Vatican and the evangelicals. Barr has made this very clear. This is religious domination playing out in front of our eyes. As well as the continued erasure of history, and cultural genocide of great people.