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El Paso

By Patrick Van Roy On September 17th, 2020

For Charles

25 Responses to “El Paso”

  1. Some of the racism we’ve been speaking about.

  2. I never would have thought this stuff would hit El Paso. Shawn King will be so proud that people are following his “suggestions.”

  3. Pelosi did not criticize the destruction of other statues.

    Maybe she can pretend to disapprove of this cultural atrocity.

    Democracy is messy, you know.

  4. Patrick, can you check your e-mail please?

  5. certainly…… it will take a bit, but no prob.

  6. //Maybe she can pretend to disapprove of this cultural atrocity.//

    Phantom, I honestly think you are much more likely to welcome this (perhaps secretly) than she is.

  7. Some of the racism we’ve been speaking about

    OMG

    Even for someone who throws the racist epithet around with such freedom that’s some stretch.

  8. Noel

    I’m genuinely surprised that you of all people would say that. I fully expect that of others.

    This is an ugly, sustained thing. There have been quite few other similar attacks on statues at Catholic churches in NYC and nationally, now in Texas, by religious and political bigots, as well as the many attacks on statues of military and political figures.

    There are two political parties here, and one has been generally silent on the matter, and the other has condemned the destruction in a loud voice.

    And we’re not supposed to ever think or talk about it?

    If it is OK to talk about it, what should be said?

    Is this a good response to what is happening?

    https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2020/07/09/christopher-columbus-statue-removed-baltimore-nancy-pelosi-responds-latest/

  9. The vandalism was based on race.

    The words of the suspect confirm that.

    In a court affidavit obtained by ABC-7, police said Cantrell told them the “skin color of the statue was the wrong color.” Cantrell reportedly remarked that “Jesus was Jewish and therefore should be a darker skin color.”

    https://kvia.com/news/crime/2020/09/15/jesus-statue-decapitated-in-brazen-vandalism-attack-at-el-pasos-st-patricks-cathedral/

  10. Left-liberalism is truly a mental illness. We’ve allowed it to radicalise the simple-minded for too long.

  11. It’s amazing.

    Now the usuals will say that it is a one off and that it’s not based on hatred and bigotry and that it is racist to talk about it. Because it’s a ” wedge issue ” or whatever.

  12. The vandalism was based on race

    As I said, that’s some stretch. Probably a ‘hate crime’ too.

    It is racist to talk about it. Because it’s a ” wedge issue ” or whatever.

    Stop making things up. Your the one who loves the casual ‘rascist’ allegations.

  13. “Jesus was Jewish and therefore should be a darker skin color.”

    Note

    should be a darker skin color

  14. Here’s a clue, Phantom. A statue, whose image has been manipulated for a European population, doesn’t have ‘skin’.

  15. Now the usuals will say that it is a one off and that it’s not based on hatred and bigotry and that it is racist to talk about it.

    The same people who will go volcanic is someone burns a Koran. It’s as if they have an agenda.

  16. It’s as if they have an agenda

    Delicious irony.

  17. whose image has been manipulated for a European population

    Keep talking.

    I beg of you.

  18. From the distant past, from before JFK took office, the great Marty Robbins sings of El Paso

    Rosa’s cantina was a real place, and remains a functioning restaurant.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zBzZJd-nfw

  19. Keep talking.

    I beg of you

    Why not just say what’s on your mind instead of some vague, opaque guff?

  20. He’s saying he wants you to elaborate on your faery tale about the pic being manipulated for the weenies

  21. I think he can talk for himself?

  22. Beer summit in El Paso!

  23. Jesus looks like Robert Powell. Every body knows that.

  24. This hatred fueled vandalism is not new at all

    Could link to a number of local incidents quickly from memory

    https://www.pix11.com/2018/12/03/statues-destroyed-at-brooklyn-church-police-investigating-as-hate-crime

  25. There have been attacks on church statues and churches for as long as I can recall, and from across the political and sanity spectrum.