DAILYKENN.com -- The intentional erosion of Western culture continues as a monument honoring noted white song writer Stephen Foster was removed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Forster wrote Florida's state song, Suwanee River in 1851.
Racism appears to be the preferred pretext for displacing white culture. The monument honoring Foster included a black slave strumming a banjo. Extremists supposed that depiction of a slave to be demeaning and offensive to blacks, and so the statue was removed.
Authorities did not consider that the removal of the statue is demeaning and offensive to many whites and sane non-whites. They did not consider that the removal of the statue constitute anti-white racism.
In reality it appears that Western genocide is the compelling motive behind the removal this and other monuments that remind whites that the United States was once a prosperous nation with a white, Western identity and as such should be considered the birth-right property of Western people much as Jews claim Israel by ethnic birthright.
According to the biblical narrative, Hebrews fleeing Egyptian exile displaced native Palestinians by force, massacred them, and claimed their region as their own. The newcomers cited providential authority.
Europeans migrated to the sparsely populated North America. Rather than displace natives, white settlers attempted to live peacefully with Indians. Advanced technology and weaponry allowed white settlers to defend themselves from attacks by native savages. Fake history interprets the self-defense of whites as aggression.
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A 118-year-old statue of the Oh! Susanna songwriter was removed from a Pittsburgh park Thursday after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo.
In October, the Pittsburgh Art Commission voted to take the Stephen Foster sculpture out of Schenley Plaza and find it a new home. For now, it will remain in a storage lot, out of the public view.
Foster is also known for writing The Swanee River (Old Folks at Home) in 1851, which became the state song of Florida in 1935, even though Foster had misspelled Suwannee and never set foot in Florida. That song also contained racist slurs. In 2008, the Legislature designated that a revised version of the lyrics be the official version.
In Pittsburgh on Thursday, workers used straps and construction equipment to lift the 10-foot-bronze statue off its base. It was strapped to a flatbed truck and taken away.
The Giuseppe Moretti statue was completed in 1900 and thousands attended its dedication.
The shoeless banjo player is based on "Uncle Ned," a fictional slave and subject of a song by the same name. Critics have long decried the statue as racist.
"It’s the single most offensive display of public art in Pittsburgh, hands down," Paradise Gray, a hip-hop activist, musician and writer, told the Post-Gazette in August . "It permanently depicts the black man at the white man’s feet."
Others say it highlights that Foster was inspired by black spirituals. Some historians contend the 1848 song is actually an early, subtle anti-slavery song.
A statue honoring an African-American woman will be put up in its place. Residents can submit nominations.
Foster, a Pittsburgh native, is often called the father of American music and was known for enduring tunes from the 1800s.
His other songs include Camptown Races, My Old Kentucky Home and Beautiful Dreamer.
He died penniless in New York City in 1864 at age 37.
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