Marjorie Taylor Greene has made a statement that black folk should feel pride when confronted with an existent Confederate Monument because such an assault on their senses would provide an golden opportunity to demonstrate to their children what great strides they have made as a people within a nation that continues to allow their display.
But at least she is consistent and kinda sorta understands whom the instigators of the American Civil War compare with in world history, as she has argued in the past that hypothetical statues of Hitler and Satan himself should be allowed to stand as, I suppose a reminder, as if one is needed, of how truly despicable human and mythical figures can be:
The The Independent
“A resurfaced video from 2020 shows Marjorie Taylor Greene opposing the removal of Confederate monuments by suggesting that those statues – or hypothetical statutes of Adolf Hitler or Satan – should remain in place “to teach others about who these people are and what they did.”
The video published by Punchbowl News on Monday – as the Georgia congresswoman continues to defend her remarks comparing coronavirus mask guidance and Covid-19 vaccine policies to the Nazis’ treatment of Jews during the Holocaust – shows then-candidate Green appearing before a city council hearing in Dalton, Georgia on 15 June.
“We’re seeing situations where Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln – all kinds of statues are being attacked, and it seems to be just an effort to take down history,” she says in the video.
“And whether I see a statue that may be something that I would fully disagree with, like Adolph Hitler, maybe a statue of Satan himself, I would not want to say, ‘Take it down,’ but again, it’s so that I could tell my children and teach others about who these people are, what they did and what they may be about.”
Here’s the promised video, though unless you distrust The Independent’s reporting or if you feel an overwhelming desire to see Marge in her summer casual shorts, I can’t really recommend it…
And, courtesy of PatriotTakes, Marge’s more recent remarks re: disreputable figures… and replies:
Oh, sure, it’s just like how people love to keep pictures of their abusers in their house!
It’s not traumatic to see them AT ALL! When you look into the cold, dead eyes of the person who hurt you, you think “I’ve made so much progress!”
—MY PHONE IS BREAKING FROM THE SARCASM—
— Jay Black (@jayblackisfunny) February 19, 2023
If she were a decent patriotic person she’d reject honoring traitors and seditionists—oh, wait.
— FiddleDeeDee (@ChristieFiddle) February 19, 2023
The same theory goes for putting a statute of Hitler in Tel Aviv…
— 🌻Mark Irish#19 (@markellis56) February 19, 2023
Who would object to that?
Marjorie Taylor Greene, like Trump, is a racist asshole.
— Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈 (@RonWaxman) February 19, 2023
🙌 🙌 🙌
We haven't come that far if people are going to come up with such lame excuses to defend those statues.
— Customer Disservice (@CstmrDisservice) February 19, 2023
You know MTG, someone once said something or other about opening your mouth and removing all doubt…
What the heck was that?
Oh, never mind, just please shut the hell up.