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An eclectic mix of articles that might give us some hope amidst the insanity

New JDL – NY says “Honor the Victims not the Killer, Rasmea Odeh

At 4:30 pm, Monday, August 14th. The anti-Israel Left held a rally to CELEBRATE murderess Rasmea Odeh (an ICON of Resistance) in Union Square Park.

“We urge all to join us on 14 August in NYC to show our love and support for Rasmea Odeh before her sentencing in federal court three days later in Detroit. This will be her last court appearance and Rasmea is planning to make a statement.

Rally to support Rasmea Odeh Hosted by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

The plea agreement that has already been reached states that Rasmea will not get additional jail time – but she will have to leave the U.S. This rally will express our support for a legendary former political prisoner and beloved community leader.

This rally will express our support for a legendary former political prisoner and beloved community leader. This rally will express our support for a legendary former political prisoner and beloved community leader. Gather on the steps in the southern plaza.” [Face Book]  

They were endorsed by an obscenely LONG list of puppet and ghost organizations:

1916 Societies
Anakbayan New Jersey
Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
American Muslims for Palestine – NJ Chapter
Black4Palestine
Brooklyn For Peace
Brooklyn Revolutionary Collective
Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine
Committee to Stop FBI Repression
Freedom Socialist Party – U.S.
International Action Center
International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
International League of Peoples’ Struggle – ILPS US
Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
Labor for Palestine
Majlis Ashura -Islamic Leadership Council- of New York
Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition
NY4Palestine
NYC Jericho Movement
NYC Students for Justice in Palestine
NYC Shut It Down: The Grand Central Crew #blacklivesmatter
New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP)
Pakistan USA Freedom Forum
Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)- حركة الشباب الفلسطيني
Party for Socialism and Liberation – PSL
Peoples Power Assemblies
Radical Women – U.S.
Release Aging People in Prison – RAPP
Saoirse Palestine
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
Students for Justice in Palestine at Hunter College
United National Antiwar Coalition
Workers World Party

BUT, the New-JDL had a counter-demonstration to “Honor the Victims NOT the Killer, Rasmea Odeh”.

They were there to counter the Samidoun LIES with FACTS: Rasmea Odeh is a terrorist convicted of the murder of two young Jews, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner on Feb. 21st, 1969.

They were killed in an explosion in an Israeli market. Odeh murdered them, yet she was being honored  at a rally in Union Square Park.

“The public must be made aware that she is a convicted murderer and not a victim. The public must be made aware that Edward and Leon are the victims. Please join us and help fight the lies of radical Islamics and their supporters.” [Face Book]

The JDL gathered “at the steps in the southern plaza” before the Samidoun arrived, creating a dilemma of sorts for the anti-Zionists. Now they couldn’t display their signs on the steps as planned.

Video 1

But, did they have a Plan B? Perhaps not, as the Samidoun stood around laughing, smirking and pointing at the JDL while they pondered what to do next.

A decision was finally made to walk in a circle (they love going round and round) and that they did while chanting “Racists go Home”.

VIDEO – 2

Eventually, some of the younger terrorist-lovers did the predictable, standing in front of the JDL signs.Then some of the younger JDL’s became more vocal as they two sides edged closer and closer  finally coming nose to nose just as the NYPD arrived.

Video 3

 The JDL counter-protest was VERY successful proving it does NOT take an army to weaken the resolve of these radicals – even though that may be brief – it was FUN to watch their confusion. They obviously expected only SUPPORT for their murderous darling, Rasmea Odeh.


Interestingly, the NYPD officers seemed almost bemused as they placed barricade after barricade between the two groups, building a Wall to keep the PEACE.

Maybe there’s something to be said for walls, PEACE and safety from the violent animus of WAR-mongers like Samidoun and Hamas.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas share certain goals and values. To each, it is not a question of whether a peaceful settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is possible. It never will be acceptable. What is acceptable is violence against civilians. [investigative project]

 SO, Goodbye and Good Riddance to Rasmieh Odeh

The creation of a state of terror, instability and panic in the souls of the Zionists” is a goal spelled out in the Islamic Jihad’s internal bylaws […] Hamas unveiled an updated charter this year […] it remains committed to never recognizing Israel’s right to exist and demands “the full and complete liberation of Palestine : “from the river to the sea”. 

In other words, no peace while Israel exists.

Rasmieh Odeh bombed that grocery store before either group was created [Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad] so America has lost a pioneer in Palestinian terrorism. Take note of who grieves for that loss more than the loss of life she caused. [investigative project]

Flickr Slide Show of both sides

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FAKE NEWS UPDATE:  Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network can’t handle the TRUTH:  the JDL hung in there and RAINED on the Samidoun Parade. NOBODY LEFT!

David Jamesnovitch August 14 · “Racist scum from JDL just showed up to the anti Trump event waving a “blue lives matter” and were shouted down by the crowd and left abruptly”

We Say: Goodbye and Good Riddance to RASMEA ODEH!

[Where indicated pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

 == UPDATE on Reparations PAYBACK 2017==

Norway Demands Palestinians Repay Funds and U.S. Congress Cheers. No moneys can be  used to HONOR KILLERS like Terrorist and Murderess, Dalal Mughrabi

A total of 38 Israelis, including 13 children, were killed and 72 were wounded by Dalal Mughrabi [eight other militants died as well as Mughrabi]

Leaked photos of Dalal Mughrabi’s remains in a Palestinan propaganda leaflet which purports to show former PM Ehud Barak taking a suicide belt off of Mughrabi.

Members of the US Congress are hailing Norway’s recent actions and calling for Washington to take similar steps.

Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) recently introduced an amendment to an appropriations bill that would have prohibited US funds from being used by the PA to publicly honor terrorists. The amendment was disqualified by the House Rules Committee on a technicality, but Sarah Stern — the president of the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) — said that she and her colleagues will be working with members of Congress to reintroduce a similar amendment “at the earliest opportunity.” [Pamela Geller, Jewish Breaking News]

NEXT: THE LIES CONTINUE on SEPT 19 from 6 PM – 8 PM at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza – outside the U.N. “From the U.S. to Palestine” (#BuildMovementsNotWalls). Hosted by American Muslims for Palestine – NJ Chapter and Jewish Voice for Peace-New York City.

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Tell Roger Waters “No BDS Here!” at the Belasco Theatre

“Music is intended to transcend political barriers and promote cultural exchange, pluralism, and diversity. Instead, Roger Waters is promoting hate. The Jewish Defense League will continue to take actions against Roger Waters until he renounces antisemitism in all of its forms, including the unjust boycott of the Jewish state.” [Face Book]

 Video below of Waters arriving to a chorus of “Shame on you” at the  Sept 10th protest :

The Belasco Theatre, where the equally despicable, Michael Moore is appearing in  his failed Broadway show, “THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER“.

Roger Waters has been a vocal advocate for BDS and anti-Israel rhetoric making it imperative that organizations like the JDL and AFSI hit the streets in opposition to his anti-Israel, anti Jewish animus.

Still, many of the passersby outside the Belasco had never heard about the anti- Jewish, anti-Israel agit-prop supported by Waters (and Moore).

Many, like this woman, were sorry they had tickets for the Barclay Center.

Roger Waters may be a giant to some, but this is one despicable human being coming to Brooklyn’s Barclay Center on September 11th and 12th.

Advocates FOR Israel will be outside the Center NOT welcoming him:  “WE DON’T NEED NO ROGER WATERS!”

They will carry signs like, “BDS NOT WELCOME HERE!”,  “HELL NO! ROGER MUST GO!” and “Say NO to Roger Waters” and ENOUGH!

Silence equals complicity.

Silence permits anti-Semitism to grow.

We must be SILENT NO MORE!

[See Flickr Slideshow for more of the protest]
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[Pictures and video property of Pamela Hall]
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9 -11 NEVER GIVE IN – NEVER FORGET!!

A Day of Remembrance. A Day of Mourning.

“It’s a day the left would rather we ignore. It’s a day that Islamic supremacists secretly and not so secretly celebrate. It’s a day the elites call a day of service. In service to whom? The attackers? The simpering soft selling and apologetics is a deliberate distraction and a diversion from discussing the enemy and their ideology. September 11th is national day of mourning. Period.” [Pamela Geller]

A Day that lives in Infamy.

View from World Trade Center pit- 2006

Survivors Stairway

I don’t remember what year I took this video, it was possibly 2010 or earlier. What caught my eye, as I got closer, was the Jewish bagpiper playing “Amazing Grace”, with the tower blue lights shining heaven ward, reminding us that This is NOT a Day of Service, Obama.

This is a Day of Remembrance. A Day of Mourning.


Never, Never, NEVER FORGET!

[Where indicated, Pictures and Video property of Pamela Hall]


Sadly, in 2017 the truth is silenced and the enemy grows bolder making “Can’t We Talk About This” an important tool in the fight against Islamic Terrorism. Never Give In.

JDL Rally For Jewish Prayer at Temple Mount NOW!

“Muslim and Christian clerics say that Temple Mount “belongs only to Muslims” [Pamela Geller]


LET OUR PEOPLE PRAY!

Rally Jewish Prayer at Temple Mount NOW!
Thursday Aug 10, 2017. 4:30 – 6:30 PM. Israeli Consulate – NYC

Across from the Israeli Consulate, NYC
They will hear us say-
“Today is the day!
Let Jews pray!!”

The Temple Mount is ours!
End the arrests!
End the harassment!
Let Jews Pray!!!!!

August 10, 2017 – It was a small protest. The New JDL-NY and friends gathered outside the Israeli Consulate.

The consulate is very close to the ‘hallowed’ decaying walls of the United Nations and their blatant pro-“palestine”, anti-Israel bias, as this large display of LIES mounted during the “2014 Anti-Semitism Conference” made very apparent. Palestine, Good. Israel, Bad.

What else could we expect from an organizations run by dicto-crats who hate Western values and the Jews and Israel. Which brings us back to “Let Jews PRAY at THEIR Temple Mount!

Inside of welcoming their thoughtful protest with kind words, the cowards in the Israeli Consulate spent more time worrying, quizzing and HOPING that this quiet band of PRO-Israel New Yorkers would Go AWAY. “Why are you are here. How long. Oh? Well, we didn’t know you were coming.


Pfizer Building security was very concerned. “You and your signs can’t lean on our building. Touch our building.  Step away from our building. Thank you.

Flickr slide show:

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Crossing the avenue to the public sidewalk in front of the Israeli Consulate I was told to LEAVE – the sidewalk- by someone who came from inside the Consulate.

Him, “You can’t take pictures of the protesters across the avenue. Or film. You must move. You can’t take pictures.”

Me, “It’s a public sidewalk, sir.” 

Him, “I’m Jewish,too. But, I am asking you nicely to leave.” 

Me (nicely), “I will take my pictures of my friends. I’m blocking no one on this public sidewalk. Then I will leave.”

Him, “This is about security.”

Me, ” I’m not a security problem.  Just a person taking pictures of my friends — on a public sidewalk.”

Him, walking away, shaking his head as I continued to take pictures.

Take NOTE- people in the Irish Bar – two doors over (approximately where I wound up – inside a concrete berm so I would NOT block the sidewalk)  THEY were chatting stationery objects in a public walk-way.No problem for the consulate. But MOI, “Move along. You can’t film or take pictures of the people ACROSS the avenue.

As I finished and headed back to the west side of Second Avenue, the NYPD security follow me- REPEATING the same silliness about not taking pictures … from a public sidewalk. He knows I broke no laws, which I politely repeated, and then he said the predictable, “Thank you for your co-operation.”

On the plus side, passersby in vehicles and on foot were PLEASED that the “Let The Jews PRAY” had come out in support of Israel and the Temple Mount.  New York is not completely lost to the anti- Israel lobby.

Too bad the residents of the Israeli Consulate didn’t appreciate support when they SAW it.

The time is NOW. Jews are being arrested for praying at our holiest site, The Temple Mount. A Jewish man was just given a restraining order forbidding him from going to The Temple Mount because he got married there.

The Temple Mount is Jewish. It’s OUR holiest site.

The demand is simple: Israel must immediately abolish the “status quo” and allow Jewish prayer and worship on the Temple Mount.

Please join us on Thursday, August 10th at 4:30pm. Bring your Israeli flags. Bring American flags. Bring signs demanding to end the “status quo” and allow Jewish prayer at The Temple Mount now.

Now is the time! We have waited long enough!!

This protest is being held jointly with the phone-in protest hosted by Take Back the Temple Mount.

[All photos property of Pamela Hall]

Next – up/ Coming soon – and returning like a bad dream on Sept 24, 2017: The 32nd Annual Muslim Day Parade : “BUILDING BRIDGES”. (Oh, yeah that’s the ticket to the Temple Mount- ya think?”)

SAVE DACA vs DUMP DACA- COLUMBUS CIRCLE- AGAIN

Wednesday August 30, 2017 5 pm. The DACA illegals and fellow travelers gathered in Central Park at Columbus Circle. Again.

I write this on Monday, September 4, Labor Day in the States. A topic for another day perhaps; the wisdom, or not, of celebrating UNIONS.  Meanwhile the headlines are a-quiver with apprehension, knowing the President will be addressing DACA this day or the next. Will he or won’t he end Obama’s presidential fiat.

“Amid reports that President Donald Trump will be ending the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) policy that protected people brought illegally to the United States as children from being deported, the Women’s March has pledged to make his life “impossible.” [NY Daily News]

Central Park- 4:45 pm. As I arrived, the police presence was on the center-isle, by the globe; by Trump’s International hotel. Perhaps this is where they remained.

Or perhaps there was a intentional stand back/”stand down” directive to the NYPD from Mayor”Red Bill” de Balsio. Whatever, the NYPD presence for this rather large presser was nil as the crowd gathered…

The leftists and illegal ringers were spread over a wide area at the entrance to the park, posing for photographers and giving interviews to random media.

As the crowd gathered there was breathing room; the press could walk easily throughout for the photo-ops and interviews. SOME however (moi) experienced the usual shove and block assaults to impede photos and filming.

Tracked the main culprit (Rabbi Michael Feinberg) and his ‘soldiers: three PRESS and a rabbi assaulting the press, they must be very proud.

During the media frenzy, 4-5 counter protestors from the JDL stood QUIETLY at an entrance to the park; holding their signs (and an Israeli flag). Left alone (even by the police) they stood unnoticed for most of the pre-march press/rally. But, this was not a truce – just the quiet before the storm.

About 15 minutes before the march began, the harassment that bordered on assault began …and….escalated. Oddly, there were NO NYPD to be found. Preparing for the march? In the street? The norm has been one or two officers assigned to the counter-protest. OR to miraculously appear at the first hint of an escalating uproar.

As the illegal instigator’s emotions ran the gamut of nasty, obscene and …. ridiculous …. all (of course) aimed for “the cameras”. No police ever appeared.

However, as the illegal ringer wound down,  the leftist TEACHERS (their signs proudly said they were educators)took over.

These EDUCATORS continued to block the four QUIET counter-protestors, even after the screaming illegal moved on.  Still, no police. Nada. We were on our own.

The crazed illegal, I’ve seen her meekly address crowds at other rallies, was NOT so meek this day. She was irate: ” Freedom of speech?? This is OUR rally!!

In the crowd were people of color, who looked embarrassed and dismayed as they watched and heard the illegal woman assaulting and insulting the quiet counter-protestors.

Some were able to dialogue with the counter-protestors, quietly and without confrontation.

Even though they did not agree with them on all points, they were disturbed by the Leftist-Illegal assault on free speech/assembly and needed to have a reasonable, quiet debate of thoughts. That they did .

Finally, “The March” began as the peons were giving their orders to line-up, screaming “Illegal and UNAFRAID” while stopping often for photo-ops of the pièce de résistance, an electric “DEFEND DACA” sign while chanting “This is what COMMUNITY looks like.”

If only the press could see the DACA-philes as irrational instigators, crowd manipulators, a threat to even their freedom of press. But, they don’t. won’t. Can’t escape the madness.

“The explanation for this apparent madness is that the left — both the scribblers and the shock troops — bear all the characteristics of a mob, as set forth more than a century ago by the father of group-think, French psychologist Gustave Le Bon. No behavior of the left is mysterious if you’ve read Le Bon — or “Demonic.” In The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind, Le Bon observed that the “complete lack of critical spirit” prevents crowds from “perceiving … contradictions.” [Ann Coulter- Front Page Magazine]

The Young Turks (TYT Politics) interviewer, Nomiki Konst, is an example of the pre-arranged narrative, written – dictated- before they arrived.

“They have forgotten what the contributions of different cultures have meant to various societies. There is the bad, as we have seen from history, and as we see now, but there is also the good. If Caucasians are so bad, then why is one section of the world struggling to empty into the Western lands? Do you see any exodus headed elsewhere?” [Facebook]

Excerpts from Nomiki Konst’s report at TYT . No amount of BAD behavior was going to change her pre-ordained conclusion: Illegals GOOD. America BAD.

Still, the anti-facists FASCISTS do not hide their intentions. They intend to to deconstruct America one illegal at a time….

We are a direct action group committed to opposing, disrupting and defeating any government act that threatens democracy, equality and our civil liberties. “RiseandResist.org”

Our cities, our urban centers, are in trouble, some lost already. Will the rest of America be able to survive without them? We might have to.  is this our future?

++ Pictures and Videos Property of Pamela Hall ++

Flickr Slide show

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Playlist of six short videos

LINKS to other reports:

AdalahNY,

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Eid, CAIR and Halal Investing “for our future” – Nasdaq Times Sq

UPDATE here: Dueling Billboards

 

The stealth Jihad rolled through Times Square, September 1, 2017, as the end of EID brought the inglorious UNVEILING of an EID al-Adha ad to the Nasdaq Market Square (Times Sq)

CAIR had partnered with Wahed Investment to encourage Halal investing thru the NASDQ electronic billboard.

CAIR claims to be a Civil Rights Group, in fact, it is HAMAS in the U.S.” [#TruthAboutCAIR]

Wahed Investment is “Revolutionizing Halal Investing”.

Nasdaq. Sharia investment:  (slavery. homophobia. misogyny.) Is the check good? ” Light the lights. Curtain up.”

Click thru for and critical expose on Sharia Finance. and more here from Forbes  2011.

Islamic finance is not confined to Muslim countries but is spread over Europe, the United States and the Far East; nor is it limited to Islamic borrowers, but is also used by many companies as an alternative source of funds. The principles of Islamic banking are similar in many respects to conventional banking, asset financing and project financing principles commonly used and applied under English law worldwide. Islamic Finance  is the application of the Sharia to the finance sector.

So Nasdaq bowed to the CAIR Lobby ’cause money talked. 

But, really, Nasdaq: CAIR. Hamas. Sharia. Have you no shame?

 

 

[Pictures and Video property of Pamela Hall]

Flickr slideshow:

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NYC Italian-Americans:Save Columbus Circle Statue!

“They have forgotten what the contributions of different cultures have meant to various societies. There is the bad, as we have seen from history, and as we see now, but there is also the good. If Caucasians are so bad, then why is one section of the world struggling to empty into the Western lands? Do you see any exodus headed elsewhere?” [Facebook]

Stop Mayor Red Bill de Blasio. Again. Now it’s the Italian-American heritage assault.  On the steps of NY City Hall,  a press conference was held in support of  the Columbus Circle statue. A GIFT to the city of NY in 1892 by Italian immigrants.

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A passionate roster of speakers mostly Italian-Americans were there but none came to hate-on America. They spoke with pride as Americans who are also proud of their Italian heritage.

Opening remarks from Councilman Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore).

Borelli begins by mentioning the significance of Italian American protests in 1970-1. And now Columbus is next on the chopping block. He warns de Blasio and Mark-Viverito, who are opening historical arguments 4oo years old, your actions are more divisive than uniting. The iconoclasm we are seeing […] will look foolish 200 years from now. How will our actions today be judged. This is an unfortunate chapter in NYC’s history. We are concerned about preserving his (Columbus’) legacy. We are asking […] he be judged through the lens of the era in which he lived.”

 Congressman Borelli was followed by Joe Piscopo (Piscopo excerpts)

“This is about my grandparents. They came from Italy. They came in steerage. On the boat to Ellis island, passed the statue of liberty. With no respect they came to this country. You know what they did? They learned the law. They learned the language. They were proud to become Americans. I wasn’t allowed to speak Italian in the house. They became Americans. The one iconic symbol for Italian-Americans was Christopher Columbus. He’s flawed. We’re all flawed. Hey, I’m flawed. We’re all flawed. You know what gets me frustrated … Italians have no respect. We never complain… When we were prejudiced against. When they hung Sicilians in New Orleans.(**lynched March 14, 1891 **) Teddy Roosevelt said, “They got what they deserved.” FDR interned Italians during WW2. We didn’t complain because WE WERE AMERICANS. Leave our statues alone (cheers). Stop the political correctness. It’s killing us. Keep the greatness, keep the texture, the character of the United States of America.”

The reality that politicians of a ‘progressive’ persuasion – aka Marxists – seem to be gaining ground as they “progressively” wipe our American history from the books inspired multiple speaker. They spoke passionately of their pride in America and our shared history. [Part 1 – Candidates were introduced “Bo” Dietl, Michel Faulkner, Steve Saperstein, Lucretia Potter.

5 speakers (in order):  Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn), Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo (R-Mid-Island), Assemblyman Ronald Castorina Jr., Brooklyn Councilman Vincent Gentile, Councilman Mark Mark Treyger.

These proud Americans put the mayor on-notice that no one is going to suck-it-up and accept his offensive proposals. Leave our statues ALONE. [Part 2 –Staten Island artist Scott LoBaido is introduced followed by 5 speakers (in order) Queens Councilman, Eric Ulrich, Joe Guagliardo, National Council Of Columbia Associations, Joe Sciame, former president Sons of Italy in America, John (?), and last –  the attorney representing 10,000 members in the NYPD Association and Manny Rothstein.

It was a moving and informative 45 minutes presser. Well-attended by the press, a press that was clearly not too sympathetic to the cause as was apparent in the Q and A. You can see and hear the disdain in the reporters’ questions.

So, will Mayor “Red Bill” and his fellow travelers, Melissa Mark-Viverito, diverge from their path of destruction? Not bloody likely.

Will the citizens of NYC allow this proud Italian-American symbol of our shared American history to disappear, treated with disdain by the anti-America Left? Not bloody likely.

This is war. Americans vs the Marxist cabal. Game on.

+++ This is a partial list of names mentioned in video: Councilman Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore), Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn),  Assemblyman Ronald Castorina Jr., Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo (R-Mid-Island), Assemblyman Matthew Titone (D-North Shore),  Staten Island artist Scott LoBaido, comedian Joe Piscopo, Brooklyn Councilman Vincent Gentile, Joseph Guagliardo of the National Council Of Columbia Associations, Joseph Sciame, the former president of the Sons of Italy in America.++++

Ending with a flashback to the art exhibit built around the Columbus statue in 2012.

I was thrilled to walk up the scaffolding stairs, to see the Columbus statue up-close on September 20, 2012. But, was this a good thing?

October 2012- “Discovering Columbus”- a rare opportunity to see the 1892 marble figure of the great Italian explorer up close. Nishi, who is internationally known for transforming historical monuments by surrounding them with domestic spaces, said the aim of his piece is to put the viewer at eye level with the statue. “Discovering Columbus” is his first public art project in the United States.

However, this particular art-event – “Discovering Columbus” – was met with derision by the Italian American community; covering up the statue with a scaffolding, on Columbus Day 2012 – Not nice.

And now, five years later, they fight the outrageous possibility of removing the statue all together and RENAMING the Circle ++ LENAPE CIRCLE ++

What’s next? Renaming the continents? No more Amergus Vespuci. No more “America”. Sadly the big LIE of “indigenous” people to the North and South American continents would live on.

Links: Gothamist, Patch

** 1891 lynchings mentioned by Joe Piscopo In late 19th-century America there was a growing prejudice against Italians, who were immigrating to the American South in large numbers to fill the shortage of cheap labor created by the end of slavery. Sugar planters, in particular, sought workers who were lower paid and more compliant than former slaves; they hired immigrant recruiters who began bringing the Italians to southern Louisiana. In the 1890s, thousands of Italians were arriving in New Orleans each year. Many settled in the French Quarter, which by the early 20th century became known as “Little Sicily.”[22] 

Southern Italians were not considered full-fledged members of the “white race”… Between 1890 and 1910, Sicilians made up less than 4 percent of the white male population, yet were roughly 40 percent of the white victims of southern lynch mobs.[54] **

[Where indicated pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]