State Rep. Tyrone Books Cheers Removal of Thomas Watson’s Statue from Georgia Capitol

Atlanta Daily World, November 21, 2013

The statue of Thomas Watson, a Georgia United States Senator in 1920, is being removed from the grounds of the Georgia State Capitol and State Rep. Tyrone Brooks says he’s glad.

“Several years ago, I met a young photojournalist from Creative Loafing, Joeff Davis, who was dedicated to the removal of the statue of Thomas Watson from the grounds of the Georgia Capitol because of Watson’s racist reputation,” said Brooks. “This was his idea and I have been privileged to have worked with him to make this a reality.”

The former U.S. Senator, author, newspaper man, and a self-described white supremacist, Thomas Watson, is being moved from the Georgia State Capitol as a part of a construction program. Gov. Nathan Deal issued an executive order that allows crews to move the 12-foot-tall statue to Plaza Park, a fenced-off, state-owned park across the street.

Davis was instrumental in starting a petition campaign that resulted in getting the attention of the Georgia Governor. {snip}

“We are elated by the proposed removal of the Tom Watson statue and we would like to see the statues of Sen. Richard Russell, Gov. Eugene Talmadge, and Confederate General John B. Gordon also removed from the State Capitol, as well as all the other statues which we consider offensive,” said Representative Brooks. “I link the removal of the Watson statue to the victory in the removal of the 1956 Georgia State Flag. But this is not the end of the situation or the problem. We must continue to petition the Governor and other state leaders that these old racist artifacts must be not only removed from the grounds of the Georgia State Capitol, but replaced by African-American, Native American, and Asian American monuments which represent the Georgia of today.”

In an editorial earlier this year in Creative Loafing, an Atlanta weekly newspaper, Davis wrote that he was inspired to take on the Watson campaign after attending the Moores Ford Bridge Lynching Reenactment press conference that Brooks holds every year underneath the Eugene Talmadge statue. {snip}

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The exact removal date and time of the statue of Thomas Watson is not known. “We encourage a celebration on the steps of the capitol when this statue comes down,” said Rep. Brooks.

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  • Manaphy

    “Several years ago, I met a young photojournalist from Creative Loafing, Joeff Davis, who was dedicated to the removal of the statue of Thomas Watson from the grounds of the Georgia Capitol because of Watson’s racist reputation,”

    Joeff Davis is an ironic name for an anti-white. I’m guessing that he is a member of the tribe.

    • JDInSanD

      On the other hand, Creative Loafing isn’t very ironic at all now is it?

      • Katherine McChesney

        Sounds like a name for a black enterprise.

        • Brian

          It’s the local uber-lib hipster tabloid. SWPL, with a smattering of LGBTQLMNOP and POC.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Why not just go ahead and put MLK on the $50 bill? Go on! I do not thinks whites will do anything about it, and might even approve of it.

    • GOD

      Many would be giddy over it. You know, people like the ones who voted for Obuma…..twice.

    • Alexandra1973

      I wouldn’t mind seeing Obama’s picture on a $3 bill.

      • Lagerstrom

        Queer as a three dollar bill.

      • John K

        Or on a 3 cent nickel.

    • ixObserver

      Not sure if you were serious but mark my words – it will happen at some point in time. Telling from experience.

    • Jack Burton

      It’s too soon, maybe after all those old Whites have died, like Oprah wants, they can go ahead with that.

    • Thor Bonham

      Or Obamas mug on Mt. Rushmore ,??

  • sbuffalonative

    The Civil Rights Movement will soon be defined as the 2nd American Revolution; the first being deemed illegitimate because it was fought by and for white men for white supremacy.

    What we are seeing is a purge of white history and white historical figures. Any historic white figure who can be defined as a ‘racist’ will be eliminated and replaced by a black man or woman.

    • Brian

      There are at least two dozen streets in Atlanta formerly named for white financiers, landowners, judges, military men, politicians, doctors, etc, that have been renamed for local groidish agitators.

      • plaintruthforidiots

        It’s “named AFTER”, not “named for”…

        Americans…

    • Anna Tree

      Today’s Avrahams of the new religion, albeit secular this time, are smashing the idols all over again: but nowadays whiteness is the false god. White idols have to be destroyed to give place to the new/”real” gods: the Non-whites.

      And it is not only statues, new believers redeem themselves by brainwashing themselves or their kids to miscegenate or the least by adopting non-white kids to take white children’s place. And I fear that it could turn physical too…

    • John K

      The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a declaration of war on white America. Most whites haven’t taken the blinders off and realized it yet.

  • Jesse James

    There is no Georgia history without all these old white male “racists”. American blacks would love to start us all over with a Year 1 Pol Pot kind of red terror where all whites are forced out into the fields. They will find some of us are harder to shift than a few statues.

    • Jack Burton

      The reason we’re even still a productive nation is because of America’s “racist” past. People don’t think about that. If we hadn’t had a racial line, we would be more like Brazil and be a second or third world nation.

      • Thor Bonham

        What is the difference ? If we don’t go back or at least ship them all out, we will get there eventually ..

  • JohnEngelman

    If two generations after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed and the War on Poverty that was declared the same year, most blacks behaved and performed as well as most whites, there would be less resistance to this kind of thing.

    • Jack Burton

      That makes no sense at all, who is upvoting this garbage.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Yeah, I had to read it three times. I think he means that history has proven race realists right. If the social engineers were right, pulling the statue down would have been more appropriate, but the race realists got it right.

  • A Freespeechzone

    Since George Washington owned slaves….and didn’t free them until he was on his deathbed; with the changing of demographics to dark and PC, it’s only a matter of time before he is sanitized from our history…

    I’m sure most of the Founding Fathers will fall into that category as well….but, then, liberals and the dark want to rewrite history to make it sound as if they were the founders…

    I wish that was a joke…

    • Sick of it

      It’s not a joke, we were warned about it in 1984 (written all the way back in 1949).

    • Anna Tree

      “prophet” mohamed killed many blacks and owned many slaves, do you think Brooks would say a word about this?

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Yeah, you’re right. He knows he’d get a visit from those tolerant ones.

    • Jack Burton

      If there were more personal quotes of what he thought about Negroes, I have no doubt they would erase him as well.

      Watson just happened to be very outspoken on the issue. Furthermore, and more importantly to the powers that be, he was for the lynching of Leo Frank and criticized rich Jews.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      He willed the slaves be freed after his wife died, but Martha was concerned they might whack her to get an early release so she released them.

  • Truthseeker

    “We are elated by the proposed removal of the Tom Watson statue and we
    would like to see the statues of Sen. Richard Russell, Gov. Eugene
    Talmadge, and Confederate General John B. Gordon also removed from the
    State Capitol, as well as all the other statues which we consider
    offensive,” said Representative Brooks. “I link the removal of the
    Watson statue to the victory in the removal of the 1956 Georgia State
    Flag. But this is not the end of the situation or the problem. We must
    continue to petition the Governor and other state leaders that these old
    racist artifacts must be not only removed from the grounds of the
    Georgia State Capitol, but replaced by African-American, Native
    American, and Asian American monuments which represent the Georgia of
    today.”

    In other words: “You built it, we’re taking it.”

    • Sick of it

      How the heck would Asian American monuments represent virtually any part of American history? These people are insane.

      • Truthseeker

        They’re not white. That’s all they care about.

      • Jack Burton

        Tyrone Brooks is a dumb, senile Negro.

        Asians and Amerindians represent nothing about our history, and neither do Negroes other than slavery. They had zero to do with our development as a nation, any more than farm animals should have a statue dedicated to them for their labor.

        As to his idea about modern GA, Asians are only 3% of the population and Amerindians are .3%.

        Affirmative action has confused his peanut brain, he thinks everyone should have a statue just because they’re a different race.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “We must continue to petition the Governor and other state leaders that these old racist artifacts must be not only removed from the grounds of the Georgia State Capitol, but replaced by African-American, Native American, and Asian American monuments which represent the Georgia of today.”

    Nope, blacks are not racist at all. Native Americans, Asians and blacks represent Georgia, not Whites. When the end comes I’m going to drag my Marshall Mx412s and my Schecter Diamond Synyester Gates edition guitar to my roof and play Megadeth’s “Symphony of Destruction” as loud as I can as the United States collapses around me and the fire consumes all living things.

    • Brian

      Marshall 4×12, JMP-1 pre, 9200 amp, and Les Paul over here in GA. ‘A tout le monde, a tout mes ami, je vous aime, je doir partir’…

  • Spartacus

    “We must continue to petition the Governor and other state leaders that
    these old racist artifacts must be not only removed from the grounds of
    the Georgia State Capitol, but replaced by African-American, Native
    American, and Asian American monuments which represent the Georgia of
    today.”

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    Can someone punch this caricature of a chimp in the nose ?

  • You give ’em what they want, the more they wine and demand more.

    Nathan Deal just exposed himself as a pushover.

    He was pretty good when he was first elected, on immigration and other things. But lately he’s been going in the wrong direction.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    “We are elated by the proposed removal of the Tom Watson statue and we would like to see the statues of Sen. Richard Russell, Gov. Eugene Talmadge, and Confederate General John B. Gordon also removed from the State Capitol, as well as all the other statues which we consider offensive,”

    It’s all about the rewriting of history…and of course what a small subset of society wants.

  • MekongDelta69

    Tyrone Brooks meets Creative Loafing.

    You can’t make this stuff up

  • RHG

    No doubt he thinks a statute of himself should be up there instead.

  • Alexandra1973

    If he wants racists removed, he’d better find another line of work.

    • ThomasER916

      I don’t know. He’s in the right line of work for “anti-Racism.”

  • DailyKenn

    Cultural displacement

  • ixObserver

    Usual business in a large diverse nation. Like the French guy said in his interview, America is relatively very young, so these things are new to you and hence get a lot of attention. In relation to other pressing issues, this just pales. After a while even the symbolism is lost on majority of people. The sociological parallel between US, Brazil and India is striking despite lot of differences. You just have to know one to know the other two.

  • Pro_Whitey

    We could save money on statue moving, and a lot of other money besides, if we removed the blacks instead.
    Regarding Watson, I know some here recoil at the term “white supremacist”, and I cannot say I am yet comfortable with it either. However, consider what is happening, and look to other examples like what is happening to whites in Zimbabwe and South Africa, and you realize that if whites don’t seize political control, or supremacy, then someone else does, and whites get screwed. I am beginning to realize that by white supremacy, Watson was not implying that whites were somehow inherently superior to blacks, but instead realizing that if whites don’t hold the whip, then they are going to get whipped.

    • Jack Burton

      White supremacy failed, we’re living the proof of that. So White supremacy per se, ruling over non-Whites within our nation, is very dangerous and counterproductive in the long-term. It’s an exploitative model. What the Germans developed is much more intelligent and productive for racial preservation in the long run.

      • Pro_Whitey

        I can agree with that. Trying to separate, or get the blacks and browns the hell out of the U.S., is a necessary goal. Chopping welfare and conditioning welfare on birth control/sterilization would be a good interim goal. My point is that when there is a mixture, there is no Kumbayah moment of unity and living in peaceful harmony, but rather dominance by one side or another. If a side has to be dominant, people like Watson reasonably concluded that they wanted themselves to be dominant.

        • Jack Burton

          Not trying, but doing. Having a racial living space, an ethnostate, is absolutely necessary for racial preservation.

    • emiledurk16

      A term designed to de-legitimize us who hold a racial awareness.
      Right now I could care less what they call me.

  • bubo

    Perhaps Mr. “Tyrone” will request a 20 foot tall statue of Michael Vick to take it’s place.

  • Juan Outtamany

    A statue of Wayne Williams will take its place

    • A child-murderer would be ideal as the new city hero, so long as Atlanta was renamed “Harare” or “Kinshasa”.

  • “Several years ago, I met a young photojournalist from Creative Loafing, Joeff Davis, ….

    Creative Loafing? Is that the same as Sneakily Shucking Responsibility?

  • “Free at last. Free at last. No pictures from the past.”

  • IstvanIN

    The winners destroy the history of the losers. Mao started disassembling the Great Wall. Muslims blow up statues of Buddha. The Conquistadors burned the writings of the Aztecs. We are being conquered, there is no attempt at becoming American, at assimilation. This is nothing more than conquest, or, if you prefer, surrender by our “elites”, to an inferior people.

    The canonization of Kennedy and the entire corrupt, America hating Kennedy clan is making me sick.

    • Paul

      I think you’ll find in WWII the Germans made no attempt to erase the history of France.

      • IstvanIN

        France declared war on Germany.

        • Paul

          Your point being?

          • IstvanIN

            Germany had no interest in eliminating France from the history books. It was self-defense. As opposed to the current invasion from Mexico.

  • Johnny Squire

    Tyrone Brooks is currently under federal indictment for wire, mail and tax fraud. He is being allowed to serve in the Georgia State Legislature while his case is pending.

    “ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) –

    A federal grand jury has indicted Georgia state Rep. Tyrone Brooks on charges that he misappropriated almost $1 million in charitable funds.

    Brooks, 67, of Atlanta, was charged by a federal grand jury in a 30-count indictment that includes charges of mail, wire and tax fraud.

    According to authorities, Brooks misappropriated funds from Universal Humanities, a charity he founded in 1990, and the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials.

    “While the FBI continues to make public corruption matters its number one priority within its criminal branch, we do so with a clear commitment to the rule of law,” said Mark F. Giuliano, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Atlanta Field Office. “Today’s federal grand jury indictment reflects the commitment of the FBI and its law enforcement partners to follow the facts of these investigations wherever they lead us.

    The indictment charges that from the mid-1990s through 2012, Brooks solicited contributions from donors to combat illiteracy and fund other charitable causes.

    He then used the money to pay personal expenses for himself and his family, according to the indictment.

    “Mr. Brooks exploited two charitable organizations for his own personal financial gain which came at the expense of the intended beneficiaries of the charitable donations,” said Veronica Hyman-Pillot, Special Agent in Charge of the IRS Criminal Investigation. “IRS Criminal Investigation is committed to investigating individuals who use charitable organizations for their personal gain. Mr. Brooks defrauded not only the donors, but also the American taxpayer by evading his tax obligations. Tax compliance should and must be equally shared among all Americans.”

    Brooks will appear for arraignment on a date set by the court.”

    • emiledurk16

      Oh is that sweet !

  • Jack Burton

    There’s no doubt he was racist by today’s standards, it’s not even a question. The website that has been dedicated to the removal of his statue has plenty of quotes from him to substantiate that. In fact a lot of his language would offend today’s milquetoast pro-Whites like those here at AmRen. Many of his quotes would be deleted here.

  • Jack Burton

    Originally under the Oglethorpe Plan GA was a colony that was dedicated to the yeoman of Britain, and slavery was banned.

  • He pre-killed what you thought is argument was by prefacing it with “If”.

    If the Romans had invented the deteronic frombotzer in time, the second Punic war could have been avoided, and we’d have cities on Mars now.

    “If” is a suprisingly important word when it is allowed to lead a paragraph.

    • MikeofAges

      So true. At a minimum, “if” allows you to impute that others are inadequate or at least guilty of oversight. Or “if” could just be the start of a good yarn.

    • ThomasER916

      He’s not denying that at all. What he’s saying is simply – Georgia’s history is WHITE history. No “if’s” or alternate realities were being ignored. The premise they on which they were made were being denied.

  • Jesse_from_Sweden

    Just make the EBT-cards look like bills, and put MLK’s picture on them…..
    Easier to do since it’s the magnetic strip/chip that counts and not really it’s look.
    And it means all blacks will now have some type of photo id with them when they go shopping…..

  • HJ11

    Off Topic: Murdered Amy Biehl’s mother in the papers again as she continues to disrespect Whites by not only forgiving but befriending her daughter’s killers.
    Spit! Disgusting neurotic pathological altruist. This kind of crap harms all Whites.

  • Curiously, Thomas Watson was a die-hard populist who opposed the death penalty.

    Mr. Watson’s hatred of Jews began with the murder of a 13 year-old Irish factory girl, Mary by her Jewish boss, Leo Frank, over some back pay that was owed her. Frank’s death sentence for murder was commuted, so he was “released” from his jail and lynched. Watson was delighted, and admitted so in print.

    What set Watson off? He had always championed the poor, and perhaps he became a bit angry at the thought of Frank deciding he needed more money than Mary needed her life.

  • Thor Bonham

    And no one says a word, eh ? They just take the statue down and that’s it ? ..
    I have an idea to the offended black man and his ilk, why not pick your butts up and move to a country where you think it’s not racist ?

  • Bunky

    What a heavy lift Tyrone accomplished.
    He fixed race relations all by himself by having that statue moved.
    Stone mountain still have those carvings?

  • Paleoconn

    While you’re busy taking down statues of racists, why don’t you take down the Lincoln Memorial? TR’s face on Mount Rushmore? Harry Truman memorials. MLK, Malcolm X street names. Take it all down, because all those noble men were racist.

  • John K

    What are they going to replace it with? Probably another memorial to MLK, or Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, or even Nelson Mandela. The joys of diversity….

    These black con artists won’t rest until they’ve renamed all our schools and colleges, and removed every trace of Southern heritage.

    If anything, I would be in favor of renaming prisons after blacks. It is fitting, as they only make up 13% of the national population, yet make up over 50% of the national prison population.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    I think you meant co-president Bill Clinton?….<;-)