Georgia House Votes to Place Privately Funded Statue of MLK at Capitol

Online Athens, March 4, 2014

Support was overwhelming Monday in the Georgia House for putting a privately funded statue on the grounds of the state Capitol honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who grew up a few blocks away.

There was little debate before the 173-3 vote. Only Rep. Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson, raised the point that the other people commemorated with statues on the grounds had either served as elected governors, senators or both.

The sponsor of House Bill 1080, Rep. Calvin Smyre, D-Columbus, said while King was never elected, he is the only Georgian honored with a national holiday and one of two to have received a Nobel Peace Prize. {snip}

“This will be the most significant tribute paid to Dr. King since President Reagan signed the holiday into law because we will be honoring him in his home,” said Rep. Tyrone Brooks, D-Atlanta, and a one-time aide to King. {snip}


[Editor’s Note: Just recently, Gov. Nathan Deal ordered the statue of US Senator Tom Watson removed from the Georgia State Capitol. Blacks had long lobbied for its removal, arguing Watson was “racist.” Republicans have a 119-60 majority in the Georgia House.]

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  • thomas edward

    The sticking point is “privately funded.” If blacks take up the collection, they’ll steal the money before a statue can ever be erected.

    • Pro_Whitey

      I guess it will be up to Coca Cola then. I figure it still gets done. Mr. Taylor saw this coming from miles away. I have realized that people like Watson, white supremacists, were not so because they had any inflated notions of the greatness of white people. Rather, they realized, as we are seeing today, that if whites let go of the whip of power, then some other group will take it up and use it. If whites don’t keep a hold of the whip, then they are going to get whipped. The statue switch is a perfect example of just one of the consequences.

      • Jesse James

        Actually Tom Watson worked very hard and took a lot of abuse during his early political career trying to get black farmers to support white farmers in getting a populist third party going. He never had any luck convincing blacks and in his later career he despised blacks for failing to support what he saw as their class interests and wanted to disenfranchise them. Also for those of you who realize how disastrous the First World War was to western civilization, Watson was a vocal opponent of America’s entry into the war.

        • Are you telling me that blacks didn’t work for their class interests as part of a multiracial political coalition, instead opting for their racial interests? Funny, that’s the almost daily party line at MSNBC about white Republicans whose household incomes are in the five figures.

          • Jesse James

            Yep maybe we do have something to learn from the blacks after all. Vote right, vote white, vote “new third party name here”.

        • dmxinc

          WWI was just about the beginning of the end.

          The Crimean War was probably the actual beginning of the end.

          • Jesse James

            Interesting is it not that people are talking about the Crimean War again. It really wasn’t so very long ago.

        • Jesse James

          Tom Watson battled northern corporate and banking interests that were keeping their foot on the neck of the South. He wrote a lot of interesting things that still have resonance today:

          He saw how corporate elites were using the negro to vote against the interests of free white men:

          “The people of Georgia are hell-bent on smashing that Wall Street ring which rules and robs our state. They are determined to put White Supremacy INTO LAW, so that they shall never again be vexed or intimidated by the scare of Negro domination.”
          He noted that “In Georgia they do not dare to disfranchise him, because the men who control the Democratic machine in Georgia know that a majority of whites are against them. They need the negro to beat us with.”

          “and our matured conviction is that the only salvation for the negro in America is the acceptance, in good faith, of his legal rights as the full measure of what is due him. The sooner he abandons his attempt to share political power and privileges with the whites, the better for him… We made civilization; the negro never made this, or any other. He has degraded every governmental system that he has been allowed to influence. As a duty to our forefathers, to ourselves, and our posterity, we must see to it that the negro makes no Haitian hell of the United States.”

          He saw how newspapers serve corporate interests and are used to hide what is really happening:

          “Under our present system of Government, through the representative, it is practically impossible for you to keep up with what is going on. The newspapers won’t always tell you the truth … To a large extent, our daily papers, especially, are controlled by corporate interests, who want legislation in their favor at your expense. There are some things you cannot get a chance to say in these newspapers. When they have got something especially unjust to put through, that is the very thing that is put through on the sly, and you will learn about it when it is too late.”

          He was against the rule of Federal Judges:

          “The construction given to the general welfare clause, and the elastic quality of the Implied powers (in the Constitution), have enabled the Government to adopt almost any sort of law the old lawyers on the Supreme Bench consider desirable. In the last resort, therefore, our laws depend upon the will of nine men chosen from one profession. These nine Supreme Legislators are usually the graduates of corporation law offices, foisted upon the people by partisan Presidents.

          Federal judges, who were corporation lawyers before they became judges, are halting the sovereign States, reducing them to the station of mere private trespassers, and retaining them, by ever-ready injunction, from the exercise of governmental powers. Insolent corporations and usurping judiciary are moving step by step to a situation which a free people cannot endure”

          If you are looking for inspiration as a white nationalist you should seek out some of Tom Watson’s writings both his speeches and his editorials in his populist newspaper. The threats to white liberty that he discusses are as fresh as this mornings Drudge Report.

          • Jesse James

            One final Watson quote and I will give it a break. This he wrote himself and is perhaps his best epitaph,

            “Let the tide ebb — it must be so; let the daylight fade, it must be
            so — but this much any poor mortal can do, and should do: Hold aloft, to the very last, the banner of your creed; fight for it as long as you can stand; and when you go down, let it be possible for you to say to those who love you: Lay a sword on my coffin; for I, also, was a soldier in the great struggle for humanity.”

            Hold aloft your banners brothers and sisters, this struggle has been going on since long before any of us were born and it will continue as long as the last white man and woman exists.

        • Tarczan

          I must say that your point is also stated in the book “Creature of Jekyl Island”, and it’s pretty convincing. Reading that book has changed my view on things, and made me extremely cynical of any military action.

          • Jesse James

            I have that one on my reading list but haven’t gotten a copy yet. I need to try a little harder.

        • So CAL Snowman

          Tom Watson sounds like my kind of guy.

          • Lt_Greyman_NVA

            Amen! I have never heard of this guy before, but to hear his words from long ago and how they ring true today makes me realize again we once had great Statesmen in this Country. Thank You JJ for sounding his words once again.

        • Lagerstrom

          Wow! I’m amazed that the authorities didn’t rip his statue down in the 70s and replace it with a statue of James Brown!

    • Tarczan

      You mean privately extorted.

    • That’s you people. You’re all thieves. It’s quite embarrassing. If there’s a dollar to be had, you people wont rest until you’ve pocketed it in some way; fair or foul. Money and an orgasm, by any means necessary.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Next, MLK will replace one of the heads on Mt. Rushmore, replace someone on one of the currency bills, replace someone on a coin, replace the Statue of Liberty, and what else?
    Spineless white men! One punch from a 140 lb. black teenaged punk can knock a lot of you out. What are you going to do? Vote for your boy Boehner again?

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    This will be one statue that will look better once the pigeons have releaved themselves repeatedly on it’s head.

    • D.B. Cooper

      Misspelled words are what “those people” do. If you don’t watch out, the pansy white boy liberal will be oh-so quick to point out your 6th grade edjamacation.
      The most venomous, vilest hate I receive on other sites are from the indoctrinated white male democrat.
      Fix those two errors. Don’t feed the beast. I’m not going to tell you how. The problem solving white man can fix it himself.

      • DudeWheresMyCountry?

        Yes I can’t always see with a three inch android outside. Don’t worry about it, I wouldn’t want you to turn into one of those pansy White boy liberals you mentioned.

        • D.B. Cooper

          That’s better. Consider it practice when you dive into other sites that are full of Hillary’s minions. You can tell which ones are black. They have the most misspelled words.
          The punk white boys are the ones who don’t know what a comma is, nor the shift key on a computer.

          • Petronius

            There seems to be a strong correlation between left-wing opinions and difficulty with the English language.

  • Truthseeker

    MLK is nothing but a symbol of black conquest at this point. He in no way symbolizes equality or racial harmony (as so many idiotic white liberals believe), he’s just a figurehead for white cultural displacement. Do I honor or respect his legacy? Not a whit.

  • Jesse James

    If we had truth in public imagery in Georgia we should have the MLK and Tom Watson statues facing each other with their hands around each others necks. I guess like it or not whites and blacks will be chained together by history and hatred in Georgia until the flames devour us all.

  • Spartacus

    So the whoremongering communist gets yet ANOTHER statue… Does he already have more than George Washington ?

    • Whitetrashgang

      George Washington doesn’t have the white hooker vote. I guess soon MLK will replace Jesus and we can all start re writing the Bible, or at least a new chapter.

      • So CAL Snowman

        The Book of Sorrows

  • MekongDelta69

    Next year, there will be a movie about this:

    Twelve Years An Idiot
    (Originally titled, “Twelve Years a Plagiarizer, Communist Sympathizer, and Womanizer”, but they had to shorten it, so it would fit on the screen.)

    And don’t worry – it’ll be next year’s Oscar winner – sight unseen.

  • Petronius

    In 2010 New Jersey took down the historic statue of brave old peg-legged Governor Peter Stuyvesant of the New Netherlands Colony. The statue had stood in Jersey City for over 100 years, but, like many of our colonial founders, Stuyvesant was a slaveholder, and so his day of reckoning finally came.

    We seem to be evolving a completely new form of political authority: racial and cultural domination –– domination by the bearers and privileged interpreters of our history, morality, religion, art, entertainment, music, literature, and law. By this means our people and our culture are being erased.

  • 1stworlder

    Ok we should force the declassification and release of the govt records of MLK. They are so bad it keeps getting pushed back.

  • Whitetrashgang

    Will the statue have white hookers in it, any maybe some booze.

    • Jesse James

      Hmm we should exercise our free speech rights by throwing empty liquor bottles and used condoms around the base of the statue.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    MLK symbolizes the decline of the US from its position of global dominance. His real legacy is white flight, black social pathology and widespread black-on-white crime.

  • John K

    Indeed, “privately funded” by the taxpayers of Georgia.

  • “There was little debate before the 173-3 vote. . . . Republicans have a 119-60 majority in the Georgia House.”

    You would think that things like this would get conservatives and paleoconservatives to stop yammering about ‘Red States’ all the time as if they were controlled by Ronald Reagan or George Wallace. Kieth Alexander, love ya brother, but see if you can put paleos in charge of at least a couple of Southern state capitals before you urge paleo Whites to move to the Confederacy.

  • Eric_Arhtur_Blair

    I hope the statue includes a cushioned kneeling bench so people can worship properly.

  • Truth Teller

    I’ve heard a bit about Tom Watson. He sounds like a great guy and we need 100 Senators and 435 Congressman just like him. Being against WW1 shows he was far more intelligent than the Princeton professor Woodrow Wilson.

    • Pelagian

      Leo Frank trial!!

    • curri

      James K. Vardaman of MS was also a great progressive/populist (pro-poor white) who paid with his career for his opposition to Wilson’s War. He was one of only six US Senators who voted gainst the declaration of war against Germany. A true profile in courage, as JFK (or his ghostwriter) might have put it.

  • Lagerstrom

    Another nail in the coffin.

  • Truth Teller

    I came to Tom Watson’s conclusion that our worst and most powerful enemies are the federal judges. I copied the information about is ideas they are exactly what I think about how and why Whites have been on a downward spiral for 60 years.
    it’s the Judges, the Judges, the Judges unelected dictators for life who rule supreme over the executive and legislative branches and us.

  • Rep. Calvin Smyre, D-Columbus should tells about black crime in Columbus and how nothing is done about it.

  • Pelagian

    Would someone more educated on Reconstruction than I , please comment on this notion that I have?

    One of the side effects of reconstruction was that the people in the south didn’t feel that they had their own law, and confidence in the judicial system was vitiated.
    That’s why they in some cases they had recourse to lynchings . The heavy hand of Reconstruction, therefore was a contributory cause to blacks getting lynched in the South. Am I close?

  • curri

    Clueless chumps keep saying that “the real America” still exists out there somewhere.

  • jackryanvb

    Anyone else notice how these mean, threatening MLK statues look like North Korean, Stalin dictator statues? We’re banned from public celebration of Christmas but are being forced to worship MLK statues as holy idols.

    Seems like Bible Belt white folks in the South should resist this.

    MLK Jr:

    Not a God
    not a saint
    Not a “Doctor”

    MLK jr. was a man, good at something’s, very bad at other things. MLK did not end segregation in Birmingham AL, Birmingham Al is completely segregated today.

  • WR_the_realist

    The cultural displacement continues.

  • It always surprises me how you people justify urban blight or trailer park blight with the working poor and worthlessness.
    There’s a very big difference between MLK and Nathan. Nathan was openly proudly racist. Martin was for tolerance and equality.
    Your problem is that you will no longer be the protected class. You’re spiraling down to the status of equality from the position of superiority and majority to minority.