|The Famous Statue of The Father of American Music - Stephen Collins Foster|
The Marxist Cultural Revolution is alive and well in America, and has claimed another victim. The city of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania's iconic monument to native son Stephen Collins Foster, the Antebellum songwriter widely acknowledged as the Father of American Music has been deem offensive and the 117 year old statue removed from public view.
At morning' first light, the 1,000-pound 10-foot-high bronze statue that stood at the entrance to Oakland's Schenley Park for 74 years, moved from its original location near the entrance to Highland Park to prevent vandalism, was remove on orders of the city's
Foster, who was born in Pittsburgh on July 4, 1826, wrote more than 200 songs, including such time-honored classics as "Oh Susanna," "Camptown Races" and "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair." The statue had stirred controversy for years because it depicts Foster standing with a black man playing a banjo at his feet. The hyper-sensitive I'm offended crowd have described it as racist and demeaning to blacks(?) Others have argued that it depicts Foster gaining inspiration from a black musician. While some of Foster's songs contain graphic, derogatory depictions of slaves, he is credited with being among the first musicians to dignify and humanize blacks through his songs. He died at age 37 on Jan. 13, 1864 in New York City, with 38 cents in his pockets.
The city plans to replace the statue with a memorial to black women and has scheduled public meetings to gather suggestions before deciding on a theme. Perhaps a large black granite depiction of Michelle Obama's Ass would satisfy the shit-weasels.