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(The Hill)   We've secretly replaced this statue of a slave trader with one of a Black Lives Matter protester. Let's see if anybody notices   (thehill.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Black people, Slavery, Sudan, Arab slave trade, Race, White people, United Kingdom, sculpture of a Black Lives Matter protester  
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2020-07-15 11:01:33 AM  
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2020-07-15 11:05:03 AM  
A) I like it
B) I hope we don't see another Madison, where moron protestors tore down a statue of "progress" (a woman, sculpted by a woman) and an abolitionist colonel in the Union Army.
 
2020-07-15 12:54:33 PM  
I like it, I hope it stays.
 
2020-07-15 12:58:05 PM  
It looks good.  Keep it.
 
2020-07-15 12:59:47 PM  
Better hope she doesn't say anything racist or Anti-Semitic anytime soon.
 
2020-07-15 1:03:05 PM  
That's brilliant.

Also, is it weird that... a friend of mine wants to fark a statue?
 
2020-07-15 1:04:33 PM  
Maybe it comes to life like a Golem or Kim Cattrall in Mannequin
 
2020-07-15 1:08:47 PM  
I love this. Now let's see it happen in the US.
 
2020-07-15 1:09:04 PM  

Ragin' Asian: That's brilliant.

Also, is it weird that... a friend of mine wants to fark a statue?


That's been a thing since literally ancient times.

Check your friend's closet. They might already be doing it...
 
2020-07-15 1:13:00 PM  

ng2810: Ragin' Asian: That's brilliant.

Also, is it weird that... a friend of mine wants to fark a statue?

That's been a thing since literally ancient times.

Check your friend's closet. They might already be doing it...


Kinky.
 
2020-07-15 1:15:32 PM  

Ragin' Asian: That's brilliant.

Also, is it weird that... a friend of mine wants to fark a statue?


Just off the campus of Johns Hopkins University is a monument to the namesake.   It's a bust (no pun intended) of Hopkins flanked by two semi-nude figures, one male and one female.   The frat boys each year take the job of polishing up the breasts on the female form and usually, that also involves one of the pledges being photographed sucking on a nipple.
 
2020-07-15 1:18:10 PM  
 
2020-07-15 1:19:05 PM  

PanicAttack: I love this. Now let's see it happen in the US.


John Oliver has some suggestions:

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2020-07-15 1:25:31 PM  

PanicAttack: I love this. Now let's see it happen in the US.


Agree
 
2020-07-15 1:29:37 PM  

omg bbq: ng2810: Ragin' Asian: That's brilliant.

Also, is it weird that... a friend of mine wants to fark a statue?

That's been a thing since literally ancient times.

Check your friend's closet. They might already be doing it...

Kinky.


How many times do I have to tell y'all: Only the first time.
 
2020-07-15 1:30:51 PM  
I find myself very attracted to that statue.


Is that weird? Should I not have said that aloud?
 
2020-07-15 1:31:31 PM  
Would he be guilty of Statutory Rape?
 
2020-07-15 1:32:25 PM  

I Browse: I find myself very attracted to that statue.


Is that weird? Should I not have said that aloud?


If you're going to flirt with her, be realistic, don't wanna put her on a pedestal.
 
2020-07-15 1:32:37 PM  

rnatalie: Ragin' Asian: That's brilliant.

Also, is it weird that... a friend of mine wants to fark a statue?

Just off the campus of Johns Hopkins University is a monument to the namesake.   It's a bust (no pun intended) of Hopkins flanked by two semi-nude figures, one male and one female.   The frat boys each year take the job of polishing up the breasts on the female form and usually, that also involves one of the pledges being photographed sucking on a nipple.


We had a statue of a topless young woman in the quad at my school. Every winter someone would put a sweater on it.
 
2020-07-15 1:33:47 PM  

Commander Lysdexic: Might not stay up.

Mayor Marvin Rees said the statue did not have permission to be installed.
In a tweet he said: "Anything put on the plinth outside of the process we've put in place will have to be removed."


Yeah. Good luck with that.
One had better hope he has an assistant bright enough to quietly reach out to the artist to have them fill out some perfunctory forms to satisfy 'process' so both sides can claim victory here.
 
2020-07-15 1:34:56 PM  

Commander Lysdexic: Might not stay up.

Mayor Marvin Rees said the statue did not have permission to be installed.
In a tweet he said: "Anything put on the plinth outside of the process we've put in place will have to be removed."


the people who painted the BLM street letters took the time to get a permit. The douches who tried to paint over it got arrested. There's no reason not to submit for these kinds of permits, they'll probably get approved.
 
2020-07-15 1:36:28 PM  
#nolivesmatter and that will be proven in the coming wars.
 
2020-07-15 1:47:03 PM  

Greil: Commander Lysdexic: Might not stay up.

Mayor Marvin Rees said the statue did not have permission to be installed.
In a tweet he said: "Anything put on the plinth outside of the process we've put in place will have to be removed."

the people who painted the BLM street letters took the time to get a permit. The douches who tried to paint over it got arrested. There's no reason not to submit for these kinds of permits, they'll probably get approved.


Can any one paint the street with a permit or tear down a statute and replace it with something else?
 
2020-07-15 1:51:20 PM  

dmr37: Greil: Commander Lysdexic: Might not stay up.

Mayor Marvin Rees said the statue did not have permission to be installed.
In a tweet he said: "Anything put on the plinth outside of the process we've put in place will have to be removed."

the people who painted the BLM street letters took the time to get a permit. The douches who tried to paint over it got arrested. There's no reason not to submit for these kinds of permits, they'll probably get approved.

Can any one paint the street with a permit or tear down a statute and replace it with something else?


Well, the city itself will probably handle the statue teardowns, but....yeah, that's what the permit means. It means getting permission to do the thing.
 
2020-07-15 1:59:57 PM  
Meanwhile, here's  The Mirror's reporting on this:

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2020-07-15 2:17:58 PM  
Who on earth would have a statue of a slave trader in this day and age?   Was this statue at one of the Epstein Estates?
 
2020-07-15 2:20:00 PM  
Top-tip: do not assume 'good intent' when arguing with people on the internet. Todays example, people who are upset that a statue of a slaver (90,000 enslaved, 20,000 dead in ships) was removed are reaching for "violation of planning permission" to justify holding their beliefs.


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And a reminder, Banksy is from Bristol, and he didn't ask permission either, and the council used to remove his artwork as soon as it could and now *checks notes* graffiti is one of the main reasons tourists come to Bristol.
 
2020-07-15 2:56:55 PM  

kukukupo: Better hope she doesn't say anything racist or Anti-Semitic anytime soon.


Her internet purity screening is already underway. A dedicated cabal of right-wing knobs are furiously scouring her social media feed for the slightest hint of imperfection. The inaccurate early results will be twisted and disseminated by the angry old men and buxom women in short skirts and low cut tops that manage to retain the gnat like attention of the average Fox rage-porn viewer.

Warnings of attacks on our heritage are probably already hitting the inboxes of concerned grandmothers everywhere with at least three FW FW FW's

Fear not! The first amendment is working. The moment they think it's not, they'll start yammering on about the second.
 
2020-07-15 3:24:43 PM  

Some Farking Lurker: kukukupo: Better hope she doesn't say anything racist or Anti-Semitic anytime soon.

Her internet purity screening is already underway. A dedicated cabal of right-wing knobs are furiously scouring her social media feed for the slightest hint of imperfection. The inaccurate early results will be twisted and disseminated by the angry old men and buxom women in short skirts and low cut tops that manage to retain the gnat like attention of the average Fox rage-porn viewer.

Warnings of attacks on our heritage are probably already hitting the inboxes of concerned grandmothers everywhere with at least three FW FW FW's

Fear not! The first amendment is working. The moment they think it's not, they'll start yammering on about the second.


Doesn't this happen on both sides of the aisle?
 
2020-07-15 3:49:40 PM  

dmr37: Some Farking Lurker: kukukupo: Better hope she doesn't say anything racist or Anti-Semitic anytime soon.

Her internet purity screening is already underway. A dedicated cabal of right-wing knobs are furiously scouring her social media feed for the slightest hint of imperfection. The inaccurate early results will be twisted and disseminated by the angry old men and buxom women in short skirts and low cut tops that manage to retain the gnat like attention of the average Fox rage-porn viewer.

Warnings of attacks on our heritage are probably already hitting the inboxes of concerned grandmothers everywhere with at least three FW FW FW's

Fear not! The first amendment is working. The moment they think it's not, they'll start yammering on about the second.

Doesn't this happen on both sides of the aisle?


Sorta. The right attacks the left exclusively. The left also tends to eat their own.

Source: Literally everything that's happened in America since November 2016
 
2020-07-15 3:56:52 PM  

Dryad: Commander Lysdexic: Might not stay up.

Mayor Marvin Rees said the statue did not have permission to be installed.
In a tweet he said: "Anything put on the plinth outside of the process we've put in place will have to be removed."

Yeah. Good luck with that.
One had better hope he has an assistant bright enough to quietly reach out to the artist to have them fill out some perfunctory forms to satisfy 'process' so both sides can claim victory here.


So violating the law is okay if you believe the cause is just?
 
2020-07-15 5:57:20 PM  
The artist did not tear down the original statue. There was a bare plinth - putting up a new statue doesn't hurt the plinth any. Why not have a new statue there? Yes, getting permission from the city is a good idea. If the city authorities decide they don't like the new statue, they can commission another. I can't see any way the original statue is going back up - he really was evil.
 
2020-07-15 6:20:54 PM  

Bad Luck Schleprock: Dryad: Commander Lysdexic: Might not stay up.

Mayor Marvin Rees said the statue did not have permission to be installed.
In a tweet he said: "Anything put on the plinth outside of the process we've put in place will have to be removed."

Yeah. Good luck with that.
One had better hope he has an assistant bright enough to quietly reach out to the artist to have them fill out some perfunctory forms to satisfy 'process' so both sides can claim victory here.

So violating the law is okay if you believe the cause is just?


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This guy thought so...
 
2020-07-15 9:00:41 PM  

Bad Luck Schleprock: Dryad: Commander Lysdexic: Might not stay up.

Mayor Marvin Rees said the statue did not have permission to be installed.
In a tweet he said: "Anything put on the plinth outside of the process we've put in place will have to be removed."

Yeah. Good luck with that.
One had better hope he has an assistant bright enough to quietly reach out to the artist to have them fill out some perfunctory forms to satisfy 'process' so both sides can claim victory here.

So violating the law is okay if you believe the cause is just?


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Frowns on your dumbassery
 
2020-07-15 11:14:04 PM  
I'm not an artsy fartsy person. I fully expected to react with meh. Instead, that took my breath away for a moment. That is a gorgeous and truly impressive piece of art.
 
2020-07-15 11:17:11 PM  

Bruscar: I'm not an artsy fartsy person. I fully expected to react with meh. Instead, that took my breath away for a moment. That is a gorgeous and truly impressive piece of art.


It is stunning. Now they need to have the people of the city decide what they want up there to replace the old statue.
My guess is that it is going to be that.
 
2020-07-15 11:20:22 PM  

Bad Luck Schleprock: Dryad: Commander Lysdexic: Might not stay up.

Mayor Marvin Rees said the statue did not have permission to be installed.
In a tweet he said: "Anything put on the plinth outside of the process we've put in place will have to be removed."

Yeah. Good luck with that.
One had better hope he has an assistant bright enough to quietly reach out to the artist to have them fill out some perfunctory forms to satisfy 'process' so both sides can claim victory here.

So violating the law is okay if you believe the cause is just?


Yes. It's called intelligent disobedience and it's the cornerstone of civil protest. In other words, it's key to any healthy democracy.
 
2020-07-16 2:21:20 PM  

Dryad: Bad Luck Schleprock: Dryad: Commander Lysdexic: Might not stay up.

Mayor Marvin Rees said the statue did not have permission to be installed.
In a tweet he said: "Anything put on the plinth outside of the process we've put in place will have to be removed."

Yeah. Good luck with that.
One had better hope he has an assistant bright enough to quietly reach out to the artist to have them fill out some perfunctory forms to satisfy 'process' so both sides can claim victory here.

So violating the law is okay if you believe the cause is just?

[cdn.britannica.com image 850x1329]Frowns on your dumbassery


Statue's down. Looks like law won out. Dumbassery, indeed.
 
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