Now We’re Exporting our Heroes, Too?

Rather astounding story by Ron Radosh over at Pajamas Media:

The new statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. opened on the National Mall yesterday, with much hoopla as well as with much controversy. It was sculpted by a Chinese artist named Lei Yixin…

Denver based artist Ed Dwight, who was on the planning committee for the King memorial, was anything but happy. Dr. King, Dwight said,  “would be turning over in his grave if he knew that the artist who sculpted King was from a Communist country.” Others added that they thought King looked confrontational, and that his face looked Asian rather than American…

I’m not turning over in my grave, but only because I’m not dead yet.  If I were, I’d be spinning so fast that Earth would be knocked off its axis.  Why in heck as a Chinese artist chosen to sculpt an American icon?  Does someone want to assert to me that there wasn’t a single American artist capable of doing this?  For crying out loud – how the *%&*)@! did this happen?

The sculptor has made his living by carving statues of Mao…a brutal, in inhuman tyrant with the blood of tens of millions on his hands.  Now this toady of the Chinese communist Ruling Class has carved for us a “socialist realism” statue of one of our greatest Americans.  I am absolutely disgusted.  I want that statue blown up, the rubble put on a rocket and shot in to the sun – I don’t even want the materials used in that sculpture to exist in the world.  Get an American artist to sculpt King!