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AOC Calls Statue Of Catholic Saint Who Served Lepers ‘White Supremacist Culture’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seemingly ignores history of statue

 on 1st August 2020 @ 2.00pm
 ocasio cortez refers to the  patriarchy and white supremacist culture © press
Ocasio-Cortez refers to the 'patriarchy and white supremacist culture'

Progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) referred to the statue of a Catholic saint who served people with leprosy in Hawaii as an example of "white supremacy."

In an Instagram story on Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez slams what she calls the “patriarchy and white supremacist culture."

AOC had issues with Hawaii’s statue of Belgium-born 19th century priest, Father Damien, who dedicated his life to helping the leper colony on the island of Molokai, according to the Architect of the Capitol.

“This is what patriarchy and white supremacist culture looks like!"

"It’s not radical or crazy to understand the influence white supremacist culture has historically had in our overall culture & how it impacts the present day,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“It’s not Queen Lili’uokalani of Hawaii, the only Queen Regent of Hawaii, who is immortalized and whose story is told," AOC continued.

father damien built six chapels while serving the colony  held mass daily  dug graves  constructed coffins  until dying of leprosy © press
Father Damien built six chapels while serving the colony, held Mass daily, dug graves, constructed coffins, until dying of leprosy.

"It is Father Damien,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

"This isn’t to litigate each and every individual statue, but to point out the patterns that have emerged among the totality of them in who we are taught to defy in our nation’s Capitol: virtually all men, all white, and mostly both."

Father Damien built six chapels while serving the colony, held Mass daily, dug graves, constructed coffins, until dying of leprosy.

Father Damien became a saint after the Vatican was canonized in October 2009.

 it   s not radical or crazy to understand the influence white supremacist culture has historically had in our overall culture    aoc said © press
'It’s not radical or crazy to understand the influence white supremacist culture has historically had in our overall culture ,' AOC said

“Even when we select figures to tell the stories of colonized places, it is the colonizers and settlers whose stories are told – and virtually no one else,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

Another example of misguided calls for the removal of statues that are not linked to racism or slavery is that of the Frederick Douglass statue, the American abolitionist who fought against slavery.

Earlier this month, the statue was vandalized and torn down by protestors in upstate New York.

The statue was toppled on the 168th anniversary of Douglass's seminal speech condemning slavery.

In June, a statue of Col. Hans Christian Heg, a Norwegian immigrant who died fighting against slavery, was vandalized before being torn down by Black Lives Matter protesters in Madison, Wisconsin, yet another example of leftist protesters ignoring history.

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