The tear down the statue crowd has moved up to World War II

| September 10, 2020

The sculpture of the famous kiss photo from VJ Day has to be moved for some road construction. Apparently there’s an argument on whether to return it. #MeToo and all that. A great moment in American history of unbridled, spontaneous joy at the word that the world’s most devastating war was finally over should really be destroyed, right?

The 25-foot “Unconditional Surrender” statue stands near Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota.

On Wednesday, the Sarasota Public Art Committee voted to recommend that the city keep it in storage until a future permanent location can be found. The statue of a sailor kissing a nurse is based on a famous Alfred Eisenstaedt photograph taken in New York’s Times Square on Aug. 14, 1945, ‘V-J Day’, marking the end of World War II.

People who want the piece eventually returned to the bayfront say it honors veterans.

Opponents argue the sculpture is a reminder of a sexual assault since history reveals the two people depicted did not know each other and that the kiss was unexpected.

Thanks be to the King of Battle for the tip.

Sources; WUSF and Fox News

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Cameron

And what about Jacob Blake who sexually assaulted a young girl (victim was 14 years old if I remember correctly as he was charged with third degree sexual assault which means the victim was either a minor or mentally handicapped and could not give valid consent)? Where was the #MeToo movement there?

Charles

Not 14, but still a sexual assault in the third degree. QUOTE from USAToday “Fact-Checker:” Blake was charged July 6 with felony third-degree sexual assault and misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct. All three offenses carried a penalty enhancer because they were connected to domestic abuse. The charges — which have not gone to trial — stem from a May 3 incident in Kenosha County. A woman Blake knew told police he came into her house… Read more »

Cameron

Thanks Charles. All I know was that it was a third degree sexual assault. Still hypocritical of them.

5th/77th FA

Told y’all they wouldn’t stop with just all things Confederate. All of this, again, is a deliberate assault on the History of this Country. Mark my words, Lady Liberty is next on their list. A lot of the Southern States thought that the Kongress Kritters were “protecting” the War Memorials from being moved/taken down. I pointed out that their sleight pf hand was the provisions put into the laws allowing movement/removal due to “construction” or… Read more »

FuzeVT

I remember people bitching about the picture on which this is based about the fact it was an UNWANTED kiss! Maybe the gent in question probably would have gotten a slap for that in other circumstances, but it became an iconic picture and symbolic of the euphoria we all felt of the end of the war. Once again, the problem is taking 2020, September, tenth day, seventh hour. . . rules (you have to be… Read more »

Jarhead

FYI…a Google 404 has blocked your link. Must have been an awful nasty pic of something dealing with freedom and the expansion of Democracy. Shame on you for posting such to-be-reversed and forgotten history. The sooner it can be erased, the sooner it can be repeated.

Anonymous

It was patriotic. Google’s fine with pedos posting jailbait bikini shots, but that was too much for ’em.

FuzeVT
Ex-PH2

It’s on Wiki, along with the history of Eisenstadt’s photo.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-J_Day_in_Times_Square

KoB

Found this linky too, Jarhead, updated with article last week. Thought the glick with the above linky might have been my firewalls kicking in. Saw the Wiki linky and others but this one had the best pic (IMO) and the added update story. And your are correct on your down thread post. The assault on the Christian Religion, ‘specially on the name of the former Jewish Carpenter and any depictions there of are well under… Read more »

Jarhead

Thanks for sharing, KoB. Had no idea the statue was as large as it is. As FuzeVT remarked, it has been a symbol of pride since erected. That seems to be the problem with ANTIFA and others these days. Anything representing pride, progress, and the accomplishments of a just society must be removed. Every country deserves ONLY a participation medal to those wishing to change the world, especially starting with our own country. Their efforts… Read more »

Anonymous

True, the unwanted nature of it was parodied on The Simpsons:

A Proud Infidel®™

THOSE BITCHY LITTLE SNOTNOSED MAGGOTS won’t give up until every statue from the past is replace with that of some convicted felon that was made a martyr by the DNC propaganda media.

Ex-PH2

If you destroy the past, you’re condemned to repeat it. (Santayana)

These now overtly-anti-American skanks need a dose of their own medicine. They think they’ll be on top in the end. And yet, real history tells us otherwise.

MI Ranger

How about the plan to raise the “African American Flag” during the NFL game tonight? Did not know such a flag existed, but FOX mistakenly called it a BLM flag. Apparently the players want the “Chiefs” to fly this flag (Black and Red stripes, Green field of stars) instead of the real one. Sounds Arabic to me, not African.

11B-Mailclerk

Who will notice?

A Proud Infidel®™

Damned if I’m going to see it, I’m DONE WITH watching the National Felon League ever again!

Anonymous

Patton, Audie Murphy, MacArthur…

Hack Stone

Don’t forget that some time back, someone at whatever college that Pappy Boyington attended wanted to erect a statue in his honor. The mob was assembled and Hack recalls them saying “We don’t need another statue of a rich white guy.” Those poor Imperial Japanese soldiers and airmen were peacefully minding their own business strafing Chinese civilians and destroying Nanking when Whitey came along and exerted his white privilege.

Jarhead

How long before the pictures, statues, rosaries, Bibles, and ALL references to Jesus Christ become the next target for removal? Just exactly how much longer are we going to allow before we say “Enough is ENOUGH?”

Ex-PH2

Well, Stalin tried to squash religion when he took over. Didn’t work too well, but when he needed assistance from the Allies in Europe to push Hitler’s army back, he suddenly found religion, and after that, he really could not get rid of it, period.

MI Ranger

Just depict him with a tan and they will stop complaining. Jesus was middle-eastern not “white”!

OWB

Forget where it is in the Bible, but somewhere Jesus’ hair is described as dark and something many of us might call very curly or even kinky. Makes sense, since he had ancestors from Africa. So, yeah, Jesus was something other than “white,” with a skin tone of at least medium brown to considerably darker. And I still can’t figure out what difference it makes anyway. (Seems to me that us individually or collectively not… Read more »

Anonymous

Jesus probably looked like Yassir Arafat… but Arabs are still officially “white” for progressively race-minded. (So are all those mideast jihadists they like so much, too… haven’t seen Leftist try #BLM over there.)

26Limabeans

They had better start installing razor wire around National Cemeteries.

11B-Mailclerk

I hope the Old Guard has been issued live ammo

Heh.

Bill R.

Just like homosexual marriage, it was predicted that their agenda would not stop there. Enough is enough.

Anonymous

Their agenda is destroying America, nothing less.

OWB

Idiots. They obviously have never had any spontaneous joy in their lives, perhaps because they are spoiled brats. Others have probably always provided for their needs and they are only concerned with what they want. Lazy fools. By depriving the rest of us of those things which provide us joy they seriously think that they are accomplishing something? No, they really don’t care – as long as they get their way. NO! It is past… Read more »

11B-Mailclerk

Their belief is that misery breeds revolutionaries.

If they just make things bad enough, miraculously the people go communist and obey their self-selected Elite to build a radiant future.

Oddly, all Marxoids produce is misery, especially once anyone actually listens to them.

The examples that post here are instructive.

Cameron

I wonder if they ever thought about the fact that maybe destroying people’s businesses and making their lives miserable might just cause those very same people to turn against them. Reminds me of the character of Colonel Henry Favours in Red Dead Redemption II (who’s kind of an expy to George Armstrong Custer) who continues to provoke a Native American tribe into fighting him because he apparently earned a reputation for fleeing battle during the… Read more »

Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman

Someone needs to buy up a large plot of land and offer to settle all the “verboten” statues there. GoFundMe funded (or whatever).
Private property. Trespassers will be shot, rioters will be shot twice.
Admission charged for anyone who wants to see and admire those statues.

Roh-Dog

Vehemently disagree.
Patriots and the non-revisionist set need to stand guard so when these statues/memorials are attacked we can apply immediate motivation to realign thinking ,dispensed as necessary to the cultural/actual Marxists.
‘Mostly peaceful’ re-education by kinetics.

Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman

Excellent point. Thank you.
I was thinking only of the ones already moved/stored/torn down, give them a place to be placed back out in the open w/out being molested.

5th/77th FA

Tox that thought was part of the reason I had in the back of my mind back in ’06 when I bought the property I call The CRC Timber Ranch AKA COP CRC. Good sized brick home with basement, 3 wells, the high ground flat spot, dead center of the state and 15 acres surrounded by large acreage that will probably never be developed. The push was starting then and since that punk Roof did… Read more »

A Proud Infidel®™

“This is about destroying and or re-writing history and allowing the re-enslavement of the people.”
JUST LIKE WHAT the likes of Stalin, Lenin, Hitler, Mao and every other tyrannical despot did in the past and the cult minions who call for the removal of monuments are little more than brainwashed useful idiots.

USMCMSgt (Ret)

Well then, if that’s the direction they’re going, then I propose renaming any bridge, road, park, school, or anything else named after Woodrow Wilson or any other politician or public official who was (is) a Democrat with any form of racism or bigotry in their background, or any history of illegal sexual activity (to satisfy the “MeToo” retards.) Once that’s done, remove all statues and likenesses of them, and strike their names from every registry… Read more »

Jarhead

Right on there Bro. MSgt. Even a lowly former E-5 agrees with you. We’ve GOT to remove honor and respect to all who have sacrificed so much for the good of this country. Destroy the statues, remove the names from history books, incarcerate those who speak kindly of heroes, and eliminate if necessary. For too many proud patriots reeducation camps will never change their way of thinking. Pride is such a miserable bitch. We need… Read more »

Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman

Bobby Byrd Senator & KKK Kleagle included in that list?

AZRobert

When they all find out that Jesus was a Jew, all hell is going to breakout, just saying…

rgr1480

As Archie Bunker retorted to Meathead when he said the same thing:

HALF-Jew.”

(^__^)

Herbert J Messkit

Cries of being offended or triggered by images, statues etc are false and I don’t believe them. These cries are just the mechanism that weak, pathetic people have found that will give them power over others. We should reject their claim.

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