Chicago, IL- Inner-city blacks are rejecting calls from a Chicago Pastor to tear down the George Washington Monument and change the name of Washington Park, and one community organizer says the attacks against our nation’s historical monuments are an attempt to manufacture a race war that won’t help anyone in the black community.
Following the fallout of the Charlottesville riots over the removal of the Democrat Confederate General Robert E. Lee monument, a Chicago Pastor is now calling to change the name of Washington Park and remove a monument to our nation’s first president, George Washington.
Chicago community organizer, Paul McKinley, invited my co-producer, Andrew Marcus, and myself; on a tour of the south side neighborhood surrounding Washington Park and the statue to hear from him and other residents their feelings on the media manufactured debate to erase our nation’s history.
McKinley, along with area residents we encountered during our shoot do not agree with Pastor Bishop James Dukes, and say George Washington should be left alone.
In Rebel Pundit’s new short film, Smashing Statues: The Race War Hoax, McKinley explains the whole Charlottesville debacle was a “bait and switch,” designed by democrat and communist revolutionary forces to distract the people from what is really going on in the community.
McKinley says, “While they’re taking about changing the name, our community needs jobs, contracts, and opportunity. This is a way to stop talking about black folks not working. Black folks get no contracts. Our schools are being closed down. Our houses are being boarded up. But you want to talk about a statue.”
The Democrat Party has proven it cannot feed the African American community. So they’re pretending that, okay, we’re going to fight your fight about something that’s got something to do with racism.
At the statue, a group of local residents having a picnic after work chimed in on the issue.
After establishing that, George Washington, was in fact, a slave owner, they told us the statue should stand.
One of the residents informed the group of the Pastor’s calls to potentially replace President George Washington’s monument with a statue of Chicago’s first black mayor, Harold Washington.
To which another replied, “Let it stay up there. What are they taking it down for. Harold Washington ain’t gonna change nothing if you put his statue up there. Leave that statue alone. Let George Washington stay up there.”
Another woman on the scene followed us back to our truck to make the point, “The big issue right now needs to be people trying to survive out here because that statue ain’t going to prove no point. This statue’s been sitting there for so long that should be the last thing on people’s mind is that statue!”
In agreement with the local residents, McKinley pointed out the despair and acres of vacant undeveloped land surrounding the park.
“Here’s a block here where you only have two houses on the whole block. Both sides of the street,” he says, “Let’s go two blocks form the park….just vacant land….the democrats have done nothing for black folks in the black neighborhood. They get the money from Washington DC to do the development in the community and they don’t do nothing. You think these people walking around here concerned about who’s name is on the park and they have no livelihood in their community?“
McKinley closed by telling us, “The majority of black folks feel like the people you were sitting there talking to. Majority of them feel like this is a game. This is garbage. It ain’t real. You all lying. This ain’t on nothing. That’s how the majority of black people feel.”
Photo: RebelPundit.com (Andrew Marcus)