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Old 10-15-2011, 08:23 AM   #1
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It is my understand that they will dedicate the statue of Dr. Martin L. King this weekend. I have been looking at the photos of the statue and a question came to my feeble mind.
Who in the heck approved the format of the statue?
If you look at it closely it reminds you of the Chinese leader Chairman ''Mao''. On profile if you knock off the mustache and add a slouch hat, it is almost an exact depiction of Chairman Mao. Even from the front if you take away the mustache and add the slouch hat it is almost the ''spitting image'' of Chairman Mao.
It is my understand that this display topped out at about one hundred twenty million dollars and I believe I understand that it was carved either in China or by people from China people here in the USA. On the side it says something about Dr. King being a ''Drum Major''..... To my understanding he was never in a band as such. Who approved this on this statue of a fine leader of the civil rights movement?


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Old 10-15-2011, 12:57 PM   #2
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Seajay, perhaps the sculptors intent was, he was a rock standing firm against all odds, looking over his flock. At least I think that was the artists' thought.

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It is my understand that they will dedicate the statue of Dr. Martin L. King this weekend. I have been looking at the photos of the statue and a question came to my feeble mind.
Who in the heck approved the format of the statue?
If you look at it closely it reminds you of the Chinese leader Chairman ''Mao''. On profile if you knock off the mustache and add a slouch hat, it is almost an exact depiction of Chairman Mao. Even from the front if you take away the mustache and add the slouch hat it is almost the ''spitting image'' of Chairman Mao.
It is my understand that this display topped out at about one hundred twenty million dollars and I believe I understand that it was carved either in China or by people from China people here in the USA. On the side it says something about Dr. King being a ''Drum Major''..... To my understanding he was never in a band as such. Who approved this on this statue of a fine leader of the civil rights movement?


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Old 10-15-2011, 03:00 PM   #3
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I saw a piece on TV a while back. I think they said the sculpture was based on an actual photo of Dr. King. However, at bigger than life size, the sculpture looks rather imposing.
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He was from Atlanta and I never saw him look like that. The statue is horrible, making him look fat and round headed. Why is an American icon being sculpted by the Chinese anyway?
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who? cares????? he never did anything for me ,nor did i for him
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who? cares????? he never did anything for me ,nor did i for him
I care. No He didn't do anything for me either, however He did a lot for My country. And He didn't have to.
That was one Brave man. An american hero in my book.
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25 million was donated by peoples republic of china



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I can find no evidence that the Chinese government donated anything to the project. Does anybody have a credible source for that rumor? Most news reports agree that $8M was saved by having the monument made in China, which perhaps makes this a monument to outsourcing as well as Dr King. It's a bit sad that we do not even have monuments to our national heroes "Made in USA".

Dr. King's family have expressed their satisfaction with the statue, so I guess it must look more like King than Mao. Can't say that I see any resemblance to Mao myself, either. Here is a photo of Mao without the slouch hat - judge for yourself.
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I care. No He didn't do anything for me either, however He did a lot for My country. And He didn't have to.
That was one Brave man. An American hero in my book.
Me also, I was just finishing basic training. It was a tense time in our history, many were not ready for equality.
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