I was intrigued when motoboy sent me this. I wondered what that white lady was doing, seemingly apologising and grovelling before this coloured gentleman. What terrible thing had she done? Maybe she had lead a wilding flash mob that targeted blacks, and this poor man had received a terrible beating (like the people at the Wisconsin Fair)?
Maybe she had hurled an insult at the unfortunate gentleman along this lines of "hey welfare breeder, piss off back to Africa and let me regain my civilisation”? Or was doing something entirely different. Like verifying at first hand whether their hosepipes were all they were cracked up to be?
I pondered. Then a different thought crossed my mind. Maybe the gentleman had donated to her and her peers a magnificent building, sacred to her race. Maybe she’s saying “forgive me. You gave us this stone building, which we, through laziness, stupidity, short-sightedness, theft and corruption allowed to fall into a hulking wreck? Now I’m back again looking for you to rescue the situation”
Enough speculation, so I decided to read the article itself, and the comments – where the real enlightened is contained. I was on the ball, but 180 degrees wrong at the same time. You see it is about a magnificent building, donated, and then being allowed to fall into ruin by the recipients. The building is the famous Claybourne Temple, donated by the Presbyterian Church many decades ago. It’s ‘sacred’ to black mythology apparently because Marchin’ Looter King preached there, or something.
So what’s going on with the photo? Apparently this woman, a wealthy Memphis ‘socialite’, is begging forgiveness from this garbage worker and, apparently, plans, as part of the latest version of the Presbyterian Church there, to rebuild the ruin and once again hand it over to the blacks. Whereupon the exact same process will be repeated.
But, you ask, what’s she actually apologising for? Well, that’s the bit that puzzles me. I don’t see any reference to the specific focus of the apology. I can only assume it’s the usual white self-abasement for ‘the sins of slavery’. Maybe, but consider this: She had nothing whatsoever to do with slavery. In all probability some of her ancestors actually died in the Civil War, fighting to end slavery, while the garbage man’s ancestor’s may well have been one of the many thousands of blacks slave owners in the US.
Maybe I'm totally wrong, but could this photo in itself become iconic, presaging the beginning of the end of Black Run America and the re-emergence of sanity? It's enough to force any red-blooded white male to rise up in righteous indignation.
Or is it?
Here's the link: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/aug/01/united-in-prayer/