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Old February 12th, 2017, 07:13 PM   #51
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The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was built by Gustave Eiffel and dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.

Bartholdi was inspired by French law professor and politician Édouard René de Laboulaye, who is said to have commented in 1865 that any monument raised to American independence would properly be a joint project of the French and American peoples. He may have been minded to honor the Union victory in the American Civil War and the end of slavery. Due to the post-war instability in France, work on the statue did not commence until the early 1870s. In 1875, Laboulaye proposed that the French finance the statue and the Americans provide the site and build the pedestal. Bartholdi completed the head and the torch-bearing arm before the statue was fully designed, and these pieces were exhibited for publicity at international expositions.

The torch-bearing arm was displayed at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876, and in Madison Square Park in Manhattan from 1876 to 1882. Fundraising proved difficult, especially for the Americans, and by 1885 work on the pedestal was threatened due to lack of funds. Publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World started a drive for donations to complete the project that attracted more than 120,000 contributors, most of whom gave less than a dollar. The statue was constructed in France, shipped overseas in crates, and assembled on the completed pedestal on what was then called Bedloe's Island. The statue's completion was marked by New York's first ticker-tape parade and a dedication ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland.
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Check out these images of Greek Goddess. They seem to fit the SOL much better.

Top 10 ancient Greek goddesses

Greek? They all look Muslim to me.
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Old February 12th, 2017, 09:54 PM   #53
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Greek? They all look Muslim to me.
Ohes, noes, the Trump paranoia has infected our own IT. Mega doses of high potency herb must be administered IV stat!
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we cant let the threat of terror destroy what we are
and what america is. we cant turn our backs on the opressed
that put there hope in america. our values we cant see
or touch yet they are there. to destroy that
is destroying america. because it is what america is
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We have never taken the BEST. We have never taken the SAFE. We have never taken the most educated, or the wealthy, or the healthy, or the white, or the brightest. We have taken those who REQUIRE a safe haven--those who need life-saving assistance. America rescues the persecuted. WE offer sanctuary and we must continue to do so. We became a great nation because we opened our arms. Some of our greatest achievements have been built on the backs of immigrants. If we truly want America to be GREAT (again or still) we cannot abandon those who will make exceptional contributions to our nation. Our diversity has always been our greatest strength. Let it be.
I guess these two back-to-back posts show the American Myth comes in liberal and conservative versions. Nevertheless it is still a myth! Because American Exceptionalism was built by slave labour on stolen lands that had to be ethnically cleansed of most of their original inhabitants.

Even the pleasant myth of America welcoming immigrants belies the fact that Chinese and other Asian immigrants were banned at that time, and even most from southern Europe were turned away during the era of 'open' immigration. A select, targeted immigration from desired European countries was encouraged to populate regions depopulated of indians to fill a continent "from sea to shining sea."

And before you say it, Canada did not grow up as a shining example of how to deal with natives, immigrants either!
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Yep, either of these fellahs could be mistaken for the Statue of Liberty.



Put a torch in either's hand, and bingo you have the SOL.

Try again.
They have the same clothes and headdress as the Arab woman depicted by the Statue of Liberty.
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Gotta love Wikipedia history. It is always good for a laugh.
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I guess these two back-to-back posts show the American Myth comes in liberal and conservative versions. Nevertheless it is still a myth! Because American Exceptionalism was built by slave labour on stolen lands that had to be ethnically cleansed of most of their original inhabitants.

Even the pleasant myth of America welcoming immigrants belies the fact that Chinese and other Asian immigrants were banned at that time, and even most from southern Europe were turned away during the era of 'open' immigration. A select, targeted immigration from desired European countries was encouraged to populate regions depopulated of indians to fill a continent "from sea to shining sea."

And before you say it, Canada did not grow up as a shining example of how to deal with natives, immigrants either!
What percentage of American's owned slaves, especially in the South?
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You're taking a Muslim's word that the SOL is a Muslim woman?

I see hair but no hijab.

That's because it's
Romanesque with some neo classical thrown in .
Why? because that was fashionable in the late 19th century.
I love it when clowns who know jack shit about art and history make total asses out of themselves.
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It is well documented that the Victorian era women's clothing were fashioned after Arab women's fellahs.
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The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was built by Gustave Eiffel and dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.

Bartholdi was inspired by French law professor and politician Édouard René de Laboulaye, who is said to have commented in 1865 that any monument raised to American independence would properly be a joint project of the French and American peoples. He may have been minded to honor the Union victory in the American Civil War and the end of slavery. Due to the post-war instability in France, work on the statue did not commence until the early 1870s. In 1875, Laboulaye proposed that the French finance the statue and the Americans provide the site and build the pedestal. Bartholdi completed the head and the torch-bearing arm before the statue was fully designed, and these pieces were exhibited for publicity at international expositions.

The torch-bearing arm was displayed at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876, and in Madison Square Park in Manhattan from 1876 to 1882. Fundraising proved difficult, especially for the Americans, and by 1885 work on the pedestal was threatened due to lack of funds. Publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World started a drive for donations to complete the project that attracted more than 120,000 contributors, most of whom gave less than a dollar. The statue was constructed in France, shipped overseas in crates, and assembled on the completed pedestal on what was then called Bedloe's Island. The statue's completion was marked by New York's first ticker-tape parade and a dedication ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty

The fellah, and the Statue of Liberty:

I think she is about as tall as the Colossus of Rhodes. Her bust is on the obverse of the US platinum dollar and some say the artist had Athena in mind.
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