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AOC blasts missionary who sacrificed life to help lepers in Hawaii
Jul 31, 2020 16:06:33   #
Oldsailor65 Loc: Iowa
 
AOC blasts missionary who sacrificed life to help lepers in Hawaii

Calls Father Damien artifact of 'patriarchy and white supremacist culture'

The Kalaupapa National Historical Park in Hawaii honors the life of Father Damien, a Christian missionary who arrived in the islands when Hansen's disease – leprosy – was rampant.

The NPS explains that when Joseph De Veuster, his real name, arrived, leprosy victims were rounded up and shipped to Molokai to die. Damien learned of the need for a priests for Molokai's 700 residents and volunteered. Through the influence of his teaching and his life, it became a place to live "rather than a place to die."

"Assisted by patients, he built houses, constructed a water system, and planted trees. He also organized schools, bands, and choirs. He provided medical care for the living and buried the dead. He expanded St. Philomena Catholic Church," the NPS said.

He died there, at age 49, of Hansen's disease.

It is this life that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has blasted as an artifact of "patriarchy and white supremacist culture."

The Washington Examiner reports her attack on the missionary came because of the statue of him in the Capitol building, one of two representing the state of Hawaii.

"Even when we select figures to tell the stories of colonized places, it is the colonizers and the settlers whose stories are told — and virtually no one else. Check out Hawaii's statue," she wrote on Instagram.

The Examiner said: "Ocasio-Cortez said that she would prefer a statue memorializing Lili'uokalani, the indigenous queen who ruled Hawaii until being overthrown in an 1893 coup backed by the Dole fruit company. Ocasio-Cortez said she was using the statue of Damien, who is considered a 'martyr of charity,' to point out 'the patterns that have emerged' in which people are honored in the Capitol: 'virtually all men, all white, and mostly both.'"

She charged, "It's not radical or crazy to understand the influence white supremacist culture has historically had in our overall culture and how [it] impacts the present day."

Hawaii's other statue in the Capitol is of King Kamehameha I, who unified the islands in the 1810s.

Ocasio-Cortez is perhaps the best-known member of the highly influential "squad" of four freshmen Congress members who have helped shift the Democratic platform to the left.

She has accused Christians of "weaponizing" the Bible to support "bigotry."

In a House committee hearing she stated: "It's very difficult to sit here and listen to arguments in the long history of this country of using Scripture and weaponizing and using Scripture to justify bigotry," she said. "White supremacists have done it. Those who justify slavery have done it. Those who fought against integration did it."

"I am tired of communities of faith being weaponized and being mischaracterized because the only time religious freedom is invoked is in the name of bigotry and discrimination," she said.

She also has declared "the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don't address climate change" and has insisted the government spend trillions of dollars on her radical "Green New Deal."

She demanded subpoenas for certain members of the Trump administration with security clearances because she feared they will be "putting nuclear codes in Instagram DMs."

Ocasio-Cortez' career in Congress has been littered with issues, including including a tax warrant issued in 2017 against a children's books publisher she launched.

She also has compared her election victory to a moon landing, vowed to "run train" in Congress, was fined for campaign-finance violations, was accused by Whoopi Goldberg of "pooping on people," accused President Trump of being "racist" and announced she needed a break to take care of herself.

And she said she wanted more money than her $174,000 salary provides.

She also was schooled by an FBI agent on domestic terrorism and accused by Twitter social-media aggregator Twitchy of knowing so much "that's not right."

Once, during a hearing, she demanded that Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan explain why his company was involved in caging children.

He patiently explained the company wasn't engaged in any such activity.

She's also wondered whether it's OK "to still have children" in light of the world "ending in 12 years."

And she convinced Amazon to cancel its plan for a second headquarters, in New York City, that would create 25,000 jobs.

https://www.wnd.com/2020/07/aoc-blasts-missionary-sacrificed-life-help-lepers-hawaii/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=wnd-breaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=breaking

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Jul 31, 2020 16:20:27   #
tbutkovich
 
Before she opens her mouth, she needs to engage her brain. Oh, that’s right, she doesn’t have one!

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Jul 31, 2020 17:24:01   #
saltwind 78 Loc: Queens, New York City
 
Oldsailor65 wrote:
AOC blasts missionary who sacrificed life to help lepers in Hawaii

Calls Father Damien artifact of 'patriarchy and white supremacist culture'

The Kalaupapa National Historical Park in Hawaii honors the life of Father Damien, a Christian missionary who arrived in the islands when Hansen's disease – leprosy – was rampant.

The NPS explains that when Joseph De Veuster, his real name, arrived, leprosy victims were rounded up and shipped to Molokai to die. Damien learned of the need for a priests for Molokai's 700 residents and volunteered. Through the influence of his teaching and his life, it became a place to live "rather than a place to die."

"Assisted by patients, he built houses, constructed a water system, and planted trees. He also organized schools, bands, and choirs. He provided medical care for the living and buried the dead. He expanded St. Philomena Catholic Church," the NPS said.

He died there, at age 49, of Hansen's disease.

It is this life that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has blasted as an artifact of "patriarchy and white supremacist culture."

The Washington Examiner reports her attack on the missionary came because of the statue of him in the Capitol building, one of two representing the state of Hawaii.

"Even when we select figures to tell the stories of colonized places, it is the colonizers and the settlers whose stories are told — and virtually no one else. Check out Hawaii's statue," she wrote on Instagram.

The Examiner said: "Ocasio-Cortez said that she would prefer a statue memorializing Lili'uokalani, the indigenous queen who ruled Hawaii until being overthrown in an 1893 coup backed by the Dole fruit company. Ocasio-Cortez said she was using the statue of Damien, who is considered a 'martyr of charity,' to point out 'the patterns that have emerged' in which people are honored in the Capitol: 'virtually all men, all white, and mostly both.'"

She charged, "It's not radical or crazy to understand the influence white supremacist culture has historically had in our overall culture and how [it] impacts the present day."

Hawaii's other statue in the Capitol is of King Kamehameha I, who unified the islands in the 1810s.

Ocasio-Cortez is perhaps the best-known member of the highly influential "squad" of four freshmen Congress members who have helped shift the Democratic platform to the left.

She has accused Christians of "weaponizing" the Bible to support "bigotry."

In a House committee hearing she stated: "It's very difficult to sit here and listen to arguments in the long history of this country of using Scripture and weaponizing and using Scripture to justify bigotry," she said. "White supremacists have done it. Those who justify slavery have done it. Those who fought against integration did it."

"I am tired of communities of faith being weaponized and being mischaracterized because the only time religious freedom is invoked is in the name of bigotry and discrimination," she said.

She also has declared "the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don't address climate change" and has insisted the government spend trillions of dollars on her radical "Green New Deal."

She demanded subpoenas for certain members of the Trump administration with security clearances because she feared they will be "putting nuclear codes in Instagram DMs."

Ocasio-Cortez' career in Congress has been littered with issues, including including a tax warrant issued in 2017 against a children's books publisher she launched.

She also has compared her election victory to a moon landing, vowed to "run train" in Congress, was fined for campaign-finance violations, was accused by Whoopi Goldberg of "pooping on people," accused President Trump of being "racist" and announced she needed a break to take care of herself.

And she said she wanted more money than her $174,000 salary provides.

She also was schooled by an FBI agent on domestic terrorism and accused by Twitter social-media aggregator Twitchy of knowing so much "that's not right."

Once, during a hearing, she demanded that Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan explain why his company was involved in caging children.

He patiently explained the company wasn't engaged in any such activity.

She's also wondered whether it's OK "to still have children" in light of the world "ending in 12 years."

And she convinced Amazon to cancel its plan for a second headquarters, in New York City, that would create 25,000 jobs.

https://www.wnd.com/2020/07/aoc-blasts-missionary-sacrificed-life-help-lepers-hawaii/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=wnd-breaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=breaking
AOC blasts missionary who sacrificed life to help ... (show quote)


Old, I am no fan of Ocasio-Cortez, she is too far to the left for me. I don't like many of her positions on foreign policy, and many other policies, but I think that her position on climate change is correct, if not a bit exaggerated. It is a real existential issue for this country and the world. I was against her opposition to the new Amazon headquarters built in Long Island City in Queens, but share her concern about poor people being kicked out of their homes. It would have created a lot of jobs for middle class techies, but really screwed the poor.

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Jul 31, 2020 22:34:19   #
ImLogicallyRight
 
saltwind 78 wrote:
Old, I am no fan of Ocasio-Cortez, she is too far to the left for me. I don't like many of her positions on foreign policy, and many other policies, but I think that her position on climate change is correct, if not a bit exaggerated. It is a real existential issue for this country and the world. I was against her opposition to the new Amazon headquarters built in Long Island City in Queens, but share her concern about poor people being kicked out of their homes. It would have created a lot of jobs for middle class techies, but really screwed the poor.
Old, I am no fan of Ocasio-Cortez, she is too far ... (show quote)


*** I think that her position on climate change is correct,

You do know, that is well known as one of her wackiest positions, don't you. Climate Change is a natural process of the Sun and the earth going through natural cycles. This has been going on for hundreds of thousands of years now and is accurately recorded in ice cores from the Antarctica. We are now reaching the peak of the latest warming cycle. These cycles create a rise in Carbon Dioxide from Perma Frost and from the depths of the ocean, etc. Carbon dioxide follows warming, it doesn't precede it. We will soon, next year(?) a hundred years(?), start entering another ice age that may take hundreds of years. The earth has been a lot warmer and the proof is found throughout nature. Read and learn. And AOC is a complete nut.

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Aug 1, 2020 09:38:02   #
wilpharm
 
saltwind 78 wrote:
Old, I am no fan of Ocasio-Cortez, she is too far to the left for me. I don't like many of her positions on foreign policy, and many other policies, but I think that her position on climate change is correct, if not a bit exaggerated. It is a real existential issue for this country and the world. I was against her opposition to the new Amazon headquarters built in Long Island City in Queens, but share her concern about poor people being kicked out of their homes. It would have created a lot of jobs for middle class techies, but really screwed the poor.
Old, I am no fan of Ocasio-Cortez, she is too far ... (show quote)


"a bit exaggerated"????? sh is a f....d up as a football bat!!!!!!

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Aug 1, 2020 11:55:58   #
bikerjack60
 
saltwind 78 wrote:
Old, I am no fan of Ocasio-Cortez, she is too far to the left for me. I don't like many of her positions on foreign policy, and many other policies, but I think that her position on climate change is correct, if not a bit exaggerated. It is a real existential issue for this country and the world. I was against her opposition to the new Amazon headquarters built in Long Island City in Queens, but share her concern about poor people being kicked out of their homes. It would have created a lot of jobs for middle class techies, but really screwed the poor.
Old, I am no fan of Ocasio-Cortez, she is too far ... (show quote)


Dems have a reputation of kicking people out of their homes. If Biden is elected most middle class people will lose their homes.

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Aug 1, 2020 11:58:41   #
bikerjack60
 
saltwind 78 wrote:
Old, I am no fan of Ocasio-Cortez, she is too far to the left for me. I don't like many of her positions on foreign policy, and many other policies, but I think that her position on climate change is correct, if not a bit exaggerated. It is a real existential issue for this country and the world. I was against her opposition to the new Amazon headquarters built in Long Island City in Queens, but share her concern about poor people being kicked out of their homes. It would have created a lot of jobs for middle class techies, but really screwed the poor.
Old, I am no fan of Ocasio-Cortez, she is too far ... (show quote)


They might have afforded to have even better homes, but they would of haved to work for them.

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Aug 1, 2020 21:53:27   #
son of witless
 
saltwind 78 wrote:
Old, I am no fan of Ocasio-Cortez, she is too far to the left for me. I don't like many of her positions on foreign policy, and many other policies, but I think that her position on climate change is correct, if not a bit exaggerated. It is a real existential issue for this country and the world. I was against her opposition to the new Amazon headquarters built in Long Island City in Queens, but share her concern about poor people being kicked out of their homes. It would have created a lot of jobs for middle class techies, but really screwed the poor.
Old, I am no fan of Ocasio-Cortez, she is too far ... (show quote)


Mussolini made the trains run on time and Adolf Hitler solved unemployment in Germany. Maybe you have good things to say about Fidel Castro ?

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Aug 1, 2020 22:58:18   #
maryjane
 
saltwind 78 wrote:
Old, I am no fan of Ocasio-Cortez, she is too far to the left for me. I don't like many of her positions on foreign policy, and many other policies, but I think that her position on climate change is correct, if not a bit exaggerated. It is a real existential issue for this country and the world. I was against her opposition to the new Amazon headquarters built in Long Island City in Queens, but share her concern about poor people being kicked out of their homes. It would have created a lot of jobs for middle class techies, but really screwed the poor.
Old, I am no fan of Ocasio-Cortez, she is too far ... (show quote)


Here is my opinion of AOC. The school that gave her a degree in finance, world affairs, or whatever should be totally embarrassed and shamed. But she is certainly a great example of the total ignorance of graduates of our "esteemed" universities today.

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Aug 1, 2020 22:59:35   #
maryjane
 
ImLogicallyRight wrote:
*** I think that her position on climate change is correct,

You do know, that is well known as one of her wackiest positions, don't you. Climate Change is a natural process of the Sun and the earth going through natural cycles. This has been going on for hundreds of thousands of years now and is accurately recorded in ice cores from the Antarctica. We are now reaching the peak of the latest warming cycle. These cycles create a rise in Carbon Dioxide from Perma Frost and from the depths of the ocean, etc. Carbon dioxide follows warming, it doesn't precede it. We will soon, next year(?) a hundred years(?), start entering another ice age that may take hundreds of years. The earth has been a lot warmer and the proof is found throughout nature. Read and learn. And AOC is a complete nut.
*** I think that her position on climate change is... (show quote)


My, my, are you really denying the terrible danger of the cow farts?!

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Aug 1, 2020 23:01:06   #
maryjane
 
bikerjack60 wrote:
They might have afforded to have even better homes, but they would of haved to work for them.


Exactly how do you think middle class Americans owning their homes got them?

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Aug 1, 2020 23:17:31   #
Blade_Runner Loc: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
 
maryjane wrote:
Here is my opinion of AOC. The school that gave her a degree in finance, world affairs, or whatever should be totally embarrassed and shamed. But she is certainly a great example of the total ignorance of graduates of our "esteemed" universities today.



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Aug 1, 2020 23:18:09   #
Radiance3
 
Oldsailor65 wrote:
AOC blasts missionary who sacrificed life to help lepers in Hawaii

Calls Father Damien artifact of 'patriarchy and white supremacist culture'

The Kalaupapa National Historical Park in Hawaii honors the life of Father Damien, a Christian missionary who arrived in the islands when Hansen's disease – leprosy – was rampant.

The NPS explains that when Joseph De Veuster, his real name, arrived, leprosy victims were rounded up and shipped to Molokai to die. Damien learned of the need for a priests for Molokai's 700 residents and volunteered. Through the influence of his teaching and his life, it became a place to live "rather than a place to die."

"Assisted by patients, he built houses, constructed a water system, and planted trees. He also organized schools, bands, and choirs. He provided medical care for the living and buried the dead. He expanded St. Philomena Catholic Church," the NPS said.

He died there, at age 49, of Hansen's disease.

It is this life that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has blasted as an artifact of "patriarchy and white supremacist culture."

The Washington Examiner reports her attack on the missionary came because of the statue of him in the Capitol building, one of two representing the state of Hawaii.

"Even when we select figures to tell the stories of colonized places, it is the colonizers and the settlers whose stories are told — and virtually no one else. Check out Hawaii's statue," she wrote on Instagram.

The Examiner said: "Ocasio-Cortez said that she would prefer a statue memorializing Lili'uokalani, the indigenous queen who ruled Hawaii until being overthrown in an 1893 coup backed by the Dole fruit company. Ocasio-Cortez said she was using the statue of Damien, who is considered a 'martyr of charity,' to point out 'the patterns that have emerged' in which people are honored in the Capitol: 'virtually all men, all white, and mostly both.'"

She charged, "It's not radical or crazy to understand the influence white supremacist culture has historically had in our overall culture and how [it] impacts the present day."

Hawaii's other statue in the Capitol is of King Kamehameha I, who unified the islands in the 1810s.

Ocasio-Cortez is perhaps the best-known member of the highly influential "squad" of four freshmen Congress members who have helped shift the Democratic platform to the left.

She has accused Christians of "weaponizing" the Bible to support "bigotry."

In a House committee hearing she stated: "It's very difficult to sit here and listen to arguments in the long history of this country of using Scripture and weaponizing and using Scripture to justify bigotry," she said. "White supremacists have done it. Those who justify slavery have done it. Those who fought against integration did it."

"I am tired of communities of faith being weaponized and being mischaracterized because the only time religious freedom is invoked is in the name of bigotry and discrimination," she said.

She also has declared "the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don't address climate change" and has insisted the government spend trillions of dollars on her radical "Green New Deal."

She demanded subpoenas for certain members of the Trump administration with security clearances because she feared they will be "putting nuclear codes in Instagram DMs."

Ocasio-Cortez' career in Congress has been littered with issues, including including a tax warrant issued in 2017 against a children's books publisher she launched.

She also has compared her election victory to a moon landing, vowed to "run train" in Congress, was fined for campaign-finance violations, was accused by Whoopi Goldberg of "pooping on people," accused President Trump of being "racist" and announced she needed a break to take care of herself.

And she said she wanted more money than her $174,000 salary provides.

She also was schooled by an FBI agent on domestic terrorism and accused by Twitter social-media aggregator Twitchy of knowing so much "that's not right."

Once, during a hearing, she demanded that Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan explain why his company was involved in caging children.

He patiently explained the company wasn't engaged in any such activity.

She's also wondered whether it's OK "to still have children" in light of the world "ending in 12 years."

And she convinced Amazon to cancel its plan for a second headquarters, in New York City, that would create 25,000 jobs.

https://www.wnd.com/2020/07/aoc-blasts-missionary-sacrificed-life-help-lepers-hawaii/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=wnd-breaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=breaking
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She must be kicked out of Congress. I wonder why these people voted for this huge mouthed vandal in Congress. She is an Atheist? Where did this woman come from? Her name sounds Hispanic. And perhaps a blinded Catholic. There are many of those.

Ignorance of history makes her want to dismantle all the statues of great men. She has a big mouth. Very aggressively loud mouth.


Aggressively used as an adverb.

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