Who knew that Emma Lazarus was the left’s collective ‘funny bone’ and Steven Miller just took a ball peen hammer to it? In any event, it took the powers that be less than 12-hours to coordinate the message that anyone who even KNEW that the poem “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus was added MUCH later and let alone WAS INTENDED TO REPURPOSE MEANING OF THE STATUTE OF LIBERTY* from that of a symbol of liberty to a doormat imprinted with the words “welcome”, is a racist white supremacist fascist.
We are living in wondrous times!
*”Paul Auster wrote that “Bartholdi’s gigantic effigy was originally intended as a monument to the principles of international republicanism, but ‘The New Colossus’ reinvented the statue’s purpose, turning Liberty into a welcoming mother, a symbol of hope to the outcasts and downtrodden of the world.”
*John T. Cunningham wrote that “The Statue of Liberty was not conceived and sculpted as a symbol of immigration, but it quickly became so as immigrant ships passed under the torch and the shining face, heading toward Ellis Island. However, it was [Lazarus’s poem] that permanently stamped on Miss Liberty the role of unofficial greeter of incoming immigrants.”