Rev. Al Sharpton, the man who told Jews to “pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house,” lamented to Charlie Rose about the pain he feels over the Jefferson Memorial, calling it an “insult to my family.” Many Jews would probably say the same thing about seeing the man who sparked a riot in 1991 that led to the death of one Jewish student be given a platform on national television, including his own show on MSNBC.
Speaking with Charlie Rose about the current SJW trend across the country in which packs of angry marauders destroy public property by tearing down Confederate monuments, Al Sharpton, of course, endorsed the monuments’ removal. When Rose shifted the argument to the Jefferson Memorial, Sharpton put the former president on notice.
“When you look at the fact that public monuments are supported by public funds, you’re asking me to subsidize the insult of my family,” Sharpton said. “I would repeat that the public should not be paying to uphold somebody who has had that kind of background. You have private museums, you have other things that you may want to do there.”
Except you cannot just put the Jefferson Memorial in a museum. It’s its own museum, it’s its own structure. What on earth is he talking about? Does he really want to take a bulldozer to this?