AOC is definitely one of the dumbest people in congress. She’s duking it out for the title of dumbest Congressperson with Sheila Jackson Lee and Hank (Guam might capsize) Johnson. Her most recent post (I think on Instagram) about St Damien of Molokai, really takes the cake. This was the post
“Even when we select figures to tell the stories of colonized places, it is the colonizers and settlers whose stories are told – and virtually no one else,” wrote Ocasio-Cortez in an Instagram story. “Check out Hawaii’s statue. It’s not Queen Lili’uokalani of Hawaii, the only Queen Regnant of Hawaii, who is immortalized and whose story is told. It is Father Damien.”
“This isn’t to litigate each and every individual statue, but to point out the patterns that have emerged among the totality of them in who we are taught to deify in our nation’s Capitol: virtually all men, all white, and mostly both,” she protested, adding, “This is what patriarchy and white supremacist culture looks like!”
Say What, Sandy from the block, learned nothing a Boston College did she? Not surprising that a Catholic college would teach a supposedly baptised Catholic anything about the faith. The Catholic schools were handed over to the left in the 60’s with Fr Hesburgh and the Land O Lakes statement (but that is a different story)
St Damien was NOT a colonizer. Man, is AOC dumb. He was a priest who left a comfortable life in Belgium to dedicate his life to serve Lepers. LEPERS!!!!!! you know those people no one wants to be around and sends them away to live out their lives in isolation and rejection. St Damien spent years serving the lepers eventually catching the disease and dying from it at the age of 48. Yea, cause that is what “white supremacists” do. Apparently she is catching hell for it.
Which she should. It was a dumb statement and maybe she will shut up for a few weeks and think about it. I doubt it.
Also, you should look into the life of St Damien of Molokai if you have never heard of him. He is a Catholic saint but can be an inspiration to all people I think, about the true meaning of love and service. St Damien of Molokai, Pray for us.