American Thinker: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who’s never at a loss for words, seems to have let the cat get her tongue over her amazing insult to Hawaii’s patron saint and most beloved figure of honor, Father Damien of Molokai.
That’s the 19th century Belgian priest who came the islands, learned the Hawaiian language, lived like a pauper, and spent his life caring for people with leprosy on the remote island of Molokai, before catching the disease and dying of it himself. The native Hawaiians loved him as an emblem of their Aloha spirit and honored him with a statue alongside King Kamehameha I as their state emblems inside the capitol.
Not an issue for the far-left wokester congresswoman, who singled Father Damien out as a ‘colonizer’ and an example of ‘white supremacy’ on an Instagram tour of all the bad things about America:
. @AOC calls the statue in the US capitol building of Father Damien, a canonized saint in the Catholic Church, a part of “white supremacist culture.” Father Damien died of leprosy after spending his life serving others who had the disease.
See, pure wokesterliness – if someone’s white, it’s obviously because of white supremacy, never mind the particulars. White, colonizer, that’s all there is to it.
And for that, she got a gale wind of blowback from grossly offended Hawaiians (America’s least-white state) and all kinds of people who actually know the story of Father Damien and what he means to Hawaiians.
The Week, which is a center-left mainstream publication, had a devastating takedown of this fool, in an excellent piece titled “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez picked the wrong statue to criticize.” MORE