Recently Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D), the radical-left member of the US House or Representatives from New York, took a run at a statue honouring a missionary from Hawaii located in the Capitol building.
Apparently, Father Damien represents all that is bad about the white-male supremacist culture.
So what horrific things did Father Damien do?
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. […]
It is this life that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has blasted as an artifact of “patriarchy and white supremacist culture.”
And for his life of self-sacrifice, Father Damien died of leprosy at the age of 49.
For more on Father Damien and Ocasio-Cortez, READ: AOC blasts missionary who sacrificed life to help lepers in Hawaii
And of course, the burning question in everyone’s mind is what has Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez done for the poor and downtrodden? Well last year, she asked for a pay increase. Apparently her US$174,000 annual House of Representative salary, including benefits and pension, is not enough to get by on, and she wanted a US$4,500 raise.
It’s tough being a member of the 3%.
The Daily Wire explains Ocasio-Cortez’s hardship:
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) whined on Monday about the possibility that she may not get a $4,500 pay raise — which she downplayed as only being a cost of living adjustment — as she compared members of Congress to minimum wage workers.