Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Defacing a Black Madonna

It appears that someone in The Netherlands has taken up Shaun King’s crusade to destroy Christian images. Dutch residents of Breda found that a vandal painted “BLM” and perhaps a crude swastika on a mosaic reproduction of Poland’s Black Madonna of Czestochowa. Members of the local Polish community were outraged.
Shaun King wants images of Jesus and Mary that are too European removed.  But even a seriously dark Madonna is not good enough.


  1. The mob is never satisfied with just destroying the symbols that people revere: The people themselves must always come next.

    A society that believes in itself builds monuments, a sick society does not, and a dying society watches as they are torn down.

  2. I presume that the argument, even for dark-hued images of the Virgin Mary is that they are created to colonize (the current phrase, less specific and refutable than "enslave") the people of color around the world.
    What, then are we to do about Our Lady of Guadalupe, who appeared in 1531 in Mexico, and resulted in an image on the inside of a cloak of a dark-skinned pregnant woman. This may have been the first Madonna of color in the world.