Nothing is sacred to Democrats. If it means something to Americans, it needs to be vandalized in some fashion. Graceland was hit overnight with messages sprayed about “BLM”, “Defund MPD” and “arrest Breonna Taylor’s murderers”. The Levitt Shell stage where Elvis Presley gave his first paid performance was also vandalized. The defacement covered loving messages left from fans who have visited since 1982.
Doesn’t matter to Democrats
Bill Stanley, Elvis’ stepbrother said, “‘This is totally uncalled for. One of the saddest days of my life. I mean, besides the day that Elvis passed away, this right here is right up next to it.’
In fact, Democrat State Rep. Antonio Parkinson already downplayed it. ‘What’s the real issue here? Every visitor that has come to Graceland has written on that wall and there were no complaints. So, really, it’s WHAT was written, not the fact that it was written.’
If this was a Democrat monument, sentiment might be different
Democrat Rep. Parkinson, what you don’t understand is the messages written on the museum have to do with love and how much Elvis meant to so many people. These messages are the opposite. Hate, anger and politics don’t belong here. This is a museum, a testament to history of both the United States and music.
It doesn’t help that the Levitt Shell has been vandalized six times this year already. The pandemic has cost the area as well. Between the budget shortfall and repairs from the graffiti estimated costs are around $1 million. The budget shortfall is $800,000, repairs may be $150,000. The stage is a Depression era landmark.
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Natalie Wilson is the Levitt Shell executive director. ‘That’s why this is such a devastating situation seeing it this morning. It’s getting worse.’ She’s wise in encouraging communication rather than destruction. ‘Defacing our stage is not appropriate; however, we acknowledge their pain and we want to say to our community “it’s time the conversations are deeper, they’re more productive and that change happens with good communication.”
There’s a celebration of Memphis culture called 901 Day on September 1. The vandalism was discovered at that time.