Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Blogger Carrie Tomko Wins 3rd Annual Margaret Sanger at the Klan Rally Art Contest

In a very close decision, Carrie Tomko has won the 3rd Annual Margaret Sanger at the Klan Rally Art Contest. Congratulations Carrie! Here is Carrie's winning entry:

Ms. Margaret and the Klan

There once was a woman named Margaret,
Who made Negro babies her target.
She longed to see less of them,
Courted the death of them,
Sanger, this woman named Margaret.

The wives of the Klansmen who meet
Disguised in voluminous sheet,
Gave her their attention
At secret convention
To learn of her childless technique.

Ms. Sanger was poorly impressed.
Elementary they are she confessed.
So childlike she found them,
Dumbed her talk down for them,
Sanger their arrogant guest.

The organization she ran
Has snuffed out more blacks than the Klan,
Yet people aren't frighted,
But rather delighted,
Embracing the Parenthood Planned.

The judges were greatly impressed by all the entries. Fellow judge, Jill Stanek, noted, "I could tell contestants worked hard to incorporate your theme. Very creative lot!"

A very, very close second place (and winner of the reader poll!) was Chris Chan and his poweful short play, "The Killed Story."

Third place goes to Bill Hailey and his terrific poem, "Such a Loving Margaret Sanger." Be sure to check out more of Bill's work (and link to it!) at his blog, "Bill's Big Blog" - - great stuff!

Thanks also to The Catholic Caveman and the unknown writer of Haikus for their strong entries.

Special thanks to our judges, Sean Dailey and Jill Stanek.

We can not wait for next year!!!

13 comments:

Chris Chan said...

Congratulations Carrie and Bill!

Mike said...

I knew Margaret Sanger was an elitist racist like most left wingers throughout history but can that photo be verified because it really looks doctored.

Anonymous said...

the picture is obviously doctored. things like this discredit the honest people who struggle to end abortion with sincerity and integrity.

Walsh Jesuit Kid said...

C'mon guys. Read the blog. The photo I think you are talking about was the winner of the 2nd annual Art Contest.

It is clearly marked as such all over the blog.

What remains true is that Sanger spoke at a KKK Rally and so it is fair game to find different artistic ways to remember that event.

Defund Abortion Guy said...

Thanks WJK.

The annual contest is to find artistic ways to remember that Sanger spoke at a Klan Rally. As she wrote in her autobiography:

From Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366:

Always to me any aroused group was a good group, and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan...As someone came out of the hall I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did not mind so much. Eventually the lights were switched on, the audience seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak...In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered." (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366)

Garden of Life said...

I am THRILLED to find your blog... it's about time someone exposed the truth about Margaret Sanger! Great poem!

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