This is the 30 foot statue of Martin Luther King on the National Mall. It was carved by a Chinese artist Lei Yixin. Wasn't Martin Luther King a kind, gentle man who loved peace. He looks like a dictator! He could be a brother to Mao Zedong. Yixin carved a socialist rather than a Christian activist. An artist must first feel and understand the man he is carving before he can carve a realistic depiction. Folded arms? Shouldn't his arms be outstretched...more Moses-like rather than Mao-like?
Kevin Probst - Teaches History, Government and Apologetics at the high school level in Columbus Georgia.