In one of her few appearances, Rousey was recently seen in a social media post with Pauline Macias, a fellow Olympic judoka, helping to deliver supplies to the Standing Rock protestors that are against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
In the midst of President Donald Trump’s executive order to continue on the with the Dakota Access oil pipeline and the recent immigration ban, Rousey uploaded just her second social media post since her UFC 207 loss with her own political statement.
“Rowdy” posted a cartoon of the Statue of Liberty that has the 1883 New Colossus poem written by American author and poet Emma Lazarus that had someone writing in paint at the bottom of the poem with an asterisk, “OFFER MAY VARY.”
Lazarus’ poem is on a bronze plaque that is mounted on the Statue of Liberty, which Rousey posted the most famous lines in the caption of her post saying:
“The plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty reads: ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!’
The entire New Colossus poem reads:
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
What are your thoughts on the heated issue that has many people divided in their beliefs and idealogies? Let’s take this one to the comments.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/31/2017.