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Feb 14 2017

Interesting Reactions to Yale Erasing John C. Calhoun

In an ostentatious display of obsequious political correctness, Yale University is changing the name of Calhoun College, because the great statesman John C. Calhoun was a “white supremacist” — i.e., he lived in the 19th century, and shared a basic comprehension of reality with most everyone else who lived at that time.

Roger Kimball is more specific regarding Calhoun’s sins against contemporary liberal ideology,

He may have been a brilliant orator and a fierce opponent of encroaching federal power, but he was also a slave holder. And unlike many of his peers, Calhoun argued that slavery was not merely a necessary evil but a “positive good,” because it provided for slaves better than they could provide for themselves.

Remember, EBT cards and AFDC payments had not been invented yet.

Kimball makes the case that there is someone more deserving than Calhoun to be stuffed down the Memory Hole:

As far as I have been able to determine, Elihu Yale never set foot in New Haven. His benefaction of some books and goods worth £800 helped found Yale College, not Yale University. And whereas the 11th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica praises Calhoun for his “just and kind” treatment of slaves and the “stainless integrity” of his character, Elihu Yale had slaves flogged, hanged a stable boy for stealing a horse, and was eventually removed from his post in India for corruption.

Calhoun’s association with the South is probably what marked him as needing to be erased, as part of a broad campaign to make the Confederacy disappear from history.

Even some liberals are getting fed to the teeth with this tyrannical purge:

You know the situation is getting out of control when even Geraldo is choking on the moonbattery.

On a tip from Varla.

23 Responses to “Interesting Reactions to Yale Erasing John C. Calhoun”

  1. StephaneDumas says:

    Geraldo is not alone. Dave Rubin of the Rubin Report tell in that video why he left the left.

  2. George Lortz says:

    Geez Geraldo, that second tweet about Washington; DON’T GIVE ‘EM ANY IDEAS !!!!!

  3. grayjohn says:

    Political Correctness is the National malignant brain tumor that only the left wants to die from.

  4. James McEnanly says:

    How can you see if you have made any progress if you keep erasing history?

  5. SineWaveII says:

    Meanwhile a professor at Georgetown who is alive today just this week proclaimed the exact same thing and no one has said a peep about it because diversity.

  6. Giorgio Palmas says:

    The compassion fascists in Minneapolis tried to change the name of Lake Calhoun as well. They’ve moved on to the victim du jour, transgenders.

  7. OregonGuy says:

    I thought it was the Soviets who erased history.

  8. Stosh says:

    If they can’t make the Confederacy disappear from history, how will CALEXIT, NYCEXIT and TAXachusettsEXIT ever be viewed as legitimate?!?!?

  9. Auburn Rapunzel says:

    I sometimes wonder if they believe the oft-cited chestnut of “History is written by the victors” means that they must control the history books in order to triumph.

  10. Auburn Rapunzel says:

    Well, pfft, who are you gonna believe: them, or your lyin’ eyes?

  11. Auburn Rapunzel says:

    They’re like the deaf extremists who believe that treating reversible hearing loss is some kind of genocide.

    Yes, this is a thing.

  12. Auburn Rapunzel says:

    More to the point, if they make the Confederacy disappear, how will they continue to make white people feel guilty for slavery?

  13. Auburn Rapunzel says:

    It’s beautiful when they start to wake up. With luck, it’s only a matter of time before he realizes that modern left-wing policies have always had an eye toward controlling people’s lives (see, for instance, the Soviets), and stop letting them define their agenda as “progress”.

  14. Still Out of Service says:

    has anyone taken the time to look at Elihu Yale’s history?

    Yale was an American born British citizen, headed the British East India
    Co. & was Governor of Madras, India during the late 17th Century.
    The records of this period, 1688, mention a flourishing slave trade in Madras [Chennai], India, a trade in which Madras Governor ElihuYale, namesake of Yale University, participated & profited from.
    He enforced a law that at least ten slaves should be carried on every ship bound for Europe. In his capacity as judge he also on several occasions sentenced so-called “black criminals” to whipping and enslavement. When the demand began to increase rapidly, the English merchants even began to kidnap young children and deport them to distant parts of the world, very much against their will.

    perhaps the name game is only just getting started?

  15. Still Out of Service says:

    who controls the present, controls the past.
    who controls the past controls the future…..
    ~Eric Blair
    ps long live BB

  16. 762x51 says:

    It was, these are there American counterparts.

  17. 762x51 says:

    High time we got rid of those slave owning Romans as well. I mean, other than civilization, what did they ever do for anyone? Of course the Roman empire collapsed and vanished over a thousand years ago. If only there was a group that still existed who still own slaves today, We could denigrate them vociferously. Or would we honor and appease them and demand they move here to overwrite our culture??

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  19. jeffunde says:

    Slavery was abhorrent sin.Will #Yale students now petition to change name of #USA capital? #Washington was a slave holder as was #Jefferson

    –Trust me, in about 10 years time, D.C. will have a new name.

  20. grayjohn says:

    I’m familiar with it. Once dated a deaf girl.

  21. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    Heh, I’m sure it’s already on the agenda, they just don’t feel bold enough to openly suggest it, yet.

  22. Bodhisattva says:

    I just want to make it clear I am not intending to say that slavery was good in any way – I personally wish it never was part of our history and in fact my relatives worked to that end – one was a prominent abolitionist in New England, who attended the Constitutional Convention and fought, while there, to keep slavery out of our new nation. His name also appears on the Declaration of Independence. That is the tradition I come from and what I believe should have triumphed. Sadly, it did not.

    That said…

    The fact is that slavery didn’t start here, it started in AFRICA where it STILL EXISTS TODAY when one tribe attacked another. I will leave it for others to judge whether the wholesale slaughter of many in one tribe that was attacked by another was better than the enslavement that was visited upon the survivors. Perhaps enslavement was a “fate worse than death” and they’re not around to share their opinion on the matter, so we will never know.

    But remember – slavery was one of the earliest examples of BLACK ON BLACK crime, and “people of color” (Arab slave traders) often played a role as well. It’s not like whites got together and said, “Hey, I’m bored. Let’s go down to Africa, kill a bunch of natives and make the rest our slaves.” But that’s the way the moonbats would have us believe it happened.

  23. Bodhisattva says:

    At the rate we’re going, yes, as will any town named “Columbus”.

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