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Interesting Reactions to Yale Erasing John C. Calhoun

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 16:24
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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.


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