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Carleton University Students Want Statue of Gandhi Removed

Carleton University Students Want Statue of Gandhi Removed

“some people have to be erased from history”

This happened at the University of Ghana in 2016 and the exact same reasons were given.

Vice News reports:

Why Students at Carleton University Are Trying to Have a Statue of Gandhi Removed

Every winter, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Carleton University is affectionately adorned with hats and scarves to keep it from getting too cold.

But this tribute is a lie, say a growing number of critics, who are demanding the university remove the statue of the Indian activist. They say despite his admirable reputation, Gandhi was also a misogynist, a racist towards black Africans and a supporter of the caste system in India.

“For you to deify Gandhi, some people have to be erased from history. You don’t engage with how his activism as a whole was detrimental to certain segments of society,” says Kenneth Aliu, the president of Carleton’s African Studies Student Association, whose opinion piece in the school’s newspaper ignited the debate across campus.

“He talked about how the Indian struggle is a continuous struggle against the kaffirs, who want to live out their days in savagery and nakedness. I cannot see myself worshiping this man. Everything I learned about him was a lie.”

The current debate at Carleton is not an isolated event. The statue came under criticism when it was unveiled in 2011 and commemorations of Gandhi have increasingly come under fire worldwide in recent years.

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May as well just go ahead and remove any and all statues from college campuses, to avoid offending a snowflake.

From: The Gandhi Nobody Knows, by Richard Grenier

“…I feel all Jews sitting emotionally at the movie Gandhi should be apprised of the advice that the Mahatma offered their coreligionists when faced with the Nazi peril: they should commit collective suicide. If only the Jews of Germany had the good sense to offer their throats willingly to the Nazi butchers’ knives and throw themselves into the sea from cliffs they would arouse world public opinion, Gandhi was convinced, and their moral triumph would be remembered for “ages to come.” If they would only pray for Hitler (as their throats were cut, presumably), they would leave a “rich heritage to mankind.” Although Gandhi had known Jews from his earliest days in South Africa—where his three staunchest white supporters were Jews, every one—he disapproved of how rarely they loved their enemies. And he never repented of his recommendation of collective suicide. Even after the war, when the full extent of the Holocaust was revealed, Gandhi told Louis Fischer, one of his biographers, that the Jews died anyway, didn’t they? They might as well have died significantly.”

Commentary Magazine: https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/the-gandhi-nobody-knows/

Not a reason to get rid of his statue, but it does raise the question of just what kind of pascifism Gandhi was getting his own people into.

    randian in reply to Daled Amos. | April 5, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    “Not a reason to get rid of his statue, but it does raise the question of just what kind of pacifism Gandhi was getting his own people into”

    It’s the same pacifism that saw millions of Hindus slaughtered by the Muslim occupiers of India. Indeed, those Muslim rulers were competing with each other to see how many lakhs (1 lakh = 100,000) of Hindus they could slaughter. I believe that Sikhism was a response to Muslim brutality, in that unlike Hindus Sikhs are expected to take military action against oppression.

    Kepha H in reply to Daled Amos. | April 8, 2018 at 1:25 am

    When visiting India during WWII, Chiang Kai-shek reportedly begged Gandhi “Asian to Asian” to desist from any attempt to subvert the British war effort.

    I suppose next MLK will be villified as a womanizer; FDR for being a privileged white man (which he certainly was)…

I presume the “history cleansers” will next (il)logically turn their sights to eliminating all historical references to Lyndon Banes Johnson?

Good ol’ boy LBJ (a barely-under-the-radar racist) was positively giddy after the passage of the Civil Rights Act and subsequent enshrining of the Welfare State in the U.S. The welfare state would doom generations of Blacks, whose ancestors were once freed from the Dems’ physical plantations, to henceforth be trapped in the Dems’ new economic plantation. Same masters, just a different situation.

He is famously quoted as saying,

“That keep those N-words voting Democrat for the next 200 years.”

So, we eagerly await these fair-minded Junior Deputy Social Justice Warriors to avenge the racist slander of LBJ.

I’m sure we’ll be waiting a loooooong, double-standard time.

I presume the “history cleansers” will next (il)logically turn their sights to eliminating all historical references to Lyndon Banes Johnson?

Good ol’ boy LBJ (a barely-under-the-radar racist) was positively giddy after the passage of the Civil Rights Act and subsequent enshrining of the Welfare State in the U.S. The welfare state would doom generations of Blacks, whose ancestors were once freed from the Dems’ physical plantations, to henceforth be trapped in the Dems’ new economic plantation. Same masters, just a different situation.

He is famously quoted as saying,

“That’ll keep those N-words voting Democrat for the next 200 years.”

So, we eagerly await these fair-minded Junior Deputy Social Justice Warriors to avenge the racist slander of LBJ.

I’m sure we’ll be waiting a loooooong, double-standard time.

Fine … maybe they’d prefer to replace it with a statue of Al Sharpton …

I wonder if the statue of Charles Martin Hall in the chemistry building at Oberlin still gets his annual aluminum foil penis augmentation Someone clearing wasn’t thinking (or were they?) when it was designed.

https://www.sciencesource.com/archive/Charles-Martin-Hall–American-Inventor-SS2494606.html

It is very unfortunate that the contempt and angst against Gandhi is bereft of substance and portrays the typical indoctrination that the youth face. The claim that Mr. Gandhi was a misogynist and racist is most insulting. I challenge the fickle-mindedness and ignorance of the student who has undermined a life full of dedication and sacrifice through ignorance and abject hatred. The least that this person should do is to read the life and work of Mr. Gandhi. Moreover, I would dare this person to show me one world leader who can stand above Mr. Gandhi for upliftment of the poor, downtrodden and saviour of a nation without violence, and this will definitely not be the cherished African Nobel Prize recipient who is associated with the despicable violence of the ‘human garland’ which he and his followers refused to give up in the name of freedom against apartheid.

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