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All is Fair in Woke and War: Shouldn’t Yale U Change Its Name Since Namesake Was Slave Trader? #CancelYale

All is Fair in Woke and War: Shouldn’t Yale U Change Its Name Since Namesake Was Slave Trader? #CancelYale

You started it. Rip the name off all buildings too?

If you needed any further confirmation that the radical left has lost its damned mind, look no further than the Twitter hashtag #CancelYale.  This inspired piece of trolling mocks the left’s determination to destroy statues and anything else—up to and including our nation’s foundation, the Constitution—that they deem “racist.”

I have to admit when I first saw the hashtag, I kind of smirked.  It seemed so fitting, right?  The mindless mobs coming for the institutions that birthed them.  So I clicked over to check it out, and it was at least a million times better than I thought.

It turns out that the genius that is Jesse Kelly, building on a point made by Ann Coulter, decided it was time to hold these rampaging, hate-fueled destroyers to their own standards.  Starting with Yale.

Great, right?  But wait, it gets better.

But wait, the best part is that the left is jumping in, thinking this is a great plan.  You really can’t make this up.

I’m not sure “convergence” is the word, more like “whiplash at their utter lack of self-reflection” or “omg, are they really this stupid?” . . . which aren’t really words, so we’ll go with “convergence.”

Yeah, but no.  They can’t see how ridiculous they are; they really can’t.  It defies understanding and reason, but then, so do these cancel culture/society/history/America radicals.

They are actually jumping on board.  It’s staggering . . . and pretty hilarious.  Or maybe very horrifying.

And the best bestest of all, even the ones who understand the troll are suggesting that it’s a good idea but should “wait” until it can seem like their own. Or something.

One point for seeing it as a troll, minus eleventy million for so deeply, thoroughly missing the point being made by it.

It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry at this point, but I’m leaning toward laughing.  As leftist businesses, state and local governments, and intuitions begin to see that they will never be immune from the madding crowd they’ve unleashed, they will step up and stomp it out.

Failing to do so is not an option as this trolling exercise has clearly shown.


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the_last_l3oyscout | June 20, 2020 at 6:28 pm

Can’t wait for the statues to fall!

The rioters in Portland destroyed statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. They will soon advocate for changing the names of Washington State and the District of Columbia.

John Harvard was an immigrant clergyman who lived on Native American land and taught a patriarchal foreign religion. He is at least as culpable as Christopher Columbus, whose statues are being destroyed. It’s time to rename Harvard University after someone who respects women as equals and hasn’t profited off the theft of Native lands.

Add Johnson County Kansas (Second most woke county in Kansas) to the list. Johnson was a slaveholder.

This is fun watching their university degrees devalued so quickly.

Leland Stanford was a racist, as is well-known by historians. In January 1862, Governor Stanford said in a message to the California Legislature (taken from Wikipedia):

“To my mind it is clear, that the settlement among us of an inferior race is to be discouraged by every legitimate means. Asia, with her numberless millions, sends to our shores the dregs of her population. Large numbers of this class are already here; and, unless we do something early to check their immigration, the question, which of the two tides of immigration, meeting upon the shores of the Pacific, shall be turned back, will be forced upon our consideration, when far more difficult than now of disposal. There can be no doubt but that the presence among us of numbers of degraded and distinct people must exercise a deleterious influence upon the superior race, and to a certain extent, repel desirable immigration.”

These execrable remarks are preserved in California history. Stanford University is named after this well-known racist. Its name must be changed, and all statues of Leland Stanford must be destroyed.

    GatorGuy in reply to alohahola. | June 21, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Under the current revolutionary rules and guidelines, Benjamin Franklin, William Penn, and U of P all fail the purity test — Franklin and Penn because they employed a slave (in 18th cent), or 12 (in 17th cent), respectively; U of P because F & P are related to the U’s founding, and indirectly (via “Pennsylvania,” or Penn’s Woods, what England’s King Charles II named the colony, in chartering it to Penn) its namesake, respectively.

    In U of P’s case, its history, w/r/t slavery is, therefore, impure, albeit quite mildly, relatively speaking — even though its mascot, The Quakers, were the first American Colonial entity — in 1688! — to denounce the institution of slavery in the New World. Not up to snuff, sorry. Tainted, tainted, tainted! Thanks, Ben; you, too, Bill!

    The rules and the guidelines will be enforced; and so, the schmaltzy brand name U of P, like Yale, like Brown, like Harvard, is toast, too (and without the onion-and-chives Philly).

    (Ezra, meanwhile, and Cornell U, for that matter, are looking good — so far. But they do seem to get a pass, at least for now.) | June 20, 2020 at 7:24 pm

What’s left unsaid is that everyone knows Yale graduates, some of whom are cheering as statues fall, would never tolerate the degradation of the Yale brand. It’s part of their very identity. | June 20, 2020 at 7:24 pm

Don’t forget the Woodrow Wilson School of government at Princeton.

    “History written with lightning,” Wilson declared of The Clansman, the second film ever to be screened in the White House. It was an endorsement guaranteed to head off resistance from town censor boards charged with shutting down entertainment deemed unsuitable or incendiary to the public.

    The Clansman was a silent movie with title cards. It depicted whites as victims and blacks as villains. Benevolent former masters were denied votes and subjugated by newly freed blacks taking over the country. In an early scene, black legislators sit at desks, shoeless and drunk, too busy stuffing their faces with fried chicken to work. The title card read: “An historical facsimile of the State House of Representatives of South Carolina in 1870.” South Carolina had been the first state to elect a majority-black legislature and that the card implied that the apish behavior depicted was historically accurate, too.

    In a later scene, the white heroine (played by Lillian Gish) is threatened by a black man unable to contain his urge to “mongrelize” the white race. Before she is ravaged, a savior army rides in: The Ku Klux Klan. The title-card copy comes straight from the president’s five-volume History of the American People, published in 1902:

    The white men were roused by an instinct of self-preservation…until at last there had sprung into existence a great Ku Klux Klan…to protect the Southern country.


    And in case you’ve forgotten, Woodrow Wilson was a DEMOCRAT.

    GatorGuy in reply to | June 21, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    The way such things, you know, tend to turn out, as far as the Dems’ doin’s, or non-doin’s, are concerned, I’d say, they’ll forget about it.

    Recall that WA’s Gov Inslee, who said publicly that, essentially, w/r/t/ a portion of his state’s biggest city being taken over by thugs and burning down a police station, that he hadn’t heard anything about that, but if he does, he’ll get back with you on it. CHAZ, huh? he sought to verify. Nope, he confirmed, nothing.

    We’re already in Alice’s Wonderland.

    I’m silently shaking my head sideways. Funny, I don’t feel I’m doing myself any violence, being silent and facing the apparent hate. I’ll keep writing blogs till I no longer can or will — maybe at gunpoint, to be pragmatic about it, hoping to write at a later, maybe much better time.

It’s long past time for the Left (Democrats) to punish those folks who are so brilliant that knowledge of Yale’s history must be imputed to them, yet contribute YUGE donations from their White privileged wealth, many of whom derived it from taxpayers:

Bill Cinton

Hillary Clinton

Anderson Cooper

John Kerry

Sonia Sotomayor

(And yes, I’ve omitted graduates who are hostile to this Communist ‘Cancel Culture’ – they’re not hypocrites).

Yale’s endowment funded by hypocrites who ignore it’s Slave Trader founder is $30.3 MILLION -defund Yale and give the money to private K-12 schools!

    Milwaukee in reply to Vladtheimp. | June 20, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Oh no you don’t!
    Give the endowment to “White” private K-12 schools?
    No, doesn’t help.

    Give to People of Color private K-12 schools!

    Let freedom ring.

      Vladtheimp in reply to Milwaukee. | June 21, 2020 at 1:58 pm

      Oh yes I do.
      Give the money to private K-12 schools regardless of color;in your Democrat urban cesspits it will go to Black schools; elsewhere it will go to Hispanic schools, Indian schools, etc.
      The non-government education of all kids matters.

    GatorGuy in reply to Vladtheimp. | June 21, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    That’s BILLION, Vlad.

    Glad to FIFY. You’re good.

Here’s a bit of irony
from a business insider article
Right before her graduation from the School of Drama in 2012, Lupita Nyong’o landed the role of a lifetime in the critically acclaimed movie “12 Years A Slave.” Her portrayal of Patsey earned her a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award.

Meryl Streep, MFA Yale grad
Bob Woodward
Fareed Zakaria

Conservative Beaner | June 20, 2020 at 9:22 pm

At the current rate of “Woke” will the left destroy the country or themselves first.

New Haven Community College.

Dantzig93101 | June 20, 2020 at 11:22 pm

There are still some smart people there, but overall, it stopped being Yale University quite a while ago. Changing the name would just be truth in advertising. Is “New Haven Community College” taken? It’s a better fit for the current campus, though I think that community colleges are more tolerant of Halloween costumes.

Woken and sleepy. The Progressive Church needs to lose its Pro-Choice, selective, opportunistic religion. Some, select, Black Lives Matter. #BabyLivesMatter

This is all reminding me of Bullwinkle’s Corner “The Queen of Hearts,” in which the Knave of Hearts (Boris Badenov) is forced to eat his stolen goods: “Oh, you don’t get off that easy. You stole ’em, friend, you eat ’em.”

How about UNC Chapel Hill? They have campus buildings that were built with actual slave labor. These buildings must come down! Says Silent Sam.

Washington Post needs to change it’s name, right. And they’re tearing down President Grant’s statues because he owned a slave for like the two minutes it took him to sign the paperwork freeing him. So any woke Leftist academic who received a Grant should give the money back because, you know, it was a Grant.

    GatorGuy in reply to DanJ1. | June 21, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Think about this program, its desideratum for a solid moment.

    Isn’t it beginning to sound and look a lot already like the beastly, principally antisemitic Third Reich’s Nuremberg Laws, implemented in 1936 (most deceptively, in the same way BHO has acted w/r/t numerous national security policies), after the Summer Olympics event, held in Berlin the same year?

    Essentially, the laws defined race in terms of purity, the Nazi-styled, eugenic value in vogue at the time. The Reich had legislated (the previous year)* and thus deemed — and, of course, Hitler signed off on the measure, making it a fully legal, federal enactment — the Jew as a racial impurity vis-a-vis Dem Deutsch Volk, a contaminant of the true German People, the Aryan race.

    (Do still-standing monuments erected to memorialize Confederate generals, possibly ring a remote bell by any chance, in terms of their impure, contaminating symbolism, that they represent the potential to make some feel unsafe, threatened, and terrorized, let alone their lack of any credible life or ability to do actual harm to the offended demographic in question? It shouldn’t. The two are unequal and incomparable items for comparison. Yet the respective remedies are, under the present mass psychosis, made to compare equally.)

    Whether the SS knocked on your door at 4 AM one unsuspecting morning or not was pretty much determined by the results of a specially trained SS technocrat’s meticulous inquiry and investigation into your genealogy. But anyway, of course, the laws held in quiet a potent caveat: if your were a target, a person deemed unwelcome by the Reich for any particular reason, the Nuremberg-based paperwork could be, well, arranged — and so on, and so forth. Like I said, beastly.

    Known for their obsessive-compulsive-like concern for order, organization, and meticulous attention to bureaucratic detail; were the Yale Question on the chopping block, back in the Third Reich, in relation to the Nuremberg Laws’ German Blood and German Honor mandates, Elihu Yale, the CT college’s early, grand benefactor — say, he were a documented Jew — would be toast. (It is a very incidental fact that the Hebrew translation of the Latin words “LUX ET VERITAS” coexist on the official Yale Seal.) Maybe only a special order from Der Fuhrer — a most unlikely event in that case — might allow for a Nuremberg exemption.

    It will be interesting to see how the New Power Now paramilitary wing of the Cultural Guard — this historical chapter’s equivalent of the SS under the Nazis — handles the Yale matter. I mean, if they’re serious about their beliefs and want to be respected for what they do as much as what they scream about — I’m saying, if they’re diligent in their convictions and consistent in carrying our their creed and its social requirements, and any totalitarian tyrant should be these, diligent and consistent — the Yale brand will simply have to go.

    And, like CU and CLS, what a pricey, either hard- or legacy-earned brand it is!

    Wow. What will all the now-ideologically impure, self-regarding elite Yale graduates, current students, current and emeritus faculty, and staff do now, when their ivy-laced ivory towers’ s–t’s about to hit the baseplate-intellectual program for the 21st century’s fan they spun onto motion over the last few decades?

    It looks like this might be their Frankenstein-like moment. Where’s Igor?

    * Actually, the 1935 Nuremberg legislation, a/k/a The Race Laws, came in two distinctly different, but interrelated aspects: 1) The Citizenship Law, and 2) Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor. A later amendment added Romani (Gypsies) and Blacks to the proscriptions against Jews.

The can use all the proceeds from the endowment to fund the reparations movement

Yale University, a center of white privilege an exclusion, must change its name. Elihu Yale, its namesake, was a racist slave trader.

Yale University, a center of white privilege an exclusion, must change its name. Elihu Yale, its namesake, was a racist slave trader.

Here’s VDH’s, a wise and seasoned foretelling of the way various cultural revolutions have, via their accidental determinants, run their respective course.

You can decide, or imagine about, the present case.

Changing the name? No, no, no. That isn’t good enough. This is no time for half measures.

The institution itself sprang forth from the corruption of the slave trade. Every faculty member, every alumnus and every current student is irredeemably tainted.

Yale must close. It’s library to be donated to the Library of Congress. It’s endowment redistributed to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Every graduate hired by reliance upon the cachet of the Yale name must immediately resign to open up their position for someone untainted by the evil of slavery. These individual graduates must either withdraw from their careers or enroll in a more virtuous institution to follow a new educational and career path.

Obviously that’s all a bit tongue in cheek, but that would meet the criteria for the goals of the mob, in the first instance anyway.

The REAL issue isn’t a racial divide or even a class divide. It is one of power and privileges held by a tiny fraction of graduates from select Universities. Mere acceptance to an institution virtually guarantees lifetime success on their path to prestigious posts and in maintaining the exclusive sinicures derived from that admission.

Everyone else is effectively locked out of entry into the corridors of power and prestige with minor exceptions for a very fortunate few who are able to create vast wealth. These few then ensure their children are admitted to the elite through contributions to the self perpetuating endowments.

Please correct “Dem Deutsch Volk,” above, to the properly cased and spelled “Dem Deutschen Volke”.

Eastwood Ravine | June 21, 2020 at 3:23 pm

You know the Left will eat its own when all of the Ivy League will be referred as bastions/perpetrators of White privilege.

JackinSilverSpring | June 21, 2020 at 3:40 pm

Along with Yale we should include Columbia, Duke, George Washington University, the Woodrow Wilson Center at Princeton, the Russell Senate Office Building, all the places named after Robert Byrd, and the Fulbright scholarship.

Suzie Commie says:

Holy tar heels! We really gotta lotta cleanin’ up to do. Gotta get a good deal done — with pictures to prove it! — BEFORE the election. This way, we can show some results, at least the direction we’re goin’ in, at the DNC Convention, late this summer.

Keep up the changein’, and the cancelin’!

harleycowboy | June 22, 2020 at 9:36 am

Students seek out mental health facilities due to cognitive dissonance.

Why mess around? Just bulldoze the whole campus and get it over with. This is what the left wants. Peoples Collective (Re)Education camps.