Down with… George Washington?

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What can be said for a nation that hates its own history and wants to erase it? “R.I.P.”?

Students at George Washington University have gotten up a petition to replace the school’s old “Colonials” mascot–it’s someone dressed up as a kind of George Washington caricature–because, says the lump of protoplasm who started the petition, “It’s hard to have school pride when the thing that you have to be prideful for is so offensive” (https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/7/george-washington-university-snowflakes-rise-again/). The offensive thing being “colonialism.”

The record shows that America, once upon a time, was 13 British colonies. Then, with George Washington leading an army of volunteers, America fought Britain and became colonies no more, but an independent nation. How in the world does this make Washington a “colonialist,” when he successfully fought the colonial power in his country?

They want to replace the Colonial mascot with a hippo. Go figure.

Next–it’s inevitable–they’ll want to change the name of the university. To what, I think I’d rather not know.

Washington was justly called “the father of his country.” When he stepped down after two terms as our first president, instead of making himself a king or a president for life, as so many wanted him to do, he set an example whose power greatly helped to keep the United States of America a free republic for over 200 years.

It’s something the Left in America labors to destroy. And our colleges and looniversities enthusiastically are helping them to do it.

People, why, in Heaven’s name, and at numbingly great cost, do you continue to send your sons and daughters to these indoctrination factories?

Our public education system, the costliest in human history, is killing us.

8 comments on “Down with… George Washington?

  1. Of course, once they change to “hippo” as the new name, someone will probably complain about fat-shaming. Or animal exploitation. Or, cultural appropriation. Or something else. There’s always something else.

  2. Washington in his farewell address said, “It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world; so far, I mean, as we are now at liberty to do it; for let me not be understood as capable of patronizing infidelity to existing engagements. I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy. I repeat it, therefore, let those engagements be observed in their genuine sense. But, in my opinion, it is unnecessary and would be unwise to extend them.” That sounds like the opposite of colonialism to me. Leftists have given colonialism a bad wrap, but it it brought civilization to many parts of the uncivilized world, and they are now better off because of it. If you want to look at two countries that have never been colonized, look at Iran and Saudi Arabia. And they are among the least moderate countries to this day.

    But least we forget, we only have to look no further than the 1963 Communist Party’s 45-point plan for America to know what this is really about: 30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.” It’s frighting to know they have already achieved so many of their goals. http://fdfny.org/the-1963-communist-partys-45-point-plan-for-america/

    1. By my count they’ve achieved 34 out of 45. It might be more, because I’m not sure of my facts.
      One thing I am sure of: President Trump is a big obstacle to the rest of their program.

  3. From my readings about George Washington, America would not have happened without him. These insane college students are suicidal. Maybe George doesn’t get picked on as much as Thomas Jefferson because he freed all his slaves in his will where Jefferson didn’t. I say give President Trump time and he will eventually go after universities that receive federal tax dollars that advocate against making America Great.

  4. English is not my first language, and I am slightly confused by the distinction, if there is any, between “proud” and “prideful.” I thought that it was always a bad thing to be prideful, whereas the word “proud” also could be used in a positive sense, even though pride, as many of us know, is a cardinal sin. Do people use “prideful” because they fail to make the connection between “proud” and “pride”? Could somebody please enlighten me?

    1. Your mastery of English is better than that of the GWU student who used “prideful” when she should have said “proud.” You have it right, and don’t need enlightening.

    2. Thank you for your kind words. But I suspect there are still portions of me that need enlightening.

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