Can we ban Franklin D Roosevelt’s speech next?
After all, a bunch of students and their indoctrinators, otherwise known as professors at the university Thomas Jefferson created – the University of Virginia –, complained when UVA president Teresa Sullivan dared to quote Thomas Jefferson.
Quoting Jefferson evidently is too much for the safety-pin wearing, out in the streets rioting, selfie hashtagging brats because Thomas Jefferson owned…slaves.
Keep in mind these are the same spoiled brats that relish in excluding all things white and western from curricula so that eastern things of color can be studied even though slavery itself originated in eastern cultures among people of color. As interesting as slavery’s lineage – and the comparatively small role (which is not to say slavery wasn’t tragic, or to minimize its injustice) of slavery in western society – might make for a discussion, back to UVA.
If the tolerant, diverse, inclusive, non-judgmental left is okay with silencing America’s third President (as an aside, it’s amazing how many college students DON’T know Thomas Jefferson was a President), what about America’s thirty-second President?
Oh, I know, FDR was Mister Progressive himself what with all the programs that didn’t put a dent in the Great Depression although we’re supposed to pretend otherwise about the New Deal. There’s something else Franklin Democrat Roosevelt did that no one ever seems to blame him for:
He rounded up Japanese-Americans and put them in internment camps.
That’s right. Whenever you read or hear the stories – and they are tragic – of Japanese-American families being uprooted and shipped off to internment camps remember, a Democrat did it. Not just any Democrat. Franklin Roosevelt.
So when do we ban FDR?