Students at George Washington University in the nation’s capital are making a call for a cultural purge targeting the school’s own namesake.
Some progressive students are circulating a petition demanding that the school’s mascot and sports team name, the “Colonials,” be changed. The petition states that “the historically, negatively-charged figure of Colonials has too deep a connection to colonization and glorifies the act of systemic oppression.”
A GWU student senator named Amy Martin also called the “colonials” term “extremely offensive.”
GWU’s Student Association has called for a university referendum to answer the question, and it appears that said referendum will be voted upon by the student body next month.
American patriots throughout the history of the United States have recognized the colonists in question as the builders of America to whom a great debt is owed. Most colonists came to North America from the Old World when there was little to no urban civilization in the area, and struggled greatly to create cities, towns, roads and an entire society for the benefit of their children and grandchildren. Perhaps most significantly, they fought and won the War of Independence against the British imperialists, freeing what became the United States from the rule of a foreign king.
To replace them as the mascot of George Washington University, the creator of the petition(a GWU student named Rachel Yakobashvili) has suggested alternatives of either “hippos” or “riverhorses” for the school.
Because there’s nothing that can replace the void created in place of the American colonists after being purged like a large terrestrial animal native to distant countries like Botswana, right?
A competing petition has surfaced to push back on the attempted cultural purge of the progressive left, calling for the “Colonials” mascot name to be kept in place. The name was first adopted for the university’s sports teams in 1926.
Bill de Blasio Booed off Stage at George Floyd Memorial Event
Even New Yorkers are sick of the left-wing mayor.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio was roundly booed off stage during an appearance at a George Floyd memorial event on Thursday, with a raucous crowd drowning out the mayor’s remarks with boos and a torrent of profanity.
A Brooklyn pastor tried to encourage the crowd to treat de Blasio with respect, but he was roundly booed anyway.
“Let us welcome, with respect, the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio.”
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) June 4, 2020
De Blasio continued with his remarks, even though it was clear the crowd at the memorial didn’t want to hear from him. At points he couldn’t even be heard because the booing was so loud.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s speech at the memorial for George Floyd in Brooklyn was met with boos and jeers, despite requests from organizers for the crowd not to do so. pic.twitter.com/3Yr96RiaMj
— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) June 4, 2020
De Blasio’s as left-wing as they come, but he’s become increasingly unpopular in New York City for his handling of the Floyd race riots, which have surfaced in force in the already coronavirus-stricken city. Some New Yorkers are incensed with the curfew instituted to deter looting, and others are angry with the city’s total inability to deter the looting anyway. Governor Andrew Cuomo has already threatened to override de Blasio’s authority in order to put an end to the mass-scale rioting and looting in the city.
More than 700 rioters were arrested on Monday night alone, and more than 60 NYPD officers had to be hospitalized as a result of injuries sustained in the riots. The police department has increasingly given up on the prospect of restoring law and order in New York City, frustrated by de Blasio’s continual refusal to allow law enforcement to actually stop the widespread riots.
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