TRIGGER WARNING: Even Gandhi isn't good enough.
For John, BLUF: No one is safe. No one is pure enough. Jansenism lives. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is from Chicks on the Right, which of and in itself ought to be triggering. The Reporter is Hannah Bleau (Red Dawn) and the dateline is August 22, 2017.
Here is a quote from ESPN over their switch out with Sportscaster Robert Lee:
“We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name,” ESPN stated. “In that moment it felt right to all parties. It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue.”This was interesting. The ESPN Crowd makes a change because of a name and then thinks it shouldn't even be an issue. That train left the station when the first ESPN person thought the name Robert Lee would be a problem.
Poor Sportscaster Robert Lee. He has only his parents and his ancestors to blame for this.
Then there is this, which seems to eclipse the Robert Lee imbroglio:
Almost my whole life Mahatma Gandhi has been a hero, to me and to tens of millions of others. Now we find he is a racist and triggering:
The statue, which was unveiled by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee during his visit to Ghana in June, was meant to symbolize friendship between the two countries, according to Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. But professors and students at the University of Ghana called the statue “a slap in the face" because of Gandhi's "racist identity." They started an online petition calling for the statue’s removal.If Mr Gandhi isn't safe, no one is safe.
The petition, which had more than 1,700 supporters on Thursday, cited letters Gandhi wrote during his time in South Africa as evidence that he advocated for the superiority of Indians over black Africans. It also took issue with his use of the derogatory term kaffir to refer to native Africans and criticized the lack of statues of African heroes and heroines on campus.
The Time Magazine article on Mahatma Gandhi was written by Ms Abigail Abrams, back in October of 2016, and thus was overshadowed by campaigning in the weeks before the election that made
Ms Hillary Clinton Mr Trump President, so we missed it.
Meanwhile, Blogger Jim Treacher points out that "James T. Hodgkinson, Attempted Assassin Of [Congressman] Steve Scalise, Already Being Erased From History".
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff