By Wyatt Earp | April 9, 2009
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Political correctness is ruining this country.
“Fall Weekend” will be taking the place of the holiday formerly known as “Columbus Day” at Brown University this fall.
It was bad enough when they destroyed Christmas. “Happy Holidays?” Get bent!
The faculty of the Ivy League university voted at a meeting Tuesday to establish a new academic and administrative holiday in October called “Fall Weekend” that coincides with Columbus Day, but that doesn’t bear the name of the explorer.
Hundreds of Brown students had asked the Providence, R.I. school to stop observing Columbus Day, saying Christopher Columbus’s violent treatment of Native Americans he encountered was inconsistent with Brown’s values.
“I’m very pleased,” Reiko Koyama, a sophomore who led the effort, told the student newspaper, the Brown Daily Herald. “It’s been a long time coming.” (H/T – FOXNews)
Frak you, Reiko – if that is your real name. Almost every famous historical icon had their share of mistakes. George Washington executed his own men at Valley Forge. Maybe we should remove his name from the history books. Abraham Lincoln suspended Habeas corpus and censored the American media during the Civil War. Maybe we better tear down that Lincoln Memorial, too.
Oh, and maybe Reiko heard about the Second Sino-Japanese War, where I read this little ditty:
Historians estimate up to 300,000 Chinese were mass murdered(by beheading or buried alive) in the Nanjing Massacre, after the fall of Nanjing on December 13, 1937, while some Japanese deny the existence of a massacre.
Mass murder, huh? Looks like your ancestors had more than their fair share of mistakes, eh Reiko? Remember that when someone at Brown wants to ban The Emperor’s Birthday. Jackass.