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I just don't get this distain for history

Discussion in 'Historical Events & Figures' started by dogtowner, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    First they bring the long knives out for Thomas Jefferson now Yale is shunning John C Calhoun.
    These guys are very significant figures in our history and to toss them aside like they were nothing is just silly.
    Didn't think Yale would ever get seen as silly. Guess I was c wrong there.
     
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    How?
     
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    He just wore out his welcome...
     
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    Stripping his name off a building I gather. Among the many notable alums there he was a big deal. Twice VP under different presidents, sec state, sec def, senatir, congressman etc.
     
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    He was still a racist. Personally I think people are too thin skinned these days, and use every opportunity to remind themselves of wrongs done, not to them, but to their ancestors. Being part Native American, German, Irish, and male, I don't have enough time to be offended by all the wrongs done to "me".
     
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    Lincoln was a racist, don't see people wanting to disown him.
     
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    ... didn't George Washington own slaves? I guess its all down to that infernal zeitgeist thing again...
     
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    I think he might have. Certainly not uncommon back in the day.
     
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