In a recent excess of radical left Cancel Culture, the San Francisco School Board voted in January 2021 to rename 44 public schools and strike out names of famous Americans including the founding fathers George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
The “Guiding Principles” used by the School Names Advisory Committee to make its decisions were that it would seek to change the names of schools that are named for:
- Anyone directly involved in the colonization of people;
- Slave owners or participants in enslavement;
- Perpetrators of genocide or slavery;
- Those who exploit workers or people;
- Those who directly oppressed or abused women, children, gay, lesbian or transgender people;
- Those connected to any human rights or environmental abuses;
- Known racists and/or white supremacists and/or espoused racist beliefs.
Wow. The first point would wipe from history all imperialists (like Cecil Rhodes), all of the Australian states’ first governors, and many more: Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great ….
The fourth point – those who exploit people – should surely pick up Karl Marx, one of the worst jailers and murderers of mankind?
The same Cancel Culture is happening in August 2022 in Hobart, where the City Council has voted to tear down a statue of William Crowther, Premier of Tasmania in 1878-79. Nine years before he became Premier, in 1869 he removed the skull of Aboriginal man William Lanne – believed to be the last full-blood Aboriginal man – and sent it to London for “scientific” purposes. Certainly very politically incorrect by today’s values, but those were very different times from now – 140 years ago – and most of world history would be regarded by today’s “woke” as unacceptable today. What is gained by the current action?
And should Mongolia tear down its huge statue of Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongolian state? He created the greatest contiguous empire the world has ever seen, which enslaved the Russian lands for 240 years.
A report to Hobart City Council claimed that too many white men were memorialized in the city and that there would be more ‘removals’. Who does the Council think actually made history?
During the past year, Aboriginal activist Stephen Hagan succeeded, after a twenty year campaign about alleged “racism,” in getting Canada’s Saputo Dairy Australia, by then the owner of COON CHEESE, to drop the name. Coon was a brand of cheddar which had been around for 80 years. While “coon” has historically been used as a racist slur, in the case of the cheese the name had nothing to do with implied racism; it was the name of American pioneering cheese maker Edward William Coon who patented a ripening process in the 1920s. It’s now rebranded as CHEER cheese.
The word “racist” has for a long time been the single most effective fear-word in the leftist arsenal. For decades, leftists have successfully used it in the political arena to slander traditionalists, shut down debate, and leave opponents running for cover. They have caused even more damage by using it to brainwash impressionable children and young college students, and to teach people to hate their nation, their cultural traditions, and worst of all, themselves. The word came from Leon Trotsky’s work The History of the Russian Revolution, published in 1930, where he applies it to traditionalist Slavs who valued greatly their native culture and way of life, and wanted to protect it.
Trotsky invented a word that would empower literally the most rotten, traitorous weasels within the West to redefine those loyal to their people, their cultural traditions and way of life as the worst evil, and to send the government, the education system, and the mass media on a hysterical crusade to make themselves and everyone else actually believe it. Revisionist history was fabricated by more of the same rotten weasels falsely portraying the white man as the sole perpetrator of slavery and genocide in the world.
Racial double standards have been created (at the expense of whites, of course), with legislation of “racism” and “hate speech” offences in Europe (only targeting the indigeneous population, of course). The Australian and Canadian governments have implemented multiculturalism as official state policy, at the expense of the pre-existing majority cultures. And the huge wave of third-world immigration into the West, supported by all Western governments, is radically changing the makeup and culture of those countries, and is threatening their original populations with becoming a minority in their own countries within just a few decades. All thanks to that rotten Communist, Trotsky.
“Racist” is an all-purpose tool for demonizing people you don’t like. China’s President Xi and his Embassy minions have spent much of 2021 and 2022 demonizing Australia as “racist,” because the Morrison government called for an international inquiry into the origins of the Covid-19 virus. The hypocrisy is breathtaking. Xi’s Chinese Communist Party government is itself extremely pro-Han racist within China.