The insanity of the left has now reached the point at which they are trying to remove Gandhi from history. They won’t stop until all of history has been wiped out and re-written in accordance with their sick worldview.
Every time it seems the radical left can’t get even more insane, along comes a new story.
The latest is taking place at Carleton University, where radical leftists are demanding that a statute of Gandhi be removed.
As reported by Vice, the head of Carleton’s African Studies Student Association called for the removal of Gandhi’s statue in an article, and the issue appears to be coming up again on the campus. Here are some excerpts of the article that was put in Carleton’s student newspaper:
“Yet, it is insufficient to state the obvious about Gandhi without questioning the legacy of the man we have collectively placed on a moral pedestal. Gandhi was a racist. He utilised anti-Black racism as a weapon to bargain with the British about the subjugation of Indians living in South Africa. Instead of a pacifist liberator, he actually furthered the entrenchment of the caste system in India as well.”
The article also called called Gandhi a misogynist:
“Moreover, Gandhi’s sordid ideas extended to his beliefs about women. In addition to being an anti-Black racist, he was also a sexual predator and misogynist who viewed women’s sexuality with contempt and disgust.”
Disturbingly, the article then calls for “correcting” history:
“The removal of the statue is one way of correcting that history and re-thinking the narratives we tell—especially in an institution responsible for creating critical thinkers. Gandhi was a violent man. His proximity to whiteness as one who continually espoused anti-Black rhetoric is, perhaps, one of the reasons behind his apotheosis. Remove the Gandhi statue.”
Of course, while I support the freedom of people to write what they want, the article is total garbage, and it pushes the radical leftist view that all historical figures must be judged by our current standards, ignoring all context, and choosing to believe only the worst opinion on those figures while ignoring the positive aspects.
Obviously, Gandhi was not perfect, yet he led a non-violent movement to bring independence to hundreds of millions of people. Gandhi set an example that was replicated by many, including Martin Luther King Jr. who used many of Gandhi’s tactics to lead a non-violent movement for Civil Rights in the United States.
Yet, the writer of the article somehow thinks it makes sense to call Gandhi “violent.” It’s insanity.
To bow down to some pathetic fool leftists and remove Gandhi’s statue would be a total disgrace, and another sign that our society is crumbling through the terrible influence of the radical left.
As noted by Vice, retired professor Hans Bakker has pushed back on the Gandhi rhetoric:
“The idea that Gandhi’s racial attitudes are somehow not up to par for 2018 is a difficult argument to sustain in any meaningful manner,” says Hans Bakker, a retired professor of sociology at the University of Guelph, who has written extensively about Gandhi and edited the 1993 book Gandhi and the Gita. “Anyone who claims to somehow be superior to Gandhi in terms of race relations should go live in a situation as fraught with danger and then live up to the highest ideals.””
While Carleton University says they have no plans as yet to remove the statute, the history of universities bowing down to the most radical voices doesn’t bode well.
Unless common sense people fight back against radical left attempts to destroy history and “correct” it, then our society will be irrevocably lost.
Consider the reasonable thoughts from Acadia University Professor Rick Mehta – who brings a balanced perspective rarely seen at universities these days:
Activists are now demanding that a statue of Gandhi be removed from Carleton University because of they allege that he was a racist and misogynist. More detailed thoughts in the screenshot of my FB post on this issue.https://t.co/ZOAyS7LLG3 pic.twitter.com/dF8cytBd7E
— Rick Mehta (@RickRMehta) April 3, 2018
All this SJW scrubbing business raises the question: What would our world look like if all their demands were instantaneously met?
— Steve Mundie (@SteveMundie) April 3, 2018
From what I can tell, their demands will never be met. Instead, new demands are likely to follow.
— Rick Mehta (@RickRMehta) April 3, 2018
The radical left have shown themselves unwilling to really debate the issues, and Mehta is correct that their demands will never be met since they will just keep asking for more. The second they get power, they try to wipe out everything they disagree with, and silence anyone who dissents – exactly what we’re seeing from the radical leftists in the Trudeau government. The sick ideology emanating from many universities is now infecting the federal government, with dire consequences for us all.
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