Saturday, February 16, 2019

Imprimis: Shall We Defend Our Common History?

Via Cousin John

Roger Kimball

Doubtless there are things to criticize about Donald Trump. But being racist isn’t among them. 
What infuriates his critics—but at the same time affords them so many opportunities to bathe in the gratifying fluid of their putative moral superiority—is that Trump refuses to collude in the destructive, politically correct charade according to which “racism” is the nearly ubiquitous cardinal sin of white America. 
He is having none of that, and his refusal to go along with the attempted moral blackmail is driving his critics to a fever pitch. They scream “racism” but, unlike other politicians, Trump refuses to cower in the corner whimpering. That he goes against their script infuriates them.

The following is adapted from a talk delivered on board the Crystal Symphony on July 19, 2018, during a Hillsdale College educational cruise to Hawaii.

The recent news that the University of Notre Dame, responding to complaints by some students, would “shroud” its twelve 134-year-old murals depicting Christopher Columbus was disappointing. It was not surprising, however, to anyone who has been paying attention to the widespread attack on America’s past wherever social justice warriors congregate.

Notre Dame may not be particularly friendly to its Catholic heritage, but its president, the Rev. John Jenkins, demonstrated that it remains true to its jesuitical (if not, quite, its Jesuit) inheritance. Queried about the censorship, he said, apparently without irony, that his decision to cover the murals was not intended to conceal anything, but rather to tell “the full story” of Columbus’s activities.

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  1. Notre Dame is converged. No real Catholic administration there anymore.

  2. What happens when the college of Cardinals 'retires' a conservative pope (Benedict)...and elects the first Jesuit (Francis). Joe Tentpeg

    1. Everyone wants to be a commie these days...........

    2. Forgot, which may be of interest. Vietnamese was originally a language like Chinese but a French Jesuit Priest converted it into ABC's. 1600's as I remember.