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As all advanced beings know, President Donald Trump is a sub-human idiot. Note this comment, from a story titled “A Trump Meltdown For The Ages,” via CNN.com:

It was a display that will renew questions about the suitability of Trump’s temperament for the presidency, and at a time of increasing tensions around the world that will exacerbate fears he will be unable to control his emotions at a time of crisis as commander-in-chief.

Trump also condemned efforts to take down statues in southern states dedicated to heroes of the Civil War Confederacy.

‘This week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson’s coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?’

‘You’re changing history. You’re changing culture. And you had people, and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally. But you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists.

Can you believe it gentle readers? How can such a person manage to walk and chew gum simultaneously? But maybe…

During a 2016 Columbus Day protest conducted by Wunk Sheek, a Native American student organization, activists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus hosted a ‘die-in’ at Bascom Hall, near a statue of President Abraham Lincoln.

According to The Daily Cardinal, a campus newspaper, the protest ended with the group hanging a sign on the Lincoln monument that said ‘#DecolonizeOurCampus.’

The activist group is now demanding a disclaimer be put up saying Lincoln was complicit in the murder of Native Americans.

Why would they be so angry about Lincoln?

‘Everyone thinks of Lincoln as the great, you know, freer of slaves, but let’s be real: He owned slaves, and as natives, we want people to know that he ordered the execution of native men,’ said one of the protesters.

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Uh, Abraham Lincoln grew up in poverty. Neither he nor his family owned slaves. And he did have a little to do with freeing the slaves–Emancipation Proclamation and all that. Oh, and various activists have also been trying to tear down statues of Jefferson, raze Monticello, etc. for the usual reasons.

But what about George Washington? Surely Trump couldn’t be right about people wanting to erase him from history? The father of our country? The aptly named Washington Times reports:

George Washington was one of the founding members of Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, buying pew No. 5 when the church opened in 1773 and attending for more than two decades whenever he rode north from Mount Vernon to do business in town.

This weekend, the church announced it was pulling down a memorial plaque to its onetime vestryman and the country’s first president, saying he and another famous parishioner, Robert E. Lee, have become so controversial that they are chasing away would-be parishioners.

While acknowledging ‘friction’ over the decision, the church’s leadership said both plaques, which are attached to the front wall on either side of the altar, are relics of another era and have no business in a church that proclaims its motto as ‘All are welcome — no exceptions.

All are welcome except, apparently the least mention of George Washington. Say, wouldn’t that be an exception? One wonders if these people would allow him a seat?

The plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome. Some visitors and guests who worship with us choose not to return because they receive an unintended message from the prominent presence of the plaques,’ the church leaders said in a letter to the congregation that went out last week.

Somehow I don’t think the presence of a historical plaque would make Donald Trump feel “unsafe” or even “unwelcome.” How does the supposedly crazy Donald Trump compare to the tenuous sanity of parishioners plunged into fear by the presence of a small metal commemorative plaque? But hey, Washington was merely one of the great men of all time, a giant upon whose shoulders we all stand, the right man at the right time and place, a man whose sacrifices and leadership made possible the nation and freedoms that allow special snowflakes to run for safe spaces and demand they never be exposed to any plaque or thought with which they might disagree.

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Golly. Looks like Mr. Trump was right after all. Oh, and regarding Washington’s view of faith, consider this, excerpts from his famous letter to a Hebrew congregation:

The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy — a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship.

It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights, for, happily, the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. [skip]

May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants — while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree and there shall be none to make him afraid.

And now the church he attended, two centuries and more on, no longer can claim to be an example “of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation.” Nor can they lay claim to tolerance, or to refusing to sanction bigotry.

Too stupid to… Oh! One additional blast of stupidity, this one from The College Fix.com.

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A year and a half after a petition circulated calling for Yale to ‘decolonize the English department,’ the first students are enrolled in a new course created by the department to increase the breadth of the curriculum and combat claims of departmental racism. [skip]

Previous requirements for the [English] major included two courses in ‘Major English Poets,’ including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton and Eliot, among others. But that two-course series petitioners had deemed actively harmful due to its focus on white male poets. The series is no longer a graduation requirement for Yale’s English majors. [skip]

‘It’s time for the English major to decolonize — not diversify — its course offerings,’ the petition added. ‘A 21st century education is a diverse education: we write to you today inspired by student activism across the university, and to make sure that you know that the English department is not immune from the collective call to action.

Well of course not! How can a major college English Department (Yale was the fourth college established in America, in 1701) be immune from the demands of barbaric idiots to purge all meaning from the curriculum? Power to the people, right on!

Nearly a year after the petition, around seven months ago, Yale’s English faculty voted to ‘diversity’ the curriculum. At the time of the vote, the director of the department’s undergraduate studies, Jessica Brantley, told The Yale Daily News: ‘We’ve constructed a curriculum that has inclusion as its goal, embedded in the structures of its requirements, and I’m very excited to implement and develop that curriculum further.

Schools actually interested in hiring teachers capable of teaching English literature would be wise to file any Yale English Major’s applications in the nearest circular filing cabinet.

Yet again, American culture may be too stupid to survive.