George Washington University Votes To Remove Colonial Mascot
· · Jun 15, 2022 ·

George Washington is one of the only men in history who had the opportunity to take power and didn't. Most of you probably don't realize how easy it would have been for him to become a king or how hard he worked to make sure that didn't happen.

Consider the King of the British Empire's thoughts:

When told by the American artist Benjamin West that Washington was going to resign, King George III of England said "If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world."

Washington singlehandedly stopped the Continental Army from leading a coup to take over from the Congress that hadn't paid them at the end of the war. He literally made a surprise appearance at the meeting where the officers were organizing to do it with or without him.

But Washington was also a colonial, so the university named after him is gonna low-key try to edit his legacy without a total name change:

From the university:

The George Washington University Board of Trustees has decided to discontinue the use of the Colonials moniker based on the recommendation of the Special Committee on the Colonials Moniker. Both the board and special committee ultimately determined that given the division among the community about the moniker, it can no longer serve its purpose as a name that unifies.

There's a bit of truth to this, but the greater truth is that no name will totally unify. Just try naming your mascot "Pineapple Pizza" and see what happens.

By changing the name, you are unifying the fraction of people that absolutely hate the man you are named after, while erasing your own legacy and alienating everyone from alumni to random people like me who will most definitely never consider sending my kids to a college run by pansy clowns who can't stand up for anything.

President Mark S. Wrighton agreed and noted the "principled" approach the university took to come to this decision.

"As we embark on our third century, we must continue to lead with our values, strengths and the diversity of the George Washington University community," Wrighton said. "I was impressed by the principled and collaborative approach of the special committee, and it was clear this process was driven by research and robust engagement with the community. While some may disagree with the outcome, this process has determined that changing the moniker is the right decision for our university."

How long do you think it'll be before the president explains why "George Washington" had to be dropped from the school name? At least he can save on writing time by just swapping a few words in the above statement!

Christopher Alan Bracey, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, also noted the importance of the university's values and changed demographics of its community in assessing whether the current moniker serves its purpose.

Gee, why don't ya just hang a sign that says "Critical Race Theory Taught Here"?

Are you telling me that kids can't learn from the American colonists, many of whom were fleeing religious persecution and totalitarian rule by corrupt kings? I'm tired of this rewriting of history that paints many good, faithful, loving, and wise people – the people who built this country – as evil minions of Satan.

As for "demographics," are you telling me that a person with dark skin can't learn from the example of George Washington? Get outta here. If you believe that, then you might as well say black people can't learn from the man Washington modeled himself after, Roman leader Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus.

It's easy to mock and deride the dead. Washington isn't here to defend his legacy. Instead of learning from both the good and bad in Washington's life, and admit that he might just be one of the greatest human beings who has ever lived, the university that exists to pay honor to him is starting to throw him under the bus.

"We have evolved over our 200 years as an institution and a community," Bracey said. "Today, the moniker no longer does the work that a moniker should—namely, unifying the campus behind our academic and athletic institutional aspirations."

Again, it's not unifying to make a big scene out of this to satisfy the woke cult. If you want to fold the university and relaunch under a new name and mission, then have the stones to do it. Don't hide behind Marxist diversity, equity, and inclusion statements.

Colonials will continue to be used until a new moniker is introduced, which is expected by the 2023-24 academic year after a broad university community engagement process.

Can't wait until the school comes out with some random name like "generals" or "commanders." So original.

Just remember, what you do today to appease the woke mob is just like giving a shark a drop of blood. It only increases their appetite!

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