“Colonials” was a name given by the British Hierarchy to describe inhabitants of the 13 Original American Colonies who were rebelling against the tyranny of the King of England.
Now, centuries later, a small group of American College Students are offended by that name.
FoxNews.com reports that
More than 200 George Washington University students have signed a petition calling for the school to adopt a new mascot and nickname because the current moniker, Colonials, is “extremely offensive.”
“The historically, negatively-charged figure of Colonials has too deep a connection to colonization and glorifies the act of systemic oppression,” the petition reads.
It suggests alternative nicknames such as “Hippos” or “Riverhorses.”
The Colonials mascot was adopted in 1926 to honor the school’s namesake, George Washington, and is intended as a reference to colonial America and the Continental Army.
The petition reads:
“We, as students of the George Washington University, believe it is of great exigence that the University changes its official mascot. The use of “Colonials,” no matter how innocent the intention, is received as extremely offensive by not only students of the University, but the nation and world at large. The historically, negatively-charged figure of Colonials has too deep a connection to colonization and glorifies the act of systemic oppression. Alternative nickname recommendations are “Hippos,” “Revolutionaries”, or “Riverhorses.”
“It’s very wrong for us to call ourselves an open and welcoming university when the name means such demise and terror for students who could possibly come here,” sophomore Andrew Hesbacher told the student newspaper.
“Colonialist, terrorist, murderer. In a lot of places that’s what colonials mean to people,” he said. “Why would we continue to call ourselves that?”
As of Friday morning, more than 200 students had signed the petition. If 500 students sign on, the Student Association president will have to respond to the request.
The special snowflakes of the Millinneal Generation are melting again.What is about Liberals, especially spoiled young ones like those who have signed this stupid petition, that makes them think that the majority of Americans feel the same way about the word “colonial” that they do?
Is it Hubris, historical ignorance, or purposeful obtuseness?
It is probably all of the above.
These colonials which they look down the end of their upturned noses at sacrificed life, limb, family, and their earthly possessions in order to fight the tyranny of the British Empire and to secure “liberty and justice for all”.
Do these safe space seeking fragile little enlightened ones actually believe that their America-loathing belief system places them in the majority of Americans?
What kinds of textbooks are they teaching these kids from?
“Dreams of My Father” by Barack Hussein Obama?
Are they so ignorant as to not know that they owe this liberty which they are misusing to the very heroes whom they are insulting?
I wish that one of this precious little snowflakes would have had the opportunity to spend the winter at Valley Forge with General Washington and his army of colonials,
Halfway through the first night, they would have been crying for their Mommy to bring them a Double Latte with one of those fancy little cookie thingys.
In his Farewell Address, delivered on September 19, 1796, George Washington wrote that
The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles. You have in a common cause fought and triumphed together. The independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint councils and joint efforts, of common dangers, sufferings, and successes.
Those who have petitioned to change the name of their sports teams from the “Colonials”have no clue as to what being an “American” actually means.
And sadly, that it not just the fault of Liberal College Professors filling their empty young craniums with Marxist Theory and Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals”. The blame falls on everyone who did not explain to these ungrateful whelps exactly where their American Freedom comes from…and the price that brave men and women had to pay to earn it.
Until He Comes,