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What About Yale?

Updated on June 24, 2020
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Jack is retired. Before retiring, he worked at IBM for over 28 years. His articles have over 120,000 views.

Introduction

The famous quote - All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to stay silent. Such wisdom...

We have a mob mentality that wants to tear down anything even remotely related to slavery. A few years ago, it was a statue of Robert E. Lee, a southern general in the Confederate Army. Now, they are after President Andrew Jackson and Teddy Roosevelt. Who is next?

- June 2020

Background

A few years ago, when the Charlottesville, VA incident happened, I wrote an article commenting on the whole statue debate. It is linked below and you can read my take on that issue. Now, in 2020, it has resurfaced with a vengeance.

As a society, if we are so quick to erase our history, where does it end? It was George Orwell in his book 1984 that foresee a future where he writes...

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

What About Yale University?

Where does the name Yale come from you ask?

From their website, here is the about information on Yale University.

"Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations.

Yale’s reach is both local and international. It partners with its hometown of New Haven, Connecticut to strengthen the city’s community and economy. And it engages with people and institutions across the globe in the quest to promote cultural understanding, improve the human condition, delve more deeply into the secrets of the universe, and train the next generation of world leaders."

Sounds great doesn't it.

Yet, it failed to mention it was started as a seminary school to train clergymen. In today's secular society with separation of Church and State, that would be considered heresy.

The name Yale was named after, Elihu Yale.

In 1718, at the behest of either Rector

A slave trader working for the East India Company was the founder of Yale College. Should we rename it to something else?

Some famous graduates of Yale includes Bill and Hillary Clinton and Al Gore.

Please weigh in on the renaming of "Yale..."

Summary

This simple example points out the fallacy of this line if thinking. Why do we need to remove these statues? Who is behind this movement? and Why?

What is BLM group? Who are the three founders of this loosely associated group?

What is their goal?

BLM Founder in Her Own Words

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Jack Lee

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