12 October 2012

Colonel Reb Out, Incest In

Universities and high schools across the United States which have traditionally embraced "Old South" symbolism have come under increasing pressure to discard such "insensitive" symbolism. "Old South" balls featuring men in Confederate uniforms are frowned upon, waving Confederate flags is banned, singing Dixie will land you in a re-education camp, Colonel Reb has been stuffed in a closet, and so it goes.

But it seems that Harvard is quite ok with a dance at the university known as "Incest-Fest."

At least one student at Harvard University is expressing outrage over the name of “Incest-Fest,” a hook-up dance to be held at the university’s famous Kirkland House dormitory this winter. The event, described in the Kirkland House Wikipedia entry, is an annual “debaucherous dance open only to [male and female] members of the house.”

Ah yes, the enlightened among us. Southern imagery is bad, debauchery is good. Mayberry vs. South Park. Thank God David Barton isn't allowed on campus. Academia at it's finest. Morally bankrupt.

More here.


13thBama said...

"...open only to [male and female] members of the house.”

Who does that leave out? Or is that a question best left unasked?

BorderRuffian said...

Ole Miss record in the SEC since getting rid of Colonel Reb-

0 wins - 16 losses

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Best left unasked. Colonel Reb cursed them.