|Thomas Jefferson, aka Beelzebub |
A public statue of Thomas Jefferson on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia has generated intense debate at the school -- and more recently, on social media -- over whether the founding father and third U.S. president deserves to be honored given his known status as a slave owner. . . .The Columbia Missourian reported Wednesday on student reactions to the controversy. "It's offensive to idealize and cherish someone who raped and owned slaves," said one student.That's right. The author of our our nation's founding document doesn't deserve to be honored and is, according to some, "controversial." College students. Gee, I wonder where they could have gotten such an idea? Just another projected fantasy?
If you believe this is just an outlier protest, you're extremely naive. The drumbeat will go on for years (as it has for Confederate imagery) until inch by inch, the resistance will be worn down and political correctness and presentism will claim yet another victory.