17 August 2016

Vanderbilt's Priorities

By now most readers are likely aware that Vanderbilt University will spend (at least) $1.2 million dollars to "remove the word 'Confederate' from the school’s Confederate Memorial Hall." 

Talk about obsession and misdirected priorities. Wow. I have to assume the cost will actually be much higher. I believe the $1.2 million is just the money that will be reimbursed (including interest) to the United Daughters of the Confederacy for the university choosing to weasel out of its contractual obligation. You would also have to add the cost of the school's legal fees, as well as the cost to sandblast/remove "Confederate" from the building. Cultural cleansing ain't cheap.

I could not help but contemplate the absolute anti-Confederate obsession of progressives, not to mention the other uses that this money could have been used for, i.e. scholarships, etc. Its absolutely stunning.

One Civil War blogger snidely commented, "I look forward to seeing what the UDC decides to do with the money." Yeah, I bet. Kinda missing the elephant in the room, ain't he?

No mention of the fact that spending that kind of money (whether donated or not) to sandblast a building that's on the National Register of Historic places is not only grossly irresponsible, but also involves desecrating a historic landmark. Amazing how anti-Confederate obsession blinds some folks, isn't it?

I guess all those compassionate 1% 'ers in academia have money to burn.

And aren't you glad that political correctness is just a boogie-man of the right?

More here.


Jubilo said...

Dear Old Dom.,
Time for Daughters of the Confederacy reparations.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Seems like Vandebilt already took care of that. ;-)

Eddie said...

That 1.2 million could have been put to good use for tuition and board for low income students. A real display of diversity and inclusiveness. Not just one that only appeases the god of political correctness.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"could have been put to good use for tuition and board for low income students."

Exactly. Rank hypocrisy and blinded by their obsession.

BorderRuffian said...

"anti-Confederate obsession of progressives"

This action borders on lunacy. Really. They're crazy.
They're like some medieval mob trying to find a witch to burn.

What did Rush Limbaugh say- "Liberalism is a mental disorder"


Anonymous said...

Here's my analysis.


Ralph Steel said...

Blogger Jubilo said...
Dear Old Dom.,
Time for Daughters of the Confederacy reparations.

I think the $1.2 million will cover the reparations payment...don't you think?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Ralph - that's what I thought. Nice chunk of change. Must mean a lot to the snow flakes to be able to cleanse themselves. $1.2 million buys a lot of virtue-signalling, doesn't it? Not even a building on the National Registry of Historic Places can stand in the way of the SJW's!!