Thursday, August 17, 2017

Now they're covering up statues -- at Yale

If you were especially observant during your years on campus, you may have noticed a stone carving by the York Street entrance to Sterling Memorial Library that depict a hostile encounter: a Puritan pointing a musket at a Native American (top).

When the library decided to reopen the long-disused entrance as the front door of the new Center for Teaching and Learning, says head librarian Susan Gibbons, she and the university’s Committee on Art in Public Spaces decided the carving’s “presence at a major entrance to Sterling was not appropriate.”

The Puritan’s musket was covered over with a layer of stone (bottom) that Gibbons says can be removed in the future without damaging the original carving. 



Bird of Paradise said...

Yale will Fail slower then a snail

Anonymous said...

Would expect nothing less from one of the bastions of higher idiocy.

Anonymous said...

That musket was not pointed AT the Native American, it was pointed forward of him. Look at the END of the musket, for it to have been pointed toward the native the end of the musket would have had much less of the inside of the barrel showing.

They censored a carving showing cooperation because they ignorantly misread it.

Tidford Tatt said...

How amusing this is!

Can you imagine how horrified these buffoons on Yale’s oh so sanctimonious Committee on Art in Public space would be if some good Puritan type demanded that the genitalia on Michelangelo’s David should be covered by a fig leaf? Just imagining any such demand, I can hear the sanctimonious bellows of outrage erupting from this Committee. Would the volume of their outraged bellows be enough to, Jericho-like, bring down the walls of the library? One can only hope.

Yet these same self-righteous buffoons who would be so profoundly contemptuous of Puritan-type buffoons demanding the defiling of art are doing the very same thing – and will be adjudged by History every bit as contemptuously for their truly profound small-mindedness and hypocrisy.

Throughout history the profoundly small minded have repeatedly bullied others in such a fashion. Whether they are Puritan bullies or Nazi bullies or Yale bullies – they are all the same – nasty, vicious mean-spirited and, very often, extraordinarily dangerous to freedom and common decency.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

On Giligans Island Mr Howell who was from Harvard said that them fro Yale were uncivilized apemen