Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Mentally Crippling Effects of the PC Crusade

A college drops its "Knight" mascot and "Crusader" moniker, while standing for science offends elsewhere.

Fear of offense does not good policy make. It is deceitful sentiment masquerading as compassion that capitulates to the dogma of political correctness rather than embracing truth. An example of this compromising mentality was seen at the College of Holy Cross. The Catholic school has decided to drop its “Crusaders” nickname and “Knight” mascot over concerns that they may be offensive to certain folks, specifically Muslims. The school’s president, Rev. Philip Boroughs, released a statement explaining, “The visual depiction of a knight, in conjunction with the moniker Crusader, inevitably ties us directly to the reality of the religious wars and the violence of the Crusades. This imagery stands in contrast to our stated values. Over the coming months, the College will gradually phase out the use of all knight-related imagery.”

The question now is how long before those “woke” folks at Holy Cross realize that not just the school’s name but its entire reason for existing is “offensive” to Muslims and certainly a few vocal atheists? And the other obvious fact seemingly lost on these academics is the reality that their decision to change the school’s nickname and drop its mascot is itself offensive. By assuming that the term “crusader” is, as Barack Obama once lectured, a pejorative, they have insinuated that anyone who would favor the name is guilty of promoting “Islamophobia.” On the contrary, those offended by the term “crusader” are likely ignorant of history.



Bird of Paradise said...

Then let them replace it with a Snowflake to symbolize their mindless and idiotic PC poppycock

tomtom said...

Maybe they ought to rename themselves as the"Flying Cockroaches". Is that PC enough?

Anonymous said...

Simply by being a Catholic school they are inextricably tied to the Crusades, the Inquisition, the suppression of the Cathars and Albigensians and various other un-PC historical events.
Do they intend to change these things too?