Politics

Mascots, Icons Jailed by the PC Police

Icons of American history fall victim to out-of-control iconoclasts

Rabid political correctness is gaining steam as more and more students claim victory over statues, mascots and icons of deep historical significance.

Students at Amherst College in Massachusetts pushed their administration to nix Lord Jeffrey Amherst as the longstanding unofficial mascot of the school and go with a moose instead. The faculty succumbed in the face of prolonged student offense taken from “Lord Jeff,” whose offense was to allegedly give hostile Indian tribes smallpox blankets in place of risking his soldiers’ lives in combat. Nevermind the unacceptable tactic in today’s world was committed over 200 years ago by a venerated British hero of the French and Indian War.

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President Harry S. Truman made a similar calculation in deciding to drop nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki rather than mandate a prolonged, destructive and bloody ground conflict on the Japan. Should the president who led the nation to final victory in WWII be the next target of the political-correctness police? Will images of Truman be torn down in the White House and U.S. Capitol Building by iconoclasts cheering for “safe space?”

The march of the forces of political correctness has already claimed many casualties on American university and high schools campuses. Here are a few of the most notable examples of figures already torn-down or in the crosshairs of the PC police:

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