When the cancel culture mob is on a roll there’s no telling the lengths it will go in their quest to end “injustice.”
First it was Christopher Columbus, then Abraham Lincoln and tomorrow – who knows?
Now, a Bush White House official has said two words about the Cradle of the American Revolution that will leave you furious.
Douglas MacKinnon is a writer who served in the White House under Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush.
He’s also a Boston native and is appalled at the far-Left’s latest target for cancellation.
Liberal protesters recently gathered at Faneuil Hall to demand that the mayor and other officials change the name of Faneuil Hall, an historic landmark first built 280 years ago.
The liberal protesters have declared the building a symbol of “White supremacy.”
MacKinnon wrote a book attempting to protect the founding fathers, Independence Day, and our ever dwindling rights and liberties from the woke, hysterical mob.
Their beef is that Peter Faneuil was a slave owner.
What the protesters don’t take into account is that he was also a man of his time and place.
MacKinnon agrees that the practice of slavery is terrible but believes it’s completely unfair and irresponsible to judge the souls of men from 300 years ago through the biased prism of 2022 America.
He laments that a growing list of Founding Fathers are being smeared as “white supremacist” and defined, diminished, and dismissed simply because they were men of their times while any contributions they made to the creation of the greatest nation on the face of the earth are now deemed irrelevant.
One protester said, “We should not have the name of a white supremacist attached to a publicly-owned building. “That’s who he was. A white supremacist. A human trafficker.”
Missing in the tirade was any mention of the fact that the hall now bearing the name of the would-be “unperson” (if this crowd has its way) hosted numerous Boston patriots risking their lives to speak out against the tyranny of the British Crown.
Far-Left Boston Mayor Michelle Wu seems to be siding with the protesters, and in a statement said, “As we work to build an equitable Boston for everyone, the city is committed to advancing racial justice and learning from our past and right wrongs.”
George Orwell wrote in 1984, “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
That story didn’t have a good ending for the protagonist who just wanted to live free.
Here’s to hoping common sense prevails before it’s too late.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.