The “Yale” I’m referring to is, of course, Yale University.
You know…, THE “holier than thou” Yale University…, although most Yale’s administration and faculty would downplay any interest in God.
And THE “smarter than thou” Yale University.
And THE “more socially correct” and the more “politically correct” than you Yale University.
Yes…, that Yale University.
This is also THE Yale University with like a $40 billion tax free endowment fund under its belt, but still found its way to inappropriately apply for the small business aid package from the government in response to the coronavirus effects on our economy.
This is also THE Yale University that felt it couldn’t afford to pay many of its “non-professorial,” servant class, employees during the covid-19 shutdown, even though the amount they would pay would be less that 1% of just the daily interest they earn on their endowment.
From Yale’s own website, “…our school motto is “Urim and Thummim,” which is Hebrew for “Lux et Veritas,” which in turn is just Latin for “Light and Truth.” Emblazoned in the Yale seal, in these two ancient languages, the words convey the most concise and rudimentary expression of the University’s mission: to enlighten the minds of its young students and impart to them truth through knowledge.”
Ahhh, the truth.
The truth, in Yale’s case, and in the case of most of our schools of “higher learning,” is a moving target.
The truth is in the hands of the disseminators, intent on influencing these young people.
They are in fact squashing freedom of thought and poisoning these kids against their own country.
“Yale University traces its roots all the way back to the 1640s, when colonial clergymen led an effort to establish a local college in the tradition of European liberal education.”
They had no way of knowing how “liberal” that education would become!
“The school officially became Yale College in 1718, when it was renamed in honor of Welsh merchant Elihu Yale, who had donated the proceeds from the sale of nine bales of goods together with 417 books and a portrait of King George I.”
A gift like that wouldn’t even get you in the front door these days!
And after 300 years of history, Yale University’s hypocrisy has finally come back around to bite it in its own, privileged, derriere.
What we find at Yale is, “an astounding tale of slavery and deceit,” according to the “NewsMinute.com” (TNM) Staff.
“Following years of debate and protests, Yale University recently announced that it will rename one of its colleges named after John Calhoun, a former US vice-president, who is remembered as an advocate of slavery.”
Hmmm? An advocate of slavery, and Yale felt it was wise to name one of its undergraduate colleges after him?
“The Calhoun College, one of the University’s 12 undergraduate residential colleges, will now be named to honor Grace Murray Hopper, a computer pioneer who went on to become a US Navy rear admiral.”
‘“The decision to change a college’s name is not one we take lightly, but John C. Calhoun’s legacy as a white supremacist and a national leader who passionately promoted slavery as a ‘positive good’ fundamentally conflicts with Yale’s mission and values,’ Yale President Peter Salovey said.”
And Yale just discovered “Calhoun’s legacy as a white supremacist and a national leader who passionately promoted slavery as a ‘positive good?’”
That’s either not very scholarly, or it not only didn’t bother Yale until now, but they thought enough of him to name one of their school’s after him!
“Just last year, Salovey [Yale’s President] had said that the name of Calhoun college would not be changed.”
That’s quite defiant in your racism, Mr. Salovey.
“Referring to it [his comment about not changing the name], he told Yale News, ‘At that time, as now, I was committed to confronting, not erasing, our history. I was concerned about inviting a series of name changes that would obscure Yale’s past. These concerns remain paramount, but we have since established an enduring set of principles that address them. The principles establish a strong presumption against renaming buildings, ensure respect for our past, and enable thoughtful review of any future requests for change.’”
Well that’s a typical bunch of mealy-mouthed, liberal, gobbledygook.
“Founded in 1701, Yale is the third oldest institution of higher education in the United States.”
“The University got its name from Elihu Yale, a British merchant who served as the governor of the East India Company settlement in Fort Saint George in Madras, India.”
“Born in 1649 in Massachusetts, Yale moved to London with his family when he was around three years of age. After finishing his education, he started working for the East India Company in 1671, and reached Madras [a city in eastern India, now called Chennai] a year later.
“Though one of the most prestigious institutions in the world today bears his name [Yale University], Elihu’s reputation however was not exactly a good one.”
“This is how historian Vakula S. Varadarajan described Elihu, according to a piece in ‘The Hindu.’ ‘Arrogant, ruthless braggart (his garden-house was known for his scandalous relationships), Welshman Elihu Yale was born on April 5, 1649 in Boston, joined the East India Company in 1671, became president/governor of St George Fort in 1687, but was removed from the post for indulging in private trade.’”
“The reason for Elihu’s removal from office was self-aggrandizement at company expense. He was accused of amassing huge wealth, by cheating both his employers and the people of India, and made to pay a fine; he had to stay in Madras till 1699.”
“A blog titled ‘Elihu Yale was a Slave Trader’ on Digital Histories at Yale tells of a dark side of Elihu Yale that not many may know of.”
‘“In the 1680s, when Yale served on the governing council at Fort St. George on the Madras coast, a devastating famine led to an uptick in the local slave trade. As more and more bodies became available on the open market, Yale and other company officials took advantage of the labor surplus, buying hundreds of slaves and shipping them to the English colony on Saint Helena,’ it said.”
‘“Yale participated in a meeting that ordered a minimum of ten slaves sent on every outbound European ship. In just one month in 1687, Fort St. George exported at least 665 individuals. As governor and president of the Madras settlement, Yale enforced the ten-slaves-per-vessel rule. On two separate occasions, he sentenced “black Criminalls” accused of burglary to suffer whipping, branding, and foreign enslavement. Although he probably did not own any of these people– the majority were held as the property of the East India Company– he certainly profited both directly and indirectly from their sale,’ it stated.”
“Last year, when Yale announced the creation of a ‘Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming’, Roger Kimball, editor and publisher of the ‘New Criterion,’ in an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal, wrote how Calhoun was just an ‘amateur’ when compared to Elihu [Yale].
‘“In the great racism sweepstakes, John Calhoun was an amateur. Far more egregious was Elihu Yale, the philanthropist whose benefactions helped found the University [Yale]. As an administrator in India, he was deeply involved in the slave trade. He always made sure that ships leaving his jurisdiction for Europe carried at least 10 slaves. I propose that the committee on renaming table the issue of Calhoun College and concentrate on the far more flagrant name, “Yale,’” he wrote.”
Out of the millions and millions of people to name a college after, you picked thus guy?
And just a reminder to all of you “Yalies…,” I didn’t open this can of worms…, you and your liberal propagandist, gestapo, friends did.
Now you have to deal with it.
May I suggest you change the university’s name to honor a proud, but not an elitist, Indiana family, from America’s heartland, which originally immigrated from Germany?
Specifically, you could honor a proud member of this family, Francis “Frank” Anthony Eff.
You could change your college’s name to Eff University…, or Eff U!
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