Civil War

Snowflakes File Petition to Change LSU’s “White Oppression” Tiger Mascot

Liberal history revisionists have been on a tear in 2017, razing their way through a number of historical monuments honoring the sacrifices of past generations.

The American Civil War may very well be one of the most polarizing historical issues in politics today, not because of the actions on the battlefield, but due to the weaponization of the narrative surrounding the war between the states.

Progressives and leftists have long used the Civil War as a way to vilify conservative views.  They’ve discarded all historical accuracy in favor of their own version of events in which evil southern plantation owners started a war with the northern United States in order to keep their slaves.  Slavery is evil, ergo, southerners are evil.  Southerners are largely conservative, thusly making conservative evil slave owners.

The truth of the matter, for those of you who may have been educated in the northern United States, is that slavery wasn’t remotely considered the crux of the war.  The concern of many southerners was the expansion of states’ rights as our nation continued westward during the period known as Manifest Destiny.

To this day, there are a few camps that still cling to some Confederate symbolism in their day to day existence:  Those who appreciate the history and the sacrifice of the Confederacy, those who still rightfully believe that the federal government is far too powerful, and a tiny contingent of racists misappropriating the symbol for shock value.

The left, of course, is once again lumping all of these people together to stamp out American history and Confederate symbolism altogether using their “evil slave owners” stigma.  Now, it looks as though LSU’s tiger mascot may be on the chopping block as well, as snowflake students have drawn an absurd connection between a student in a costume, the Civil War, and “white oppression”, starting a petition for the mascot to be retired.

“Louisiana State University named their mascot the Tigers, and they named it during the height of Jim Crow South. This was a time when black men feared for their lives, and were treated as sub human. This symbol is the most prevalent confederate symbol in the United States,’ the petition’s opening reads, Campus Reform reports.

“The petition’s author claims the mascot is ‘incredibly insulting’ for African Americans because they have to ‘attend a school that honors Confederate militantism.’

“The student gave another reason why the tiger mascot ought to be changed: ‘It’s also cruel to cage a wild animal for the amusement of privileged white people. They’ve never been in a cage!’

“To illustrate the apparently racist undertones of the mascot, the petition mentions Dr. Charles Coates (the university’s administrator between 1893-1939), who explained back in 1937 that the tiger mascot was chosen because of the state’s Civil War heritage and for the actual Louisiana Tigers’ fierce fighting.”

The lengths to which these liberal snowflakes will go to make a fuss is astounding.

Perhaps they’ve forgotten another wonderfully contradictory piece of historical information regarding their school:  The university’s first President was none other than Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, best known for his absolute decimation of the south during the Civil War, and his freeing of thousands upon thousands of slaves.

 

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