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UT Monuments

Postby Oldgringo » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:38 pm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/gra ... 4fde3a1363

At night, they started these cowardly moves under cover of darkness? Hook 'em, Horns, right?


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Re: UT Monuments

Postby WTR » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:37 am

I told my sister (TU grad) that I would be ashamed to be a Longhorn today. They are a Liberal bastion of PC correct wussy cowards.....she agrees.

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Re: UT Monuments

Postby Oldgringo » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:06 am

WTR wrote:I told my sister (TU grad) that I would be ashamed to be a Longhorn today. They are a Liberal bastion of PC correct wussy cowards.....she agrees.

The lack of outrage to this clandestine and cowardly act is interesting to say the least. :headscratch


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Postby RossA » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:01 am

I have also heard (haven't heard it verified yet) that in their rush to cleanse history from the campus, they erroneously removed a statue of former Governor Hogg, who was not a Confederate veteran as they believed him to be.
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Re: UT Monuments

Postby WTR » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:07 am

RossA wrote:I have also heard (haven't heard it verified yet) that in their rush to cleanse history from the campus, they erroneously removed a statue of former Governor Hogg, who was not a Confederate veteran as they believed him to be.


They say Hogg will be reinstalled but at a different location. They claim his removal was intentional as he will be relocated.


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Re: UT Monuments

Postby WTR » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:03 pm

Spoke to my Sis who lives in Austin. She says not has been made of the removals.

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Postby RoyGBiv » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:36 pm

Received an email the other day from my Alma Mater (not UT) regarding a statue they removed from campus. I was a bit upset (/understatement) and wrote this letter to the University President.

So very disappointed to hear that XXXXXXX has capitulated to those seeking to impose their view of political correctness on the rest of us. Their violence and vandalism has won.

Even the tone of your email this morning was one of capitulation. "above all to express the deep and abiding values of our university". What values are you expressing by capitulating to vandals? That you are afraid to tackle political correctness head-on? The notion that university values are somehow diminished by displaying a statue is ludicrous. Washington and Jefferson were unabashed slave owners. Are you prepared to wipe them from the face of American history as well? I assure you that this fight is not about slavery, it's about political correctness run amok and those that would make excuses for it by admitting, in the hope of avoiding further bullying, that a statue somehow diminished university values.

Freedom isn't "safe". Sometimes it requires standing up to bullies, even when there is risk of physical danger. Your actions reinforce the tactics of violence and vandalism and will serve only to encourage those that would employ those tactics to do so again. Who will be the next target of their ire?

Here is a teachable moment for the university. You may have the mistaken impression that running from this fight will make it go away, but it won't. It'll be back in some other manifestation soon enough. Don't shrink from this fight and lean on "safety" or "values" as an excuse. Your actions make the university less safe by rewarding violence as a means of protest. Don't let the bullies win, it just encourages them.
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Postby Redneck_Buddha » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:38 pm

RoyGBiv wrote:Received an email the other day from my Alma Mater regarding a statue they removed from campus. I was a bit upset and wrote this letter to the University President.

So very disappointed to hear that XXXXXXX has capitulated to those seeking to impose their view of political correctness on the rest of us. Their violence and vandalism has won.

Even the tone of your email this morning was one of capitulation. "above all to express the deep and abiding values of our university". What values are you expressing by capitulating to vandals? That you are afraid to tackle political correctness head-on? The notion that university values are somehow diminished by displaying a statue is ludicrous. Washington and Jefferson were unabashed slave owners. Are you prepared to wipe them from the face of American history as well? I assure you that this fight is not about slavery, it's about political correctness run amok and those that would make excuses for it by admitting, in the hope of avoiding further bullying, that a statue somehow diminished university values.

Freedom isn't "safe". Sometimes it requires standing up to bullies, even when there is risk of physical danger. Your actions reinforce the tactics of violence and vandalism and will serve only to encourage those that would employ those tactics to do so again. Who will be the next target of their ire?

Here is a teachable moment for the university. You may have the mistaken impression that running from this fight will make it go away, but it won't. It'll be back in some other manifestation soon enough. Don't shrink from this fight and lean on "safety" or "values" as an excuse. Your actions make the university less safe by rewarding violence as a means of protest. Don't let the bullies win, it just encourages them.


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Re: UT Monuments

Postby Oldgringo » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:54 pm

RoyGBiv wrote:Received an email the other day from my Alma Mater (not UT) regarding a statue they removed from campus. I was a bit upset (/understatement) and wrote this letter to the University President.

So very disappointed to hear that XXXXXXX has capitulated to those seeking to impose their view of political correctness on the rest of us. Their violence and vandalism has won.

Even the tone of your email this morning was one of capitulation. "above all to express the deep and abiding values of our university". What values are you expressing by capitulating to vandals? That you are afraid to tackle political correctness head-on? The notion that university values are somehow diminished by displaying a statue is ludicrous. Washington and Jefferson were unabashed slave owners. Are you prepared to wipe them from the face of American history as well? I assure you that this fight is not about slavery, it's about political correctness run amok and those that would make excuses for it by admitting, in the hope of avoiding further bullying, that a statue somehow diminished university values.

Freedom isn't "safe". Sometimes it requires standing up to bullies, even when there is risk of physical danger. Your actions reinforce the tactics of violence and vandalism and will serve only to encourage those that would employ those tactics to do so again. Who will be the next target of their ire?

Here is a teachable moment for the university. You may have the mistaken impression that running from this fight will make it go away, but it won't. It'll be back in some other manifestation soon enough. Don't shrink from this fight and lean on "safety" or "values" as an excuse. Your actions make the university less safe by rewarding violence as a means of protest. Don't let the bullies win, it just encourages them.


Very good letter! Cowards run from bullies.


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Re: UT Monuments

Postby RossA » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:07 pm

And by the way, if you are receiving information like that from your alma mater because you are a paying member of the alumni association, it might help to let them know that they have received the last dollar they will ever receive from you.
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Re: UT Monuments

Postby RossA » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:09 pm

WTR wrote:
RossA wrote:I have also heard (haven't heard it verified yet) that in their rush to cleanse history from the campus, they erroneously removed a statue of former Governor Hogg, who was not a Confederate veteran as they believed him to be.


They say Hogg will be reinstalled but at a different location. They claim his removal was intentional as he will be relocated.


Funny they just happened to do it along with all of the other "offensive" monuments.
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Re: UT Monuments

Postby Bitter Clinger » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:13 pm

Statues and Monuments offensive to Communists should be removed!:

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Re: UT Monuments

Postby bblhd672 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:20 pm

RoyGBiv wrote:Received an email the other day from my Alma Mater (not UT) regarding a statue they removed from campus. I was a bit upset (/understatement) and wrote this letter to the University President.

So very disappointed to hear that XXXXXXX has capitulated to those seeking to impose their view of political correctness on the rest of us. Their violence and vandalism has won.

Even the tone of your email this morning was one of capitulation. "above all to express the deep and abiding values of our university". What values are you expressing by capitulating to vandals? That you are afraid to tackle political correctness head-on? The notion that university values are somehow diminished by displaying a statue is ludicrous. Washington and Jefferson were unabashed slave owners. Are you prepared to wipe them from the face of American history as well? I assure you that this fight is not about slavery, it's about political correctness run amok and those that would make excuses for it by admitting, in the hope of avoiding further bullying, that a statue somehow diminished university values.

Freedom isn't "safe". Sometimes it requires standing up to bullies, even when there is risk of physical danger. Your actions reinforce the tactics of violence and vandalism and will serve only to encourage those that would employ those tactics to do so again. Who will be the next target of their ire?

Here is a teachable moment for the university. You may have the mistaken impression that running from this fight will make it go away, but it won't. It'll be back in some other manifestation soon enough. Don't shrink from this fight and lean on "safety" or "values" as an excuse. Your actions make the university less safe by rewarding violence as a means of protest. Don't let the bullies win, it just encourages them.


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Re: UT Monuments

Postby uthornsfan » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:33 pm

I need to change my username here as I am no longer a UT Horns Fan. Ever since my MBA interview with them I have disliked the University. They were more concerned with how I was going to pay my tuition than the content between my ears.

Obviously they should be more concerned with the content between their own ears.

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Re: UT Monuments

Postby John Galt » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:21 pm

WTR wrote:I told my sister (TU grad) that I would be ashamed to be a Longhorn today. They are a Liberal bastion of PC correct wussy cowards.....she agrees.


:iagree: and it is located in the San Francisco of Texas.


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