San Francisco Renaming Abe Lincoln High School Because “Black Lives Didn’t Matter” to Him
Those leading the cancel culture witch hunts of today demand constant atonement, yet offer no path for forgiveness.
So strict are the rules today that one couldn’t abolish slavery to absolve themselves of guilt, and that’s not being hyperbolic.
While debates over taking down confederate statues or renaming military bases named after confederates are nothing new, now the man responsible for defeating the confederacy also crosses the line.
According to the National Pulse’s Natalie Winters:
A San Francisco school district is planning to rename nearly one-third of its 125 schools named after allegedly controversial figures including Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, and Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Other names included Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe (for owning slaves), and conquistador Vasco Nunez Balboa.
They included Feinstein on their list of “problematic” figures because she allegedly allowed the Confederate flag to fly in front of San Francisco City Hall. The flag had already been flying when she became Mayor of San Francisco in 1978. What they seem to be referencing here is an “incident” where she replaced the flag after it was vandalized – or perhaps the fact that removing the flag wasn’t a pressing issue for her.
Meanwhile Edison made the list for his “fondness for electrocuting animals.”
The harshest language was saved for Honest Abe, who was accused of not doing anything that would suggest black lives matter for him. The committee wrote the following word salad:
Lincoln, like the presidents before him and most after, did not show through policy or rhetoric that black lives ever mattered to them outside of human capital and as casualties of wealth building.
Chairman of the Renaming Committee Jeremiah Jeffries said “Uprooting the problematic names and symbols that currently clutter buildings, streets, throughout the city is a worthy endeavor. Only good can come from the public being reflective and intentional about the power of our words, names and rhetoric within our public institutions.”
While they cannot be reached for comment for obvious reasons, none of the 3.9 million African slaves freed after the Civil War would likely side with the school district here.