SJW Pastor Is Demanding That Boston Rename Faneuil Hall Because Faneuil Owned Slaves And This Will Fix Racism
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Source: How would you feel if Faneuil Hall was renamed? Boston religious leaders gathered on Wednesday at the historic building to condemn the violence in Charlottesville. That is when Kevin Peterson, founder of the New Democracy Coalition, suggested it.
“Here in this very place on this very ground, we see an embarrassment to the community of color in Boston, an embarrassment to white people of good mind and good spirit in Boston because this place is named after a man who engaged in the sale of human flesh and we should be quite frankly embarrassed by that. I’ve called on the mayor in recent months to look into renaming this building,” said Peterson.
“It’s an embarrassment to this city to remain focusing on this place as a place of celebration and as a place of which we should have some civic pride with this name attached to it.”
He proposed that the building is renamed after Crispus Attucks, a black man, who was the first person killed in the Boston Massacre. Boston’s famous Faneuil Hall was donated to the city by Peter Faneuil, a merchant in the area during the 1700s. He both owned and traded slaves.
And so it begins. Who’s up next on the “history that never happened” chopping block? George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. They both have monuments in Washington DC. Time to organize a mob and take those dickheads down!!
After that we’ll go after Abe Lincoln. Historians believe that he only emancipated the slaves in 1863 (a year and a half after the Civil War started) because it gave him a military advantage by encouraging slave revolt in the south. He also wanted to pardon confederates after the war was over, even though they supported slavery!!
Franklin Roosevelt is hardly innocent either. Democrats back then relied upon the racist southern states and pandered to them for votes, just as Trump does with the KKK today. What did he do to end segregation? Nothing. Any sort of memorial to FDR must come down too.
And don’t even get me started on Planned Parenthood. They were founded by a racist who who believed that black people should basically be exterminated through eugenics. We chopping those down too, or nah?
And while we’re at it, why stop at statues and buildings? America is named after a European explorer. Why is the land that we live on named after a white supremacist who thought his culture was superior to the natives who inhabited the land already? Shouldn’t we rename it after the Natives who were here first? Or maybe we should just take our white and black asses back to where our ancestors came from. It’s not really our country. If history is immoral we have to pretend like it never happened.
The fact of the matter is that morals change over time. Today we all accept that slavery is a terrible thing. But back in the day they didn’t. They honestly believed that racial superiority was a legitimate, scientific fact. They learned it in schools. They were taught it at home. They saw nothing wrong with. As bonkers as that sounds, most people today would’ve participated in this system if they were born into it. What’s gonna happen 200 years from now? At the rate we’re going EVERYTHING is going to be hate speech by then. There’s gonna be nothing left to dismantle.
Look, I’m all for taking down statues of confederate generals on public land. They belong in museums. Because it’s stupid to pretend that it didn’t happen, but it doesn’t mean it should be celebrated. The confederacy was just a bunch of traitors. They fired first at Fort Sumter so Lincoln had to unleash General Sherman and his thunder rod on them until they begged for mercy. Oh, and they lost. In America we don’t put up statues for losers and traitors. Unless you’re a Colts fan.
The most egregious part about this is that the dude paid for the hall. It was a gift to the people of Boston, free of charge. It’s his for eternity. And quite frankly I would imagine it was an expensive gift too. If they change it I hope he comes back from the dead and bitch slaps the shit out of this stupid pastor who thinks he’s making a difference but is really just making a fool of himself.
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