Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(CNN)   In the wake of Princeton dropping Woodrow Wilson's name from campus, NJ Governor announces that he too is woke to anti-racism, and is doing his part by no longer using Wilson's old desk   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Strange, Woodrow Wilson, New Jersey, Princeton University, Grover Cleveland, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, African American, United States, right thing  
•       •       •

887 clicks; posted to Main » and Politics » on 30 Jun 2020 at 10:48 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



82 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2020-06-30 8:28:09 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size


/Dude segregated the Federal government
//It had been integrated since the Civil War
///Apparently subby thinks "Woke" is an insult meaning "doesn't support the Klan"
 
2020-06-30 8:52:35 AM  
what about the woodrow wilson service area on the turnpike?  they going to change that too?
 
2020-06-30 8:58:13 AM  
and what about bloody volleyballs?

imagizer.imageshack.comView Full Size
 
2020-06-30 9:40:33 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-06-30 10:50:50 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-06-30 10:51:02 AM  

Barnacles!: and what about bloody volleyballs?

[imagizer.imageshack.com image 850x481]


They're re-mastering "Castaway", changing it to "Spalding"
 
2020-06-30 10:53:40 AM  

Mega Steve: Barnacles!: and what about bloody volleyballs?

[imagizer.imageshack.com image 850x481]

They're re-mastering "Castaway", changing it to "Spalding"


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-06-30 10:54:26 AM  
TIL

Office furniture can be racist.
 
2020-06-30 10:56:05 AM  
What about that Quaker school on the Main Line?

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-06-30 10:57:40 AM  
It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?
 
2020-06-30 10:59:25 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?


People are stupid and think they are solving problems
 
2020-06-30 11:02:20 AM  
Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.
 
2020-06-30 11:03:07 AM  
Just fart on it if it makes you feel better.

Better pull up the streets in most of the South as slaves owners might have walked on them.
 
2020-06-30 11:03:08 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?


You have a lot to learn about virtue signaling.
 
2020-06-30 11:03:10 AM  
When someone pointed out that the desk that he was sitting at once belonged to Woodrow Wilson, who was racist, - which is bad - he gets a new desk that has nothing to do with Wilson - which is also bad.  Can't win for losing, apparently.

IMO, he was told that something had connections to someone who was racist and he made a change to break that connection.  Yes, it can be seen as pandering, but if you want changes to happen and someone is clueless, education is necessary and then they can make a change.  So good for him for getting rid of the desk.  Hopefully it went into storage so it can go into a museum.
 
2020-06-30 11:03:10 AM  
Racism is finally solved in New Jersey. We are a shining beakon to the rest of the world.
 
2020-06-30 11:03:27 AM  

duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.


Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.
 
2020-06-30 11:03:27 AM  

duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.


D2S
 
2020-06-30 11:03:52 AM  
Let the purge continue. Wonder who will be out in 100yrs.
 
2020-06-30 11:04:15 AM  
He will be remembered as a hero in the great Desk Wars of History.
 
2020-06-30 11:04:42 AM  

jekfark: NotThatGuyAgain: It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?

People are stupid attention whores and think they are solving problems


Fixed that for you.
 
2020-06-30 11:05:41 AM  

duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.


You baitin'?
media1.tenor.comView Full Size
 
2020-06-30 11:07:52 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: what about the woodrow wilson service area on the turnpike?  they going to change that too?


This is Howard Stern's big opportunity!
 
2020-06-30 11:10:36 AM  

stuffy: Let the purge continue. Wonder who will be out in 100yrs.


Oh, lot's of people. Decisions made to the political whims of the present are subject to the political whims of the future.  Nothing is guaranteed, nothing is forever, and everything will be forgotten.
 
2020-06-30 11:10:38 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?


It survived the "being sat on by Chris Christie"  test.
 
2020-06-30 11:13:56 AM  

duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.


Buchanan, Johnson, Cleveland II, Harding, Hoover, Dubya, and Turnip.
 
2020-06-30 11:16:43 AM  

1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.


Trump is present. I said history.

And since Wilson was one of the main authors of The Lost Cause myth, I can make a case that the causes of this nightmare can be traced right back to Wilson.

Anyone want to try again?
 
2020-06-30 11:22:01 AM  

jekfark: NotThatGuyAgain: It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?

People are stupid and think they are solving problems


If erasing lends purpose to an otherwise purposeless existence, where's the harm?
 
2020-06-30 11:22:14 AM  
Desks have racist cooties
 
2020-06-30 11:22:21 AM  

stuffy: Let the purge continue. Wonder who will be out in 100yrs.


Yeah, it'd be a real shame if we didn't continue honoring overt racists.
 
2020-06-30 11:23:36 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: jekfark: NotThatGuyAgain: It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?

People are stupid and think they are solving problems

If erasing lends purpose to an otherwise purposeless existence, where's the harm?


That makes sens........waitaminute....are you a desk salesman?
 
2020-06-30 11:24:31 AM  
How brave.
 
2020-06-30 11:25:17 AM  
first note... I support BLM completely

That being said, some of the things people are doing to show how "woke" they are really are not helping the cause, but are rather changing the narrative and minimizing the impact of the movement.

I am waiting for someone to come out and say.. "To support BLM I will no longer separate my whites from colors when I do my laundry"
 
2020-06-30 11:28:28 AM  
Wilson was essentially a much more intellectual Trump and probably ten times better at being a racist than Trump could ever be.

Similarly, he was another cosplayer in that he had a Confederate fetish, despite representing New Jersey while in elected office. It's not like New Jersey has some long history in regards to the south.
 
2020-06-30 11:28:45 AM  

duke3522: 1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.

Trump is present. I said history.

And since Wilson was one of the main authors of The Lost Cause myth, I can make a case that the causes of this nightmare can be traced right back to Wilson.

Anyone want to try again?


According to Wikipedia, Woodrow Wilson is generally considered by historians to be one of the ten best historical presidents.

/Protesters editing that page in 3...2...
 
2020-06-30 11:29:05 AM  

BitwiseShift: What about that Quaker school on the Main Line?

[Fark user image image 400x533]


The biggest tragedy of removing that sign will be that a convenient PokeStop will also be lost.
 
2020-06-30 11:29:32 AM  

duke3522: 1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.

Trump is present. I said history.

And since Wilson was one of the main authors of The Lost Cause myth, I can make a case that the causes of this nightmare can be traced right back to Wilson.

Anyone want to try again?


What's your definition of worst President?  A President who offended you or something actually objective?
 
2020-06-30 11:30:34 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-06-30 11:32:04 AM  
As someone who lives outside a city that has a petition with around 30k signatures to rename it to "Flavortown" I am starting to wonder how far this will go.  Are the Jefferson and Washington memorials on the clock?
 
2020-06-30 11:33:40 AM  

1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.


Literally not even the worst president of the last two decades. We recently had a guy who started a war, wasted a trillion dollars, and actually killed hundreds of thousands of people for no reason. And drove the economy into a depression. Remember him?

This recency chauvinism constantly has people dramatizing whoever is in the White House at the moment. Writing mean tweets doesn't even rank on the leaderboard of horrible shiat presidents have done.
 
2020-06-30 11:34:15 AM  

SpaceyCat: When someone pointed out that the desk that he was sitting at once belonged to Woodrow Wilson, who was racist, - which is bad - he gets a new desk that has nothing to do with Wilson - which is also bad.  Can't win for losing, apparently.

IMO, he was told that something had connections to someone who was racist and he made a change to break that connection.  Yes, it can be seen as pandering, but if you want changes to happen and someone is clueless, education is necessary and then they can make a change.  So good for him for getting rid of the desk.  Hopefully it went into storage so it can go into a museum.


Maybe he could have signed some anti-racist executive order(s) or legislation, like police reforms, on that desk as a middle finger to Wilson.  No this is better, he gets to show how anti-racist he is and doesn't have to do anything that actually matters.
 
2020-06-30 11:37:06 AM  
So when are they removing the 3 block monument to FDR?
 
2020-06-30 11:37:08 AM  
Need to remove everything and everyone connected to slavery.
 
2020-06-30 11:41:32 AM  

MugzyBrown: So when are they removing the 3 block monument to FDR?


Right after they blow up Hoover Dam
 
2020-06-30 11:42:06 AM  

joker420: Need to remove everything and everyone connected to slavery.


Starting with pimps
 
2020-06-30 11:45:41 AM  

joker420: Need to remove everything and everyone connected to slavery.


What do you propose to do with all the slaves' descendants?
 
2020-06-30 11:45:52 AM  
Let's hope a 100 years from now a governor somewhere won't be removing the donald j. trump resolute desk.
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-06-30 11:45:55 AM  
Do people get yet that "addressing racism" is a lot more than just "removing names of people who were racist"?
 
2020-06-30 11:54:10 AM  
the past. If you didn't understand how wildly different it was from now, how those people are basiaclly from an entierly different culture than we are today.

Anyone we name a thing after or put a statue up of today. In the future at some point, to the people living there, that person is either an unknown that goes unnoticed and not cared about, at best.
Or at worst they find that person to be a terrible vile villain and they can't even understand the contiguous line of cultural evolution that simply did pass thought those times that were an influence on why we are the way we are now, for the better or worse.


Just let the future burn itself. Don't force anyone to understand anything about how we get from there to here and what it means about what we are.

If we can just pretend to be as is now free of the past, and all that before times now was just a bunch of random bs that had nothing to do with us at all. Then let the future also be what that too. Stop putting up statues of your heroes today, they are just tomorrows villains anyway. Stop with the naming of long lasting thigns after short term lasting people that don't need to be remembered anyway.

Fook making the future honor our people today. Let us honor ours for us now, but not leave the trash from the
party for the future to have to clean up after us.


Just assume that in 200 years the culture of the future is so much more evolve than we are today they always  see us as savages and heathens unworthy of any praise.
You know just like we are experiencing today, maybe we could learn this lesson and not send this problem into the future.
 
2020-06-30 11:54:28 AM  

Tommy Moo: 1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.

Literally not even the worst president of the last two decades. We recently had a guy who started a war, wasted a trillion dollars, and actually killed hundreds of thousands of people for no reason. And drove the economy into a depression. Remember him?

This recency chauvinism constantly has people dramatizing whoever is in the White House at the moment. Writing mean tweets doesn't even rank on the leaderboard of horrible shiat presidents have done.


I thought Obama was a decent president.
 
2020-06-30 11:56:31 AM  

Tommy Moo: 1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.

Literally not even the worst president of the last two decades. We recently had a guy who started a war, wasted a trillion dollars, and actually killed hundreds of thousands of people for no reason. And drove the economy into a depression. Remember him?

This recency chauvinism constantly has people dramatizing whoever is in the White House at the moment. Writing mean tweets doesn't even rank on the leaderboard of horrible shiat presidents have done.


With all due respect, sir, you limit your judgement of this gentleman to the accounting page of war alone.
I feel that you should measure him in total. Nepotism, use of office for personal gain, Disregard of family values, confirmed lies, disregard of constitution, exploitation of position, golf trips at taxpayer expense (please someone, continue this list..).
Oh, of course he has created an environment of business enrichment at the expense of environmental and worker benefit, so good for the Friends of Corporate Wealth.

I hope you have had a good personal adventure with that guy, and I hope the benefits are experienced by the next 7 generations of your heirs.
 
2020-06-30 11:59:59 AM  

duke3522: 1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.

Trump is present. I said history.

And since Wilson was one of the main authors of The Lost Cause myth, I can make a case that the causes of this nightmare can be traced right back to Wilson.

Anyone want to try again?


Is not yesterday yet relegated to the pages of history?
The 41 month prior?

IMHO, the long term effect of the trump presidency shall eclipse Wilson, W, RayGun, and Nixon.
 
2020-06-30 12:00:15 PM  

1funguy: so good for the Friends of Corporate Wealth.



Like creating the Federal Reserve?
 
2020-06-30 12:06:26 PM  

MugzyBrown: 1funguy: so good for the Friends of Corporate Wealth.


Like creating the Federal Reserve?


Which time?
That is the incarnation we know now, but how many times have we had national banks in our history?

We fool ourselves every 4-8 years into believing the next guy is going to be different.
They are.
They're worse.

Our current one is by far the worst so far.
 
2020-06-30 12:06:53 PM  
It seems as thought the Left's new Great Leap Forward is well underway.

Aren't all of you so happy and proud?
 
2020-06-30 12:09:50 PM  

1funguy: Which time?
That is the incarnation we know now, but how many times have we had national banks in our history?

We fool ourselves every 4-8 years into believing the next guy is going to be different.
They are.
They're worse.

Our current one is by far the worst so far.


Check back in 30 years to see if there was another world war and holocaust.
 
2020-06-30 12:20:21 PM  
Also laid the foundations for WW2 and the rise of Hitler with the economic penalties laid of Germany after WW1.
/war to end all wars indeed.
 
2020-06-30 12:24:09 PM  

advex101: Also laid the foundations for WW2 and the rise of Hitler with the economic penalties laid of Germany after WW1.
/war to end all wars indeed.


Well, this is a peacock-like display of ignorance of history.
 
2020-06-30 12:27:43 PM  

great_tigers: Tommy Moo: 1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.

Literally not even the worst president of the last two decades. We recently had a guy who started a war, wasted a trillion dollars, and actually killed hundreds of thousands of people for no reason. And drove the economy into a depression. Remember him?

This recency chauvinism constantly has people dramatizing whoever is in the White House at the moment. Writing mean tweets doesn't even rank on the leaderboard of horrible shiat presidents have done.

I thought Obama was a decent president.


He was ok, but he sure blew it by not taking Trump seriously.
 
2020-06-30 12:29:37 PM  
Doesn't count unless he kneels in front of protesters whil burning the desk.

Giving it by selling it for millions doesn't count either.
 
2020-06-30 12:29:49 PM  

Callous: Maybe he could have signed some anti-racist executive order(s) or legislation, like police reforms


He did.
 
2020-06-30 12:31:09 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Do people get yet that "addressing racism" is a lot more than just "removing names of people who were racist"?


It's the woke version of the cynic's definition of prayer:  "Doing nothing and believing you've made a difference."
 
2020-06-30 12:48:59 PM  

shoegaze99: Callous: Maybe he could have signed some anti-racist executive order(s) or legislation, like police reforms

He did.


And the fact that this is getting more attention says a lot about us as a society.
 
2020-06-30 1:09:16 PM  

Mega Steve: Barnacles!: and what about bloody volleyballs?

[imagizer.imageshack.com image 850x481]

They're re-mastering "Castaway", changing it to "Spalding"


Doody you say.

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-06-30 1:21:17 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?


Take the damn plaque off. There, now it's just a desk.
 
2020-06-30 1:29:15 PM  

Mouser: Gyrfalcon: Do people get yet that "addressing racism" is a lot more than just "removing names of people who were racist"?

It's the woke version of the cynic's definition of prayer:  "Doing nothing and believing you've made a difference."


It's more "doing nothing in the hopes others will think you've made a difference and won't ask for anything concrete."

Right-wingers correctly identifying this sort of action as a useless empty gesture are doing the work for the social-justice advocates here.
 
2020-06-30 1:32:04 PM  
Which is the more powerful statement:

Getting rid of the desk?

Using the desk to do what the former deskowner was against?

I'd say the latter because it is using a tool from the former user to do the opposite of what they wanted.  Using their "power" against them in a way.
 
2020-06-30 1:35:29 PM  

Gulper Eel: NotThatGuyAgain: It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?

It survived the "being sat on by Chris Christie"  test.


saidit was probably well made, didn't I?
 
2020-06-30 1:36:05 PM  

advex101: Also laid the foundations for WW2 and the rise of Hitler with the economic penalties laid of Germany after WW1.
/war to end all wars indeed.


Absolute nonsense rooted in Nazi excusemaking. Other than Britain, Germany was the European country economically affected least by WWI.

"We had to support the Nazis; France and Belgium made us pay a third of the cost they had to pay to rebuild the industrial centres we smashed and there's no way we can afford that, we're only the biggest industrial power on the continent and suffered very badly by not having a single enemy soldier set foot on our soil from October 1914 to the armistice" was nonsense then and is nonsense now.

/Hyperinflation was a deliberate policy choice to escape their domestic debts
//It was was Germany effectively declaring bankruptcy without the stigma of declaring bankruptcy
///Oh no, all our debts are gone, what a disaster The Damned French and the Perfidious English and the Sinister Jews Bankers have inflicted on us, oh no, how terrible they are to us, oh no, haha money printer go brr
 
2020-06-30 1:41:52 PM  
Police still rioting and murdering people? Okay then.
 
2020-06-30 1:52:28 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size

Imagine you're a black man, you go into a local convenience store to buy some cigarettes, pay with cash, leave, then BAM, a policeman arrests you, throws you to the ground, puts his knee to your neck, and as you're struggling to breathe, now I ask you, do you think the policeman would have done anything differently or that you would give a fark which desk the governor was using?
 
2020-06-30 1:55:15 PM  

great_tigers: I thought Obama was a decent president.


I wonder what Eric Garner or Michael Brown thought of Obama. We should ask them. Oh wait ...
 
2020-06-30 1:57:18 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Do people get yet that "addressing racism" is a lot more than just "removing names of people who were racist"?


Obviously not or this thread wouldn't exist. It's a way to pretend you are doing something without actually doing anything.
 
2020-06-30 2:07:27 PM  
Poland conflicted.
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-06-30 2:43:43 PM  

MBooda: Poland conflicted.
[Fark user image image 412x550]


If that count Dooku?
 
2020-06-30 2:50:45 PM  

duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.


He did create the League of Nations which would become the United Nations.
The League of Nations was established at the end of World War I as an international peacekeeping organization. Although US President Woodrow Wilson was an enthusiastic proponent of the League, the United States did not officially join the League of Nations due to opposition from isolationists in Congress.

Then again Michael Jackson did sell millions of albums but allegedly molested at least 15 children.
 
2020-06-30 3:11:28 PM  

zang: duke3522: 1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.

Trump is present. I said history.

And since Wilson was one of the main authors of The Lost Cause myth, I can make a case that the causes of this nightmare can be traced right back to Wilson.

Anyone want to try again?

According to Wikipedia, Woodrow Wilson is generally considered by historians to be one of the ten best historical presidents.

/Protesters editing that page in 3...2...


He was a racist asshole.
 
2020-06-30 3:16:48 PM  

Nowhereman: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

He did create the League of Nations which would become fail spectacularly, indirectly bring about WWII and have to be replaced by the United Nations which is failing almost as spectacularly.



FTFY
 
2020-06-30 3:26:39 PM  
Oh, FFS.
 
2020-06-30 4:11:28 PM  

MugzyBrown: 1funguy: Which time?
That is the incarnation we know now, but how many times have we had national banks in our history?

We fool ourselves every 4-8 years into believing the next guy is going to be different.
They are.
They're worse.

Our current one is by far the worst so far.

Check back in 30 years to see if there was another world war and holocaust.


30 months more likely...
 
2020-06-30 4:12:48 PM  

Gulper Eel: Dead for Tax Reasons: what about the woodrow wilson service area on the turnpike?  they going to change that too?

This is Howard Stern's big opportunity!


Howard's time has come and gone. When I was a kid Howard used to make fun of a has-been called cousin Brucie. Now he is Cousin Brucie.
He might buy Wilson's desk though.
 
2020-06-30 4:37:29 PM  
When Woodrow died in Australia, many Aussie TV viewers were very sad, because in this case Woodrow was a much loved dog who starred in a kids' afternoon show.

Vale Woodrow!

https://www.nfsa.gov.au/collection/cu​r​ated/simon-townsends-wonder-world-reme​mbering-woodrow

Wonderworld and Simon Townsend
Youtube tYkkjWFhi3U
 
Displayed 82 of 82 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.