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(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
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2020-06-30 10:57:40 AM  
18 votes:
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  
13 votes:

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 11:03:08 AM  
12 votes:

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 8:28:09 AM  
10 votes:
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/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 10:54:26 AM  
9 votes:
TIL

Office furniture can be racist.
 
2020-06-30 11:30:34 AM  
6 votes:
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2020-06-30 11:25:17 AM  
6 votes:
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 11:04:42 AM  
6 votes:

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 11:10:36 AM  
5 votes:

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 11:34:15 AM  
4 votes:

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 11:03:27 AM  
4 votes:

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


Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.
 
2020-06-30 12:31:09 PM  
3 votes:

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 11:33:40 AM  
3 votes:

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 11:29:32 AM  
3 votes:

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 11:03:10 AM  
3 votes:
Racism is finally solved in New Jersey. We are a shining beakon to the rest of the world.
 
2020-06-30 11:03:07 AM  
3 votes:
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 12:24:09 PM  
2 votes:

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 11:54:28 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:45:41 AM  
2 votes:

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


What do you propose to do with all the slaves' descendants?
 
2020-06-30 11:37:06 AM  
2 votes:
So when are they removing the 3 block monument to FDR?
 
2020-06-30 11:28:45 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:24:31 AM  
2 votes:
How brave.
 
2020-06-30 11:22:21 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:03:27 AM  
2 votes:

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


D2S
 
2020-06-30 8:58:13 AM  
2 votes:
and what about bloody volleyballs?

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2020-06-30 3:16:48 PM  
1 vote:

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 1:57:18 PM  
1 vote:

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 1:29:15 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:29:49 PM  
1 vote:

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


He did.
 
2020-06-30 12:20:21 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:06:26 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:00:15 PM  
1 vote:

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



Like creating the Federal Reserve?
 
2020-06-30 11:45:55 AM  
1 vote:
Do people get yet that "addressing racism" is a lot more than just "removing names of people who were racist"?
 
2020-06-30 11:32:04 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:13:56 AM  
1 vote:

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


Buchanan, Johnson, Cleveland II, Harding, Hoover, Dubya, and Turnip.
 
2020-06-30 11:04:15 AM  
1 vote:
He will be remembered as a hero in the great Desk Wars of History.
 
2020-06-30 8:52:35 AM  
1 vote:
what about the woodrow wilson service area on the turnpike?  they going to change that too?
 
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