• Tylerdurdon@lemmy.world
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    Adolf Hitler School for Friendship and Tolerance

    That’s some Zoolander quality naming right there.

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      Agreed. I’d also totally vote for The Derek Zoolander School for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Who Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too.

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      Zoolander? Did you want to say Ponylander?

      EDIT: for context her name is Aryanne and she is ponification of that certain artist named Adolf.

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    Why did no one nominate Robert Eleementary School to begin with? I’m certain that Robert E. Lee would be happy with that name.

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        Robert E. Lee, and several of his commanding generals, specifically said that no one should ever commemorate their names or visages. That means no statues, or places named for them. They recognized that they were traitors.

        Woodrow Wilson didn’t give a fuck about dead men’s wishes.

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        I’m not american so dont really know much about its significance.

        Still would agree that it was a missed opportunity to not call it Eleementary way back when it was named.

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          The Confederacy seceded to protect their right to own slaves, and soldiers on the side of the Confederacy killed and died to protect their right to own slaves.

          Not the kind of people we should be honoring by building statues and naming schools for them.

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          Robert E Lee was the Supreme commanding General of the Confederacy, which seceeded from the United States out of fear that Lincoln and his new, progressive Republican party (times have obviously changed) would outlaw slavery.

          The resulting Civil War was by far the deadliest conflict the US has ever been in in terms of US casualties. But the bonus is that since the war over slavery had started anyway, we went ahead and outlawed most slavery while we were at it.

          Anyway, a lot of states, especially in the South kept discriminatory laws on the books following the war. As the Civil Rights movements of the 50s and 60s approached, a lot of Southern cities and states started building monuments and dedicating government buildings and parks to Confederate “heroes” and leaders.

          They romanticized the Confederacy as a major part of Southern heritage (even though it lasted less than 5 years), and rewrote the history taught in schools to teach that the war wasn’t about slavery, but about the federal government trampling on states rights.

          And it worked. Millions of people are brainwashed into thinking that the rebel flag is a racist symbol, but a symbol of individualism and freedom. They tricked generations of Southerners into thinking they aren’t racist.

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          Calling it Lee anything is pretty dark. The name comes from slavery and and discrimination. It is tied to white supremacy groups that go around and hang African Americans they don’t like. Black Americans were dragged out of houses by a mob and then beaten heavily before finally being hung on a tree branch. (The KKK is the group I’m referring to)

          Of course this was not all of America and this kind of behavior has since stopped and we now we aim to stop racism not promote it.

          Here are the lyrics to a Billie Holiday song called “strange fruit” (it is in reference to lynchings)

          [Verse 1]

          Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the Southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees

          [Verse 2]

          Pastoral scene of the gallant south The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh Then the sudden smell of burning flesh

          [Verse 3]

          Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck For the sun to rot, for the tree to drop Here is a strange and bitter crop

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          Robert E Lee is similar to Rommel. It’s problematic to use their name for things, but ignoring them is historically dishonest.

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        He would have been happier to have nothing named for him and no statues erected. Apparently Woodrow “Author of Southern Revisionism” Wilson didn’t give even half a fuck about the dead man’s wishes. Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and a bunch of the other generals all specifically said that no monuments or commemorations should be erected to honor them, as they recognized they were traitors.

        Wilson is the one that refounded the KKK, helped fund the filming of Birth of a Nation, showed said travesty of a movie at The White House, used his Yale credentials to write Southern Revisionism, used his power as president to erect said statues and change the names of places and monuments, and segregated The Federal Government. That’s just looking at his domestic policies. Wilsonian Doctrine gave us the Forever Wars that have ensued since, and that could easily be argued to be the least damaging thing that asshole did.

        Wilson is only second to Jackson for worst president ever, and that’s only because Jackson paid off the national debt, and caused the worst depression in US history. Deepest by economic percentage, though not dollar amount, and longest by over a decade. They both committed their own flavors of genocide against the Native Americans.

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    When I was a kid, our little town was finally opening a second high school. They had us current high schoolers nominate and vote on the new high school’s mascot.

    We were the Broncos, our drill team was the Fillies.

    The admins vetoed the mascot that won a landslide victory: Bulldogs.

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    I’d choose Schoolie McSchoolface, but one with german artist and friendship is rather hilarious.

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    “Now, Mr Pierce, it says here in your resume that you graduated high school. Would you mind saying which school you graduated from?”

    “S-school… whimper… Schoolie McSchoolface”