YOU HAVE TO BE HIGHLY EDUCATED AND WELL PAID TO BE THIS DUMB – If I lived in Massachusetts and had children, I would never send them to the Holy Cross:
A month after college leadership decided to keep the college’s “Crusader” nickname, Holy Cross President Rev. Philip L. Boroughs announced in a message this week the school will drop its knight mascot.
In a letter to alumni, students, faculty and staff, the Rev. Boroughs said the Crusader knight, which adorns much of the college’s paraphernalia, “inevitably ties us directly to the reality of the religious wars and the violence of the Crusades.”
“This imagery stands in contrast to our stated values,” he said. “Over the coming months, the college will gradually phase out the use of all knight-related imagery.”
In its place, Holy Cross will adopt an interlocking HC on a purple shield as its primary logo. The college will also retire its costumed knight mascot, according to the president.
As an SJW-ism this doesn’t even make a sense – you keep the name but ditch the mascot. Apparently because, according to the Reverend, not all crusaders are religious invaders:
“Our students spend their spring breaks working with the poor and marginalized in Haiti, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Appalachia and recent grads generously join the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Teach for America and the Peace Corps,” he said. “Our alumni become teachers, doctors, researchers, government officials, religious and priests, and advocates for the transformation of society through education, social service and business. These are just a few examples of what it means to be a Crusader today.”
I’m not even going to get into the historical discussion here that the crusades were actually trying to recover formerly Christian lands, and the whole “invader” thing buys into the Islamic narrative that what the ummah once conquers it holds in perpetuity as of an inalienable right. The freaking mascot is just a cartoonish knight, with nothing to associate him (I apologise for assuming its gender) to the actual Crusades (no red or black crosses, for example, even when the collage is called, as you might recall, Holy Cross), not that the great majority of people would be able to tell the difference.
But, by all means, let’s just erase all our history because it might offend someone. While we’re at it, the collage should change its name too – after all, the (holy) cross is invariably associated with the Crusades; crusaders, after all, were essentially those who bear or carry the cross. So stop triggering people, Rev Boroughs.