<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d29236588\x26blogName\x3dCOMO+Blogo\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://columbiamissouri.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://columbiamissouri.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d743904937984650731', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

COMO Blogo

Note: Site works best with Firefox, Opera, or Safari



"Real Mizzou History" people have panties in a bunch

Friday, September 22, 2006

    The people over at the Real Mizzou History blog really have their panties in a bunch over this T.A Brady thing. Their latest post talks about good ol' T.A. wanting to rid the University of homosexuals in the 40s. I find this hillarious. That time period saw a major push in Congress to rid the Federal Government of homosexuals. If you didn't know, Congress is full of people elected by a majority of their area. So, if the majority of the country thought the same way Mr. Brady thought, was he that bad a guy? Can we really fault a guy for thinking the same way the majority of the country thought at the time? We're talking using the logic from 50-60 years ahead of his time to evaluate the guy.
    We all know slavery is wrong now, but way back when Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. This was a father of our country. Should we crucify his name now for what he thought then? That was the jest of a letter to the editor in the latest Maneater. Seems like kind of the same thing. The lady makes a good point.
    One of the main goals of the people over at the Real Mizzou History blog is rename the new student center, anything that doesn't refer to T.A. Brady I guess. Why don't we just name the thing after a gay black man? That should please most everyone. My choice is to sell the naming rights to the highest bidder and then use that money to keep students from having to foot the bill . But then again, everything at Mizzou nowadays has to revolve around diversity.
posted by Ryan Brockschmitt, 3:46 PM

1 Comments:

In an answer to the question that your post begs, yes, we should at some point question and in some cases openly oppose any attempts to immortalize people who committed acts that were and are wrong. The "product of the times" argument is fallacious at best. People who were against anti homosexuality and racism existed in these times, and were vocal. If these people reached the correct conclusion on civil rights issues, why couldn't TA Brady or others?
On a less substantive issue, your argument is a red-herring to the issue of the Brady name.
commented by Blogger Curtis Allen, 10:51 AM  

Add a comment