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John Muir Is Canceled. Who’s Next?

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 8/31/2020 4:30:31 AM

The cancel culture has now reached into every nook and cranny of life. Eskimo Pie, the chocolate-covered ice-cream treat that has been around for a century, will be renamed after critics said the name was insensitive. What’s next? We have a partial answer. Last week, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The Sierra Club is “celebrating” the event in an unusual way. It is dumping any association with John Muir, the “father of the national parks” who founded the Sierra Club back in 1892.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 8/31/2020 5:40:11 AM (No. 526535)
Cancel all you want. The facts of history can never be changed, just covered in places. There is just too much information out there in the public domain. Only willful ignorance will blot it out, but only in the ignoramus’s mind.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kitty Myers 8/31/2020 6:25:58 AM (No. 526554)
FTA: 'It turns out that, as a young immigrant from Scotland, John Muir made “derogatory comments about Black people and Indigenous peoples that drew on deeply harmful racist stereotypes, though his views evolved later in his life,”' Margaret Sanger was an outright bigot who believed in, and practiced, eugenics. I wish the cancel culture would recognize her for what she really was.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Michaelus 8/31/2020 6:29:12 AM (No. 526555)
Went for a hike yesterday and did not see a single Personage of Color. Must be John Muir's fault.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 8/31/2020 6:52:15 AM (No. 526566)
It is amusing that the rage of the cancel culture is doing more damage to the liberal organizations than the Conservative ones. I understand that at the same time they are erasing American history and that is damaging to all of us. It's like the riots. Most of the damage is being done in liberal cities and against minority owners of property, the ones the rioters are supposedly standing up for. The loss of law and order is damaging to all of us but the point of their spear is aimed at their "own" people. Some of their "own" people have recognized this and have started to speak out against the cancel culture/rioters. Now the dems can't figure out what to do with the mobs THEY turned loose.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 8/31/2020 6:52:18 AM (No. 526567)
I suppose we should look through everything Michael Brune has said in his sorry life. Go back to his childhood. 10 year old's can say some pretty stupid things. There will be something there. After all we are human and human kind is flawed.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: FunOne 8/31/2020 7:24:09 AM (No. 526594)
For decades the Sierra Club has been a left wing association, and it has continuously maintained that political direction. Put a bunch of socialists in control of any entity, and this should be the expected outcome.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 8/31/2020 8:17:38 AM (No. 526655)
Anybody who pays attention to this nonsense simply needs to get a life.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Laotzu 8/31/2020 9:03:58 AM (No. 526712)
Canceled: John Muir Celebrated: The NBA
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/31/2020 9:10:23 AM (No. 526719)
Hopefully, this idiocy will not really catch on in the Bay Area (never ever think of Berkeley as being in the Bay area because it sprang fully grown from the head of their particular Zeus or some other planet).
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Reply 10 - Posted by: udanja99 8/31/2020 9:29:23 AM (No. 526737)
Don’t bother to hope, #9. I’m sure there are already plans to rename Muir Woods.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bigfatslob 8/31/2020 10:21:00 AM (No. 526799)
Maybe the 'plaid shirt rich capitalist' Don Henley could write a song about saving the Sierra Club like good bye to a river or something. This cancel culture is really hilarious like a dog chases it own tail and bites it off, then what?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 8/31/2020 11:24:55 AM (No. 526916)
I was a Sierra Club member back in the 1970s when it was about hiking books, wilderness maps, and maintaining trails in parks and wilderness areas, before they went hard core Communist. It was a good, friendly, sane organization then, and we got out in the middle 80s as they shifted gears into going extreme left on every thing and largely neglecting their wilderness/national parks/hiking roots. Muir was THE icon of the Sierra Club. Photos of him and stories about what he did abounded in all their material. Clearly, the current SC has no connection at all to the original organization. I despise the evil Sierra Club.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 8/31/2020 11:30:33 AM (No. 526922)
#4, I have been going to National Parks and hiking and camping in wilderness areas since 1973. I have not seen any black folks in National Parks at all, and have never once in decades of hiking seen a single black person out hiking in the wilderness. They just don't go. I have no idea why. I cannot ever remember seeing a black person in a National Park. I just stopped and asked my wife, she cannot remember a single black person in a National Park or in the wilderness hiking, either. Certain that there were none backpacking, possibly might have seen one or two in a park over the last 47 years. Lots of Chinese lately, a few Indians (sari type), some Latinos but mostly ordinary white folks.
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