Karen and I are from Brooklyn. Though we have lived in Los Angeles for almost 30 years, we still say “Brooklyn,” automatically and proudly, when people ask where we’re from.
Even saying the word thickens our native Brooklyn accents by at least 50 percent.
Brooklyn College is a lovely campus graced with classical architecture, warm red brick buildings, and gentle winding paths. In autumn, fallen leaves crunch underfoot and the air smells like mint.
Friends and family have attended Brooklyn College. Sadly, over the past few years we have been hearing stories about radical leftist professors who are more interested in indoctrinating students than imparting knowledge.
This story might seem rather small and dopey when compared to Obamacare, the IRS scandal, Benghazigate, Fast and Furious, or the violent convulsions — beheadings, bombings, and mass rape and torture — that rock the Islamic world on an hourly basis.
But it’s precisely through such incremental actions as changing a logo that the left wins one battle after another. While it is happening, we on the right sit by helplessly, surrendering history and culture to people whose visions and policies resemble those of the totalitarian ruling classes of Russia, Cuba, China and North Korea.
This is not just a story about a logo. It’s about the rejection of honored traditions, the subversion of language, and the loss of liberty.
Do not be surprised when the left seriously proposes that the Washington Monument be torn down because it’s offensive and demeaning to women.