Just when you thought that the world couldn’t get any more bizarre comes the news that Canada may be canceling capital letters.
As Fox News relayed, “dr. linda manyguns, associate vice-president of Indigenization and decolonization at Mount Royal University, said she was joining local leaders to reject symbols of hierarchy ‘wherever they are found,’ and will not use capital letters ‘except to acknowledge the Indigenous struggle for recognition.'”
Manyguns wrote this insanity on the Mont Royal website.
“We resist acknowledging the power structures that oppress and join the movement that does not capitalize,” she wrote.
Yeah, OK. This is just dumb with a capital “D.” But Manyguns is sticking to her guns.
Her latest proclamation followed her assertion “that to go forward as a country that respects Indigenous culture, Canada must go backward to revisit the rotten roots of colonization,” Fox News wrote.
Sadly, she isn’t alone in this type of weird overthinking of things. There is an entire Canadian movement that is against capitalizing letters.
These people want to fix the world, and there is nothing wrong with that. But capital letters are hardly part of the problem. It’s just another example of groups of individuals putting their efforts toward things that will make zero impact other than to irritate normal folks.
That’s not making a difference. That’s being S-T-U-P-I-D.