Rupp Arena. This is why you can’t negotiate with the woke community.
They are never satisfied. The only reason why the woke community exists is because they are perpetually unhappy.
If you haven’t noticed, the black faculty at the University of Kentucky have demanded that Rupp Arena’s name be changed.
They aren’t happy because Adolph Rupp has a racist past. Well, go figure.
Adolph Rupp was a coach in the south in the 1940s and 1950s.
His name, by God, was Adolph. It’s maybe a good sign that it was a long time because no one is Adolph anymore.
In fact, Adolph Hitler killed the name Adolph.
In order to be named Adolph, you had to be born before World War II began and before the Nazis.
There is no one in the world that I’m aware of is now named Adolph and that’s entirely because of Hitler.
Adolph Rupp is an old dude. He’s so old that his name is Adolph.
Not surprisingly, he had racist beliefs as did every single other person who lived in the 1930s, 1940s, and the 1950s.
He also had a tremendous amount of success.
This is just proving my point. The woke community is never happy.
There is always something that they are offended by in history because they are perpetually judging the past by standards of the present-day.
As a result, this is what all the tearing down of monuments and renaming is about.
This is about a destruction of history.
I am firmly in the camp that Kentucky should not rename Rupp Arena. But I will be fascinated to see this debate play-out because I think the vast majority of University Kentucky graduates and the vast majority of the people in Kentucky are going to be opposed to it.
In fact, I think Mitch McConnell, who is a big University of Louisville guy, I think he could probably win the U.S. Senate race without having to have an opinion on a single thing other than whether Rupp Arena’s name should be changed.
I think this is something that 85-90% of the State of Kentucky believes that there is no reason to change the name of the arena.
Even though I didn’t go to Kentucky, I care because every time you give in to the woke community, you set the precedent that if people complain enough that you will change things that otherwise shouldn’t be changed.
This is a significant issue. I care about the precedent of appeasing all of the woke losers by perpetually and constantly adjusting our standards for what’s acceptable to try to make them happy.
It’s not about the change. It’s about the power that they gain by demanding the change. And the fact that people don’t understand this drives me crazy.
Look, I’m not a big NRA guy. I”m not a big gun guy. I was born in the south. I support the 2nd Amendment. But I’m not a huge gun guy.
What I respect is that the NRA calls everybody on this BS. The NRA recognizes that the goal of people who want gun control is not actually to have gun control it is to eliminate the 2nd Amendment.
And they believe if at any point you acquiesce and attempt to appease people who disagree with you, they are never satisfied.
They will never say, ok now that you’ve made this change, we’re cool with the 2nd Amendment.
Their goal is to slowly chip away at your foundational rights until there is nothing left of your foundational rights.
That’s what woke people do. That’s what they are about. It’s about power and a reason to legitimize their existence.
It’s not about anything that leads to constructive change.