The cancel culture is on the rampage in Jacksonville as the government schools launch a plan to rename local schools – including two high schools beloved by thousands of older residents who attended them.
Robert E. Lee High School and Andrew Jackson High School are on the list.
For many years, those two schools and Landon were among the only choices local students had for high school. Fierce rivalries ensued and deep loyalties.
The others on the list are J.E.B. Stuart Middle, Jean Ribault High, Jean Ribault Middle, Jefferson Davis Middle, Joseph Finegan Elementary, Kirby-Smith Middle and Stonewall Jackson Elementary.
It is not a certainty any of them will be renamed. Currently the school system is holding meetings to allow people to give input and suggestions for alternative names. There also is a web page to track the process.
Carried to extremes, such rewriting of history can result in wholesale lunacy, as it has in – of course – San Francisco.
Liberals there have demanded that 44 schools be stripped of their names — people they consider unworthy, such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, three of our greatest presidents.
If this spreads much further, conceivably it could result in dynamiting the faces off Mount Rushmore.
Liberals even turn on themselves. They have decided to rename one school now named for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a stalwart liberal. Her crime was replacing a damaged Confederate flag in City Hall while she was mayor.
The cost of revising San Francisco’s history will be about $1 million, in a city already $75 million in the hole.
It isn’t clear what the cost would be here but apparently it would be worth it in order to toss American history currently out of favor down the memory hole.