Saturday, October 15, 2011

Am I The Only One Who Thinks So, Or Is This Principal An Idiot?

Fall holidays are insensitive:
Anne Foley, the principal at Kennedy School in Somerville, Mass., sent an email to teachers warning them about celebrating Thanksgiving, the Boston Herald reported.

"When we were young we might have been able to claim ignorance of the atrocities that Christopher Columbus committed against the indigenous peoples," Kennedy School Principal Anne Foley wrote.

"We can no longer do so. For many of us and our students celebrating this particular person is an insult and a slight to the people he annihilated. On the same lines, we need to be careful around the Thanksgiving Day time as well."
Who's around to be insulted, if Columbus annihilated all of them? And really, Thanksgiving?

Bottom line is, anyone can choose to be offended by any holiday, or even by the origins of the word "holiday". This principal certainly has her panties in a bunch....


PeggyU said...

Probably never got the drumstick as a child.

Mrs. Bluebird said...

The principal is an idiot. I am so sick and tired of political correctness and the fact that people apparently can't deal with "being offended."

Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm wrong, but weren't the Pilgrims the ones involved with Thanksgiving? Now if she were talking about Columbus Day, then maybe she would a least be on topic. I still wouldn't agree, but relevance is key here.

ricki said...


Yeah, that's a great idea. Eliminate the ONE holiday dealing with gratitude and being thankful for the good stuff we enjoy. Let's replace it with Entitlement Day, where we all whine about how the other guy's got more.

Frankly, she IS an idiot. Regardless of how you feel about Columbus (or the Pilgrims), Columbus has NOTHING to do with Thanksgiving.

I love Thanksgiving. This principal can suck it.

Anonymous said...

Who's around to be insulted, if Columbus annihilated all of them?

I'll admit your logic enjoys its typical pure flawlessness here. And had Hitler been a little more thorough, there'd be no boo-hooing about The Final Solution, either.


Darren said...

So you want to equate something that happened within the lifetime of plenty of people still alive on this planet, with something that happened 500 years ago?