So it was an American who canceled our queen at Oxford University.
Should we be surprised? Not really!
This has always been the risk of the biting tale spread by Harry and Meghan’s diehard Yank supporters such as Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King, who seem to have a dastardly obsession with associating the contemporary royal family with racism with no evidence to support such. to substantiate claims.
Computer science teacher Matthew Katzman – who filed the motion to remove the “unwelcome” portrait of the Queen from Magdalen’s Middle Common Room (MCR) – is the epitome of American privilege.
The 25-year-old is the son of a lawyer who lives in a £4 million mansion in Washington DC.
Computer science teacher Matthew Katzman — who filed the motion to remove the ‘unwelcome’ portrait of the queen from Magdalen’s Middle Common Room (MCR) — is the epitome of American privilege, writes DAN WOOTTON
The MailOnline revealed today that he attended a swanky £33,000 college attended by the daughters of Obama and Chelsea Clinton, then went on to the elite Stanford University, before arriving at Oxford to study for a PhD in ‘complexity theory’.
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So far all American.
His interests include CrossFit, poker, board games, playing the trumpet and Spartan racing.
Certainly not history, based on his totally twisted view of the Queen.
What this awake bastard hasn’t realized is that our Queen has proven in action all her life to be the ultimate anti-racist.
Such as the fact that during the Second World War – when her house in London was bombed – she took part in the fight against the Nazis as a 19-year-old member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service.
Or the small matter that she sat on the throne when the British Empire was dismantled.
And the reality that she has passionately devoted her working life to protecting the multiracial Commonwealth, with a special focus on Africa.
In the 1980s, she was even prepared to take a stand against her Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher over sanctions against the racist South African regime.
But for a college student who flaunts like Katzman, none of that matters.
I’m betting that Meghan, California’s Duchess of Woke, will join the discussions, Wootton writes.
The MCR decided that the print — based on a 1952 photo showing the queen in a youthful glow in a white gown and blue sash for her coronation — was “unwelcome” because the monarch represents “recent colonial history.”
The committee, undoubtedly headed by Katzman, will now investigate whether the portrait can be replaced by ‘art by or by other influential and inspiring people’.
I’m willing to bet that Meghan, California’s Duchess of Woke, will join the discussions.
Katzman defended the preposterous decision, which has sparked outrage across Britain today, saying it was “not equivalent to a statement about the Queen.”
But he added: ‘It has been removed. It was decided to leave the common area neutral. That’s what this was about. The lecture will have many images of different things, but the common area should be a space where everyone can feel welcome.’
Would this agitator despise his own country so much? I highly doubt it.
His social media profile is full of photos of him proudly flying the stars and stripes.
But that’s the real problem with this kind of identity politics, where it’s all about signaling virtues rather than facts on the ground.
The cult of awakening that is spreading like a plague across our universities aims to cancel and hide our history and heritage, instead of having rational conversations about the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The print was bought and hung by an earlier group of students and shows the Queen in a white dress and blue sash. It is based on a 1952 photograph taken by Dorothy Wilding on the occasion of her accession and coronation (pictured)
Just last month, Joleen Clarke, the deputy director of King’s College libraries, felt the need to offer a pathetic, creeping apology after sharing an innocent historical photo of Prince Philip attending college.
She wrote: ‘The photo was included as a historical reference point after his death. The inclusion of the photo was not intended to commemorate him. Feedback and subsequent conversations have made us aware of the harm this has done to members of our community, due to its history of racist and sexist comments. We’re sorry we caused this damage.’
It must be disconcerting for the 95-year-old Queen to see this university response to her legacy and that of her late husband during the twilight years of her distinguished reign.
I hope she understands that the British public is steadfast against this sort of nonsense and there is now mounting evidence that the government will also stand up to the wakeful mob trying to destroy our culture.
Mr. Katzman’s social media profile is full of photos of him proudly flying the stars and stripes
The Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, was quick to condemn the most recent decision, writing: ‘Oxford University students removing a photo of the Queen is simply absurd. She is the head of state and a symbol of what is best about the UK. During her long reign, she has worked tirelessly to promote the British values of tolerance, inclusiveness and respect around the world.”
We should also remember that Oxford students have a long history of supporting the wrong side of the argument.
In 1933 the Oxford Union debating society passed a controversial motion declaring, “This House shall by no means fight for its king and country.”
If the rest of the country had followed Oxford’s lead, Elizabeth II might never have become queen and we would still be making the Nazi salute today.
When it comes to canceling the Queen, the students – including the American leader – must once again be outright ignored.