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Sometimes you gotta fight fire with fire, and so conservatives annoyed by the left’s movement to topple historical statues have decided to temporarily adopt the same strategy but aim their grievances at the left’s beloved institutions instead.

Take Yale University, a 319-year-old left-wing Ivy League institution that, according to renowned conservative commentator Ann Coulter, deserves to be canceled, pronto.

In a column published last Wednesday, she argued in favor of “a bill withholding all federal funds from Yale University until it changes its name” because “[t]he school’s namesake, Elihu Yale, was not only a slave owner, but a slave trader.”

“Quite a dilemma for the little snots who attend and teach there! It will be tremendously damaging to their brand. After all, true sublimity for a Social Justice Warrior is virtue signaling and advertising their high SAT scores at the same time,” she sarcastically added.

While clearly meant as a joke designed to highlight the irrationality and idiocy of the modern illiberal left, the idea of canceling Yale quickly picked up steam Saturday thanks to former Arizona congressional candidate Jesse Kelly.


And thus began the #CancelYale hashtag.

As of Sunday morning, the hashtag had gone uber-viral among — hilariously enough — both conservatives and liberals alike, with conservatives tweeting it to make a point about the left’s irrationality, and some liberals tweeting it because they’re that genuinely irrational.

Here are some of the more notable conservative responses:

There are hundreds, if not thousands, more just like this.

But as noted earlier, some left-wingers actually agreed with the call to #CancelYale, thus proving that at least they’re consistent in their irrational beliefs.

Here are some examples (*Language warning):

Irrationality department on line one …

Some who observed the phenomenon found it fascinating:

Was it, though? Or was it more-so telling of how deep into cancel culture that the left has fallen?

The left’s fallen so deep into the pit of cancel culture that a black school principal who once worked for Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition is reportedly currently being targeted for having simply told her students to not riot or loot during the George Floyd “protests” earlier this month.

“Several students told the Tribune they were offended by statements [principal Joyce] Kenner made in a video address about unrest sparked by George Floyd’s killing, in which she asked that if students do protest, they not participate in violence or looting, and said the way to seek change is to get a degree and get a ‘seat at the table,'” the Chicago Tribune reported about a week ago.


Instead of a #CancelYale hashtag, perhaps what America needs is a #CancelCancelCulture hashtag …

Vivek Saxena


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