The University of Washington's student senate has refused a memorial in honor of alumnus Gregory "Pappy" Boyington. Boyington, recipient of the Navy Cross, tied the record for the most enemy aircraft destroyed by an American pilot during WWII. He was also shot down and spent 20 months in a Japanese POW camp.
A student senator said of one of World War II's greatest heroes that she didn't think "a member of the Marine Corps was an example of the sort of person UW wanted to produce."
Another student objected that the university already honored "rich white men," ignoring that Boyington did not grow up as a rich white man, and ignoring the complete lack of connection between financial background and military heroism.
Yet another student amended a resolution honoring Boyington to eliminate his war record, because he didn't want to honor Boyington "killing others."
These students are apparently so oblivious of world history that they don't recognize that without brave men like Pappy Boyington risking their lives and "killing others," the students wouldn't have the freedom today to say such asinine, idiotic, stupid things.
Yes, my blood is boiling. Sometimes there just...aren't...words.
Wednesday Update: Michelle Malkin has a post up on this story today.