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    Calling Einstein A Racist

    Eventually the knights grew hungry for the reputations of the other historic figures with American cities named after them. “Actually, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned slaves.” “Actually, Abraham Lincoln was racist.” “Sure, they were monumental figures in building and preserving our nation,” the Knights of Akshully told us. “But they weren’t as enlightened on issues of race as we are, so let’s burn their monuments to the ground.”

    Once again, it seemed there were limits to their reputational bloodlust. Surely these increasingly absurd battles would end when the Knights of Akshully saw the breadth of their domain and wept tears of joy because there were no presidents left to conquer.

    But then they came for Einstein. Al. Bert. Einstein.

    In a recent article for The New York Times, Yonette Joseph and Tiffany May discuss a recently published translation of diaries Einstein kept while on a tour of Asia in 1922. They write:

    Mr. Rosenkranz said in an email on Thursday that the book ‘provides an insight into his prejudices, opinions and attitudes on the members of foreign nations, but also on the national/ethnic groups he belonged to himself: the Jews, the Germans and the Europeans.’

    He added that it also ‘confronts us with the limits of his humanism, his intellectual elitism.’

    ‘I think a lot of comments strike us as pretty unpleasant — what he says about the Chinese in particular,’ he also told The Guardian. ‘They’re kind of in contrast to the public image of the great humanitarian icon. I think it’s quite a shock to read those and contrast them with his more public statements,’ he added.
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    Pretty sure Einstein does not give a damn what they call him.

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