Quick, we must rename Darwin! And Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide! By Frank de Sousa.
In Darwin’s … work, The Descent of Man, he had this to say of the various human races:
“At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace throughout the world the savage races. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked, will no doubt be exterminated. The break will then be rendered wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state as we may hope, than the Caucasian and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as at present between the negro or Australian and the gorilla.”
By “Australian”, Darwin was referring to Australian Aborigines. By any dictionary definition of the word, that qualifies as racism.
Well that offends the modern narrative! Darwin is completely unacceptable, so like Captain Cook and all the rest, he must be toppled and buried. How can we go on celebrating a racist like him, honoring him with the name of an important city?
And while we are at it:
Melbourne is named after the British Prime Minister of 1837, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne. Britain was a terrible racist country of white colonialists and imperialists, and he was their leader! Say no more.
Adelaide is named after Queen Adelaide, consort to King William IV of imperialist power Britain. Her full name was Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, and although a woman she was a strong Tory! Hardly the sort of person to celebrate.
Come to think of it, many on the left say that all whites are racist. So maybe we need to pull down all statues of whites, and rename all cities that are currently named after whites. No more celebrating these awful racists. There, solved!