• Steve W.

    It’s amazing how many otherwise sensible people have lost their minds over this issue. I wondered if this insanity would make its way into Orange County.

    Prushan wants to re-name a school because it’s “believed” the namesake was a KKK member at a brief time when such membership was widespread.

    George Washington owned many slaves. I guess we’ll have to re-name the nation’s capital and the State of Washington, just for starters.

    America gets its name from explorer Amerigo Vespucci, who enslaved dozens of natives in the New World. I’m sure Mr. Prushan will support dropping “of America” from our country’s name.

    When will these people snap out of it?

  • Rivett

    “Based on archival records at the Anaheim Heritage Library, Mr. Fanning is also believed to have been a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Upon further research, it is an undisputed fact that the Klan was a major presence in Northern Orange County in the early part of the last century, with Anaheim, Brea, Fullerton, and La Habra being hotbeds for Klan activity and support.”

    Some dangerously obvious conflating going on here. He is “believed” to have been a KKK member, but the only part of the story which is undisputed is that the KKK existed. Hm.

    “it’s no stretch to say that many Breans have experienced the sting of religious intolerance, bigotry, sexism, and racism firsthand.”

    Oh that’s a sad story. So what. It’s the other stuff that’s a stretch. You don’t even claim that Fanning has been proven to have been a Klansman, or that being one would have been out of step with anything at the time, or that a bunch of kids who couldn’t tell you who Jerry Brown is have been injured by the mere act of seeing or hearing the name of some obscure local dude from a century ago. How much history do you reckon needs to be erased so people can feel sufficiently good about themselves? I know some guys from Palmyra or Bamiyan who can probably jackhammer the sign for you, it’s always good to shop around.

    • verifiedsane

      Why let the facts get in the way of taking a black out marker to history…The Left has an agenda to rewrite history to go along with it’s power grab…This is how socialist and communist take overs begin and work..