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By Pete Moore On September 13th, 2020

The work of the University’s Equality & Diversity Committee and its Race Equality and Anti-Racist Sub-committee has continued over the summer.

Edinburgh University’s Student Red Guards never rest. What history have they corrected?

From the start of the new academic year the David Hume Tower will be known as 40 George Square.

David Hume. Not even he makes the cut.

Stark, staring, barking at the moon mad.


  1. Here’s an accurate assessment of this absurdity from The Daily Stormer and yet, the DS concludes that the building SHOULD be named after George Floyd !!


    You might not know who David Hume is, because your school was too busy teaching you about people like George Floyd. It is uncontroversial to say that Hume is one of the most important Scotsmen in history.


    David Hume (/hjuːm/; born David Home; 7 May 1711 NS (26 April 1711 OS) – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, librarian and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism.

    Hume influenced utilitarianism, logical positivism, the philosophy of science, early analytic philosophy, cognitive science, theology, and many other fields and thinkers. Immanuel Kant credited Hume as the inspiration who had awakened him from his “dogmatic slumbers.”

    DS – As the reader now has a basic idea of who David Hume is, we can compare him to George Floyd, who the leadership of Edinburgh University believes is a more important historical figure than Hume.

    In comparing Hume to Floyd, we certainly begin to wonder if Hume’s claim that “negroes are naturally inferior to the whites” is truly all that outrageous. I think we will absolutely find that George Floyd is inferior to David Hume.

    A@A – I suggest that the members of Edinburgh University’s Equality & Diversity Committee and its Race Equality and Anti-Racist Sub-committee are inferior to George Floyd

    George Floyd was not well known before his death. However, those who did know him would have known him as a violent criminal and an abuser of hard drugs.

    Firstly, it should be noted that George Floyd was not Scottish. He was an African-American, and spent most of his life in Houston, Texas. The first arrest that journalists have been able to dig up was in 1998, when Floyd was 25. He was arrested and jailed for aggravated robbery using a gun, and served ten months. In April of 2002, he did 30 days for criminal trespassing. In October of 2002, he was sentenced to 8 months for possession of cocaine. He was sentenced to ten months for cocaine in 2005.

    In 2009, he was sentenced to five years in prison for a 2007 robbery, where he pressed a gun against the belly of a pregnant woman, threatening to kill the unborn child, after he and another man broke into her home. Floyd searched the home for drugs and money while his accomplice watched the woman. The accomplice smashed her head with the butt of his pistol. A toddler was in the home while the robbery took place.

    It is certainly up to the people of Scotland whether they decide he is a more important figure in their history than David Hume. Sadly, however, there is no room for this type of discussion in Scotland or elsewhere in the Western world. If some Scottish person were to say, “I believe that Hume is more important to the history of Scotland than Floyd,” he would almost certainly be subjected to having his life destroyed. The media would spread rumors about how he hates the skin color of black people.

    However, though I am not Scottish, I am personally willing to say this: I think that David Hume is a more important figure in Scottish history than George Floyd, and I feel it is very sad that a great figure in Scottish history is having his legacy erased by a drug-addicted black criminal whose primary legacy before his death was threatening to shoot an unborn child through a woman’s stomach.

    But here is why the building SHOULD be named after a violent drug-addled criminal:

    Hume believed that there was a link between beauty and deformity and vice and virtue. Looked at through that lens, it is more fitting that this building be named after George Floyd than David Hume.

    Does anybody here believe that George Floyd is more important to Scottish and western philosophical development than George Floyd?

    Btw, I agree that such an ugly building should be named after George Floyd