Students at one of Oxford University’s colleges have voted to remove a portrait of the Queen from their common room.
Members of Magdalen College Middle Common Room (MCR) deemed the image a symbol of “recent colonial history”.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson branded the move as “simply absurd”.
Williamson is wrong. Of course many people have described it as absurd, but they have no idea what is going on. We live in an era when our heros, our symbols, our history and culture is under terrible, incessant attack by the radical left. It is the resurrection, with serious intent, of the Cultural Revolutions and its war on The Four Olds.
The Four Olds was a term used during the Cultural Revolution by the student-led Red Guards in the People’s Republic of China in reference to the pre-communist elements of Chinese culture they attempted to destroy. The Four Olds were: Old Ideas, Old Culture, Old Habits, and Old Customs. The campaign to destroy the Four Olds began in Beijing on August 19, 1966 (the “Red August”, during which a massacre also took place in Beijing), shortly after the launch of the Cultural Revolution.
Every fallen statue, every portrait removed, every person canelled, every idea attacked, every reputation ruined, every book and show removed, is from the Cultural Revolution playbook. Every attack on our past and what we cherish most has the violent Marxist-Leninist wellspring. Of course the young don’t know what they have been induced to do, The young know nothing. All terrorist and radical left movements take advantage of useful idiots. But this is exactly what we are seeing.
The Tories have no idea what’s going on either. Williamson is proof of that.