Cecil Rhodes Oxford

Never mind Rhodes – it’s the cult of the victim that must fall

Rhodes Must Fall, the gang of spoilt Oxford brats who want a statue of the colonialist Cecil Rhodes removed from Oriel College, is being chalked up as another outburst of campus craziness. The media are having a field day mocking the hypocrisies and idiocies of the Rhodes-fearing students, one of whom is a Rhodes scholar — so he’ll take Rhodes’ cash but doesn’t want to look at his likeness — and all of whom describe walking past the statue as ‘an act of violence’. At the end of a year in which students have complained that doing yoga is ‘cultural appropriation’ and reading The Great Gatsby can trigger PTSD, Rhodes Must Fall is being viewed as the latest loopy pursuit of bookish youth who inhabit a different moral universe to the rest of us.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Dear Snowflakes :

    Much of what the future holds for us all is BEYOND offensive and may even be considered downright appalling. In the event that you are not up to it, please consider swallowing the contents of this small bottle of “Snowflake Melter”. It tastes yummy and you won’t feel a thing, my precious.

  • Alain

    I wager everything I own that the so-called scholar would never qualify as a true scholar; I smell affirmative action or whatever they call it at play.

  • simus1

    Little brain dead puppets following their orders to the letter.

  • disqusW6sf

    Part of the problem their parents didn’t teach this generation to respect or fear their elders.