Astronomers Want to Obliterate “Violent Colonialist” Magellan’s Clouds

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Astronomers call for large and small Magellanic Clouds to be renamed because their namesake allegedly “has a violent colonialist legacy.” They’re talking about the 16th-century Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. He is said to have discovered the clouds during the world’s first circumnavigation.

These lunatic leftists are taking people out of their time period and making them into something they wouldn’t be today.

ESO’s Very Large Telescope has captured a detailed view of a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud — one of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies. This sharp image reveals two glowing clouds of gas.

Wokes make everything about race. They want to divide us with this insanity, or they’re just telegraphing how special they are. Thee BS colonialist garbage is also woke Marxism.

The dwarf galaxies, visible to the naked eye from the Southern Hemisphere, have been known for more than 1,000 years after being spotted by indigenous peoples across South America, Australia, and Africa but were rediscovered by Magellan and put into the history books from the early 1500s-on.

Woke Professor de los Reyes said she and “a coalition of astronomers” were calling for the scientific community to rename the clouds, “as well as other astronomical objects, institutions, and facilities that bear his name.”

“Professor de los Reyes claims the explorer had murdered, enslaved, and burned the homes of indigenous people during his circumnavigation while also placing iron manacles on the “youngest and best-proportioned men” in what is now Argentina.

Maybe it’s true, maybe not. She needs to get a life. It was between 1519 and 1522, and we can’t exactly know what happened.

She suggests names like “meridional” or “Milky.”

Of the Magellanic Clouds, Professor de los Reyes added “The beauty of these starry objects is clouded by their names.”

She suggested changing the “m” in LMC and SMC from Magellan to something like “meridional,” which means “of or related to the Southern Hemisphere.”

Another alternative, the professor added, would be to use “Milky” because of the clouds’ association with the Milky Way.

Not everyone agrees that exuberant virtue signalers should change the dwarf galaxies’ names.

Several X users criticized the plea and called it “#woke astronomy.”

Bob Blackman, Conservative MP for Harrow East, also said it was “absolute nonsense” to call for the galaxies to be renamed.

“We can all look back on various different people’s involvement in the slave trade, but the reality is that if you’re going to start renaming everything that involved everyone from the slave trade you won’t have many left,” he told the Telegraph.

Yet, that is what Wokes plan to do.


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