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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Tipping Point?

To this we have come....

But not all that surprising when we consider some of Wellesley's alumnae who entered government and public service.  That particular list includes Hillary Clinton.

We also read that Charlotte Anita Whitney is an alumna of Wellesley. She was an early Communist Labor Party of America and Communist Party USA organizer in California. She was named the national chairwoman of the Communist Party in 1936.

From Wellesley College Students: ‘Hostility’ Is Warranted Against People Who Say Anything Offensive:
... The student editors say it’s fine to suppress and deny people the right to speak their minds if their thoughts offend others.

“We have all said problematic claims,” the editorial reads. “Luckily most of us have been taught by our peers and mentors at Wellesley in a productive way.”

If that doesn’t sound like it was ripped from a dystopian novel, what comes next is truly Orwellian: “If people are given the resources to learn and either continue to speak hate speech or refuse to adapt their beliefs, then hostility may be warranted.” In other words, if you say things some people find offensive, then there will be physical consequences.

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This weird interpretation of free speech — that saying offensive or politically incorrect things deprives others of rights — is not exclusive to the faculty. Here’s how the student editorial staff describes the objective of free speech: “The spirit of free speech is to protect the suppressed, not a free-for-all where anything is acceptable, no matter how hateful and damaging.”...
Read the rest HERE.

Parents, beware when you send your children off to college! Our institutions have become bastions of the suppression and extermination of any and all ideas not in accordance with Leftism.

Related reading: Radical Professor Arrested for Anarchist ‘Bike Lock’ Assault at Berkeley. Brief excerpt:
...[T]hree separate victims...were injured by an attacker suspected to be Eric Clanton. In all three cases, the victims were struck in the head or neck with a bike lock.
Read the rest HERE.

23 comments:

  1. Surreal.
    A generation that feared 1984 and now embraces it.
    Fascism. Liberal Fascim.

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  2. Parents are crazy to send their kids to one of those indoctrination centers.

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    1. SF,
      Yet, parents do send their kids to one of those indoctrination centers. Today, most institutions of "higher learning" are such centers. And the community colleges? The required English courses (and certain electives such as psychology) are drenched in victimology: race, gender, etc. Many of my homeschooled students go to community colleges to get credits at a bargain price and are stunned by the constant drumbeat of victimology.

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    2. Thankfully, this contagion has not yet seized our public schools, community college or state university here in our Southern Colorado rightwing redoubt.

      our kiddos' experiences have been blessedly free of this nonsense.

      Sonnyboy drove his vehicle to campus everyday with a Trump bumper sticker and experienced not a single act of hostility or vandalism (he is kinda tall and grungy looking). That would be a major trigging event on many campuses, causing alarms and a lockdown...

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    3. SF,
      Sonnyboy drove his vehicle to campus everyday with a Trump bumper sticker and experienced not a single act of hostility or vandalism

      I can't say that the same would happen here in Northern Virginia.

      That said, I have seen a few houses plastered with signs of Trump support, and I haven't heard any reports of vandalism.

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    4. @SF,

      "here in our Southern Colorado rightwing redoubt.
      our kiddos' experiences have been blessedly free of this nonsense."

      WOW! It's good to hear that there is someplace [remaining] in our state that's livable for normal folks. I don't suppose you would share with me, exactly, where that is, would you?

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    5. We live in the Springs.

      South of Denver, a common refrain is, "Half the state lives in Denver, and the rest of us are glad they do."

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    6. SF,
      Something similar here, too:

      "There's Virginia. Then there's Northern Virginia."

      Many in other parts of Virginia don't consider Northern Virginians real Virginians.

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  3. The rabid, extremist left is taking over liberalism.

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  4. Not surprised anymore....snowflake extremism. People bleat until they have an aneurism over terrorism.....but our Republic [what's left of it] will fall from within.

    - CI

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    1. CI,
      snowflake extremism

      A good term to describe this nonsense.

      Albeit it is nonsense, it continues to grow.

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  5. sadly, I doubt all these kids turned into little snowflakes when they landed in college. It started long before. In our churches, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Grade School,.... it's everywhere.

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    1. Bunkerville,
      Accurate points.

      I've never seen so many thin-skinned people!

      I first noticed whiners proliferating in high-end McLean, Virginia, back in the last 1980's. My cousin was a barber in one of the high-end hairstyle places there, and he'd come home every night to tell us about THE WHINERS.

      As I think back, I was first confronted by thin-skinned parents in the early 1980's or mid-1980's: with the self-esteem meme. "Don't correct or reprimand Little Johnny. We don't want to damage his self-esteem" and "Little Johnny failed his spelling test because he has a poor self-image." I worked in a private school, so we managed to squash that nonsense in our classrooms.

      Those same "delicate" children of the early 1980's and mid-1980's arenow parents -- many them parents of today's college-age kids, who are themselves "fragile little snowflakes."

      A vicious circle!

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    2. Kipnis's address did take place as scheduled. I notice that the article doesn't feel that's relevant.

      Rather it gets into a lather because a small number of professors exercised the free speech the right seems so concerned about.

      Yeah, it's everywhere. That's why a cheap fringe right grifter is president.

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    3. President Trump? Fringe right? He's a New York Democrat who gave money to the Clintons, you mallet head!

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    4. Bunkerville nailed it BUT AOW's TOTALLY right that our schools are the final nail in America's coffin.

      What's always bothered me is how leftwing profs influence, indoctrinate (ask a cons. college kid and they'll tell you they echo the profs on papers, etc., so they can get a good grade, etc...they don't dare show conservatism) but the conservative teachers keep their opinions to themselves because they don't feel it's proper.
      Damn them for their integrity. We're losing free speech in a country built on it.

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    5. Don Ricketts: Yes "fringe right"...the term always makes me laugh because it's meant as a slam, but I wish there was a FRINGE LEFT because I refuse to believe everyone on some spectrum of the Left is as far left as we're seeing, cheering on self-avowed socialists like some of the MSNBC people, etc.

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  6. What these stinking Feces-Packed Rectums don't seem able to realize is that RUDENESS, INTOLERANCE and TYRANNICAL IMPULSES always parade on a TWO-WAY STREET.

    "What goes around comes around."

    "Turnabout's fair play."

    "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction."


    Keep calling ME a Son-of-a-Bitch, and one of these days, I'm going to throw you down, kick your teeth down your throat, and punch your lights out –– and I mean O-U-T as in kaput –– GONE.

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  7. II Peter 2,
    9. The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
    10. But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government.



    Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
    11. Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
    12. But these, as natural brute beast, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
    13. And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the daytime. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;

    14. Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: a heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
    and
    19. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

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  8. Education must be taken back as step one.

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    1. Kid,
      I agree. But that's very difficult to do because of all the required courses for teachers. I'm sure that I don't have to tell you what those courses are like.

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  9. Liberal institutions straightway cease being liberal the moment they are soundly established: Once this is attained, no more grievous and more thorough enemies of freedom exist than liberal institutions. - Nietzsche

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