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The Cowards Of The Collegiate Left: Ignorant & Entitled
In the aftermath of the Hamas terror attack on Israel last weekend, the Leftist university population protested in support of Hamas. Student groups at Arizona State University and Indiana University took to their school's commons, sometimes violently, to support the terrorist attacks. And, an organization calling itself the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Groups (HPSG) issued a letter that saw a former Harvard president condemning the total of that organization.
In the HPSG statement, the students wrote:
"We, the undersigned student organizations, hold the Israeli regime entirely responsible for all unfolding violence…Today’s events did not occur in a vacuum…Israeli officials promise to ‘open the gates of hell,’ and the massacres in Gaza have already commenced…In the coming days, Palestinians will be forced to bear the full brunt of Israel’s violence."
The statement by these enjoined organizations – almost purely comprised of elitist and arrogant college-aged students, is overwhelmingly kneejerk and ignorantly emotional; based on a conditioned bias cultivated by a one-sided narrative propagandized to them by pro-globalist and pro-Palestinian special interest groups.
History – or at least an accurate recollection of transformative history – would suggest that today’s students of Western colleges and universities have been successfully manipulated into playing the role of “useful idiots.”
Yes, Virginia, There Are Consequences For Stupid Actions
But there is – finally – a bit of pushback to the ignorance so prevalent on Western college and university campuses. There are – finally – some consequences for the uneducated, elitist, inexperienced, misinformed “activists” of the faux academic class.
In response to HPSG’s letter, former Harvard President and Obama administration official Larry Summers said he has never been as “disillusioned and alienated” toward the institution as he is now, that he is “sickened” by the student groups’ statement and “cannot fathom” the Harvard administration’s “failure to disassociate the University and condemn this statement.”
Harvard alum Bill Ackman, a hedge fund billionaire, publicly stated that a number of CEOs in his sphere were actively seeking the names of the campus leaders who signed the statement – many doing so without the full support of the members of their individual groups – “so as to ensure that none of us inadvertently hire any of their members.”
Ackman, announcing the ipso facto blacklist, went on to say students who defend “inconceivably despicable acts” against civilians should “not be able to hide behind a corporate shield.”
And, as Greg Piper wrote at JustTheNews.com:
“Famed Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz [said] Thursday that he has ‘started a campaign to publish the name of every single student anywhere, in any university who signed those petitions.’
“Students who claim they signed the statement because they didn’t read it first aren’t helping themselves, Dershowitz said. ‘Would you hire, as your lawyer, somebody who signed petitions, or signed documents that he didn’t read?’ Students signed it without reading because the prevailing view on campus is ‘if it’s against the Jews, it must be right.’
“[And] former Stanford Review editor Max Meyer created his own list of ‘Hitlerite college radicals’ who are ‘rapidly deleting their online presences’ to avoid professional consequences…”
This unexpected pushback, an effort to exact a price for the students' impulsive, ignorant, bloodlust support of the Hamas barbarians, comes after verified reports of Hamas terrorists indiscriminately raping and killing Israeli women and decapitating and immolating Israeli infants and children, all horrific acts that transgress the Geneva Conventions.
But Wait…There’s More
This doesn’t end with the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Take any hot-button issue and the colleges are awash in vocal and often violent protests almost exclusively – and ignorantly – coming down on the side of the neo-fascist (and not coincidentally anti-Semitic) New World Order.
And why should we be surprised? Our elementary and high schools are not teaching the fundamentals of critical thinking. Our student scores have plummeted in math, science, and history over the last two decades – at least – in difference to social justice and special interest subject indoctrination.
Grade schoolers are not prepared for high school and high schoolers are not prepared for college. In fact, anywhere from 40 percent to 60 percent of first-year college students in the United States require remediation in English, math, or both. First-year college students, on average, have logged very little time consuming the classics in literature, civics, and US and world history; subjects that would give them at least an elementary understanding of the special interest subject matter with which they claim to be so concerned.
Which brings me to my point. Why is our mainstream society allowing college and university administrators to take a knee to uninformed, under-educated, entitled, emotional misfits on issues that require at least a working knowledge of civics, science (both physical and political), and history (to include contemporary)?
To that end, why do we allow them even to consider capitulating to “demands” made by any student organization on any issue that doesn’t concern classroom academics? Why aren’t special interest groups that support violence or violent actions expelled from campus instead of coddled and facilitated?
Without a doubt, there will be those, so brainwashed by the aggressive woke ideology, who accuse the rational among us of hypocrisy, identifying us as practicing “cancel culture” tactics.
But, as former Trump education official Adam Kissel posted on X:
“Firing people who openly praise the barbaric terrorism of Hamas looks like ‘cancel culture,’ but it’s not. Here’s why.
“Companies have always reserved and exercised the right to preserve their brand and values, and to fire based on ethics. Sometimes they do so correctly, sometimes incorrectly. On the wrong side of the line is punishing ‘microaggressions' – responding to made-up or minor controversies ginned up by cancel mobs enforcing an orthodoxy on matters of reasonable disagreement. Firing people over trivia is wrong, no matter how loudly critics say that words are ‘violence’ or that words commit the unforgivable sin of erasing an identity. Such radical arguments are often insincere and fundamentally unreasonable. Companies shouldn’t fall for, or fire for, such reasons.
“On the right side of the line are truly major transgressions, like supporting atrocities by Hamas. That’s unconscionable. It’s a fireable offense. It shows a level of moral irresponsibility a company shouldn’t tolerate. A college should not punish even unconscionable positions. Listen and educate. But a company has a different mission. It can and should fire those who with reprehensible positions.
“The trouble is that radicals have restated normal positions and reasonable disagreements as reprehensible. They are wrong. Reasonable people know what’s reprehensible—terror from Hamas, clearly. “Misgendering,” nope.
“Reasonableness is not up for grabs at the extremes. There are a lot of close cases, and companies should err by leaving people alone. But microaggression firings are clearly unreasonable, Hamas-support firings clearly reasonable. So, don’t get distracted by the charge that firing open supporters of Hamas terrorism is ‘cancel culture.’ To the contrary, doing so is a moral responsibility”
It’s A Continuation Of The Fifth Column March
The answer to why our college and university campuses are filled with marching ignoramuses is, of course, that the administrators and faculties of our colleges and universities are more devoted to the Herbert Marcuse-inspired counter-culture than they are to actual education, the instilling of honest critical thinking skills, and the preservation of liberty and freedom.
Still, someone needs to explain to me why we should give a damn what whiny, entitled, under-educated college “students” have to say about anything. Honestly, I thought you went to school to learn, not to preach to society like you are intellectually omnipotent.
So, here’s an idea. How about college students go to class, speak less, and listen more instead of marching and parroting the disingenuous transformative narratives that Marxist-sympathizing radicals constantly stuff down their throats like ducks being prepped to become foie gras?
Wouldn’t it be to their benefit – and the world’s – for them to take the opportunity of youth to become autodidacts rather than meme-reposting, useful idiot automatons?
Then, that thought is based on rational critical thinking. And to the loudmouths on campus that’s the wrong kind of “critical theory.”
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