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November 16, 2015

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Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

[RESPONSE] "Why don't you fuck off, you racist..."

Of course, the reply will be that by definition they can't be racist, because they don't have power. This even though the administration is backing them up, and not the respondents.

David

the reply will be that by definition they can’t be racist, because they don’t have power. This even though the administration is backing them up, and not the respondents.

It’s an ideology, a worldview, that appeals to people who don’t mind lying. And indeed enjoy it.

mojo


https://youtu.be/kbyw5pPhHmM?t=1201

David

Clown Quarter update.

At Princeton - more impunity demanded, and granted:

Students request all potential disciplinary actions in light of protests be dropped… Vice President Calhoun said that no names of protesters had been taken down, and that no disciplinary action will be taken as long as protesters leave the building. He did not specify when the would need to leave the building.

And at Smith College... Don’t you dare report any unflattering activity:

Campus protesters at Smith College banned reporters from covering a 12-hour sit-in on Wednesday unless they explicitly agreed to cover the protests favourably… “By taking a neutral stance, journalists and media are being complacent in our fight.”

The intellectuals of tomorrow.

David

And in other utterly shocking news…

Student who posted “I’m going to shoot every black person I can on campus” is…

Wait for it.

black.

Why, it’s almost as if faking “hate crimes” were very much in fashion.

Dr Cromarty

More college racism hoax japes

http://www.weaselzippers.us/240821-another-college-hoax-person-who-posted-im-going-to-shoot-every-black-person-i-can-on-campus-was-black-student/

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Gangster hat.

David

Gangster hat.

The Patriarchy trembles.

David

Inge-Lisa Ameer, seen above applauding racist thugs and hailing their thuggery as “a wonderful, beautiful thing,” offers an apology, albeit belatedly and under pressure:

In one of the meetings, I said something completely off-base regarding Americans with conservative political views. To my discredit, I suggested they are not nice people. For this, I offer an unequivocal apology. Part of my job is to listen to every student. Through listening, I now know that not everyone agreed with the tactics deployed by those protesting. The vice provost for student affairs is here to support all students. I reiterate my offer to meet with any student at any time.

Despite her gushing endorsement of overtly racist intimidation, Ms Ameer is still the vice provost for student affairs. Apparently, non-leftist students are expected to believe that her apology is sincere, and not merely a result of being caught on camera, and that her earlier comments weren’t.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Gangster hat.

No, gangster hat in this context is "gangsta" and refers to any blocked, high crown, flat billed baseball cap with sportsball team, drug related, city related (e.g. "Compton") or other logo like these, worn with the bill pointed any direction other than forward, with all tags and labels still affixed, often under a hoodie, or over a doorag or bandana.

For a white honkey cracker of the Caucasian persuasion to wear one of these is cultural appropriation, completely disregarding that baseball and caps were the invention of Abner Doubleday, noted person of pallor.

Mags

Through listening, I now know that not everyone agreed with the tactics deployed by those protesting.

It didn't occur to her before...? Harassing people, shoving women, screaming racist abuse - she thought that was okay?

Despite her gushing endorsement of overtly racist intimidation, Ms Ameer is still the vice provost for student affairs.

Of course she is. Does any lefty ever get fired for this shit?

David

worn with the bill pointed any direction other than forward, with all tags and labels still affixed, often under a hoodie, or over a doorag or bandana.

I’m just thrilled to discover that my readers are so switched on to the subtleties of youth fashion.

Keep it real, people. *fist bump*

Hedgehog

completely disregarding that baseball and caps were the invention of Abner Doubleday, noted person of pallor

Well, yes, most inventions are indeed the work of some person of pallor, usually cis-male (am I using the prefix cis correctly? I get confused with new-fangled stuff). I think that the attitude that is prevalent in these protesters is, to a not insignificant degree, related to the fact that deep down they realize they are indeed out of place, not mentally equipped to deal with the civilization around them. You'll note that very few of the protesters if any are STEM students. This is not solely due to the fact that STEM students are nerds (which they are. Ask me how I know), it's also related to the fact that said STEM students look at the world around them and figure that, yes, they understand it, they can contribute to it, and they have a sense of ownership about it. Whereas the protesters do not, and like the Vandals in Ancient Rome, can only think of destroying this symbol of the others' superiority that has for inexplicable reasons fallen into their hands.

David

STEM students also tend to have IQs significantly higher than those taking Pretentious Grievance Studies.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I’m just thrilled to discover that my readers are so switched on to the subtleties of youth fashion.

Indeed, veritable slaves to fashion so as to identify to which tribe an individual might belong.

For example, an unstructured cap with curved bill, all tags and labels removed, with a sportsball or similar logo, worn with the bill forward generally indicates a normal American, if it is in camo and/or has an agricultural label, it might indicate a normal rural American, or someone pretending to be. Someone who wears an "operators cap" will generally bore you to death with tales of being a Navy SEAL Space Shuttle Door Gunner. You weren't there, man. There is also the "truckers cap" with a high structured front and mesh back which used to be associated with, oddly enough, truckers, but then came to be associated with guys with two first names and a beat up Camaro, but now have been co-opted by hipster douchebags, ironically, of course. There are also "golf visors", but people who wear these should be shunned as if a leper.

Obviously these are generalizations and there can be overlap (e.g., a sportsball trucker cap worn gangster style), but this is none the less a quick field guide as to whom you might find under a bad lid.

David

For example...

I think I’m experiencing personal growth.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I think I’m experiencing personal growth.

If you are ever in the States, you'll thank me...

Gregoryno6

Tim T - 'Don't ever be the first to stop applauding.'
The results could be worse than you imagine.

WTP

Don't get too comfortable there, Hedgehog. The STEM students are slowly falling in line. The Norks do have the bomb, you know. It can happen here, over a long enough time.

Min

"40% of millennials say government should be able to limit speech offensive to minorities."

https://twitter.com/crampell/status/667797152828162048

David

In my forty-plus years at Harvard, which included some “challenging times,” I don’t recall any student protest activity that was in effect endorsed by the administration in a communication sent to the entire faculty.

Until now.

Braqueish

OK, I admit it. I have unashamedly lurked for many hours. I have also committed my very own widow's mite into your bottomless tip jar.

I love your blog. I think that the memes, tropes, themes, and bollocks that you remorselessly expose to the light of human jocularity are ancient tat which should have died in the mid-eighties, but, like zombies (sans bizarre political commentary) linger. This nonsense was exposed thirty years ago as middle-class posturing, but somehow lives on and gains extraordinary power in the heart of academia -- right across the industrialised world.

When I was an idealistic youngster I crucified myself (and my marriage) upon the altar of "all men, however gentle and unassuming, are rapists". You might struggle to believe this, but the Socialist Workers Party (of all things) found the escape pod from this batshit hell by declaiming suddenly and entirely unexpectedly that "MEN DO NOT BENEFIT FROM WOMENS' OPPRESSION". What a relief. Sadly, the SWP is now a Jihadist cheerleader and favours (against all Marxist and Engelian [is that a word?] doctrine) de-industrialisation.

The assertion of righteousness based upon imagined "oppression" is by no means a new phenomenon. White "revolutionaries" were shamed into submission by black activists as far back as 1978. As were white feminists.

Where I would (humbly) disagree with you is in the notion that the systematic neoconservative military interventions into the hideous Ba'athist Stalinist Pan-Arabist dictatorships has actually helped anyone. While I agree wholeheartedly that those regimes where hideous and ghastly, I can't concur that anything subsequent is in any way better.

Anyway, despite my reservations, please keep up the good work.

Hedgehog

Don't get too comfortable there, Hedgehog.

I'm not comfortable at all, with any of it. I was born in Germany not too long after the end of the Second World War. The willingness of scientists and engineers to put their ability at the service of evil ideologies is something on which I have reflected at some length, and I do fear that some of the STEM students who are currently not participating in these protests will at some point be co-opted by the masses in movement. My point was a different one. Stuart Taylor Jr. makes it cogently here:

http://spectator.org/articles/64739/little-understood-engine-campus-unrest-racial-admissions-preferences

If I were smarter about the technological aspects of this I'd also link you to Stuart Taylor and Richard Sander's book, but since I don't know how to make sure that the link gets you to amazon through the required gateway to provide the appropriate toll payment to our host I'll just leave you with the name of the book:

"Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It"

The Lurker on the Threshold

...around wearing hats and headphones -- not, I would have thought, great when studying, but I am old-fashioned

You are old-fashioned I'm afraid. University libraries tend to be rather noisy places now, even the quiet areas, so having something to dull the ambient din is actually rather useful.

..until you realise that these creatures will leave university expecting to occupy positions of influence.

What's more worrying is that some of them will probably manage it too.

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