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“I don’t think we should be tolerating conservative views because that dominant culture embeds these deep inequalities in our society.”

The open-mindedness of a modern ivy league college student: “I don’t think we should be tolerating conservative views because that dominant culture embeds these deep inequalities in our society.”

Nor is this one student alone. She is typical of the bigoted, hateful leftwing mindset in the academic community, where tolerance is defined by how much you can censor and silence any opposing points of view.

Posted from Garden City, New York. I now shutting down and heading to the airport to fly to Israel. I expect that I will be out of touch with the internet until Sunday, at the soonest.

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  • Phil Berardelli

    Safe trip and happy landings, Bob.

  • joe

    Maybe the conservatives should read the play book of the socialists left and start infiltrating traditionally leftists establisments like the arts and education, should only take 90 or so years, this young lady displays only indoctrination from education, is not open for discussion,(the sience is settled) without a discussion, there is only tyranny.

  • Cotour

    There is a fundamental problem related to combating this kind of thought process, the existence of former “Conservative” and “Republican” politicians and administrations. And the more reasonable alternative still appears to be this liberal / socialist model. It just feels better and easier to those who do not really understand the dangers of allowing ones self to think that there is a “better” choice when you choose who to support in your politics. It must be understood that they ALL are your freedoms enemy.

    All of the previous presidents / administrations are the enemy’s of the peoples freedoms. There is only one president that rises above all of the rest and in my estimation that one president is George Washington. And when you analyze the past 4 or 5 administrations, beginning with Reagan (yes I said Reagan!) you find that both party’s have abandoned the Constitution, sound business practices, sound monetary policy, sound foreign policy and the proper exercize of benevolent power apparently for a perverted monopolistic form of multinational American capitalism.

    And this particular administration stands at the apex of that list with an apparent determination to finish off the Constitution in our time as evidenced by the latest atrocity proposed by having FCC monitor, interview and lord over the news rooms of our country. If you think that the people who dole out the licenses that allow a business to exist and function will not instill fear in those news rooms to not offend them you will need to have your head examined. To say nothing about the curbing of free speech. But we must also recognize that there are huge corporations that write the checks that support the administrations. The logic would indicate that there is a desire for the government to do what they are doing with the full support of the people who run said corporations.

    Is our government capable of ANYTHING to accomplish this agenda, overtly or covertly?
    (remember the country is not the government, the people of America is the country. Or, that is the theory.)

    Please suggest an answer.

  • Orion314

    The very definition of FACISM….btw, While I agree with your views of George Washington, I could certainly handle a Thomas Jefferson as a substitute….

  • wodun

    “that dominant culture embeds these deep inequalities in our society.”

    Again this ugly myth rears its head. PA has been voting for Democrat presidential candidates for a long time. (Although they have had a fair number of Republican Governors.) There is some serious cognitive dissonance in claiming to be the underdog fighting against “the man” when your party has been “the man” for much of the last century. I get this a lot from my friends in bluest of blue states Washington. They claim to be rebels but vote for the party that has been in control their entire lives.

    Republicans were out of power in congress for a long time before becoming more competitive in the 80’s and 90’s. The last time they held both houses, prior to gaining control of both houses in the mid-90’s, was in 1955.

    Also, this young lady is trying to shift the burden of guilt of the Democrat party’s past actions onto their political opponents. If she really wants to address historical grievances, she should take a hard look at her own party and how their actions today mirror the past so closely.

  • Cotour

    A short list, a very short list to be sure.

    Few men have the intellect, wisdom, perspective and self control to live the life.

  • Samsa

    I am absolutely appalled every time that I see these liberals talk like this. What kind of school would give her a degree for preaching such intolerance? She should not be allowed to graduate with opinions like that.

  • Chris Kirkendall

    This particular comment just floored me: “If our university community opposes racism, sexism and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals simply in the name of ‘academic freedom’?”

    Uh, “put up with” research that counters their goals?? In other words, we don’t want any d@mn actual EVIDENCE or Science that disproves our cherished beliefs. This is the kind of mindless doctrine you’d expect to find in the dark ages, when presenting actual evidence the Earth revolves around the Sun was grounds for execution. I can barely believe I’m reading this in 2014…

    Godspeed & have a great – and SAFE – trip, Bob ! !

  • PeterF

    Washington answered the age old question, “If you could be King for a day, what would you do?” with the only acceptable answer, “No thank you”.
    I wonder how long the current occupant’s list would be?.

  • Pzatchok

    The bad thing is their doctrines rarely have any real physical evidence backing them up.

    They hate it when real evidence is brought up. They have no counters except feelings and hopes.

    Dreams are the hardest things to let go.
    They dream of a day when….(fill in the blank).
    Think they are so close to that day now that they are getting a bit desperate. Shutting down opposition and evidence is the last act before giving up the dream.

    Its the act of a child. One who refuses to face facts, history or evidence.

  • Samsa

    Why is this child allowed to speak at all?! Why is she not thrown out of school? Liberals!

  • Cotour

    “Let” her speak, and also let her ideas be tested in the real world. How else can she lean? The problem becomes when a time comes that these ideas are installed un discussed and untested based in real knowledge and not idealism. Havoc is the only thing that can come of it.

    Who is it that “lets” her speak? Be careful not to become what it is that you say you despise.

  • Cotour

    And now the open mined Liberals among us attack the supposed sexual predilections of the founding fathers. This is the continuing attack on the validity of the Constitution. Call them names, names that they triumphantly say today is what should be now considered “normal”.

    How low is too low? They know no limit in order to accomplish their goals. The Constitution in their opinion is the tool of its own destruction, they despise it, but what would they replace it with? Slavery! Something else that they supposedly are outraged by but strangely are on the road to installing a new and improved version of..

  • Edward

    Joe, you misspelled a word. Did you mean “the silence is settled”? As in silencing right-leaning, contrary views? ;-)

  • Edward

    “One could easily dismiss these students as part of that long and glorious American tradition of smart young people saying stupid things.”

    No, I can’t.

    I have been hearing this kind of talk since the early 1980s. I don’t know how much earlier it started, but the left-leaning (or are they already horizontal) students at Berkeley were shutting up and shouting down the right for over three decades. It was at Berkeley that shouting down seems to have started, with the disruption of Gene Kirkpatrick’s speech on that campus. They didn’t like her views, so she had to be silenced.

    “We have the answers to the big questions, so why keep pretending there’s anything left to discuss?”

    E.G. Keynesian Economics. The left “knows” that it works, they just haven’t applied enough of it yet. That is why after nearly bankrupting America with Obama’s failed stimulus program, there are *still* calls to do more stimulus. It is also why they have declared “the debate is over” on several topics (e.g. global warming, which became climate change when the debate raged on anyway; or Hillarycare in the 1990s, which failed to become law because the debate raged on anyway). It is also why they declare that there is a concensus, such as on global warming. They “know” the solution to these “problems,” so they have to silence any opposition to those supposed solutions.

    In the past, several countries have created laws and punishments so that opinions contrary to the government’s rule could not be expressed. How un-American.

    They have to shut down contrary viewpoints because their views are too fragile to withstand scrutiny. (5 minutes; Andrew Klavan: “Shut Up.”)
    “So now, the left is in charge of America and ‘shut up’ is on the march.”

    “Whatever you do, don’t shut up.”

  • Joe

    Sorry, the word I misspelled was science, From the global warming debate, but what you wrote could also apply, conservatives should also not be heard.

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