We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Even without the sports boycott tool, however, the takeover of the college campus by racial hysteria appears all but complete. A video of a black female student at Yale screaming and cursing at her college master is a chilling portrait of self-engrossed, bathos-filled entitlement that has never been corrected by truth, much less restrained by manners: “Be quiet!” she shrieks at the frozen administrator, “Why the fuck did you accept the [master] position,” she continues at full, self-righteous cry. (The student’s tirade was occasioned by a statement issued by the master’s wife disagreeing with Yale’s admonition to students not to wear “culturally appropriative” Halloween costumes.) If anyone has reprimanded the student for her grotesque lack of courtesy, Yale is not letting on. Instead, Yale’s president, Peter Salovey, issued the usual fawning declaration of sorrow for the tribulations experienced by Yale’s privileged minority students: “Their concerns and cries for help made clear that some students find life on our campus profoundly difficult.”
This shocking video is a glimpse of the future—the boorish, hate-filled Cultural Revolution come to America. Colleges have capitulated completely to delusional victimology; unless employers are willing to stand up against the coddled products of the academic hothouse, we may all soon be living in a world of screaming, monomaniacal victims.
I'm hoping that every university president in the country yesterday looked at their school's football program and asked themselves, "Why on earth did we ever allow ourselves to become the minor league for the NFL?
As you sow, so you shall reap. 70% of the football players in the Big 12 schools are black, while the student body overall is only 7% black.
You really think this is the last time we're going to see this tactic, now that using the football team for leverage turned out to be so successful for the SJW crowd?
College presidents have very little actual power. Their job is to bring in money and keep the alumni happy. Someone should be in charge. The college has a responsibility to the students who want an education. The Missouri president should have allowed the team to forfeit the game and then fired the coach and taken back the scholarships of the athletes who caused the forfeit. Because the president wimped out this technique will now flourish and more wimp presidents will give in to the rabble. Grow some. Actually do the job and put the interests of the students ahead of the interests of these communist lefties (sorry that's redundant).
Wednesday's Wall Street Journal editorial had it just right and the
comments by the Brown president relating to the protests in the 70's was refreshing. I was subjected to the protests on campus in the 60's-70's and frankly I did not have much time for any of it as I was in class--science, math, and engineering!! After 30 years in industry I did 10 years as a college professor...about 5 years too many. Left that to return to industry where one does not have to put up with that nonsense.