Lately, faculty at colleges and universities have begun to be alarmed at their students’ contempt for freedom of speech and increasing thuggishness.
Here is just a small set of examples:
“Bret Weinstein is a biology professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., who supported Bernie Sanders, admiringly retweets Glenn Greenwald and was an outspoken supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
You could be forgiven for thinking that Mr. Weinstein, who identifies himself as ‘deeply progressive,’ is just the kind of teacher that students at one of the most left-wing colleges in the country would admire. Instead, he has become a victim of an increasingly widespread campaign by leftist students.”
2) Allison Stanger, a self-described liberal professor at Middlebury College, was assaulted by leftist students when she tried to have a debate with Charles Murray. She suffered from whiplash and a concussion due to the attack. The fact that she was going to be debating him – “to grill” him, in her words – didn’t save her from the left-wing hate mob.
4) At Reason, the title says it all: Reed College Professor on Social Justice Left: “I Am a Gay Mixed-Race Woman. I Am Intimidated By These Students”
The sub-heading: Queer, leftist professors and filmmakers are afraid of being sent to the guillotine by self-professed radical students.
In that article a professor says,
I am intimidated by these students. I am scared to teach courses on race, gender, or sexuality, or even texts that bring these issues up in any way—and I am a gay mixed-race woman. There is a serious problem here… and I’m at a loss as to how to begin to address it, especially since many of these students don’t believe in either historicity or objective facts. (They denounce the latter as being a tool of the white cisheteropatriarchy.)
Who taught them that, morons? YOU DID! You leftist college professors did, for decades! Now the inevitable consequences have arrived. What the hell did you think would happen when you taught students that objective facts are a tool of the white patriarchy? That they’d respect your claims about objective facts? You thought they’d never turn on you because… what, exactly? Because you’re so wonderful? Because the students you’ve trained to be aggressive confrontational thugs would exercise self-restraint? Oooooooops!
Two professors chatting on a college campus circa 1990:
“Let’s create an utterly amoral hate mob. That can only end well, right?”
“Yeah, what could go wrong?”
All this gives me a schadengasm powerful enough to make the North American tectonic plate vibrate. HEY LEFT-WING COLLEGE PROFESSORS: REMEMBER WHEN THOSE OF US ON THE RIGHT SPENT THE LAST SEVERAL DECADES WARNING YOU OF EXACTLY THIS? REMEMBER HOW WE SAID, IN SO MANY WORDS, THAT ONE DAY THE WEAPON YOU WERE CREATING WOULD BE TURNED AGAINST YOU? WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN, YOU FUCKING IDIOTS?
A liberal can be defined as someone who is so stupid that after they spend a quarter-century teaching students that facts are a tool of the heteropatriarchy, they are surprised when their students tell them that facts are a tool of the heteropatriarchy. A liberal can be defined as someone who is so stupid that after they spend decades arguing that the idea of freedom of speech is just a rhetorical trap of institutionalized power, they are surprised when their students try to silence them, and justify it by saying that the idea of freedom of speech is just a rhetorical trap of institutionalized power.
There is literally no limit to the stupidity of leftists. It goes on and on, forever. Spinoza was only a little off when he said that to grasp infinity, one need only contemplate the extent of human stupidity. He should have said, the extent of leftist stupidity, and he would have been spot on. It’s a little-known fact that when Georg Cantor was developing the foundations of transfinite mathematics, he used the stupidity of leftists as motivating examples.
But it gets better.
If you’ve been to college in the last few decades, you know that a significant fraction of lefty professors have this famous passage about Nazi Germany on their office doors:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
How many of these leftist profs who were happy when the hate mob was going after conservatives have this on their office doors? How many will perceive the irony now that the mob is after them? Hell, never mind the irony; how many of them will even realize that they are in that scenario?
Not to worry, though, lefties! We conservatives and libertarians will now spend a lot of time and energy defending your right to BWAHHHHHHHHHH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!
No, sorry. You spent decades carefully crafting this shit sandwich.
You are now going to eat it.