Video: Orwell at Delaware

posted at 4:37 pm on April 25, 2009 by Allahpundit

As documented by one of my favorite non-profits, a famously egregious example of an experience most righties with a B.A. have had. My freshman orientation wasn’t this bad but I do remember a class screening of “Thelma & Louise” with noisy applause whenever some male malefactor got his, as a sort of group affirmation that campus was officially a No Patriarchy zone. I’m not being cute with the Orwell reference in the headline, either. The description here of racial “sensitivity training” that does nothing but raise tensions by emphasizing differences is a nice adjunct to “Freedom is slavery.”

FIRE’s latest win came just two days ago, incidentally, in defense of a conservative newspaper. They’ll be busy forever.

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Crr … btw did I say they should laugh at it? Such a game player farg off

Jamson64 on April 25, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Tell that to a black person.

crr6 on April 25, 2009 at 7:16 PM

So you feel it’s necessary for you to watch over blacks? To take care of them? Ah yes, I forgot … they’re nothing but perpetual victims in your eyes. I understand now.

darwin on April 25, 2009 at 7:30 PM

So you feel it’s necessary for you to watch over blacks? To take care of them? Ah yes, I forgot … they’re nothing but perpetual victims in your eyes. I understand now.

darwin on April 25, 2009 at 7:30 PM

+1000

Jamson64 on April 25, 2009 at 7:31 PM

so this is higher education?keepit.liberals are insane and will destroy there selves but will they destroy us too?

wade underhile on April 25, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Darwin they are little children to the CRRs ….he is the true racist

Jamson64 on April 25, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Who are the perpetrators? Name them. Out them.

ronsfi on April 25, 2009 at 7:36 PM

My daughter is going to SDSU in the fall. We were there in March for a campus tour and we both noticed that diversity was a big selling point.

My children went to high school in a slightly depressed neighborhood with a very diverse student body. They made their friends based on mutual interests and respect. That’s what I expect from them and taught them as children.

This placing of people into assigned groups is divisive. Freshman orientation should be a simple program emphasizing that the world is made up of all kinds of people and no one should assume anything about anyone based on gender, ethnicity, nationality or religion. Mutual respect and a willingness to accept differences is the key.

Jvette on April 25, 2009 at 7:36 PM

crr6 on April 25, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Every culture in every part of the world has experienced the same bigotry that the African American culture has experienced. It comes in many forms. Black people do not hold the banner of being the only oppressed heritage that is commonly made fun of. Should the Irish take offense at potato and drunk jokes? How about the little leprachauns that show up everywhere-isnt that a form of saying the Irish are ignorant because they once believed in the little people? How about the Redskins lets ban anything that even resembles an indian warcall-which by the way is another bit of stupidity. Sure the indian warriors were slapping their mouths while shooting arrows,doesnt this in fact insinuate that they are ignorant failed warriors? My examples may be farfetched but they are just as farfetched as trying to convince everyone that they are oppressed or a racist. When do we begin to move beyond all this? We cannot move beyond this by fomenting that there is some sort of secret bigotry code that white people live by.We cannot get beyond this by constantly telling our young people that they are oppressed by others simply because they are who they are. By teaching respect for individuals and for ourselves we can move beyond and foster relationships based on the individual and not the group. Then we can truly say to we judge a man by his character and not the color of his skin.

canditaylor68 on April 25, 2009 at 7:38 PM

getalife on April 25, 2009 at 4:59 PM

I though you banned yourself. You must be exactly like your precious obamamessiah. Everything that is said comes with an expiration date.

Nuts4koi on April 25, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Isn’t it amazing how brainwashed the Left really are!

Even on blogs they can’t escape themselves!!

I wonder,do they know they have been conditioned,or
are they oblivious to it!!

canopfor on April 25, 2009 at 7:40 PM

But bigotry is still colorblind.

Pole-Cat on April 25, 2009 at 7:40 PM

This type of “sensitivity training” was going on back in the 80’s within corporations. I worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories and we had regular “white self-loathing” meetings under the guise of Affirmative Action. Everyone was forced to attend. I seem to recall surveys as well. Had I been older and wiser I would have told them to MYOB!

Doesn’t Ayers have a book coming out soon on White Supremacy?

PrincipledPilgrim on April 25, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Yeah cause whiteface realllly tapped into the pains caused by the historic use of whiteface by black people to mock and subordinate me.
/sarc

crr6 on April 25, 2009 at 6:58 PM

Nope. It taps into the pains caused by the current use of “whiteface”. That’s as good a term as any to describe the practice of indoctrinating young people with the idea that all the worlds ills are caused by Caucasians; white males in particular.

Just as “getaclue” could only come up with one person arrested (out of the hundreds of thousands) and still tried to paint all the tea partiers as dangerous racists, you ridicule the idea that the current PC attitude has seriously negative consequences for a lot of people. There is no excuse for screwing over someone just because someone else once got screwed over. I seriously doubt these young people were guilty of any real racism before they got to college – they’ve had this PC crap drilled into them since birth – just like you.

And just for your info, the pendulum will always swing back. If you people insist on giving special rights and privileges to certain groups of people, they will one day be taken away and given to the next “special” group. I hope you’re not stupid enough to believe this is okay.

Squiggy on April 25, 2009 at 7:43 PM

I read Solzhenitsyn in my youth and I am flabbergasted at the parallels I see today in my beloved country.

ronsfi on April 25, 2009 at 7:44 PM

And just for your info, the pendulum will always swing back. If you people insist on giving special rights and privileges to certain groups of people, they will one day be taken away and given to the next “special” group. I hope you’re not stupid enough to believe this is okay.

Squiggy on April 25, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Wait a minute…. I thought our unalienable rights come from a higher power, not the government!

PrincipledPilgrim on April 25, 2009 at 7:45 PM

/sarc

PrincipledPilgrim on April 25, 2009 at 7:46 PM

Wait a minute…. I thought our unalienable rights come from a higher power, not the government!

PrincipledPilgrim on April 25, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Well, yes, according to some old, yellowed parchment thingy. But the lefty lemmings burned that weeks ago.

Squiggy on April 25, 2009 at 7:48 PM

racial “sensitivity training” that does nothing but raise tensions by emphasizing differences

Well, isn’t that suppose to be the goal after all? I certainly think it is rather clear that it is. So if that happens, then they must be judged a success. The greater degree to which that happens then the greater a success those are who put them on.

MB4 on April 25, 2009 at 7:48 PM

This

is where the inanity of the CRRs takes us.

Disney Accused of Racial Insensitivity Over First Animated Black Princess

Jamson64 on April 25, 2009 at 7:50 PM

I wonder if you realize how hysterical you sound. As educational institutions they have an interest in educating their students on these matters. It looks horrible when a place of higher education has kids running around in blackface on Halloween. No one is saying they must do this. They have an interest in doing it. Which is why they do it. Lose the right-wing hysterics your only embarrassing yourself.

crr6 on April 25, 2009 at 7:10 PM

The main problem is, higher education doesn’t really educate anymore, the indoctrinate.

Nuts4koi on April 25, 2009 at 7:51 PM

They have an interest in doing it. Which is why they do it.

crr6 on April 25, 2009 at 7:10 PM

We know full well what they are doing and why they are doing it. No sense in pretending otherwise.

MB4 on April 25, 2009 at 7:54 PM

I wonder if you realize how hysterical you sound. As educational institutions they have an interest in educating their students on these matters. It looks horrible when a place of higher education has kids running around in blackface on Halloween. No one is saying they must do this. They have an interest in doing it. Which is why they do it. Lose the right-wing hysterics your only embarrassing yourself.

crr6 on April 25, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Clearly you can not see the forest for a tree or two. What a way to go through life.

MB4 on April 25, 2009 at 7:57 PM

So,at Liberal Universities,its not about learning,
but,more about you studying and sharing the other
students feelings,so that later in life,Liberals
can get along better!

And by that,Liberals will build a better,caring and
compassionate Liberal world!!

F’n Outstanding! Eh!(Sarc).

canopfor on April 25, 2009 at 7:59 PM

It seems every ethnic group has moved on from the predjudice which they were subjected. African Americans were left out. Due to what? Being made a permanent underclass by liberal politicians,the weight of slavery or the notion that black people are not as evolved as the rest of us (Berkeley study). I remember when my daughter came home from her 6th grade class with her weekely words with definitions. The definition of prejudice was: The persecution of an individual or group based on their ethnic origin, especially black people. The teacher and I had words! Our society has perpetuated a victim myth for blacks that many have embraced (Sharpton,Jackson) only a few (Juan Williams , Cosby) realize what has happened and are at least trying to reverse the damage. Good luck!

faol on April 25, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Publically funded education is systemic institutionalized oppression.

My collie says:

We have NO OTHER choice EXCEPT to dismantle it — immediately.

CyberCipher on April 25, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Despite being ‘white’ I can’t be a racist:

I hate everyone, equally, regardless of race, creed, color of skin, language spoken or national origin.

They shouldn’t mistake misanthropy for racism.

LegendHasIt on April 25, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Nuts4koi on April 25, 2009 at 7:51 PM

The trend toward standardization has been ongoing for decades. It simply makes life for the lecturers and professors (and grad assistants) much easier. Less time to do real critical analysis of their students, more time for book writing and sending articles to obscure journals…publish or perish. Welcome to academia, American style.

As for the kids…who cares? Really. I’ve actually been part of conversation with a few senior tenured staff at the local university who have made comments such as this.

If the students entering our universities had actually been taught real subject matter (and I’m talking mostly about liberal arts…wow, just noticed that liberal thing in context, liberal arts and not the hard sciences and mathematics) if they had been provided ample opportunities to read, learn, discuss, and synthesize what they had learned all along the way instead of being fed pap one spoonful at a time all along the way, then they’d be prepared to challenge their university professors.

I went back to college for the third time, after my last degree about 15 years earlier, and I was able to challenge a lecturer or professor, factually, often and we got along fine. A lot of much younger kids in the classes, well, they were astounded that I’d actually challenge a prof, or that I actually read the material before class…whatever…but most kids do not challenge what is dished out to them. If ever, it is a rare thing, according to a number of my friends over at the university, and my own observations along the way, as well.

I’d like to see a movement toward the “le bac” method…a syllabus is handed out in the first week, suggested readings are provided, and the student is told that on such and such a date he/she will be given a written and oral exam on the material, and will be graded on this and on the stylistics and argumentation of any papers required to be written. I accomplished a lot of independent study hours and well over the years. More reading, less sitting there being talked at by some teacher who’d rather have been elsewhere, too.

If the kid wants to go to class…fine. If not, and spend the semester at the library or at home digesting volume after volume of various and sundry material to prepare well in advance for the exam…fine with this as well.

But encouraging independent reading, studying, writing, removes the day-to-day superior-subordinate relationship between professor and student, and may serve to allow the student to engage in independent thought and reasoning successfully. Far better than trying parrot the professor from day to day.

Presently, seems that if a student does not parrot everything a professor tells them…they lose before they begin. And this is what makes indoctrination so very easy.

There is a cost-benefit interaction going on daily…do I challenge or do I accept what Professor Smith said today?

Without the basics well in hand before matriculation, and without a fluid ability to synthesize divergent ideas into cogent thought, everything after matriculation becomes rote learning…and that rote learning, whether it is at an American university, or a madrassa or in a higher party school in Soviet East Slobovia , this is where total thought control is perfected.

coldwarrior on April 25, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Sorry for that way too long post, again…thought it was far shorter.

coldwarrior on April 25, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Yeah cause whiteface realllly tapped into the pains caused by the historic use of whiteface by black people to mock and subordinate me.
/sarc

crr6 on April 25, 2009 at 6:58 PM

Watch out: crr6, one of the more vile and vicious trolls here, is In The House. It will call you racist at the drop of a hat ( or can of black shoe polish ) and ask you inappropriate questions about your childhood.

It will disregard what you actually say, because this troll knows what you ACTUALLY THINK–even though you don’t–and it totally believes in Thought Crime.

It feeds itself on Inflated Outrage, and whatever you say to it will only feed it. The troll can’t argue, as argument requires reason, but it is dedicated to repeating the All-time Classic Talking Points of the Race-Baiting wing of the left.

Most of all, crr6 thinks it can silence you and shame you by immediately calling you racist ( or strongly implying that you are just that). If that trick doesn’t work, it either shuts up or starts with the questions about intimate details of your childhood

Behold the Pseudo-theraputic Left, who know you better than you do and know just what to do with you…….

Janos Hunyadi on April 25, 2009 at 8:26 PM

I’d like to see a movement toward the “le bac” method…a syllabus is handed out in the first week, suggested readings are provided, and the student is told that on such and such a date he/she will be given a written and oral exam on the material, and will be graded on this and on the stylistics and argumentation of any papers required to be written

The French and German ( Abitur ) methods would work well if students were actually taught enough Real Stuff in American public high schools–but usually they aren’t.

So, the Resulting Ignorance gives un-smart Lefty profs free reign / free rein to say and do pretty much whatever they want.

The Less Bad aspect is that most of what these clowns say doesn’t stick.

….and your post wasn’t too long

Janos Hunyadi on April 25, 2009 at 8:33 PM

This is old news, at least here in DE. This is news.

A sitting President of the United States is “organizing a political organization loyal to him, bound by a pledge, outside the government and existing party apparatus. The historical precedents are ominous.”

What is so ominous about an organization? Americans, Alexis de Tocqueville famously observed, “constantly form associations…. If it is proposed to inculcate some truth or to foster some feeling by the encouragement of a great example, they form a society.”

Certainly, thousands of organizations seek to influence the political debate. There’s Newt Gingrich’s American Solutions or the left-wing People for the American Way, for instance.

Political parties are another example of an association, of course. Before, during and after political campaigns, the Democrats and Republicans promote their agendas. As legal entities, they have their own constitutions, their rules of business, their chairmen and officers. They have to be accountable to both the government and their members.

But there is a new organization on the political scene — “Organizing for America,” announced by President Barack Obama in late January but officially unfurled last weekend.

Obama describes OFA as a “grass-roots movement” but OFA is a “project” of the Democratic Natrional Committee.

As Politico reported, OFA will take the 10 million person database built up by the Obama campaign “to mobilize support for the president’s legislative agenda.”

A visit to the OFA website reveals that supporters are not simply asked to sign up, they are asked to take a pledge. A pledge to support — not the flag, not the constitution, not the country, not even the Democratic Party, but Obama and his “bold plan.” OFA does not use the Democratic Party logo but the “O”-shaped logo of the Obama campaign in which the red white and blue of the flag are abstracted to soft pastel colors.

(Celebrities like Ashton Kuchner and Demi Moore did not wait until the official launch to “pledge to be of service” to Barack Obama, of course.)

You will not find any mention of OFA`s governing structure, their budget, their bylaws, or their officers at the OFA website. Donations to the website go to the DNC, but OFA is managed out of the White House. If you click on the comments button, you are taken to a link to the White House email.

Those who take the pledge are asked to “talk with people about the President’s plan” and to “ask them to sign their names to the pledge” in support of Obama’s policies.

So we have a Movement — this is their term, not mine — organized by, and loyal to, a sitting President. Pledge canvassers, armed with your name, will ask you to pledge loyalty to the President too. A president whose term has already become a permanent campaign, is signing up ground forces in a mass organization pledged to personal loyalty to their Leader.

Does anyone know of any historical precedents for this in the United States?

Did Mitch Stewart, youthful director of OFA, who asks Obama’s acolytes to organize “neighborhood by neighborhood” study anything at school about Mao’s “Red Guards?

How about Fidel Castro’s “widespread system of neighborhood informers”?

Or Hugo Chavez’s use of “neighborhood committees”?

Did Stewart learn anything about democracy at all?

Do any of Obama’s pledged servants understand why a sitting president has no business creating and deploying his own supporters to help organize their neighbors?

Keep in mind that these acolytes have renounced any thought of questioning the actual policies of the maximum leader. Whatever he says, they are for it. They have given their word.

And they are coming to have a talk with you.

As Thomas Lifson wrote, “This is not the way a democracy is supposed to operate.”

Akzed on April 25, 2009 at 8:46 PM

We have NO OTHER choice EXCEPT to dismantle it–immediately.

CyberCipher on April 25,2009 at 8:10PM.

CyberCipher: (In Ronald Reagan’s voice).

“Liberals tear down this wall,and let the kids learn and
enjoy Freedom,and free them from this political slavery”!:)

canopfor on April 25, 2009 at 8:46 PM

Janet was right.

getalife on April 25, 2009 at 4:59 PM

Self-banning just wasn’t your thing, I guess?

And thanks for posting this vid…it’s nice to see someone fighting for free speech in America.

Asher on April 25, 2009 at 8:57 PM

My first impression of this PC-crap was in Boulder, Colorado in 1977.

I way a poster that called for some womyn’s group get-together that said:

A womyn needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.

I didn’t go. The odor was enough for me.

Greg Toombs on April 25, 2009 at 9:27 PM

way = saw

Greg Toombs on April 25, 2009 at 9:27 PM

The thing is, I actually like the idea of “diversity” in ethnicity, age, religion, etc. – I work at a college and I like the idea of mixing up our fairly homogeneous student body (we’re largely a commuter school and so draw most of our students from the immediate area), not to mention our faculty and staff. I think we really do gain something from it. I love our International Day when the kids organize tables with information/clothing/artifacts/foods from their countries of origin.

I haven’t decided if the slippery slope of “diversity at the price of quality” is danger enough to make the idea of diversifying undesirable. I don’t want to see students admitted, or faculty or staff hired, just because of their background – but because of their talent. I don’t feel like we’re doing that for the most part. But I do wonder, is the danger there? Are other people at my college seeing it the way I do?

Rosmerta on April 25, 2009 at 11:16 PM

Rosmerta on April 25, 2009 at 11:16 PM

There is diversity and then there is diversity…

Having a healthy number of international students and faculty involved in all aspects of university life, and sharing and helping to educate other students that there is life outside America…good. It works well.

Having forced diversity, based not on nationality, but on some prescribed set of norms, or desired norms, and having it focus on one group being the oppressor and the rest victims of some stripe…not good.

coldwarrior on April 25, 2009 at 11:38 PM

coldwarrior on April 25, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Long or not, it was right on. My son was a grad teaching assistant at UNC Columbia. I couldn’t believe how far left he turned during that time. Since then he got a “real” job teaching high school science, and has found out some of the things he believed were factual, weren’t so factual after all.

Nuts4koi on April 25, 2009 at 11:51 PM

My daughter is going to SDSU in the fall. We were there in March for a campus tour and we both noticed that diversity was a big selling point.

My children went to high school in a slightly depressed neighborhood with a very diverse student body. They made their friends based on mutual interests and respect. That’s what I expect from them and taught them as children.

This placing of people into assigned groups is divisive. Freshman orientation should be a simple program emphasizing that the world is made up of all kinds of people and no one should assume anything about anyone based on gender, ethnicity, nationality or religion. Mutual respect and a willingness to accept differences is the key.

Jvette on April 25, 2009 at 7:36 PM

Well said Jvette. My childhood was similar. I’m white and grew up in a poor ghetto area of Pasadena, CA. I like to say, “I grew up a poor black child”. I didn’t know from color, only from bad guys and regular folk.

That being said I’d change something you said:

Mutual respect and a willingness to accept no weight given to racial differences is the key.

peski on April 25, 2009 at 11:52 PM

Did anyone “fail” the orientation? And if you what did the school do to them?

Fred 2 on April 26, 2009 at 12:00 AM

You blow. I’m sure your college feels the same way about you.

Grow Fins on April 25, 2009 at 6:23 PM

What a joke you are. And what an adult argument you put forth there, Pee Wee.

Of course neither you, nor any of your creepy compatriots who frequent this board have anything to say about the gist of APs post. Predictable.

Because in fact you know it describes a real situation. An attitude that alienates a good chunk of the electorate. Lucky for you and the Democrats most of the population writes off this type of crap as “the stuff those crazy college types do”. For now.

But if even a portion of those people were to more closely associate this academic phenomenon with what is now the Mainstream of the Democratic Party, and your man Obama, their attitudes would change very quickly, and your friends would quickly be on the way to minority party status again.

A place you’re headed to now, but it would happen that much quicker.

Let’s see how long the left can play this game. The cracks are starting already. Truth does win out in the end. And that is unfortunate for you.

So yeah, keep up the playgound taunts, because you can’t defend what you know is indefensible to the majority of the US population.

Dreadnought on April 26, 2009 at 12:01 AM

kybowexar on April 25, 2009 at 5:54 PM

You make me sad with these stories about the bad things happening at Purdue.

It wasn’t that bad even a scant 10 years ago.

PBoilermaker on April 26, 2009 at 12:06 AM

All anyone really need to do is follow the golden rule.

Johan Klaus on April 26, 2009 at 12:13 AM

This is the kind of indoctrination which the “mandatory volunteers” will undergo……

bho brownshirts.

bperiwinkle on April 26, 2009 at 12:31 AM

FIRE’s latest win came just two days ago, incidentally, in defense of a conservative newspaper. They’ll be busy forever.

Nah. Within a decade or so they’ll probably be branded a terrorist group and most of their members imprisoned for complicity to acts of hate speech.

Blacklake on April 26, 2009 at 12:44 AM

1) Half of our academics and most of our bureaucrats and politicians would be out of a job if they weren’t always stirring up crap.

2) Rosmerta, I don’t know what it’s like at your school, but at every college I’ve been to, “diversity” is a code word for “pitting people against each other.” That goes doubly for “whitey and the Jew.” There’s nothing healthy about it. The victim mentality tells people they don’t have to work hard to improve themselves, they have to waste energy on an imaginary “other” who’s keeping them down.

3) As to the OFA – They’re a novelty/comedy version of the Hitler Youth, and they don’t stand a chance. We don’t have to do a thing about them, they will automatically overreach and either they’ll accidentally take Obama down (politically) or he’ll have to take them down to save himself.

It’s the best possible thing he could do to help Republicans, if they’ll only take the advantage they’re given.

Merovign on April 26, 2009 at 5:29 AM

FIRE has in the trenches, fighting for conservatives for years now. If you can afford it, send them some cash. And, if you donate to lying politicians (they’re all thieves, even the “conservative” ones), stop and send that money to FIRE :)

amkun on April 26, 2009 at 5:46 AM

This whole program was designed/developed by Shakti Butler. More on her here. Part of a video they were forced to watch here.

Dr. Butler received her doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies in the School of Transformative Learning and Change. She holds an MA in Guidance and Counseling from Bank Street College of New York and graduated Magna Cum Laude from City College of New York. She is also a contributing author to The New Entrepreneurs, an anthology on new paradigm business practices and learning.

Liberal PhD degree mill educated. Great.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on April 26, 2009 at 8:49 AM

I clicked on the link thinking that I’d watch the first minute to get the idea and found myself not only sitting through the 15 minutes but going onto FIREs website and making a donation.

CarolynM on April 26, 2009 at 8:54 AM

My son graduated three years ago from Boston College and the speaker that day was Condi Rice. Just recently BC invited and then uninvited Bill Ayers as a speaker there. There was outrage at his disinvitation because of the alleged suppression of the “open exchange of ideas.” Yet when Rice spoke there was little concern from the left for the “open exchange of ideas.” There were protests galore, leaflets of hate shoved into our hands as we entered the stadium, jeers coming from outside the stadium as she spoke but worst of all, 30-40 faculty members stood and turned their backs on Rice as she spoke. It was insulting to Rice and to those of us who paid the salaries of those pissant faculty members who did their best to ruin what is supposed to be a day of joy for parents.
Rice spoke not of politics, but of her background as a poor black girl and how she worked to overcome her circumstances. It was an uplifting speech and a very positive one.
The same people who showed no tolerance or respect for the views of others then are now foaming at the mouth over the disinvitation of Ayers. Ayers was a failure as a terrorist and his participation with Annenberg left him a failure as an educational progressive. I cannot imagine him as bringing any value to BC no matter what he says. He simply has accomplished nothing other than to rile those of us who love our country. I know of countless thirteen year olds who are similarly against authority and have accomplished as much as Ayers and would have served as useful a purpose as a speaker.

drjohn on April 26, 2009 at 8:59 AM

CarolynM on April 26, 2009 at 8:54 AM

Seriously, FIRE is worth the money. They’ll never disappoint you.

All the people wishing they had the 2300 bucks they donated to McCain back would never have felt that way had they just given it to FIRE.

amkun on April 26, 2009 at 9:13 AM

Note to self… Send FIRE 50 bucks.

Diogenes of Sinope on April 26, 2009 at 10:22 AM

I wonder if you realize how hysterical you sound. As educational institutions they have an interest in educating their students on these matters. It looks horrible when a place of higher education has kids running around in blackface on Halloween. No one is saying they must do this. They have an interest in doing it. Which is why they do it. Lose the right-wing hysterics your only embarrassing yourself.

crr6 on April 25, 2009 at 7:10 PM

A typical leftist response. Attack the person or thing that does not meet their substandard hysteronics. Sometimes I wonder if leftists are actually capable of critical thinking by asking the RIGHT questions?

The leftists try to imply that there is such a thing as free choice. But try to join into the group and offer a different view point and you are ostracized. Do not worry they are there to help get your thinking back on track via reeducation (campus), indoctrination (leftist material only), inoculation (those cool drugs that expand your consciousness into unconsciousness). If all of that fails they simply label you “RIGHT WING NUT CASE” do not associate with.

Aeronautically, left winged aircraft are only capable of flying left hand circles, conversely, right winged aircraft only capable of flying right hand circles. Therefore, the only way to fly right is to have both wings in balance.

So who is correct (right)? Persons who think critically and balance thoughts or ideas of the left and right will find the answer.

MSGTAS on April 26, 2009 at 10:55 AM

The commensense of the young people is sort of funny. I suppose that the increase of race crimes means we have to point out the obvious, racism is bad; but I agree with the kid that such programs are simply making it worse.

AnninCA on April 26, 2009 at 11:05 AM

Akzed on April 25, 2009 at 8:46 PM

Thanks for that link. I am glad that I’m not the only one who is disturbed by the existence of OFA. I have been hoping that someone with a megaphone would focus on this and bring wider attention to the frightening implications that naturally follow.

This, combined with the unprecedented (and unconstitutional) accumulation of power with the executive branch that has been happening since January ought to make everyone who values liberty apprehensive about this nation’s future and determined to oppose any more power grabs by this administration.

hillbillyjim on April 26, 2009 at 11:07 AM

This placing of people into assigned groups is divisive.

That’s the point….brought to us by our friends from the Frankfurt School.

ex-Democrat on April 26, 2009 at 11:39 AM

The reeducation trainers are so sure of themselves. How anathema to the spirit of a college.

Paul-Cincy on April 26, 2009 at 12:18 PM

It’s just part of this change agent stuff. Everyone was out getting those phony certificates and using the same techniques.

AnninCA on April 26, 2009 at 12:20 PM

We need more conservative professors.

joe_doufu on April 26, 2009 at 1:08 PM

The week of the inauguration my son’s middle school had a bulletin board that said, “Celebrate Diversity”, and showed photos of a bunch of people, the only common denominator being that they were not white. Two of those included were Malcolm X and Fidel Castro.

My kids’ school is istructing the kids to celebrate Malcolm X and Fidel Castro – sworn enemies of the USA.

The school assigns writing assignments about somebody who has “contributed to diversity.” What person on this earth hasn’t contributed to diversity just by virtue of existing? Every one of us is unique. To truly honor diversity is to honor human life. Period. My son tried telling his liberal language teacher that and she told him he was wrong. Diversity is respecting “cultures”, not respecting people.

So we have to respect Al Qaeda because they are a “culture”. We have to respect Fidel Castro and his murderous thugs because they are a “culture”. We have to respect Adolph Hitler and his thugs because they.. oops, they are a WHITE culture so we don’t have to respect them. We have to respet African pirates because they are a “culture”.

When one of the “gangsta” kids rubs my kid’s face in the playground gravel in front of the recess aides, thy have to respect the “gangsta” because he’s “Latino culture”. My son is just a chubby kid who should be taxed out of existence for causing global warming. My son contributes nothing to diversity. He’s just a human being, and God knows human life is cheap unless it’s a “culture”.

And they wonder why the school is overrun by bullies and thugs, and why I have no respect for the school system. It’s a system where belligerence is rewarded because it’s a “culture”. The only kids who have to worry about being picked on are the conscientious kids who don’t flaunt their crimes as though it was just their “culture”.

This whole “cultural diversity” thing is a bunch of hooey. The Chicago Mafia is a “culture”, darn it. It’s a free world. People can live by whatever culture they want. But if their culture breaks the legal code (homicide, rape, fraud, stealing, etc) then they better be in jai and sure as hell better not be on a bulletin board at my kids’ school with the instruction that my kids are to celebrate them just because of their skin color.

My better half says I need to talk to the principal. How do I tell her (the principal, that is) that this whole seed of accepting all cultures (except Judeo-Christian whites) is rotten seed permeating everything they do at school and that it can’t bear anything but rotten fruit? Culture is none of our business. What government has a vested interest in is a) equally protecting all innocent human beings, and b) distinguishing the behaviors that the society as a whole must punish (our legal code) and enforcing that punishment for the protection of the innocent.

IOW, instead of honoring “cultures” the government and its branches/arms (tentacles?) need to honor HUMAN LIFE. Instead of accepting the behavior of every culture they need to distinguish between RIGHT AND WRONG behavior – and then stay the heck out of every other issue that’s none of our business, like “culture”.

justincase on April 26, 2009 at 1:20 PM

So far I’ve learned that marshmallows are racist.

Actually, you’re not too far off. One of the ironies of this exercise is that they probably just picked up a plain old bag of marshmallows. The problem with that is that most store-bought marshmallows aren’t vegetarian nor Kosher; they probably aren’t even Halal. (Several companies exist which specialize in Kosher or Halal marshmallows.) So their mandatory, self-righteous indoctrination on diversity and exclusion most likely excluded vegetarians (including observant Hindus and Seventh-day Adventists), Jews, and Muslims.

calbear on April 26, 2009 at 2:03 PM

The left was doing some of this back in the mid-80s, but one could still extract an education by sticking to the sciences and then going to the non-leftist courses that gave the PC followers hives. Stuck to warfare, the Middle Ages and similar courses, plus learned of the lefties that were ‘easy grade’ courses (which caused grade inflation and non-judgmental course curricula so you didn’t have to learn anything, but I do digress) … not that I learned much at the latter but did consolidate my view that the left had become detached from the modern world.

Permanently, it appears.

Now they wish to spread insanity and call it sane. Strange, that.

ajacksonian on April 26, 2009 at 2:33 PM

As documented by one of my favorite non-profits, a famously egregious example of an experience most righties with a B.A.

Righties don’t get Bachelor of Arts degrees, AP. We get Bachelor of Science degrees. You know, a REAL degree.

Kevin M on April 26, 2009 at 4:51 PM

I may have siad this before but it bears repeating. There is no such thing as race. There is no biological or genetic reason to divide humans into races based on their physical appearance or any other attribute. Race is a political and social construct, invented by the power-seeking class to divide and rule over the rest of humanity.

Biologically, all humans are the same – there is no difference. Genetically, different ethnic groups are related but you can’t tell who is related to whom and classify them by “race” based on appearance.

Mitochondrial and y-chromosome DNA studies have proven that modern humans originated in Africa about 120,000 years ago. About 60,000 years ago a first wave left Africa, migrated eastwards along a southern route and ended up as far afield as Australia, New Guinea and Japan (the Ainu). Then, 10,000 years later, another wave left Africa and headed east and north, ending up in northern Asia and Europe.

Knowing this, consider the supposed “Black Race.”

The dark-skinned peoples of Australia and New Guinea are from the first wave out of Africa and are more distantly related to modern Africans than the lighter skinned Norwegians of the second wave. If two groups share a common race, it’s more likely to be Norwegians and Kenyans than New Guineans and Kenyans.

Then consider the “White Race.”

The light-skinned indiginous people of Japan – the Ainu – were always considered to be caucasian. DNA studies have shown them to be first-wavers. Therefore, they are more closely related to Australian Aborigines than Norwegians. Even though they look white, they cannot be members of the “white race.”

I’m sick of hearing Democrat fairy tales, race being one of them.

lonesomecharlie on April 26, 2009 at 5:41 PM

I’m sick of hearing Democrat fairy tales, race being one of them.

lonesomecharlie on April 26, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Actually liberals usually believe race has no biological basis and is instead a social construction. It’s usually conservatives who argue the other way (read “The Bell Curve”).

crr6 on April 26, 2009 at 5:47 PM

This is over the top, but if you don’t educate incoming freshman on race-related issues you get the moronic black face type incidents which have occured across the country

crr6 on April 25, 2009 at 6:38 PM

You mean incidents like this?

soundingboard on April 26, 2009 at 6:02 PM

Leftists have NEVER read a SOCIOLOGY text.

nelsonknows on April 26, 2009 at 6:04 PM

This is right out of Hitler’s Nazi Party Platform.
http://people.westminstercollege.edu/faculty/mmarkowski/H113/AH/platform.html

nelsonknows on April 26, 2009 at 6:06 PM

I’m trying to look at a bigger picture of what is going on in the world. These are interesting Links. They are not about Democrat vs. Republican, but about how big banking controls everything and has encroached and is encroaching upon our freedom.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1656880303867390173

http://www.themoneymasters.com/index.htm

DL13 on April 26, 2009 at 6:30 PM

Clearly you can not see the forest for a tree or two. What a way to go through life.

MB4 on April 25, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Not only can they not see the forest for the trees, they can’t even see the trees for the bark.

soundingboard on April 27, 2009 at 1:12 AM

I’d rather change oil for a living than teach at a university like that. Give me a Hillsdale College or some other small independent college any day. I’d rather get paid 30k a year as an adjunct on a campus whose goal was strong critical thinkers than be party to such disgusting policy.

spmat on April 27, 2009 at 11:03 AM

Isn’t it amazing how brainwashed the Left really are!

Even on blogs they can’t escape themselves!!

I wonder,do they know they have been conditioned,or
are they oblivious to it!!

canopfor on April 25, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Oblivious indeed. Once lefties find themselves the ones signing the front of the checks, instead of the backs, they begin to wake up on personal responsibility.

The biggest problem the Blacks have is the Government. It is the Government enablers that insure the cycle of poverty and encouraging so many to waste their lives.

Tough love !

saiga on April 27, 2009 at 12:16 PM