Harvard grads warned: The suppression of conservative views in academia is a new McCarthyism, says … Mike Bloomberg

posted at 6:01 pm on May 29, 2014 by Allahpundit

Yes, that Mike Bloomberg, Mayor Big Gulp himself.

I don’t want to get too excited about this, but let me run an idea by you and if you don’t like it, you can hand it right back. Here goes: Bloomberg/Cruz 2016?

“It is just a modern form of McCarthyism,” Bloomberg said of university “censorship” of conservatives. “Think about the irony: In the 1950s, the right wing was attempting to repress left wing ideas. Today, on many college campuses, it is liberals trying to repress conservative ideas even as conservative faculty members are at risk of becoming an endangered species.”

“And that is probably nowhere more true than it is here in the Ivy League,” declared Bloomberg…

“In the 2012 presidential race, according to Federal Election Commission data, 96% of all campaign contributions from Ivy League faculty and employees went to Barack Obama,” he said. “There was more disagreement among the old Soviet politburo than there is among Ivy League donors.”

“Neither party has a monopoly of truth or God on its side. When 96% of Ivy League donors prefer one candidate to another, you really have to wonder whether students are being exposed to the diversity of views that a great university should offer,” Bloomberg continued, occasionally being interrupted by moderate applause.

Another interesting line, just because it swipes at lefty mob attitudes towards gay-marriage dissenters: “If you want the freedom to worship as you wish, and speak as you wish, and marry as you wish, then you must tolerate my freedom to do so.” I can’t find video or a complete transcript yet, but this new op-ed at Bloomberg View “adapted” from his commencement speech today seems to track closely with media reports of what he said. (Closely, but not perfectly: The sneering line about the politburo is missing.)

If you’re wondering why this guy would go to bat for conservatives in a venue like this, it’s probably because Bloomy understands that he’s not liberal enough for true believers in the perfect progressive society. Yes, he wants to ban guns and supports gay marriage and believes in climate change and defended the Ground Zero mosque (all of which he was careful to remind the audience of today in defending the right to dissent), but he’s also one of the world’s richest people and an ally of Wall Street, a bad thing to be now that the left’s decided that income inequality is America’s Most Important Challenge. Even worse, he oversaw stop-and-frisk in New York City for years, a sin that got his former NYPD commissioner, Ray Kelly, heckled off the stage at Brown University last year and drew complaints at Harvard about Bloomberg’s own honorary degree this week. It’s really easy these days to be deemed unfit for honors at commencement due to insufficient enlightenment. I think he expected to face more resistance than he got. Good for Harvard for hearing him out.

Update: Ah, here’s the video now. The key bit starts at around 6:15.


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wow

crrr6 on May 29, 2014 at 6:06 PM

I don’t want to get too excited about this, but let me run an idea by you and if you don’t like it, you can hand it right back. Here goes: Bloomberg/Cruz 2016?

Consider this returned to sender.

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Bloomberg/Cruz 2016?

LOLZ!!!

Bmore on May 29, 2014 at 6:08 PM

whaaaaat. no way. this can’t be happening! lol

Another interesting line, just because it swipes at lefty mob attitudes towards gay-marriage dissenters: “If you want the freedom to worship as you wish, and speak as you wish, and marry as you wish, then you must tolerate my freedom to do so.”

i’m happy that he made this point!

i guess he’s officially a hateful homophobe now…

Sachiko on May 29, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Liberal bias is so obvious that even liberals are embarrassed by it.

Old eagle on May 29, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Holy freakin’ sh&t!! Good for Bloomberg. Stopped clock and all that…

I bet they all hated hearing it!

JAM on May 29, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Seldom will one ever witness publicly someone suffering from a Napoleonic complex more so than with Bloomberg .

Bmore on May 29, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Has anyone checked the temperature at Satan’s place lately?

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Good for Harvard for hearing him out.

Can’t tell if serious.

Fenris on May 29, 2014 at 6:11 PM

They will never agree with him on his “radical” idea of inclusion.

HotAirian on May 29, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Bloomberg/Cruz 2016?

puff, puff, pass…

upinak on May 29, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Here goes: Bloomberg/Cruz 2016?

Good God…..

*head————>desk*

98ZJUSMC on May 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM

But it still bugs the crud out of me that “McCarthyism” is ignorantly used as a pejorative, derisive term — by the Left and the Right — when history has proven that MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG.

We owe McCarthy our gratitude for weeding out Communist spies at all levels of the Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower administrations.

http://www.aim.org/media-monitor/joe-mccarthy-was-right/

VastRightWingConspirator on May 29, 2014 at 6:17 PM

*rubbing eyes*

Pigs flying, yet?
Snowballs in he!!?

avagreen on May 29, 2014 at 6:17 PM

get the fuggadahere.

somewhatconcerned on May 29, 2014 at 6:18 PM

NEVER used this word before, but…..

meh.

itsspideyman on May 29, 2014 at 6:18 PM

…occasionally being interrupted by moderate applause.

Were there any boos?

Del Dolemonte on May 29, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Bloomberg – odd little man – did he come out?

jake-the-goose on May 29, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Was he drinking out of too big a cup?

Sven on May 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM

But it still bugs the crud out of me that “McCarthyism” is ignorantly used as a pejorative, derisive term
VastRightWingConspirator on May 29, 2014 at 6:17 PM

It’s their best line. The uninformed still rise to the bait every time.

avagreen on May 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Ironic, that they didn’t seem to like tolerance being preached to them.

SailorMark on May 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM

McCarthyism? Huh. And all this time I thought it was just called “liberalism.”

mintycrys on May 29, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Just because he acknowledges an obvious truth does not a President the soda-Nazi makes.

John the Libertarian on May 29, 2014 at 6:21 PM

I think ol’ Bloomy’s got a bit of bipolar disorder–how else to explain the cycling between leftist nanny state tyranny and this bit of libertarian free speech championing?

Oh yeah, he’s a politician. What was I thinking?

Doc Holliday on May 29, 2014 at 6:22 PM

It should be pointed out–yet again–that ‘McCarthyism’ was not an attempt to ‘repress leftwing ideas’, but an attempt to uncover, expose and imprison men and women working directly or indirectly for a hostile foreign power, of whom many were highly placed in government and in key industries, whose sole purpose was to undermine, subvert, weaken and ultimately destroy the United States.

The Venona Intercepts prove beyond doubt such agents existed. It was not a witch hunt. Senator McCarthy, flawed as he was, was right. History has proved him right. One of those agents, Alger Hiss, was rapidly on his way to becoming Secretary of State. If not for Whitaker Chambers and Richard Nixon, he would’ve achieved that goal. We came this close.

The term ‘McCarthyism’ grates on my nerves whenever I encounter it.

troyriser_gopftw on May 29, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Hey, Bloomie just setting the stage for a third party run.

PS. For all the crap we give him, he is right on this one.

Tater Salad on May 29, 2014 at 6:23 PM

I keep thinking: what’s the catch? Maybe nothing. But let it be known that the biggest area for suppression of conservative views is with global warming er… climate change. There’s been a systematic effort by liberals and their cohorts in the leftist media to ostracize their opposition as “deniers,” and to present the manipulated data (remember Climategate and Hide the Decline) in caricatured form to the gullible public.

The biggest thing, it’s been over a decade since even the IPCC admitted there was zero evidence that CO2 affects climate temperatures (true), but even after this IPCC admission, Al Gore went ahead in his “lawyer’s brief” movie and knowingly presented the false case that there is evidence that CO2 causes temperature change, see the short important video that exposes Al Gore for his bs on CO2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK_WyvfcJyg&info=GGWarmingSwindle_CO2Lag

anotherJoe on May 29, 2014 at 6:23 PM

I don’t want to get too excited about this, but let me run an idea by you and if you don’t like it, you can hand it right back. Here goes: Bloomberg/Cruz 2016?

Yeah, handing it right back. Bloomberg on any ticket in any position is a deal breaker.

rbj on May 29, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Bloomberg/Cruz?

While we’re throwing out asinine ideas, why not Mao/Churchill? It makes as much sense.

*megafacepalm*

John Hitchcock on May 29, 2014 at 6:24 PM

If the left had any inkling he was going to say that they would have protested and forced him to cancel.

darwin on May 29, 2014 at 6:25 PM

He’s just trying to prepare them for when they end up working for a University of Texas alum.

MichaelGabriel on May 29, 2014 at 6:26 PM

When 96% of Ivy League donors prefer one candidate to another, you really have to wonder whether students are being exposed to the diversity of views that a great university should offer,” Bloomberg continued

Unsaid by Bloomberg’s speech and appearance at Harvard is that few could make such statements as that. I’m surprised that he made as much sense as that, I really am. But that he got some applause, and at Harvard, is even more surprising.

His comments are commendable overall. But I’m still sorry he’s such a liberal on social issues — although that is certainly his qualifying position as to why he was even invited to speak there.

Summary: I’m focused on what he did say that was sensible.

Lourdes on May 29, 2014 at 6:26 PM

The Harvard faculty can’t be too pleased. I’m sure some of the parents in the audience were secretly high-fiving.

Tater Salad on May 29, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Unsaid by Bloomberg’s speech and appearance at Harvard is that few could make such statements as that…IN THAT VENUE.

Lourdes on May 29, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Bloomberg to be declared a racist and teabagger in 3…2…1…

HiJack on May 29, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Laying down an alibi for future use? “We are for fairness..why, here’s a clip of me supporting conservatives. Boy..you extremists sure do imagine things.”

Expect more of this kind of thing. Obama is a master of this tactic. He makes opposing statements so he can point to whichever one is needed, as evidence for whatever position he wants to push, or whatever one he needs defense against.

Mimzey on May 29, 2014 at 6:28 PM

But it’s a no-go from the non-start as to any Bloomberg ticket.

Lourdes on May 29, 2014 at 6:29 PM

It should be pointed out–yet again–that ‘McCarthyism’ was not an attempt to ‘repress leftwing ideas’, but an attempt to uncover, expose and imprison men and women working directly or indirectly for a hostile foreign power, of whom many were highly placed in government and in key industries, whose sole purpose was to undermine, subvert, weaken and ultimately destroy the United States.

The Venona Intercepts prove beyond doubt such agents existed. It was not a witch hunt. Senator McCarthy, flawed as he was, was right. History has proved him right. One of those agents, Alger Hiss, was rapidly on his way to becoming Secretary of State. If not for Whitaker Chambers and Richard Nixon, he would’ve achieved that goal. We came this close.

The term ‘McCarthyism’ grates on my nerves whenever I encounter it.

troyriser_gopftw on May 29, 2014 at 6:22 PM

I agree.

Blake on May 29, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Sample assignment to fulfill Common Core standard for 4th grade social science:

Write a paragraph explaining which one of the following is wholly unsupported by the evidence.

97% of climate scientists believe man-made global warming is here! What a terrible thing!

Michael Bloomberg will pick Ted Cruz as his running mate in 2016!

EastofEden on May 29, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Expect more of this kind of thing. Obama is a master of this tactic. He makes opposing statements so he can point to whichever one is needed, as evidence for whatever position he wants to push, or whatever one he needs defense against.

Mimzey on May 29, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Yes. It’s called lying.

SailorMark on May 29, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Allah, you changed.

Bmore on May 29, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Then he pisses it all away in the last five minutes by implying it’s the right that’s somehow shutting down the left’s voice when it comes to gun control, climate change, creationism and scientific research in general.

lowandslow on May 29, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Yes. It’s called lying.

SailorMark on May 29, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Yeah…but it’s not lying lying.

Whoopdie Goldberg

Mimzey on May 29, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Maybe, just maybe … Bloomberg will give those who fear to speak up at at our ideologically controlled schools the courage to do so.

darwin on May 29, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Geez AP, you usually troll better than this.

22044 on May 29, 2014 at 6:36 PM

He’s skeered because the party he has always carried the water for is coming for HIS money. Funny how conservative some Dems become when they PERSONALLY have something to lose. As to McCarthy he has been proven to be absolutely correct. The proof is in todays leftists who are socialists. Also these Dems always “forget” that Bobby Kennedy was on McCarthy’s panel. Yep Democrat Bobby Kennedy one of their heroes.

neyney on May 29, 2014 at 6:37 PM

He was a severely conservative mayor of New York City. Bloomberg2016!!!!!

MWC_RS on May 29, 2014 at 6:38 PM

I’m going to have to commit seppuku for the shame of having somehow gained some small measure of respect for my old enemy.

MWC_RS on May 29, 2014 at 6:39 PM

22044 on May 29, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Simultaneously changed his picture at tweety.

Bmore on May 29, 2014 at 6:39 PM

GREAT SPEECH

John the Libertarian on May 29, 2014 at 6:39 PM

“It is just a modern form of McCarthyism,” Bloomberg said of university “censorship” of conservatives. “Think about the irony: In the 1950s, the right wing was attempting to repress left wing ideas. Today, on many college campuses, it is liberals trying to repress conservative ideas even as conservative faculty members are at risk of becoming an endangered species.”

Translation: “We’re winning. Its just a matter of time”

BobMbx on May 29, 2014 at 6:40 PM

John the Libertarian on May 29, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Taking lessons from Allah on how to troll?

Bmore on May 29, 2014 at 6:41 PM

I bet that went over like punch in a turdbowl

HumpBot Salvation on May 29, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Well, after all, the man is going to heaven…

moc23 on May 29, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Speaking of supressing conservatives…

Man pleads guilty to intimidating Florida Republican voters in 2012 election

MIAMI (Reuters) – A Seattle man pleaded guilty on Thursday to identity fraud and voter intimidation for forged letters he sent to 200 Republican donors in Florida that told them they were ineligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election.

Angered by what he believed was an attempt to suppress Hispanic voter turnout for Democratic Party candidates, James Baker Jr. in 2012 created false voter eligibility letters purporting to be from elections authorities, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.

He faces 6 years in the pokey and $350,000 in fines. But he’ll likely do far less, thanks to Democrat Activist Judges.

Del Dolemonte on May 29, 2014 at 6:47 PM

As long as Bloomberg maintains his current, and very public stance on the subject of privately owned firearms regulation (gun control), he will not get the “racist, bigot, and homophobe” treatment.
.
Right now, disarming the common American citizen is the single most important short-term goal to the American Progressives, and he’s much too valuable to them to lose.

listens2glenn on May 29, 2014 at 6:48 PM

I don’t want to get too excited about this, but let me run an idea by you and if you don’t like it, you can hand it right back. Here goes: Bloomberg/Cruz 2016?
=====================

Otay thens,…..

SarahCuda/Cruz/2016

Allen West/Cruz/2016!!

Or, ….VicyVersus or Mix’n Match!!!!

canopfor on May 29, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Big…….Gulp!

d1carter on May 29, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Suppression of conservative views is part of the problem in Academia.

Another major part of the problem is the complete distortion of history to indoctrinate students with liberal and anti-American views.

My most recent example:

Last week I began listening to audio tapes for a course from The Teaching Company called “United States Literary History: The Colonial through the Early Modern Periods” by long-time Dartmouth College Professors Donald E. Pease and William W. Cook.

Of the 10 lectures I have listened to so far, starting with the arrival of the Pilgrims and the beginning of colonization in Virginia, every single lecture has found away to shift the focus to slavery and the oppression of African Americans.

The distortion of history in this course absolutely shocked me, even though I expect a fair amount of liberal bias from Ivy League professors.

And the Professors for this course are not “fringe” professors. At the time the course was recorded:

Professor Donald E. Pease was Chair of Humanities, who won Dartmouth’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1981.

Professor William W. Cook was Chair of the English Department, who won Dartmouth’s Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award in 1989. Professor Cook was also a Professor of African & African American Studies.

(I am listening to the 1996 version of this course, since I bought the tapes at a used book sale. I doubt liberal indoctrination has decreased since 1996.)

Students, Parents and College Administrators need to pay closer attention to what Professors are teaching in their high-priced classes.

And the concept of “tenure” needs to be ended so professors can be fired when they start indoctrinating rather than teaching.

wren on May 29, 2014 at 6:55 PM

“It is just a modern form of McCarthyism,” Bloomberg said of university “censorship” of conservatives. “Think about the irony: In the 1950s, the right wing was attempting to repress left wing ideas. Today, on many college campuses, it is liberals trying to repress conservative ideas even as conservative faculty members are at risk of becoming an endangered species.”

the problem here is Bloomberg thinks liberals are trying to repress conservative ideas when what is happening is reality keeps invalidating conservative ideas.

Letting failed ideas die is not McCarthyism.

Tlaloc on May 29, 2014 at 6:55 PM

But it still bugs the crud out of me that “McCarthyism” is ignorantly used as a pejorative, derisive term

VastRightWingConspirator on May 29, 2014 at 6:17 PM

“McCarthyism” entered the bipartisan lexicon meaning “fascist repression of people we don’t like” a long, long time ago. There is no point in wasting any energy trying to redeem his legacy.

Michael Bloomberg just called liberal schools/faculty/students McCarthyist. On the left, that’s an insult by comparison right up there with Bush and Hitler. Take free points when they’re handed to you.

LukeinNE on May 29, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Can’t stand the man, but good on him for calling them out to their faces over their bias and lack of diversity of opinion.

changer1701 on May 29, 2014 at 6:56 PM

But it still bugs the crud out of me that “McCarthyism” is ignorantly used as a pejorative, derisive term — by the Left and the Right — when history has proven that MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG.

VastRightWingConspirator on May 29, 2014 at 6:17 PM

I don’t particularly care for the tactics that McCarthy employed, but card-carrying American communists were advocating the overthrow of our system of government. Members of the diplomatic, intelligence and scientific communities were literally carting over mountains of data to the Soviets in a time where it wasn’t easy to move data a la Manning and Snowden, and they did this to the applause of the cognoscenti.

“Think about the irony: In the 1950s, the right wing was attempting to repress left wing ideas. Today, on many college campuses, it is liberals trying to repress conservative ideas

And a big fat F for knowledge of American history. Where did he think all of the brilliant liberal notions that oozed into the body politic came from? The universities were already hotbeds of Marxist activism. Does he really think that student movement of the 1960s just sprang up from a bunch disaffected College Republicans?

Bloomberg 2016 – Because this village needs an idiot!

dreadnought62 on May 29, 2014 at 6:57 PM

If they knew what his speech would be about they would have “uninvited” him.

albill on May 29, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Fat Mike is “flexible”.

GarandFan on May 29, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Let’s throw a little more truth into this. McCarthy wasn’t “conservative”, he was a pro-union Republican centrist, and again the bulk of the Red Scare was done by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), controlled only 2 years by Republicans during its heyday.

Axeman on May 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM

He’d find more success telling NYC rats they can’t weigh more than 32 ounces.

Christien on May 29, 2014 at 7:13 PM

You can see the exact moment when his heart grows three sizes.

Christien on May 29, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Bloomberg/Cruz 2016?

Thatcher/Reagan death to rinos

Mitochondrion on May 29, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Then he pisses it all away in the last five minutes by implying it’s the right that’s somehow shutting down the left’s voice when it comes to gun control, climate change, creationism and scientific research in general.

lowandslow on May 29, 2014 at 6:32 PM

100% agree. He decries censorship, but then then up the cause of global warming, whose advocates censor any critics and call them “deniers”. Same thing for naturalistic evolutionists who censor anybody who tries to point out the obvious weaknesses of naturalistic evolution. Bloomberg is a hypocrite, but I will gladly take what he said because it is a BIG surprise to hear even any criticism of Leftism at Harvard.Leftists, especially profs, are very intolerant and thus very illiberal.

mydh12 on May 29, 2014 at 7:27 PM

You can see the exact moment when his heart grows three sizes.

Christien on May 29, 2014 at 7:17 PM

.
. . . : )

listens2glenn on May 29, 2014 at 7:49 PM

the problem here is Bloomberg thinks liberals are trying to repress conservative ideas when what is happening is reality keeps invalidating conservative ideas.

Letting failed ideas die is not McCarthyism.

Tlaloc on May 29, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Yeah, socialism and fascism and liberalism have worked so well for your side over the course of history…how many millions of innocents slaughtered? How many once-thriving American cities turned into Democrat Institutionalized ghettos? How many billions spent on programs designed to do nothing but maintain a permanent underclass solely to remain in power?

The Stupid is strong with you, friend!

F-

Del Dolemonte on May 29, 2014 at 7:49 PM

reality keeps invalidating conservative ideas.

Letting failed ideas die is not McCarthyism.

Tlaloc on May 29, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Interesting. What are some of the ideas you’re basing that claim on?

Mimzey on May 29, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Its called a UNIversity.

Yet they always try to promote DIversity.

In the end, I guess it is a UNIversity when it comes to DIversity of ideas.

BVM on May 29, 2014 at 7:58 PM

bloomberg is right. let stupid ideas be expressed openly so that they attract all of the scorn and ridacule they so justly deserve. although as educational institutions these universities owe it to there students to provide commencement speakers of a certain intellectual caliber and finding repuglican speakers with an iq at least commensurate with those of the students (or the students 6 year old siblings) is probably hard.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 7:59 PM

…these universities owe it to there students to provide commencement speakers of a certain intellectual caliber and finding repuglican speakers with an iq at least commensurate with those of the students (or the students 6 year old siblings) is probably hard.

ThisIsWhat’sLeftOfYourBrainOnSoros on May 29, 2014 at 7:59 PM

You spelled “their” wrong, Rocket Scientist,

F-

Now, care to tell us why one of the other speakers at Harvard for this same graduation ceremony was a former Republican President who graduated from Yale?

Take your time.

Oh, and PS, your Democrat Party lost the college graduate vote in 2012. Choke on it!

Del Dolemonte on May 29, 2014 at 8:05 PM

You folks ain’t seen nothing yet, wait until they roll out the coursework for Science and Social Studies in Communist Core.

slickwillie2001 on May 29, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Then he pisses it all away in the last five minutes by implying it’s the right that’s somehow shutting down the left’s voice when it comes to gun control, climate change, creationism and scientific research in general.

lowandslow on May 29, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Ah. Right, as if the left doesn’t control the messaging on all those subjects. :p I guess he still has to maintain his Liberal credentials if he’s going for President.

LancerDL on May 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Bloomberg fog Gop nominee…2016

redyoshii on May 29, 2014 at 8:29 PM

bloomberg is right. let stupid ideas be expressed openly so that they attract all of the scorn and ridacule they so justly deserve. although as educational institutions these universities owe it to there students to provide commencement speakers of a certain intellectual caliber and finding repuglican speakers with an iq at least commensurate with those of the students (or the students 6 year old siblings) is probably hard.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 7:59 PM

I love it when people who are incapable of proper capitalization, punctuation, spelling, or even common word usage lecture everyone else on why being a progressive proves that they are infinitely smarter than everybody else.

clear ether

eon

eon on May 29, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Wait, what???

I agree with Bloomberg. Should I be looking for the Four Horsemen?

talkingpoints on May 29, 2014 at 8:56 PM

I don’t want to get too excited about this, but let me run an idea by you and if you don’t like it, you can hand it right back.

Sounds like a quote from my financial adviser in 2009.

HellCat on May 29, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Yeah, socialism and fascism and liberalism have worked so well for your side over the course of history…how many millions of innocents slaughtered? How many once-thriving American cities turned into Democrat Institutionalized ghettos? How many billions spent on programs designed to do nothing but maintain a permanent underclass solely to remain in power?

The Stupid is strong with you, friend!

F-

Del Dolemonte on May 29, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Actually, those philosophies work exceptionally well.

They are designed by anti-social megalomaniacs for the purpose of destroying existing cultures and substituting themselves- so they may continue laying waste to everything. The objective is invariably the enrichment and aggrandizement of a small minority (usually composed of the most violent and ruthless sociopaths) at everyone else’s expense. As well as the extermination of as many “inferiors” as possible.

This is also the basic definition of European-style feudalism, by the way. As opposed to the mutated version that gradually evolved in Britain from the Norman conquest on.

Leftism and fascism only appear unsuccessful as long as anyone believes they are really serious about anything other than destruction. Once you understand that their entire existence is focused on destruction, their batting average looks a lot better.

They know everything there is to know about destroying a civilization. But when it comes to building one to replace what they’ve obliterated, they don’t have a f**king clue.

The thing is, most progressives are too wrapped up in their own delusions of their superiority to realize this. And the few who understand this won’t admit it, partly because they either yearn for mass destruction or just don’t care (as long as they can avoid ennui), but also because they’re justifiably afraid that once the gaff is blown, their party will be over, for good.

Most of the trolls here fall into the first category. They lack the intelligence to qualify for the second.

Remember- Evil has to be reasonably smart, because good generally has it outnumbered.

clear ether

eon

eon on May 29, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Obviously, he didn’t let them know his remarks beforehand or he would have been “disinvited”.

talkingpoints on May 29, 2014 at 8:57 PM

the students (or the students 6 year old siblings) is probably hard.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 7:59 PM

I love it when people who are incapable of proper capitalization, punctuation, spelling, or even common word usage lecture everyone else on why being a progressive proves that they are infinitely smarter than everybody else.

clear ether

eon

eon on May 29, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Missed one.

talkingpoints on May 29, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Thank you Allah for bringing this to our attention.

Thank you Mike Bloomberg. I don’t agree with you most of the time but I applaud you for what you did. It took guts!

“Salute!”
“A votre sante!”
“Cheers!”
“Slainte!”
“Salud!”

“To your health, sir!”

Jayrae on May 29, 2014 at 9:27 PM

As one who works under the shadow of the university KGB, I’m happy that somebody apart from Mike Adams is saying something. At least with faculty, they have done protections…. The rest of us have to act like we’re apolitical.

mankai on May 29, 2014 at 10:49 PM

mankai on May 29, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Done some

/fifm

mankai on May 29, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I’m waiting…….APRIL FOOLS!!!!

jamzey on May 29, 2014 at 11:22 PM

“Here goes: Bloomberg/Cruz 2016?”

You know Allah, sometimes I think you’re a little quirky. Then at other times, like today, I think, “Allah needs a 12 step program.”

ncjetsfan on May 30, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Seldom will one ever witness publicly someone suffering from a Napoleonic complex more so than with Bloomberg .

Bmore on May 29, 2014 at 6:10 PM

It’s sad that you would digress to such an impotent review of that speech.

I don’t agree with Mayor Bloomberg about Global Warming or Guns but that was the most important beat down of Liberalism I’ve ever heard and coming from him, more powerful than Rush or Levin could ever deliver. They’re just preaching to our choir.

AYNBLAND on May 30, 2014 at 3:08 AM

He was a lifelong democrat before he joined the GOP so he could run for mayor.

gwhh on May 30, 2014 at 10:04 AM

I am convinced that the only way to protect the liberties we hold dear is to join the dark side and work from within. Ted Cruz could not have said this any better, but he is an Evil Rethuglican™ and therefore would have been shouted off the stage, if indeed he had been allowed on it.

JoseQuinones on May 30, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Wooohooo! You go, Bloomberg!

easyt65 on May 30, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Here goes: Bloomberg/Cruz 2016?

Pass some of that stuff over here, man!

Good Lt on May 30, 2014 at 12:48 PM

I don’t want to get too excited about this, but let me run an idea by you and if you don’t like it, you can hand it right back. Here goes: Bloomberg/Cruz 2016?

I’m pretty sure beta males are not supposed to be this evil.

There Goes the Neighborhood on May 30, 2014 at 2:24 PM

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