Thursday, June 04, 2015

Jack Snacks

The worm turning ...

a major award                                                 

For years, conservatives have railed against the suppression of free speech and increasing authoritarianism on college campuses — and they've been largely written off by the liberal establishment in academia.

Schlosser's fear and Kipnis' reality come at a time when colleges are swimming in "trigger warnings" and "safe spaces," which have become necessary to protect students so sensitive that they can't bear to have their worldview challenged or face anything that might remind them of some difficult past experience. It is no longer the responsibility of the student to get herself help for trauma so severe she can't read classic literature; no, the current culture puts the onus on everyone else to tiptoe around for fear that someone, somewhere will be offended.
But now, the culture that has been cultivated by liberal ideologues has turned against them, and they're fighting back.

The latest example comes from professor Edward Schlosser (a pseudonym), who wrote an article titled: "I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me."

"The student-teacher dynamic has been re-envisioned along a line that's simultaneously consumerist and hyper-protective, giving each and every student the ability to claim Grievous Harm in nearly any circumstance, after any affront, and a teacher's formal ability to respond to these claims is limited at best," Schlosser wrote.

[...]Schlosser notes that such personal experiences have now replaced due process and the scientific method as acceptable analyses. "All that matters is that people are allowed to speak, that their narratives are accepted without question, and that the bad feelings go away."[...]

[a college revolution cont .. ]

"The Modern Liberal will invariably side with evil over good, wrong over right, and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success. Give the Modern Liberal the choice between Saddam Hussein and the United States, and he will not only side with Saddam Hussein; he will slander America and Americans in order to do so. Give him the choice between the vicious mass murderer corrupt terrorist dictator Yasser Arafat and the tiny and wonderful democracy of Israel, and he will plagia­rize maps, forge documents, engage in blood libels--as did our former President Jimmy Carter-- to side with the terrorist organizations and to attack the tiny democracy of Israel." - Evan Sayet

"...and they will be the first ones shot  by them after the revolution." Evan Sayet

"Schlosser's decision to come forward (at least anonymously) comes after Northwestern University professor Laura Kipnis was accused of violating a federal discrimination law for writing about the sensitivities of today's college students.'s decision to come forward (at least anonymously) comes after Northwestern University professor Laura Kipnis  .... "

Makes me wonder if the anonymous professor Schlosser might be Weather Underground terrorist Bernardine Dohrn (Mrs. Bill Ayers)  who taught  at Northwestern?