Moronic Liberal Professor Now Complains About… Liberal Students?

This comes to us from the bastion of left-wing logic that is Vox.

Today, under the pseudonym Edward Schlosser, a liberal professor opened up about his new-found fear of his politically correct, speech-silencing, liberal students.

Things have changed since I started teaching. The vibe is different. I wish there were a less blunt way to put this, but my students sometimes scare me — particularly the liberal ones….

The student-teacher dynamic has been reenvisioned 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.

Sounds to me like, for possibly the first time, this leftist professor is experiencing the wrath of the social justice warriors that he helped create.

Sir, you broke it; you bought it. Live by the politically correct sword, die by the politically correct sword. When I first read his next statement, I was immediately reminded of something Andrew Breitbart once said/predicted. The professor wrote:

I once saw an adjunct not get his contract renewed after students complained that he exposed them to “offensive” texts written by Edward Said and Mark Twain. His response, that the texts were meant to be a little upsetting, only fueled the students’ ire and sealed his fate. That was enough to get me to comb through my syllabi and cut out anything I could see upsetting a coddled undergrad.

Now, read Andrew Breitbart’s comment from a Slate interview in 2010 on exactly that.

 “When I told my parents I was an American studies major, they were like, ‘That’s fantastic! Did you read Mark Twain?’ ‘No, I didn’t.’ ‘What did you read?’ ‘Marcuse, Adorno, Horkheimer, Michel Foucault.’ ‘They don’t sound American!’ ‘They’re not.’ … “I was too drunk to be completely indoctrinated by it.”

See, Andrew understood this better than anyone. Universities are not a breeding ground for cerebral discourse, but a meat-grinder, completely devoid of intellectual diversity, hellbent on churning out leftist drones. The worst part is that this is not by accident, but by design. Even this liberal professor now admits as much! He doesn’t even see his own hypocrisy. When presented with a critical question on the housing bubble in the United States… this professor’s response was nothing short of authoritarian.

“What about Fannie and Freddie?” he asked (referring to a student).

I gave a quick response about how most experts would disagree with that assumption, that it was actually an oversimplification, and pretty dishonest, and isn’t it good that someone made the video we just watched to try to clear things up? And, hey, let’s talk about whether that was effective, okay? If you don’t think it was, how could it have been?

See, what’s pivotal here is that this teacher doesn’t even realize his own fascism. He doesn’t proceed to debate the student. He tells the student that he’s flat-out wrong, demands that the student simply accept his premise, and forces the student to discuss exactly why he was wrong… and could never be right in the first place.

The funny thing is that there are plenty of very well-respected economists who do think that Fannie and Freddie was one of the contributors, if not the single greatest contributor, to the housing crash in the USA. But I’m sure this professor understands it all better than those hacks. He teaches writing, don’t you know!

In this instance, the professor told the student that he had no right to even hold a differing opinion.

Now he’s complaining that students are telling him he has no right to hold a differing opinion. Who’d have seen that one coming, moron?

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Ebola Threat To The U.S. Could Be Linked To This One Thing Obama Did Four Years Ago

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Thanks to the determined digging of Brandon Darby over at breitbart.com — and the courage of at least one government whistleblower — we’re learning more and more about the threat that Ebola now presents to the American people.

In an exclusive post based on a secret government report that was leaked to Darby, we learn that, since the first of the year, more than 3,500 passengers from nations severely impacted by the Ebola outbreak have been allowed to enter the U.S. without any special screening.

In addition, according to the leaked intelligence document, those individuals have entered into at least 18 heavily populated U.S. cities, including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Miami, Cincinnati, Columbus, Pittsburg, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Fort Lauderdale, and Cleveland.

Breitbart.com quotes the anonymous federal agent who leaked the report, and his words are both damning and disturbing:

“This internal report, coupled with the current Ebola case in Dallas, reveals that our government is not only allowing individuals from Ebola-stricken nations to enter the U.S. with only the basic screening they give to passengers from any foreign nation, but the claims of the issue being properly addressed in the West African countries are untrue.”

The agent who spoke on condition of anonymity told Breitbart Texas that Americans have been put in real danger by the actions, or inactions, of the Obama administration, especially Customs and Border Patrol (CBP).

“The CBP is taking no action to screen individuals entering the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations. We are doing nothing. All we are doing is asking authorities in nations with Ebola to stick a thermometer in the mouths of people boarding planes. That does nothing to keep Americans safe from Ebola,” the agent said.

This revelation begs the question: Why hasn’t something been done — by the Centers for Disease Control or the Department of Homeland Security — to prevent the inflow of travelers with a high likelihood of Ebola infection?

The answer may lie in what the Obama administration did some four years ago.

In April of 2010, USA Today reported that the administration quietly scrapped plans to enact sweeping new federal quarantine regulations that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention supported as critical to protecting Americans from dangerous diseases spread by travelers.

Airline and civil liberties groups, including the ACLU, were pushing for the proposed regulations to be dropped…and they were.

The regulations, proposed in 2005 during the Bush administration amid fears of avian flu, would have given the federal government additional powers to detain sick airline passengers and those exposed to certain diseases.

They also would have expanded requirements for airlines to report ill passengers to the CDC and mandated that airlines collect and maintain contact information for fliers in case they later needed to be traced as part of an investigation into an outbreak.

As for the continuing effort to identify and assess the health of some 100 people who may have come into contact with the Ebola patient still isolated in a Dallas hospital, authorities have not indicated that any more infections have been confirmed.

The CDC insists the Ebola situation is under control in the United States.

 

H/T: weaselzippers.us    Photo Credit: twitter

 

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

Breitbart Was Right…

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The New York Times released a major 5,000 word investigative report exposing Obama administration appointees’ abuse of a federal program to compensate farmers who had faced discrimination. Back in 2010, however, the Times had urged for faster compensation and less bureaucratic roadblocks for the “Pigford” defendants:

The compensation effort sprang from a desire to redress what the government and a federal judge agreed was a painful legacy of bias against African-Americans by the Agriculture Department. But an examination by The New York Times shows that it became a runaway train, driven by racial politics, pressure from influential members of Congress and law firms that stand to gain more than $130 million in fees. In the past five years, it has grown to encompass a second group of African-Americans as well as Hispanic, female and Native American farmers. In all, more than 90,000 people have filed claims. The total cost could top $4.4 billion.

From the start, the claims process prompted allegations of widespread fraud and criticism that its very design encouraged people to lie: because relatively few records remained to verify accusations, claimants were not required to present documentary evidence that they had been unfairly treated or had even tried to farm. Agriculture Department reviewers found reams of suspicious claims, from nursery-school-age children and pockets of urban dwellers, sometimes in the same handwriting with nearly identical accounts of discrimination.

Yet those concerns were played down as the compensation effort grew. Though the government has started requiring more evidence to support some claims, even now people who say they were unfairly denied loans can collect up to $50,000 with little documentation.

And what a fraud it was. The government has spent over $1.33 billion compensating Hispanic and female farmers for federal loan discrimination despite a 2010 Supreme Court ruling dismissing those claims, which didn’t seem to bother the Times until now.

The Times also singled out Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who they said was a driving force behind the settlement. Vilsack told the Times that “We weren’t just writing checks for the heck of it…People were not treated fairly, and in fact, even today there are damages as a result of folks who weren’t treated fairly.”

Since it’s the government, I suppose a little fraud is to be expected, as long as the overall intent was theoretically good.

While it’s great to see this story being reported by The New York Times, it’s a shame that Andrew Breitbart isn’t around to revel in the vindication of his efforts to expose the fraud in the Pigford settlement.

 

This article originally appeared at AIM.org and is reprinted here with permission. 

Image Courtesy Of Breitbart.com

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Video: This Is America On The “Drug” Obama

This past weekend, I saw the late Andrew Breitbart’s swan song Occupy Unmasked that exposed the Occupy movement for what it is: an orchestrated distraction by the hard Left and unions.

In a way, it was like preaching to the choir. I already knew the mainstream media had coordinated with the hard Left (including anarchists) and unions to make “Occupy” what Time magazine called “The Story of the Year.”

I already knew that the mainstream media was hiding the rapes and murders and OD’s and rats and STDs. Hiding the fact that college students were being bussed in; and the homeless and unemployed were being paid to act as props for the real Occupiers: the SEIU and anarchists.

Yes, the same SEIU that gave $100 million to Obama in 2008. The same anarchists that are a part of Obama’s “community organizing” circle of radicals.

But seeing the film moved this knowledge from the head to the heart; that is, enabled me to feel it viscerally.

And America, that is a scary feeling. For SEIU and the radical Left want one thing and one thing only: the destruction of America. To destroy America so that their perfect socialist utopia will rise from the ashes.

What the details of this socialist utopia will be doesn’t matter.

What matters now is destruction.

It reminds me of those “This is your brain on drugs” commercials of the 1980s. A commentator shows a pan filled with hot butter and says: “This is your brain.” He then cracks an egg into the pan, where the egg sizzles and sputters, never again to return to its original form, and says “This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?”

Another term of Obama will make America’s “fundamental transformation” complete. America will go beyond the point of no return. SEIU, the radical Left, and their dear leader, Barack Hussein Obama, will finish the job of destroying this nation and remake it into something unrecognizable, never to return again to the greatest nation on earth.

God help us if they are successful.

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