Monday, September 24, 2007

Congratulations Columbia University

Perhaps it was naive for me to think that going to university I would be rewarded for being a critical thinker. In my first few years of university I, too, was swept up in thinking that was my professors and student union was saying was the right thing to do, and that we were making the world a better place.

There is some truth in the saying that "if you're not a socialist by 20 you have no heart and if you're still a socialist by 30, you have no brain"

But as Joanne is writing about today, I have learned over my many years of university that only progressives are the one's that dictate (and I don't use that word lightly) what ideas are allowed to be heard to change our
city/provinces/country/world.

Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejadto is invited to speak at one university while just a year ago Harvard's president resigns due to the controversy surrounding his remarks about innate differences between men and women and the connection to our choices in school subjects (specifically science and math)

These issues are not just in American universities. University of Victoria students can't even meet a Canadian Forces Recruiter.

Margaret Wente wrote a great article on Saturday about university culture and the concept of "dangerous ideas." Give it a read.

In my opinion, the most "dangerous" ideas are the ones that say that other ideas/opinions should not be heard.

Kate hit the nail: What's the opposite of diversity? University!

Yet another plug for a great book, Indoctrination U: The Left's War Against Academic Freedom

2 Comments:

Blogger Jarrett said...

Amen!

Mon Sep 24, 02:56:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a pretty sad statement about the ACLU since it took a Islamofascist thugs that approves the murdering gays and adulters to be given the Right to mention "Jesus" on a University Campus.

The ACLU has joined the Islamists and will rue the day they fell for the "Islam is Peace" tripe that CAIR spews while they knowingly fund Hamas and Hezballah along with their support for Maher Arar .
For those that didn't understand the intro about the returning Imam and the Prophet Jesus , this is Muslim-speak for the mass slaughter of all the infidels and "People Of The Book" ( Jews and Christians) which rejected the true Messenger from Allah who is Muhammed in their eyes.

I remember a video tape from a Mosque in Pickering where Liberal Dan McTeague appeased the Muslims by denouncing Jesus as the Messiah for all Christians and he then Declared Muhammed and Allah as the real Faith for all people.
When I emailed Mcteague about the video he called me a bigot and racist and attacked me as a poor Catholic with no respect for others , except , I never told MP McTeague my faith , I only asked him why he mocked over 1 billion Christian on Earth as fools for followers Jesus who Muslims see as just one of many prophets and not a Messiah.
The Mosque that MP McTeague spoke at has had several "Alleged" Islamophobic acts of vandalism where nobody ever sees the vandals and the Police have yet to track down just one of the "Drunken -Christians" as discribed on the Mosque video .

Ironic it was , because the Mosque meeting was about Tolerance and anti-Racism within a pluralistic canada where everyone should be respected.

Poor Dan , sold his soul for a few votes only to see P.M. Martin crash and burn from the AdScam kick-back scheme that funded the Liberal Elections .

Mon Sep 24, 04:43:00 PM EDT  

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