If you have ever wondered how you can reach a 97% “consensus” on something as infinitely complex as and climate, even though the “experts” can’t even come close to modeling it, one needs to look no further than Middlebury University…or the Dark Ages. It is easy to reach a “consensus” when all opposing voices are removed from the discussion. While not directly related to climate change, the recent assault on a conservative professor and speaker at Middlebury University highlights just how far our Universities have strayed from their mission of providing a well-rounded quality education, protecting freedom of expression, exploration, and discovery, and ensuring that their students develop the critical analysis skills needed to succeed and function is any civilized society. Today’s universities promote “safe-spaces,” censorship, discrimination and even violence against those that may hold opposing views, all in an effort to protect a Millennial participation trophy snowflake generation from “trigger words,” “micro-aggressions,” and “white privilege.”
America’s campuses have been in the grip of a creeping McCarthyism for years. McCarthyism, the word, stands for the extreme repression of ideas and for silencing speech…Today, polite liberals—in politics, academia and the media arts—watch in silent assent as McCarythyist radicals hound, repress and attack conservatives like Charles Murray for what they think, write and say.
I read Charles Murry’s “The Bell Curve” when it first came out in 1994, and what I remember most about the book was how the author repeatedly highlighted how none of the research he was covering was his own, he was simply reviewing the existing literature from existing research universities, many if not most of them, very liberal. Having worked in healthcare I found it surprising that simply stating that there are differences between the races and sexes was controversial. The field of medicine is well aware that there are infinite differences between races and sexes. Men will never suffer from ovarian cancer or die during childbirth, men will never suffer PMS or hot flashes. Few whites will ever suffer from cycle cell anemia, and melanomas are almost non-existent in the black population. Differences even exist between the religions, Tay-Sachs Disease affects largely the Jewish community. Eskimos have yellow faces due to a pigment related to the production of vitamin D and level of UV radiation/tanning. The differences are endless.
Man has evolved for over 2 million years and there is absolutely nothing politically correct about Mother Nature. Mother Nature gave us the antithesis of political correctness, Mother Nature gave us “survival of the fittest.” There are no “safe spaces” or “participation trophies” in the wild, there is only eat or be eaten. Mother Nature isn’t concerned with feelings hurt by “micro-aggressions,” Mother Nature is concerned with survival, and nothing else. There is absolutely no logical evolutionary argument that would have man evolving the same as women, they serve completely different purposes in the cycle of life and evolutionary process. The reason is very very simple; if you have 100 men and 1 woman you can produce about 1 child a year, and eventually, your species becomes extinct. If you have 100 women and 1 man, you can easily keep a species from extinction. It is for that very reason that no society with an ounce of common sense would ever man the front lines with women. Women are infinitely more critical to the survival of the species than man is. The sexes are nowhere near equal when it comes to evolutionary importance. Men are cannon fodder. There is a common sense evolutionary reason for women to be risk adverse, communicative/highly verbal, very selective of the mate they choose and focused on raising children, and men to be the risk-taking, silent hunter gathers that will mate with just about anything that moves. Talkative hunters get eaten by tigers and bears and fail to bring home the bacon to the queen of the cave. That is the system designed over billion and billions of years that has kept species from going extinct. Mother Nature loves diversity, she hates equality. If she had wanted women to be men, she would have made them men. Never in the history of man, would you ever see a woman run to save an unrelated man from being eaten by a dinosaur, but that behavior is almost instinctive for a man.
Such talk is blasphemy to the political left, and making such comments can and have had serious consequences. Harvard President Larry Summers once dared to make the outrageous comment that there may be differences between the sexes. He promptly lost his job, such nonsense simply cannot be spoken on the campuses of our elite universities. I wonder what excuse the “experts” give for women not going into software development and computer programming, and why men don’t have shop-at-home jewelry parties? Almost every major company in Silicon Valley was created in the past 20 years, and there is nothing stopping women from writing code and creating apps in their basements, college dorms or garages. I personally have no interest in hosting a jewelry party, nor have I ever been invited to one by any of my male friends. The old excuses simply aren’t valid.
The president of Harvard University has provoked a furore by arguing that men outperform women in maths and sciences because of biological difference, and discrimination is no longer a career barrier for female academics.
Unfortunately, and shockingly, many university professors condone censorship and even violence against those with whom they disagree. Many professors at Middlebury College actually signed a petition supporting the censorship. We have simply allowed the wrong people to educate our children, and society is paying a dear price for it.
Today, the smear is common for conservative speakers and thinkers. Prior to Mr. Murray’s scheduled talk at Middlebury, a student petition, signed by hundreds of faculty and alumni, sought to rescind the invitation because “we believe that Murray’s ideas have no place in rigorous scholarly conversation.” Such “disinvitations” have become routine.
Liberals seem to think that they are immune from attacks, but they aren’t, and at least one liberal professor has realized the monster that has been created. In the article titled “I’m a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me” Professor Edward Schlosser broke the code of silence and dared to speak out.
The real problem: a simplistic, unworkable, and ultimately stifling conception of social justice
This shift in student-teacher dynamic placed many of the traditional goals of higher education — such as having students challenge their beliefs — off limits. While I used to pride myself on getting students to question themselves and engage with difficult concepts and texts, I now hesitate. What if this hurts my evaluations and I don’t get tenure?
His fears are well justified, as this video of a “Social Justice Warrior” or SJW demonstrates how simple everyday events like Holloween can take on a whole new meaning when you are dealing with people whose main intent in life it to find something that offends them. That is how they exercise their power, they’ve learned that the squeaky wheel does get the grease.
Watch A Mob Of Yale Students Bully A Professor They Say Hurt Their Feelings
‘I want your job to be taken from you,’ shouts a student. ‘Let us define our own experiences,’ another student says. ‘Let us tell you if you’re being racist.’
“You should not sleep at night!” a female student shrieks at Yale sociology professor Nicholas Christakis in that video which has since gone viral. “You’re disgusting!”
The professors involved eventually had to resign
, a true victory for the SJWs, a true loss for all of civil society. It also sends a warning to all liberals, like the father that feeds his family to the alligator hoping to appease it, eventually the alligator will return again hungry, and there will be no more children to feed it. Liberals aren’t known for their bravery, they are typically the ones spitting on our soldier heroes and burning our flag, not the ones rushing into harm’s way to protect the rights and freedoms of those that don’t appreciate them. When liberals find themselves in a firefight, no one will ever have their backs, they find themselves alone in their foxhole. Liberals don’t do “hero,” just ask any conservative or Muslim women the support they’ve gotten from the feminist “leaders.”
Let’s recognize that the failure to oppose McCarthyist creep from the left is also consuming liberal reputations. A key event here is what happened at Yale to Professors Erika and Nicholas Christakis, who were made to resign their positions last May over the infamous 2015 “Halloween” costumes incident.
Erika Christakis wrote later about the experience for the Washington Post and there is one unforgettable passage: “Few [of her colleagues] spoke up. And who can blame them? Numerous professors, including those at Yale’s top-rated law school, contacted us personally to say that it was too risky to speak their minds. Others who generously supported us publicly were admonished by colleagues for vouching for our characters.” That is McCarthyism at Yale.
Even being gay isn’t enough to protect you from the liberals if you are a conservative. Recently the Berkely Brownshirts rioted on campus preventing Milo from speaking.
Milo Yiannopoulos said Wednesday that the riot that canceled his planned speech at the University of California-Berkeley was “heavily ironic and very, I think, self-defeating for the social justice left.”…”No one’s safety is at risk from different opinions,” Yiannopoulos told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in a phone interivew. “No one’s physical safety is endangered by political ideas from a speaker on campus, but universities have sort of allowed this stuff to happen, and even in some cases encouraged it.”
The Berkeley Student Newspaper defended the violence. Ironically, and tragically, this is how the Huffington Post reported on it.
That’s when a group of a few dozen, dressed in black, faces covered, stormed the building, dramatically knocking aside metal barricades, smashing windows and lighting fires. The police did very little to stop it, allowing them to blow off steam… I’ve been in protests throughout the world and this was, in many ways, one of the most frightening…And it was a sickening sight to see that they were trying to burn down the student union with people inside of it.
Fortunately, there is some hope still alive on our universities. After the outrageous acts of cowardly violence made the headlines, a few professors said “enough is enough,” and wrote a letter condemning the censorship and violence and published it in the WSJ. Fortunately, the letter will reach far more than the student petition to censor. The following are just a few of the principle.
Middlebury’s Statement of Principle
The principles are as follows:
Genuine higher learning is possible only where free, reasoned, and civil speech and discussion are respected.
Only through the contest of clashing viewpoints do we have any hope of replacing mere opinion with knowledge.
The incivility and coarseness that characterize so much of American politics and culture cannot justify a response of incivility and coarseness on the college campus.
The impossibility of attaining a perfectly egalitarian sphere of free discourse can never justify efforts to silence speech and debate.
Exposure to controversial points of view does not constitute violence.
The University of Chicago has also recently taken a stand against this tide of censorship and wrote a letter warning snowflake freshmen that there will be no “safe spaces” for them to hide.
“Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called ‘trigger warnings,’ we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual ‘safe spaces’ where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own,”
Dr. Lindzen recently wrote a letter to President Trump regarding his concerns about “science” of climate change. It appears others at MIT have yet to get the memo, and wrote a letter in response, apparently choosing to live in denial regarding the recent election.
Calling what is happening on university campuses “McCarthysim” however is unfair to McCarthy. During the McCarthy Era, many facts about the cold war were unknown, and those hidden facts were used to undermine Senator McCarthy. It was only after the fall of Communism that the truth was actually known. After the Berlin Wall came down, many documents regarding the “Venona Project” were released, many of them vindicating Senator McCarthy, and proving that many of the people he accused of aiding the Communists were, in fact, doing so. The dangers Senator McCarthy fought against are now on full display in Hollywood and our liberal universities. The Communist Goals of 1958 remain alive and well today.
The harassment and intimidation of those with differing views displayed at Middlebury College isn’t unique and is well documented in the field of climate “science.” The left simply believes that is you remove one side of the argument from the debate the other side wins, that simply isn’t how real science works. A free society simply cannot succeed if its universities and journalists are converted to propaganda tools.
“You gotta be real careful around here,” Allen noted. “You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody else believes. This is like ’30s Germany.”
Allen, 63, plays an outspoken conservative on the sitcom “Last Man Standing” and is one of the few actors in Hollywood to profess having right-wing leanings.
To counter this disturbing trend President Trump should:
- Deny federal funding and student loans to universities that demonstrate a significant staffing bias discriminating against Conservatives
- Deny research grants to universities that participated in the Global Warming Hoax
- Ensure that any federally funded research used to support public policy can be independently verified and replicated
- Direct federal funding to those universities that welcome the military and have a balanced staff representing the entire political spectrum
- Rule “speech codes” unconstitutional an violate the civil right guaranteed in the 1st Amendment
- Deny federal funding to any university offering “safe-spaces”
- Support civil rights lawsuits against universities that suppress free speech
BTW, the MO of the Climate Alarmists is to deny, deflect, deceive, distort, and attack. One favorite tactic is to “appeal to authority,” who are often the “Fact Checkers.” These favorite attack dogs are a tainted jury at best.
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