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RUSH: What’s happening on the American college campus, the vaunted academy, to me, takes the top spot in the Stack of Stuff today. For those of you who are just now getting attuned to what’s happening during the day, the University of Missouri’s embattled president has resigned. His name is Tim Wolfe. He just quit, just resigned because of committing the crime of being a white male.

If you dig deep into this, I first heard about this, I think it was Friday after I got home from work. I got a note from a friend of mine about this whole story and the subject line: “Wow, your home state’s a weird place.” And I said, “Well, I already knew that. What’s this about?” And that’s when I started becoming familiar with the story on campus at the University of Missouri. I did not attend. The family did, but I am not a member of the alma mater there.

Now, if you haven’t been following this story, this is a Social Justice Warriors story. Some of the students as Mizzou have been calling for the president of the University to resign. It’s all an extenuation, a continuation of what started boiling over in Ferguson, Missouri, which is 120 miles down the road, down I-70. And of course Ferguson had nothing to do with any of this that’s happening on campus. What’s happening on campus had nothing to do with anything in Ferguson, and I wouldn’t be surprised if what’s happening at the University of Missouri has been imported from Ferguson in terms of leaders of the community organizers and agitators are concerned.

The pressure on the university president, I guess it really began, a student began a hunger strike with a list of demands. None of them specific. I mean, if you go through the list of demands here and the complaints, you don’t find anything specific. You find the major problem is that there are too many white people at this place, and they apparently are not nice enough or considerate enough to the 10% of the people there who are black, and so there has to be some changes. But don’t forget, folks, this is the place, it was just a couple of short years ago the University of Missouri got a gold star. The University of Missouri was the leading, most sensitive university in America because that’s where Michael Sam went to school.

Michael Sam, the first gay player to come out in advance of going to the NFL draft, picked up by the St. Louis Rams, didn’t make the team, went to the practice squad of the Cowboys, didn’t make the team, left to Canada, wasn’t gonna make the team, so quit. He’s out of football for now. But at the time the University of Missouri was heralded as a citadel of tolerance, a citadel of progressivism, a citadel of acceptance. What happened? What happened? How could the place that led the nation in tolerance and love and acceptance for gay athletes on the football team, what could have made it fall so far so fast?

Okay. Back to the details. Student goes on a hunger strike after a list of demands, including that the university president quit and ride out of town. Thirty black members of the Mizzou football team said that they would begin to boycott practices and games until the university president was forced out or until he resigned. The faculty then joined, and then the head football coach Gary Pinkel then joined, and the die was cast. Because, you see, the football program runs most major universities. And if you take the football program out and the money that it generates out, you’ve got huge financial problems. It’s incalculable, the damage. The coach, I mean, he’s gotta go out and recruit at the end of this season. The last thing he can do is oppose his players. Of course he’s gotta join the players in the boycott.

The faculty did not like the president to begin with, before any of this started. You know why? The president, Tim Wolfe, only had a bachelor’s degree. He wasn’t properly educated. He didn’t have a postgraduate degree. He didn’t have one, period. He just had a bachelor degree. Now, they’ve got no problem with student athletes not learning anything. The faculty at these places have no problem with student athletes barely attending class and few of them even graduating. But when it comes to the university president, he was white, and he only had a bachelor’s degree. No specific complaints were actually ever cited. It was basically a list of complaints about the atmosphere on campus.

The closest thing to a specific complaint that I’ve been able to find — and correct me if I’m wrong on this — the closest thing that I have been able to find to a specific complaint is that Wolf’s car, the university president’s car allegedly bumped a protester last month while he was surrounded by a crowd of screaming protesters. And never mind that he apologized for that, quote, unquote, crime. He apologized profusely. But his car bumping one of the protesters apparently was an unacceptable, unforgivable crime against humanity. He even said he should have gotten out of the car and apologized in person, which might have just ratcheted things up even more. I have a list here of the University of Missouri student demands, and there’s nothing specific in it.

Let’s, instead, look at this in a different way. Just to remind you, SB Nation, a sports website, back on February 10, 2014 — this is just a year and a half ago — “Michael Sam’s Announcement Shines an Incredibly Positive Light on Mizzou.” Yeah, just a year and a half ago. A year and a half ago, they loved Mizzou. Well, they had a star linebacker, an African-American who was gay, and everybody knew he was gay but they kept the secret! He confided to the team; the team kept it a secret for whatever reasons, ’cause he didn’t want to come out.

But the Missouri University system, the campus at Columbia — the football team — was apparently so enlightened a year and a half ago, that someone like Michael Sam was not only allowed to go and attend, but to prosper, succeed, excel, and be given an award. And now… (interruption) Well, yeah, okay. There is one other thing. That’s right. It was reported in the Drive-Bys that some idiot made a swastika out of feces on a building and that the president didn’t do enough about that when he was told about it.

So swastika, feces. I don’t know why that… Well, I don’t know. What is racist about that? (interruption) Swastika? I can see a lot of people being offended by it, but is it a racially motivated thing? I mean, it’s no different… You know, the quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton? Did you hear what he did yesterday? Well, they played the Packers. They played the Packers in Charlotte and some Packers fans showed up wearing their cheeseheads and Packers jerseys, and they had a banner.

They had a banner that they had slung over the railing at field level. I forget exactly what it said, but it was something promoting the Packers, like: We’re in Packer country here. But they weren’t. They were in Charlotte. So Cam Newton says he saw it and he went over there and he grabbed it and tore it down, and the Packer fans thought he was coming over to talk to ’em and say, “Hey, man, good game,” or whatever. He took it away, and they thought it was a joke, and he was gonna be bringing their banner back, but he didn’t.

He said, “Look, last time we were in Green Bay, I didn’t see anybody with a Panther sign. So I’m not gonna have to look at any Packer signs here in my home stadium. This is about protecting the building,” or whatever he said. He ripped it down. But the University of Missouri president did not get mad enough at the feces-laden swastika sign. Those are the two specific events that have taken place. No, it makes total sense. If you put this in the right context, it makes total sense. This is not about any specific grievance.

This is just the ongoing attempt by the left to capture what they’re losing at the ballot box. The Democrat Party’s losing elections. Ferguson didn’t turn out the way the protestors wanted it to. People have moved down the road. You know what’s really interesting about this to me (and there are many aspects of it that are interesting) is that if you look at this incident by itself, outside of the context, you would believe that we still live in the 1800s, that we are still pre-Civil War, that we still have slavery; we still have blatant racism and discrimination.

This country has done more to progress from those days, this country has done more to address the legitimate grievances… We have altered policy. We have had policies implemented to basically punish achievers because of their race in order to balance things out. We have lowered entry standards. We’ve done everything we can. Affirmative action. We’ve done quotas. And as you see, it’s never enough. Because it’s never really all about that. And I, frankly, think part of me was all weekend and this morning watching this…

I know people are upset about it and wringing their hands together. But it’s also happening at Yale. You know what happened at Yale? Some students are very upset by Halloween costumes. It really… The students at Yale are demanding a safe area where they can be free from having to hear anything that upsets them, including opposing political points of view. These 19 to 20, 22-year-old children simply need to feel safe and they don’t feel safe on the campus, and the tipping point was when they saw some really scary Halloween costumes.

So a faculty member, a female faculty member says, “Well, just turn away if you don’t want to look at the costumes.” And they said, “Just turn away? We’re surrounded by it! We can’t turn away,” and they surrounded the teacher and threatened the teacher, the professor, or what have you. And so Yale is caving. We, last week, talked about the various universities where they are setting up essentially hall monitor-type people to approve or disapprove of each and every Halloween costume on some college campuses.

We’re not talking about kindergarten or grade school here. We’re talking about college campuses where the students are so upset by some Halloween costumes, that adult supervisors were set up to approve or disapprove various Halloween costumes so that some students wouldn’t be scared and upset and offended, maybe. I think these universities — these institutions of higher propaganda — are getting just what they deserve, folks. I think they are reaping what they’ve sown. They turned over the asylum to the inmates years ago, and the inmates have finally figured out how to blackmail ’em.

You do it with the football program. It’s gonna win each and every time ’cause these colleges cannot do without the football program. Mizzou has a game against BYU this Sunday or this weekend, probably Saturday over at Kansas City at Airhead Stadium. Now, I’m not… I haven’t had the radio on today, but I would wager that all of you listening to sports talk radio this morning in and around Columbia or Kansas City or St. Louis… I would wager that virtually every host has been on the side of the players — every host — because they want the game to be played.

They want to cover the game; therefore they’re gonna side with the players. They’re not… Nobody is gonna stand up. There was one player who stood up and said, “Hey, there’s not unanimity on this team. There are a bunch of players here that don’t think this boycott ought to happen.” But it was too late. The coach, he’s gotta go out and recruit. He can’t possibly do anything but join his players in this boycott if he wants to remain coach, if he wants them to listen to him, if he wants to have control of the team, if he wants to be able to recruit players.

He’s got to stand with the players that are causing the trouble here. He can’t side against them. And this is what everybody knows. It’s what the protesters know. It’s what the striking or what the threatened striking players know. But really, these institutions of higher learning are anything but that. They are institutions of higher propaganda, and I really do think they’re getting exactly what they deserve. All of these tirades from the students rooted in anger and fear, the threats, the demands.
You know, we don’t have students anymore.

We have institutions of higher victimization.

We are allowing students to adopt victim status as a means of getting what they want, including grades. In the list of student demands, there is this demand that university be more accepting of “marginalized” students. That means two things. Of course “marginalized” is a racial reference, but it also has to with students who might be flunking out. We’re supposed to overlook it. We’re not supposed to punish students who are not getting good grades ’cause it’s not their fault. They’re victims of a racist hierarchy and patriarchy on campus, and they’re doing the best they can.

And you’ve got to respect and understand that with all the stress and all the pressure and all the racism, they’re doing the best they can. And you can’t flunk them. This is what the university experience has become: Threats, tirades, demands, endless parade of victims, now agitators. See, I think the universities have had their hands in creating these little monsters. As far as I’m concerned, they can live with ’em now. This is exactly it. When they stopped teaching — when they stopped teaching critical thought, when liberalism overcame every campus, when liberalism overwhelmed everything — it was the end of independent, critical thought. And it was the beginning of, “You better toe the line or you’re out.”

And this is what they are reaping.


RUSH: No, no. No, no. My point is this: When you teach how rotten America is… When you teach students at the university level and at the high school level how racist the country is, how unfair, how unjust, how immoral — when you have black studies courses and professors who are so extremely radical that you don’t even recognize them — what do you expect to happen after a few years? You expect to just teach these students that America’s horrible, that it’s racist, that they don’t have a chance, that the white man so dominates it and it’s so unfair — there’s such white privilege — that they don’t have a prayer?

You think they’re just gonna sit there and listen to it and then leave campus and cause trouble? No. At some point, they’re gonna realize, “Hey, wait a minute. This campus is the same place as what they’re telling me is outside,” and they’re gonna get mobilized and they’re gonna find their agitators who are adults like in Ferguson and so forth and they’re gonna try to take over the universities, too. After all, this is what they’ve been taught. The thing is, the rabble-rousers are supposed to wait until they get out of school or maybe graduate and then take all of this misbehavior outside the campus to other parts of American society and culture. But they’re not supposed to be doing this on campus.

“No, no, no! We’re not the kind of people we’ve been teaching you about!”

But I guess it’s not working. That’s why part of me is kind of smiling over this.


RUSH: Hey, folks, this is academe. This is the academy. This is education. This is what every parent thinks is the most important thing about their young kids’ future: Sending them to places like this, sending them these institutions of higher learning. And they’re not institutions of higher learning. They’re institutions of higher propaganda. And they are places where the malcontents are beginning to run, and it’s my contention that the universities have sown their own fate here.

This is the kind of stuff they’ve been teaching. This is what they have been putting in these students, these young skulls full of mush. In their heads. You can’t expect year after year to teach people what a rotten country they were born to, what a rotten country they live in. You can’t teach young minority students how unfair their lives are. You can’t make the biggest victims in the world, and you can’t expect to teach them and create all this anger and rage and have it not explode. When your curriculum is based on the multicultural curriculum, which is that everything about this country’s illegitimate from the first days of Western European settlers, what do you expect to happen?

We’re not raising an era of college-educated people. We’re creating victims. We’re creating rage-filled maniacs with a totally distorted view of reality and of history. We have a president who has such weird economic policies that even if they do manage to graduate from these supposed higher institutions, they don’t have any jobs or careers to latch onto.


RUSH: By the way, right before the University of Missouri president resigned, ESPN, one of the agitating networks on this, reported that the Mizzou basketball team was not joining the protest. Had you heard that? You hadn’t heard that? This is right before the University of Missouri president strode to the microphone a board of curators meeting and resigned. I think what he did was said, “You know what? You people can have this. Here. You deal with it.” But at any rate, ESPN reported the Mizzou basketball team was not joining the protests. All indications were they intended to play their opener this week.

Somebody attached to the football team anonymously said two things, that not every player on the football team supported this boycott or these demands, and further said, this anonymous member of the football team said that if this were a year where Mizzou was 8-0 or 7-1 and were in the national championship hunt, none of this would be happening. But because the team is sucking, it’s easy to say, “I quit. I’m not playing the rest of the season. I’m boycotting.” They’re not playing anything anyway. It’s a mediocre team this year. If they happened to make a bowl, it would be a bowl game played on December 5th, United Farm Workers bowl or some such thing on ESPN 10 that nobody would see.


RUSH: We just had a caller who couldn’t hang on. She’s student at Mizzou and she was gonna say that everybody’s ticked off about this. They don’t support it. They just want this over because normalcy has been interrupted. What’s going on at Mizzou is not even supported by anywhere near a majority of the student body or the city or anything else. It’s classic.


RUSH: What do you bet that over half, if not more, of the protesting, agitator-type students at Mizzou actually think Michael Brown, the Gentle Giant, raised his hands and surrendered and was running away and was nevertheless murdered by the cop? (interruption) Don’t shake your head. What do you bet the majority…? I’ll bet you it’s 90% believe it. It’s what the race hustlers said. It’s what was still promulgated as the reality of that story for months afterwards. People have been encouraged to believe that.

That’s where this whole Black Lives Matter thing sprung up, and then you get into trouble if you say, “No, all lives matter.” That proves you’re not sensitive to the cause if you think all lives matter… My point is that you’ve got a bunch of community organizers here, not even students, that are getting the rabble all worked up, succeeding in doing so. Anyway, the majority of students there, the majority of people just want this over so they get back to some sense of normalcy there.

The news media coverage is making it look like this whole incident’s captured the whole campus and that everybody wanted the president gone and everybody wanted all of these demands implemented and so forth. Let me read you the last demand, the demands issued supposedly by the students in the football team. This is demand eight: “We demand that the University of Missouri increases funding,” heh, heh, heh, “resources,” which is funding, “and personnel for the social justices centers on campus for the purpose of hiring additional professionals, particularly those of color, boosting outreach and programming across campus, and increasing campus-wide awareness and visibility.”

You go through every one of these demands, and there’s not a specific complaint of anything. The complaint is “white privilege.” The complaint is “white majority.” The complaint is not enough money for the minorities. Not enough power for the minorities. Not enough positions of power for the minorities. And so somebody needs to pay for this. In this case, it was the university president. Here’s demand number 7: “We demand that the University of Missouri increases funding and resources…” (interruption)

No, no. It’s in number 7, too. It’s not just in number 8. Every demand wants more money, folks, and more “resources.” Back here to demand number 7:

“We demand that the University of Missouri increases funding and resources for the University of Missouri Counseling Center for the purpose of hiring additional mental health professionals — particularly those of color, boosting mental health outreach and programming across campus, increasing campus-wide awareness and visibility of the counseling center, and reducing lengthy wait times for prospective clients.” This is a college campus, a university campus, and they need outreach to the mentally ill. (interruption)

Well, now, be careful with that. What they’re saying is that apparently at this institution of higher learning, there are a lot of wackos, there are a lot of mentally ill people, and they’re being ignored and taken for granted and underfunded and under-resourced and underrepresented, and most of them are people of color. Now, it’s a university. What are the mentally ill doing there? Who are they, the professors? Who are we talking about here? Oh, we know exactly who it is. Who do you think the mentally ill are? (interruption)

Of course it’s the oppressed! Who do you think it is? (interruption) Oh, no, no, no, no. (sigh) No, no, no, no. (interruption) Well, mentally ill is, yes: The result of a lifetime of discrimination and a lifetime of poverty and lack of resources and opportunity. But what is…? (interruption) “Mentally ill” is code words for things. Look, I know what it is. If you don’t, you figure it out. There’s nothing I can gain by pointing it out here.

Demand 6: “We demand that the University of Missouri composes a strategic 10 year plan by May 1, 2016 that will increase retention rates for marginalized students, sustain diversity curriculum and training, and promote a more safe and inclusive campus.” No complaint specified. Just a bunch of demands. What is “retention rates for marginalized students”? (interruption) Exactly right. They want to keep the failing students in school and probably on scholarship. They don’t want the university to be able to kick out failing students ’cause they’re not really failing.

They’re marginalized and mentally ill, you see. And they are mentally ill because of the oppressive society and culture of the United States of America as represented on the campus at the University of Missouri. They’re mentally ill because of racism, sexism, homophobia, misogyny, all of that. American culture and society has made them mentally ill and therefore we need more funding. They’re victims! No, no. (interruption) There’s nothing specific for transgenders. They’re all included here. That’s the whole point.

Who do you think we’re talking about here? Is there anything else here? Oh, number three: “We demand that the University of Missouri meets the Legion of Black Collegians’ demands that were presented in 1969 for the betterment of the black community.” 1969. I guess that’s a long time for some demands to be ignored. Four: “We demand that the University of Missouri creates and enforces comprehensive racial awareness and inclusion curriculum throughout all campus departments and units, mandatory for all students, faculty, staff, and administration.

“This curriculum must be vetted, maintained, and overseen by a board comprised of students, staff, and faculty of color.” Students, staff, and faculty of color get to determine the racial awareness and inclusion curriculum. I mean, the inmates have been granted the asylum here. And let’s see. From TheHill.com: “Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) said [today] that he hopes the University of Missouri becomes a role model for dealing with racial tensions.

“‘Racism has no place in our society,’ he tweeted.” Well, apparently neither does reason or… (interruption) What? What? See, this is… It’s easier just to tag along with this, accept the premise. There’s less friction if you simply accept the premise, particularly if you’re Republican and you want to prove to people you’re not a racist or a sexist or a bigot or a homophobe or what have you.


RUSH: We’re gonna start with Peter in Dunwoody, Georgia. I’m really glad you called, sir, great to have you here. Hi.

CALLER: Hey, Rush, thanks for taking my call. I really appreciate it and I just want to say really quickly that I’m 26 now and I’m a college student. And I remember listening to your show when I was a little itty-bitty kid in the backseat with my parents in the front, and they listened to you for years. So I just want to let you know I was raised on your radio show, and I love it.

RUSH: That means you’re well-rounded and adjusted, and that will flavor everything from now on you say as credible and intelligent, so it’s great for you. Thank you.

CALLER: Yeah. Yeah. Well, anyway, I wanted to just basically validate your point about the colleges these days. When I first started my semester this semester — I’ve only got a few weeks left here — but when I first started, I had a course and it’s mainly my American literature course. But about three or four weeks into it my professor had gotten us into different readings about slavery and the Civil War and that sort of thing, and so I felt like that was quite normal. But here at the end of the semester this professor has based his entire course on basically the injustices of America, what America has done wrong, what the Founding Fathers did wrong, and slavery. And that has been the entire course. That’s it. I’ve actually noticed the same thing with other professors as well, even my accounting professor which has nothing to do with any of that.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: And it really is surprising —

RUSH: This is my point. I bet when you were driving around in the backseat listening with your mom and dad you might have heard me say it, you might have remembered, you might not of. If you did, “Ah, this sounds like an exaggeration to me.” Now you’ve encountered it. You’re a student at age 26. Now you’ve encountered it. My point is, that’s why I think these universities, they deserve what they’re getting. They’re the ones that have poisoned these kids’ minds with all this hate. These universities, these professors have filled these young skulls full of mush with a bunch of drivel, and it’s created all this anger, and they’re finally taking it out where they are instead of waiting ’til they get out of the school to do it.


RUSH: So I checked an e-mail. “Rush, I can’t believe you just glossed over that.” He’s talking about our first caller who said even his accounting professor got into how rotten America is, slavery and all that stuff. Folks, I didn’t need to ask him how the accounting professor got into it. It had to be a discussion of reparations. If you’re taking an accounting class and the professor starts going on about all the unfairness in America, the founding and the racism and bigotry and all that kind of stuff, there had to have been a discussion of reparations.

And maybe not. Maybe not. Maybe accounting is just a cover for what the story was. We’ve had history professors who teach current events politics. They don’t do a smidgen about history. Who knows what’s going on in these classes other than the inculcation of hate! I don’t mean to be screaming here. I just get revved up about this. I think… (interruption) Well… Mr. Snerdley is saying, “We’d be thrown out if we went to a college today.” You mean, by standing up to the professor and not taking the crap? (interruption)

Yeah, maybe.

That’s the thing. I don’t know how many 19-, 20-, 21-year-olds gonna stand up to this stuff anyway. Everybody’s so scared to death of getting a bad grade. I mean, this is what happens. This is why… I mean, look: Really, there’s a part of me that really loves this is happening. Look, this is not the first time. Look at the Duke lacrosse case. Yale. I mean, there are any number of stories all across the country where universities are becoming… Well, they’re nowhere near places that are educating people.

They’re indoctrinating. They’re propagandizing. But when you spend all of these semesters teaching all of this hate, what do you expect is gonna happen? I think this is liberalism coming back and getting benefit by its own teachings. The professors and these kinds of people, this is not supposed to be taken out on them. The students are supposed to learn this hate and then leave campus and go tear society down, or what have you.

And the students are finally figured out, “Why wait? We can get what we want now. These people are as intimidatable as anybody else is.” In fact, it’s probably easier to intimidate a major American university than it is a major American corporation. It’s a toss-up; but I would venture to say it’s easier to intimidate a university, ’cause it’s all liberals running the place. And they are the first to cave. And they’re the first to say, “No, I’m not what you’re saying! Oh, no, it isn’t me! Of course not. We’ll do whatever you want to prove that we’re not what you say we are.”

And of course, Republicans. Throw some of them in that thinking as well.


RUSH: Grab sound bite number 25. We have a professorette here from Mizzou who was on Wolf Blitzer this afternoon on CNN, and the professorette’s name is Stephanie Shonekan, not sure how she pronounces it. The question from Wolf Blitzer was, “How did things get so bad, professor, how did they get so bad?”

SHONEKAN: I think most recently the catalyst was last year when Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, our students realized that what they’ve been feeling here is linked to what happened just down the road. And so they started agitating for change on campus.

RUSH: What? What? You mean the students were stuck on this peaceful idyllic college campus and just down the road there was protest and agitation, and the students and the peaceful idyllic college campus wanted in on the action? Is that what we’re to believe here? They saw Ferguson blow up, and they said, “Hey, we’re not blowing up, we want in on the blowing up.” Took an awful long time for this to fall out, then. Ferguson happened over a year ago. Well, longer than that. Anyway, a convenient excuse from the professor.


RUSH: Back to the phones we go to Ithaca, New York. Hi, John. Glad you waited. It’s great to have you on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hi.

CALLER: Mega dittos, Rush. You are my hero.

RUSH: Well, thank you, sir, very much.

CALLER: If I didn’t have you Monday through Friday, the only thing that survives me (sic) is football on the weekend.

RUSH: Yeah, and that’s even getting kind of shaky, too, isn’t it?

CALLER: Yeah, I hear you. I wanted to add to the list of get rid of the presidents, between Missouri and Yale. I see college here in Ithaca having a problem with race relations, and they have their agitators, and one of them is woman economics professor just like the lady on CNN with an accent. I don’t know if that’s coincidental or not, but that’s what we got here.

RUSH: It’s “diversity.” It’s diversity. It’s Jamaican, I think, is what it sounded like to me, but I don’t know. Just… It doesn’t matter. I’m just saying as a student of voices, it sounds like a Jamaican accent to me. And there’s nothing wrong with that of itself. Don’t anybody jump in my chili on this. Are you saying you’ve got agitators on campus at Ithaca, too, huh?

CALLER: Yeah. It’s here.

RUSH: (chuckles)

CALLER: Little Ithaca College.

RUSH: It’s only getting started here, folks.

CALLER: That’s why I’m adding to the list.

RUSH: Yeah. Well, I’m glad you did, because it’s… I’m sorry. You were gonna say something else?

CALLER: No, go ahead.

RUSH: Okay. Well, I was just gonna add to what you say here by pointing out Yale. What happened at Yale? It’s the craziest, craziest thing in the world. It really is about the students. “We want a safe place, safe harbor from people and ideas who make us nervous and scare us. It really isn’t fair that we have to tolerate these people who think and say things that we don’t agree with.” So Yale agreed with them! “Yeah, okay. We’ll give you some safe spaces.”

But before that happened, there were some complaints from Yale students about Halloween costumes that scared them. And a female professor happened to be walking in the quad somewhere and the students were agitating about it, and the professorette said, “Well, look, if the Halloween costume bothers you, just don’t look at it. You know, just turn away from it.” We’re talking Halloween costumes! How many Halloween costumes are actually scary anyway?

But anyway, apparently that was the wrong thing to say, because they surrounded her and started threatening her and they reported her as being insensitive and all the other epithets that get thrown in here. And Yale’s caving to it. They actually had… A number of colleges had the equivalent of guidance counselors approving or disapproving of certain Halloween costumes so as not to frighten the students. We’re talking college kids here, folks! It’s just begun. The agitation just begun. Why stop when it’s working?

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