Monday, October 13, 2008

Daily effects of indoctrination IV, part 3 

In which we find the quality of mercy is often strained.

(Part 1, Part 2 for background and to catch up.)�

In part 2 we had a few slides that showed a great deal about the subject matter of this class, but did not have any real animus towards the person who drew the counter-poster to which this class has reacted. �Alas, not all had that quality.

I've chosen to block out this student's name (I'll leave the illustration, so you know it's a female), but I found it touching after writing:
Get educated before you open your mouth and speak! �If you knew what affirmative action is you wouldn't be so stupid to put up a poster like that ... you are the cause of so many problems we have these days ... It's ignorant people like you that cause the races to divide ... GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT!

...that she chooses to leave a parenthetical

(and if you have any questions my name is yyyy yyyyyyy and we can chat...)

Do you always leave notes for people you want to "chat" with that have you underlining the words ignorant and stupid? �How's that working for your love life, Miss? "Biff, you're stupid and ignorant. Here's my cell, call me!" �I have to call that one my favorite.

This one is not quite as much fun. "Ignorant people talk without knowing what they're talking about." I believe that's called a tautology, yes? But the bubble quote is not tautological: "I use bigotry because I can't take responsibility for my actions." The poster is an imitation of the counter-poster, and on the kid's rejection slip it reads "not as qualified as you think."

Remember, this appears to be an organized response, on a board that a department has claimed as theirs. �This seems a good deal of hostility in this poster. �Is this something that academics should encourage? �I think, but do not know, if this is a classroom exercise. �If it was, how was it graded? �The line at the bottom reads "Why would any businessperson in their right mind lose money by hiring an unqualified person regardless of color?" �I don't know what that means exactly, but it sounds like a taunt. �

Today's liberals seem to be taking their marching orders from other quarters. Specifically, from the college and university campuses where administrators, armed with speech codes, have for years been disciplining and subjecting to sensitivity training any students who dare to utter thoughts that liberals find offensive. The campuses that used to pride themselves as zones of free expression are now the least free part of our society.

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