Skip to comments.Understanding the Angry Mob at Middlebury That Gave Me a Concussion
Posted on 03/13/2017 10:17:45 PM PDT by aquila48
Theres nothing like a little violence to focus the mind. I am the Middlebury College professor who ended up with whiplash and a concussion for having the audacity to engage with the ideas of Charles Murray, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
Though he is someone with whom I disagree, I welcomed the opportunity to moderate a talk with him on campus on March 2 because several of my students asked me to do so. They know I am a Democrat, but the college courses I teach are nonpartisan. As I wrote on Facebook immediately after the incident, this was a chance to demonstrate publicly a commitment to a free and fair exchange of views in my classroom. But Dr. Murray was drowned out by students who never let him speak, and he and I were attacked and intimidated while trying to leave campus.
In the days after the violence, some have spun this story as one about whats wrong with elite colleges and universities, our coddled youth or intolerant liberalism. Those analyses are incomplete.
Political life and discourse in the United States is at a boiling point, and nowhere is the reaction to that more heightened than on college campuses. Throughout an ugly campaign and into his presidency, President Trump has demonized Muslims as terrorists and dehumanized many groups of marginalized people. He declared the free press an enemy of the people, replaced deliberation with tweeting, and seems bent on dismantling the separation of powers and 230 years of progress this country has made toward a more perfect union. Much of the free speech he has inspired or has refused to disavow is ugly, and has already had ugly real-world consequences. College students have seen this, and have taken note: Speech can become action.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Allison’s ignoring the fact that this sort of behavior predates Trump’s campaign... and goes back at least to 1968.
“President Trump has demonized Muslims as terrorists and dehumanized many groups of marginalized people. He declared the free press an enemy of the people, replaced deliberation with tweeting, and seems bent on dismantling the separation of powers and 230 years of progress”
And yet who beat you up and denied Murray the opportunity to speak?
“Theres nothing like a little violence to focus the mind”
So you think that’s what happened to you?
Reading this drooling moron’s comments tells me why students at Middlebury act that way.
Note that almost all the violence is committed by liberals.
A perfect illustration of how the MSM has become the Country’s greatest threat.
I am a Democrat, but the college courses I teach are nonpartisan.But not non-ideological. Cleverness attempt fail.
Looks like all the violence, to me.
Marxist Academia is just as responsible, if not more so. Without their indoctrination facilities, there’d be little to worry about from the media or the pop culture. They make the hatefulness and degeneracy of both possible.
Another load of liberal shit... What a drag! Heh!
Idiot. Muslim did not wait for Trump to demonize everyone... they have been doing it since the 8th century... and yes , Obama has been importing this hate to a boiling point
Let’s rephrase your statement that “Note that almost all the violence is committed by liberals”. Not true any more.
The liberals are just as cowed as are the conservatives and the college administrations by the LEFTIST/MARXIST/ANARCHIST/Palestinian anti-semites and psychopaths of both the university itself and the hangers-on in the college cities (or even some imports).
The Totalitarian Left even attacks liberals (liberal fools) such as Professor Allison Stanger. THERE IS NO MODERATE, MIDDLE GROUND ON MOST OF THE MAJOR CAMPUSES ANYMORE, AND THE DISEASE OF MILITANT MARXISM AND BLACK EXTREMISM IS SPREADING DOWN THE ACADEMIC SCENE FOOD-CHAIN TO MIDDLEBURY AND OTHER CAMPUSES LIKE THAT.
Because these are largely liberal schools, like people who didn’t get their flu shots or TDP shots, they have no immune system built up to fight the leftist thuggish hordes, and some are too stupid to realize what happened (Prof. Stanger).
It is time that the sane alumni of these colleges where spineless administrators and teachers let the Left shit all over them, STOP THEIR DONATIONS, PERIOD.
Time for the parents of children attending these over-priced Marxist cesspools to take their kids out of them, and tell them to either go to a good local school or get a damned job and pay $50,000+ for a crappy liberal education.
Enough is enough.
The choice is simple: Either surrender (or just do nothing which is the same thing) or fight back harder, smarter, and more widely across the U.S.
It is time that the Marxist/Anarchist street thugs of Academia get taught a lesson that they will never forget.
Violence is nearly always perpetrated by leftists but it is always conservatives’ and Christians’ fault. It is therefore Trump’s violence. He should be impeached for all the violence.
Reading this piece would lead me to believe that is simply not possible that his course is “non partisan.” He probably thinks it is non partisan because he talks about NAZIs and fascists and the KKK as much as he talks about wholesome Democrats and well-meaning Communists and Moslem victims of right wing racism.
The left has lost its ability to argue. All it can do is fume, call people names, rely on pre-scripted slogans, and resort to violence.
We have the monopoly on ideas and on reason.
They are violent thugs incapable of using their brains.
We will prevail. We are winning over the vast majority of young people and will continue to do so.
This pathetic display is why Generation Z is the most conservative on record.
Professor Allison Stanger is a she.
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