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Germany’s Der Spiegel Say Political Correctness Has backfired On America

January 6, 2017

from Der Spiegel International

It’s a Friday afternoon in Oberlin, Ohio, around one month before the country heads to the polls to elect Donald Trump as its next president. The final classes and lectures of the week have just ended, and a young woman comes walking by in bare feet with a hula hoop gyrating around her waist while others are performing what seems to be a rhythmic dance to the African music that’s playing. Two black students are rapping.

It’s the kind of scene that could easily play out on a beach full of backpack tourists, but this is unfolding at one of the country’s most expensive universities.

Many female students here have dyed their hair green or blue, they have piercings and their fashion sense seems inspired by “Girls” creator and millennial star Lena Dunham, who, of course, also studied here.

In such a setting, it seems almost inconceivable that this country could go on to elect Donald Trump as its president only a few weeks later. Yet pro-Trump country is just a few miles away. Oberlin is located in Ohio, one of the swing states that made Trump’s election possible. Drive five miles down College Road toward town, and you start seeing blue “Trump Pence 2016” signs on people’s lawns.

Places like Oberlin are the breeding grounds of the leftist elite Trump’s people spoke so disparagingly of during the election campaign.

Only a few months earlier, a handful of students claimed they had been traumatized after someone used chalk to scrawl “Trump 2016” on the walls of buildings and on sidewalks at Oberlin and at other liberal universities. It triggered protests on some campuses, with students demanding “safe space” where they would be spared from hearing or seeing the name of this “fascist, racist candidate.”

In the months prior to the election, “safe spaces” had been one of the most widely discussed terms at Oberlin. The concept has its roots in feminism and describes a physically and intellectually sheltered space that protects one from potentially insulting, injurious or traumatizing ideas or comments — a place, in short, that protects one from the world. When conservative philosopher and feminism critic Christina Hoff Sommers was scheduled to give a speech at Oberlin last year, some students did not approve and claimed that Sommer’s views on feminism represented “microaggressions.”

When Sommers appeared anyway, leading some Oberlin students to create a “safe space” during the speech where, as one professor reported, “New Age music” was played to calm their nerves and ease their trauma. They could also “get massages and console themselves with stuffed animals.”

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Colleges And Universities are breeding grounds for lunacy

November 29, 2013

There are some very strange people in the Higher Education system, I met a few when I was lecturing. I suppose you could failrly say everyone in that environment is a bit strange. OK, we are, and those who have spent their whole life in education either as students or teachers are the strangest by a long street. I never encountered any as stange as the Amercan Professor Noel Ignatieff, who recently urged all his students who were white and male to commit suicide.

The irony is Prof. Ignatieff is white and male … and abviously as mad as a box of frogs. Take a look:

from Before Its News

“Harvard Professor Noel Ignatiev has a very strange opinion and his comments in the videos below and to his own class on the last day he was a teacher has stirred up a firestorm. Professor Ignatiev has urged his white male students to commit suicide. Saying things such as “if you are a white male, you don’t deserve to live”, Ignatiev sounds quite like one of Beforeitsnews’ ‘stalkers’, who consistenly blame white males for EVERYTHING wrong in the world. This guy Ignatiev is a piece of work.

“If you are a white male, you don’t deserve to live. You are a cancer, you’re a disease, white males have never contributed anything positive to the world! They only murder, exploit and oppress non-whites! At least a white woman can have sex with a black man and make a brown baby but what can a white male do? He’s good for nothing. Slavery, genocides against aboriginal peoples and massive land confiscation, the inquisition, the holocaust, white males are all to blame! You maintain your white male privilege only by oppressing, discriminating against and enslaving others!” Professor Noel Ignatiev, a tenured professor at Massachusetts College loudly proclaimed to his class last Monday, his final teaching day before retirement.”

Well what can we say of Prof Noel; if we forget the plays of Shakespeare, the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi and The Beatles the poetry of Tennyson, Dante Aligheri, Rimbaud and Goethe, the novels of Zola, Steinbeck, Cervantes, Dostoyevsky, the Ford Model T, the E type Jaguar, the art of Michaelangelo, Caravaggio, Dali, Rembrandt and Turner, the philosophy of Spinoza or Kirkegaad, Rutherford’s splitting the atom or Priestley’s many discoveries in physics and chemistry and and so on (this is not a definitive list just a few examples that spring to mind) I suppose the crazy cunt might have a point.

To date we have heard nothing about when or how Professor Ignatieff plants to terminate himself. As the man is obviously an attention seeker, if he want to go for spectacle and, generate maximum TV news coverage we suggest self immolation. Alternatively his family could do the world a favour and have him banged up in a padded cell.

And if you don’t believe this article, here’s the man himself.

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Dumbing Down The Unversities

October 2, 2012

Latest plans put forward by elitist lefties to make university access ‘more equal’ can only lead to higher education being dumbed down as skin colour, sexuality or being from a single parent family will count for more than intelligence.

The only criteria for getting into University should be excellence and for 5o years now being working class has not stopped anyone. Being to intelligent to waste three years of their youth acquiring a shitload of useless book learning only to emerge a pompous idiot might have but that’s a different matter.

The Tories might be elitists but at least they don’t lie about it.

Little Nicky is not against university education but nobody should go into it until they have spent ten years in the workplace. By that time we should all have gained enough life experience to know university professor are modern society’s equivalent of village idiots.

Left elite’s determination to dumb down now bars bright pupils from University

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