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It Took Ten Years For Powerful People To See That Leftism Has Crossed A Red Line


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I’ll preface my commentary with the obvious: All of the “mostly peaceful” protests by our “college educated” on campuses nationwide that are clearly pro-Hamas and aimed at Jewish students are wrong, illegal, and all involved should either go back to the classes their parents and taxpayers are funding or be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

 

But why the sudden sanctimonious outrage from the media and pundit class, billionaire donors, business leaders, and politicians? Why are the harassment and threats against Jewish students a red line that’s been crossed and now found to be totally unacceptable? It’s only because the current violence hits too close to home.

Several major donors have called a hard stop to their past donations:

 

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, a Columbia graduate, said he was stopping donations immediately and charged the college with failing to keep its Jewish students safe.

Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman, a business school graduate, said he would stick with a stop on donations which began shortly after the October 7 Hamas massacres.

 

Cooperman, Blavatnik and Kraft have donated nearly $100 million in total to Columbia, according to some estimates — money that has created multiple buildings on campus, scholarships for engineers, and a center for Jewish students.

After Eric Garner’s death in 2014 death and Freddie Gray’s in 2015, college students eagerly joined the burgeoning #BlackLivesMatter #DefundThePolice movements. Permitless street protests started becoming a new norm where traffic was strategically snarled, and thousands of commuters were held hostage to those who believed they could demand to be heard at the inconvenience of others.

Many of those protests resulted in millions of dollars of public and private property damage, looting of businesses, and burning of buildings and homes in predominantly black neighborhoods. Still, we were all told to deal with it because protesters were exercising their right to free speech.:snip:

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Campus leaders must show courage and stop radical professors from poisoning young minds - Robert Kraft

When I enrolled in Columbia, it was on a full academic scholarship.

It helped make me who I am today — it allowed me to grow, learn and be successful as I set out into the world.

Without the opportunity I was given, I would not have been able to attend college and learn from professors that encouraged students to cultivate independent thought and the ability to engage critically with diverse viewpoints.

Today, the attention and visuals surrounding the hateful protests taking place on Columbia’s campus have been focused on the students, but the students have been taught and empowered by faculty more focused on politics than they are on education.

These are not the professors I had who exemplified the fundamental principles underpinning the mission of higher education in the United States.

 

Those principles were what set our academic institutions apart from the rest of the world and gave America a distinct competitive advantage. :snip:

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Mollie Hemingway: Democrats Cheered On Leftism On Campus, Now Two Of Their Special Interest Groups Are Clashing

The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway on Wednesday's broadcast of FOX News Channel's 'Special Report' commented on anti-Israel protests disrupting universities across the nation.

 

SHANNON BREAM, FOX NEWS: To this issue though of cracking down on the college campuses. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says this: "Calling in police enforcement on nonviolent demonstrations of young students on campus is an escalatory, reckless and dangerous act. It represents a heinous failure of leadership that puts people's lives at risk. I condemn it in the strongest possible terms." So we have seen them come in on some places, and students quickly processed out and back to these encampments. How does it work?

 

MOLLIE HEMINGWAY, THE FEDERALIST: We have also seen not very much done by campuses at all. You've seen certain colleges where when people disrupt the educational environment for other students they're immediately expelled. You saw at the University of Texas they brought troops in to clear the situation there.

 

There are all sorts of things that people can do to restore order to the campus environment. The situation though, again, is that many of these campuses teach this left-wing ideology that is so racist and bigoted against other groups. And a lot of people have favored it, the media has cheered it on. A lot of people in the Democratic party have cheered it on until this moment which is now suddenly causing them a problem because they have two of their special interest groups that are clashing here.:snip:

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8 hours ago, Geee said:
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I’ll preface my commentary with the obvious: All of the “mostly peaceful” protests by our “college educated” on campuses nationwide that are clearly pro-Hamas and aimed at Jewish students are wrong, illegal, and all involved should either go back to the classes their parents and taxpayers are funding or be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

 

But why the sudden sanctimonious outrage from the media and pundit class, billionaire donors, business leaders, and politicians? Why are the harassment and threats against Jewish students a red line that’s been crossed and now found to be totally unacceptable? It’s only because the current violence hits too close to home.

 

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 73 Critical Pedagogy is brainwashing. This isn't rhetorical flourish or poetic license. The entire school of thought called Critical Pedagogy, which is wholly dominant in all our schools of education and educational institutions now, is brainwashing. It's easy to see this by considering the words of people who use and promote Critical Pedagogy itself. In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay takes you through three such people to make an irrefutable case that Critical Pedagogy really is nothing other than Woke brainwashing.

 

 

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 90 Critical Education Theory Series, Part 20 This episode of the New Discourses Podcast continues a long miniseries exploring Paulo Freire’s landmark 1985 book The Politics of Education: Culture, Power, and Liberation (https://amzn.to/3IJ4ZOT), and it is embedded in the broader Critical Education Theory series (https://newdiscourses.com/tag/critica.... In the previous part, James Lindsay presented the ideas in the ninth chapter of that book, where Freire outlines that the purpose of education is to humanize Man and the world, exactly as indicated by Karl Marx. The previous parts of this series, covering the earlier chapters of the book can be found here:

Part 1: https://newdiscourses.com/2022/04/pau...

Part 2: https://newdiscourses.com/2022/04/pau...

Part 3: https://newdiscourses.com/2022/04/soc...

Part 4: https://newdiscourses.com/2022/05/pau...

Part 5: https://newdiscourses.com/2022/07/pau...

Part 6: https://newdiscourses.com/2022/07/pau...

Part 7: https://newdiscourses.com/2022/08/pau...

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