Rice, Rutgers and Academia Today


Condoleezza-Rice-PentagonCondi Rice will not be this year’s commencement speaker at Rutgers University after all.

Due to the controversy generated by some students and faculty over Rutgers’ decision to invite the former Secretary of State, Rice decided to back out, explaining that she didn’t want to be “a distraction” at a college graduation.

This whole ugly affair is revealing, not just of the atmosphere of this one institution of higher learning, but of the atmosphere of the contemporary academic world.

It’s true that President Robert Barchi did not succumb to the students’ and faculty’s demands that the school disinvite Rice due to her involvement in the Iraq War. But neither did he utter a syllable’s worth of condemnation of their tactics, proving that, as always, the lion’s share of grease always goes to the leftist squeaky wheel in the world of higher education.

Beyond this, Barchi passed the buck, and actually encouraged the notion that the anti-Rice forces were in the right.  Barchi insisted that he hadn’t “the power” to rescind the invitation to Rice—implying, of course, that had he the power, he would’ve done so. Only the Board of Governors, Barchi continued, has that power.  “If you want to discuss ways of how we can (choose a commencement speaker) going forward, where we can guarantee that the Board has more input when they arrive at the discussion,” he told protestors, then “I think we can do that.”

Translation: We won’t make the mistake of inviting a Republican ever again.

The notion that, as Barchi suggests, the controversy over Rice reveals that the Rutgers community welcomes a marketplace of ideas, a vigorous exchange over contentious issues, is more than a fiction; it is a lie. 

And that is the real scandal that the Rice affair unveils, the dirty secret that academia, the one place in American life where it should be possible to discuss, genuinely discuss, all manner of disputable topics, is nothing of the kind.

The faculty and students of Rutgers didn’t disagree with their school’s decision to invite Rice.  They refused it.  Between the one and the other lies the difference between civilization and barbarism.

There was no spirited discussion over the administration’s selection of Rice for commencement speaker. Rather, the invitee’s enemies employed the kinds of strong-arm tactics for which leftist student and faculty activists have become known.  To see that this is so, we need only consult those of Rutgers’ students who wanted for Rice to speak at Rutgers.

The Rutgers College Republicans, the Eagleton Undergraduate Associates, and Greek Life at Rutgers University were among those student groups that petitioned Barchi to denounce the anti-Rice forces for having engendered a “hostile campus environment” on campus.  Speaking on their behalf, Donald Coughlan, chairman of the New Jersey College Republicans, wrote that all it took was a “small minority of the student body and intolerant faculty members” to frustrate the desires of an “overwhelming” majority of students that had looked forward to hearing Rice speak.

Not only had Rice’s detractors “protested loudly” from the time that it was announced that she would be the commencement speaker.  Not only did dozens of them hold a “sit in” at Barchi’s office.  Disgruntled faculty fired off an email to all students urging them to participate in a “teach-in” to rally against Rice.

Coughlan notes that “most students…who do not share the opinions of” these professors and who know them well were “intimidated” by the emails.

A college education is, or is supposed to be, an education into the best of what students’ civilization has to offer, an inheritance, comprised as it is of millennia worth of achievements both intellectual and moral, at once encourages and requires for its appreciation the cultivation of the virtues of head and heart, mind and character.

As the situation at Rutgers clarifies for all with eyes to see, this civilizing mission has been radically turned on its head.  Coercion and intimidation, after all, are the tried and true methods of choice of the savage, the barbarian.  Infinitely worse, though, is that it is faculty—those entrusted with taming the beast that is the next generation—that have instructed their students in the art of wielding these weapons as they crusade for one cause after the other.

And university administrators cower.

This is the academic world today.

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  • TheOrdinaryMan

    The debate is over. So when does the shooting start? That seems to be the only thing these Lefty radicals understand. The good ole USA is in S-E-R-I-O-U-S trouble.

  • lillymckim

    We opened the door and let it in just like the UK.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      America should be better than the UK.

  • james connolly

    Academics gush ad nauseum about diversity and the pursuit of truth. What they mean is “As long as you agree with the ‘party line’ and bow to the speech and thought police, you are acceptable.” Anything that smacks of common sense and true intellectual freedom and doesn’t cower to academic “mind control” is totally unacceptable.

    Condoleezza Rice is a brilliant woman who shouldn’t stoop SO low and speak at such a common and vulgar brain-washing place as Rutgers and most institutions of “higher learning.”

  • cxt

    Its mob rule pure and simple.
    Not reason, not debate, not intellegent discourse……nothing but simple, ugly, mob, rule.
    Those that scream and kick and throw the loudest tantrum get what they want.
    Very poor life lesson for ANYONE to learn.

    • Odin2

      The left uses rage and vicious attacks as tactics because they work. Most people keep silent because they want to avoid a confrontation.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Attack the left.

        The left is very vulnerable – thanks to their history.

        Ever see leftists, regressive progressives demonstrate against Islamism, the kind of Islamism that currently has kidnapped 300 girls in Nigeria?

        Ask ‘em why not?

        • Steve Fair

          Uhhh, because US tax dollars don’t prop up the activities of Al Queada and radical Islam. This isn’t complicated.

          • TheOrdinaryMan

            You’re wrong. US tax dollars absolutely prop up the activities of Al-Qaeda and radical Islam. Take a look at all the outright US aid that’s gone to the Muslim Brotherhood, then consider all the weapons that Obama has shipped to Syria, and the weapons that fell into their hands when Khaddafi’s regime fell, in Libya.

          • Steve Fair

            So you righties support the dictators Assad and Khaddafi???? Hmmmm.

          • Drakken

            Better the lesser of two evils than a bunch of bearded mullahs and ayatollahs running things.

          • Notalibfool

            Uh, Steve, have you ever heard of the Obama-backed Muslim Brotherhood? Ever heard of the so-called freedom fighters in Syria?

            Just another item to add to the ever-growing list of Steve’s incorrect statements.

          • Drakken

            Shhhhhh special people like you should leave the adult conversations to the educated, now along, I am sure your mommy will give you a cookie and a pat on the head telling you how special and really smart you are.

  • Infovoyeur

    (1) If space would be made for conservative comment in academe, many conservatives would be as one-sidedly vociferous etc. as the anointed li-be-rals. This is ONLY because VERY few people of ANY idea-stripe TRULY want to hear the other side empathetically then not Combat for Victory for their side but Commune-icate toward Veracity (truth) or at least validity. Just plain rare; just saying…

    (2) And the paragraph about the heritages of Western civilization–so true of value, BUT this element should also be subjected to dispassionate analysis, to preserve its necessary good, but also question questionable elements(which most all ideologies have).

    (3) I like to recall John Stuart Mills’ counsel for free speech on “taboo” (contentious) topics . Needed ,to (A) really find out why they’re bad,(B) see any good in them also, and especially (3) keep the spirit of free inquiry–AND thought–alive.

  • stewart hayes

    My first reaction was why did Condi Rice back down? I wanted her to speak and point out the hypocrisy of the students and faculty who organized the attacks.

    • http://www.clarespark.com/ Clare Spark

      I agree and please see my comment below. Though she would have been shouted down and possibly even had stuff thrown at her.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Condi Rice doesn’t have what it takes.

      There are strong women who can stand their ground and fight socialist fire with Democratic fire.

  • http://www.clarespark.com/ Clare Spark

    Rice did the “moderate” thing in graciously backing out of the invitation extended by Rutgers. In doing so, she caved in to the leftist establishment. Sad. Here is how they brag among themselves as to their hegemony: http://clarespark.com/2014/04/12/the-organization-of-american-historians-taking-sides/. “The Organization of American Historians taking sides.” The assumption of moderates like Rice or the academics quoted here is that the State is neutral, which is manifestly false. Their enemies are the “extremists” who post and write here on this website.

  • WhiteHunter

    What happened at Rutgers (and at Brandeis)–and has been happening on every campus and in every forum since America surrendered to the savages of the Left in the Sixties–is known as “the heckler’s veto,” a self-explanatory term.

    It can only be stopped with force–if expulsion doesn’t work (it’s never even tried–college administrators haven’t the guts to), then physical force must be used to eject the savages from the auditorium, and arrest and charge them. AND MAKE THE CHARGES STICK, for a change.

    We’ve become such a lawyer-ridden society, and so terrified (not without reason) of frivolous lawsuits with obscene “damages” awarded for imaginary and non-existent “injuries,” that there’s hesitation about pursuing young criminals and terrorists. That must be overcome; sweeping tort reform would be a good start–not just in cases like this, but everywhere else as well, including medical “malpractice” and product liability cases where there’s nothing at all wrong with the product, just with the ambulance-chasing lawyer and his lawsuit-happy plaintiff’s head.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      There are good laywers – who support the US and not its many enemies in Eurabia and the Islamist East.

  • Steve Fair

    I agree that Rutgers should have allowed Rice to speak. And after the speech, the first question should have been “Where’s the WMD’s?”.

    • Wolfthatknowsall

      To which she should have replied, “You’ll have to ask President Assad that question.”

      • Steve Fair

        So why did the Bushies take out SADDAM if Assad had the nukes?

        • Wolfthatknowsall

          Because the “Bushies” didn’t know that Saddam had moved the WMDs (he had no nukes). In fact, at the time of the invasion, Saddam was making loud noises about how powerful and numerous his WMDs were …

          You don’t remember this? …

          • Steve Fair

            How do YOU know he moved them? Because Hannity said so? LMAO!!!!

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            Because they once existed … he used them, after all. His own accounting of his WMDs, to the UN, was very extensive.

            There was, therefore, no reason to suspect that he did NOT have large supplies of WMDs, at the time of the invasion.

            Either he had none, and lied about, which was stupid of him. Or he had them and moved them to another country. In recent memory, which country has used such weapons?

          • Steve Fair

            You do know that Reagan and Bush senior sold Saddam chemical weapons, right?

          • Notalibfool

            Steve, you can mock the Reagan administration’s diplomatic tilt in favor of Saddam Hussein all you wish. The underlying truth is that Saddam Hussein kept Khomeini’s Iran in check throughout most of the 1980s. While Saddam’s methods may have been brutal (they certainly disgust me) they were nothing compared to the horror Khomeini wished to unleash upon mankind.

            By the way I applaud Reagan’s handling of the situation. Our current president could learn from Reagan’s example.

          • American Patriot

            And don’t forget the fact that Khomeini received military aid from Brezhnev in Moscow. It is almost like Khomeini became Mossadegh II, despite the fact that he supported the Communist being ousted from power.

          • Drakken

            Sat recon photo’s you dumbsh*t, anymore stupid questions?

          • American Patriot

            How do you know Saddam hadn’t moved the WMDs? Because Maddow said so?

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      WMDs? Used by YOUR Saddam Hussein on the Kurds of Halabja Iraq in 1988.

      Most recently used in Syria by one of your allies.

      For the uneducated like Stevie, poison gas is a WMD.

      • Steve Fair

        Who sold Saddam the chemical weapons Screwy? Come on, you can do answer.

        • Notalibfool

          Who sold Saddam the chemical weapons? Perhaps someone wise enough to know the danger of allowing Iran to win the war.

        • American Patriot

          Who sold the Ayatollah weapons in the Iran-Iraq War? Perhaps the same country that is trying to conquer Ukraine and forced a referendum on Crimea.

    • Drakken

      They were moved to Syria shortbus, do try to keep up, your special education really is getting rather tiring.

  • Steve Fair

    Oh the culture of conservative victimhood. Let a liberal, especially a black liberal, try to speak before a tea party rally. They’d probably get shot.

    • Habbgun

      Telling that you compare a university to a rally. Says that all you are and all your outlook is one of opportunism.Universities are supposed to be in service to all ideas. Rallies are political and don’t disguise themselves as anything but. To you it is all the same. Just a way of getting a cheap advantage.

      And no……Tea Parties leave their rallies cleaner than when they found them. They are as law abiding as can be. No one will be shot although you’d enjoy having a martyr and laughing at the poor martyr that got killed in private while you weep in public. Were you weened at the local Democratic club or are you just a prodigy?

      • Steve Fair

        Hogwash. Tea party rallies are recruiting grounds for white supremacists. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/oct/20/report-links-tea-party-to-white-supremacist-groups

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          FAKE anti-war activists are activists for islamism, fascism and socialism.

          Hence the Red/Green Axis of Evil.

          When was the last time you saw “anti-war” activists march against Russian invasion and annexation, kidnapping of 300 girls in Nigeria?

          How about NEVER? Is NEVER good for you Stevie?

          • Steve Fair

            I have seen rightwingers cheerleading for Putin, the dictator orchestrating the invasion of Ukraine.

          • Habbgun

            Yep you have and I agree (amazing we agree on this much)….you have also seen The Nation magazine (as left as it gets) totally in the bag….for Putin, for the Muslim Brotherhood and everything else that makes you think they are still bagmen for the KGB….Don’t expect campuses to care about the Ukraine, Boko Haram in Nigeria or anything else that wouldn’t make the foreign section of the Kremlin. They’ll worry about the US and Israel just like the good flunkies they are.

            Be careful about how you talk about the Ukraine. You just might get purged.

          • Steve Fair

            Evidence of the NATION’s support for Putin please.

          • Habbgun
          • Steve Fair

            You righties are certifiable. This article is representative of the far left isolationist movement who does not want a revisitation of the Cold War. Not much different than the position of Ron Paul. Hardly a support piece of Putin.

          • Habbgun

            Put my answer below and not in repl;y…wrong place but you can read it there but here’s the summation of your “logic”. Righties bad people = support of the aggressor Putin.

            Lefties support Putin because they argue that evil America pushed Russia into it equals good people because they support the aggression of Putin.

            Do you have a shred of self-awareness?

          • Drakken

            Pssst, Uppity Stevie went to the special school on the special shortbus, so your try at educating him is a wasted effort, for he neither understands nor comprehends, as they say, you just can’t fix stupid, not fix this one with duct tape.

          • Habbgun

            Maybe, maybe not. A lifetime of sucking up the crumbs at Democratic club meetings in urban America will do that to anyone. Saddest morons in the world are people like this Steve character. They so wish they could be on the inside of the game like their heroes that they fully identify without any hope of a cut of the action.

            Imagine someone who worships a band not for the music but because the bands know all the right people in the music industry and they get paid for not being able to play their instruments and you get the Steve Fairs of the world.

            They want to be corrupt, venal liars like the politicians they worship but they are even too stupid for that.

          • American Patriot

            The radical left supports Stalin and his crimes against the people of the Soviet Union, particularly the Ukrainian farmers who suffered under the Holodomor. It is estimated that almost twice as many Ukrainian farmers died in the Holodomor as Jews died in the Holocaust, and more Ukrainian farmers died in the Holodomor than the number of people who died on all sides in World War I. Where is the outrage from the radical left over this atrocity?

          • liberalism is a mental illness

            The radical left is the scum of the Earth.

          • American Patriot

            The radical left also supports Communist China’s military occupation of Tibet and have nothing to say about the ongoing genocide of the Tibetan people, who, unlike the so-called “Palestinians” (who are an invented people), are a real ethnic group with a historical nation-state that had been stolen by Communist China (with the support of the Soviet Union) in 1950. The radical left has so many double standards.

          • liberalism is a mental illness

            Well said. Shame on China for occupying Tibet. Tibet has no army. Why is China there anyway? Tibet is one of the only truly holy countries in the world. Shame shame shame on leftards for supporting communism in any shape or form.

          • Notalibfool

            When I worked in student services at a university we hosted a group of students from Wuhan, China. They got all bent out of shape when they saw a map in one of the classrooms showing Taiwan as an independent nation. Several members of this group came to my office to whine about it. A lady in my department responded by bringing up the Tibet issue. The students looked almost distraught, and then tried to claim that the people of Tibet are identical to the people of China. No doubt they were only repeating the lies fed to them by their oppressive socialist government.

            Oh, and we did NOT take down the map in question.

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            I’m a “rightwinger”, and a member of the First Brigade of the Tea Party. I’m also an Oathkeeper, and a member of the American Legion. Never have I seen someone on the Right who supports Putin. We just wish that we had someone in White House with Putin’s moxie …

            It’s the Left that support Putin.

          • Steve Fair
          • Wolfthatknowsall

            You believe that the Baltimore Sun is capable of presenting a non-biased, objective view of the Right? If so, I eagerly await your purchase of a bridge in Brooklyn …

          • Drakken

            Derka, derka, derka, that is about your speed shortbus, every liberal blog, newspaper and democratic talking point is take as gospel by you.

          • Notalibfool

            And I have seen leftwingers cheerleading for oppressive dictators like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.

          • American Patriot

            Although Communist Cuba and its puppet dictatorship in Venezuela are now run by their number two men, Raul Castro and Nicolas Maduro, respectively. The latter’s rule is now being challenged by pro-democracy protesters who represent the majority of the Venezuelan people and who want an end to Communist rule in Venezuela, as well as an end to Cuban Communist imperialism.

          • Notalibfool

            True.

            Notice that our president has done little to support pro-democracy demonstrators in Venezuela yet eagerly supported the Muslim Brotherhood’s takeover of Egypt? It’s almost as if Obama likes totalitarianism…..

        • Wolfthatknowsall

          I know that I always wear a sheet and hood to Tea Party rallies, myself …
          /sarc off

        • American Patriot

          Occupy Wall Street rallies are recruiting grounds for black supremacists, Communists, Islamists, Baathists and other like minded radicals.

          • Notalibfool

            And oddly enough the Occupy Wall street movement counts plenty of one-percenters as it’s supporters: Alec Baldwin, Michael Moore, and our president are some examples. Even Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has spoken in favor of the movement.

    • Pete

      You have a twisted sense of reality. Psychiatric assistance is available for minds like you have. Get help!

      • Drakken

        In a twisted Machiavellian sort of way, it sure is fun to look in the mind of a black, liberal, separatist who is dumber than a bag of hammers and has a huge chip on his shoulder.

      • 95Theses

        He might if it’s government subsidized.

    • TheOrdinaryMan

      Liberals don’t speak at Tea Party rallies because they’re afraid to expose themselves to ideas that challenge their closed-minded notions, and the various questions from the audience; and because they consider it beneath them–which you well know.

      • Steve Fair

        You have it backwards as usual son. It is rightwingers who reject debate and engage in censorship,. Exactly why talk radio is so popular with the right. They love a one way conversation and propaganda.

        • liberalism is a mental illness

          White people invented radio. Why should black people even be allowed on the radio?

          • Steve Fair

            We make the best music. You sure are stupid. LOL!!!

          • liberalism is a mental illness

            I said that white people invented radio not music. What are you talking about?? Speaking of music who is Beethoven? Who is Mozart? You keep calling e names but in almost every post you’ve made you’ve made some sort of mistake. It should be me calling you stupid.

          • 95Theses

            Guess you hadn’t heard that …

          • Notalibfool

            So you’re saying that music written and performed by white people is inferior? Another racist comment from uptownSteve unFair.

    • Drakken

      So speaks the bag of hammers? Priceless!

    • liberalism is a mental illness

      I’m white and I’m glad!! If it wasn’t for white people you wouldn’t have electricity, computers or the internet all of which you use to exhibit your own stupidity and inferiority.

      • Steve Fair

        LMAO!!!!! You really think that the brilliant inventors of electricity and the internet identify with a dumbass goober like you?

        • liberalism is a mental illness

          Electricity wasn’t invented it was discovered. The internet wasn’t invented either it evolved first from simple analog communications to the electronic/digital internet of today. The first analog internet was built in England in WWII.

          • American Patriot

            England is not a country. England is part of the country called the United Kingdom (or Britain), which also consists of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Calling the UK “England” is offensive to the people of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the UK’s other constituent parts.

          • liberalism is a mental illness

            Oh. Thanks for the info. Was always wondering what England was to the UK. Cheers.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “Let a liberal, especially a black liberal, try to speak before a tea party rally. They’d probably get shot.”

      Happens all the time. Look how violent those TEA party radicals are:

      http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/00809/15IN_WALL_STREET_PR_809010f.jpg

      http://neoavatara.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/OccupyOakland_riot_StephenLam.jpeg

  • http://tinatrent.com/ Tina Trent

    The majority of students know they must keep their heads down and avoid eye contact in order to avoid being outed and persecuted by the loud leftist cabals — in our social media age, such outing can damage one’s ability to pursue a career — and of course dissidents wishing to become academics need not apply.

    Until the “bathroom warriors” — people who approach the few lone outspoken defenders of freedom of thought and praise them timidly behind closed doors — until they stand up to take their campuses away from the radicals, all is lost. And with the professors who admitted the radicals and hired them now retiring en masse, a tipping point has been passed. This previous generation found that through hiring leftist extremists, they could give themselves the imprimatur of being warriors for “diversity” though they achieved their jobs at a time when most positions were in fact reserved for white men from certain schools — they are the ones responsible for destroying higher education, for no better reason than to feed their egos. I’ve met few such people who didn’t wallow in a permanent neurotic quest to cast off their so-called “privilege” — by eagerly and loudly joining the witch hunt. But at least they knew the ordinary subjects they used to teach. Soon there will be no-one teaching who is not pushing the crazy quotient higher and higher.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Video the fascist left when it crosses the line.

      Shame the left.
      Expose the left.
      Defeat the left.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Why do a handful of regressive “progressives” and FAKE anti-war socialistrs have more rights than the majority of the school population?

    Let us note that TWO African American speakers were rejected by “progressive” Rutgers.

    • Steve Fair

      Those 2 “African American” speakers have no connection to the black community and are toadies for the racist right.

      • Habbgun

        Said by Steve Fair. Bill De Blasio’s and the white occupy movement’s official “caddy”. Yeah, its really authentically black to be a high yellow creation of a Communist grandfather and mother like Obama is.

        Next you’ll tell me that as a Jew I belong in the Democratic Party eating authentic pork knishes served by the Democratic clubs hacking for votes.

        • Steve Fair

          Sorry bud, but the Democratic party has literally THOUSANDS of black elected officials including the guy in the White House. Whereas black Republicans couldn’t fill a phone booth and whenever you do see them, they are grinning and performing for white racists. The same goes for Jewish Republicans. All two of them. But keep kissing the butts of those who hate you. The full force of anti-semitism has always come from the right. Dummy.

          • Habbgun

            Nah…quantity means nothing…plenty of Jews in Congress but they are just Democratic hacks. Everyday the makeup of the Jewish community changes demographically and the Jews in Congress simply become what they really always were. Democratic functionaries. The same thing is happening to you. You are just becoming an automaton representing nothing but the democratic clubs.

            I’ll pass up the pork filled knish. Its not kosher. And enjoy the admin under high yellow. He’s more eurocommie than black but that’s what you really admire. Just like the Jewish liberals.

          • Steve Fair

            puh-leeze. Just like the Uncle Tom black conservatives, you are a self-hating Jew trying to get your “white guy” card punched by spewing rightwing bullsquat. Good luck. Take a listen to the Richard Nixon tapes sometimes or go read a Pat Buchanan book to find out how the right really feels about Jews.

          • TheOrdinaryMan

            You’re right about Buchanan, but Richard Nixon considered himself a “Progressive”, who had more to do with passing Affirmative action laws than most Democrats. And what about Sen. Robert Byrd, who was a life-long Democrat, and Grand Dragon of the KKK? So tell us what the right REALLY thinks of Jews.

          • Steve Fair

            Byrd renounced his Klan membership that he left in the 1940s and was one of the first Senators to support Obama’s candidacy for President. Nixon’s anti-semitism is well documented. Hide your head in the sand if you wish.

          • American Patriot

            Oh really? Then why did Nixon appoint a Jewish Secretary of State named Henry Kissinger?

          • Steve Fair

            Same reason Bush Sr. appointed a black Supreme Court Justice. He found a token that he could use as a shield against charges of anti-semitism (or racism).

          • American Patriot

            Your beloved Uncle Tim Wise performs for his black racist masters like Louis Farrakhan. You are a race-obsessed dunce.

          • Steve Fair

            puh-leeze. Tim Wise debated David Horowitz and took him apart.

          • Notalibfool

            Just because ole Timmy UNWise talked louder and faster doesn’t mean he’s right. BTW Dim unWise is another person encouraging racism for profit.

            Remember you asked me for one example of such a person in a different thread. Now I have given you several.

          • liberalism is a mental illness

            Louis Farrakhan is crazy. I mean I’m not exaggerating. He is a black version of Charles Manson. Guy should be in a mental hospital. Guy is the mirror opposite of genius.

          • 95Theses

            Louis Farrakhan ♫Big Wheel Keep on Turnin’♫

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtiVP-E2eFI

          • liberalism is a mental illness

            Obama isn’t black.

          • Steve Fair

            If Obama moved next door to you, you wouldn’t spray paint “Mixed Race” on his door.

          • liberalism is a mental illness

            No. That would be rude. I’d spray paint “you’re a sh|tty president!!”

          • just sayin

            Africanized hybrid.

          • American Patriot

            How well does the Democratic Party do with Cuban American voters? Many Democrats are supportive of the Castro family dictatorship in Communist Cuba and thus, the Democrats are insensitive with Cuban Americans. But you don’t care about that. And, no, anti-Semitism is now predominantly from the radical left. Regarding black Republicans, you’ll see. Sen. Tim Scott will win the Senate seat he was appointed to.

          • Steve Fair

            You mean Cuban Americans like Senator Bob Menendez D-NJ and the large democratic Cuban American population in New Jersey?

          • American Patriot

            Senator Bob Menendez is part of the minority of Cuban Americans who are Democrats. Most Cuban Americans (around 80%) are Republicans. Also, black Republicans don’t “perform and dance” for their so-called “masters”. They are proud patriots, unlike Tim Wise, who grins and performs for his masters in black hate groups and radical left-wing organizations.

          • Steve Fair

            Wrong again. There are 4 Cuban American members of the House. 2 are Republicans and 2 are Democrats. 3 Cuban American members of the Senate. 2 are GOP 1 is a Democrat. According to exit polls, 84% of Cuban American voters 65 or older backed McCain, while 55% of those 29 or younger backed Obama.[37]
            In 2012, Barack Obama received 49 percent of the Cuban American vote in
            Florida, compared to 47 percent for Mitt Romney according to Edison
            Research exits polls.[38]

      • liberalism is a mental illness

        Racism is normal and healthy. Why do you keep bringing it up? Are you proud to be black? Do you hate white people? Are you racist? Ever heard of ethnocentrism? Ever heard of William Shockley?

        • Steve Fair

          I don’t hate white people. I have white people in my family. YOU, on the other hand, have just revealed what you are all about. A sick, scared RACIST.

          • liberalism is a mental illness

            Scared? Lol!! My people built this world. What do I have to be scared about?

          • Steve Fair

            Oh this is funny. This moron thinks because he shares the same complexion as Edison that makes him the inventor of electricity. Too much.

          • liberalism is a mental illness

            Nobody invented electricity. It exists naturally. It was discovered and not by Edison but by Benjamin Franklin. Edison invented the light bulb and the phonograph.

          • Steve Fair

            Edison invented the first electric lighting system you imbecile.

          • liberalism is a mental illness

            Yeah. The light bulb… Not electricity. You said that Edison invented electricity

          • liberalism is a mental illness

            And oh by the way I am racist and I don’t care!! You’re racist too but are afraid to admit it.

          • Drakken

            Oh come on now, a black separatist like you with a huge black chip on your shoulder despises white folks with a passion, its ok, you can admit.

          • just sayin

            Embrace your inner racist.

          • 95Theses

            There’s an inner one, too?! Probably a latent on as well.
            Whad’Ya Know! The Three Faces of Steve.
            Or better yet, the Three Racists of Steve.

      • American Patriot

        Yes they do. Your beloved Tim Wise, no the other hand, constantly insults people of his skin color for the pleasure of black racists and bigots like Louis Farrakhan. Wise is a toady for the racist left.

  • Habbgun

    Not at all different than Ron Paul. Definitely what Ron Paul believes. Ron Paul and the left also agree on the Middle East and about Israel. Ron Paul is on the same wavelength as you. There is however no isolationism if one country invades another. If you are blaming America for the invasion you are justifying. The Left justifies the invasion. The true story is that in WWII certain nations were invaded by Germany. Whereas America left the aggressor nations of Japan and Germany as sovereign democratic nations, the Soviet Union forcibly engulfed the victims of German aggression into the Warsaw Pact. Once free those nations voluntarily sought out the West for alliance to present a repeat.

    The Nation is arguing western acceptance of Eastern Europe is an act of aggression against Russia.Which is crap. You’ve been caught with your pants down and are spinning on behalf of the Kremlin. How does it feel to be a hack.

  • LisaPNevarez

    You believe that the Baltimore Sun is capable of presenting a non-biased, objective view of the Right? If so, I eagerly await your purchase of a bridge in Brooklyn … http://num.to/478878905061

  • BraddockGold

    Rutgers: both racist and misogynist. Who knew?

  • Libslayer

    I teach science in a small university. Supposedly the school is more conservative, but I would still bet that 80% of the faculty are somewhere between doctrinaire liberal and totalitarian zealot.
    The academic atmosphere is STIFLING. You can do what ever you want but it must be liberal-approved. The insufferable snobbery of some of the teachers and administrators is overwhelming.
    I took the job in 2009 and this is my last year. I love teaching and I met some truly wonderful young people, but the academy left me cold.
    I started teaching after a layoff at the med chem lab I was working at.
    I have impeccable credentials, industrial experience and over a dozen patents.
    My students consistently give me great reviews. I endured five years of tenure track idiots treating me like dirt because I wasn’t tenure track, and I could not ever get them to discuss science.
    College is rotten to the core. The bubble will burst.

    • Drakken

      Keep up the great work, there are plenty of jobs overseas paying top dollar for someone of your caliber, laugh all the way to bank where these regressives are concerned.

  • Steve Fair

    Drakken just said that racism was “normal and healthy”. Any condemnations from the right? I won’t hold my breath.

    • Drakken

      This really is how effing stupid you really are, you take what someone else said and use it to blame me with the quote. No doubt about it, dumber than a goddamn bag of hammers and an intellectual midget. Keep using the race card shortbus, for it reminds me of the little dumbazz who cried Wold one too many times.

      • Steve Fair

        What’s a Wold?

        • Drakken

          Oh a typo! Sue me!

          • Steve Fair

            Sue you for what? What would I get? A meth lab trailer?

          • Drakken

            Well boy, I would bloody well guarantee you that my paycheck is a lot more than yours ever will be.

          • Notalibfool

            A meth lab trailer? Are you implying that meth is a white person’s problem?

            Yet another racist comment from Stevie Blunder.

    • UCSPanther

      Cry me a river, pal.

    • liberalism is a mental illness

      Umm it wasn’t Drakken who said that racism is normal and healthy. It was me.

    • liberalism is a mental illness

      Everybody is racist. Blacks are racist. Whites are racist. Asians are racist. Aboriginals are racist. It’s not a big deal. Gandi was racist!! Who cares?? Racism comes from ethnocentricity.. People can tolerate people of other colors but prefer people of their own color. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s natural. When racism turns into hatred then it becomes a problem.

    • liberalism is a mental illness

      Are you drunk?

      • Notalibfool

        No, it’s worse. Steve was raised on left wing BS, where wrong is right and right is racist.

        • liberalism is a mental illness

          Most amazing part is that even while losing a debate and making several mistakes he thinks he’s winning. He also seems to think that he is some sort of genius. Very strange.

  • smarbag77

    Unfortunately, by backing out as commencement speaker Condi Rice gave the totalitarian lefties exactly what they wanted. This will only encourage them to keep doing these things. The only people whose graduation she would have ruined were the thugs who don’t deserve to graduate anyway.

  • antioli

    A return to the middle ages. No reason ,no thought just total censorship .

  • physicsnut

    hmmm – Milton Friedman went to Rutgers – and has some remarks about how the educational system has gone to the dogs,.

    http://booktv.org/Watch/6109/Encore+Booknotes+Milton+Friedman+on+FA+Hayeks+The+Road+to+Serfdom.aspx