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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    And that is also juvenile behavior.
    I'm not arguing that. He wanted an example of a prominent liberal forced to cancel a speaking engagement. I gave it.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
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    Don't hurt yourself.
    I won't.

    And just so we're clear on this, the title of the thread is: "Universities becoming bastions of intolerance". So it would appear that the one moving the goalposts is you.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    I won't.

    And just so we're clear on this, the title of the thread is: "Universities becoming bastions of intolerance". So it would appear that the one moving the goalposts is you.
    You asked the last time a prominent liberal cancelled a speaking arrangement due to protests. I gave you one.

    If you don't like it, too ****ing bad.


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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    You asked the last time a prominent liberal cancelled a speaking arrangement due to protests. I gave you one.

    If you don't like it, too ****ing bad.
    And the one basic point of the thread went right over your head... or it didn't and you're hiding from it.

    Too ****ing bad indeed.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    You asked the last time a prominent liberal cancelled a speaking arrangement due to protests. I gave you one.

    If you don't like it, too ****ing bad.

    No, you didn't, that's the point. Wasn't a university, you know, the topic at hand. You took a swing, you missed by a mile, no need to try to repair the fail. Just find where some liberal had to cancel a speaking arrangement at a university due to protests. Or are you having a problem finding such?

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Students take issue with the ideas and actions of people who argue that institutional racism exists or that people like Angela Davis might have some insight worth sharing. We still expect students to be able to cope with the notion that they will be exposed to those ideas and have the speakers speak.
    Your criticism is based on the false premise that the students cannot "cope" with the notion that they will be exposed to such ideas. Perhaps the students can cope with such a notion, but they decided that they did not want their university to provide a platform for such ideas.

    This isn't a genocidal person. Like I said, not all injustices are equal.
    Your criticism is still based on the false premise that students should accept speakers just because they might learn from them.

    Making peace with "the establishment" is part of growing up, as is being able to cope with differing perspectives.
    Again, your criticism is based on the false premise that the students cannot "cope" with differing perspectives. Beyond that, I've already shared my thoughts on what it means to "grow up" in relation to the establishment. I don't see much need to delve further into our thoughts on a social construct as such thoughts are based in entirely subjective foundations.

    Yet, I don't really agree with the foreign policy she espoused.
    I did not say that you are expressing your distaste for people who disagree with Rice. I said that you are expressing your distaste for those who disagree with you about Rice. In other words, you believe that what Rice has to offer in lessons outweighs whatever her presence might take away from a university that offers her a platform to speak. Some students at Rutgers disagree with you and you are expressing your distaste for those who disagree under the guise of making neutral assessments of their character and knowledge.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
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    Don't hurt yourself.
    So you can't find one apples to apples. Got it.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Your criticism is based on the false premise that the students cannot "cope" with the notion that they will be exposed to such ideas. Perhaps the students can cope with such a notion, but they decided that they did not want their university to provide a platform for such ideas.
    Yeah, they cannot cope with hearing someone else speak that they disagree with. It is what it is.

    Your criticism is still based on the false premise that students should accept speakers just because they might learn from them.
    Because, comparatively speaking, their complaints are exaggerated.


    Again, your criticism is based on the false premise that the students cannot "cope" with differing perspectives. Beyond that, I've already shared my thoughts on what it means to "grow up" in relation to the establishment. I don't see much need to delve further into our thoughts on a social construct as such thoughts are based in entirely subjective foundations.
    Play, you know full well that when we walk into a discussion on institutional racism, people in universities who do not want to have the concept discussed are told by folks like us that they should be exposed to it and they have to cope with it being in their face, even though they are "paying for it" or "their tax dollars" go toward funding the position of the faculty member.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    So you can't find one apples to apples. Got it.
    Find the word "University" in the post I responded to.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    So tell me then... when was the last time a prominent liberal was shouted down or was removed from a speaking engagement due to protest?
    Awww, did I say something mean about your butt buddy?


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    No, you didn't, that's the point. Wasn't a university, you know, the topic at hand. You took a swing, you missed by a mile, no need to try to repair the fail. Just find where some liberal had to cancel a speaking arrangement at a university due to protests. Or are you having a problem finding such?
    No reference was made to a university in the post to which I replied.

    This is only hard to understand if you have a very bad case of CPC. Seems to be going around today.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oborosen View Post
    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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