Sunday, March 09, 2014

Tolerant Academics Trying to Block Condoleezza Rice From Speaking at Rutgers

Liberal tolerance has struck again in academia, this time at Rutgers University.

Former Secretary of State and Stanford University Professor Condoleezza Rice was invited to speak at the 2014 Rutgers commencement ceremony. Now, a faculty board at the university is demanding the invitation be revoked. Tolerant liberal students are demanding the same.

Rutgers' New Brunswick Faculty Council passed a resolution last week calling on the university's board of governors to rescind its invitation to Rice, who will receive $35,000 and an honorary doctorate for the speech, The Star-Ledger reported.

The resolution said Rutgers should not honor Rice because of her role in the war in Iraq and the Bush administration’s policy of "enhanced interrogation techniques," such as waterboarding, the report said.



Anonymous said...

Condoleezza Rice is far superior to all of the faculty at Rutgers in terms of education, experience, accomplishments, and character. Liberals object to her because she is a black woman conservative.

Anonymous said...

They claim they oppose her speech because of her work for the Bush administration during the war. I wonder if their ban on speaking will include all the Democrats who voted to approve action in Iraq. She did not have a vote, they did.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:07, and Pelosi, who knew full well what was going on when the CIA conducted enhanced interrogation.

Anonymous said...

Th real reason they don't want her to speak is their fear that she may cause the current crop of liberal indoctrinates to consider a conservative viewpoint right at the moment when they are on the cusp of entering the real world where all their teachings are worthless.

Anonymous said...

Bullseye anon 8:14. Behold their logic displayed in a government program otherwise known as Obamacare. A perpetual train wreck.

Anonymous said...

They do not want the students to hear sense at Commencement when the faculty can no longer have access to push their Liberal nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Politics is the only thing Leftists know about. They know nothing of economics, history or business. Their only expertise is in promoting feelings of grievance.

Among intelligent people, Leftism is a character defect. Leftists HATE success in others -- which is why notably successful societies such as the USA and Israel are hated and failures such as the Palestinians can do no wrong.

Leftists are consistent only in their hate. They don't have principles. How can they when "there is no such thing as right and wrong"? All they have is postures, pretend-principles that can be changed as easily as one changes one's shirt

A Leftist assumption: Making money doesn't entitle you to it, but wanting money does.

A Leftist's beliefs are all designed to pander to his ego. So when you have an argument with a Leftist, you are not really discussing the facts. You are threatening his self esteem. Which is why the normal Leftist response to challenge is mere abuse.

Because of the fragility of a Leftist's ego, anything that threatens it is intolerable and provokes rage. So most Leftist blogs can be summarized in one sentence: "How DARE anybody question what I believe!". Rage and abuse substitute for an appeal to facts and reason.

Because their beliefs serve their ego rather than reality, Leftists just KNOW what is good for us. Conservatives need evidence.

To sum this up: Progressives see themselves as an army of the saints, and their opponents as the party of Satan; and that will justify almost anything you can get away with.

"The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office."
Economist Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973)

Anonymous said...

She is innocent of all accusations and must be regarded as such until proven guilty in a court of law. Liberals don't care, they just hate.