Wednesday, November 02, 2016

What Is It With UC Irvine?

As a UC campus, Irvine can be expected to educate some of our top students, but this is the kind of student that gets into Irvine?  There's always something--often something anti-Semitic--going on at Irvine, and here's what we got recently:
UC Irvine students furious over an upcoming “Rally for America” event to be hosted by Milo Yiannopoulos and the UCI College Republicans on Oct. 30 are supporting a petition calling for it to be canceled, saying the event will be “filled with hate and rooted in exploitation of non-white bodies.”
Read on:
More than 1,000 people have signed the “Stop Milo From Coming To UC Irvine” petition since it was launched two days ago.

The petition, in particular, bristles at the event planners’ call to “wear your most culturally appropriating, offensive, triggering Halloween costume to the event for a fabulous costume contest” and “bring as much privilege as you can.” The event serves as a rally for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and is part of Yiannopoulos’ “Dangerous Faggot Tour,” in which he is visiting colleges across the nation to speak on various issues.
You'd think they'd celebrate having a gay speaker on campus.

I'm reminded of the following quote:
"A civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itself."
--French writer Jean Francois Revel
Our college leftists don't even realize that their calls to stifle speech are dangerous--and that's dangerous.  We have a deep cultural rot, and may already have lost the energy and conviction to reverse it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think Milo is crazy and wrong in a lot of subjects, but I hate the notion of banning speakers and not allowing discourse different from your own. You only learn and grow into nuanced, thought-out opinions if you listen to all sides. It's sad people want to live in an intellectual bubble and become stagnant, not just intellectually, but also emotionally and in development of skills in dealing with the real world.