Current Topics
High Schoolers acting out
by pdx rick
Today at 04:36 AM
What Does a True Populism Look Like? It Looks Like the New Deal
by chunkstyle
Today at 03:19 AM
How Many?
by Greger
Today at 02:35 AM
Trump and Russia
by Greger
02/21/18 08:37 PM
Dems poised to gain seats after court throws out Pa. congressional map
by pondering_it_all
02/21/18 06:01 PM
The Electoral College Subverts the Will of the Majority Vote
by pondering_it_all
02/21/18 05:58 PM
Trump takes title from Buchanan!
by pondering_it_all
02/21/18 12:24 AM
Round Table for January, 2018
by Jeffery J. Haas
02/20/18 07:51 PM
Rod Rosenstein's Innoculation
by pondering_it_all
02/19/18 07:56 PM
The Question
by jgw
02/19/18 07:08 PM
Why canít Star Trek: Discovery commit to serialized storytelling?
by Golem
02/19/18 02:51 AM
Trump works hard to support the NRA
by jgw
02/18/18 10:28 PM
DACA
by jgw
02/15/18 10:37 PM
The Onion's take
by jgw
02/15/18 10:19 PM
Whatever happened to rational conservatism?
by chunkstyle
02/15/18 05:51 PM
The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018
by Jeffery J. Haas
02/10/18 12:33 AM
We All have Immigrant Roots
by Jeffery J. Haas
02/09/18 09:13 PM
Susan Sheu and Brian Colker, former NYT subscribers
by pdx rick
02/08/18 01:24 AM
Happy Shutdown Day
by NW Ponderer
02/07/18 01:43 PM
Ronda Rousey joining WWE to perform as full-time pro wrestler
by Greger
02/07/18 12:27 AM
Forum Stats
6248 Members
58 Forums
16192 Topics
279110 Posts

Max Online: 294 @ 12/06/17 12:57 AM
Google Adsense
Topic Options
#301551 - 06/06/17 08:48 PM A Liberalís Perspective: Evergreen College And The Fascism Of The Illiberal Left
Golem Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 03/12/12
Posts: 3671
Loc: Orange County, California, USA
Matt Teitelbaum, former President at College Democrats of Maryland
The Huffington Post
June 5, 2017

Quote:
At Evergreen State College in Washington, the dangerous authoritarian streak of college-aged, left-wing extremists is being exposed in disturbing detail. In recent weeks, social justice activists demanded that white students refrain from attending class or being present on campus on a predetermined day, in order to appropriately, from their perspective, observe the traditional ďDay of Absence.Ē ...

These so called ďactivistsĒ are not interested in dialogue ó one of them said exactly that in a video of their confrontation. They are only interested in their political agenda being enacted at all costs, without any negotiation with dissenters. To me, that mentality is inherently illiberal and undemocratic. It is close enough to fascism to warrant use of the label ďfascistĒ at this point...

I am no conservative. I am the former president of the College Democrats of Maryland. However, this insanity is unrepresentative of true liberalism. Liberals who donít call out these illiberal fascists are complicit in their growing influence and impunity...

Full article

Top
#301556 - 06/07/17 05:50 PM Re: A Liberalís Perspective: Evergreen College And The Fascism Of The Illiberal Left [Re: Golem]
rporter314 Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/18/03
Posts: 6311
Loc: Highlands, Tx
I guess I am a lot more tolerant of extremist views than a lot of folks.

What rational person would be attracted to ideas of say white supremacy who were not already believers in their own white superiority? So why would I care if Richard Spencer were speaking to these folks?

People do not wake up one morning and rationally choose to be bigots? They were environmentally raised to be bigots.

I'll say it again .... ignorance is the enemy and education will defeat it
_________________________
ignorance is the enemy
without equality there is no liberty

Top
#301562 - 06/07/17 11:43 PM Re: A Liberalís Perspective: Evergreen College And The Fascism Of The Illiberal Left [Re: rporter314]
matthew Offline
newbie

Registered: 03/24/16
Posts: 333
Originally Posted By: rporter314

I'll say it again .... ignorance is the enemy and education will defeat it

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink it.
.
_________________________
Once, weapons were manufactured to fight wars; today, wars are manufactured to sell weapons

It is far easier to deceive folks than to convince them they are deceived

Top
#301564 - 06/08/17 04:10 AM Re: A Liberalís Perspective: Evergreen College And The Fascism Of The Illiberal Left [Re: Golem]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 12987
Loc: Whittier, California
Originally Posted By: Golem

I am no conservative. I am the former president of the College Democrats of Maryland. However, this insanity is unrepresentative of true liberalism. Liberals who donít call out these illiberal fascists are complicit in their growing influence and impunity...

Full article


Oh please, we could call them out all day long and call them what they are (FAILED liberals who let loose their inner fascist) and it wouldn't matter.
It would never get a second's worth of airtime.
CON-servatives are overjoyed at the existence of these brats because they get to paint ALL LIBERALS with this brush.
This group is Horseshoe Theory writ large.
_________________________
"The Left ones think I'm Right, the Right ones think I'm wrong."

----Leon Russell - "Magic Mirror"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-H1iQ5Y6Eg

Top
#301569 - 06/08/17 03:14 PM Re: A Liberalís Perspective: Evergreen College And The Fascism Of The Illiberal Left [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
Golem Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 03/12/12
Posts: 3671
Loc: Orange County, California, USA
Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
Oh please, we could call them out all day long and call them what they are (FAILED liberals who let loose their inner fascist) and it wouldn't matter.
It would never get a second's worth of airtime.

Jeffery, how do you think I found out about this article?

Quote:
CON-servatives are overjoyed at the existence of these brats because they get to paint ALL LIBERALS with this brush.

Some do, but I'm not one of them.

Top
#301572 - 06/08/17 09:27 PM Re: A Liberalís Perspective: Evergreen College And The Fascism Of The Illiberal Left [Re: matthew]
rporter314 Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/18/03
Posts: 6311
Loc: Highlands, Tx
not every horse led to water will refuse to drink ... it is a game of attrition until the core of deplorables is met
_________________________
ignorance is the enemy
without equality there is no liberty

Top

Who's Online
0 registered (), 37 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
TrentonP, Nosf50, erumonej, Jensen Breck, Albertapkr
6248 Registered Users
A2