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#301551 - 06/06/17 08:48 PM A Liberal’s Perspective: Evergreen College And The Fascism Of The Illiberal Left
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Matt Teitelbaum, former President at College Democrats of Maryland
The Huffington Post
June 5, 2017

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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 “Day of Absence.” ...

These so called “activists” are not interested in dialogue — 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 “fascist” 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 don’t call out these illiberal fascists are complicit in their growing influence and impunity...

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#301556 - 06/07/17 05:50 PM Re: A Liberal’s Perspective: Evergreen College And The Fascism Of The Illiberal Left [Re: Golem]
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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
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#301562 - 06/07/17 11:43 PM Re: A Liberal’s Perspective: Evergreen College And The Fascism Of The Illiberal Left [Re: rporter314]
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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.
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#301564 - 06/08/17 04:10 AM Re: A Liberal’s Perspective: Evergreen College And The Fascism Of The Illiberal Left [Re: Golem]
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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 don’t call out these illiberal fascists are complicit in their growing influence and impunity...

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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.
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#301569 - 06/08/17 03:14 PM Re: A Liberal’s Perspective: Evergreen College And The Fascism Of The Illiberal Left [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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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?

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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.

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#301572 - 06/08/17 09:27 PM Re: A Liberal’s Perspective: Evergreen College And The Fascism Of The Illiberal Left [Re: matthew]
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not every horse led to water will refuse to drink ... it is a game of attrition until the core of deplorables is met
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