Academics shocked the left eating itself

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/bruce-thornton/progressive-academics-shocked-that-their-creatures-turn-on-them/

It used to be, a leader had to be strong.

Now, a leader must repeat how weak they are to make the opposition look bad, and in spite of their popularity by numbers behind them (mob).

If you let mediocre oversensitive Little Hitler powertripping egomaniacs into your building, they will take it from you. They are tyrannical dictators without the leadership skills.
Block tumblr on campus and see how long until they shut up, cut off from the stream.

…That these progressives should now be shocked at such intolerance and persecution after decades of speech codes, disruptions of conservative speakers, campus inquisitions which ignore Constitutional rights, cancellations of commencement speakers, and ideological litmus tests imposed on new hires and curricula, bespeaks not principle, but rather indignation that now they are on the receiving end of the bullying and harassment long inflicted on conservatives and people of faith….

…Worst of all, the spread of this intolerance throughout universities makes impossible the very purpose of higher education: to broaden students’ minds by allowing what Matthew Arnold called “the free play of the mind on all subjects” and by familiarizing them with the “best which has been thought and said in the world.” That ideal has now become scarce on our campuses. As Sykes wrote over 20 years ago, “Once feelings are established as the barometer of acceptable behavior, speech (and, by extension, thought) becomes only as free as the most sensitive group will permit.” This is precisely the state of affairs in American universities today, where the old notions that truth is a liberating force and that suffering teaches, and the great classics that embodied these and other verities of the human condition, have been sacrificed on the altar of victim politics and its aggrandizement of institutional power. So our universities now produce “snowflakes,” as some have called them, students with fragile psyches and empty minds….

1. Be civil. 2. Be logical or fair. 3. Do not bore me.

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