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Sarah Lawrence Professor's Office Door Vandalized After He Criticized Leftist Bias

Samuel Abrams says the college's president accused him of "attacking" the community and suggested he might be looking for a new job.

SLCAlison Nieman / Wikimedia CommonsAfter penning an op-ed for The New York Times decrying the ideological homogeneity of his campus administration, a conservative-leaning professor at Sarah Lawrence College discovered intimidating messages—including demands that he quit his job—on the door of his office. The perpetrators had torn down the door's decorations, which had included pictures of the professor's family.

In the two weeks since the incident, Samuel Abrams, a tenured professor of politics at Sarah Lawrence, has repeatedly asked the college's president, Cristle Collins Judd, to condemn the perpetrators' actions and reiterate her support for free speech. But after sending a tepid campus-wide email that mentioned the importance of free expression, but mostly stressed her "commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence," Judd spoke with Abrams over the phone; according to him, she accused him of "attacking" members of the community.

"She said I had created a hostile work environment," Abrams said in an interview with Reason. "If [the op-ed] constitutes hate speech, then this is not a world that I want to be a part of."

What's more, when the two met in person, Judd implied that Abrams was on the market for a new job, he said.

"I am not on the job market," he said. "I am tenured, I live in New York. Why would I go on the job market?"

Abrams interpreted Judd's remarks as a suggestion that he might be better off leaving the school. Judd did not respond to a request for comment.

Abram's op-ed criticized the "politically lopsided" events hosted by the college's Office of Student Affairs, including seminars on microaggressions, understanding white privilege, and "staying woke." It also included original research: a nationally representative survey of 900 administrators. According to this data, liberal administrators outnumber conservatives 12 to 1. This would mean the ranks of the administration are even more uniformly liberal than the faculty.

"While considerable focus has been placed in recent decades on the impact of the ideological bent of college professors, when it comes to collegiate life—living in dorms, participating in extracurricular organizations—the ever growing ranks of administrators have the biggest influence on students and campus life across the country," wrote Abrams.

Many Sarah Lawrence students and alumni did not appreciate Abrams calling attention to this issue.

"There was an emergency student senate meeting, to my knowledge," said Abrams. It was his understanding that the meeting produced a declaration calling for him to be stripped of tenure and dismissed from the college. Judd sent a campus-wide email about the meeting, which she described as "not only thoughtful, but thought-provoking."

"The Senate asked me to publicly affirm that Black Lives Matter, that LBGT+ Lives matter, and that Women's Justice matters," wrote Judd in the email. "I emphatically did."

The student senate did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Abrams' office door was vandalized on October 16, hours after the op-ed's publication. The perpetrators posted a sign on the door that read, "Our right to exist is not 'ideological,' asshole," and was signed "transsexual fag." Another flyer demanded that he apologize to residence life staff and the director of campus diversity, students of color, queer students, trans students, and other marginalized persons. Multiple messages instructed Abrams to "quit," and one told him to "go teach somewhere else, maybe Charlottesville."

Abrams believes the perpetrators tried to break into his office; some of his books had fallen off their shelves as if the sign-posters had slammed the door and the walls.

"I'm really shaken," he said.

Abrams' dealings with Judd have further unnerved him. During their conversation, she implied that he should have cleared his public writings with her before submitting them, something he described as unacceptable.

Several of Abrams' colleagues met with Judd to discuss the vandalism and express their view that such acts could not be tolerated. Judd agreed, but did not pledge to take any further actions. These professors thought she seemed scared that the students might hold more protests, creating a public relations disaster, according to Abrams.

This incident is an example of a concerning phenomenon: college administrators going soft on free speech in an effort to appease a handful of extremely aggressive students. Administrators should take greater care to avoid explicit ideological bias, and they must defend the free speech rights of professors who speak out against it. A college that attempts to muzzle, discourage, or rid itself of speech that offends the far left is failing its mission.

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  • lafe.long||

    Administrators should take greater care to avoid explicit ideological bias

    Odds are 12:1 against that ever happening.

  • CatoTheChipper||

    That would be true only if the probability of taking greater care to avoid explicit ideological bias were a linear function with the proportion of non-progressive administrators as the independent variable.

    I suspect that at a 12:1 ratio of progressives to non-progressives, the probability of that happening is negligible.

  • sharmota4zeb||

    Oh, common. Do you really think Detective Nase from the Department of Homeland Security was going to get off her lazy butt on Monday, November 5th just because some political activist with an ethnic background and a history of cross-dressing plastered the campus with Get Her Done print outs and Mohammed Cartoons?

    ;D

  • Johnny B||

    You have to understand two things about university administrators. 1. They are almost all failed academics. They are people who made it through the tenure process but couldn't figure out how to make any lasting contributions afterwards. That is, they published the idea their supervisor helped them on, but couldn't make a go of it on their own. 2. Once they become administrators, they have nothing but contempt for those people who are able to publish, so they do everything to make their lives miserable. At a university like Sarah Lawrence College, I would expect this to be about twice as worse as the usual state university, because no-one, and I repeat, no-one, went to graduate school for four years to get a job there.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    I think we are seeing fewer failed academics and more grievance graduates who don't attempt to do research.

    And somehow, the boards of directors have been compromised also.

  • No Yards Penalty||

    /oh, come on....

  • TuIpa||

    Sarah Lawrence's students and President resemble the bigoted, intellectually vacuous assholes who, like Rev. and Shreek, call for violence against and murder of their ideological enemies.

  • ||

    "Idealogical"

    *snickers*

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    He should have corrected the sign and taken 5 points off.

  • JWatts||

    Now that would have been funny.

  • Enemy of the State||

    ^^^ This!^^^

  • NoVaNick||

    Good thing he isn't at Georgetown-he might have found himself castrated and his body desecrated (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._Christine_Fair)

    She lives in my neighborhood-FYI

  • perlchpr||

    "In May 2017, Fair began an altercation with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer at a gym in Alexandria, Virginia. While the two were working out, Fair approached Spencer and accused him of being a Nazi, along with a number of other accusations, leading a third gym patron to intervene on behalf of him. This incident resulted in Spencer's membership being terminated by the manager of the gym."

  • NoVaNick||

    Alexandria is the Berkeley of Virginia, what can I say? I saw the story about Spencer and looked her up. Her car is covered with all kinds of anti-Trump magnets and she has signs in her yard, which is near my kids' school, warning that it is under 24 hour video surveillance. Not surprising that she has a lot of enemies, and not just white nationalists.

  • Trollificus||

    I'd be disappointed if she DIDN'T have a lot of enemies. What an ideological whore.

  • Juice||

    *idealogical

  • vek||

    Well, video cameras still can't see through ski masks last I checked! If they're going to play dirty by harassing anybody to the right of Mao, I say they deserve to be repaid in kind.

  • Don't look at me!||

    Funny stuff.

  • Just Say'n||

    "a conservative-leaning professor at Sarah Lawrence College"

    Such a thing exists? I imagine he's labeled a conservative because he probably says stuff like "maybe there is value in learning about Aristotle and Goethe and other Western authors".

    If he held any thought too outside of PC culture, I'm sure we would have seen a "too be sure he's a Nazi" in the article

  • Eddy||

    According to the American Enterprise Institute:

    "Samuel J. Abrams is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on questions of related civic and political culture and American ideologies. He is concurrently a professor of politics and social science at Sarah Lawrence College, a research fellow with the Hoover Institution, and a faculty fellow with New York University's Center for Advanced Social Science Research."

    http://www.aei.org/scholar/samuel-j-abrams/

  • Just Say'n||

    So unicorns do exist

  • BYODB||

    I'm sure Sarah Lawrence won't make that mistake again. You know, listening to people that aren't them.

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    I'm working on it...

  • ||

    Dibs on the horn!

  • JWatts||

    Damn, I was too late. Oh well, I'll take the pelt, somebodies bound to pay something for it.

  • Sidd Finch v2.01||

    American Enterprise Institute ... Hoover Institution ... Center for Advanced Social Science Research

    What an asshole.

  • vek||

    Best part about this is there is a 99% chance he's a conservative Jew! So of course they're going after a "protected class," because he's not sufficiently crazy. I wouldn't be surprised if somebody insulted him for being a jew, and nobody would cover it because it might evoke sympathy for the "evil" right winger, or make the left not look good.

  • Inigo Montoya||

    Remember when people went to college to learn stuff like sciences, humanities, and to acquire professional credentials?

    These days, it seems the main goal is to teach immature, coddled narcissists how to intimidate and manipulate everyone around them so that these child-tyrants can blossom into the insufferable assholes they were meant to be.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    Life imitates Ayn Rand's art...

  • Earth Skeptic||

    Well, that and coloring and other safe space comforting activities.

  • Presskh||

    Excellent summary of modern colleges & universities, Inigo.

  • Ecoli||

    I went to college to learn Chemistry, Physics, Math, Computer Science, and Biology. I was forced to take a few humanities classes, which were uniformly easy.

    Needless to say, I didn't meet many women.

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    I met 2 women in the 6 years I was in nerd college. Well, 1 for sure. The other was probably a woman.

  • bevis the lumberjack||

    I don't think Ms. Judd and the students actually understand what the word "diversity" means.

  • Bronze Khopesh||

    Us, not you.

  • BYODB||

    It means more women need to be in college in order to become college administrators.

    The fact that 'feminists' fail to notice that most people in college are women, yet still cite an imaginary pay disparity, tells you just about everything you really need to know.

  • vek||

    That the pay gap doesn't exist, and that women aren't wired the same way as men, hence aren't drawn towards hard sciences and other good paying fields even if they're intellectually capable of it?

    Yeah it does tell me that. Not to mention the different IQ distribution between men and women that means there are far more male geniuses AND retards, which logically explains why men dominate at the top of every field of endeavor the world over.

    But let's not bring facts into the feelz fest, that might be insensitive.

  • Lester224||

    That totally explains why there are so many more women doctors and lawyers now than there were a few decades ago. The women who weren't smart enough to become doctors and lawyers suddenly became smarter when med schools started letting them in. Or maybe women didn't used to want to be doctors and lawyers because they are wired differently but the wiring changed.

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    I think you just made vek's point...

  • vek||

    Thanks for making a statement that doesn't contradict a single thing I said.

    I never said "all women are morons" now did I?

    The fact is women SELF REPORT that they like dealing with "people" more than "things." This shows in every survey ever. This is why women are drawn to work where there is a lot of human interaction, SUCH AS being a nurse, doctor, social worker, etc.

    There are plenty of smart women... But we do have different IQ distributions. It is a fact. There are more men at the extra high end and extra low end. PERIOD. Keep in mind this is NOT universally in mens favor... Having more borderline retards in the male population is a BAD thing for men. Between that and men being generally more aggressive, it explains why men are the overwhelming majority of the prison population! It ALSO explains why most of the top people in any field are men.

    It doesn't mean any given woman isn't smarter than any given man... But at the statistical level it explains all the differences in outcomes we observe in reality. Look up "IQ distribution of men versus women" or something to that effect and read up on it jackass. Then you can make an intelligent comment on the subject next time.

  • Mr. JD||

    'Our right to exists is not "ideological", asshole!'

    But apparently his is.

  • SQRLSY One||

    Criticizing MEEEE (and my often-intolerantly-uttered "pro-tolerance" words) = questioning my right to exist!!!

    ALL snowflakes KNOW this; WHERE have ye been?!?!?

  • Bronze Khopesh||

    And this is what progs do when they have a small amount of power. Can you imagine what they would do if they had total control over an entire nation?

  • NoVaNick||

    Yes-see Pol Pot

  • TuIpa||

    Thanks to Stalin and Mao, we don't have to imagine.

  • JesseAz||

    Chavez and Castro yell racism at lack of inclusion.

  • JWatts||

    Hey what about Chavez!

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Thanks to Hitler, we know what Socialists will do once in power.

  • Dillinger||

    Dean of Spelling fired immediately.

  • SchillMcGuffin||

    Hardly. Merely ordered to attend courses on the oppression of uniform spelling.

  • JesseAz||

    Spring is a white male invention. Those words are from her reality.

  • Earth Skeptic||

    Not her, "it".

  • CatoTheChipper||

    Evidently Sarah Lawrence College does embrace diversity when it comes to spelling.

    Diversity is integral to Sarah Lawrence's values regarding spelling.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    Black Letters Matter

  • Ecoli||

    Especially when written into law.

    That would make a great T shirt.

  • Just Say'n||

    De-fund all colleges.

    There is no reason why American taxpayers should have to pay for these incubators of fascism

  • NoVaNick||

    But elite universities provide education and employment opportunities for the mentally ill!

  • ThomasD||

    Overpriced adult daycare centers

  • Trollificus||

    Yeah, was just going to make that comment. There needs to be a LOT less of this kind of shit, and the first step is taking away the fucking money.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    You know who else vandalized a door with leaflets?

  • Chipper Jones||

    The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther?

  • Fancylad||

    And not just one theses, but ninety-five.

    Both acts seem to stem from religious devotion.

  • Hank Phillips||

    The Father of mystical Germanic altruism! When I was a boy MAD ran a cartoon of Martin Luther nailing feces to the door. Later, when I finally read some of them, the penny dropped.

  • Dillinger||

    every landscaper in my general vicinity

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    That DC pizza place that was selling more than pizza?

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    but mostly stressed her "commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence,"

    To be sure...

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Many people at these colleges dont want to learn anything. They want to reinforce their beliefs.

    If they are Lefties, boy are they gonna be surprise when they have to work and life in real life.

  • dchang0||

    They won't work.

    No intelligent employer would hire these lawsuits-waiting-to-happen or protests-waiting-to-happen. A small business could be ruined by a snowflake triggering a single (false) sexual harassment or hostile workplace lawsuit.

    Even very large publicly-traded companies will have to become wary--just look at the massive walkout of Google employees around the world yesterday.

    It does mean that rational, emotionally-mature young workers will be worth more in the job market, so long as there is a way to distinguish such workers from the SJWs.

  • perlchpr||

    Man. If only they had walked out over something worthwhile, like, I dunno, Google's efforts on behalf of the Chinese Government.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    Not true... Look at how many businesses now cite diversity as a primary value. I got a survey from a hospital that I donate to asking how important diversity was to me, and it's pretty evident in their new campaigns. Sadly no more sugar for the burn unit...

  • Trollificus||

    They're working on that. Next time Dems are in power, it might be legislated that the horrible racism, exclusion and inequity in the country require every company with over 50 employees to have a "Diversity Office" or some such shit. They will basically MAKE jobs for these sick losers, and it's already started with quarter-mill/year Title IX Coordinators with huge staffs, offices and budgets. Duplicate for race and you've got a pretty sweet scam.

    I keep seeing survey data, which validates my real-world experience with people, that everybody hates this shit and sees if for the vile shakedown it is...but the press pushes it sympathetically,100% of the time.

    Just vote, folks. Don't give a shit if Katherine tries to suppress you.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Luckily, Democrats wont be in power anytime soon.

  • Trainer||

    "...so long as there is a way to distinguish such workers from the SJWs."

    It's called a job interview. It becomes apparent immediately.

  • No Longer Amused||

    He should get a gun. He'll need it for when they try to kill him and his family.

  • Arizona_Guy||

    "Another flyer demanded that he apologize to residence life staff and the director of campus diversity, students of color, queer students, trans students, and other marginalized persons"

    The correct response would be "Piss off. I don't owe you an apology simply for saying something you don't like."

    Of course, I'm not in his shoes. As you point out, I'd be afraid for my safety.

  • Longtobefree||

    What part of 'New York' did you miss?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    This incident is an example of a concerning phenomenon: college administrators going soft on free speech in an effort to appease a handful of extremely aggressive students.

    Name one time appeasement hasn't worked.

  • Fuck you, Shikha (Nunya)||

    Neville Chamberlain likes this.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Adolf Hitler like this.

  • Fancylad||

    Sweyn Forkbeard and Thorkell the Tall like this.

  • vek||

    You know what does work? Curb stomping. I think America is fast approaching the point where sane people either look the other way while people like this get curb stomped, or we'll be taken over and turned into a lovely 1984/Brave New World combo.

    I know which of those options I'd prefer! Sometimes George Washington just ain't on the table.

  • Trainer||

    Putin likes it and the Ukrainians are scared of it.

  • Journeyman||

    In response to the signage -

    And your right to being an "asshole" IS ideological.

  • Jerryskids||

    *Bzzzt* - wrong answer. The correct response to the signage is "You should learn how to spell 'ideological' asshole, maybe if you ask around there's somebody in the vicinity who could teach you not only how to spell the word but maybe even what the word means."

  • Social Justice is neither||

    I'd stick the Header "Liberal Tolerance:" at the top of the door and leave all the vitriolic responses. I'd probably also put sticky notes grading their screeds down for misspellings or historical inaccuracies.

  • Jerryskids||

    This incident is an example of a concerning phenomenon: college administrators going soft on free speech in an effort to appease a handful of extremely aggressive students.

    I have a suspicion that it's not the administrators reacting to the students, you've got the cause and effect backward.

  • soldiermedic76||

    Actually, I think it is cyclical. A continuous feedback loop.

  • BYODB||

    Good thing these kids went to college instead of getting a job, huh?

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    Hell yes. Would you want one of them working next to you?

  • walkaway_nov6||

    Thankfully my boss has made it crystal clear we are not to hire millennials for any of our open positions. I vehemently follow his wishes.

  • vek||

    If anybody ever questions it, you can say it's in the name of diversity, and fighting the ageism that is far too prevalent in hiring!

  • Arizona_Guy||

    "Our right to exist"

    No says you don't exist. Holy straw-man.

  • ||

    Well, if they didn't frame the issue in the most hyperbolic terms possible, they wouldn't have much of a complaint now, would they?

  • Arizona_Guy||

    Well, pointing out ideological bias is like (slavery*holocaust)^2

  • Deconstructed Potato||

    Haha. That's what I thought. At what point did anyone threaten the mystery vandal's right to exist?

  • DiegoF||

    "The Senate asked me to publicly affirm that Black Lives Matter, that LBGT+ Lives matter, and that Women's Justice matters," wrote Judd in the email. "I emphatically did."

    I would not care if they asked me to publicly affirm mom and apple pie; I would not stand there and recite their little litany and creed of faith. Like so many students in this position they are clearly getting off on making the administrator dance like a puppet. (And like many college administrators, maybe that's indeed what she's there for; that and justifying her own job.) I would have a hard time respecting anyone whose fist-in-the-air "militant" protest is that they will go to emotional pieces if they are not properly affirmed by those in authority. They are manipulating her, but it is like the manipulations of a spoiled child.

  • perlchpr||

    "You're all expelled. Leave campus or be dragged off by campus police, your choice."

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Financially these colleges cant.

    Universities chose the path of high tuition and a student body that was not there to learn as much as they could. They could have had a bigger mix of students that would pay less for tuition but didnt go militant at the drop of a hat.

    Easy solution would be to expel any student going militant.

  • Trollificus||

    She is a stalwart of heroic resistance compared to George Bridges, president of Evergreen.

  • DiegoF||

    Yes. I used "dance like a puppet" figuratively, but Bridges actually made it literal. After reciting the Red Guards litany of apologies demanded of him, including an abject apology for being insufficiently anti-Weinstein, students at his assembly barked demand after demand at him to assume a series of bodily postures so as to not appear "violent" and make them appear "unsafe." To which he meekly complied over and over.

  • DiegoF||

    *after he recited the Red Guards litany...

  • Juice||

    I would not stand there and recite their little litany and creed of faith.

    If they said that, I'd first make sure they were merely asking and not commanding.

    "Is that a request or an order? If it's a request, I need you to phrase it as a request using the magic word. If it's an order, go fuck yourselves."

  • IceTrey||

    He's got tenure he should tell them to fuck off.

  • vek||

    He could always just double down, and get even more extreme in writing his "right wing" views publicly. Then he can sue them or whatever when they allow the harassment to continue. Or set up cameras to catch all the little fucks that are doing it, and have them thrown out of the school and/or arrested depending on what they did.

  • Ben of Houston||

    I find it odd that outright vandalism is not condemned, but a plain sign saying "it's OK to be white" is considered a hate crime in Australia.

  • Trollificus||

    +1, things that make you go, WTF?

  • Hank Phillips||

    Australians are forced at gunpoint to vote in a "gauntlet" system that selects for totalitarianism.

  • UnrepentantCurmudgeon||

    Plus you are fined if you don't vote.

  • vek||

    Such is the way of the modern progressive totalitarian.

  • Paolo Pagliaro||

    When the administration is making big money with their absurd fees, and when such administration is expanding itself especially in the diversity&victimism; racket, do you expect any apology from them?
    This would be an admission that all the circus is flawed: if you know last century's history, you would also know that such people prefer the see whole institution crumble rather than acknowledge any error on their part.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Lefty college administrators think they can maintain control of these kids.

    This strategy will backfire when Lefties continue to lose national elections and kids on campuses explode with frustration.

  • SeekingRationalThought||

    And the list of colleges and university with unemployable graduates, at least by me, continues to grow. After this, anyone who admits to graduating from this place is too oblivious or shameless to be hired.

  • dert tumby||

    now, sam has a point. as a sarah lawrence student, i too am worried by the overwhelming representation of leftist groups and events on campus. we haven't had a single klan meeting yet this year, the NRA club has fizzled to nothing, and talk of creating a new BURN GAYS AT THE STAKE publication was quickly silenced. Open up the conversation for some new voices, sarah lawrence. don't you understand that our voices are being muffled?

  • Sevo||

    dert tumby|11.2.18 @ 9:09PM|#
    "now, sam has a point. as a sarah lawrence student, i too am worried by the overwhelming representation of leftist groups and events on campus. we haven't had a single klan meeting yet this year, the NRA club has fizzled to nothing, and talk of creating a new BURN GAYS AT THE STAKE publication was quickly silenced. Open up the conversation for some new voices, sarah lawrence. don't you understand that our voices are being muffled?"

    Sarc or lefty straw-man imbecility.
    New handle; open question.

  • MarkLastname||

    Equation of the NRA to the KKK strongly suggests that 'dert' really is sincerely just that retarded.

  • Fancylad||

    Is this sock chemjeff's answer to OBL?

  • Colossal Douchebag||

    Private college closures are rising.

    I look forward to interviewing my first candidate who has to tell me that they did in fact go to college, but it was such a shittily run joint that it had to shut down. I hope it's Sarah Lawrence.

  • buybuydandavis||

    Universities are the monasteries of the postmodern Marxist theocracy.

  • guyjones||

    Leftist totalitarians are now demanding total ideological conformity on campuses, by administering ideological "purity" tests to faculty and students, and, by vilifying and threatening those "heretics" who fail to evince sufficient fervor and fealty towards Leftist orthodoxies.

    This madness will only end when severe consequences are visited upon the Leftist jackboots who engage in this type of goose-stepping behavior. That means expulsion for the most belligerent and obnoxious of the student twits who are a part of this phenomenon, as well as firing professors and administrative staff who don't support intellectual freedom and intellectual diversity 110%.

  • vek||

    I really do hope to see things swing hard to the right. It would be AMAZING to watch the left just get trampled on for the rest of my life... But as I say in my post below, I just don't see it happening without a major catalyst shocking the system first. We'll see... But either way 50 years of liberal tears might even bring tears of joy to my eyes!

  • Jerry B.||

    Nice of you to offer jobs to Sarah Lawrence graduates, and affirm their alternative usage of grammar.

  • Earth Skeptic||

    The students are just stupif twits, but Judd is a cowardly cunt.

  • LiborCon||

    "Abrams believes the perpetrators tried to break into his office; some of his books had fallen off their shelves as if the sign-posters had slammed the door and the walls."

    So these pussies couldn't even break into his office? It's going to be a short civil war.

  • markm23||

    It's pretty hard to break through wooden doors or walls without using tools, and these students aren't tool-users.

  • vek||

    That's the thing that really cracks me up about the left increasing the levels of violence... If it comes to violence they have a 0% chance of winning! I'm not even that much of a manly man, but if shit gets real I could take out 50 soy boys without even breaking a sweat.

  • Jerry B.||

    But is it woke? Is it LGBTQAXBLM friendly? Does it affirm your right to exist?

  • General_Tso||

    Can I pay for it with one of my EBT cards?

  • cosMICjester||

    This movement of fascist far left SJW fanatics has a cultural revolution feel to it. Unless u bow, scrape & apologize for not being a "persecuted minority" while infringing on their rights w/ your white privilege you're ostracised, shunned, driven away & fired. If this cancer isn't dealt w/ w/ massive doses of GO F YOURSELF & I'm not apologizing soon the west is screwed

  • Juice||

    "Our right to exist is not 'ideological,' asshole," and was signed "transsexual fag."

    I think Ben Shapiro brought up this whole concept and the way he puts it is spot on and makes it much easier to understand this ridiculousness.

    Now, the logic of intersectionality, because it suggests that the value of your opinion lies in your ethnic identity and your group identity, the idea is that if I attack your ideas, if I say that you have bad ideas, what I am really doing is attacking you personally; I'm really attacking your identity. I'm "aggressing" you.
  • JonFrum||

    What did Malcolm X say - 'by any means necessary?' It's a shame that Malcolm has been peace-washed and de-fanged by fake history. I couldn't agree with him more. You don't fight tyranny by submitting to it. Not only is there no shame in fighting fire with fire; it is actually virtuous. The time is coming - we live in interesting times.

  • Jakester||

    A black Moslem ex-con, check

  • vek||

    The right may typically be reactionary in nature... But BOY HOWDY, when the right reacts it can sure be a Duesey!

  • Jakester||

    "staying woke" = being stupid

  • Fooseven||

    I went to uw-Madison, similar nonsense. For these kids, "protesting" was literally their job. Lived on student funds diverted to their stupid clubs and spent the majority of their time trying to out do each other.

  • libertynugget||

    I really do worry about this world...
    Seems like somewhere in history there was a group of radical extremists intimidating and using threatening and violent tactics to come to power, then causing a sh*tstorm for everyone.

    Of course this time they're espousing inclusion, diversity, and love, so they can't be THAT bad... unless you dare disagree with any part of their mantra.

  • libertynugget||

    I really do worry about this world...
    Seems like somewhere in history there was a group of radical extremists intimidating and using threatening and violent tactics to come to power, then causing a sh*tstorm for everyone.

    Of course this time they're espousing inclusion, diversity, and love, so they can't be THAT bad... unless you dare disagree with any part of their mantra.

  • libertynugget||

    I really do worry about this world...
    Seems like somewhere in history there was a group of radical extremists intimidating and using threatening and violent tactics to come to power, then causing a sh*tstorm for everyone.

    Of course this time they're espousing inclusion, diversity, and love, so they can't be THAT bad... unless you dare disagree with any part of their mantra.

  • Hank Phillips||

    This has gotta be fake news--or an elementary school. Where in These States and Dominions would you find college students who can't spell ideological?

  • vek||

    Reason # 3,634,987 that we're going to have to burn this mutha fucker down before we can rebuild it! Stuff like this is absolutely insane. That guy didn't say a single damn thing remotely inflammatory. The institutions are so infested it will never be cleared out, colleges or government.

    There is no fixing this country without some massive, fundamental change. Either secession (preferably peaceful), a civil war, a purge of leftists through (semi?)legal means, complete economic collapse, outright right wing coup, a major world war... Or many other options, take your pick.

    Thanks to the total ineptitude of both major parties for decades, several options are almost on auto pilot for being inevitable, especially economic collapse.

    People who think we're going to "long march" our way back to fixing this country are delusional IMO. It's going to require a hard reset of some sort, and possibly a big pile of dead bodies before people are ready to actually fix things. There's probably less than a 10% chance that we can long march our way back to a better country... Things just never go that direction historically once a system becomes corrupted

  • vek||

    I don't think it's even avoidable that one of those things WILL happen. I don't think America is likely to just limp along slowly turning into progressive utopia that the leftists want. One of those other things will happen long before we ever get there, causing a reset. One of those is the most likely outcome IMO.

    But if one of the above doesn't happen, then Progtopia is the only possible outcome, because we ain't fixin' it slow and steady under current conditions (economic, demographic, strategic, etc). Just not gonna happen. It has always been theoretically possible for great nations to "turn it around," yet they never do. You might get a couple year long "dead cat bounce" but that's about it.

  • TxJack 112||

    I fear what is in our future is the progressive left will push too hard and there will be a very powerful, and possibly violent pushback. When this happens, the media and other supporters will attack those pushing back and demand "legislation" to make such actions and thinking illegal. If they win, this country will cease to exist because one of two things will happen. Either we are no longer the United States and we willing abandon the Constitution as our fundamental rule of law, or the country breaks apart into 3-5 new nations between Canada and Mexico. Unless people on the coasts start trying to understand and seek common ground with those of us in the middle, this country cannot survive.

  • vek||

    Pretty much. I think we're past the finding common ground point though... We have people who believe in a fundamentally different idea of what the country should be... We're not just arguing over if the tax rate should be 3% higher or lower here.

    Hence I assume a catastrophic event of some sort in the future... What comes after that, who knows.

  • snowhawk||

    I along with friends that have taught at the college level are of an opinion that many who have risen to administrative positions have, by living their entire lives within the all encompassing sphere of the college campus, failed to mature past the level of their students. The blind leading the blind!

  • Wrath0fKahn||

    Good fucking god. In the past we could rely on a healthy dose of life and reality to shale these infants out of their collegiate idiocy after they graduate, but a lot of companies now perpetuate this sort of culture and people can always shore of their dogma with online community.

  • macsnafu||

    More evidence that the left has given up on debate, discussion, and free speech. Or perhaps these students will get the shock of their lives when they leave college and start looking for real jobs.

  • R. S. Ewell||

    And these freaks were schooled, encouraged, and validated by the Democratic party. The fact the party has become a trash fire should surprise no one. The only question is: Is the freak show a cause of the disease or a symptom? Such nuances may be lost on the voter.

  • JP88||

    I wish the professor recorded his meeting with the school's president and put her on blast like Lindsey Shepard did.

  • TxJack 112||

    If you want to see the very type of world the progressive left seeks to create, all you have to do is look at college campuses. They are attempting to create a world of conformity in thought, action and deeds. They claim they are seeking openness, tolerance and diversity, yet they allow none of these. Openness requires the acceptance of all points of view. Tolerance requires the acceptance of all people with opposing points of view and Diversity requires the acceptance all of people, regardless of their point of view. Colleges seek a single point of view, but claim variations on the approved political tenets is openness. The claim to be tolerant because they permit people to hold slightly different opinions on the approved political tenets of thought. They claim they are diverse because so many people from different cultures, races and economic backgrounds all follow their approved political tenets. The only problem is there is still only one political point of view permitted.

  • Lester224||

    Maybe the swastika spray-painted on my tool shed will be featured in a separate article.

  • SLC Student 1||

    Student Senate never called for Abrams' tenure to be removed. They never even said his name during the meeting. The emergency meeting was about how the administration responded to the article. Their meeting minutes are public. The claims that Abrams is making with regard to Senate are complete misinformation.

  • BenjaminTheDonkey||

    He seems to be suggesting liberalism be "balanced" with cookie cutter neoconservativism. Some establishment Republican whining that his haphazard bill-of-goods platform is being underrepresented doesn't exactly evoke much sympathy from me. His article just seemed like a simple left-right paradigm subscriber whining about being underrepresented in the 2-party indoctrination circus and he'd be happy to leave liberty off campus and out of debates.

  • vek||

    Are you retarded? It's not just that they won't have a speaker come and talk on the topic of "Why Spending Trillions Bombing Arabs Is Good For America."

    They ALSO won't allow things like "Why The Free Market Economy Makes Everybody Better Off," "Why Free Speech Matters, Even If You Don't Like What They're Saying," "Why The Drug War Is Bad For Everybody," and so on. These commies aren't just stifling Neocon garbage, they're stifling ANYTHING that doesn't tow the leftist line. Get that through your head.

    ALSO, even though I HATE Neocons... The fact is that even those dirt bags shouldn't be black listed from being able to give a lecture at a college if somebody wants to put the event together.

    You really seem to not realize we're in a war for the survival of Classical Liberalism in the western world... And if these leftists win, we're going to be a new Dark Age the likes of which the world has never seen. Totalitarian states combined with modern technology can surpass even anything Orwell wrote about in 1984...

  • CE||

    he shouldn't have incited vandalism

  • GryFalcon||

    I hope that this professor will strategically place several inexpensive wireless cameras on the route to his office door, or on his door, and then pen another op ed piece and see who is on candid camera. It is not a good idea to teach a college full of kids that the way to express their disagreement is to become vandals. They need to learn how to pick up a pen and write their own op ed. That's what they are in college for, anyway - to learn how to "use their words".

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