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Columbia University Students Kick Former SNL Comedian Nimesh Patel Off Stage For Making Unsafe Jokes

Event organizers apologize for "the hurt his words caused members of the community."

PatelScreenshot via NBCNimesh Patel, a comedian and former writer for Saturday Night Live,* was yanked from the stage in the midst of his routine at Columbia University on Friday after students decided his material was homophobic, racist, and making them feel unsafe.

Columbia's Asian American Alliance (AAA) had invited Patel to perform during the group's annual charity event, "Cultureshock: Reclaim," a title that sounds a little too exciting and provocative, honestly, given the students' apparent need for maximum security and comfort.

AAA is run by students, which means it was their decision to pull Patel from the stage after he made jokes that they deemed racist and homophobic, according to The Columbia Daily Spectator. I emailed AAA to ask what exactly Patel said that was so offensive; the group sent me a statement that did not clarify matters.

The Spectator, though, lists one of the allegedly inappropriate jokes:

During the event, Patel's performance featured commentary on his experience living in a diverse area of New York City—including a joke about a gay, black man in his neighborhood—which AAA officials deemed inappropriate. Patel joked that being gay cannot be a choice because "no one looks in the mirror and thinks, 'this black thing is too easy, let me just add another thing to it.'"

The joke acknowledges that black people and gay people suffer oppression, and that a person who is both gay and black suffers "stacked" oppression. This joke seems almost perfectly "intersectional."

Intersectionality, the operarting system of the modern left, requires everyone to recognize that different forms of oppression are interrelated, and that they stack. The problem for Patel, however, is that intersectionality also recognizes the oppressed as the sole experts on their own oppression. Thus Patel should not have commented on matters relating to black people or gay people, since he is neither gay nor black.

"if you're Black and gay, you don't need a straight South Asian guy to point out that your life is hard because you're Black and gay," wrote a student, Liberty Martin, in an op-ed. Martin accused Patel of "blatant anti-blackness," with reference to the above joke, specifically. Even though the joke reflects a sentiment that gay and black students want everyone to recognize as reality—that life as a gay, black student is hard—the fact that it was made by an Asian guy means it's actually evidence of anti-black bias. (It doesn't have to make sense, you just have to obey.)

Perhaps Patel went on to say actually insensitive things—why the easily offended would attend any comedy show, ever, is fodder for another discussion—but if this joke is representative of his set, the outrage looks that much more ridiculous.

Patel made it 30 minutes before organizers cut off the routine. According to The Spectator:

Patel pushed back on the officials' remarks, and said that while he stood in solidarity with Asian American identities, none of his remarks were offensive, and he was exposing the audience to ideas that would be found "in the real world." Before he could finish, Patel's microphone was cut from off-stage, and he proceeded to leave.

AAA released a statement on Facebook condemning Patel's remarks, which "ran counter to the inclusive spirit and integrity of CultureSHOCK." They apologized for inviting Patel, and for "the hurt his words caused members of the community."

Many students in the audience agreed with AAA's decision to end the event prematurely. One told the student newspaper that Patel's jokes "contradicted the sensitive nature of the event." Another had this to say:

"I really dislike when people who are older say that our generation needs to be exposed to the real world. Obviously the world is not a safe space but just accepting that it's not and continuing to perpetuate the un-safeness of it… is saying that it can't be changed," said Jao. "When older generations say you need to stop being so sensitive, it's like undermining what our generation is trying to do in accepting others and making it safer."

When things like this happen, it's hard to deny that some college campuses have a student fragility problem.

*Update: A spokesperson for NBC reached out to clarify that Patel is no longer a writer for SNL. He left the show after last season.

Photo Credit: Screenshot via NBC

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    If I was an outrage addict, I would be staking out campus comedy routines, too.

    I used to argue that college students were adults and we should stop treating them as anything but. This kind of behavior makes that increasingly difficult.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    It makes me think of Someone like Little Jeffy who comments here. Just a total pussy, driven by emotions.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    The irony is that you are more driven by emotions that any other commenter, with the possible exception of a certain Mini Cooper owner.

  • TuIpa||

    So you bought a Mini Cooper?

    #rentfreeliving

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    What an unfounded observation. But of course, you're biased by your own anger, and limited intellect.

  • chemjeff radical individualist||

    Like "kill all the progressives" is such a coolly rational position.

  • Ole St. Prick||

    Great ideas aren't necessarily all coolly rational.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Kill all of them? No. Not necessarily. Unless they force that outcome. I would consider nearly any form of attrition to be an acceptable outcome. If they started to systematically GTFO of my country tomorrow, I would be very pleased. But if it's a choice between keeping our constitutional republic, and millions of progressives dying due to their own oppressive, hateful choices, then so be it.

    Which is completely rational. Not like Little Jeffy's inanity.

  • Rational Exuberance||

    Actually, you got that almost right. The coolly rational position we support is simply "kill all the public funding for progressives."

  • Mcgoo95||

    Completely unlike yourself. Although you're more of a twot than a pussy, I suppose.

  • TuIpa||

    Hi Jeff.

  • Mcgoo95||

    Hi Shithead

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Jeffy, is this your sock? Why bother?

    Oh, and there is no way you will ever 'trump' me in the man department. You're just a weak little kid, and not being you means I win.

  • Mcgoo95||

    "Oh, and there is no way you will ever 'trump' me in the man department. "

    I'm sure all of your boyfriends would agree with you, Shithead.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Im not against raising the Age of Maturity to 21 for everything. The utter immaturity of these college kids is just shocking.

    Military service, contracts, voting....

  • Enemy of the State||

    Gotta amend the constitution for the voting thing...

  • Mcgoo95||

    "Im not against raising the Age of Maturity to 21 for everything. The utter immaturity of these college kids is just shocking."

    But then you won't be able to vote when you turn 18. Maybe you should re-think this one.

  • LamarPye||

    Even Prostitution

  • Radioactive||

    cessation of bed wetting?

  • SlothB77||

    My hope is that some people become redpilled by controversies like this. My fear is no one does.

  • Shatterface||

    I'm so sad I went to university in the Eighties and failed to upset other students no matter how hard I tried.

    Really wish I could go back and have a go now.

  • DarrenM||

    The only valid argument against a higher voting age is that you can be drafted to fight a war if you are 18.

  • Headache||

    Who would want to fight a war with these easily offended spawn?

    I can guess who would want to fight a war against the easily offended.

    While the EOs viewed a dead EO with it's dick cut off and inserted in it's mouth became offended, a 5.56 FMJ pierced the viewer's skull. Easily Offended is easily terminated.

  • Headache||

    its not it's

  • RPGuy16||

    That's not a valid argument.

  • Rational Exuberance||

    The only valid argument against a higher voting age is that you can be drafted to fight a war if you are 18.

    You imply some kind of link between being able to vote and being subject to government coercion. Where does that come from? It doesn't seem to work for taxes, for example.

  • VOTE MILES||

    Somebody try to defend the behaviour of these children. I fucking dare you.

  • Hugo S. Cunningham||

    I prefer those who disrupt their own event to those who disrupt other people's events. (Google "damn with faint praise.")

  • BruceMajors||

    We must defund academia ASAP.

  • marriedtoaliberal||

    Where's George Carlin when we need him?
    George Carlin - Euphemisms & political correctness
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9n8Xp8DWf8
    George Carlin Political Correctness Is Psychological Fascism
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvPUQ2L1-bU

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Reading about this kind of shit makes me want to bullwhip one of those whiney snowflakes and teach them what fear, and pain really are.

  • Benitacanova||

    I think you're onto something. I would wager that most of these kids are only children, whose early socialization consisted of supervised "playdates". Bullying should start at home, and then kids would arrive at school pre toughened.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Well, there parents certainly weren't giving them the beatings they needed. Amd those leftist run schools coddled them. Maybe shock collars would be a good choice for them. Like for dogs that don't stop barking.

  • DarrenM||

    I sense a business opportunity.

  • Radioactive||

    and not a little entertainment value

  • BruceMajors||

    I'm kind of turned on now.

  • Jerryskids||

    "if you're Black and gay, you don't need a straight South Asian guy to point out that your life is hard because you're Black and gay," wrote a student, Liberty Martin,

    I sure hope for his/her/its sake that Liberty Martin is a gay black straight South Asian guy because otherwise he/she/it's condescending to speak outside his/her/its lane. Nobody has the right to speak for someone else!

  • Bowerick Wowbagger||

    i've never understood this about these types of folks -- do they not see the irony in their statements even while its smacking them in the face?

  • TrickyVic (old school)||

    It's hard to see the irony when you are arrogant and think you're view of the world should be true for everyone else.

  • Joe M||

    How about the irony of someone named "Liberty" spouting such nonsense.

  • John||

    It is like a whore named Chastity.

  • Radioactive||

    or a Democrat named Smarty McSmartpants.

  • D-Pizzle||

    Yes, it should say "the ironically named Liberty Martin."

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I don't really understand why, in their system, race and sexuality generalize. Why should one gay black man have a right to speak for gay blacks as a whole. Why is it that level of granularity. No more. No less?

  • ||

    It's because their whole argument falls apart and just becomes straight up oppression if individuality enters into it. It's not much of an argument for policing others' thoughts and words if you're saying life is hard for gay black men and one of them pops up and says, "Well actually mine's not too bad".

  • Trollificus||

    They have tools to deal with that kind of inappropriate individualism: "dog whistles" and "code words", so that what you said is not what you actually meant. It is, instead, what they SAY you meant.

    And for the beknighted individual who might INSIST on having their own meaning accepted, there's "false consciousness" and "internalized [misogyny/racism/homophobia]".

    "It requires serious tools to deny reality, rely on Crapsman!"

  • BruceMajors||

    Out of gay black men and women and straight black men and women, I wonder which group can most easily bag a wealthy partner.

  • cravinbob||

    Nobody pointed anything out, he made a joke which is what he does for a living. These students decided to deprive him of his livelihood for a day because they felt an emotion they did not like. Early onset neurosis. Let us pray they will not have children which that hope has promise since they are unsure about gender and everything else. Maybe they will adopt Central Americans who will soon murder them in their sleep...in Central America.
    Is it true there have been reports from numerous dormitories of bogeymen under beds and monsters in closets?

  • RabbitHead||

    The bogeyman is mold. They live, sleep deprived, on cheap food, amongst a crowd of questionably hygenic people assembled from diverse locations and they get sick a lot.

    But it's the administration's fault. Because "mold"

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    "I really dislike when people who are older say that our generation needs to be exposed to the real world. Obviously the world is not a safe space but just accepting that it's not and continuing to perpetuate the un-safeness of it… is saying that it can't be changed," said Jao. "When older generations say you need to stop being so sensitive, it's like undermining what our generation is trying to do in accepting others and making it safer."

    I wonder how he plans to change the world when he's too scared to go out in it.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    I would like to make them even more afraid, so the Marxist morons leave things alone. Which is a good model for the elf. Leave the, too afraid of what might happen to them if they crawl out from under their rocks.

    Let them all live in fear.

  • Zeb||

    The ones living in fear are just pathetic stooges and useful idiots. I don't know what the main motivation behind this stuff is, but it's not fear. I'd guess it's more hate and bitterness.

  • UnrepentantCurmudgeon||

    Maybe not fear. Maybe just the abiding recognition that whatever is in fact out there, they are completely unprepared to face and deal with it. After all, that has been drummed into them since early childhood.

  • ||

    My theory is that we are all still hunter-gatherers. All of us, including the safe-spacers. As such, we have an irrepressible instinct to fight and kill other weaker members of our species until a kind of equalization occurs where strong opponents are evenly matched.

    Modern society robs us of that, so we have to fulfill that desire in other ways. For some, it is replaced by dominance, either in business, or crime, or your career or what have you. For SJWs it's fulfilled by leveling social punishment on others. They are quite literally fulfilling their instinctual desire to fight by manipulating societal constructs to punish others.

    Now, because by now in modern times society has rooted out the really egregious offenders, has basically stamped out overt racism, or has caused societal deviants to go to ground like serial killers, it's not easy to find viable targets to punish. SJWs have no choice but to bring their weapons to bear on relatively minor offenders, and because the rest of society kind of forces them into their own enclaves, those hapless minor offenders are usually one of their own.

    Hilarity ensues.

  • D-Pizzle||

    Good take.

  • Zeb||

    He needs to be exposed to the real world.

    What his generation is trying to do is a terrible idea and needs to be undermined. The world isn't going to stop being full of assholes because you cry about it.

  • John||

    I am pretty sure this guy is one of the assholes Zeb.

  • Zeb||

    You are likely correct about that, John.

  • DarrenM||

    Most assholes don't realize they are assholes.

  • Headache||

    A sphincter(asshole) is a circular muscle that normally maintains constriction of a natural body passage or orifice and which relaxes as required by normal physiological functioning(shitting).

  • UnrepentantCurmudgeon||

    And the assholes are loading up and patiently waiting for the day that little cupcakes like this one take over here. Armageddon will come swiftly.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    She must be a joy to try to educate.

  • John||

    A while back some leftist college professor wrote an article saying after the usual throat clearing about what evil, stupid, inhuman worthless idiots her conservative students were, she was not afriad of them but was terrified of her leftist students. These idiots can and do ruin people's careeers in academia.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    That's why their ringleaders need some of this:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yWu1EAtnOco

    That's how shit should be handled. Then progtards will think twice about starting their bullshit.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    I guess this comedian didn't get the memo.

  • ||

    I'm sure he thought/thinks he did get the memo. The problem for him is the goal post shifted and he was lured into what he thought was a guppy pool but turned out to be a shark tank.

  • Earth Skeptic||

    More like nerf sharks.

  • Outofpatience||

    The world will never be a safe place as long as people are free - and that's the way it should be. Better to learn how to deal with discord than to try and only experience happiness and safety.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    The message behind every movie where the computers become aware and decide to start eliminating/enslaving the human creators...

  • Zeb||

    "if you're Black and gay, you don't need a straight South Asian guy to point out that your life is hard because you're Black and gay,"

    No, you don't need that. You also don't need to attend a comedy performance. You also don't need to whine about every little thing that makes you feel bad. Yet you did. So what the fuck is your point?

  • Troglodyte Rex||

    It's Columbia...nothing but a bunch of slack jawed pussies.

    *I would have said faggots, but don't want to rile the queers.

  • BruceMajors||

    We appreciate that, Rex.

  • Trollificus||

    Sometimes queers get so riled they forget to be good (if faggy) allies to PoC, especially, FEMALE PoC #stayinyolane

  • Dillinger||

    joke is funny.

    >>"if you're Black and gay, you don't need a straight South Asian guy to point out that your life is hard because you're Black and gay,"

    If you're black and gay do you need Liberty Martin carrying your cross?

  • Zeb||

    Joke was funny like 20 years ago when I first heard it.

  • Dillinger||

    exactly. I thought funny was supposed to be offensive.

  • BruceMajors||

    Libertarianism:

    the belief that interracial gay couples should be free to marry and
    to own weapons to protect their marijuana crop.

    Because everybody loves big black Glock

  • Sigivald||

    "ran counter to the inclusive spirit and integrity of CultureSHOCK."

    ...

    So.

    It's called "CultureSHOCK", but nothing actually shocking will be in it, and in fact, they'll remove and freak out about content that is neither shocking, nor offensive in any plausible way, and is in fact entirely on their side on everything that matters.

    And the spirit of inclusivity and integrity means you yank the guy offstage and hyperventilate about how he doesn't get to point out that black and gay people have it rough today.

    Is that the inclusivity or the integrity?

    (As Reynolds says, "when taxpayers stop supporting the universities, they'll blame it on anti-intellectualism". That this was not the university itself pulling the act will make little difference.

  • Sevo||

    "It's called "CultureSHOCK", but nothing actually shocking will be in it,..."

    And it is populated by non-conformists wearing exactly the same clothes to prove to the other non-conformists how non-conformist the person is.
    "Edgy"; right close the the edge of the exact center.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    We are all unique in our sameness, the colored hair, the tattoos and piercings, the MacBook Airs...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Don't you continue to be shocked by the millennial culture?

  • UnrepentantCurmudgeon||

    Is "shocked" a synonym for "bored"?

  • Earth Skeptic||

    Or "annoyed"?

  • Trollificus||

    They bag me slackjaw.

  • Rockabilly||

    Onward Comrades!!

    Let the purges begin !!

    Next, Jimmy Kimmel in Blackface

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wse5lgIDxM

    Comrades onto Jimmy Kimmel, of elite white privileges making hate speeches, hate faces, and hate thoughts !!! Let us purge his hate crimes !!!

  • John||

    That really is offensive and racist as hell. Karl Malone is a nice guy. Not only is Kimmel wearing black face, he is ridiculing the way Malone talks and basically calling him stupid.

    Kimmel is just a shit bag.

  • Eddy||

    So he skipped funny part and went straight to offensive?

    At least he got it half-right, OK?

  • Ecoli||

    The Man Show was half funny. It would have been completely funny if not for Kimmel.

  • Alcibiades||

    Curious, this infantile crap seems to be localized to the "elite" schools and not found in the average community college.

  • Brandybuck||

    Because raising whiny little shits is an affectation only affordable by the coastal affluent Left.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    It's there, but there are no headlines when East Texas State CC shouts down a non-SNL comedian. They only get the D listers, not the C listers

  • soldiermedic76||

    Is this what you consider clever?

  • Harold||

    They aren't "d listers!" They only tell jokes about Cajuns, pigs, and football. {The 1st two are remarkably similar!]

  • Brandybuck||

    You can tell it's Texas because you're not allowed to tell jokes about football in Oklahoma...

  • Trollificus||

    The people who attend useful classes at your "average community college" usually don't have the kind of privilege that drives those who attend elite school mad with guilt.

  • EscherEnigma||

    An entertainer shows up, does their routine. The client, unhappy with the routine, decides to cut it short.

    Pretty sure this is fair-game by Libertarian/libertarian principles. The only reason you care is you like mocking college students.

  • Alcibiades||

    Only the ones that have it coming.

  • Dillinger||

    >>>An entertainer shows up, does their routine. The client, unhappy with the routine, decides to cut it short.

    no article there.

  • a ab abc abcd abcde abcdef ahf||

    Perhaps just as you enjoy mocking reason commenters.

  • Zeb||

    Oh, I think there are other reasons to care. If freedom of speech doesn't continue to be a broadly held cultural value, then it's not going to last as a legally protected right.

  • EscherEnigma||

    There is no Freedom of Speech issue here. No protestors, no heckler's veto, no censorship. Just a client deciding the performance they paid for was a dud and cutting it short.

  • wareagle||

    you invited a comedian, whom you presumably have the common sense to vet a bit to see what his schtick was all about. Then you get offended by it? Bullshit. One or two students complained that someone told an off-color joke and pandelerium ensued. When you invite someone, don't act offended when the person turns out to be exactly who you invited.

  • EscherEnigma||

    Still not a Free Speech issue.

  • soldiermedic76||

    Free Speech is about more than the fucking government dipshit. It is about a culture of tolerance to ideas that may at times make you uncomfortable, being open minded to what you disagree with. Taboos can be more restricting then actual laws.

  • Trollificus||

    Nobody suggested a legislative or judicial remedy for the comedian's complaint, now did they, fuckbag?

    The phenomenon being commented on (or "mocked", I'm fine with that) is NOT that the guy was hauled off stage, but rather the content and the rationale for said action. And I find it more than a little alarming that so many people of college age do not understand comedy. Or sympathy. Or tolerance.

  • John||

    Just because you have the right to do something doesn't make your doing it above mockery. I have a right to burn books that deny the earth is 6000 years old. I would still be a clown worthy of ridicule if I did such a thing.

    These college students are ignorant scum and diserve to be ridculed, shamed and condemed at every opportunity.

  • Dillinger||

    >>>These college students ... diserve to be ridculed, shamed and condemed at every opportunity.

    everybody does. understanding self-deprecation through ridicule is the only way to maintain a broad sense of humor and humility. both obviously lacking in today's utes.

  • Trollificus||

    Schofield Kid: "Well, I guess he had it coming to him."
    Wm. Munny: "We all do, kid."

  • Feiel||

    If you hired a comedian for your 10 year old's birthday and all they did were dick jokes, would you be ignorant scum for firing them?

  • soldiermedic76||

    Depends, did I know what their material was before hand? If not then it is my fault for not doing my research.

  • soldiermedic76||

    Your analogy only works if the comedian had no history of telling dick jokes before my 10 yo party.

  • Headache||

    What happened to Jane?

  • soldiermedic76||

    She gave Dick blue balls and then ran off with spot.

  • Trollificus||

    I dunno...are they jokes sympathizing with the fact that he's got a little wee-wee?

    What if it was a joke about having to go to the bathroom really, really bad and having to get your parents attention discretely? Yeah, I'd be an asshole for calling that a dick joke and getting the guy busted as a child abuser.

    IOW, your comparison is invalid.

  • Trollificus||

    I dunno...are they jokes sympathizing with the fact that he's got a little wee-wee?

    What if it was a joke about having to go to the bathroom really, really bad and having to get your parents attention discretely? Yeah, I'd be an asshole for calling that a dick joke and getting the guy busted as a child abuser.

    IOW, your comparison is invalid.

  • BruceMajors||

    Actually if you listen to much black stand up comedy, like Kevin Hart's Sirius radio channel, it's pretty standard to find an Asian in the audience and make a small cock joke.

  • Trollificus||

    Well, now. It's not the size of the joke that matter, is it?

  • tommhan||

    They need to chill out and learn how to laugh at themselves like the sane people do.

  • CE||

    a fair point, but they are still fair game for mocking

  • Brandybuck||

    To paraphrase an old joke: "My ancestors fought and died to give you free speech, and the best that you can do with it is whine about comedians on campus?"

  • EscherEnigma||

    A client cutting an entertainer's performance short because it's a dud isn't a Free Speech issue.

  • soldiermedic76||

    You keep making that argument but don't explain your logic.

  • Troglodyte Rex||

    ...college students.

    It's Columbia, the Aquaman of the Ivy League. They're already a mockery.

  • Brandybuck||

    Yeah, but look at those pecs!

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Progtards are mockable. There is no value to them or their beliefs.

  • DarrenM||

    The only reason you care is you like mocking college students.

    I thought that was part of the entertainment.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Needz moar wypipo jokes. Why did the white male cis straight person cross the road? To oppress everyone on the other side because he's a Nazi.

  • E Blackadder||

    Actually, that joke's not half bad.

  • Ecoli||

    Why did gay black man cross the road?

    THAT'S NOT FUNNY, YOU RACIST BASTARD!!!

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    I thought it was because the other side was down low.

  • Trollificus||

    Because the homophobic cishetero power structure wanted him to get run over...so they put watermelon and fried chicken over there!!

    Oh, shit, I think I did it wrong...

  • EveryOtherUsernameWasTake||

    A touch over 100 years ago, kids the same age as these dimwits spent months at a time holed up in trenches in Europe, a few feet away from the decaying corpses of what until recently had been their best friends. The shells going off over their heads were sometimes loud enough to be heard across the English Channel; occasionally the sound carried as far as London. My great-grandfather got gassed in one of those trenches.

    Watching these insufferable twits curl up into fetal positions because (gasp!) they had to hear a comedian say not-so-mean and not-terribly-tasteless things while studying at one of the most prestigious universities in the world is just embarrassing.

  • Eddy||

    And whenever the commanding officer said "get down," they started dancing and got shot by the enemy.

    Wait, that wasn't where you were going with that, is it?

  • EveryOtherUsernameWasTake||

    Dammit, you stole my punchline!

  • Trollificus||

    This manual "+1, hilarious" thing is bullshit. Needs a button.

  • CE||

    So all we need is some good old fashioned trench warfare to toughen up these kids? I think I'd take snowflakes.

  • John||

    I don't want a war. What I want is some way for reality to slap these idiots upside the head good and hard in a way that doesn't harm anyone else and occurs before these monster ever obtain any authority over anyone else.

  • Ron||

    thats actually a good question what would get these people to realize life is easy and whining is silly and accomplishes nothing. I have many relatives and friends who have served and actually fought and when they get home they go straight to work without quibbling. I soon realized that compared to war life is a breeze. so how do we get people of luxury and leisure to wake up without sending them to war or Venuzuala. I will contemplate that issue and I don't think forcing them to join Americor or some other "voluntary" service is a good answer either

  • D-Pizzle||

    Don't dismiss sending them to Venezuela so quickly.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    Workout a war or global scale disaster, it's going to be more of the same.

    In classic literature, this is the crap that went on in the upper class, because they didn't have to work and filled their time nit picking about other people.

    Despite some having to work two jobs to get healthcare, life is ridiculously easy nowadays, you don't have to hide from predators or hunt for food (unless you count deciding on which restaurant to patronize as hunting, a truly difficult decision at meal time). As technology does more and more of the dirty work and more free time is generated, it's only going to get worse.

  • CptNerd||

    The inevitable next Great Depression will do it, either triggered by the business cycle, or natural disaster on a continent-wide scale. And no, "climate crisis" doesn't count. Another Carrington Event could do it.

  • Trollificus||

    "...you don't have to hide from predators or hunt for food (unless you count deciding on which restaurant to patronize as hunting, a truly difficult decision at meal time)."

    Hmph. Guess you've never heard of "choice stress", postulated (by members of the progtard professoriate) as the awful, awful pain and pressure of having SO MANY consumer goods and versions of each to choose between. It is, like, literally torture.

  • Vulgar Madman||

    service Guarantees citizenship.

  • BruceMajors||

    Maybe we should have conscription where they are plugged into a matrix and believe they are in WWI in the trenches...

  • DarrenM||

    With today's technology the trench warfare would be completely virtual.

  • Trollificus||

    But the in-war chat would be censored and it would be glitching all the time. Unbearable!!

  • E Blackadder||

    Why go back 100 years? 70 years ago or so the man who would have been my uncle had he lived drowned in the North Atlantic when his Coast Guard ship was torpedoed by a German submarine. But at least he wasn't forced to listen to South Asians speak about being a gay Black man.

  • EveryOtherUsernameWasTake||

    I'm sorry to hear of your uncle. My dad was in WWII; fortunately for me, he came back alive. Many others weren't so lucky.

    War is always awful, but WWI was uniquely horrible for the soldiers in the trenches. I'm sure it makes little difference to your should-have-been uncle, whose final thoughts while he was bobbing in the North Atlantic were probably not along the lines of, "At least I'm dying in a slightly cushier war than the one 30 years ago." And military historians could likely spend all day debating which war from the last 100 years most tested the average soldier's capacity to endure suffering. But if, through the miracle of time travel and/or thought experiments, I were forced to fight in every U.S.-involved war of the last 100 years but could bow out of just one of them, I'd nope the fuck out of WWI without a second thought.

  • Eddy||

    "a straight South Asian guy"

    How exactly do we know he's straight? I mean, yes, straight guys can be into masochism, just like he obviously is by trying to do comedy at a university.

  • Eddy||

    So anyway, an Irishman, a gay guy, and a...hey, let go of me, I haven't even finished the set-up to the joke yet!

  • Brad W||

    Irishman is not the preferred nomenclature, dude...

    It's "alcoholic."

  • Philadelphia Collins||

    Alcohol enthusiast, thank you.

  • a ab abc abcd abcde abcdef ahf||

    "if you're Black and gay, you don't need a straight South Asian guy to point out that your life is hard because you're Black and gay," wrote a student, Liberty Martin, in an op-ed

    I sure as hell bet Liberty Martin isn't Black and gay.

  • a ab abc abcd abcde abcdef ahf||

    I see I wasn't even close to first noting the hypocrisy.

  • John||

    I love it that her name is "Liberty". It is like someone named Chastity growing up to be a whore.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Or someone named John never paying for sex. Smash and dash is not cool, John.

  • John||

    Some people don't have to pay for it. You need to hang out with a better class of friends.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Jesus Christ, John. I lob you a slow ball, and you swing and miss. You could have easily come back with something like "The dollar bill must have fallen off your mom's dresser," or something like that. Instead, it looks like even my joke went over your head. SMH.

  • John||

    Why pay for it when you mom gives to me for free.

    There, are you happy now?

  • Ecoli||

    How about,

    "I paid your mom double last night.

    She didn't have change for a dollar."

  • Brandybuck||

    Anyone named Chastity is guaranteed to grow up to be either a prostitute or an exotic dancer.

  • Dillinger||

    Sonny & Cher's spawn on line 2. No idea the gender.

  • Sevo||

    "No idea the gender."

    That person isn't sure, either.

  • Brandybuck||

    I'm sure zhe's had zer time at the brass pole.

  • Ragnarredbeard||

    Likely broke the pole and had to quit.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Like porn star August Ames who committed suicide this year. Her given name was Mercedes. Here fate was sealed from birth.

    It really irks me that a treasure like her is dead and a narcissist like Tony hasn't done himself in, even though I counsel suicide for him every day.

  • Troglodyte Rex||

    Doing a quick google search,
    Twitter:

    Liberty Martin
    @libertyamartin

    South London writer. Previously a reporter for the @FinancialTimes and a columnist for the @ColumbiaSpec. Views my own.
    Croydon, London
    Joined June 2018

    And from the college paper article:

    The author is a sophomore studying creative writing and an associate for Spectator Opinion. She wants cultureSHOCK 2018 to be remembered for being a progressive space, not for a working comedian whose Twitter followers you can count on both hands (don't believe me? Go to his website and click on the outdated Twitter logo). Be sure to watch the show reel to get a true feel for cultureSHOCK.

    To respond to this op-ed, or to submit an op-ed, contact opinion@columbiaspectator.com.

    And youtube:

    She's a Brit

  • DarrenM||

    Because a person's value is measured by how many followers he has on Twitter.

  • Troglodyte Rex||

    That's Columbia for you...

  • Trollificus||

    His Twitter logo was outdated!! What a garbage person!

  • Eddy||

    Knock knock.

    Who's there?

    BZZZT! Inappropriate humor, some students are upset by loud noises such as knocks.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    Is that a pair of knockers?

  • CE||

    It's hard enough to do standup comedy, without trying it in front an audience that is humorless.

  • ||

    OTOH, he's going to have to work really hard to make another performance go as bad as this one. And if you can kill a room like that one, you probably should have to register your act with the government.

    Did he still get paid?

  • tommhan||

    All he had to do was load up on rude jokes about Trump and Republicans and he would have been a smash hit.

  • Benitacanova||

    I hope he goes back to SNL and writes a good skit skewering these twits. But probably he'll just write another one (of hundreds) bashing Trump.

  • CE||

    The worst was that song and dance number about Mueller-Claus, hoping for a report for Christmas that will undoubtedly just serve up some low level lackeys for minor offenses like lying to authorities.

  • Philadelphia Collins||

    Work the Trump Administration into "The Aristocrats" routine and watch their heads explode.

  • Hank Phillips||

    There's a difference? For my money it's open season an all initiators of force, whether crybabies for communism or Jew-haters for Jesus.

  • ||

    Intersectionality, the operarting system of the modern left, requires everyone to recognize that different forms of oppression are interrelated, and that they stack.

    Less of an operating system and more like a try/catch exception generator really. I mean, I know the bar's been set pretty low for what constitutes an operating system but it's not like most people, even leftist SJWs are going down the stack every second of every day for instructions on how to make their lunch or get out of bed in the morning.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    You'd be amazed by how easy it is to convince them to start a change.org petition to stop making white bread sandwiches in school because das rasis.

  • blondrealist||

    Pretty sure those students would be offended by the classic movie "Blazing Saddles" (which I saw on NetFlix recently, after probably a 15 year interval from my last viewing - it's still funny).

  • Eddy||

    Can you think of a funny movie that *wouldn't* be offensive to these students?

  • Alcibiades||

    I guess The Producers a definite no then too.

  • Eddy||

    I forgot about that one. It only targets Jews, so there should be no problem.

  • Alcibiades||

    In the UK you risk a term in the slammer if you're caught viewing that one.

    Young Frankenstein (that's Frankensteen!) is one of my favorite movies, pure comic genius and Brooks and Wilder at their very best.

  • D-Pizzle||

    ...and Feldman, Kahn, and Leachman.

  • Gaear Grimsrud||

    And The Jerk.

  • Philadelphia Collins||

    or The Aristocrats.

  • D-Pizzle||

    They'd probably take offense to the Aristocats.

  • Agammamon||

    The joke acknowledges that black people and gay people suffer oppression, and that a person who is both gay and black suffers "stacked" oppression. This joke seems almost perfectly "intersectional."

    These are people for who 'stereotype' = 'racism'. Period.

  • Quo Usque Tandem||

    I suspect some of these perennial children have actually bought into the idea that they need to live in a sponge and are indeed upset and offended by pretty much anything [the useful idiot variety, of course]; the real provocateurs are just the teal wagging the dog, and claiming offense, oppression, and whatever give them a means to do that.

    I so however have to wonder why, what is their end game? I am assuming the outright proscription of anything that is off narrative, with enforcement by a police state. Which they in their dreams run, of course, never imagining that it can and will be used against them.

  • Ron||

    I think its reverse slavery as payback for slavery. create so many laws that the hands of white men are tied and can do no more than pay homage to the former slave through taxation.

  • CE||

    Except none of them are former slaves.

  • CptNerd||

    They're the Romans who will hold the gates open for the Goths to come in. "Goths? Cool!"

  • Brandybuck||

    ,,,making them feel unsafe.

    Did they think he was going to leap into the audience and attack them physically? Fucking snowflakes.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Ultimately, very little of political correctness is about homophobia and racism these days. I've got a working theory:

    In generations past, being rebellious against the authority of your parents was pretty much the norm. Nowadays, religious people aren't necessarily breathing down everybody's necks to not have sex until they're married, there is no conscription, kids don't have to leave school and work on the farm or in a factory as soon as they're of employable age, . . . there isn't much left to rebel about.

    Meanwhile, religious belief isn't what it used to be. To former generations, for a whole lotta people, the devil, his evil angels, and eternal damnation were just as real as anything else you've never seen but believe in (like the island of Fiji).

    Yet still, evolutionarily speaking, we're supposed to rebel. You're not supposed to want to be taken care of by your parents past your teens. You're supposed to rebel against something, and in the absence of devils, sexual puritanism, Satan's minions, squares, fundamentalist parents, etc.--they gotta find something to hate. So, they hate whatever gets dragged in front of them.

    It was a trap although the people who organized it may not have realized it. The kids didn't want to laugh. They wanted to be outraged.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Anybody ever see The Wicker Man?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wicker_Man

    !!!Spoiler Alert!!!

    He doesn't realize he's the center attraction in a human sacrifice. He thought he was just a bureaucrat doing his duty.

    This guy thought he was going there to make kids laugh. He was the evening's entertainment alright.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Good movie showing that the village theory of raising people might not work.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Kem, thank your kinking the original, and not that abortion of a remake that starred Nic Cage.

  • Alcibiades||

    "In generations past, being rebellious against the authority of your parents was pretty much the norm."

    I'm not so sure that's true and the idea of a teenager and teenage years being a transitional period between childhood and adulthood where you rebel against adult authority is a relatively recent one. It's not so long ago when the majority of kids at 13 would be through with education and be expected to work fulltime to help support the family and have little free time to do much rebelling. In other words, pretty much childhood and then straight into the adult world.

  • Ken Shultz||

    They would have rebelled if they were forced to live with their parents in a prolonged adolescence. Wanting to get out from under the thumb of one's parents seems to be a consistent theme going back to classical literature.

  • Alcibiades||

    Certainly, encouraging the young to question their elders didn't work out too well for Socrates (with a little help from Aristophanes).

  • Ken Shultz||

    Yeah, rebelling against one's parents has never been especially popular with parents.

  • Harold||

    "(like the island of Fiji)."

    If fiji ain't close to Galveston, who cares?

  • Uncle Jay||

    Columbia University was in right in not allowing Mr. Patel to tell his jokes without being first approved by the Ministry of Truth and Comedy.
    Indeed, Mr. Patel has committed the grave sin of thinking that he can say or tell any joke any time he wants, to anyone he wants, anytime he wants.
    This action is a felony under the Privileged Speech Clause of our beloved Socialist Slave State Constitution and must be acted upon quickly if we are to have a free country.
    The only question becomes will our judicious and learned judges on the local Peoples' Court sentence him to death or life imprisonment in a gulag before they torture Mr. Patel into his voluntary confession?

  • Ken Shultz||

    "Patel joked that being gay cannot be a choice because "no one looks in the mirror and thinks, 'this black thing is too easy, let me just add another thing to it."

    Oh, and by the way, it's an old joke. I've heard it a dozen times by various comedians. I've heard it a bunch of times told by black and gay acquaintances and coworkers. It's a standard.

    "As if being black weren't hard enough, . . . "

    I easily heard it a dozen times.

  • majil||

    Why would anyone do comedy at a friggin college? Those cock suckers can not handle it

  • Will Seth||

    Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Bill Maher have all sworn off colleges.

  • John||

    Forget this guy, behold the inherent racism in Vegietales.

    http://pjmedia.com/trending/ca.....is-racist/

  • ||

    Last week, a two-hour "Whiteness Forum" held by students at Cal State San Marcos

    "Whiteness Forum" is probably the funniest thing I've read all day.

  • chemjeff radical individualist||

    I think I must be the only person on the planet who just doesn't care about it either way.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    You monster!!!

  • John||

    Of course you don't care. Why would you ever care about leftists being assholes? It doesn't fit the narative.

  • Tony||

    To be clear, nobody is as whiny and aggrieved as the MAGA cousinfuckers. Everything is someone else's fault. Mostly Hillary. Waah why can't I have a coal job and spend all day shooting heroin? Fucking Pelosi.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    No, Tony. You and your progtard pals are the worst. Always are. Now go drink your Drano. Maybe it will somehow balance the cosmic scales and bring August Ames back.

  • TrickyVic (old school)||

    Funny you reference a woman that wrote a book regarding her extraordinary ability to blame everyone else.

    ""nobody is as whiny and aggrieved as the MAGA cousinfuckers.""

    I haven't seen any Trump fans crying and claiming PTSD.

  • Jack Klompus Magic Ink||

    And nobody's a more insufferable more useless retarded fund than you, dickwich.

  • Jack Klompus Magic Ink||

    That's retarded fuck but Tony is by far the chief operating officer of the Retard Fund.

  • lafe.long||

    Oh, I'm sure you're not the only one who doesn't care about someone being ridiculously pilloried for perceived wrongthink or the possible implications of that.

    Perhaps if more people cared, this kind of thing wouldn't have happened to this comedian at all?

  • Ryan (formally HFTO)||

    They'll come for you too Jeff, you're just in denial about it because you still dream of utopia. Wait til you're in the way of utopia, you're going to love their tolerance

  • chemjeff radical individualist||

    It's not like they're the Red Guard. They are stupid college students. Stupid college students do something stupid! News at 11!

    But yes I know, "they" are coming for me. Although I doubt you and I would agree on who precisely constitutes "they".

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    But they're organized idiots that cause problems. Just imagine millions of morons, as dumb as you are, organized.

    You can see where your level of stupidity, widespread, could be problematic?

    No, of course not. Because you're a dummy.

  • Ryan (formally HFTO)||

    Keep playing dumb, maybe they'll throw you in re-education camp last

  • Truthteller1||

    Do we really want this se mental and emotional fuckups to o graduate and engage with society?

  • CE||

    It's Columbia. They are our future leaders.

  • Kurt U||

    You'd have to wonder how long George Carlin (for instance) would have lasted in the current environment.

  • Tony||

    These little shits are ruining what was a perfectly good civil rights model by actively seeking reasons to be offended and traumatized. Who the fuck told them that developing a thin skin rather than a thick skin was the way to go about this?

  • lafe.long||

    All of their well-meaning, participation trophy, helicopter parents, of course. You seem shocked for some reason.

  • Ryan (formally HFTO)||

    I feel like he's being sarcastic, because the people responsible are the people he defends on a daily basis.

  • Tony||

    No. I often confuse you people with each other, so it's a fair enough error to make. But I do not abide snowflakes. I participated in civil rights activism in college. We all just assumed that part of the deal was being stronger, not weaker, than those who would oppress us. I just don't get the logic of this new way at all.

  • Ryan (formally HFTO)||

    Well then I agree with you, and I'll try to remember that when you piss me off moving forward.

    And it's a lack of reality that causes this. College is basically 24/7 daycare now

  • TrickyVic (old school)||

    Clearly the SJWs are not about being stronger. Telling them to buck up would just make them cry while ranting about the injustice and lack of parity the strong have over the weak.

    Strong people shrug stuff off and move on.

  • Jack Klompus Magic Ink||

    " I participated in civil rights activism in college."

    So you've been an obnoxious loudmouth retarded idiot going back at least as far as your days at Discount Special Kids Community College for Mouth Breathing Douche Bag Shitheads A&M. Good to know. Keep up the pace, you malignant turd.

  • Trollificus||

    GO DSKCCFMBDBS A&M!! GO FIGHTIN' VICTIMS!!

  • Hank Phillips||

    Aha! Tony came here to convert us all to communism and has now absorbed enough individualistic stoicism to develop some Orwellian character and self-assurance. If only the religious conservatives sent here to convert us all to fascist pederasty, papal bootlicking and obnoxious girl-bullying (in hopes of our abandoning our law-changing spoiler votes) were as quick on the uptake!

  • Bender B. Rodriguez||

    These students are heroes. Let us celebrate their heroism.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    Trophies for everyone!

  • EscherEnigma||

    Gen Z kids that are in college are mostly the kids of Gen X or Baby Boomers. Very few are kids of Millennials.

    So if they have an "everyone gets a trophy" mentality, who do you think gave it to them?

  • E Blackadder||

    "Patel pushed back on the officials' remarks, and said that while he stood in solidarity with Asian American identities..."

    Can someone explain what that second clause is supposed to mean and how it was in any way relevant to the issue of Patel's jokes?

  • Eddy||

    The sponsoring group was the Asian-American student organization.

  • D-Pizzle||

    "...and said that while he stood in solidarity with Asian American identities..."

    Saying that was a big mistake on his part. Never equivocate in the face of these little fascists; they can smell the weakness.

  • Hockeybik||

    Obviously the moms of these kids never taught them "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me".

  • CptNerd||

    The Antifa learned the "sticks and stones" part of that, which is why they use them.

  • ElvisIsReal||

    These days it goes "Sticks and stones can be dodged when thrown, but words cut all the way through me."

  • ax a nigga||

    "...being gay cannot be a choice because "no one looks in the mirror and thinks, 'this black thing is too easy, let me just add another thing to it.'"

    He got that backward. Black people absolutely hate gays. White liberal media will tells you it's an apple.

  • Tony||

    Conservatives hate gays, be they black or white. There are many socially conservative blacks. Needless to say there are also many black gays. You must sympathize with how much more difficult it can be for them in their families.

  • wareagle||

    slight it how you wish, the black community at large is far less accepting of gays than whiteville. And no, conservatives don't en masse hate gays. Some do, sure, just like you hate them. Maybe hate's different when you do it.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Yes Tony, because tolerant progtards, like you, make their life Hell.

  • Jack Klompus Magic Ink||

    Not all gays. Just idiotic sniveling dorks like you.

  • The gouch||

    snl isn't even funny..

  • Enemy of the State||

    What a bunch of pussies...and not the fun kind...

  • Seven Hordes||

    What is interesting is that the Columbia's Asian American Alliance (AAA) is racist because they are censoring an Indian American comic (aka non white comic, person of color comic). That is racist.

    By the rules of political correctness, their organization should be immediately banned for telling a non white person what they can say.

  • Fats of Fury||

    South Asian? Must be triggering to refer to this guy as Indian or Indian American. That "Native American" gag reflex must kick in and cause havoc on the nervous system. The door is ajar. BZRRP! The door is ajar. BZRRP! The door is ajar. BZRRP! The door is ajar. BZRRP!

  • BarkingSpider||

    Such pathetic little snowflakes. Hopefully those offended were quickly whisked off to the campus safe space where their word injured ears could heal!

  • DarrenM||

    Apparently, these people want to make the whole world one big "safe space". God help us.

  • IceTrey||

    Why wouldn't the offended just leave? Oh right that would be too easy and make too much sense.

  • Gaear Grimsrud||

    ' and he was exposing the audience to ideas that would be found "in the real world." ' Well there's the problem. They don't live in the real world.

  • sharmota4zeb||

    In related news, a Columbia University professor got upset when someone spray painted Swastikas inside her office, and women are suing Columbia University on the grounds that a gynecologist touched them inappropriately.

  • D-Pizzle||

    From the first article you linked: "Law enforcement officials would not comment on whether they had a suspect or how the perpetrator entered Ms. Midlarsky's office. Buildings on the Teachers College campus require identification for entry, which includes government-issued photo IDs and ID cards provided by affiliated Columbia schools."

    The perpetrator was able to enter Ms. Midlarsky's office because Ms. Midlarsky has a school ID and a key to her own office.

  • Disenchanted libertarian||

    The queer, black man must also be masochistic.

  • RenaD||

    The op-ed written by Liberty Martin in the Columbia Spectator accepts Disqus comments. But only the right—I mean "left"—kind are approved.

  • tommhan||

    A good comedian rips into everyone but this new breed of college students are offended by every damn thing. GEEZE!!!!!!!

  • Marc St. Stephen||

    Two things occur to me after reading this:

    1) Will Nimesh Patel have the balls to write an SNL Sketch mocking the fragility of these students? Will SNL have the balls to air it? (probably not)

    2) Will all comedians summarily stop appearing on college campuses and refuse to come back until these fragile twit students are bitch-slapped back to reality?

  • Eddy||

    Technically, it's a student group uninviting someone they invited. No civil-liberties violation unless they broke a contract with comedian-guy.

    It's still perversely interesting because we see the direction the country is heading.

    These Asian students - pardon me if I stereotype - probably aren't gender studies majors, they really are among the future elite. So it's not a tale from the snowflakey fringe.

    Also, the joke was as non-transgressive as you can imagine, from the OMG-are-they-still-on-the-air "comedians" of SNL. "It sure is tough being a gay black guy in America!"

    It's not as if he tried out Chris Rock's routine on the difference between black people and &^%$#@$. It's not about how Jews invented copper wire. No, it sounds as if the joke was technically told against "homophobes" and affirming what (at least as of 3:45 yesterday) was the orthodoxy about sexual orientation.

  • Doug Heffernan||

    I'm not sure that I'm in the proper identity group in order to comment on this story. I've probably hurt someone's feelings by even pointing that out. I'm so very sorry, but I'm probably not oppressed enough in order to deserve any forgiveness. So, i will just go off and pout somewhere. I will do it in a closet so that my pouting doesn't upset anyone, but it probably will anyway. I apologize again in advance, but of course my apology should not be accepted. I will try to send positive vibes for more safety from hurt feelings, but again, those vibes lack sufficient oppressional origin, so they won't be of any help. I will research my ancestry in hopes of finding a genuine identity group to which I belong, and then another one, so then I can stack my genuine oppression intersectionally, and then maybe finally I will have a voice!

  • Penrose21||

    Well what did he expect? This was a group of college snowflakes from Columbia. I imagine the entire student body was given the next several days off from classes so they could find their coloring books and Teddy Bears and head for one of many "safe spaces" provided by the administration. Totally FUBAR.

  • Harold||

    " making them feel unsafe."

    Dear Lord!!!! What my dad a WWII, Navy Vet would have called, "weak sisters." And he used that term increasingly as he got older. That whirring sound, louder and louder, is The Greatest Generation spinning in their graves over who we have become!!!

    My generation, and I am 70, was reared [the correct term] on "Sticks and stones..........." and "when going gets tough, the tough get going" and "tough times don't last, tough people do."

    THIS generation somehow hears; "If the tooth fairy doesn't show, wet the bed!!!"

  • Hank Phillips||

    George Orwell called the English version of the same thing "the pansy left." He was especially impatient with hand-wringing pacifists after getting shot battling with the Marxist Workers' Unification Party militia in Spain.

  • Chest Rockwell||

    They truly are children. Being made to feel unsafe over a joke is insane in this context. If you're a black guy who gets an Uber ride and your white driver begins making a bunch of racist jokes to you it would make sense to feel like safety might be an issue.

    This was a comedian speaking to a crowd of people. You're a snowflake if it bothers you and even then the solution would be to just leave.

  • VinniUSMC||

    Please, just send all of these AAA students on the new Titanic straight into another iceberg. Thanks.

  • ||

    I mean, in a sense, this is kind of a success story for Columbia. Because what is Columbia doing if not training up soldiers for the social jihad— literally to do exactly this. Entertainers should think twice about accepting invitations to perform there. Because it's irrelevant how thoughtsafe you think your schtick is, they are looking for a reason.

    Dude would have been better off going out for a drink in a smalltown country bar wearing skinny jeans than doing comedy at Columbia.

  • jjsaz||

    Ummm, no. What they are doing is training a generation to fall apart when the going gets tough. This, together with the powers that be fomenting war with Russia and China, when the shit really hits the fan, our experiment in liberty will be over. For good.

  • ||

    As if students who go to Columbia, or anyone they know for that matter, would ever be made to fight said war with Russia or China. Unless one of them was eyeing a jab at the 2048 presidency or a future run for congress. Even then, I think all of the recent Presidents have effectively removed service in the military as a pre-req for a successful presidential bid.

    When the shit hits the fan, these kids will do what they (the wealthy) have always done... make a fortune selling weapons and support to both sides of the conflict.

  • jjsaz||

    I weep for the future!

  • CE||

    Yeah, it owes us 21.5 trillion and counting.

  • PG23COLO||

    Many universities are providing more evidence every day that they are largely irrelevant to students seeking a quality education. Columbia U is one of the worst of the worst. Hard to come out of there without having your mind warped.

  • mtrueman||

    A warped, or better still, pliant mind is exactly what employers are looking for, and is the reason why a Columbia graduate is more highly valued in the labour market.

  • vek||

    Jesus tap dancing Christ. These people are insane. I've had some convos with young college age kids where they were spouting off nonsense, they're probably the types that are this crazy. I just tried to talk some sense into them... But I'm pretty sure it didn't work.

    On the plus side, I've ALSO met kids in college who very actively called their buddies "fags" still, so they're not all ultra PC pussies. These tools are going to do SO WELL when the US dollar collapses, or we have a civil war, or even when they can't find a job for $200,000 a year with their gender studies degree... These tough and brilliant kids are ready for ANYTHING!

  • mtrueman||

    "These tough and brilliant kids are ready for ANYTHING!"

    A degree from Columbia, or any ivy league school. is an advantage in the job market. This is one of the reasons why so many try to enter.

  • vek||

    There's a difference between people going to MIT and studying CompSci or engineering... And whatever these morons are supposedly learning. I'm not against college in theory, it's just how useless so much of it has become in practice that worries me! See comment below...

  • Trollificus||

    They are very busily creating demand for six-figure "diversity officers", "gender equity heads", "inclusion consultants", etc., etc. Both government and academia are creating nice white collar jobs where this shit can be injected into society as with a turkey baster up the ass.

    They'll also work in media, entertainment, etc, and with the upcoming "female quotas" at top executive levels and boards, I'd say a huge portion of the top-paying white collar jobs are going to go to idiots like these kids. And all without contributing anything worthwhile to society. Ah well, it's a cost our robust economy can easily bear, right?

  • vek||

    Unfortunately so... But for how long? Things go in cycles, and they tend to get their most extreme right before the cycle ends. I think we're there for ultra crazy PC nonsense. I know a black chick, who is bisexual, who FUCKING HATES SJWs. She has unprovoked just started railing on them a couple times when having random conversations.

    Now I'm sure she's not as anti-PC on some particular issues as many on Reason are... But the fact that somebody like that can't even take the level of stupid coming from these people should be very telling.

    So when it's not en vogue to be this crazy anymore... When corporations realize they can fire their diversity officers, save all that money, and there won't be public outcry... How secure are all these useless jobs going to be?

  • HouseHubby||

    Listened to a Ezra Klein podcast yesterday with Jonathan Haidt, who has been railing against this SJW nonsense for awhile now. He said that these far left progressives really need to "pick their battles" because every time this stuff gets on Fox News or other right wing outlets, it just fires them up and reinforces their belief that progressives are nuts and potentially dangerous.

    This is the perfect example of that. Liberals really need to step up and condemn this crap because their silence can be translated as tacit support.

  • ||

    If that's Haidt's position then that's unfortunate I submit.

    You should denounce it on freedom of speech grounds. Not because of how Fox will react.

  • BSKazzy||

    "Intersectionality, the operarting system of the modern left, requires everyone to recognize that different forms of oppression are interrelated, and that they stack."

    This isn't what intersectionality means.

  • Trollificus||

    He didn't present it as a definition, he claims it is one aspect, or feature, of intersectionality. He did not say it is the only, or defining feature.

    So, is it true? Or is it not? Seems accurate enough to me.

  • BSKazzy||

    It doesn't "require" anything.

    And this "feature" is, at best, partly true. Intersectionality looks at the ways in which different aspects of people's identity and experiences intersect with regards to oppression and privilege.

  • BSKazzy||

    It doesn't "require" anything.

    And this "feature" is, at best, partly true. Intersectionality looks at the ways in which different aspects of people's identity and experiences intersect with regards to oppression and privilege.

  • Bubba Jones||

    "I converted to Judaism for the jokes"

  • Duelles||

    Those intolerant, biased , bigoted, judgmental, assholes of Columbia's AAA trying to make the world a safe place. Imagine the horror!

  • ||

    They should invite Bobby Slayton.

  • Hank Phillips||

    The emerging pattern is that champions of Political Communism™ are adopting the exact tactics of their adversaries in Political Mysticism™--feigning to take offense at the first hint of questioning, especially where no offense is intended. This and the argument from intimidation--attacking your moral character rather than what you said--add up to what Ayn Rand interpreted as a competing religion, the "Mystics of Muscle" that worship the Political State rather than an Allah, Jehovah or Minerva figure (Mystics of the Mind). Communists traditionally want gun-toting minions to beat you out of your money, while religious fascists want those same armed minions to beat or shoot you for doubting Jesus, lighting a joint or swallowing the wrong sacrament, looking at pictures or touching yourself. "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" is now the operative phrase (and to Hell with having electric power). This explains the urge to burn actual data scientists at the stake and sacrifice your kids to the Misanthropic Global Warming gods--while swooning in horror at real or imagined slights. Ayn hit the nail on the head 50 years before pansy looterdom even realized it was another altruistic religion!

  • yawbus||

    I'm offended that they are offended. No worries, tho. No need for a safe space or Play Doh or a blankie. I can handle my feelings on my own and manage to go on with my day.

  • BadLib||

    The scary thing is that these students probably vote. Perhaps it's time to raise the voting age to 30 in the hope that these snowflakes have gained some insight from the real world as they actually work, enter into contracts, and discover that not everyone thinks alike and that's actually a good thing. Cultural inbreeding is as serious a problem as procreative inbreeding.

    And, WTF is a "safe space"? There is no such thing simply because such a thing would insulate you from real life which would have horrible long term consequences so it's NOT safe due to the long term damage it would cause.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    And, WTF is a "safe space"?

    For starters, a conservative-controlled campus such as Liberty, Grove City, Wheaton, Oral Roberts, Ouachita Baptist, or any of the hundreds of fourth-tier (or unranked) right-wing goober factories.

  • vek||

    We really should raise the voting age... Every single generation swings conservative by several points as they age, giving the lefties a perpetual advantage. If it were only proper adults voting, the entire political spectrum would shift to the right a decent amount. We'd probably have Bill Clinton in the 90s style Democrats running the show again just from that alone. Not that Billy boy in the 90s was great, but he was markedly better than the insanity we have now!

  • Matthew Chalice||

    Really getting sick and tired of these attacks on people of color during the Trump years.

  • CE||

    What color is the comedian? Why was he attacked?

  • BlueCollarCritic||

    This collegiate shits are in for a hell of a rude surprise once they leave college and have to be adults. We home schooled our kids and it means they won't be deeply hurt and offended if someone farts the wrong way.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    Did you rely on science or superstition when teaching your children?

  • CDRSchafer||

    I rely on the science that proves progressives are lying, idiot scum who need to be avoided or caged at every opportunity. Don't be a science denier.

  • Trollificus||

    I take it those few who are championing these kids for "wanting to make the world a safe place" never read the old Williamson sci-fi story (title lost) about a scientist who created self-repairing robots, then self-constructing robots, then self-designing robots, then autonomous self-programming robots. (smart guy, comes in handy in sci-fi short stories)

    But it was okay because he'd programmed them to not allow humans to come to harm. It would create limitless prosperity and a truly safe world. Cut to many years later and humans are fed an optimally nutritious goo and live in a world with no steps, hard edges or sharp utensils...a fucking nightmare, and the robots would ensure you "enjoyed" a maximum number of years of it.

    It was a comment on Asimov's Laws of Robotics, like, "And what if the producer is careless with the robot programming?". The details were oppressive and awful. Read it as a kid and have always been convinced a "safe world" would be a terrible shit show.

    So their fucking goal is bad, at the root.

  • GryFalcon||

    Agreed. We are so focused on safety that we have forgotten that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. You can be safe or free, but you cannot be both.

  • Rob Misek||

    Zealots of feel good propaganda.

    They must like their circle jerks after they forcibly oppress people who exhibit intolerance.

    There's lots of oppression around the world. This ain't it.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    When things like this happen, it's hard to deny that some college campuses have a student fragility problem.

    A review of the author's right-wing pedigree indicates why the hundreds of censorship-shackled, nonsense-teaching, dogma-enforcing, dissent-prohibiting, conservative-controlled campuses are not to be mentioned here.

    For Novak fellows, attempting to maintain a conservative coalition for backwardness and bigotry in modern, improving America disinclines applying one's ostensible standards on freedom of expression on campus to fourth-tier right-wing goober factories.

    Carry on, clingers. Wheaton, Liberty, Biola, Regent, Hillsdale, Oral Roberts, Grove City, and Ouachita Baptist are grateful for your obsequiousness.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    When things like this happen, it's hard to deny that some college campuses have a student fragility problem.

    A review of the author's right-wing pedigree indicates why the hundreds of censorship-shackled, nonsense-teaching, dogma-enforcing, dissent-prohibiting, conservative-controlled campuses are not to be mentioned here.

    For Novak fellows, attempting to maintain a conservative coalition for backwardness and bigotry in modern, improving America disinclines applying one's ostensible standards on freedom of expression on campus to fourth-tier right-wing goober factories.

    Carry on, clingers. Wheaton, Liberty, Biola, Regent, Hillsdale, Oral Roberts, Grove City, and Ouachita Baptist are grateful for your partisan obsequiousness.

  • TWW||

    To be fair, AAA thought that they had invited the other Patel.

  • BruceMajors||

    Someone needs to make red Solo cups with "Baby, It's Cold Outside" printed on the outside and distribute them all over campus.

  • Josh The Radio Dude||

    Obviously no one in AAA has ever been to Orgo Night.

    (For those not versed in Columbian culture, look it up. You won't be disappointed. Or maybe you will. Either way, the message has been heard. G(tb)².)

  • marriedtoaliberal||

    Where's George Carlin when we need him?
    George Carlin - Euphemisms & political correctness
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9n8Xp8DWf8
    George Carlin Political Correctness Is Psychological Fascism
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvPUQ2L1-bU

  • flyfishnevada||

    One has to wonder if the students found Patel's routine funny until they were informed that it wasn't and that instead, they should be offended. Patel was up there for half and hour. I kind of doubt the room was silent or students were groaning at his supposedly racist humor.

  • GryFalcon||

    Columbia University recently invited Per Fink of Denmark to speak at their 4th Annual Psychosomatic's conference. Per Fink orchestrated the medical kidnapping, assault, torture, and denial of care of Karina Hansen in Denmark for reasons of personal greed and ambition -- he wanted to get his theory of bodily distress disorder published in the ICD 11 and he saw an opportunity for a captive research subject and a steady flow of money into his pocket from the government. Karina was only very recently restored to legal personhood and to her family after this terrifying and horrific ordeal that lasted for many long years of terror, misery, loneliness, pain and anguish.

    Columbia offered continuing medical education credits to hear this monster from Denmark speak despite the fact that over TEN THOUSAND people objected to his appearance.

    It seems that the requirement to speak at Columbia is to engage in a bit of kidnapping and torture.

    It is an honor and a privilege to be booted from Columbia, and no honor at all to speak there.

    There is no bad publicity for an entertainer. Hopefully, this notoriety will bring the comedian to the attention of some actual adults who might understand and enjoy his brand of humor.

    Rock on, Nimesh Patel!

  • operagost||

    Should sue for libel.

  • atheistrepublican||

    Among the many reasons I don't contribute to Columbia even though I have a degree from it.

  • GryFalcon||

    The comedy was intended for mature audiences only. Perhaps Barney the Purple Dinosaur is available for a university appearance.

  • GryFalcon||

    Columbia University recently invited Per Fink of Denmark to speak at their 4th Annual Psychosomatic's conference. Per Fink orchestrated the medical kidnapping, assault, torture, and denial of care of Karina Hansen in Denmark for reasons of personal greed and ambition -- he wanted to get his theory of bodily distress disorder published in the ICD 11 and he saw an opportunity for a captive research subject and a steady flow of money into his pocket from the government. Karina was only very recently restored to legal personhood and to her family after this terrifying and horrific ordeal that lasted for many long years of terror, misery, loneliness, pain and anguish.

    Columbia offered continuing medical education credits to hear this monster from Denmark speak despite the fact that over TEN THOUSAND people objected to his appearance.

    It seems that the requirement to speak at Columbia is to engage in a bit of kidnapping and torture.

    It is an honor and a privilege to be booted from Columbia, and no honor at all to speak there.

    There is no bad publicity for an entertainer. Hopefully, this notoriety will bring the comedian to the attention of some actual adults who might understand and enjoy his brand of humor.

    Rock on, Nimesh Patel!

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