A brilliant post in this morning’s Washington Examiner written by college professors Heather Heying, a professor of biology “in exile” from Evergreen College and Bret Weinstein also removed from Evergreen State College because, as he was informed by the faculty, they did not believe that they could save him from rabid, barking moonbats (my emphasis on the latter).
Weinstein’s cardinal sin was that he vocally “objected to a planned “Day of Absence” in which white people were asked to leave campus on April 12.” The response came quickly, was uncivil and evil. How dare this biology professor not behave as demanded, correction ordained by fascists pretending to be freedom fighters and because of Weinstein expressed his concern, in one instant, he instantly became
odd man out a pariah. Those who called for a “Day without whitey,” I meant a “Day of Absence ‘aka no white people allowed day’ immediately began employing tactics from Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.
Weinstein was harangued, threatened, his family threatened and banned from campus by faculty because the college could not (would not?) guarantee his safety.
Suddenly both Heying and Weinstein were treated as if they had no voice and/or right to be heard.
Washington Examiner by Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein
|At colleges and universities all over the country, students are protesting in increasingly virulent and sometimes violent ways. They demand safe spaces and trigger warnings, shouting down those with whom they disagree. It has become rote for outsiders to claim that the inmates are running the asylum; that this is analogous to Mao’s Red Guard, Germany’s brown shirts, the French Revolution’s Jacobins; and, when those being attacked are politically “left” themselves, that the Left is eating its own. These stories seem to validate every fantasy the Right ever had about the Left.
As two professors who recently resigned from positions at a college we loved, and who have always been on the progressive-left end of the political spectrum, we can say that, while none of those characterizations is exactly right, there is truth in each of them.
The Evergreen State College is a public liberal arts college in Olympia, Wash., at the southern tip of Puget Sound, surrounded by water and forests. Being public means it has a socioeconomically diverse student body, which brings a variety of life experiences to campus. It is not an elite college made up primarily of rich kids. It is, rather, an experimental college with a curricular structure that, for both better and worse, is like no other[…]
Those pushing the message of hate and derision while others follow like sheep are not interested in being challenged or engaging with those who bring discussions of a non-politically correct nature to the table.
Finally, I will end this post with the following tweet. The message contained therein speaks volumes.
This paragraph should be on the wall of every legislator’s office in the country––from this remarkable piece by @HeatherEHeying & @BretWeinstein https://t.co/uxiAoswyuu It reminds me of this great piece by @amandaripley https://t.co/8wHG2d4ZSH #ourcommonhumanity pic.twitter.com/kZ1zEAWaOr
— Pamela Paresky (@PamelaParesky) December 12, 2017