:: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 ::
Over at Descent into Madness is another example of the tolerance displayed by the multi-culturist left on our university campuses.
Everyone knows how tolerant the left really is.
In a recent display of tolerance, 25 students here at Madison demanded the cancellation of a lecture by Daniel Pipes, the founder of CampusWatch, an influential Middle Eastern Scholar, and newly appointed to the board of the US Institute for Peace:
At Monday's occasionally heated meeting, several speakers said Pipes' work is unsound and his appearance at UW-Madison would discredit the university and insult the Muslim and Arab communities.
"How is the normal American on the street being benefited by coming in and listening to this, excuse me, xenophobic bull***t," UW-Madison graduate student Mohammed Abed said.
Well, at least he was polite.
I find the intellectual bankruptcy manifest in such behaviour to be exhausting. Recent events, such as the efforts to silence critics in the name of multi-cultural sensitivity on campuses across the country, peace activist Sean Penn's stolen handguns, Tim Robbin's claim that, in voicing their displeasure at his statements, his detractors have somehow violated his right to free speech and therefore should shutup, seem to signal some cosmic shift into the Twighlight Zone, but it has always been this way. The militant free speech advocate will attempt to silence opposing views, the peace activists resort to violence to get their point across, gun control is only to be applied to the groups that oppose the causes of the lobbyist, animal rights activists, who are wholly convinced of the truth of Darwinism, insist that man's actions are violations of the natural order. Intellectual integrity is a commodity as scarce as common sense, common courtesy, or common decency.
:: Mark 9:07 AM [+] ::