Comments by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
I’ve always been stricken with the irony that those who teach, for the most part have never left the hallowed halls of academia.
How is it possible to teach meaningful information about the “Real world,” when the professors have rarely if ever set foot in it?
Is there any wonder El Rushbo calls them “Young Skulls Filled with Mush?
By the time these kids graduate the are so completely brainwashed by leftist professors that they will require a complete mental recoding to undo the horrific diversion from the real world in which they are expected to find gainful employment.
Colleges are supposed to be the place where young minds are molded, new ideas are entertained and skills and knowledge expanded. Sadly, instead, our places of higher learning have become havens of faux-intellectualism and cradles for ignorance. Our students are seemingly becoming more close-minded and far less accepting of diversity, even as they claim to hold these ideas sacrosanct!
Our latest example of such fake inclusivity comes from the University of California at Irvine, which just voted to BAN flags from hanging in their main lobby.
The reason that the student government chose to ban the flags? Apparently, flags are… “OFFENSIVE.”
When did this happen? When did flags, which are simply the symbolic representations of a nation, become “offensive”? As far as I know, the University of California in Irvine, CA is still in the United States of America. Knowing this, how then is it possible that the symbol for the country within which the school resides be “offensive”? Is it offensive that UC Irvine is in America? Is it offensive that America exists? The idea that our flag should offend anyone attending or even walking through UC Irvine is patently ridiculous.
But let’s let the pseudo-intellectuals at UC Irvine explain what they mean, shall we?
Here’s the language from the bill banning flags…
“[F]lags construct paradigms of conformity and sets [sic] homogenized standards for others to obtain which in this country typically are idolized as freedom, equality, and democracy,” the bill reads.The legislation argues that flags may be interpreted differently; the American flag, for example, can represent “American exceptionalism and superiority,” as well as oppression.
“[T]he American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism,” the bill continues, arguing that “symbolism has negative and positive aspects that are interpreted differently by individuals.”
“[F]reedom of speech, in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible[,] can be interpreted as hate speech,” the bill reads.
“Let it be resolved that ASUCI make every effort to make the Associated Students main lobby space as inclusive as possible.”
“Let it further be resolved that no flag, of any nation, may be hanged on the walls of the Associate Student main lobby space.”
“Let it be further be resolved that if a decorative item is in the Associate student lobby space and issues arise, the solution will be to remove the item if there is a considerable request to do so.”
Disturbing, no? Not only do some of these students obviously hold animus towards the United States – the nation that has offered them the freedom to be educated wherever they wish, to study whatever they wish and to speak freely and negatively about them – but they also seem to give preference to inclusivity above freedom of speech!
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Disclaimer: This was not written by Lorra B.