College Profs are a Clear and Present Danger to American democracy

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College Profs are a Clear and Present Danger to American democracy

The article on the url below is about a study done of our top-ranked colleges in the US. It found that the college profs, administration and everyone else involved with them are Democrats. The ratio is 90 plus percent Liberal Democrats. There are several colleges with ZERO Republicans on board. Does anyone think this is a dangerous and unfair situation?

BTW, in the fever pitch expressed by all these wet-diapered college students, tight-assed profs and administration to foist "Diversity" on all of us, where is the call for diversity for faculty. We all know the answer. Same reason the Mullahs are not calling for more diverse religions in Islamic countries.

The toleration tent is off limits to Conservatives

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Apropos to your post:
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They demand tolerance for

They demand tolerance for themselves.

They never said they were going to tolerate anyone else...

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You’re calling all college

You’re calling all college profs intolerant?

You’re a bigot.

Calling Myopic Mike...

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Calling a bigot a bigot is...

Calling a bigot a bigot is... bigoted? How efficient...

My statement was actually a comment on the "tolerance" crowd, generally. The louder they scream "tolerance", the less likely they are to actually tolerate anyone whose opinion differs. Obviously, this doesn't include those who aren't part of that "tolerance" crowd... and there are professors and teachers who are still outside that club. Not many, but some.

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Name calling is what you get

Name calling is what you get from the booboisie.

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And myopic mike.

And myopic mike.

And most of the amg dullard club.

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And most of the amg dullard

And most of the amg dullard club.

This is real progress for Matt in toning down his intolerance..

Last week he wouldn't have bothered with "most of."

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Economike

Economike
Please remember it wasn't a bother Smegma II had to not include his brother Smegma.

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Only Libby would make a

Only Libby would make a critical comment about name calling while referring to people as smegma.

Hey Myopic Mike, this is the company you keep. Congrats!

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I am quite surprised to see

I am quite surprised to see emike lowering himself to responding to trolls. Very pleased, mind you, but surprised. Between the semi-sane AMG regulars talking back to and obsessing over a few drive-by trolls and the absurd and paranoid threads started by the truly bat shit crazy Stoolie and Watcher, well.......this useless waste of bandwidth is essentially finished. Good job, folks! I couldn't have done it without you.

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So you ARE Lance!

So you ARE Lance!

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Heh.

Heh.

Personally, I am quite surprised to see trolls lowering themselves to respond to emike.

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Lance or no, in any case it's

Lance or no, in any case it's the result that counts.

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Which finally explains why

Which finally explains why there's no ban, block, or ignore on AMG...

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Jasper seems to think he

Jasper seems to think he deserves credit for wrecking AMG.

It's equally plausible to say that Mrs. Murphy's cow intended to burn Chicago.

I imagine AMG's owner, said to be Lance Dutson, as the Roman poet Ausonius. He sees barbarians wandering across his fields and thinks to himself "I hope they'll leave a few clumps of fertilizer before they wander off."

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As you said emike, it's the

As you said emike, it's the result that counts. Glad to hear you acknowledge AMG is wrecked. RIP, losers.

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So why don't you just shut it

So why don't you just shut it down, Lance?

I know; you still need an outlet for your animus towards non-progressives. You can't risk your "livelihood" during campaign season by indulging yourself in the BDN and such, but you can do it here.

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In this universe, for every

In this universe, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Anyone who believes he's furthering his ideological ends by representing himself as a malicious jerk is both a self-deceiving fool and a malicious jerk. Words are not the same as messages.

I'm not convinced that AMG is wrecked....yet. But in its present state of delapidation, it's of little import.

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I'm not striving for any

I'm not striving for any "ideological end". I just enjoy getting under you assholes' skins and in spite of your protests to the contrary, I am succeeding. Emike wrote a diatribe about the benefits of ignoring me. How's that working out for you seeing as how you've responded to more than a few of my recent posts? I have about as much power to progress an ideology as you dimwits do.

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Smegma

Smegma
Should dimwit assholes be hyphenated ?

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Jasper is That Kid who is in

Jasper is That Kid who is in every class--the kid who you try to ignore while he pushes, pokes, yells insults, and finally spits in your face, and when he finally provokes you into action, runs away shouting "Ha ha, made you come after me!" Or That Guy in the bar who no good reason sets out to antagonize as many people as possible until he finally has someone come at him, and is the first to try to get the other guy thrown out.

He is the internet version of a vandal who gets off on breaking other people's stuff, or spray painting obscenities on other people's property, and who feels really good when he hears people complain about it.

The real question is not about Jasper at all--the real question is why the alleged owner of AMG, Lance Dutson, allows this to continue happening. Doesn't he realize that he is allowing himself to be painted in Jasper-hued colors? He's the owner--ultimately this reflects on him. What does it say about Lance that he apparently approves of the antics of the trolls on AMG?

I have joking referred to Lance as "Jasper" in the past--but if this is the kind of website that Lance wants, then for all intents and purposes Lance IS Jasper, and vice versa. And from all appearances, Lance is just fine with that...

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J: "I'm not striving for any

J: "I'm not striving for any "ideological end". I just enjoy getting under you assholes' skins."

Well as long as you're already up there, getting under the skin shouldn't take much effort.

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My estimation of Jasper's

My estimation of Jasper's grasp has sunk. He claims to have no ideological ends in his campaign against AMG. Similarly, I imagine he has feels no animus against flies when he enjoys pulling off their wings. It's just fun.

Or maybe Jasper can't distinguish "ideological" and "pathological."

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On the topic of diversity in

On the topic of diversity in academia, if there's hope it lies with Heterodox Academy, here:

Heterodox Academy began as a blog in late 2015. We transitioned into a membership association in response to requests from professors to join our mission. Like us, our colleagues wanted to express support for increasing viewpoint diversity—particularly political and ideological diversity—on university and college campuses.

Today, Heterodox Academy consists of more than 1,800 professors and graduate student affiliates.

No matter their background or political ideology, all members of Heterodox Academy have endorsed this statement: “I believe that university life requires that people with diverse viewpoints and perspectives encounter each other in an environment where they feel free to speak up and challenge each other. I am concerned that many academic fields and universities currently lack sufficient viewpoint diversity—particularly political diversity. I will support viewpoint diversity in my academic field, my university, my department, and my classroom.”

On tolerance, the position of the Left is Marcusian.

Oversimplified but gives us the gist:

To effect change, Marcuse taught, it’s necessary to practice a discriminating form of tolerance, by which he meant a tolerance for ideas that support the change you want, but an active intolerance for arguments that do not.

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Thanks for mentioning

Thanks for mentioning Heterodox Academy. This is a worthwhile project begun by Jonathan Haidt. I hope this doesn't get Haidt shunned on campus whenever he's scheduled to speak.

I'm fascinated by the gulf between political beliefs and everyday life. For example, one of my oldest friends, a fishing buddy, considers himself a socialist. He's on social media every day (really, every day) blathering on about the evil of capitalism, "slimeball" Republicans, "greedy scumbag" busnessmen, "fascist Trump" and so on. In his private life, he's bourgeois to the point of boring: acquisitive (profits are OK as long as they're his profits), proud of his kids' educational achievements (and earning power), sociable, and considerate. He has no interest in economics, beyond the magic of the "multiplier effect" and "the money's there." Politics is a realm of certainty. History and economics, not at all. My friend is highly intelligent, well-informed of current events, and deeply irrational.

It's apparent that for individuals political beliefs have no self-regulating consequences. Politics is all about good intentions and membership in the tribe of good people. One could vote progressive in every election and never connect one's vote with the consequences of progressivism. (Or nativism or populism or conservatism or whatever.) My friend would happily vote for Lenin if Lenin ran for the school board, and then complain when kids in the "gifted and talented" program were sent to a labor camp for rehabilitation.

Politics, however, is the realm of issues in which there is no policy that is an obvious course of action. Whenever there's an obvious course of action for any difficulty, then it's not a political problem. My friend claims to agree with me, and then he's on Facebook denouncing slimeballs.

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"My friend is highly

"My friend is highly intelligent, well-informed of current events, and deeply irrational."

This is the consequence of emotional decision making. Doing things to feel good about yourself and look good to others results in really bad decisions and a great deal of injustice.

This does not matter, since in that mindset the end justifies any means. The group is all, so crushing a few individuals is unimportant.

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The next step, once academia

The next step, once academia is conquered, is already underway.

http://www.asmainegoes.com/content/politicizing-medicine-law

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Toolsmith -

Toolsmith -

For my friend, it's not accurate to say that the end justifies any means. He's not so consistent. I think it more fair to say he's unconcerned with reconciling his policy preferences with means at all. He thinks omelets aren't made with eggs.

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Wait.....you mean they ARE

Wait.....you mean they ARE made with eggs???

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He just wants to feel good

He just wants to feel good about himself, and doesn't care about the results at all. Too common these days. Pretends caring, but is in fact totally selfish. How he feels about himself is everything.

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