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Meanwhile, Back at the Asylums of Higher Education

Posted by V the K at 9:05 pm - April 26, 2016.
Filed under: Academia

Christina Hoff Sommers, Milo Yiannopulous, and Steven Crowder walk into a bar tried to give a talk on the value of Free Speech at the Massachusetts Asylum at Amherst. Apparently, the talk was so outrageous that it caused Chris Farley to rise from the dead, dress up like hipster Lena Dunham and scream obscenities at them.

Also, Melissa Click — who was fired from the Asylum of Missouri after threatening students with violence for trying to ask questions of #BlackLivesMatter protesters — now whines that the only reason she was fired was because she’s a white woman. (She’s sort of right, the Asylum’s Chancellors wouldn’t have dared fired a black woman no matter how outrageous her behavior.)

“This is all about racial politics,” she said in a profile published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. “I’m a white lady. I’m an easy target.”

In the fawning profile of Click in the Chronicle, Click says that even though she may have gone too far, it should be all right, because Social Justice. She is proud of her involvement in what she thinks was a legitimate protest against systemic institutional racism.

Never mind what she was really involved in was an overhyped temper tantrums over relatively minor “racial incidents” of highly dubious provenance.

 

 

Feeling the Bern in Venezuela

Posted by V the K at 9:41 am - April 26, 2016.
Filed under: Politics abroad

In 1999, Venezuela was taken over by a Socialist, Hugo Chavez, who promised that he would punish big corporations and redistribute wealth to “the people” to provide health care, education, infrastructure, and even out income inequality. (Sound familiar?) The American Left cheered. Celebrities like Sean Penn and Danny Glover praised his Democratic Socialist economic measures. Chavez systematically nationalized the oil, banking, agricultural, food distribution, telecommunications, and power industries in Venezuela; because running them as social democratic communes would eliminate “greed” and give the people lower cost goods and services. The American Left praised him for “democratizing” the Venezuelan economy. When Chavez shut down opposition TV, radio, and newspapers the American Left defended it as necessary to protect the Revolution.

The American Left likes to pretend now that Venezuela isn’t a real example of Social Democracy; but up until the economy collapsed (as every sensible person knew it would) they were Chavez’s biggest cheerleaders, as the links above (or any Google search) shows.

When Hugo Chavez died, he left behind a personal fortune of nearly $4 Billion. Just sayin’

Anyway, the real legacy of Hugo Chavez is that the country with the second largest oil reserves in the Western Hemisphere can’t even keep the lights on.  But, Hey, it’s not their fault, you guys.

(Venezuelan President) Maduro blames the collapse on an “economic war” by capitalists.

Actually, it’s the economic war *on* capitalists that caused your problems, comrade.

Last week, his government said it was shifting its time zone forward by 30 minutes to save power by adding half an hour of daylight.

Um, yeah, it doesn’t actually work like that. But it takes a Social Democrat to be delusional enough to believe that they can mandate thirty minutes of sunlight by law.

Comrades forever.

Comrades forever.