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Posted on 06/21/2004 11:30:30 AM PDT by UnklGene
Dispelling myths about gay activism -
Mike S. Adams (archive)
June 21, 2004
Recently, I started recommending my old alma mater to readers asking me where they could get a good education without constant exposure to political indoctrination. I recommended Mississippi State University (MSU), not because it was free from political correctness, but because it was a relatively small problem at the university.
Now, it appears that I might have been wrong about my old alma mater. (Yes, you heard me correctly. I said I might have been wrong about something). My awareness of this possible folly came when one of my readers emailed the following excerpt from the MSU website:
Dispelling Myths: National Gay and Lesbian Pride Month Display at the (Mitchell Memorial) Library. This educational display takes a look at the myths surrounding homosexuality and gay life and dispels them with plain facts.
Apparently, the people running the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at MSU have decided to align themselves with the gay rights agenda by sponsoring this new library exhibit. And, despite a serious state budget crisis, they have decided to use Mississippi taxpayer dollars to teach people that their objections to homosexuality are unfounded. And who better to expose various untruths than the multiculturalists who say that truth is an antiquated concept?
I have been a big critic of the multicultural war against generalizations for quite some time. But, now, Ive given up. In fact, Ive decided to take an if you cant beat em, join em approach to the problem. So, rather than challenge their right to put a display in Mitchell Memorial Library, I have decided to ask the Holmes Center to let me put up a display of my own.
My display will be entirely in black-and-white, devoid of any use of rainbow imagery or subtle variations of pink. It will give detailed explanations of the invalidity of the following myths:
Myth #1. Campus gay rights activism is motivated by a desire to protect students from imminent harm. It is not an effort to indoctrinate students. Nor is it in an effort to use tax dollars to win votes for candidates supporting the gay agenda.
Myth #2. Campus gay activists actually respect the views of people who have religious objections to homosexuality. In fact, some of them think that such people have a right to voice their objections to homosexuality at a public university.
Myth #3. Some diversity centers hold real debates exposing students to different opinions on the issue of gay marriage, rather than inviting multiple speakers who share exactly the same opinion.
Myth #4. College administrators believe that it is easier to advance the gay agenda by violating the United States Constitution. But, despite this, they respect the constitution at all times.
Myth #5. The people running campus diversity centers understand that political activism is supposed to be directed at governments by the people, not by governments at the people.
Myth #6. College administrators understand that constitutional rights belong to individuals. They also understand that centers run by the government do not have constitutional standing.
Myth # 7. Campus gay activists always tell the truth about the percentage of the population that is actually gay.
Myth #8. Because they are all very rational intellectuals, campus gay activists fully understand the problems associated with espousing a belief in a) the gay gene, b) a growing gay population, and c) the Darwinian notion of survival of the fittest.
Myth # 9. Gay activists always tell the truth about the relationship between homosexual sodomy and AIDS. That is because they care more about the public health than the blind pursuit of sexual gratification.
Myth # 10. The decision to join the gay rights movement will secure enough donations from gay activists to offset the ensuing donor boycott from the once proud alums of Mississippi State University.
When I establish this display at my old alma mater, I will be able to proudly boast that I have become a part of the multicultural war on generalizations. The university can then turn its attention to combating generalizations against all kinds of groups. Perhaps they can sponsor a panel discussion called Driving excellence among Chinese immigrants or Genetic diversity in the Mississippi Delta. Maybe theyll even have time for one called The fear of profanity among Italian Americans.
I think its always good to keep a sense of humor when tackling issues of diversity. But the multiculturalists think that generalizations are always a bad idea.
Politics in the classroom KILL me.
I go to Vanderbilt University - not exactly a bastion of liberal thought - and my Representative American Literature class included Fast Food Nation, Going Up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation, Fountain at the Center of the World (a fictional account of the WTO protests in Seattle), and videos on the Seattle/Portland protests. Indoctrination at its worst. We read one book by Melville and one by Faulkner, and the rest was liberal screed written after 1984. 'Representative American Lit' my ass.
Thats awful. I am only about 10 years out of school and even back then we read Poe, Cooper, and Twain (and Faulkner and Melville) and while at Kansas when we took intro to American Lit.
=== Because they are all very rational intellectuals, campus gay activists fully understand the problems associated with espousing a belief in a) the gay gene, b) a growing gay population, and c) the Darwinian notion of survival of the fittest.
I managed to slip in "survival of the fittest" when one of the young homosexuals debating me on the Alan Keyes show likened federal sex-ed to federal indoctrinition in the theory of evolution.
Glad you brought that up, says I ... =)
"Alcohol abstinence in the Russian American and Irish American communities"
"Solving the problem of Asian American academic underachievment"
"Men in the Military: the myth of upper body strength"
That's good to hear. I attended GMU for a semester in 1972 when it was little more than a community college. I'm curious, do you ever see Walter Williams on campus, or have you had a chance to take a course from him?
FYI...BTW, last weekend, my youngest daughter married a MSU alum...10 of his friends from school, and frat buds were up for the wedding..5 stayed with us for 4 days..because of a mix up by the hotel...was a blast...I forgot how much beer can be consumed by humans..was like having a frat weekend in my house...I'm still finding empties all around the hous and the property, including two in the rain gutter...
Did you find them right after you woke up or on the way down?
BTW, if you want to see egregious male homosexuality on public display in MS, you needn't look any farther than the USM band. Y'know the Flag Corps girls most bands have? Well, USM has 3-4 extra fruity "f(l)ag boys" in their band. Seriously.
Please tell me this is not required reading for
a degree at FR.
Who is responsible for handing out degrees around here? It's certainly not me.
Hey dude! Speaking of culturally diverse universities and liberal indoctrination, Dr. McDonald's new book and Dr. McDonald will be featured on C-SPAN (2, I believe) on July 4 at noon and 5:00. You can call in and ask him questions during the 12:00 broadcast. Those would be Eastern times. On the one hand, it is a shame that they would have him on July 4. However, it is entirely appropriate.
I got two, but both came in plain brown envelopes with no return address.
I treasure them both.
To: WKB; wardaddy
Please no "steers and queers" jokes about MSU. Now is not the time. :-)
I've never heard one :)
I've got two of my daughters at State now. If State is no longer the bastion of sanity and patriotism I once knew, the ONLY stinkin' choice I have is take 'em out for year, move 'em to Kalifornia and enroll 'em at Fresno State.
I need some hope, boy! Don't dump this liberal at State junk in my computer!
You know, MSU had to drop that animal husbandry degree.. too many of the football players were confused about their obligations
Don't make fun of our flagboys, or one of them will come up there and slap you silly! :-)
" If State is no longer the bastion of sanity and patriotism I once knew, the ONLY stinkin' choice I have is take 'em out for year, move 'em to Kalifornia and enroll 'em at Fresno State."
Good Lord, man! Wipe that thought right outta your brain!
Go find a moon pie...you'll feel MUCH better. ;o)
"Don't make fun of our flagboys, or one of them will come up there and slap you silly! :-)"
And, if they aren't up to it, they will sic a Dixie Darlin' on him. ;o)
wow! thanks for the tip.
Just out of curiosity, what is up with the f(l)agboys? Why does USM have them, whereas other schools don't?
I wish I knew (actually, maybe I don't....), but I haven't the foggiest idea.
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