Skip to comments.The double standard of the left
Posted on 03/21/2005 7:09:00 AM PST by Beckwith
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg demonstrates the twisted logic of the left in her article, Dying in Iraq Is Not a Job Opportunity. The double standard of the left is evidenced as she describes events at the City College of New Yorks (CCNY) Job Fair last week, at which a group of about twenty students stood in front of the National Guard table and began chanting anti-war slogans. She writes, "The situation became aggressive when the security officers came in. They looked like they were ready for action."
Weill-Greenberg continues, Witnesses say Justino Rodriguez and other students were shoved out of the fair and assaulted by security officers. Rodriguez spent the night in jail, after being charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Fellow students Nicholas Bergreen and Hadas Thier were charged with assault. All three face the possibility of up to a year in prison and were suspended from school, pending a hearing.
Defending the protestors, Weill-Greenberg writes, They did nothing wrong and the faculty union has demanded that all charges be dropped."
Weill-Greenberg quotes a spokesman for the Center for Constitutional Rights, who said that the students had a right to protest inside. "If the demonstration was an annoyance, [CCNY] should be able to tolerate it. The students' exercising their first amendment rights should take precedence."
link: Dying in Iraq is Not a Job Opportunity
Let them try this in China and see what happens.
What infuriates me about campus radicals is that on the one hand, they yammer on about all wars being a poor man's fight, but on the other hand, when ROTC wants to come on elite college campuses, they fight tooth and nail to keep them off. For the record, though, NYC's university system (CCNY included) is not elite - it once was - but now it stinks.
Is it really any wonder that we have such venom and hatred directed by the left towards anyone that doesn't agree with them?
Saul Alinsky is generally credited with laying the foundation for the confrontational political tactics that dominated the 1960s.
Alinsky was a ferocious critic of mainstream liberalism. A champion of radical propaganda tactics and propaganda techniques, Alinsky encouraged deception in organizational strategy.
While attending Wellesley College, a young Hillary Clinton was an admirer of Alinsky. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on his work and ideas.
The "hyphen = bitch" rule proves reliable once again. ;)
All he did was adapt the practices that labor unions have used since the 1930s during labor strikes.
I continue to wonder what the 60s would have looked like if the University Administration had reacted to the first "sit-in" by rejecting the claim that a "sit-in" was "non-violent" and simply expelled all students who participated in one, and prosecuted non-students for trespassing.
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