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Posted on 11/21/2006 3:09:08 PM PST by Caleb1411
I had a dream that I was invited to give a speech on feminism at The University of Massachusetts-Amherst. And in the dream I accepted the offer, largely because I wanted the money to buy another gun.
And in my dream I arrived at the airport in Hartford, Connecticut. The students who picked me up to take me to Amherst told stories of radical groups bent on destroying America - starting with an assault on the First Amendment at Planet U-MASS.
The groups, I was told, would follow the Republicans to every conservative event and disrupt their First Amendment activity. They would stand in front of tables - where the Republicans were doing nothing more than collecting donations for disabled veterans and shout at them. They would call them war mongers and racists and chant in unison.
And in my dream I arrived at the student union to give my speech. Immediately, I saw droves of gay students marching by wearing dresses. They were arriving to protest my appearance. Others wore black masks and marched in unison - much like the Hitler Youth in Nazi Germany. Still others wore the communist Red Star upon an outer garment.
And in my dream I walked into the room some twenty minutes before my speech was to begin. But I could not stay. The stench of body odor was too great for me to bear. But as I peeked in, I saw the young men dressed in drag as they performed their little dance to protest my speech.
When the speech began, I told a story about a racist who referred to blacks as coons. Though condemning racism, the radicals and self-described communists began to hiss and interrupt my speech. And when I condemned a racist and segregationist governor of Mississippi, I asked the audience whether they would join in the condemnation instead of exercising the tolerance they spoke about so frequently. But rather than raise their hands, they started shouting me down. I was convinced it was only a dream.
When I spoke of a drug raid one I participated in nine years before - members of the audience booed and asked whether I had ever smoked pot in high school. I suggested that if they allowed me to finish a sentence, they might determine that I shared some of their libertarian beliefs on the drug war.
But then a young radical shouted We arent libertarians! She didnt know how to use the terms libertarian perspective and the Libertarian party affiliation. Nor did she know how to use soap or deodorant.
In my dream, a Muslim student seated in the rear of the auditorium shouted youre an asshole and left the speech without giving a reason for his anger. At another point in the dream, the subject of homosexuality was broached. A student shouted Jesus was a bisexual, read the Gnostic Gospels! I still thought that it was merely a dream.
While the constant shouting and disruptions in my dream were too numerous to count more than all of my previous speeches combined the ones concerning abortion were too barbaric to ignore. When I mentioned that some time in 2007 there will have been fifty-one million abortions since Roe, the audience erupted in applause. When I said that around that time nearly seventeen million victims of abortion will have been black, a man shouted good! And in my dream I called him a racist barbarian to which he merely responded so are you.
In my dream, I started the Q & A session by asking the audience a question of my own: Why does Planned Parenthood seem to have an office in every black neighborhood in America.
The answer, of course, has much to do with the racism of Margaret Sanger a bigot who believed in the removal of human weeds from our society. She was a eugenicist much like this other guy named Hitler.
I never got an answer to that question in my dream. Before I knew it, an avowed communist had taken over the microphone. He never asked a question. He just shouted and pumped his fists saying something about a communist revolution. He mentioned war and conquest for oil in between hurling accusations of racism.
When a physical altercation broke out, I slipped out the back door between two body guards. After the microphone was reclaimed, they were about to resume the Q&A. But, in my dream, the speech was over.
I could hear the chanting of racist, sexist, anti-gay; right-wing bigots go away as I walked down the hall away from the room. Later, when I woke up in the Lord Jeffery Inn, I realized that it had not been a dream.
I was in Amherst, Massachusetts a place somewhere in America. Or so they say.
This sounds more like a night- mare than a dream. Hope you don't have it again.
Did you read the last sentence?
Oops, second to last paragraph?
Colleges are home to the new strain of Hitler youth, serving much the same purpose.
That's why I said nightmare.
Where the hell were the university rent-a-cops during all this? Running the Campus Crusade off or were they ticketing the Young Republicans' cars?
LOL! These goofballs are insane and dangerous, but that doesn't mean we can't laugh at them.
What happened to you doesn't suprise me. It happens here in the People's Republic of Madistan on a daily basis.
In other words, they not only flog dead horses, they flay the bones till they're powder.
This is not hard to believe. My son is a senior at Pomona College in CA and sent me an email the school sent out this week. It seems there was a poster on a student's dorm room door promoting gay rights that got torn either by accident or on purpose, but knowing the student body there, his guess is the former. The email from the dean of students went on and on about how the campus is open to all points of view and this type of harassment will not be tolerated. A full investigation is underway!
What my son thought really funny was that during the last presidential election, he had so many "W" and "Bush" posters ripped from HIS door that the RA filed a complaint even though my son told him not to bother. Of course, nothing ever was said about that, or the time his car was defaced in a school parking lot after he had made an appearance on the school radio station representing the Republican side of the presidential debates.
He's getting out in a few months and the good news is he landed an investment banking banking job at a very large firm at a very nice salary.
The bad news is the job is in San Francisco! But he figures if he survived the tolerant libs on campus, he's ready for them in SF as well.
Yep, the kind of behavior outlined by Mike Adams breeds the Bolsheviks and National Socialists of tomorrow. Imagine one of these college students in his 30s or 40s, filled with this kind of ideological cant. Where will he or she be? What will he or she bring to the society at large? What kind of a world will be created from this kind of behavior and thinking?
It's one of those days when I get on my knees and thank the Founding Fathers for the second amendment to the Constitution. I'm also reminded to go to the Cabela's catalogue and order some ammo just in case one of these decides to put his plans into action.
I always thought that the liberal universities were places where diversity was invited and even encouraged or at least that is what I have been told. This must not have been a liberal university.
Massachusetts. Nothing surprising about that - - this stuff have happened nearly anywhere in a state that offers "fisting" lessons to young pupils in its government schools and continually re-elects a fat, drunken killer and a vain, simple gigolo to the Senate. But what is truly distressing is that this same scenario is typical in every state and nearly every college, where the animals apparently run the zoos.
The only encouraging thing is that eventually these college children grow up, pay taxes, have children, and vote Republican. Some take longer to grow up than others, and, of course, some never grow up.
I worked in Amherst from 1988-1991. A nightmare and then some.
I would avoid San Francisco at all costs. That place might just sink into the Pacific one of these days.
Nice twist. Not unexpected, but well done.
Due to some kind of clerical error, someone delegated degree-granting authority to the University of Massachusetts system, which is in equal parts a social experiment of liberal Doctors Frankenstein, a full-employment agency for marginal members of the state's one-party political elite, and the place this side of Amsterdam where the drug culture holds greatest sway. (That U Mass drug culture includes alcohol abuse to the point of at least one binge-drinking death and a dozen motor vehicle deaths yearly. Those do improve the gene pool, generally, but are less entertaining than the occasional hallucinogen hophead who tries flying from one of the taller buildings).
It is traditionally the "fallback school" chosen by Massachusetts public-high students, in case they can't get into something more selective... like prison, or the Army.
With 40,000 students, many of whom take one basket-weaving class a semester for ten or more years so they can stay tapped into the "ecstasy" or "kegger" social scene, it does produce an occasional grad who can do college-level work, but it's more common to see the school's output struggle with high school English and stumble with junior high math.
And liberal? The college keeps changing names of its (usually underperforming -- booze and drugs again) sports teams because someone or other is offended. When they were changed from an Indian name to "Minutemen," a spontaneous protest broke out. You see, a "Minuteman" is... a white man! (Not all of them, if you read your history, but who at Zoo Mass reads history? Hell, reads ANYTHING?). And worse... a white man with a GUN!
At one point, they were going to name their sports teams the
"Artichokes" but that offended someone, too. Probably the 99% of U Mass students and faculty that can't spell "artichoke." But they know where there's a kegger; and the boys have the STD clinic and the girls the abortion clinic on speed dial.
When I was hiring, U Mass on a resume went straight to the round file. Next time I'm hiring, it will again. Will I miss a good worker? I might. But I'm certain to miss a small army of dummies, dopers, and deluded. Like your parents tell you, the decisions you make at Age 18 can come back and haunt you.
Going to U Mass is ALWAYS a bad decision.
Criminal Number 18F
Let's not forget Boston Globe lib columnist Ellen Goodman's step-son, who immolated himself on the Amherst town common to protest Gulf War I.
> The University of Massachusetts is internationally famous for having one of the last Marxist history departments in the world. <
Ditto for the Economics Department at U-Mass Amherst. They've long been considered the most Marxist of any major econ department in the USA.
(And the faculty have generally been quite open about their full-blooded allegiance to Marx -- not so much inclined to hide behind deceptively polite words like "liberal" and "progressive.")
Their science and engineering students are superb. They are the minority compared to humanities majors, but those students deserve credit.
Wow. There's a memory.
The outrage was a certain newspaper (Globe? Middlesex?) that then ran a side-by-side biography of him and a soldier (can't remember.... was it Swartzkopf or someone else?).
The paper treated them with equal reverence. It was very insulting, I remember that much at least.
This can be stopped. Make sure the university president/provost/chancellor is present at the next Mike Adams, Michelle Malkin, Minuteman, etc., speech on campus. Get them on video tape as an attendee. They will be forced to discipline or expel students, faculty, and staff who exhibit poor behavior.
Better yet, get responsible university donors to attend. Their voices are heard.
My alma matter, sad to say.
Yeah, that sounds about right for U-Mass.
welcome to Massachusetts
Living well is good revenge!
I'm thinking The Hampshire Daily News (Northampton's rag.) I used to live in Framingham and I don't think The Middlesex News would go that far left.
I had quite forgotten that crispy critter. Thank you, thank you. I am now in my happy place.
Criminal Number 18F
Yes. The last place in the world you can find a real live communist is in a state university. (someone referred to the donors -- what donors? These guys leech off the taxpayer).
I recall one of them saying that the problem with Marxism is that it had not been tried with enough vigor. What a pity Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot weren't alive to defend their respective records. While I have points of disagreement with those three stooges, I can't fault them on vigor.
Criminal Number 18F
San Fransisco is NOT part of the United States. As far as I am concerned it seceded when the city government voted to give AWOLs "sanctuary" during Gulf War I.
I confess I have encountered functional mechanical engineers from UMass-Lowell, and competent environmental and civil engineers from UMAss-Dartmouth. However, I've also met a nominal aeronautical engineer from UMass-Amherst who could not explain what a Reynolds number signified. (Since most of you are not aerodynamics wonks, let me explain how deep that ignorance is: that's like a plumber who doesn't know that water flows downhill).
If somebody followed undergrad work at UMass-Amherst with an advanced degree from a real school, I'd look at him or her. But otherwise, why waste my time? Odds are the kid just sat in classes off and on for four (or nine) years and doesn't actually know anything. Or worse, knows a lot of stuff that's just not so. (In the humanities, I agree, ignorance and falsehood are of no great consequence. But engineers build things. They have to know what they're doing).
It's true that even bad schools are limited in how badly they can corrupt mathematical and hard-scientific curricula. But their ability to issue unearned grades and grant unsupported credentials is unconstrained. A degree from UMass-Amherst indicates nothing, except that the recipient (or somebody) paid his tuition.
Criminal Number 18F
I agree, it is NOT part of the United States. They are now banning JROTC. A scenario I would love to see: SF gets hit by terrorists and before the detested military could arrive to help, a quake would finish them off and the place would drop into the ocean. One final wish: All the liberals in the area be congregated in one place.
What has happened to America, and where is the outrage?
Umass Amherst is not exactly the creme-de-la-creme of undergraduate academia.
Lowell Tech, was a fine engineering school, Mechanical, Electrical, and Chemical. I merged with Lowell State and became a University, much to its detriment.
They probably imagine themselves being commissars somewhere, making a list of people to be liquidated or organizing book burnings. The more intelligent ones imagine themselves getting paid handsomly by some communist propaganda organ for writing a treatise with an awful title like, I don't know, "Re-educating the Proletariat in the Proper Marxist-Leninist Scientific Perspective on Algebra and Transgenderism."
It is ultimately futile to try and falsify mathematics or hard science. Another problem for the collectivists is that people are not yet conditioned enough to tolerate mathematics and science being banned altogether. So they do the next best thing. They dumb down education so much that few people can do simple equations or follow a logical argument. Every once in a while the system fails and someone makes it through school with enough skill to help keep the power grid working or to keep the tractor at the collective farm running. I'm sure such people are watched and their names are on a list...
what should we expect?
The last time I saw him after an uneventful evening of work, as we were leaving he went into screaming rant about "fascists". He never showed up for work again.
I believe there are many of these people out there. The sad thing is that they are made miserable be believing they are working for something evil (the west) when in fact the opposite is true.
It is in part because of my repeated exposure to unhinged leftists that I have come more and more to doubt that all of our differences can be worked out by talking (or voting).
When one watches the videos of Palestinian children being told Jews are pigs and drink Arab blood, of them learning to chant "Death to America" in primary school, one realizes sadly that our problems with them (and Israels) will probably not be solved by a better leader or the passage of a little time, or some brilliant diplomatic proposal for the Secretary of State. Things will have to take their course.
Sadly I have come to feel much the same about the hard-left in America.