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The Big Lie Exposed: Liberals Hate Diversity
Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2014 | Jeff Crouere

Posted on 05/11/2014 12:32:22 PM PDT by Kaslin

Liberals are always preaching the values of diversity and inclusion. Regrettably, such platitudes are just rhetoric, because upon closer examination liberals hate diversity.

As evidence, just examine some recent and disturbing activities on the campus of Rutgers University. After former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice was invited to give the commencement address, liberals went crazy. In February, the faculty council passed a resolution demanding that the university withdraw their invitation to Rice. Thereafter, student protesters stormed the office of the Rutgers President to express their disapproval of the selection and condemn Rice as a war criminal.

What is ironic in this whole series of events is that Rice no conservative, but a very moderate Republican, who just happened to serve in the George W. Bush administration. Her academic and professional credentials are extraordinary and Rutgers students should have been extremely grateful to have someone of her caliber address them.

Unfortunately, only negative protests were heard from students and faculty, so Dr. Rice eventually decided to decline the invitation. In her letter to the university, Rice noted that “I have defended America’s belief in free speech and the exchange of ideas. These values are essential to the health of our democracy.”

Sadly, it seems that universities are no longer committed to free speech or open debate as only liberalism is allowed. This trend has been occurring across the nation for years. Whereas, universities are supposed to be laboratories for free discussion, embracing all ideological viewpoints; upon closer examination, liberalism is not only dominant, it is unchallenged.

On a regular basis, conservative speakers are either completely shunned or, if they are invited, verbally and even physically attacked on campus. Conservative commentator Ann Coulter, among many others, has been targeted. Today, even moderates like Dr. Rice are unwelcome.

Among the top universities in the nation, the commencement speaker list for 2014 is a Who’s Who of liberalism. Delivering graduation addresses this year will be former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Harvard University, Secretary of State John Kerry at Yale University, former Vice President Al Gore at Princeton University, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the University of California- Berkeley, MSNBC host Chris Matthews at Ohio State University, President Barack Obama at the University of California-Irvine and First Lady Michelle Obama at Dillard University in New Orleans.

At none of these universities will there be protests from conservatives outraged at the liberal commencement speaker. Conservatives understand that the overwhelming majority of college professors and administrators are liberal. They are also not threatened by a liberal giving a speech. They are secure in their beliefs and will listen with respect, even if they disagree.

In contrast, liberals are totally threatened by an opposing viewpoint. They are not at all secure in their beliefs and are worried about their set of principles being tested by a contrary position. Thus, liberals exploded with discontent at the idea of Condoleezza Rice speaking at their university.

Liberal thought is pervasive and is dominant at almost all colleges and universities in the nation. As a result, parents pay $60,000 per year in tuition at prestigious institutions such as Tulane University for professors like Melissa Harris Perry of MSNBC and James Carville, former Clinton advisor.

It is no wonder that students graduate from college and then vote for Democrat candidates. It is only through experience and trying to maintain a household, paying taxes, opening a business, dealing with bureaucracy and red tape that many of these brain washed youngsters begin to see the fallacies of liberal policies in action.

Thus, the real world proves to be a more valuable teaching tool than the liberal indoctrination in those ivory towers.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: freedomofspeech; liberalacademia

1 posted on 05/11/2014 12:32:22 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

They don’t look at Ms. Rice as a Black woman. They look at her as a war monger. They feel the same with Hillary Clinton at least the ultra left do.


2 posted on 05/11/2014 12:37:42 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Kaslin

They even hate “diversity” of those they claim to love

The “not in my neighborhood!” types . .they’re a dime a dozen. You won’t see a lib living in a minoritiy neighborhood or sending their little spoiled brats to minority schools.

They run for the cover of conservative areas.


3 posted on 05/11/2014 12:50:30 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: Kaslin

The MSM and Hollywood preach liberal indoctrination 24/7 until they are out of sight then it’s another story the only reason they don’t rat each other out because all of them would be exposed.
More news is hid than told agenda is the number one game.


4 posted on 05/11/2014 12:51:13 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Kaslin

I would never send any of my children to a liberal college nor would I send my money there.
My children and I attend conservative faith based colleges where sound rational principles are taught.


5 posted on 05/11/2014 12:51:20 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: napscoordinator

The Left looks at Dr Rice as a “race traitor” for failing to think like they believe black people should think. Now where have I heard that idea before...?


6 posted on 05/11/2014 12:52:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Kaslin

Just today I attended my daughters College Graduation.

Gwen Ifill was the commencement speaker and at least she didn’t get political.

However, there was an undergrad student speaker that was introduced as a champion for virtually everything the left is doing to destroy our country.

The audience seemed compelled to applaud his progressive positions out of guilt and an overwhelming desire to be seen as “Non-Judgmental”. That is the extent of the left, “Hashtag” I care.


7 posted on 05/11/2014 12:57:55 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Kaslin

It’s totalitarianism.

I didn’t know Obama was giving the address at UCI, or as we affectionately call it, University of Chinese Immigrants.

The Democrats are and have been taking over Universities in a rather direct way — rather than just owning hearts and minds of faculty and administrators — via the establishment of Institutes which operate outside of traditional university governance and structure, eg outside any departmental authority or oversight.


8 posted on 05/11/2014 1:00:05 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Kaslin

Diversity is not doing any country any good.

If the Balkans are all screwed up because of their diversity (which is much less widespread than ours) what do you think it is doing to America?

And let’s not think that we are better people than those living in the Balkans.


9 posted on 05/11/2014 1:02:39 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Kaslin
Liberals Hate Diversity

That the left is wildly hypocritical is a given. But I don't care for diversity either...

10 posted on 05/11/2014 1:03:22 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Kaslin

My take on this is that I wouldn’t deny them the right freedom of association, but I bitterly resent them denying it to me while practicing it themselves.


11 posted on 05/11/2014 1:04:20 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Kaslin
Regrettably, such platitudes are just rhetoric, because upon closer examination liberals hate diversity.

Not only are libtard principles lousy, but their virtues are lousy. They lack the integrity to be loyal to their own principles

12 posted on 05/11/2014 1:05:18 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Kaslin

Not only do they hate real diversity, in their souls they don’t really believe it exists.

They sincerely believe everybody in the world wants to be just like them, that the only reason an Afghan warlord isn’t a tenured professor of Womyn’s Studies at Princeton is lack of opportunity.

They quite literally do not believe anybody has other belief systems or goals.


13 posted on 05/11/2014 1:26:08 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Kaslin

First of all, it’s been “wrong” to disagree with liberalism in college for the past 40 years. The professors tell students what to think then the students are to regurgitate what they’ve been “taught”. Do otherwise and fail the course.

Second, I assume the cost of obama’s 5 AF1 jumbo jets to fly him to the university to read words from the teleprompter that were written by someone else will be paid for by the taxpayer.


14 posted on 05/11/2014 1:54:55 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: WilliamRobert

Exactly. It’s bad enough that the government indoctrination centers turn children against their parents and all that’s decent and good, but to add insult to injury, those parents pay through the nose, go into debt, to have it done to their kids. It’s like the Chinese charging the families of those executed, for the bullets used in their execution.


15 posted on 05/11/2014 2:49:46 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Kaslin

I heard her replacement was something called Snooky -the idiocracy lives


16 posted on 05/11/2014 2:56:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Kaslin

Diverse conservative Americans are to be ridiculed and called names for not living up to the stereotype that the liberals have chosen for them. Whadda a country! Liberals suck.


17 posted on 05/11/2014 3:07:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Kaslin

This is our own fault. Today, Kids graduating the Ivy league have less education than an 80s High School grad. Sending your kids to college is an expertize in wasted money and potential.

Buy the kid a laptop and get them in an online business school or send them to a trade/engineering school to learn something that will make them money and provide a needed service while all the PHD gay art majors beg for burger jobs.

Stop wrecking your and corrupting them. We spend 20ish years as parents to send them to have everything we taught destroyed? What the hell is wrong with people?


18 posted on 05/11/2014 3:09:42 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Kaslin

progressive ,liberal democrats or whatever they want to call themselves are excrement.


19 posted on 05/11/2014 3:24:27 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: Kaslin; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; Eleutheria5; Slings and Arrows; holdonnow; theothercheek; Hildy; ...
Liberals are always preaching the values of diversity and inclusion.

Correction: Liberals are always preaching the values of perversity and intrusion!

20 posted on 05/11/2014 3:57:15 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: GeronL

They also had a racist caricature of her as a buck-toothed “native” wearing earrings with skulls dangling from them, as well as wearing a necklace of skulls. How enlightened! /s


21 posted on 05/11/2014 5:01:17 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Kaslin

If only it were true.

War is Peace.
Freedom is Slavery
Diversity is Our Strength


22 posted on 05/11/2014 5:18:55 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: justiceseeker93

diversity and inclusion. VS perversity and intrusion!

I like your Juxtaposition !


23 posted on 05/11/2014 5:20:50 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Kaslin

I think this is great. It just helps build a groundswell for defunding public subsidies for universities.


24 posted on 05/11/2014 5:26:09 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Two parties, one agenda. It's the uniparty.)
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To: Kaslin

“At none of these universities will there be protests from conservatives outraged at the liberal commencement speaker. Conservatives understand that the overwhelming majority of college professors and administrators are liberal. They are also not threatened by a liberal giving a speech. They are secure in their beliefs and will listen with respect, even if they disagree.”

Maybe we should, just to get the liberals to give a speech about tolerating opposing points of view, only to point out their hypocrisy.


25 posted on 05/11/2014 6:38:55 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: justiceseeker93

Diversity of pigment and accent. Soul-crushing uniformity of thought.


26 posted on 05/12/2014 3:45:29 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Diversity of pigment and accent. Soul-crushing uniformity of thought.

Yes, the soul crushing uniformity of thought is a constant in all totalitarian societies.

"Diversity of pigment and accent" is a means to the soul-crushing uniformity of thought.

27 posted on 05/12/2014 7:44:55 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Monorprise

You’re right. They don’t respect our respect, they use it against us, along the lines of mistaking kindness for weakness.


28 posted on 05/12/2014 9:54:34 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Kaslin
There is a bit of naivete here. The "Diversity" Cult has never been about respecting the meaningful differences among people. It is the American & Western European Left's method of undermining the actual diversity of nations, communities, etc.. It has the same effect as the Stalinist forced settlement of ethnic Russians in other parts of the former Soviet Domain, in order to break up the possibility of effective resistance to Communist tyranny.

The social disintegration, today, in parts of the Ukraine, is the obvious result.

There are a number of Leftist motives for this sort of result. Stalin's was obvious. But a more common one in the West is the breakdown of National identity & pride to break up the natural resistance to a "World Government." Another is the compulsive egalitarian war on the reality of actual human differences. By falsely pretending to embrace those differences, those preaching political correctness have achieved the exact opposite result.

William Flax

29 posted on 05/12/2014 10:10:09 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: justiceseeker93

Remember L’Engel’s Wrinkle In Time?


30 posted on 05/12/2014 3:27:29 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


31 posted on 05/12/2014 8:24:13 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: mrsmel

“You’re right. They don’t respect our respect, they use it against us, along the lines of mistaking kindness for weakness.”

That appears to have been the operating attitude of the left for the last 30 years.

Like spoiled children they don’t recognize any suffering but their own. We play nice they just demand more favoritism towards themselves. We compromise they smell blood. They are viciously self-centered hypocrites in adult bodies, and we should make our desires and issues known.

We are no less important than they are except that we don’t need them as State slaves to be happy.


32 posted on 05/13/2014 3:35:02 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Zeneta

The audience seemed compelled to applaud his progressive positions out of guilt and an overwhelming desire to be seen as “Non-Judgmental”.

_________________

Time to fold one’s arms and hiss.


33 posted on 05/13/2014 3:45:50 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Kaslin

Liberals simply hate. They have nothing else to offer.


34 posted on 05/13/2014 5:51:14 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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