Skip to comments.The suppression of conservative views in academia is a new McCarthyism, says … Mike Bloomberg
Posted on 05/29/2014 9:46:28 PM PDT by chessplayer
Yes, that Mike Bloomberg, Mayor Big Gulp himself.
It is just a modern form of McCarthyism, Bloomberg said of university censorship of conservatives. Think about the irony: In the 1950s, the right wing was attempting to repress left wing ideas. Today, on many college campuses, it is liberals trying to repress conservative ideas even as conservative faculty members are at risk of becoming an endangered species.
And that is probably nowhere more true than it is here in the Ivy League, declared Bloomberg
In the 2012 presidential race, according to Federal Election Commission data, 96% of all campaign contributions from Ivy League faculty and employees went to Barack Obama, he said. There was more disagreement among the old Soviet politburo than there is among Ivy League donors.
Neither party has a monopoly of truth or God on its side. When 96% of Ivy League donors prefer one candidate to another, you really have to wonder whether students are being exposed to the diversity of views that a great university should offer, Bloomberg continued, occasionally being interrupted by moderate applause.
If youre wondering why this guy would go to bat for conservatives in a venue like this, its probably because Bloomy understands that hes not liberal enough for true believers in the perfect progressive society. Yes, he wants to ban guns and supports gay marriage and believes in climate change and defended the Ground Zero mosque (all of which he was careful to remind the audience of today in defending the right to dissent), but hes also one of the worlds richest people and an ally of Wall Street, a bad thing to be now that the lefts decided that income inequality is Americas Most Important Challenge. Even worse, he oversaw stop-and-frisk in New York City for years,
Pretty much. An oddball, an opportunist, and a nanny, i won’t miss him. Then again, now NY has William Wilhelm III Sandanista.
He's still a nanny state advocate but at least in this instance, he's correct.
And yep - his point will have been proven when he no longer receives invitations to speak at these events.
What’s new about it?
I must be in a very fussy mood tonight (or this morning, as the case may be). WHY can’t the article mention at which Ivy League school he was speaking? I’d venture a guess at Columbia just because it’s in NYC.
One thing about Mikey: he’s given hundreds of millions of his own earned $$$ to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins and to other schools/hospitals as well. He practically donated a whole new children’s center at Hopkins and since they saved my son’s life there when all else had failed, it holds an especially warm spot in my heart.
2.5% voted Green, Communist or such probably
Note that the 96% in academia don’t dispute this, and justify it for the simple reason that the intellectual elite are smarter, and have come to the same “correct” conclusions about political issues.