The Fordham University president chewed out the College Republicans for inviting Ann Coulter, a Cornell University School of Law graduate, to speak there, so they chickened out and rescinded the invitation. Now they have second thoughts plus we learn they had been subjected to bullying in various social media, even on the college’s Facebook page.
Academic freedom and all that, huh? Lots of freedom on America’s college campuses if you’re liberal, bullying and hate if you’re not liberal or worse, an avowed conservative.
We send our teenagers to colleges so they can learn to get along with others, acquire knowledge and learn a career for life. They get so much indoctrination from liberal faculty and adminstration that they don’t even know they’re being indoctrinated. They simply begin to accept that these new ways of thinking, this new information is the way the world really is. There is no balance, no attempt to have our kids use critical thinking skills against their professors or liberal ideology. Social ‘Sciences’ are required for classes and the indoctrination in victimization studies that appeal to youthful sensibilities begins. Sensitive idealistic students are extremely vulnerable.
Here’s a new twist: It’s fine that Peter Singer will speak at Fordham, at the behest of the faculty. Singer is an infanticide activist; here’s a quote about him using his own words inside quotation marks:
Singer is indeed well-known, and has made headlines with statements like “the grounds for not killing persons do not apply to newborn infants,” and “killing a disabled infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person. Very often it is not wrong at all.”
So President McShane called Coulter a “bigot” and her speech “hateful” but has no problem at all with Singer. What does that tell you about the state of learning at this supposedly religious university?
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