Saturday, March 04, 2017

Middlebury's Shameful Suppression

Charles Murray was invited by students to speak at Middlebury College by a conservative group.  The college accepted this invitation, and the president of the college spoke before Murray.  She said clearly that Middlebury was liberal, while Murray was not, but that as liberals, the college was open to listening to opposing views.

Whereupon liberal students shouted down Murray to the point that he had to leave the room.  The college attempted to interview him in a separate location, streaming the interview back to the original hall, but that was shouted down, too.

Murray's car was attacked.

Worse, a professor who had helped with the interview was physically attacked, ending up in a neck brace.

But worst of all, the college has taken no disciplinary action against the suppressors.  I think  they should at least be suspended, with notation, for the rest of the year, and have to reapply for admission.

This is exactly the kind of mob action that the fascists engaged in, which these same liberals so fear and condemn.

1 comment:

CJ said...

"The ends justify the means," seems to be the mentality of today's culture warfare - basic respect, dignity, and humility be damned. It's pretty sad what some people will say and do in order oppose (at least perceived) wrongheaded attitudes and the people who promote them, failing to realize that their words and actions only generate new issues and nothing else. In the end all it really does is hasten tribal resentment and division in society at large, which among many other things encourages and enables the use of violence and intimidation like the kind in this story.