Rooster Cogburn: You can’t serve papers on a rat, baby sister. You gotta kill him or let him be.

True Grit 1969

It’s generally a bad idea to speculate about news while it’s happening but I’m going to make some predictions concerning the Paris attacks

Hungary’s border fence will cease being mocked and start being copied.

The citizen Militia that Pam Geller talked about in the German town of Magdeburg will be copied all over Europe

Incidentally no major network will invite Pam or Robert Spencer to comment on these events

Within 48 hours the major networks will have stories of how Muslims in Europe are terrified of retaliation over these attacks (It’s already started on twitter)

During tomorrow’s Democrat debate The Democrat Candidates will go out of their way to both condemn the Paris attacks & insist that these attacks have nothing to do with Islam or Muslim immigration but will insist that they will have strong safeguards for said immigrants

The College students tweeting under the Hashtags #millionstudentmarch & #amherstuprising will not grasp the foolishness of crying oppression at the same time that people are being murdered in the streets.

If any of the targets are jewish then the exodus of Jews from Europe to Israel will accelerate.

Parties opposing Muslim Immigration will begin winning majorities in Europe.

Finally I started this post with a quote about rats, you have to kill them or let them be, I predict Europe will let them be.

 

Update:  It’s been an hour since I put up this post, and the battle cry of the MSM seems to be “Remember the Narrative!”

Update 2: sooper Mexican proves me right

Update 3: An Instalanche was not one of my predictions, A follow up post the next morning on what has come true is here.

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I’m of a generation where college administrators were still expected to uphold codes of moral conduct as part of a policy called In Loco Parentis. By the time I hit college the times had been a-changing for well over a decade, but the policy was still evoked here and there.

The curious thing is, in order to uphold codes of moral conduct, you must have one in the first place: A Judeo-Christian ethic based on the Ten Commandments (if Christian, add the Sermon of the Mount), a sense of the value of virtue, a work ethic, and thorough respect and familiarity with the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights are good places to start.

How many of those highly-placed, overpaid in academia believe in respect any of the above? It’s hardly surprising that the administrators cave in. I’ll add to that, that when you have no sense of the value of learning-from-failure, you are not teaching.

The In Loco Parentis policy has evolved (emphasis added),

In loco parentis has moved from being primarily a right of restraint and coercion used to discipline students to being a duty of school officials to protect those same students. School personnel have authority over students by virtue of in loco parentis and a concomitant duty to protect those students.

So now we have a whole social movement (most saliently in academia) dedicated to the protection of snowflake showers. Here’s the catch:

LIFE IS TOUGH AND THEN YOU DIE

That is reality, my friends.

Success comes from hard work, and from learning from one’s failures and mistakes. Learning to let go of offenses (real or imagined) is a sign of maturity.* Anyone who believes that life is about a never-ending series of mollycoddling sessions where they are never offended is crazy. Let me look up that old-fashioned word for you:

Crazy
[krey-zee]
1. mentally deranged; demented; insane.
2. senseless; impractical; totally unsound

Unlike Latin, where in loco means in place of, in Spanish loco means crazy (see above definition), so now we have the locos running the academic joints. I too, say, let them burn.

I’d add “put that in your pipe and smoke it,” but life is short and it’s time to put away the bong, dude, and get to work.

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S. and Latin American politics, news, and culture at Fausta’s Blog

(*Sentence added after posting the first time.)

The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.

Thomas Sowell

It’s axiomatic in battle that first thing one should do if one’s enemies are destroying each other get out of the way and let them.

That’s why the more I think about what is going on at the various liberal universities, the more I think we need to let it happen. Here are some reasons why:

First: All the primary targets of all of these attacks, professors, college presidents, administrations are the entrenched liberals who helped create these systems, with the paucity of conservatives in these positions of there seems little point in trying to extract these people would happily see us be ruined from the consequences of their own mess.

Second because you are dealing with various liberal constituencies it is likely to divide them come election day. If you have black voters angry at progressive liberals, if you have feminists  Every single thing that causes liberals to stay home at the polls makes us stronger.

Third: The more these colleges fall apart the stronger the small conservative & Religious colleges our there like Hillsdale and St. Thomas Moore become attractive, both as a place to get an actual education and to steal a line from the left a “safe space” both for the geek science student who is terrified of saying the wrong thing being destroyed, the practical student who just wants to learn and to employers who want people who will actually work without drama.

Fourth: Just as Amazon revolutionized Shopping online education is in many ways a future of Education. The younger generation is already used to interacting with each other via their laptop, phone, game system and PC. It is a natural thing for education to head in that direction and a great chance for Conservatives to get in on the ground floor of this movement.

Fifth: The parents who send their children to these institutions vote. As they continue to collapse into insanity the parents who realize they are being scammed by these institution will have a choice, continue to accept it and be taken, or demand action. After all it’s their money and their children and if they’re happy to be fleeced it’s on them.

And finally like most people caught in destructive behavior you have to reach rock bottom before you realize where you are. None of these people will actually learn until they suffer the consequences of their actions so let them, like the fools they are, learn in that most harsh of classrooms, reality. Maybe with luck, some of the institution that aren’t so far gone may even change course before they reach that point. They have to get there themselves until it hurts they just plain wont.

Maybe once this happens, we can return and rebuild these institutions in the image of their founders but for now, I say let them burn.

Update: Glenn Reynolds:

In light of these campus scandals, will we see more, or less, human, financial, and reputational capital flowing to higher education in the future?

Update 2: AOSHQ

Academia delenda est.

Update 3: Jonah Goldberg gets it

And it is fitting. It is just. It’s almost frick’n Biblical in its justness. You see, there is precious little bigotry and prejudice on college campuses. But the bulk of what does exist is aimed almost entirely at the guys and gals chilling at the tailgate party. Pro-life Christians, Israel-supporting Jews, libertarian professors, conservative scholars, climate-change skeptics, traditionalists of every stripe including classical liberals, and, of course, people who can take a joke: These make up the bulk of the victims of campus bigotry and prejudice. I can’t tell you how many professors I’ve met who have to keep their conservatism secret, at least until tenure, if not forever. I’ve never met or heard of a faculty member who had to keep her Marxism on the down-low.

and some student’s think the fight is worth having:

Lastly, we are disappointed in students like ourselves, who were scared into silence. We are not racist for having different opinions. We are not immoral because we don’t buy the flawed rhetoric of a spiteful movement. We are not evil because we don’t want this movement to tear across our campuses completely unchecked.

We are no longer afraid to be voices of dissent.

Perhaps there is hope for the universities yet.
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