How Nice of the Liberal Left to Weaponize College Rules for Conservatives

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How Nice of the Liberal Left to Weaponize College Rules for Conservatives

Shel­don Cooper: Actu­ally, I’m here to file a com­plaint. Some­one has used sex­ual lan­guage that I found to be offen­sive.
Janine Davis: And who would that be?
Shel­don Cooper: You, you dirty birdy! I’ve been think­ing about those things you said to me yes­ter­day, and I’ve come to the con­clu­sion that they’ve made me very uncom­fort­able. So be a dear and grab me one of those com­plaint forms.

The Big Bang The­ory: The Egg Salad Equiv­a­lency 2013

Shortly after the Elec­tion Glenn Reynolds wrote about how post Trump col­lege cam­pus have become kinder­garten:

The response to the shock has been to turn cam­puses into kinder­garten. The Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan Law School announced a ”post-​election self-​care” event with “food” and “play,” includ­ing “col­or­ing sheets, play dough (sic), pos­i­tive card-​making, Legos and bub­bles with your fel­low law stu­dents.” (Embar­rassed by the atten­tion, UM Law scrubbed the announce­ment from its web­site, per­haps con­cerned that peo­ple would won­der whether its grad­u­ates would require Legos and bub­bles in the event of stress­ful litigation.)

Stan­ford emailed its stu­dents and fac­ulty that psy­cho­log­i­cal coun­sel­ing was avail­able for those expe­ri­enc­ing “uncer­tainty, anger, anx­i­ety and/​or fear” fol­low­ing the elec­tion. So did the Uni­ver­sity of Michigan’s Flint cam­pus.

Mean­while, even the Ivy League wasn’t immune, with the Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia (Trump’s alma mater) cre­at­ing a post-​election safe space with pup­pies and col­or­ing books:

A few weeks later (Yes­ter­day that is) Reynolds talked about how col­leges are mak­ing things dif­fi­cult for con­ser­v­a­tives on cam­pus:

Har­vard stu­dent Emily Hall watched the elec­tion results at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Gov­ern­ment and, as one of the minor­ity of Trump sup­port­ers there, saw her pro-​Hillary class­mates lit­er­ally sob­bing as the results came in. “I felt bad for them,” she told The Boston Her­ald. “But I also rec­og­nize that peo­ple would not have felt bad for me if I had been the one crying.”

At least some­times peo­ple are hon­est. When SUNY Buffalo’s law school held a forum on the elec­tion and its trau­mas, the Dean, Jim Gard­ner, remarked that if some­one else had won, “we would not be here.” But he then went on to attribute Trump’s elec­tion to “pro­found demo­c­ra­tic imma­tu­rity,” imply­ing, I guess, that Trump sup­port­ers are imma­ture. I’m sure that made the Trump sup­port­ers among his fac­ulty and stu­dent body feel included.

Peo­ple who study pat­terns of dis­crim­i­na­tion talk about behav­iors like “oth­er­ing,” about mar­gin­al­iza­tion, and about microag­gres­sions. But in my expe­ri­ence, these behav­iors are promi­nent in the world of acad­e­mia, and they’re often aimed at con­ser­v­a­tive or lib­er­tar­ian stu­dents and fac­ulty who depart from what­ever the cur­rent left-​leaning ortho­doxy is.

This has been going on long before the elec­tion but some peo­ple are fight­ing back:

Attor­ney Jef­frey Rob­bins wrote to Babson’s lawyers yes­ter­day say­ing the college’s han­dling of the inci­dent “badly defamed” his client, and that Bab­son is “liable to Parker for the tort of defama­tion and, it would appear, for vio­la­tions of the Mass­a­chu­setts Civil Rights statute under the com­mon law, for the inten­tional and neg­li­gent inflic­tion of emo­tional distress.”

Rob­bins is call­ing for the col­lege to retract state­ments its offi­cials made impugn­ing the pair, offer a pub­lic apol­ogy and with­draw inter­nal charges of harass­ment and dis­or­derly conduct.

And do you know what’s inter­est­ing about the var­i­ous state and fed­eral laws and cam­pus reg­u­la­tions con­cern­ing defama­tion, emo­tional dis­tress and unwel­come envi­ron­ments. None of these laws have the words: “These rules don’t apply if these acts are done against con­ser­v­a­tives in gen­eral and Trump sup­port­ers in particular.”

So if you are a Trump sup­porter at a col­lege who is doing this, or at a com­pany like Kellogg’s and find your­self in a “hos­tile envi­ron­ment” remem­ber all of these laws and rules are there for the using and the best part about it is as our friends Al Sharp­ton and Jessie Jack­son have demon­strated, Large Cor­po­ra­tions and Col­leges with deep endow­ments are the per­fect tar­gets for these type of complaints.

The Moral of the story , this now famous tweet

applies just as well to schools and states that have weaponized laws and rules for three to four decades.

Punch back twice as hard.

If you’d like to help sup­port inde­pen­dent non MSM jour­nal­ism and opin­ion like from writ­ers all over the nation like RH, Fausta, JD Rucker Christo­pher Harper, Pat Austin, and John Ruberry plus seveal mon­thy & part time writ­ers work­ing here along with Juli­tee and want to help pay their monthly wages (and the Car­toon­ist I’m look­ing to hire, details here)please con­sider hit­ting DaTipJar.




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Sheldon Cooper: Actually, I’m here to file a complaint. Someone has used sexual language that I found to be offensive.
Janine Davis: And who would that be?
Sheldon Cooper: You, you dirty birdy! I’ve been thinking about those things you said to me yesterday, and I’ve come to the conclusion that they’ve made me very uncomfortable. So be a dear and grab me one of those complaint forms.

The Big Bang Theory: The Egg Salad Equivalency 2013

Shortly after the Election Glenn Reynolds wrote about how post Trump college campus have become kindergarten:

The response to the shock has been to turn campuses into kindergarten. The University of Michigan Law School announced a ”post-election self-care” event with “food” and “play,” including “coloring sheets, play dough (sic), positive card-making, Legos and bubbles with your fellow law students.” (Embarrassed by the attention, UM Law scrubbed the announcement from its website, perhaps concerned that people would wonder whether its graduates would require Legos and bubbles in the event of stressful litigation.)

Stanford emailed its students and faculty that psychological counseling was available for those experiencing “uncertainty, anger, anxiety and/or fear” following the election. So did the University of Michigan’s Flint campus.

Meanwhile, even the Ivy League wasn’t immune, with the University of Pennsylvania (Trump’s alma mater) creating a post-election safe space with puppies and coloring books:

A few weeks later (Yesterday that is) Reynolds talked about how colleges are making things difficult for conservatives on campus:

Harvard student Emily Hall watched the election results at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and, as one of the minority of Trump supporters there, saw her pro-Hillary classmates literally sobbing as the results came in. “I felt bad for them,” she told The Boston Herald. “But I also recognize that people would not have felt bad for me if I had been the one crying.”

At least sometimes people are honest. When SUNY Buffalo’s law school held a forum on the election and its traumas, the Dean, Jim Gardner, remarked that if someone else had won, “we would not be here.” But he then went on to attribute Trump’s election to “profound democratic immaturity,” implying, I guess, that Trump supporters are immature. I’m sure that made the Trump supporters among his faculty and student body feel included.

People who study patterns of discrimination talk about behaviors like “othering,” about marginalization, and about microaggressions. But in my experience, these behaviors are prominent in the world of academia, and they’re often aimed at conservative or libertarian students and faculty who depart from whatever the current left-leaning orthodoxy is.

This has been going on long before the election but some people are fighting back:

Attorney Jeffrey Robbins wrote to Babson’s lawyers yesterday saying the college’s handling of the incident “badly defamed” his client, and that Babson is “liable to Parker for the tort of defamation and, it would appear, for violations of the Massachusetts Civil Rights statute under the common law, for the intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.”

Robbins is calling for the college to retract statements its officials made impugning the pair, offer a public apology and withdraw internal charges of harassment and disorderly conduct.

And do you know what’s interesting about the various state and federal laws and campus regulations concerning defamation, emotional distress and unwelcome environments.  None of these laws have the words:  “These rules don’t apply if these acts are done against conservatives in general and Trump supporters in particular.”

So if you are a Trump supporter at a college who is doing this, or at a company like Kellogg’s and find yourself in a “hostile environment”  remember all of these laws and rules are there for the using and the best part about it is as our friends Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson have demonstrated, Large Corporations and Colleges with deep endowments are the perfect targets for these type of complaints.

The Moral of the story , this now famous tweet

applies just as well to schools and states that have weaponized laws and rules for three to four decades.

Punch back twice as hard.

If you’d like to help support independent non MSM journalism and opinion like from writers all over the nation like RH, Fausta, JD Rucker Christopher Harper, Pat Austin, and John Ruberry plus seveal monthy & part time writers working here along with Julitee and want to help pay their monthly wages (and the Cartoonist I’m looking to hire, details here)please consider hitting DaTipJar.




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