ANOTHER UNIVERSITY CAVES TO LIBERAL WHINERS
ANDREW WEST THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016
Yet another prestigious university has caved in to liberal crybabies.
As the plague of liberal whiners continue to spread across America, yet another U.S. university is giving in to pressure from the left.
Now it is the University of Oklahoma’s turn to begin coddling its students who are offended when the breeze blows the wrong direction. The university will implement a 24 hour hotline for students to call should they find themselves the victims of the fictitious “micro aggressive” racisms, sexisms, or gender-isms.
“The hotline promises to be a ‘safe place’ for students to raise concerns and report incidents, which is open 24/7 all year round.
“Details of the service were obtained in a contract by The College Fix, in which the service is coined as a ‘bias hotline,’ with the cost of running the service revealed at approximately $15,000 a year.”
This $15,000, of course, will be partially funded by taxpayers at the public university.
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The Quantum State of Consent
Posted: 10 Feb 2018 04:34 PM PST
56% of younger millennials identify as Christian. 2% as Jewish or Muslim. 1% as Buddhist. And 36% as nothing. That's double the number that made up the "nones" among baby boomers. Being a "none" often means having no sense of purpose, except to seek personal happiness and make the world a better place by recycling, opposing Trump and calling out racism. It also means a moral code based on academic analysis of power relationships between races, genders and sexual orientations.
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom," Benjamin Franklin cautioned more simply.
These aren't abstractions. Nor are they measured on some vast scale of civilizations. They define how we live our ordinary lives. They are why this debate is taking place.
Free people consent. But freedom comes from virtue. Freedom without virtue is anarchy. And anarchy ends in brutality and tyranny. That outcome isn't only expressed in riots in the streets. It emerges in smaller and more intimate matters, like the debate over consent.
Freedom of consent is failing. The left wants to replace it with brutality and tyranny. The brutality of online smear campaigns and the tyranny of campus kangaroo courts. But a secular right has no replacement for it either except the more libertarian brutality and tyranny of the individual.
What we forgot is that we don't truly have freedom of consent, until we have purpose.