You gotta love Demo Libs. They’re so doggone predictable. I mean, just when you think the Lefty Looney Bin has been completely emptied – except for Joe Biden, course, but that’s another story – they dredge up someone like Sandra “KBG” Korn. This Harvard senior would make the Kremlin proud any day of the week. And twice on Sunday.
Leave it to an “enlightened” Harvard senior and columnist for the Harvard Crimson to demand free speech be eliminated on campus in order to foster… lock-step indoctrination like the kind DemoLibs decry everywhere else. Yeah. You read that right. As The Daily Caller reported:
If this Harvard University student got her way, free speech on campus would be abolished and professors with dissenting views fired, because radical leftism is the only permissible political philosophy and the First Amendment is a barrier preventing modern colleges from fulfilling their proper role as indoctrination camps.
A columnist for the Harvard Crimson, KGB Korn recently opineth, “If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals?” The column was not so subtly sub-titled, “Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice.”
Oh yes, let’s! While we’re at it, can we also give up on heterophobia, Christophobia, Constitutionalphobia and functional gray matter and the pursuit of truth, freedom, and the American Way?
This really shouldn’t surprise anybody. The KGB Kween is merely giving voice to the logical result of Leftism: exclude all views, opinions and values but your own while loosing the Tolerance Nazis on anyone who dares disagree.
The type of totalitarian, anti-intellectual, anti-free speech and anti-academic views KGB Korn is advocating are the exact opposite of what a classical “liberal studies” education endeavors to impart. Based primarily on the liberal arts, a “liberal education” emphasizes the development of intellectual abilities based on a system or course of education suitable for the cultivation of a free human being.
Do you think it’s the “free human being” thing she missed? Because her version of “oh yes, let’s” would turn institutions of higher education into intellectual gulags and “re-education camps” right out of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
Whatever the case, Ms. KGB Kween was apparently absent the year they taught liberal studies at Harnerd. In a recent column, Korn also unambiguously insisted that the university should stop guaranteeing professors and students the right to hold controversial views and pursue research that challenges liberalism.
Reports The Gateway Pundit:
Korn cited several instances of perspectives that clashed with her own being banned from campus as triumphant examples of the way Harvard should be run. The firing of Subramanian Swamy, a Harvard summer school instructor who was dismissed for his anti-Islamic views, was one such triumph.
She also invoked the academic boycott of Israel — something condemned by Harvard President Drew Faust and numerous other university presidents — as an example of the kind of tactics leftists should defend and use in order to get their way on campus.
Goodness! We wouldn’t a case of Origjnal Thought breaking out on a university campus now, would we?! Students might actually start thinking for themselves instead of brainlessly parroting back every Lefty Loony line spoon fed to them like Gerber’s ! Heavens!
A few more questions for the Pravda meister, just for fun:
- What exactly constitutes “justice,” and who decides?
- Who died and made you God?
- Have you heard of this quaint little document called the U.S. Construction? You might try reading it some time. Especially the preamble and the First Amendment.
- Is Harnerd so desperate for students that it’s now admitting potted plants?
- Does the name”Winston Smith” ring a bell? (That’s from 1984, in case ya slept through English lit. And U.S. History.)
Here’s a Newsflash, Hon:
Maybe your “goals” are neither universal nor divinely inspired, neither is Harvard, people have a right to disagree, and the First Amendment hasn’t yet been rescinded entirely – no thanks to you, chickadee. While you’re at it, better brush up on your Orwell, babe. If you can spell it.
Joke’s On You
Like I said, gotta love DemoLibs. The KGB Kween and crew are so busy being “just” and “fair” and “open-minded” that they have nothing but wind whistling between their ears most of the time. (The rest is taken up with trying to sign up at Healthcare.gov.)
Doubtless Prof. Digory Kirke would never make the grade at Harnerd. Apparently fifty-four thousand smackers and counting can’t buy an ounce of his kind of common sense – or lucidity from the Lefty Looney Bin.