Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Malkin: VT Students Were Wimps and It's the Liberals' Fault

More of that Conservative Compassion--Michelle Malkin on the Virginia Tech Massacre:

There’s no polite way or time to say it: American colleges and universities have become coddle industries. Big Nanny administrators oversee speech codes, segregated dorms, politically correct academic departments, and designated “safe spaces” to protect students selectively from hurtful (conservative) opinions—while allowing mob rule for approved leftist positions (textbook case: Columbia University’s anti-Minuteman Project protesters).

Instead of teaching students to defend their beliefs, American educators shield them from vigorous intellectual debate. Instead of encouraging autonomy, our higher institutions of learning stoke passivity and conflict-avoidance.

And as the erosion of intellectual self-defense goes, so goes the erosion of physical self-defense.


David Terrenoire said...

There's a reason I haven't posted anything about the Virginia Tech shootings. I read things like Malkin and blogs in a tizzy, right and left, about guns and gun control, and I have to turn away.

This is a real human tragedy, one that causes me to think about our place in this extended family, the pain a mother must feel waiting for that call that tells her her child is safe, the darkness that would bring a young man to do this horrible thing, and the trauma the survivors feel now and will feel for years, wondering why the kid next to them is dead and they're not.

Malkin, the asshat at the NRO, they all make me slightly nauseated with their pouncing on this tragedy in order to score a cheap partisan political point.

These are horrid human beings. Absolutely horrid.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

It's nice to know that in the face of such mindless violence, and savage tragedy, people can be trusted to set aside promotion of their careers, their political stance, their need for narcissistic self aggrandizement.

Oh, wait. I'm sorry, that's the next universe over.

Listening to NPR yesterday, which, of course, labels me some left wing liberal nutball (I wonder how my stance on the second amendment figures into that?), I hear that within hours of the news, companies were gobbling up adspace on Google for search terms like Virginia Tech, Campus, Shooting, Massacre.

The wheels of commerce keep on-a-runnin'.

I fucking hate people sometimes.

Graham said...

People aren't all bad. Several people risked their lives to barricade the doors against the killer, and at least one died, a 77-year-old professor and Holocaust survivor. His students all survived.

No one who has not been in a situation like this (me, for example) knows how they will react, and to criticize the actions of others is really asinine.

Phoebe Fay said...

I'm so appalled by these two posts, I can't even put words together to describe how awful this is.

And at the same time, I am not surprised at this.

I wish humans surprised me more often.