By Irene F. Starkehaus -
University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin resigned their positions this week amid racial controversies just as black university students divulged a list of demands to be met before members of the football team would return to their football related duties.
Donald Cupps, the chairman of the Board of Curators, said the body was prepared to meet with the student protesters. The board also announced it would take several steps to address some of the protesters' concerns, including the creation of a diversity and inclusion officer for the entire University of Missouri system, a review of student and faculty code of conduct, and that the system will create a new task force to address issues of race and equity on campus.
Capping off what many describe as a lackluster season on the football field, the team players are now making up for their athletic ho-hum with what is either a commanding demonstration of their labor negotiation skills or their recent matriculation into extortion practices – this all depends on your perspective, mind you…
…Although, depending on your perspective, you might want to keep your opinions to yourself while on campus since campus police have asked students to report any hateful of hurtful speech to the MUPD.
Exactly who gets to act as judge and jury over what constitutes hateful or hurtful speech remains unclear. One can only hope that punishments will be lenient until the university's forthcoming Ministry of Public Enlightenment can publish an unabridged list of punishable thought crimes and misdemeanors along with how much time will be served for each offense.
I'm jesting about that last part, but isn't it just a little crazy that that joke isn't far from becoming the truth? If you are wondering how authoritarianism takes hold of an otherwise reasonable people, behold Mizzou…and it's coming to a university near you.
Since Mizzou faculty members can now be seen on video leading students in aggressive acts against the media - i.e. Audience Studies, Theories of Gender and Sexuality, and Media Literacy Professor Melissa Click is documented on the website Mediaite.com offering this exchange with a student reporter…
When another student was filming inside the "[media] safe space," Click approaches him. "You need to get out! You need to get out!" she tells him.
"I actually don't," he responded simply (and accurately).
Click then grabs his camera, but can't get him to turn it off. "Hey, who wants to help me get this reporter out of here!" she shouts. "I need some muscle over here!"
Obviously, documentation of deteriorating interpersonal conditions will be difficult to achieve if the press can't show the whole story. As to whether the student reporter being censured by the university's communications professor was then duly reported to the MUPD for hurtful speech, this has been neither confirmed nor denied at this time.
The race baiting at the University of Missouri and a growing number of campuses around the country startles a lot of people who haven't really been privy to the growing radicalism of students and professors in recent decades.
Obviously the radical actions invite outrage from taxpayers who willingly funded these schools for the betterment of young minds. This emergent awareness on the part of parents leads many conservative voices (who have long been pointing to the radicalized and tenured professors at leading universities) to offer succinct nonchalance as their retort.
The chickens finally come home to roost in this blowback against the very systems that bred hatemongering in the first place, and that's somehow supposed to satisfy the justifiable indignation. Take Glenn Beck of the Blaze for instance:
"I am absolutely for these football players," he said sarcastically, later questioning what Wolfe could do about their complaints because "it's not within his purview."
"I say let it burn itself out, because there's no other way out of this," Beck said. "The universities have to feel the full wrath of what they've created. What they're doing is they're creating it, then they're shipping it out onto us."
Ugh. Great advice. Just kick the problem down the road. Again.
Seriously. Consider the students' list of demands as a blueprint for what's in store for the oft disparaged scape goats of the Left – the so called "white privileged" who remain the sole concentration of blame for everything that has ever gone wrong in the history of humankind – if we don't address the growing hatred and intolerance of light skinned men. Take this particular ultimatum from the Mizzou football players…please:
We demand that the University of Missouri creates and enforces comprehensive racial awareness and inclusion curriculum throughout all campus departments and units, mandatory for all students, faculty, staff, and administration. This curriculum must be vetted, maintained, and overseen by a board comprised of students, staff, and faculty of color.
You know, I thought that this dissension among the races was supposed to be eradicated when racial quotas were implemented back in the 1970s. Remember? Going back quite some decades now, white students were put at competitive disadvantages because of the affirmative action placements at universities. Racial quotas demanded passing over white students with better academic skills in favor of minorities. University administrators and the courts insisted that this one tiny act of inequity would level the playing field and end racial tensions for future generations.
And how's that one tiny act of inequity for the greater good working out so far?
Fast forward to 2015 where the well compensated football team of Mizzou will not live up to its scholarship obligations unless (and this I am inferring from their effusive list of demands)…
a) the university allows the football team to choose the university president
b) the current president must debase himself before the student star chamber and apologize for some insidious act of bigotry that as yet remains unnamed and undocumented
c) the football team can dictate compulsory courses and therefore graduation requirements for all students attending the university
d) the pugnacious professors of the social sciences can expand their reach of indoctrination into mental health services
e) grading standards must be altered so that people of color cannot fail
And lo and behold, the university administrators are actually negotiating with the students. Because these little acts of inequity will end racial tension for future generations. Does that about sum it up?
If the university acquiesces to any of these demands…and sadly, that ship has already sailed since the president has been ousted without cause (thereby setting precedent for college football teams throughout the country to get presidents fired for the sin of being white) our national history of academic freedom and integrity will terminate for all intents and purposes. If the university doesn't comply, civil unrest will ensue until either the students get what they want or the military is brought in as a first step in nationalizing state universities.
Got that? Are you wondering about why this is happening right now…where the sudden burst of tension is coming from? I'm hypothesizing that the Black Lives Matter movement is expanding the scope of their project from nationalizing police forces to include nationalized universities as well. That's the end game methinks.
Either way, places of higher learning are now progressively hostile and unsafe environments for Caucasian males where it is becoming increasingly clear that their kind need not apply. Fewer and fewer of them do and for cause. It is because universities are the fertile lands where the idea of nullifying their civil rights is planted and nurtured. Accusations about where they get off being so white devolve into acts of reparation for the now chronic and pussy wound of slavery that only gets worse as minorities scratch and pick to make it bleed. White males are now regularly pressed into the service of white guilt acting as the academic slaves to their gender and racial studies plantation owners who piously block the doors to numerous careers for anyone who won't sit through a semester-long scourging on the privileges of being Caucasian.
Do you want to follow Glenn Beck's advice and let them all burn, or do you want to put out the fire? That requires economic pressures because it is and always has been about the money.
Economic pressure includes a boycott of the university in question and any university that offers courses on how to hate white people – if you don't send your kids to schools that foment hate, you are denying universities their student loan subsidies that artificially inflate the prices of education and perpetuate the proliferation of hate indoctrination. There also needs to be a boycott of corporate sponsors – don't buy from companies that do business with any hostile, anti-white university. There should be a boycott of any team that represents anti-white universities – including basketball, which will put a real damper on March Madness but hey, small sacrifices now or large sacrifices later. Finally, there needs to be a boycott of funding from alumni until the university systems take steps to nurture a truly colorblind environment.