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Yale Students Are Protesting Over an Email Sent to the Student Body on Halloween

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posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:20 PM
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Episode 1: ATTACK OF THE CRYBULLY


Professor Nicholas Christakis lives at Yale, where he presides over one of its undergraduate colleges. His wife Erika, a lecturer in early childhood education, shares that duty. They reside among students and are responsible for shaping residential life. And before Halloween, some students complained to them that Yale administrators were offering heavy-handed advice on what Halloween costumes to avoid.

Erika Christakis reflected on the frustrations of the students, drew on her scholarship and career experience, and composed an email inviting the community to think about the controversy through an intellectual lens that few if any had considered. Her message was a model of relevant, thoughtful, civil engagement.

For her trouble, a faction of students are now trying to get the couple removed from their residential positions, which is to say, censured and ousted from their home on campus. Hundreds of Yale students are attacking them, some with hateful insults, shouted epithets, and a campaign of public shaming. In doing so, they have shown an illiberal streak that flows from flaws in their well-intentioned ideology.


www.theatlantic.com...


Special Snowflakes at Colleges these days can't seem to handle the idea of the RIGHTS OF OTHERS. So of course in typical fashion whenever they are not coddled they do what they know best, Cry victim and prepare the ad hominem cannon. She screams and curses at the professor, he's even asked oh so you support free speech(by a male student), like its a bad thing.

Heres part of the video, theres a longer version out there but I lost the link I had...


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posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Ah, remember the days when colleges were the forefront of free speech?

Not so much today. When unpopular speech is criminalized by the same institutions that used to welcome different thought and free speech, it most certainly appears that freedom of speech is going by the way side. Colleges have become political drone factories, pumping out young adults with the mentality of infants. The world MUST revolve around their feelings!



posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Ya these kids are out of line, nothing was wrong with that email.


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posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

Exactly, his wife touched on that, the infantialization of adults at colleges these day.

You're suppose to go to college and have your ideas challenged, expand your way of thinking, not be afraid of new ideas, at least listen to them...

Screaming SHUT UP F YOU, kinda proves the giant baby syndrome.

You want unstable people like that in charge of anything? I dont want them to even operate a deep fryer, until they get some therapy and become somewhat emotionally grounded.

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posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

It was this guys wife who wrote the email.

Here is him catching over dramatic hell from a student!



This is the part of the email that was SO OFFENSIVE!


I wonder, and I am not trying to be provocative: Is there no room anymore for a child or young person to be a little bit obnoxious... a little bit inappropriate or provocative or, yes, offensive? American universities were once a safe space not only for maturation but also for a certain regressive, or even transgressive, experience; increasingly, it seems, they have become places of censure and prohibition. And the censure and prohibition come from above, not from yourselves! Are we all okay with this transfer of power? Have we lost faith in young people's capacity—in your capacity ­ to exercise self­censure, through social norming, and also in your capacity to ignore or reject things that trouble you?


The New Intolerance of Student Activism

OH! The HORROR!


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posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:32 PM
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Ahh nice to see the indoctrination of public education finally taking seed in the collage level students. /sarc off

Since we no long teach content of relevant meaning, students have the failing of not actually having the ability to learn on their own. They are taught to only listen to what someone with another, higher-level degree tells them. Those people with higher-level degrees in collages, and the professors themselves, are pushing "Hope and change" on the students. The few times I've listened to a few of the local professors where I live, makes me sick to my stomach. They push an agenda.

In which case leads to anyone who expresses a "my rights, freedoms are just as important as yours" type comment, the socialist darlings attack like sharks in a pool of blood.

(I see this in my day to day.. "What do you know, you don't have a degree!")

How far we have fallen. There isn't much further to go, tho.



posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:33 PM
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I just mentioned THIS insanity on the Mizzou thread->

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Political correctness, instituted (pun intended) by those who have made a career of political correctness, being called out in the name of political correctness is somehow wonderful.


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posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:34 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

Nothing like having an ironic jack ass screaming in your face.


She thinks she's liberal, yet doesn't endorse free speech nor the rights of others.

teh lulz is strong.


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posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

So this is one of America's top universities host to our best and brightest?

Our founding fathers must weep for us...I know I do.
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posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:35 PM
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I don't know why the article refers to it as illiberalism. They're still incredibly liberal.

As long as a) the subject is them, personally and b) whatever you're saying agrees with however they feel.

In that instance, they're liberal as hell.



posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:36 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

One very sad fact is that, even on public university campuses, there are free speech *zones.* Also, oftentimes students and student organizations must get the school's permission to practice said free speech.

While we have the freedom of public speech being eroded in our cities with the government permitting you to protest (a type of speech) at their discretion via proper permits, we now have colleges doing the same. Sounds insidiously like colleges are in fact prepping students for the "real world," a world in which they must ask for the governments permission to do practically anything involving guaranteed *rights.*

What a shame.


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posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

I believe your lexicon of "CRYBULLY" will be in the dictionary (Websters as well as Urban) as it is a perfect description of PC hybrid.

#WellDone




posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:40 PM
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originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: seeker1963

One very sad fact is that, even on public university campuses, there are free speech *zones.* Also, oftentimes students and student organizations must get the school's permission to practice said free speech.

While we have the freedom of public speech being eroded in our cities with the government permitting you to protest (a type of speech) at their discretion via proper permits, we now have colleges doing the same. Sounds insidiously like colleges are in fact prepping students for the "real world," a world in which they must ask for the governments permission to do practically anything involving guaranteed *rights.*

What a shame.


Don't forget churches! HLS and it's clergy response teams! Tyranny seems to have crossed ALL boundaries, except for the terrorists who want their country back?



posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:43 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: Lysergic

Ah, remember the days when colleges were the forefront of free speech?

Not so much today. When unpopular speech is criminalized by the same institutions that used to welcome different thought and free speech, it most certainly appears that freedom of speech is going by the way side. Colleges have become political drone factories, pumping out young adults with the mentality of infants. The world MUST revolve around their feelings!



They are the tip of the communist spear. Commies know to get their minions young, shape their putty brains and then be patient until they are loudmouthed voting-age college kids with no f*cking clue.


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posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:46 PM
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...and people wonder why some kids drop out of college.

I dropped out, the first time, in 1986, mostly because I was bored, and Alaska offered not just money, but some adventure.

Twenty years later, I decided to go back and complete my education and history degrees... So, off I go. Woo-hoo.

One of the biggest mistakes of my life. The first thing I noticed was profs don't want you to think, they want rote parroting, just like a remembered from High School...

I didn't kowtow well when I was a kid fresh out of High School, I surely wasn't as a forty something man who had seen a lot of what the world has to offer, both good and bad. Certainly more than 99 percent of the kids, and not many less of the profs, most of whom have no clue what the world really is outside of academia.

When one is an education major and wants to complete ones degree, one must either believe what they're putting out, or be willing to keep silent...I was neither. It didn't end well.

So this intolerance for other ideas isn't a new phenomena. It's been looming for thirty plus years. Seems all those nasty conservatives of yesterday were right, all along. Much of the "enlightened" thinking is just as hidebound and intolerant.


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posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Of course they're liberal, ask 'em, they'll tell you they are.

Until you dare to cross 'em, and disagree with 'em. Then all Hell will break loose.

They're as hidebound as any of those evil Conservatives. Flip sides of the exact same coin.



posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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Those aren't kids - they are grown adults. But they are throwing angry temper tantrums like they are spoiled 5-year-olds.

This is because parents don't discipline their kids anymore. These college students are attending one of the United States most prestigious universities, and their behavior represents a total inability to discipline children in our culture. You wouldn't have seen this behavior 50 years ago when it was okay to spank misbehaving kids. People growing up back then were more polite, respectful, and could hold a conversation without resorting to screaming expletives in someone else's face when they didn't get everything just exactly their way.

If you want your kids to grow up to become respectful, civil adults you need to draw a line sometimes. Sometimes 5 minute timeouts and lunch without dessert isn't enough. Sometimes you have to hit them. That's not wrong if it's done for the sake of discipline.

The students in that video could have used a good spanking when they were younger. Sadly now it's too late.



posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 01:09 PM
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originally posted by: peskyhumans
The students in that video could have used a good spanking when they were younger. Sadly now it's too late.


It's never too late but, the question in my mind is whether they can really ever become contributing members of society.

I suspect some will see the light and have this experience as a reference for recognizing foolishness. The rest will be a burden on everyone around them.



posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 02:10 PM
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The poor gal shouldn't have asked what the problem was if a blonde toddler wanted to dress up as Princess Jasmine.

It was all downhill from there.



posted on Nov, 9 2015 @ 02:14 PM
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The students in that video could have used a good spanking when they were younger. Sadly now it's too late.


Life will administer that spanking in most cases. They'll get into the real world and discover that it doesn't always work that way. Most people have little use for, and will not tolerate, being screamed at.

Consequences will teach them.



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