Sunday, June 4, 2017

Evergreen College The School That Coddles Radicals and Teaches Insanity. We Must Reject Europe and Obama's Approach Towards Radical Islamic Terrorism.

Evergreen College is not where you should send your children if you want them to receive an education.  If you want them radicalized and/or intimidated then it is the perfect college for your children. (See 1 below.)
Many in the mass media have lost all sense of decorum and therefore an ability to report faithfully. As I have said many times, we have become a bar bell nation.  New York and California are inhabited by those whose views do not mesh with the rest of the nation's.  Those in the mass media who inhabit these states and ocean regions live in their own bubble and actually believe they speak for the rest of the nation.

If Trump asked Comey to go easy on his investigation of Flynn that is, in itself, not a violation of the law but it is inappropriate.  If Comey believed Trump was in violation of a specific law then he should have immediately reported this matter to his superiors.  Since he did not that alone would tend to confirm the fact that he brushed it off and gave it no serious weight.

Comey ruined his own reputation by his own behaviour so if he wishes to attack Trump for having been fired then we will have the opportunity to observe that when Comey testifies.

Naturally, no matter what Comey says, anti-Trumpers and Rep. Waters, will remain outraged and continue to press for his impeachment.

The knee jerk response by those who hate Trump is beginning to wear thin and eventually it will boomerang because most Americans are level headed, fair minded and do not live in a bubble. They understand when someone is being unfairly jumped on/treated and eventually they re-act.

This is why Trump won the presidency. Americans finally became fed up with their government, its many failed policies, and the senseless, illogical campaign Clinton ran which overshadowed Trump's own inanities.(See 2 below.)

When it comes to overcoming the radical Islamic Terrorist scourge there is no single answer or solution.

We cannot kill them all, we cannot totally change their mind set, we cannot stop all random or even co-ordinated attacks. That said, we also must not give in to terrorism and learn to live with terrorism as a fait accompli aka the Europeans.

Speaking of Europe, many post colonial nations, obviously, have allowed their nations to be overrun with immigrants from regions they once controlled, perhaps out of guilt and/or to atone for their previous brutal subjugation.   Their policies have been driven by Pc'ism instead of sound logical judgement and, in the case of England and France, they are now paying a heft price.

There are those, like Obama's John Kerry and Susan Rice, who want us to follow the same European pattern. Her message finds favor among the radical left who see everything through a racial prism. The case for focusing on Muslim intransigence is statistically factual and wholly justified.

How we go about our response can either modulate the problem or make it worse. Time will tell what methods we embrace. Obama's approach of ignoring a problem existed and his inability/unwillingness to even define the problem is unworthy of the challenge as well as America.

Obama's PC approach was to be more concerned about the behaviour of those pursuing terrorists than the terrorists themselves. In the pursuit of terrorists Constitutional rights must be preserved and adhered to but these constitutional rights need not be extended to those who are not so legally entitled. Doing so is the practice of  insanity.

To make matters worse we have everything backwards. Courts are now legislating. Congress has become  the Judiciary Branch and Trump is soon to be impeached for beating Clinton and because he opposes Obamacare and Climate Change legislation..

Once again save me from the do gooders!
Off to Athens for another GMOA meeting returning later Tuesday.
1) What I Saw at Evergreen State College

The student antics at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington have recently garnered some national media attention – but not nearly enough.  Tucker Carlson interviewed progressive biology professor Bret Weinstein, who had the moral dexterity to show up to teach his own class as contracted by the college in spite of the fact that students had decided to impose on the campus an anti-white imperialism day.  The point of the student protest was that any white person who came to the college on that particular day was demonstrating that he is not in alliance with their anti-racist crusade.  Blaming Trump's election, such a proposal was a reversal of a long standing practice at the college where students gave themselves a day of absence to protest racism. 

Weinstein, who is Jewish, was alarmed.  In a lengthy interview, he pointed out that such demands have an echo of the fascism of yesteryear and characterized the situation on campus as a witch hunt.  Before showing up to his scheduled class, Weinstein wrote a careful and gracious letter explaining how ill advised such a proposal was to the students organizing the anti-white crusade.  Rather than listen to Weinstein's wisdom, a mob of  students confronted him when he arrived to teach his class.  Quickly spiraling out of control, students charged him with racism and demanded his resignation with many expletives.  Later, the protest erupted into campus anarchy as a student mob seized the library.  Yet the college president, George Bridges, told the police to stand down.  While Bridges has not yet fired Weinstein, as demanded by the students, he did congratulate their courage and proclaim himself appreciative of their activism.

Much more disturbing, it appears that Bridges is actually on the side of the students.  Outside firing Weinstein, Bridges has essentially capitulated.  Weinstein's safety on campus is still a major concern.  His wife, who also teaches on campus, has also been threatened.  It appears that the president's ploy is to allow the circumstances to become so unbearable that it will be unnecessary to fire Weinstein, as it will be easier for him to simply give up and leave on his own.  While Weinstein has received many positive emails supporting him privately, colleagues at Evergreen have for the most part been silent on the crisis.  So far, only Fox News has been willing to expose the crisis on national TV news.

Evergreeners are called "the Fighting Geoducks."  Geoducks are clams.  Evergreen is an anti-traditional college that prides itself on its anti-capitalism, socialism, radical environmentalism, postmodernism, and Marxism, with a special emphasis upon indigenous values that convert the old American melting pot ideal into a subversive form of racist multi-tribalism under the guise of progressive multiculturalism. 

Evergreen professors do not grade students, but they do give them lengthy teacher evaluations.  The students are also required to write their own evaluations of themselves.  While everyone pretty much passes under such lax standards, one does have the freedom to put in as much work as he or she wishes.  Most coast through the college.  Tests are rare.  Yet Evergreen students do a tremendous amount of reading and writing that must also be collectively articulated and discussed with the professor and other students in what they call seminars.  

Evergreen education is based on holism.  All credits are holistically integrated into one course.  For example, as an Evergreen graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (1985-89), I took a 32-credit course my freshman year entitled "Political Ecology" that was two quarters long.  While it was largely a nonstop attack on Christianity and capitalism for helping precipitate the ecological crisis of modern times, all of the credits were divided among ecological studies, agricultural studies, Native American studies, geography, evolutionary biology, and creative writing, among other credits.  In the spring, I took a course called "Thinking Straight" (16 credits) that consisted of credits in philosophy, English, creative writing, and logic.  My favorite course at Evergreen was "The Classical World," which lasted my entire sophomore year (48 credits).  We began with the early Greeks in the fall and ended with early Christianity in the spring, reading through much of St. Augustine's City of God.

My junior year was given over to "Political Economy" (32 credits) in the fall and winter, followed up by "Race, Class, and Gender" (16 credits) in the spring.  Such a year presaged many of the political convulsions now rocking America, with no small thanks to the Obama administration – but all of which is still rooted in the hippie radicalism of the '60s, not to mention all of the social upheaval in Europe dating back to the 1800s that was largely a very German affair.  The content of these particular courses was loaded with a blending of socialism, Marxism, fascism, and postmodernism taught by true believers. 

While one of the professors seemed to enjoy his popularity with female students, another was actively involved in fomenting lunatic student protests against the college administration.  One particular memory stands out in sharp relief: at lunchtime on one beautiful spring day – while watching the student protest proceed – one wise Native American student said something along these lines, which I have never forgotten: "You know, we can all try to do good things to help bring about a better world by protesting the unfair and evil things we see around us, but the problem with all this is that people like that professor over there will be running things."

This is precisely the crossroads that Evergreen has arrived at now, only worse, as the more fascist elements of liberalism so-called are now dominating the school.  Could this not be a wake-up call for the entire left as the radicals are poised to eat up their own?  Much of the history of Marxism and socialism is riddled with tragic outcomes that are always ignored by its proponents until it is too late.  My own days at Evergreen were a precursor to all that has transpired under Obama.  What about now? 
My final year at Evergreen, I took 32 credits of "Management in the Public Interest" that essentially taught students how to become an effective bureaucrat in the political economy of the modern world.  Rather than finish this course (48 credits all year), I switched to take "Liberation Theology" (16 credits) in the spring, as I had just decided that I wanted to go to seminary for postgraduate studies.  Popular in Latin and South America, Liberation Theology is a more spiritual blending of Marxism, socialism, and fascism with Christianity that was consistent with much of my previous education at Evergreen. 

Last but not least, it was Rockefeller Republican Dan Evans who was one of the primary founders of the Evergreen State College.  Without his political will as the governor of the State of Washington for 12 years (1965-1977), the Evergreen State College would not exist.  The very library that was taken over by the students is named after him.

Mark Musser is a part-time pastor, author, missionary, and a farmer who lives in Olympia, Washington.  He is a contributing writer for the Cornwall Alliance.  His book Nazi Oaks provides a sobering history lesson on the philosophical foundations of the early German green movement, which was absorbed by National Socialism in the 1930s and proved to be a powerful undercurrent during the Holocaust.  Mark is also the author of Wrath or Rest, a commentary on the warning passages found in the epistle to the Hebrews.

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