Aloha 2016! I can’t believe the journey I just took across the Milky-Way! Had trouble landing the maiden ship back in this part of the universe! Especially after taking what seemed like an eternity (no pun, I’m only 28,000 years old!) I still scratch my head about the whole Hans Solo saga! Who would take out such an intergalactic gentleman, a man’s man and every woman’s dream catch for stability? Only a son influenced and captivated by the dark side can do such a thing! Where is Luke Sky-walker to save us all from this inhumanity……. Ok while that thought simmers and settles in let’s get just a little serious here ok, I mean life is a serious endeavor after all right? I sure don’t feel like poking or swiftly pointing my saliva wet finger in the air to see what has been going on, since I have had this small light years hiatus! For heavens goodness sake we have just finally seen those beautiful “rock-solid-Ice” pictures of Pluto as supplied by NASA what a sight to behold! I mean who would have thought that we could actually have ice-storms and mountains on the Butt of all planets…. Wait something tells me Pluto may not be the only outer region blob of ice, rock and maybe granite that makes up the core of this so far distant planet. It would qualify as frozen hell if we could only send a few earthling prisoners over there especially the ones that bewilder us with their heinous crimes (don’t get me started on that one folks!) I’m just warming up here, but do follow me lets learn together; an effort in intellectual team work here so excuse me for e a few seconds while I clear my throat and organize my synapses to extreme sharpness and electric pulsation! This is where the drums roll as I prepare to use our magic formula: P3B3 = CmX
Before delving into today’s pesky issues on this wonderful planet we call mother earth and even more specific our blessed hinterlands more appropriately called “fruited plains” of these united states of Amerigo (no typo, I will explain that as we plod along!) keep vigil my fellow Americans.
The only way we can make sense of what I’m about to present to you folks in this super higher learning discovery class of endless intellectual pursuit is by reading the gem below. Trust me nothing new under the sun as my “uncle Jimmy Slick” would often say with a smoke pipe barely hanging from his mouth!
And below is an excerpt, you know we rip things from the headlines we don’t make any stories up, its all in the proverbial pudding so to speak and ours is a relentless examination. Well, let’s dive in:
Posted on January 12, 2016;
From Dershowitz’s appearance on Tuesday’s FOX & Friends: Alan Dershowitz: “I Need Armed Guards To Protect Me From Liberals” When I Give Pro-Israel Speeches
Harvard professor and legal eagle Alan Dershowitz talks about political correctness and ‘safe spaces’ on college campuses. Dershowitz tells college students to “stay home” if they want a safe space.
Dershowitz also addresses how safe spaces, such as being threatened for your views, have been conflated with an environment where people “want to be safe from ideas they disagree with.”
DERSHOWITZ: They blame places where people are afraid of ideas. They think they know the truth. And they don’t want to hear opposing points of view. They know everything they need to know about race, about gender, about rape, about you name it, climate control. They don’t want to hear opposing points of view… they want to be kept safe from ideas that they may disagree with. And if they want to be safe from ideas, there are better places to be than college and university campuses…
When I was first teaching in the ’50s there were attempts to censor speech by Senator McCarthy. the right wing was trying to censor left-wing speech. Now it’s the hard left that’s trying to censor right-wing speech, conservative speech, Christian speech, pro-Israel speech, you name it.
And this idea of safe spaces. We have to distinguish between safe spaces for ideas, where there should be none, and physically safe places where you’re not intimidated or you’re not threatened. And Christian speakers, pro-Israel speakers, speakers that are not politically correct today, have their physical safety endangered.
I know when i speak on college campuses in favor of Israel, I need armed guards protecting me from radical leftist students who would use physical intimidation. They won’t give me a safe space. They won’t give pro-Israel students a safe space. They won’t give Christian students a safe space.
In case our heads are still spinning from the simple question, huh? yes folks that’s what our “higher learning institutions” have become where some of you are sending your precious sons and daughters for what is arguably an elite, expensive “education”, to learn, not how to be a critical thinker or have in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of every side, but just agree and become a monotone drone! I can swear i heard my wise uncle chuckle from down under (not the exotic Kangaroo place) but the underbelly of the Bay Area, too popular to mention here, he simply said: “Colleges and Universities are now Seminaries” what kind of seminaries are they really? Have the Commies taken over and won the battle of minds and hearts of our kids? Won them over to the dark side or has the regular campus been abducted by the aliens from one of the Gov’t departments at downtown abbey street? The ones with brown shorts and shirts with a red hammer and sickle emblem blazoned across the chest area? Maybe its the penguin sisters who wear necklaces around their necks in modest clothing, praying “hail Mary bless you child full of grace” while smiling and you feel like giving your soul away for penance sake? Could that be the big picture at hand?
Harkens back to the day when we used to bake some nice pancakes and soak it in cream and use them as projectiles into the innocent face of the purveyors of truth, better yet slammed them with eggs as they pompously walk-by with that Victorian wave befitting the queen of all England! Can anyone in this class recall when college students would take to the streets to riot and protest some anti-government or so-called establishment policy: for instance the contentious Vietnam war draft of the late 1960’s or “free speech movement” in the same decade 1964-1965 Berkeley California Riots? they all; seem rooted in the idea that freedom of speech and assembly are a fundamentally protected right under the constitutional banner! By the way, freedom of speech means as intended by the founding Genius Fathers to protect all manner of speech good, bad ugly or offensive! so you may agree or disagree with what someone else says but there is no such thing as the right not to be offended: in other words, I would defend to the death your right to say and speak your mind regardless whether I agree or disagree with what you say or Opine! Powerful stuff, a golden priceless “inconvenience!” Freedom of speech should be a cherished idea that we enjoy in the western world! A generation is being raised that believes, not in freedom of speech but freedom from speech. Attempting to ban anything that is perceived as “hurtful’ or “hate” speech. With Speech Codes being the norm on a college campus near you! Politically correct speech codes are being adopted? Think California Public school in 2013. Where a decorated Veteran was not allowed to distribute a copy of the constitution including one student who was not allowed to protest the NSA, but only in a confined space not even big enough to accommodate 5 people in a so-called “free speech zone.” Most campuses are now “disinviting” speakers on campus who are deemed controversial. For example Former Secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, David Horowitz, Ann Coulter, Feminist Somali Born Hirsi Ali (islam Critic) and Director of IMF Kristine Legarde. Hawaii University and others have implemented all these “micro-aggression” rules, which include Trigger warnings that students are about to hear a difficult topic or the right to always feel comfortable. Intellectual comfort is not a right!! What does the audience think? According to a New York Times article; 2014 Rutgers University Student wanted trigger warnings employed when the book sited classic “Great Gatsby” that apparently possess a variety of scenes of misogynistic abusive violence.Campuses are teaching students to look out for any sexist, classicists, racial insensitivity, and misogyny while policing what is said or heard! This topic shall certainly be revisited as it posits a depth and richness worthy of a 5 part world series documentary drama! i shall not wail nor need a handkerchief at this moment only tears from star gazing, the wonder of the universe we live in! I digress ever momentarily.