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  • Jim__L

    Is WRM putting his career at Bard (one of the most homogenous Leftist schools in the country) at risk by publishing something like this under his own name?

  • http://trotskyschildren.blogspot.com/ Dan King

    Another Oberlin alum is Michelle Malkin. So the school does deserve some credit.

  • Anthony

    Here, here! And here’s to being nineteen (it won’t last long).

    • ronetc

      I believe that should be “Hear, Hear,” Anthony . . . at least in standard English. Unless, of course, you are making an intentional “cultural appropriation”.

      • Anthony

        You got it and I choose as I want in an informal internet forum (remember either you are or….).

        • ronetc

          Ah, but did you choose . . . or just make an honest mistake? I am clueless how to finish the ellipsized “either you are or.”

          • Anthony

            Four items: 1) no mistake (and if I did so what); 2) regarding… look @ a prior tete-a-tete; 3) you aren’t posting under a new alias are you; 4)I’m done here, thanks.

          • ronetc

            Oh, don’t get your knickers in a knot, Anthony. You have interesting ideas and can be a valuable addition to the conversation; however, your contributions would be more compelling if you worked on putting them in comprehensible English. As Mark Twain said, “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” Of course, as the saying goes, “We all make misteaks” . . . but the important thing is to learn from them.

          • Anthony

            Well, if you subscribe to Samuel Clemens’ view good for you. I write as I choose for whom I choose. Thanks for gracious compliment though; yet, your English grammar suggestions would probably serve better in “classroom” setting” (by the way since its important to you, you misspelled “mistake” in your last sentence (but in overall scheme it reduces to pettifoggery).

          • ronetc

            Geez, Anthony, you missed the obvious (and old) joke in the “misteak” quote. You are correct, I do think in classroom terms; however, your “write as I choose for whom I choose” is weak thinking. Why write at all unless you attempt to be persuasive? And clear, comprehensible writing is necessary for persuasiveness. Fat_Man is correct about the importance of “comprehensible English in simple declarative sentences.” If you cannot write your thoughts straight, you have not thought straight.

          • Anthony

            Gotcha (and that’s a trite English teacher line: if you cannot…). Let’s end this as 7th grade English lessons are your fetish not mine. Remember either you’re…or you’re…. Move on.

          • ronetc

            Okay, I’ll stop . . . after just one more last word. Anthony, you are smart and have good ideas. But why do you not care enough about sharing your ideas to take the time to put them in easily understood and clear language. It does no good to be smart only to yourself, at least if you want, as you appear to want, to be persuasive.

          • Anthony

            Thanks and I’ll keep in mind your “considered” suggestion.

    • Fat_Man

      “I may be going to hell in a bucket, babe,
      But at least I’m enjoying the ride.”

      John Perry Barlow

      http://artsites.ucsc.edu/GDead/agdl/buck.html

      • Anthony

        Take me with!

      • Dan

        You just warmed the cockles of my soul

  • Fat_Man

    You spoke too soon. Give the Oberlin Students a chance, they can be just as moronic, and ungrammatical, as any group of students in this country.

    “Oberlin Students Release Gargantuan 14-Page List Of Demands” by Blake Neff, Reporter at the Daily Caller News Foundation, on 12/17/2015

    http://dailycaller.com/2015/12/17/oberlin-students-release-gargantuan-14-page-list-of-demands/

    “Oberlin College students have finally joined dozens of other colleges in releasing a Mizzou-inspired set of demands for their administration, … The list, which bubbled up online over the past three days, is no less than 14 pages in length, and includes a staggering 50 demands, many of which divide into several sub-demands. … The document opens as follows:

    ‘Oberlin College and Conservatory is an unethical institution. From capitalizing on massive labor exploitation across campus, to the Conservatory of Music treating Black and other students of color as less than through its everyday running, Oberlin College unapologetically acts as unethical institution, antithetical to its historical vision. In the 1830s, this school claimed a legacy of supporting its Black students. However, that legacy has amounted to nothing more than a public relations campaign initiated to benefit the image of the institution and not the Africana people it was set out for … [T]his institution functions on the premises of imperialism, white supremacy, capitalism, ableism, and a cissexist heteropatriarchy. Oberlin College and Conservatory uses the limited number of Black and Brown students to color in its brochures, but then erases us from student life on this campus. You profit off of our accomplishments and invisible labor, yet You expect us to produce personal solutions to institutional incompetencies. We as a College-defined “high risk,” “low income,” “disadvantaged” community should not have to carry the burden of deconstructing the white supremacist, patriarchal, capitalist system that we took no part in creating, yet is so deeply embedded in the soil upon which this institution was built.'”

    • Albert8184

      And so, of course, the solution to the problem is Marxism in America.

  • Fat_Man

    If I were in charge at Oberlin, I would return the document to them, and tell them that they will not be allowed to graduate until they can write comprehensible English in simple declarative sentences.

    Of course, I am not a weasel, so I am not a college administrator.

    • Tom

      Here’s the thing about Oberlin–the admins actively aid and abet this nonsense. And they still, as you mentioned, have to deal with these idiots making demands.

      • Fat_Man

        I understand that there is no substantive disagreement between the Oberlin administration and the student radicals. That was true even in my day in a previous millennium.

        But, the faculty must be embarrassed by the illiteracy of the student’s prose. It reflects very poorly on them as teachers.

        Bad prose is not a requirement of of leftism. (although it may be a common side effect). There have been many leftists who could write stirring sentences, such as Tom Paine (“These are the times that try men’s souls …”) and Friedrich Engles (“All that is solid melts into air …”). But the kid’s stuff is just gelatinous glub.

      • Albert8184

        Bingo. The administrators of the school are BEHIND this nonsense. They aren’t victims of it… unless of course, they are the clueless white male non-progressive administrator who’s being targeted for removal and replacement with the “right” candidate.

  • Beauceron

    I read somewhere that one of the universities decided whites doing yoga was cultural appropriation.
    Leftist idiocy is a bottomless pit.

    • Albert8184

      What’s idiotic is assuming these people are harmless buffoons, instead of realizing they’re dangerous buffoons.

  • jburack

    As Marie Antoinette said, “let them eat mac and cheese.”

    • Albert8184

      And then…. Marie was beheaded, clueless to the very end.

  • Eurydice

    Oh, too funny. There are many solutions to the problem. One, my father’s approach – “Shut up and eat.” Two, change the menu to only those “authentic” concoctions that fit the budget, equipment and skills of the kitchen – grilled American cheese on Wonder Bread, for example. Three, have the complaining students cook the food themselves so they could teach everyone else how it should be done – this would have the added benefit of exposing these students to the plight of the food service worker who has to deal with an overly entitled customer.

    • markterribile

      While we’re at it, allow only Germans to drive cars (Daimler and Benz), allow only Anglos and Germans to learn calculus (Newton and Leibniz), allow only Hispanics to play guitars and only Italians to make or have pianos. Only Chinese may eat spaghetti, only native South Americans may have coffee, potatoes, tomatos, and chocolate. Chinese may not eat cheese or butter, Aisans may not eat maize, Afro-anythings may not have music based on the diatonic scale, Austrailians may not use airplanes … … .

      • Eurydice

        According to the students’ logic, it’s not that only the Chinese are allowed to eat spaghetti, but that everyone everywhere must only eat spaghetti from China because no other spaghetti is truly authentic. But claims of authenticity make things waaaaay more complicated – will we have another civil war, this time over whether corn bread should contain sugar or not?

        • Jim__L

          Hey, they’re not actually on hunger strikes — they’re simply staying true to their principles and refusing to eat anything that isn’t locally sourced and non-appropriating.

          The Native American students at Berkeley can still eat acorns, so they’ll be OK.

          • Eurydice

            And they can serve everything on Harvard’s Holiday Placemat for Social Justice. Such an inspired bit of lunacy – it managed to offend absolutely everyone.

  • Albert8184

    It’s not about food. It’s about learning to be a radical. Learning how to demand things. Learning how to intimidate large groups of people. The university is a miniature city. And a microcosm of America. Until people wake up and figure out what’s REALLY going on, they’ll continue wasting time laughing at what seems to be foolish behavior. And never notice… this foolish behavior is paying dividends for the destruction of freedom in the West.

  • markterribile

    Someone should tell these slogan-fed infants that what they are doing is xenophobic, nativist, and contrary to the notion of a UNIVERSity.

  • Proud Skeptic

    This stuff just gets more and more bizarre with every story I read. Back in the 70’s I ate dining hall food for four years. Some was good. Some was bad. None of it was sushi. And none of it was served on a baguette.

    Is there ANYONE running a college these days who knows how to be an adult?

  • Boritz

    Fried Spam: Slightly beat two eggs then stir in milk until the mixture is the color of the yellow pages. Dip 1/4″ slices of Spam and roll in corn meal. Pan fry in a small amount of oil until golden brown.

  • frank johnson

    it is not insulting to mix ethnic foods and make fusion cuisines. It is insulting to cook up a piece of shit and then call it the food of a certain culture. It is like making a burger with bad beef and rancid oil and calling it American If you are going to do this call it an interpretation of the cuisine.

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