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Evergreen State is a taxpayer-funded hippie college in Olympia, WA. Kurt Cobain didn’t go to college, but he was living in Olympia when Nirvana made its best music because to an artsy kid from the lumber port of Aberdeen, WA, Evergreen State seemed like the coolest place in the known universe.

They’ve been having a to-do at Evergreen State lately over … well, probably mostly over term papers being due.

But that couldn’t possibly be the real reason. Instead it’s the cishet white man’s fault:

From Inside Higher Education:

Who Defines What Is Racist?

Students demand firing of Evergreen State professor. Police chief urges him to stay off campus for his safety. Supporters say he’s the one upholding principles of equity.

By Scott Jaschik
May 30, 2017
209 COMMENTS

In the heated debates of campus politics these days, it is not unusual for some groups (on or off campus) to demand the firing of a faculty member. But the rancor at Evergreen State College over the last week stands out. There, a professor whom some students want fired was told by the campus police chief that, out of concern for his safety, he should stay off campus for a few days. He did, teaching a class nearby in Olympia, Wash., and is not sure when he can return to campus.

The professor’s critics say he’s racist, and groups of students have been holding demonstrations — sometimes turning into marches across campus and impromptu searches for the professor. They have been chanting that racist professors must be fired. Bret Weinstein (right), a biology professor, is the main target and is the faculty member who moved his class off campus. …

The debate over Weinstein has become particularly intense. He and his supporters say that he’s not a racist and is standing up for principles of equity. The president of Evergreen State, George Bridges, says Weinstein’s job is not in danger. But Weinstein says Bridges has not taken the kind of public stand that is required when a professor’s right to speak out is under attack. Weinstein’s student critics, meanwhile, say his public defense is shifting attention away from their grievances.

Why is Weinstein so controversial?

He has spoken out on two campus issues, in both cases taking positions he maintains were opposing racism.

‘Day of Absence’
One involved a campus tradition called Day of Absence, which is based on a 1965 play by that name by Douglas Turner Ward. The play is about an imaginary Southern town in which all the black people disappear one day. The idea behind the play is that societies with deeply racist ideas in fact depend on the very people they subjugate. The play is in some sense the inspiration for events like this year’s national Day Without Immigrants.

For many years at Evergreen State, minority students and faculty members have observed a Day of Absence in which they meet off campus to discuss campus issues and how to make the college more supportive of all students. Later a Day of Presence reunites various campus groups. Weinstein said he’s been aware of the tradition for some time, and never objected to it. But this year, organizers said that on the Day of Absence, they wanted white people to stay off campus. Weinstein opposed this shift, and he posted a message on a campus email list in which he objected to the proposal to ask white people to stay off campus.

“There is a huge difference between a group or coalition deciding to voluntarily absent themselves from a shared space in order to highlight their vital and underappreciated roles (the theme of the Douglas Turner Ward play Day of Absence, as well as the recent Women’s Day walkout), and a group encouraging another group to go away,” Weinstein wrote. “The first is a forceful call to consciousness, which is, of course, crippling to the logic of oppression. The second is a show of force, and an act of oppression in and of itself.”

Weinstein went on to say he would be on campus on the Day of Absence and would encourage a similar stance by white people being asked to stay away. People should “put phenotype aside,” he said. “On a college campus, one’s right to speak — or to be — must never be based on skin color.”

That email is one of the reasons Weinstein is being called racist, with students saying his tone belittled the people behind the idea of having a Day of Absence without white people on campus. The other reason cited against Weinstein is that he has come out against a recommendation on faculty hiring by the college’s Equity and Inclusion Council. That recommendation, currently under consideration by college leaders, would require an “equity justification/explanation” for all faculty hires.

In an interview, Weinstein said he believes that there are many things colleges can and should do to attract diverse candidates for faculty jobs. But he said the proposal at Evergreen State “subordinates all other characteristics of applicants to one thing.”

He said that in the sciences, for example, the rationale for faculty positions is to teach science, not to promote equity or diversity. “The most important thing is that the person in front of the room knows something about the subject and has insight in teaching,” he said.

Here’s the college president’s response:

George Bridges Statement in Response to Student Demands

Delivered in the Longhouse on Friday, May 26

I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns.

I begin our time together today by acknowledging the indigenous people of the Medicine Creek Treaty, whose land was stolen and on which the college stands. I would like to acknowledge the Squaxin people who are the traditional custodians of this land and pay respect to elders past and present of the Squaxin Island Tribe. I extend that respect to other Native people present.

In response to Native Student Alliance requests, we commit to opening every event with this acknowledgement.

We also received requests from our Native students late yesterday. We discussed many issues they seek to have addressed. We are working on these requests, too. In our meeting, I committed that Native American students, staff, and faculty can sustainably collect, gather, and harvest the natural resources from any of The Evergreen State College’s lands for ceremonial purposes with legal impunity and asking no permission. Their additional requests include but are not limited to important items such as: funding and resources for the recruitment and retaining of Native students; paid positions to support the Native Student Alliance; a pre-orientation retreat for new and continuing Native students; funding for a Native American graduation; …

These will be the focus of much work and commitment in the weeks ahead.

We are grateful to the courageous students who have voiced their concerns. …

We have heard from students very clearly that they experience racism on campus that interferes with their education. We acknowledge that the status quo isn’t acceptable. We don’t know all the answers. We want to come together with you to learn from your experience, to build solutions, and to take action. We are grateful for this catalyst to expedite the work to which we are jointly committed.

For a long time, we’ve been working on the concerns you’ve raised and acknowledge that our results have fallen short. We should have done more to engage students in our work on equity and inclusion. This week, you are inviting us into the struggle you have taken up. We share your goals and together we can reach them.

Bridges then goes on to give in to the bullies on most of their demands and promise more spending for each of their identity groups.

Have you ever noticed how most student protests these days have two fundamental points:

1) This campus is a racist hellhole.

2) Please don’t make us ever have to leave this campus! Please give us jobs! We demand to grow old and die on this campus!

 
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  1. Dan Hayes says:

    Steve,

    Even for an academic, the college president is shameless beyond bounds and utterly beyond redemption in this life or in any other!

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    • Replies: @dr kill
    I don't think ( always use think, not feel ) that life- long East Coasters can imagine where the collective West Coast head is at; what they consider normal thinking.
    , @anonymous
    In other words he is a cuck.
    , @jack ryan
    Agreed and well said.

    We simply must fight fire with fire and learn to use the very effective, but cruel and mean tactics of these PC Social Justice Warrior Mauists.

    Stop calling them "snowflakes" - they are dangerous, evil people

    We must learn to "Dox" cause these extremely bad people to suffer personal pain, punishment.

    Where do they live?

    Where do they hang out?

    Who do they sleep with?

    Where do they play?

    I'm not a great fan of Former Fox top draw Bill O'Reailly, but Bill did do a decent job of exposing some of these worst ever Social Justice Warrior frauds, send TV cameras and reporters to their homes.
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  2. Watching Bridges get mau-maued in that video, I almost — almost — feel sorry for him. But anyone who speaks the way he does, capitulating in such a craven, shameless manner, deserves it.

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    • Replies: @Roderick Spode
    "I use he/him pronouns."
    , @Wilbur Hassenfus
    The adults at these places train the kids to act out in this way and to make these demands.

    He's not "craven", he's rewarding them for getting their lines right.
    , @millermp1
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I have absolutely zero compassion for that eunuch. He is in fact much more detestable than the primates that have encircled him. It's is these mandarins that must be expunged first. The rest will fall of their own accord simply by withdrawing the hand of altruism.
    , @MBlanc46
    Administrators and faculty are the real villains in events such as this. They're the ones who indoctrinate the students in the identity grievance hatred, and when their incitement predictably results in screaming, and shouting, and chanting, and bullying, they pour gasoline on the flames with yet more identity grievance.
  3. I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit…. It’s the only way to be sure.

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  4. Mr. Anon says:

    I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns.

    He shouldn’t.

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    • Replies: @Thomas

    I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns.

    He shouldn’t.
     
    Using the phrase "I use he/him pronouns" approaches the widest conceivable conceptual gap between claiming an attribute and demonstrating it.
    , @5371
    Well played, sir.
    , @Arclight
    Exactly - whichever pronoun is used to refer to a neuter would be most appropriate.
    , @RonaldB
    Note that Bridges uses a comma splice in his first sentence. It shows why he identifies so strongly with not-very-bright minorities clearly out of their league in an institution of education.
    , @Frau Katze
    I could hardly believe that. What a cuck. He definitely needs some new pronouns!
    , @Frau Katze
    I think I understand why the left like radical Muslims. They have the same mindset.

    A complete devotion to their ideology.

    Fury and raging anger if anyone "insults" said ideology. This may include setting things on fire, beating people up and so on.

    The leftists haven't started killing yet but you can see they're itching to start.
  5. King Baeksu says: • Website

    Dear Baizuo Boomers: Please retire now before you completely destroy the country!

    Looking at you, George Bridges.

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    Moment #18--where the screechy black kid who likes the F word prances around--the selection of camera angle misses what other vids of the same angle/moment caught.

    Namely Evergreen professor Peter Bohmer, just outside the right of that frame.

    http://blogs.evergreen.edu/peterbohmer/about-me-contact-info/

    https://evergreen.edu/directory/people/bohmerp

    He's a septic-stirrer going back FIFTY YEARS at this college. He is present at all antifa, BLM, and similar mau maus both on campus and many in downtown Olympia. As is

    https://evergreen.edu/directory/people/mosqueda

    https://evergreen.edu/catalog/offering/gateways-incarcerated-youth-acknowledging-past-claiming-future-16004

    They're recruiting students via these riots to fill their professorial Rice Bowl.

    Word on the street is that Bohmer was the author of the letter that student at #11 lacked the reading skills to verbalize.

    His TESC salary was in the $80,000 a year range before benefits according to public records as of 2015, though I understand he's stepped back in retirement mode so probably makes less now.

    #13 (the tiny lady held hostage at the door of her office) is not a teacher, but member of President's staff--VP of student affairs Wendy Endress. As of 2015, her TESC salary before benefits was $123,000.

    Bridges' TESC salary upon signing in 2015 was $350,000 before benefits and free housing and car.

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/education/article26267662.html

    This is what this mau-mauing is all about. The mob is primitively shrewd about such matters. They want plummy jobs with benefits without having to do any homework.

    Bridges is 66. No matter what happens here, he has a plummy retirement awaiting him and his UW-Seattle feminist activist faculty wife. Spiked by closing out his career alone at $350K per year.

    The humble little state workers like the mentally disabled custodian who cowered in the bathroom she was cleaning as the mob entrapped her last week?

    Who cares?

    Finally, Bridges' pandering to the Injuns has to do with two things.

    First, in western WA, most "Indians" are mostly white and appear at Evergreen to be mostly older ladies. So this is how you can pander to white ladies/genome but pretend otherwise. No DNA test required!

    Also there are plans to build a vast expensive new basketweaving department.

    Scuse me, "Indigenous Arts Campus":

    http://evergreen.edu/sites/default/files/IAC_MP%20Report_Final_8%205x11_LoRes.pdf

    Yes, that's white man's electrical, materials, civil, software, and systems engineering building it. (See p. 14.)

    Fortunately that means jobs for people who, in high school and college, actually did their homework and bought their own gumbo. But the SJWs who are most vocally behind this are Fauxcahontas types.

    Would be interesting to compare the per-square-foot cost of the Indian Palace with, say, building new science labs for Prof. Weinstein and his colleagues.
  6. “Higher education” descends into madness. Sending any white son or daughter to Evergreen must be considered a form of child abuse.

    The whole thing would make more sense as a zoo in which visitors could observe the exotic species collected in their natural habitat.

    Or stealing and modifying a line from Terminator 1: [These people] can’t be bargained with. They can’t be reasoned with. They don’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear! And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until [white people] are dead [or subjugated]!

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    • Replies: @AnonCow
    I think you'd appreciate Tommy Sotomayor's black-terminatrix framework.
  7. Mizzou’s enrollment dropped by a quarter and there were lay-offs.

    It will be interesting to see how big the next freshman class is at this college.

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    • Replies: @Anon 2
    There is a hiring freeze at most campuses in Missouri.
    Many people will be laid off and more positions will
    be lost through attrition. Missouri has a new Republican
    governor, and a big shortfall in its higher education
    budget. On the other hand, campuses nationwide
    are starting to look like country clubs. Who wouldn't
    want to work there? This is a big topic in academia
    , @Mr Mack Bolan
    The college administrators went along with all the bull last year, giving into ridiculous demands. They were under the impression that the Democrats ould win the election and college would be free to everyone at taxpayers expense. There would be no problem getting enrollees at a free university. But alas, they over thought the situation.
  8. Baizuo living up to every detail of the name.

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    • Replies: @King Baeksu

    Baizuo living up to every detail of the name.
     
    If you need a few extra characters on Twitter, just shorten it to "Bozo."

    Same difference!

  9. Trelane says:

    Here’s a list of colleges and universities ranked by order of
    average SAT scores of admitted students. (See where your alma mater ranks):

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/files/attachments/56143/1339-us-colleges-ranked-average-student-brainpower.pdf

    Evergreen has a mean SAT (M+V) score of 1080.

    The acceptance rate at Evergreen is 98% according to U.S. News and World Report.

    It’s probably easier to get into Evergreen State than it is to get a job at the mall.

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    • Replies: @Ed
    I believe Evergreen's mean score of 1080, is still higher than the mean scores of all HBCUs, historically black colleges & universities. It's definitely higher than the mean black score by 200+ points and the mean white score by about 50 points.
    , @Anonymous
    I looked over that list like it was an AP college football ranking. Some real surprises. Both West Point and the Naval Academy rank relatively low (not even in top 100). Same with some of the University of California campuses (e.g., Irvine, Santa Barbara, etc.). I had thought that all the Asians had made all campuses in the Univ. of CA system just below Cal-Berkeley. I can't believe how high Northeastern ranks. Even higher than Boston College. I had always thought NEU was sort of like a proprietary school like George Washington U. (I think they were but they have benefited from location and PR). I had always assumed a Wisconsin-Madison grad was just believe Michigan-Ann Arbor. And certainly way above a Gettysburg College grad.

    Btw, I couldn't find the alma mater of the guy whom I think is one of the smartest guys around. Dennis Miller: Point Park University.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    Trelane, a degree from Evergreen probably won't get you a job a the mall.
  10. Thomas says:
    @Mr. Anon

    I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns.
     
    He shouldn't.

    I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns.

    He shouldn’t.

    Using the phrase “I use he/him pronouns” approaches the widest conceivable conceptual gap between claiming an attribute and demonstrating it.

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  11. King Baeksu says: • Website
    @Daniel Chieh
    Baizuo living up to every detail of the name.

    Baizuo living up to every detail of the name.

    If you need a few extra characters on Twitter, just shorten it to “Bozo.”

    Same difference!

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  12. Thomas says:

    I would like to think at some point, some college president is finally going to have enough, will call in campus police to haul out miscreants like this in handcuffs, then will commence expulsion proceedings, and will leave every college administrator who didn’t have the guts to have done likewise silently ashamed of themselves.

    Then I realize that in the real world, college presidents are chosen on criteria that ensures they would be the least likely people to ever do such a thing.

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    • Replies: @NOTA
    Probably plenty do, and you never hear about them because those schools don't have a lot of riots, speakers being shouted down and assaulted, etc., because the first steps in that direction get you in serious trouble and everyone knows it.

    Deterrence works. If everyone knows that a big protest to demand the removal of a professor for insufficient political purity will get a belly-laugh from the school administration, and that disrupting a school event will get you expelled and kicked off campus, those things don't happen very often.

    , @Kevin C.

    I would like to think at some point, some college president is finally going to have enough, will call in campus police to haul out miscreants like this in handcuffs, then will commence expulsion proceedings
     
    At which point, his administrator underlings will begin actively obstructing, resisting, and organizing for his removal; the lefty activist students not "hauled out" will go completely berserk; the individual campus police who did the hauling out will be personally targeted for retribution; the "academic reputation" of the school will plummet practically overnight to Liberty University levels; outside agitators will flood in en masse to protest the "fascist takeover"; legislators will be petitioned to effect an ouster; the Fed Department of Education will begin investigating whether the school can keep its accreditation, and whether there's any "bias" to be punished; and so on.

    I've been mostly won over to the view of a commentor I like elsewere ("Ken'ichi" at Dreher's) that Bridges here is simply doing part of his job as college president: to uphold and enforce the college's Official Religion (per Haidt and others). Yale started as a Puritan seminary, and now it's returned to those roots as a seminary of the equally-fanatical post-Puritan, non-theistic Official Religion of our current ruling elite. Whatever they say on paper, most of American academia's actual primary mission is indoctrination in our Official Religion, and they will no more tolerate a college president bucking and undermining that mission than a Christian university in centuries past would have tolerated an open heretic in charge.

    As Thucydides said, "right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must." And it's "who, whom" all the way down.
    , @jack ryan
    We need to stop dreaming of some savior on a White horse defeating the Maoist Social Justice terrorists at now almost all our college campuses.

    It is up to us to effective fight these enemies. They are our enemies.

    And traditional conservatives ways of thinking and acting don't work.

    Neither does gun fantasies, revolutionary fantasies.

    What works on the worst Lib Left Antifa anti White college campuses?

    We must, absolutely MUST learn to use the effective tactics of the Lib Left.

    Postering
    Group Chants

    and especially learn to

    DOX DOX DOX

    I am working with some of the best PI, Due Diligence people who are sympathetic to us to start offering information for $ to dox the worst College SJW enemies.

    Who are they
    Where are they
    What have they got

    We can expose and embarrass these terrible lying enemies.
  13. Evergreen College apparently lets in 98% of applicants.

    Gathering natural resources for ceremonial purposes sounds pretty lame, overall. When I go gathering, I like to EAT what I find (mostly berries.) So they can’t go fishing or hunting or even pick some berries and eat them, but if they find IDK, a feather, they can use it in a ceremony?

    These aren’t even good demands.

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    • Replies: @Olorin

    lame
     
    Good lord, never use that word at TESC, or "black tranny femmes" in wheelchairs will run you over screaming "FY YT" to the applause of a stanky mob.
    , @Maya
    Come on, friend.
    What he said is that they can grow, harvest and distribute psychedelic on campus grounds. Perhaps, also coca, poppy and salvia divorium. And should the police get involved, the university will do its best to shield the industrious youth.
  14. jim jones says:

    The First Law of Politics is that Biology does not apply to human beings, every Professor should know that.

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    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    I should think all of us here can agree that the vibrant student bodies are a boon to the institution.
  15. Polynices says:

    Evergreen isn’t one of those schools where a few loudmouths do their thing while normal students try to get on with life. It’s wannabe hippie central with a statewide reputation for being druggie slackers. No students go there without knowing that and most of them actively sought it out.

    So this kind of publicity might actually *increase* interest in the place.

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    • Replies: @JeremiahJohnbalaya
    I first heard of Evergreen State just a few years when a friend's daughter began attending. All I learned at the time was that it was a beautiful campus full of idealistic, open-minded young people.

    I've subsequently discovered it is an insane asylum full of little monsters.

    The daughter is on a hiatus from the school, where she couldn't stay off drugs. And apparently, now living at home, still can't. She's had several overdoses that may or may not have been attempts at suicide. It's hard not to point out to my friend that her downward spiral is an almost inevitable result of the self-loathing that her political worldview promotes. Of course, arguably, the goal of liberalism is to destroy her soul.

    I sort of feel sorry for them. Can you imagine being a young, insecure, self-doubting, impressionable child who is surround by peers and teachers constantly berating you with this kind of nihilistic, anti-white rhetoric?

  16. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    Professor Weinstein’s brother Eric, a math PhD, runs Peter Thiel’s investment fund. He’s been defending his brother on Twitter, but I’ve suggested to him that basing his defense on his brother not being a racist is not the smartest tack.

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    • Replies: @Lot
    Eric's feed is great. He is helping to mainstream "anti-white" and hilariously uses "intersectional" as a general purpose anti-SJW insult. I've never seen anyone do this before, but I really like it.
    , @Lot
    Also tweeting in support of Bret Weinstein is..... Sean Ono Lennon. Yes that one.

    https://twitter.com/seanonolennon

    I watched Bret on Tucker's show. He seems to be enjoying himself. Godspeed!
    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Weinstein, eh. Assuming that the Weinsteins are Jewish, the SJWs picked the wrong guys to mess with.

    Jews - unlike goys - fight back.
    , @fish
    Is there an shrill, angry "Mrs. Butterworth" scold on every college campus in America?
  17. Superman says:

    “Hippie college” is right. Evergreen State doesn’t give out grades to students.

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    • Replies: @27 year old
    >“Hippie college” is right. Evergreen State doesn’t give out grades to students.

    Just like Yale law school
    , @Wency
    Apparently they give "evaluations".
    http://evergreen.edu/evaluations

    I'm not sure how this works out in practice, though it seems designed to safeguard feelings by preventing an easy comparison of GPAs, at the expense of requiring a large explanation if an employer or grad school wants to know your GPA. If Harvard implemented this system it might not be a bad thing, since:

    1. The odds are decent that the job is somewhat important/high-paying if you're hiring a Harvard grad, so it might be worth the time to read these things.

    2. Due to grade inflation, there's not much distinction in GPA at Harvard. Reading evaluations for a few key classes might tell you more than the difference between a 3.95 GPA and a 3.92.

    But no one wants to read all these evaluations to hire a community college grad.

    , @Saint Louis
    If the school doesn't even give grades, why are all those jackasses so concerned about their homework and upcoming exams?
  18. If Kurt Cobain had to experience what is going on today at Evergreen State, he might have been inspired to live with the gentrified hipsters rather than pursue a life as a filthy eclectic artist. Cobain lived his entire life around white people (I actually met someone he went to grade school with). Moreover, he originally came from a redneck town. Although he was rather ashamed of this fact, it clearly defined who he was.

    Cobain’s first real interaction with a black person was in New York City after he had already become famous. A black guy came up to him and said that he liked his music. This compliment thrilled him.

    Kurt’s bassist Krist Novoselic is currently a rich leftist activist type who issues the usual SJW talking points but he has also publicly supported Trump on several issues.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    I've been thinking a lot about Grunge since Chris Cornell died a couple of weeks ago. I went back and watched Hype! and Singles and I've listened to all my old dusty albums a couple of times over. What struck me was the total lack of "people of color" everywhere. Sure you can point to someone like Kim Thayil, guitarist for Soundgarden, or James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins but that's really about it. Since Grunge died in 1994 and post-Grunge died by 2000, music has gotten way more "colorful". Since then, we've seen the death of rock as a mainstream force.

    Now we have stories like this in our music publications:
    http://www.stereogum.com/1943710/she-blow-that-dick-like-a-cello-makes-no-sense-and-lil-yachty-is-sorry/news/
    , @Dave Pinsen
    My gym sometimes plays Sirius Lithium, the '90s alt-rock satellite channel. After Chris Cornell died, I couldn't help noting which of the other frontmen they played had killed themselves or OD'd. I came up with 6:

    Kurt Cobain
    Chris Cornell
    Layne Staley (Alice in Chains)
    Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon)
    Doug Hopkins (Gin Blossoms)
    Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots)
  19. Trelane says:

    Evergreen college president George Bridges seems to have been promoted beyond his level of competency. Peter Principle I know. So sad.

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  20. OT

    Lynn Barber, UK doyenne of the in-depth/hatchet interview, took an “asylum-seeker” into her home. He turned out to be more of a tourist (and used up so much broadband surfing porn that she had to change to a bigger contract).

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lynn-barber-i-took-an-asylum-seeker-into-my-home-it-didn-t-end-well-xtzn7gw99

    For those who can’t penetrate the Times paywall, the DM has helpfully repackaged the highlights.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4560498/Woman-took-refugee-kindness-thrown-face.html

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    • Replies: @bomag

    A year after this unfortunate experience with Mohammed, Barber... declares she has recovered sufficiently to take in another refugee.
     
    What an absurdity.
  21. Cobain’s uncle and grandfather spent much of their lives living in a trailer park. His father was a state trooper. Kurt’s parents displayed the family dysfunction typical of lower class whites after the 1960s.

    Cobain came from deplorable stock.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    State troopers are usually fairly professional and on average better people than local cops, though I have met a couple of sadists and psychos on highway patrols, generally most have been decent if not subject to disrespect or stupidity.
    , @Art Deco
    What are you talking about? A state trooper is common-and-garden salaried bourgeois (though police officers tend to have a somewhat grittier exterior than insurance agents).

    Cobain's parents divorced in 1976. Quite regrettable, but normal-range family dysfunction for that era. Hundreds of thousands of the 1967 cohort lived through that sort of thing without dropping out of high school, getting thrown out of the family home, crashing from one friend's home to another in a semi-vagrant state, trying to make a living off the work of a garage band, developing baffling gastrointestinal ailments, getting hooked on heroin, or marrying a woman who is generally adjudged to be somewhere in the grey area between sick, evil, and just-plain-crazy. That does not exhaust the list of oddities about Kurt Cobain. The lifetime probability of suicide for white males is something on the order of 2.5%, and it tends to be something done by old men and bachelors; Cobain was neither.

    Cobain's problems were his problems. They're not very illuminating about social conditions in small town Washington ca 1984.
  22. Lot says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Professor Weinstein's brother Eric, a math PhD, runs Peter Thiel's investment fund. He's been defending his brother on Twitter, but I've suggested to him that basing his defense on his brother not being a racist is not the smartest tack.
    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/870029472048787456

    Eric’s feed is great. He is helping to mainstream “anti-white” and hilariously uses “intersectional” as a general purpose anti-SJW insult. I’ve never seen anyone do this before, but I really like it.

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    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Maybe he's taken my advice on this after all?

    Compare my follow up tweet to him 10 hours ago:

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/870030675595980800

    To this tweet from him 4 hours ago:

    https://twitter.com/EricRWeinstein/status/870130669862567936
  23. Lot says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Professor Weinstein's brother Eric, a math PhD, runs Peter Thiel's investment fund. He's been defending his brother on Twitter, but I've suggested to him that basing his defense on his brother not being a racist is not the smartest tack.
    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/870029472048787456

    Also tweeting in support of Bret Weinstein is….. Sean Ono Lennon. Yes that one.

    https://twitter.com/seanonolennon

    I watched Bret on Tucker’s show. He seems to be enjoying himself. Godspeed!

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  24. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Lot
    Eric's feed is great. He is helping to mainstream "anti-white" and hilariously uses "intersectional" as a general purpose anti-SJW insult. I've never seen anyone do this before, but I really like it.

    Maybe he’s taken my advice on this after all?

    Compare my follow up tweet to him 10 hours ago:

    To this tweet from him 4 hours ago:

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    • Replies: @Randal

    Eric Weinstein
    ✔ ‎@EricRWeinstein

    This era where mere mention of misogyny, racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, harassment, antisemitism or homophobia ends careers must now end.
     
    Weinstein is spot on with that (as you were with your similar sentiments). The difficult part is enacting it.

    I imagine there must be some amusing conversations going on between the brothers on this. Commenter for-the-record highlighted this reported comment from Eric about Bret:

    "Eric Weinstein, the professor’s brother, called the exchange ironic due to his brother’s “center-left” political views and staunch anti-racism.

    “If you had asked me who is one of racism’s most powerful foes, I would have said Bret Weinstein,” Eric Weinstein told The Times. “There’s something sort of ‘Twilight Zone’ about one of the most thoughtful commentators on race, at one of the most progressive schools in the country, getting called a racist.” "
     
    My feeling is that there's always an element of satisfaction in an antiracist bigot getting hoist on the antiracist petard, but doubtless Eric Weinstein doesn't see his brother in quite that harsh light, though I've yet to encounter an avowed antiracist who wasn't an antiracist bigot - sort of goes with the territory.
    , @Matra
    The tweet says: This era where mere mention of misogyny, racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, harassment, antisemitism or homophobia ends careers must now end

    Oh now it must end. I heard of cases 25 years ago of professors being fired for minor things like referring to "Native Americans" as "Indians". But I guess that was OK. So was all the other bullying and walking on eggshells that's been going on for decades but now that a self-proclaimed progressive professor is being harassed it's suddenly gone too far. Cry me a river.
  25. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Canadian Observer
    Cobain's uncle and grandfather spent much of their lives living in a trailer park. His father was a state trooper. Kurt's parents displayed the family dysfunction typical of lower class whites after the 1960s.

    Cobain came from deplorable stock.

    State troopers are usually fairly professional and on average better people than local cops, though I have met a couple of sadists and psychos on highway patrols, generally most have been decent if not subject to disrespect or stupidity.

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  26. Also OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/01/this-is-not-ok-martina-navratilova-repeats-call-to-rename-margaret-court-arena

    Martina Navratilova has stepped up her call to rename Margaret Court Arena after the latest comments by her fellow former world No1 caused yet more outrage in the LGBTI and tennis communities.

    “We celebrate free speech, but that doesn’t mean it is free of consequences – not punishment, but consequences,” Navratilova wrote in an open letter published by Fairfax Media.

    “We should not be celebrating this kind of behaviour, this kind of philosophy. The platform people like Margaret Court use needs to be made smaller, not bigger.”

    On Wednesday, Court said tennis was “full of lesbians” and added that transgender children were the work of “the devil”. Those views came after she said earlier the previous week she would boycott the airline, Qantas, over its support for same-sex marriage.

    Court, a Christian pastor at Perth’s Victory Life church…

    Tennis full of lesbians? How dare she say such a thing!

    (It’s nice to find a straight one – Navra should be celebrating the diversity.)

    Also OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jun/01/calais-paris-france-street-harassment-women-migrants-la-chapelle-refugees

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    • Replies: @ANON
    I think it's wrong to categorically state that tennis is full of lesbians. It's mainly women's tennis that is full of lesbians. For the moment anyway.
    , @ajchristopher
    La Chapelle is an utter sh*thole
    , @Randal
    My prediction - in due course the court will be renamed, and those currently resisting the renaming will be sacked and/or forced into humiliating public apologies, Maoist-style.
    , @ScarletNumber
    Martina Navratilova on Margaret Court:

    We celebrate free speech, but that doesn’t mean it is free of consequences – not punishment, but consequences
     
    This is 1984-level doublespeak.
    , @Art Deco
    In addition to the usual gay-activist assumption that their sensibilities should be top priority in every setting, she's likely catty / cheesed about an honor given a player she knows was her superior.
  27. Bill P says:

    In the meanwhile, not a word about this to be found in the Seattle Times. I didn’t even know about this event until I read it here, and I live in western Washington.

    The press in Washington state is approaching Soviet levels of negligence.

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    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Uh, that's not negligence.

    They're in on the con.
    , @Olorin
    Not negligence.

    It's intentional. It involves collaboration between established institutions in established relationships on what is and is not "news," and what Narrative to construct. That's PR 101.

    Bridges and his team appear not to have understood how "social" "media" work. Last week, per the video above, they set up then repeatedly doubled down on the worst optics I've seen in 40 years of observing Ed Biz PR. Beyond cringeworthy.

    Even as hundreds of students recorded hours of video with their own devices, and Bridges ordered the campus police first to stand down, then to leave campus, even as thousands of faculty, staff, and students were told they could leave campus (but had to risk their cars/persons being mobbed)...

    ...the only news story I saw was in The Olympian. It said "students allege racism at TESC."

    That had to result from collaboration.

    Cultivating and shaping MSM relationships and spin was the PR gold standard in the age of total MSM narrative control.

    Evergreen's PR on this strikes me as originating in a team that doesn't comprehend that there are high tech and reliable information networks outside of the MSM. Their spin is that anything but their own PR and MSM stories is "gossip" or "rumors."

    Even the mob members/rioters who recorded and uploaded video to YT and FB and such didn't understand that there might be people revolted and angered by what they themselves had recorded and made public of their actions. They seem to be genuinely astonished by the pushback, so of course are claiming victimhood and fear and racism.

    The Campus Fix I think it was reported that the studenten began screaming for "all those videos to be taken down." As though the internet were a yo-yo.

    Then as it all went sideways, the top job became Crisis PR 101--to reclaim the Narrative.

    Today Bridges closed the college midmorning, citing "threats," and sent everyone home. I predicted this would happen...and furthermore would be laid at the feet of "outside extremists."

    VP of student affairs--that teeny tiny nice little lady mobbed at her office door and looking horrified--actually used that term in a memo to campus early this morning.

    The inside extremists are apparently not a problem.

    Need I mention that these Outside Extremists who are Causing Fear...are assumed to be conservative, Christian, and involved with the pro-Trump/free speech rally in Portland this weekend? Amazing coincidence!

    Text below.


    TO: All Faculty & Staff

    Earlier today we learned of a KIRO radio broadcast in which local conservative talk-show host Dori Monson interviewed Joey Gibson, leader of Patriot Prayer, a group scheduled to convene for a free-speech rally in Portland on Sunday, June 4th. In this interview Gibson implies that attention will be directed to Evergreen following the Portland rally. At the same time, we are aware that some groups employ a trolling tactic in which they falsely announce rallies and other actions in order to frighten people.

    We are taking the information seriously and will attempt to obtain relevant intelligence about the possibility of extremist groups coming to campus.

    [not on ones already on campus]

    We will continue to pursue these concerns and will be vigilant in tapping into local, state, and federal resources to assist in determining whether Evergreen is a planned stop for future activity. We will take action as needed for public safety.

    We are sharing what we know to help mitigate rumors and acknowledge concerns community members may have upon learning this information.

    Wendy Endress l Vice President for Student Affairs
    The Evergreen State College
  28. Shouldn’t we be more than a little concerned that members of an enthic group that is roughly only 13% of the population is calling for the ethnic cleansing of roughly 70% of the population? This might be how mere apartheid starts, but it is a slippery slope ultimately towards genocide.

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    • Replies: @Shrill
    Southern blacks especially, in my experience, flatly refuse to believe that their race comprises only 13% of the population. When I mention it to my coworkers, the U.S. Census is written off as a white conspiracy.

    And it makes sense. The vast majority of their social circles are black, there's an entertainment constellation solely for them plus statistical overrepresentation in the mainstream, and the news is constantly discussing their plight. Add in a dash of statistical illiteracy and you get a big chunk of the black population that believes the US is a third to a half black.
  29. Substitute the terms “country,” or “community,” (of and built by white people, naturally…) for “campus” and it is almost as if you’ve uncovered a modus operandi for dispossessing and genocidically destroying a people whilst shaming them into complicity….

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  30. Lurker says:

    Supplying up-to-the-minute topical commentary – where’s the Ohio National Guard when you need them?

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    • Replies: @FPD72
    Where is S.I. Hayakawa when you need him? It's time for some Language in Thought and Action to be applied to some numb skulls in Olympia. Putting him in charge at CSUSF was one of Reagan's better moves as governor.
  31. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Watching Bridges get mau-maued in that video, I almost -- almost -- feel sorry for him. But anyone who speaks the way he does, capitulating in such a craven, shameless manner, deserves it.

    “I use he/him pronouns.”

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  32. ANON says: • Disclaimer
    @Anonymous Nephew
    Also OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/01/this-is-not-ok-martina-navratilova-repeats-call-to-rename-margaret-court-arena


    Martina Navratilova has stepped up her call to rename Margaret Court Arena after the latest comments by her fellow former world No1 caused yet more outrage in the LGBTI and tennis communities.

    “We celebrate free speech, but that doesn’t mean it is free of consequences – not punishment, but consequences,” Navratilova wrote in an open letter published by Fairfax Media.

    “We should not be celebrating this kind of behaviour, this kind of philosophy. The platform people like Margaret Court use needs to be made smaller, not bigger.”

    On Wednesday, Court said tennis was “full of lesbians” and added that transgender children were the work of “the devil”. Those views came after she said earlier the previous week she would boycott the airline, Qantas, over its support for same-sex marriage.

    Court, a Christian pastor at Perth’s Victory Life church...
     

    Tennis full of lesbians? How dare she say such a thing!

    (It's nice to find a straight one - Navra should be celebrating the diversity.)

    Also OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jun/01/calais-paris-france-street-harassment-women-migrants-la-chapelle-refugees

    I think it’s wrong to categorically state that tennis is full of lesbians. It’s mainly women’s tennis that is full of lesbians. For the moment anyway.

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  33. Ed says:

    The college president should be removed. The board should can him. Is it even possible for a grown man to write such drivel? Simply embarrassing for him & the school.

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    • Replies: @micro-aggie
    With the ongoing shut-down of campus, perhaps they will.

    The eight trustees sound surprisingly sane. A couple vets, business owners, etc. Not the 110% SJW I expected to find.
  34. Ed says:
    @Trelane
    Here's a list of colleges and universities ranked by order of
    average SAT scores of admitted students. (See where your alma mater ranks):

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/files/attachments/56143/1339-us-colleges-ranked-average-student-brainpower.pdf

    Evergreen has a mean SAT (M+V) score of 1080.

    The acceptance rate at Evergreen is 98% according to U.S. News and World Report.

    It's probably easier to get into Evergreen State than it is to get a job at the mall.

    I believe Evergreen’s mean score of 1080, is still higher than the mean scores of all HBCUs, historically black colleges & universities. It’s definitely higher than the mean black score by 200+ points and the mean white score by about 50 points.

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    Likely a reflection of the fact that the student body is heavily majority white.

    The mean SAT M+V score for all whites in the US is 1068.

    This is really what the blacks and their handlers (Peter Bohmer, Naomi Lowe, Larry Mosqueda...) are griping about. Two tribesmen and one black lady, btw. Weaponizing emotional and dim students against reality.
    , @ANON
    May well be higher than the HBCUs, but keep in mind that any black students with above room temperature IQs are fought over, tooth and nail, by the nation's better schools. The effect cascades through the entire hierarchy, and another unfortunate result is that many end up over their heads and consequently infuriated.
  35. @Anonymous Nephew
    Also OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/01/this-is-not-ok-martina-navratilova-repeats-call-to-rename-margaret-court-arena


    Martina Navratilova has stepped up her call to rename Margaret Court Arena after the latest comments by her fellow former world No1 caused yet more outrage in the LGBTI and tennis communities.

    “We celebrate free speech, but that doesn’t mean it is free of consequences – not punishment, but consequences,” Navratilova wrote in an open letter published by Fairfax Media.

    “We should not be celebrating this kind of behaviour, this kind of philosophy. The platform people like Margaret Court use needs to be made smaller, not bigger.”

    On Wednesday, Court said tennis was “full of lesbians” and added that transgender children were the work of “the devil”. Those views came after she said earlier the previous week she would boycott the airline, Qantas, over its support for same-sex marriage.

    Court, a Christian pastor at Perth’s Victory Life church...
     

    Tennis full of lesbians? How dare she say such a thing!

    (It's nice to find a straight one - Navra should be celebrating the diversity.)

    Also OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jun/01/calais-paris-france-street-harassment-women-migrants-la-chapelle-refugees

    La Chapelle is an utter sh*thole

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  36. bob sykes says:

    Where is George Wallace when we need him?

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    • Replies: @James Richard
    Regrettably George Wallace was about as sincere as Donald Trump. That is, not very.
  37. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Watching Bridges get mau-maued in that video, I almost -- almost -- feel sorry for him. But anyone who speaks the way he does, capitulating in such a craven, shameless manner, deserves it.

    The adults at these places train the kids to act out in this way and to make these demands.

    He’s not “craven”, he’s rewarding them for getting their lines right.

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  38. Sunbeam says:

    ” The play is about an imaginary Southern town in which all the black people disappear one day. The idea behind the play is that societies with deeply racist ideas in fact depend on the very people they subjugate.”

    I don’t think it works the way they think it does.

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    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    If all of the black people in the Southern town I live in Raptured to their eternal heavenly reward, I am pretty sure that life would continue as normal within...8 hours. Maybe less.
  39. bomag says:
    @Anonymous Nephew
    OT

    Lynn Barber, UK doyenne of the in-depth/hatchet interview, took an "asylum-seeker" into her home. He turned out to be more of a tourist (and used up so much broadband surfing porn that she had to change to a bigger contract).

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lynn-barber-i-took-an-asylum-seeker-into-my-home-it-didn-t-end-well-xtzn7gw99

    For those who can't penetrate the Times paywall, the DM has helpfully repackaged the highlights.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4560498/Woman-took-refugee-kindness-thrown-face.html

    A year after this unfortunate experience with Mohammed, Barber… declares she has recovered sufficiently to take in another refugee.

    What an absurdity.

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  40. Hrw-500 says:

    A bit off-topic but I spotted this post from City-journal about Evergreen and Middlebury. https://www.city-journal.org/html/revolutions-angry-children-15221.html

    “…. die on this campus!”

    What if the campus die before? I think they should learn then some rich white men finance BLM.

    And vlogger Tommy Sotomayor did a vlog debunking white priviledge.

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    • Replies: @Thea
    It doesn't matter who is correct, has the facts on their side or flows logic. It only matters who has the megaphone .
  41. Randal says:

    I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns.

    If you feel the need to say it, you don’t deserve it.

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  42. Evergreen State is also the alma mater of Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    And Macklemore, Carrie Brownstein, Kathleen Hanna, tragically overlooked Darwin Awards contender Rachel Corrie... and Michael Richards.

    Sounds lovely.
  43. Randal says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Maybe he's taken my advice on this after all?

    Compare my follow up tweet to him 10 hours ago:

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/870030675595980800

    To this tweet from him 4 hours ago:

    https://twitter.com/EricRWeinstein/status/870130669862567936

    Eric Weinstein
    ✔ ‎@EricRWeinstein

    This era where mere mention of misogyny, racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, harassment, antisemitism or homophobia ends careers must now end.

    Weinstein is spot on with that (as you were with your similar sentiments). The difficult part is enacting it.

    I imagine there must be some amusing conversations going on between the brothers on this. Commenter for-the-record highlighted this reported comment from Eric about Bret:

    “Eric Weinstein, the professor’s brother, called the exchange ironic due to his brother’s “center-left” political views and staunch anti-racism.

    “If you had asked me who is one of racism’s most powerful foes, I would have said Bret Weinstein,” Eric Weinstein told The Times. “There’s something sort of ‘Twilight Zone’ about one of the most thoughtful commentators on race, at one of the most progressive schools in the country, getting called a racist.” “

    My feeling is that there’s always an element of satisfaction in an antiracist bigot getting hoist on the antiracist petard, but doubtless Eric Weinstein doesn’t see his brother in quite that harsh light, though I’ve yet to encounter an avowed antiracist who wasn’t an antiracist bigot – sort of goes with the territory.

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    • Replies: @Thea
    They are only upset that they have been targeted and might lose income. Innocent whites who want to be left alone about raw egg can die for all they care. I'm glad they are hanging in the noise they made for us.
  44. The only way that video could have been any better is if they had actually shouted “WE WUZ KANGZ”.

    The recent white supremacist conspiracy to falsify DNA evidance from Egypt must have really got them riled up.

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  45. Randal says:
    @Anonymous Nephew
    Also OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/01/this-is-not-ok-martina-navratilova-repeats-call-to-rename-margaret-court-arena


    Martina Navratilova has stepped up her call to rename Margaret Court Arena after the latest comments by her fellow former world No1 caused yet more outrage in the LGBTI and tennis communities.

    “We celebrate free speech, but that doesn’t mean it is free of consequences – not punishment, but consequences,” Navratilova wrote in an open letter published by Fairfax Media.

    “We should not be celebrating this kind of behaviour, this kind of philosophy. The platform people like Margaret Court use needs to be made smaller, not bigger.”

    On Wednesday, Court said tennis was “full of lesbians” and added that transgender children were the work of “the devil”. Those views came after she said earlier the previous week she would boycott the airline, Qantas, over its support for same-sex marriage.

    Court, a Christian pastor at Perth’s Victory Life church...
     

    Tennis full of lesbians? How dare she say such a thing!

    (It's nice to find a straight one - Navra should be celebrating the diversity.)

    Also OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jun/01/calais-paris-france-street-harassment-women-migrants-la-chapelle-refugees

    My prediction – in due course the court will be renamed, and those currently resisting the renaming will be sacked and/or forced into humiliating public apologies, Maoist-style.

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    • Replies: @ben tillman

    My prediction – in due course the court will be renamed
     
    Too bad, because Margaret Smith Court is the ultimate name for a tennis court.
  46. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Trelane
    Here's a list of colleges and universities ranked by order of
    average SAT scores of admitted students. (See where your alma mater ranks):

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/files/attachments/56143/1339-us-colleges-ranked-average-student-brainpower.pdf

    Evergreen has a mean SAT (M+V) score of 1080.

    The acceptance rate at Evergreen is 98% according to U.S. News and World Report.

    It's probably easier to get into Evergreen State than it is to get a job at the mall.

    I looked over that list like it was an AP college football ranking. Some real surprises. Both West Point and the Naval Academy rank relatively low (not even in top 100). Same with some of the University of California campuses (e.g., Irvine, Santa Barbara, etc.). I had thought that all the Asians had made all campuses in the Univ. of CA system just below Cal-Berkeley. I can’t believe how high Northeastern ranks. Even higher than Boston College. I had always thought NEU was sort of like a proprietary school like George Washington U. (I think they were but they have benefited from location and PR). I had always assumed a Wisconsin-Madison grad was just believe Michigan-Ann Arbor. And certainly way above a Gettysburg College grad.

    Btw, I couldn’t find the alma mater of the guy whom I think is one of the smartest guys around. Dennis Miller: Point Park University.

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    • Replies: @David M.
    Average West Point and Annapolis SAT scores are driven down for several reasons:

    1. The right tail of IQ distribution is much shorter. They look for more well-rounded applicants, so for instance an applicant with a good SAT score, a varsity letter in sports, and a high score on the physical fitness test is considered a better applicant than the one with an awesome SAT score and a perfect GPA, but poor physical fitness.

    2. The classes are gathered from across the country in relative proportion to population, due to the congressional nominating process. Therefore some regions are far less competitive than others.

    3. The academies both have one year prep schools which enroll prior service enlisted soldiers, and students who are otherwise promising but not up to academic expectations (especially athletes and minorities). These prep schools have high drop out rates, so they select for the individuals who possess the discipline and drive to handle the academics, even if they are not exceptionally intelligent. Part of the reason for the USAFA's higher average SAT may be that its enlisted ranks have higher average IQs than those of the army and navy.

    4. There is a large minority contingent in the academies with lower average SAT scores. Admittedly the academies have more of a justification for this than a typical academic institution. Also, the minorities who can get into the academies often have free scholarships waiting for them from other schools as well, making the competition for them tougher. That is part of the reason why so many of the minority students come from the ranks of prior enlisted.
  47. @Superman
    "Hippie college" is right. Evergreen State doesn't give out grades to students.

    >“Hippie college” is right. Evergreen State doesn’t give out grades to students.

    Just like Yale law school

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    • Replies: @Curle
    There's a huge gulf in terms of academic capability between Evergreen and Yale Law.

    Evergreen might, might be the fifth ranked college in the state, if it is lucky.
  48. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Canadian Observer
    If Kurt Cobain had to experience what is going on today at Evergreen State, he might have been inspired to live with the gentrified hipsters rather than pursue a life as a filthy eclectic artist. Cobain lived his entire life around white people (I actually met someone he went to grade school with). Moreover, he originally came from a redneck town. Although he was rather ashamed of this fact, it clearly defined who he was.

    Cobain's first real interaction with a black person was in New York City after he had already become famous. A black guy came up to him and said that he liked his music. This compliment thrilled him.

    Kurt's bassist Krist Novoselic is currently a rich leftist activist type who issues the usual SJW talking points but he has also publicly supported Trump on several issues.

    I’ve been thinking a lot about Grunge since Chris Cornell died a couple of weeks ago. I went back and watched Hype! and Singles and I’ve listened to all my old dusty albums a couple of times over. What struck me was the total lack of “people of color” everywhere. Sure you can point to someone like Kim Thayil, guitarist for Soundgarden, or James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins but that’s really about it. Since Grunge died in 1994 and post-Grunge died by 2000, music has gotten way more “colorful”. Since then, we’ve seen the death of rock as a mainstream force.

    Now we have stories like this in our music publications:

    http://www.stereogum.com/1943710/she-blow-that-dick-like-a-cello-makes-no-sense-and-lil-yachty-is-sorry/news/

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    • Replies: @MW
    To some extent, pop-country has filled the void left by the decline of rock. It is definitely music by-and-for white people, anyway.
    , @Anon
    Scarcely a single black person was ever interested in Grunge either as a fan or as a musician. Blacks were all into rap back in the 1980s. Blacks have been self-segregating in music for a long time.
    , @Joe Sweet

    Grunge died in 1994 and post-Grunge died by 2000, music has gotten way more “colorful”. Since then, we’ve seen the death of rock as a mainstream force.
     
    Good rock and roll migrated to Latin America in the 80s and 90s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFpDPzdsyDQ
  49. dearieme says:

    “George Bridges Statement”

    Christ, he’s not even literate. It is, according to taste, “George Bridges’ Statement” or “George Bridges’s Statement”.

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  50. @Anonymous Nephew
    Also OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/01/this-is-not-ok-martina-navratilova-repeats-call-to-rename-margaret-court-arena


    Martina Navratilova has stepped up her call to rename Margaret Court Arena after the latest comments by her fellow former world No1 caused yet more outrage in the LGBTI and tennis communities.

    “We celebrate free speech, but that doesn’t mean it is free of consequences – not punishment, but consequences,” Navratilova wrote in an open letter published by Fairfax Media.

    “We should not be celebrating this kind of behaviour, this kind of philosophy. The platform people like Margaret Court use needs to be made smaller, not bigger.”

    On Wednesday, Court said tennis was “full of lesbians” and added that transgender children were the work of “the devil”. Those views came after she said earlier the previous week she would boycott the airline, Qantas, over its support for same-sex marriage.

    Court, a Christian pastor at Perth’s Victory Life church...
     

    Tennis full of lesbians? How dare she say such a thing!

    (It's nice to find a straight one - Navra should be celebrating the diversity.)

    Also OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jun/01/calais-paris-france-street-harassment-women-migrants-la-chapelle-refugees

    Martina Navratilova on Margaret Court:

    We celebrate free speech, but that doesn’t mean it is free of consequences – not punishment, but consequences

    This is 1984-level doublespeak.

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  51. FPD72 says:
    @Lurker
    Supplying up-to-the-minute topical commentary - where's the Ohio National Guard when you need them?

    Where is S.I. Hayakawa when you need him? It’s time for some Language in Thought and Action to be applied to some numb skulls in Olympia. Putting him in charge at CSUSF was one of Reagan’s better moves as governor.

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    • Replies: @Anon 2
    Anyone who remembers the '60s
    will remember how S.I. Hayakawa
    unplugged the student radicals' loudspeakers
    at CSUSF in 1968 or '69. His mentor in
    General Semantics (one of its many applications
    was to know how to counteract propaganda),
    Count Korzybski, would've been proud. Korzybski
    himself in 1917 demonstrated how to deal with
    unruly longshoremen in Brooklyn - he simply
    had the captain unplug the steam the longshoremen
    needed to do their work. That got their attention quick.
    Sometimes decisiveness is exactly what's needed, and
    Korzybski got a lot of experience in leadership as a Polish
    officer during WW I. After the war, he became good friends
    with George Patton. They were both formidable horsemen
    and swordsmen
  52. @Bill P
    In the meanwhile, not a word about this to be found in the Seattle Times. I didn't even know about this event until I read it here, and I live in western Washington.

    The press in Washington state is approaching Soviet levels of negligence.

    Uh, that’s not negligence.

    They’re in on the con.

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  53. Bridges isn’t cowardly or stupid or insane.

    He’s a grifter. Read the prof’s account in the WSJ.

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    • Replies: @g2k
    The two things aren't mutually exclusive. They way he allowed those kids to speak to him was cringe-worthy. But yes, I see your point. I did read the wsj article, and having dabbled in Academia briefly, I'm aware of the type. Tenure is non-existent in the UK, and the university funding councils are filled full of these types, so they can hire non-jobbers, managerialise and be nasty to fundamental science profs directly without having to ride the tiger.
  54. NOTA says:
    @Thomas
    I would like to think at some point, some college president is finally going to have enough, will call in campus police to haul out miscreants like this in handcuffs, then will commence expulsion proceedings, and will leave every college administrator who didn't have the guts to have done likewise silently ashamed of themselves.

    Then I realize that in the real world, college presidents are chosen on criteria that ensures they would be the least likely people to ever do such a thing.

    Probably plenty do, and you never hear about them because those schools don’t have a lot of riots, speakers being shouted down and assaulted, etc., because the first steps in that direction get you in serious trouble and everyone knows it.

    Deterrence works. If everyone knows that a big protest to demand the removal of a professor for insufficient political purity will get a belly-laugh from the school administration, and that disrupting a school event will get you expelled and kicked off campus, those things don’t happen very often.

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  55. @Dave Pinsen
    Professor Weinstein's brother Eric, a math PhD, runs Peter Thiel's investment fund. He's been defending his brother on Twitter, but I've suggested to him that basing his defense on his brother not being a racist is not the smartest tack.
    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/870029472048787456

    Weinstein, eh. Assuming that the Weinsteins are Jewish, the SJWs picked the wrong guys to mess with.

    Jews – unlike goys – fight back.

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  56. Kevin C. says:
    @Thomas
    I would like to think at some point, some college president is finally going to have enough, will call in campus police to haul out miscreants like this in handcuffs, then will commence expulsion proceedings, and will leave every college administrator who didn't have the guts to have done likewise silently ashamed of themselves.

    Then I realize that in the real world, college presidents are chosen on criteria that ensures they would be the least likely people to ever do such a thing.

    I would like to think at some point, some college president is finally going to have enough, will call in campus police to haul out miscreants like this in handcuffs, then will commence expulsion proceedings

    At which point, his administrator underlings will begin actively obstructing, resisting, and organizing for his removal; the lefty activist students not “hauled out” will go completely berserk; the individual campus police who did the hauling out will be personally targeted for retribution; the “academic reputation” of the school will plummet practically overnight to Liberty University levels; outside agitators will flood in en masse to protest the “fascist takeover”; legislators will be petitioned to effect an ouster; the Fed Department of Education will begin investigating whether the school can keep its accreditation, and whether there’s any “bias” to be punished; and so on.

    I’ve been mostly won over to the view of a commentor I like elsewere (“Ken’ichi” at Dreher’s) that Bridges here is simply doing part of his job as college president: to uphold and enforce the college’s Official Religion (per Haidt and others). Yale started as a Puritan seminary, and now it’s returned to those roots as a seminary of the equally-fanatical post-Puritan, non-theistic Official Religion of our current ruling elite. Whatever they say on paper, most of American academia’s actual primary mission is indoctrination in our Official Religion, and they will no more tolerate a college president bucking and undermining that mission than a Christian university in centuries past would have tolerated an open heretic in charge.

    As Thucydides said, “right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.” And it’s “who, whom” all the way down.

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  57. Arclight says:
    @Mr. Anon

    I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns.
     
    He shouldn't.

    Exactly – whichever pronoun is used to refer to a neuter would be most appropriate.

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    Perhaps we just witnessed the first documented instance of a college whose students, and their enabling/pushing faculty, courageously, postmodernly, intersectionally, and anti-colonialtastically forced gender reassignment on its president.

    Considering that Google is doodling the queer flag today, presumably for National Queer Month, Evergreen's mob-induced sex change of "he/him" is timely!

    Like castration, but more neodesemideconstructionist in its semiotic recontextualization, leading to a de-repression of the transformational paradigm.

    Doubleplusgood.

    Next up: Evergreen's culture raises mob-induced race change to the status of a Protected Class activity. If, and only if, the mob is black, the woman is white, and the offspring mulatto.
  58. Once again, these students’ views/demand while childish are the logical endgame to our multi-racial, multi-everything society.

    At some point, non-whites were bound to say, “Hey, every institution is geared for whites. (Granted, that’s because they were created by whites but that’s no longer important.) Well, the country isn’t white any more. Time to change the rules. Time to change the institutions.”

    We whites let everyone and anyone into the what was our country. We then inexplicably expected non-Europeans to act and perform like Europeans. Naturally (and I truly mean “naturally”), they aren’t. They’re acting like Native Indians or Africans or Asians. And we whites are shocked, shocked to discover this.

    “But, but, but, I thought that we were so awesome and perfect that you’d become just like us,” we said. “I mean, isn’t that the goal and desire of every non-white, to be white. I mean, you didn’t come here just to get our stuff, right.”

    Bring on the protests. Bring on the demands for change. They simple reflect our changing population. They won’t go away because black, Hispanics and Asians aren’t European and never will be.

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  59. Evergreen is the *classic* example of an institution that’s set up for intellectually curious, self driven person. It’s easy to tease the “make your own coursework, grade your own paper” approach, but the reality is that many important discoveries are made beyond the bounds of a discipline.
    Like with a Wittgenstein, would he be in the “math” or “philosophy” department? Would that question even make sense to him? Bertand Russel? Guys like that would FLOURISH in the Evergreen environment.
    And in the 80s and 90s, the success of Evergreen was transparent. Matt Groenig, creator of The Simpsons, went there. The simpsons is an interesting intersection between art, writing and technology (it gets forgotten but one of The Simpson’s “killer apps” was the technological innovation behind it’s production meant they could create more episodes easier than any other animated series at the time). Would Groening be best served in a comp sci class? English? Art?
    And you tease Olympia as being the center of “cool” for an aspiring Cobain, but Evergreen WAS the center of cool. Thayil, of Sound Garden, Brownstein, of Sleater-Kinney and Cobain went to house parties together. Those are three people who defined a decade’s sound. (Brownstein goes on to make Portlandia, so she’s at least in on the joke and probably is just as appauled)
    And it’s not just the liberal arts, Evergreen has some MASSIVE coups in objective hard science, too. Paul Stamets is an alum. A young guy who got into mushrooms (“teehee” all you want, creative inquiry comes from many different fountainheads) and ended up inventing the game changing, now industry standard method of bioremediation for radiation contamination. Guys like that are once every five hundred years. And what other college could a kid go to his advisor and say, “I think we can treat radioactive waste with mushrooms” and get a fair shake?
    As with everything developed for the sensitive, curious Occidental, though, it will not survive contact with others not like them. Evergreen got Ferguson’d, and it’s a pity because what they destroyed was pretty incredible when it was working well

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    • Replies: @Peter Johnson
    Minor historical note -- Wittgenstein would definitely be in the philosophy department and would absolutely not be in the mathematics department at a top university. He was an interesting and exciting philosopher but his understanding of mathematical logic was not great -- for example he expressed doubt about both of Godel's two undecidability theorems. They are difficult theorems, but the proofs are rock-solid. Mathematicians have little time for Wittgenstein.
    , @Olorin
    I give your observation on Paul Stamets about a 75% probability of agreement on my end.

    But certain externalized costs should be spreadsheeted against whatever radiation contamination will ever actually be bioremediated with his shroomery.

    For instance, a good number of people ended up sick, and a few maimed for life, applying his more mass-culture mush-head enthusiasms without the intellectual or institutional framework to ensure safety.

    Some of them, we're all paying for, for life (kidney damage, liver damage, mishaps involving heavy machinery, one guy getting stabby with another guy at the homeless encampment, etc.).

    That's one of the problems with the Evergreen Model. When they hurt each other, we end up paying six ways to Tuesday.

    I used to know a lady who lived in the woods about half a mile from Evergreen's gorgeous campus. On at least three occasions she found hippies stumbling around or crashed out on her private land, in various stages of mixed intoxication.

    Looking to fill the god-shaped hole. In such a pursuit, wandering from public to private land is guaranteed, more so if one believes those land owning pigs have no right to boundaries.

    One of these dreadlocked wonders required a 911 call. A girl of the Moldylocks variety. She said, "Paul Stamets sent me." Then vomited black stuff. Landowner didn't know what "Paul Stamets" was and heard it as "post amits." "???"

    Landowner lawyered up because when the hippie was made better with infusions of public money, her mommy's lawyer suggested that a lawsuit against the landowner might be a good idea.

    Not sure what the logic would have been. That October brought an Attractive Nuisance in the form of toxic mushrooms that a Greener would eat? That the landowner deviously didn't, say, Build A Wall around her property? That the landowner had no right owning beautifully tended wooded land that looked like a place that God might appear in the form of fungal reproductive bodies?

    Or most likely that mommy figured to monetarize her dolt. Never let a crisis go to waste.

  60. Wency says:
    @Superman
    "Hippie college" is right. Evergreen State doesn't give out grades to students.

    Apparently they give “evaluations”.

    http://evergreen.edu/evaluations

    I’m not sure how this works out in practice, though it seems designed to safeguard feelings by preventing an easy comparison of GPAs, at the expense of requiring a large explanation if an employer or grad school wants to know your GPA. If Harvard implemented this system it might not be a bad thing, since:

    1. The odds are decent that the job is somewhat important/high-paying if you’re hiring a Harvard grad, so it might be worth the time to read these things.

    2. Due to grade inflation, there’s not much distinction in GPA at Harvard. Reading evaluations for a few key classes might tell you more than the difference between a 3.95 GPA and a 3.92.

    But no one wants to read all these evaluations to hire a community college grad.

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  61. The Z Blog says: • Website

    A few years ago I was visiting a friend at Yale. He was doing post-grad work and living in grad housing. It was a big old house in which one of the deans lived with his wife. A dozen grad students lived there. It was basically an adult fraternity house. I stayed there for a few days and I was transported back to my youth living with a bunch of guys in a house during college years. Except, everyone was middle-aged or older.

    Drinking with some of the grad students one night, they were early 30′s, one of them asked me, “How do you do it out there?” At first, I thought he was asking how I made a living. No, he was curious about life outside campus. He had never been off campus and he was thinking about taking a job for an energy company. He had a PhD is something that could be useful in energy exploration.

    Our college campus is an adult daycare center. The further up you go, the less attached to reality it gets. It’s not just the campus. Large swaths of the managerial state are now divorced from our daily reality. It’s why Charles Murray is a howling at the moon anti-Trumper. Trump is the outside and in order for Murray to stay inside, he needs to announce with vigor the great distance between himself and Trump and Trump voters.

    Leaving Yale, I thought about this line from Wells:

    “‘It seemed to me that I had happened upon humanity upon the wane. The ruddy sunset set me thinking of the sunset of mankind. For the first time I began to realize an odd consequence of the social effort in which we are at present engaged. And yet, come to think, it is a logical consequence enough. Strength is the outcome of need; security sets a premium on feebleness. The work of ameliorating the conditions of life—the true civilizing process that makes life more and more secure— had gone steadily on to a climax. One triumph of a united humanity over Nature had followed another. Things that are now mere dreams had become projects deliberately put in hand and carried forward. And the harvest was what I saw!”

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    • Replies: @epochehusserl
    Our college campus is an adult daycare center. The further up you go, the less attached to reality it gets. It’s not just the campus. Large swaths of the managerial state are now divorced from our daily reality. It’s why Charles Murray is a howling at the moon anti-Trumper. Trump is the outside and in order for Murray to stay inside, he needs to announce with vigor the great distance between himself and Trump and Trump voters.
    -------------------------------
    A lot of this comes from unaffordable family formation.
    , @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    “Drinking with some of the grad students one night, they were early 30′s…. Our college campus is an adult daycare center. The further up you go, the less attached to reality it gets.”

    Any grad student beyond his twenties [edit] is a proverbial ‘professional student.’ He’ll hunt down every grant, loan, teacher assistant job, whatever it takes so he may die of natural causes on campus and never face the real world. See: Chelsea Clinton (many people think she will keep the Clinton political dynasty alive. She won’t).

    To paraphrase a very wise man: “What I love about college is I keep getting older and the girls keep staying the same age.”
  62. Zach says:

    You’d think these student antics would be ripe for parody and that someone jump on them. For example, Matt Groening. Or maybe not because

    From 1972[14] to 1977, Groening attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington,[15] a liberal arts school that he described as “a hippie college, with no grades or required classes, that drew every weirdo in the Northwest.”[16] He served as the editor of the campus newspaper, The Cooper Point Journal, for which he also wrote articles and drew cartoons.[14]

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    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    If you are going to steal from Wikipedia, at least take the cites out.
    , @MEH 0910
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Simpsons_house

    742 Evergreen Terrace is the fictional street address in Springfield of the Simpson family home in the animated sitcom, The Simpsons and in the feature film The Simpsons Movie. In the series, the house is owned by Homer and Marge Simpson who live with their three children Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The street name is a reference to The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, creator Matt Groening's alma mater.
     
  63. Notice how the “racist” biology professor who started all this hasn’t inspired 1/10th of the contempt of this sniveling coward.

    Anyone who grew up around blacks recognizes this as the bullying that it is. It’s less ideological and looks more like fun at the expense of an individual whose weakness inspires hatred and brings out the most sadistic impulses in his simple-minded tormentors. “And it better have gumbo!” It’s fun to say because he’ll actually give in..

    Couldn’t happen to a more deserving group of people. Those students have an IQ of 90, they have no responsibility for their actions. The professors and administrators though deserve everything they get.

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  64. Nirvana didn’t make any “best” music because they were never any good in the first place.

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  65. BB753 says:

    Why doesn’t George Bridges resign and give his position to a more deserving Person of Color, preferably to a member of the Squaxin tribe?

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    • Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country
    In their own childish way, that's exactly what these protestors and others are asking.

    Liberal whites want to trash on regular whites and our institutions and bring in lots of people of color, but these same whites want to stay in power while leading those people of color. That arrangement could only last so long. As some point, blacks, Hispanics and Asians start saying, "Hey, how come we're not the professors and administrators here. How come we don't run the Democratic Party."

    And they're right. Liberal whites have no answer for why the upper echelons of so many organizations that claim to represent non-whites are so white. Non-whites are starting to notice and are demanding their place in the sun.

    It'll be fun to watch older liberals try to explain why non-whites should wait for their jobs. It'll be even more fun to watch younger liberal whites realize that non-whites don't feel all warm and fuzzy toward them and that the non-white have no place for them in this new world.
    , @Olorin
    When Les Purce (black former prez) retired, the four finalists for his job were Bridges, two women, and an "expert in Latino/a theology." Male, Puerto Rican IIRC.

    I'm wondering now whether the white guy didn't get hired (to widespread surprise) to hold the bag upon the inevitable septic explosion.

    Curious how Weinstein stirred the pot, got the conflict going, then scootled away "in fear," leaving the white guy to look stupid in a far more fearsome situation.
  66. Matra says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Maybe he's taken my advice on this after all?

    Compare my follow up tweet to him 10 hours ago:

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/870030675595980800

    To this tweet from him 4 hours ago:

    https://twitter.com/EricRWeinstein/status/870130669862567936

    The tweet says: This era where mere mention of misogyny, racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, harassment, antisemitism or homophobia ends careers must now end

    Oh now it must end. I heard of cases 25 years ago of professors being fired for minor things like referring to “Native Americans” as “Indians”. But I guess that was OK. So was all the other bullying and walking on eggshells that’s been going on for decades but now that a self-proclaimed progressive professor is being harassed it’s suddenly gone too far. Cry me a river.

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    • Replies: @3g4me
    @37 Matra: Precisely. The schadenfreude is delightful. I realize Steve really just wants everyone to get along, but sooner or later he will come to the realization that SJWs, the left, whatever one wishes to call them, cannot be reasoned with or shamed by mere "noticing" but must be viciously fought and crushed, and the natural r-strategists who continually pop up must be continuously stomped on. As far as even an iota of sympathy when the revolution eats its own - nah, ZFG.
    , @Jack D
    It's all fun and games until the Revolution starts to eat its own.
  67. biz says:

    Evergreen State is certainly way ahead of the curve with its 98% acceptance rate, 1050 SAT average, and the level of power that its mau-mauing student mafia currently has over teachers and administrators.

    However it is currently a glimpse into the future of all schools if ridiculous schemes like ‘universal’ college, ‘free’ college, or randomized admissions to colleges ever become reality.

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  68. Curle says:

    Here’s a fun fact, Kari Tupper, long time partner of Bridges and the mother of his children, is the same young lady who was the victim of disgraced former US Senator Brock Adams from the following 1988 NYT article. Talk about intersectionality!

    http://www.nytimes.com/1988/09/30/us/senator-pressed-on-sexual-charge.html

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    • Replies: @CJ
    I did not know that! Wow, he's a grifter, she's a grifter.

    Kari Tupper, who was 24 years old, at the time of the alleged incident, did not attend the news conference. She is now 26, has married, and is living in Seattle.

    Washington, D.C., police reports that were released Wednesday under the Freedom of Information Act said that Ms. Tupper told the police she had rejected sexual advances from Mr. Adams for two years, went to his house on March 27, 1987, to ask him to stop harassing her and woke up in bed with him, fearing she had been drugged and assaulted.

    Reports from two hospitals, made public Wednesday, failed to support either the sexual assault or drugging allegation. Tests at Arlington Hospital in Virginia, where Ms. Tupper was examined on March 28, 1987, proved negative for sperm or an enzyme found in semen.

    The police investigation was turned over to prosecutors, who decided not to press charges.

    Joseph DiGenova, the United States Attorney at the time the case came up, said an experienced team of prosecutors reviewed the charges and concluded they had ''absolutely no merit whatsoever.''

    [snip]

    Mr. Adams accused Ms. Tupper of demanding $400,000 ''hush money.''
     
    , @Anon
    False police report and extortion.
  69. DWright says:

    My take away on this is that Evergreen isn’t a real college. Doesn’t even issue grades, 98% acceptance rate?

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  70. 3g4me says:
    @Matra
    The tweet says: This era where mere mention of misogyny, racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, harassment, antisemitism or homophobia ends careers must now end

    Oh now it must end. I heard of cases 25 years ago of professors being fired for minor things like referring to "Native Americans" as "Indians". But I guess that was OK. So was all the other bullying and walking on eggshells that's been going on for decades but now that a self-proclaimed progressive professor is being harassed it's suddenly gone too far. Cry me a river.

    @37 Matra: Precisely. The schadenfreude is delightful. I realize Steve really just wants everyone to get along, but sooner or later he will come to the realization that SJWs, the left, whatever one wishes to call them, cannot be reasoned with or shamed by mere “noticing” but must be viciously fought and crushed, and the natural r-strategists who continually pop up must be continuously stomped on. As far as even an iota of sympathy when the revolution eats its own – nah, ZFG.

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    • Replies: @NOTA
    "Crushed" is overly dramatic. They need the rest of us to roll our eyes when they make silly, over-the-top demands, and they need neutral enforcement of laws (like those cops at Auburn). No crushing required--they have power only rest of us give it to them.
  71. Jack D says:

    This is just the old shakedown/protection racket. “Nice little university you got there, Dr. Bridges. Be a shame if anything happened to it. Now what were you saying about homework?”

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    It's the exam season. Black students causing mayhem when exams are due is getting to be a routine event.
  72. Jack D says:
    @Matra
    The tweet says: This era where mere mention of misogyny, racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, harassment, antisemitism or homophobia ends careers must now end

    Oh now it must end. I heard of cases 25 years ago of professors being fired for minor things like referring to "Native Americans" as "Indians". But I guess that was OK. So was all the other bullying and walking on eggshells that's been going on for decades but now that a self-proclaimed progressive professor is being harassed it's suddenly gone too far. Cry me a river.

    It’s all fun and games until the Revolution starts to eat its own.

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    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    It can't happen soon enough.
    , @fish

    It’s all fun and games until the Revolution starts to eat its own.
     
    That's when it gets more fun!
  73. Truth says:

    LOL, that university president is one of the most perfect things created by God. When they cast for the Dilbert movie he should go to the head of the line!

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  74. Curle says:
    @27 year old
    >“Hippie college” is right. Evergreen State doesn’t give out grades to students.

    Just like Yale law school

    There’s a huge gulf in terms of academic capability between Evergreen and Yale Law.

    Evergreen might, might be the fifth ranked college in the state, if it is lucky.

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  75. Jack D says:

    In some future era, people will look on Dr. Bridge’s words with pity, as when we read the forced confessions of “imperialist lackeys” made during the cultural revolution.

    The only thing that is missing is the dunce cap:

    It’s true that Dr. Bridges is completely spineless, but you don’t get that far in a leftist government college bureaucracy as a white man by actually having any spine – see Dr. Weinstein.

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  76. @Jack D
    It's all fun and games until the Revolution starts to eat its own.

    It can’t happen soon enough.

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  77. JamesG says:

    Studying for exams is hard.

    Doing homework is hard.

    Solution: demostrate!

    (Or do you think the demon-strators are good students whose work is up-to-date?)

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    • Replies: @James Richard
    You obviously don't know much about Evergreen. You can create your own major and design your own "projects." There is no requirement that it be hard.

    http://evergreen.edu/
    , @daniel le mouche
    But she be say'd whah they beed dare. 'Cuz we here on ar own tahm, unnastan?'
    Like a fine mature female person of color once said to me in the street, 'Touch black, you go to jail!'
    I now stand with my hand on my heart and sing.
    'Oh beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain.....'
  78. Boils says:

    When the stereotype fits exactly, as is the case at Evergreen, time to duck…the baboons are restless tonight.

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  79. CJ says:
    @Curle
    Here's a fun fact, Kari Tupper, long time partner of Bridges and the mother of his children, is the same young lady who was the victim of disgraced former US Senator Brock Adams from the following 1988 NYT article. Talk about intersectionality!

    http://www.nytimes.com/1988/09/30/us/senator-pressed-on-sexual-charge.html

    I did not know that! Wow, he’s a grifter, she’s a grifter.

    Kari Tupper, who was 24 years old, at the time of the alleged incident, did not attend the news conference. She is now 26, has married, and is living in Seattle.

    Washington, D.C., police reports that were released Wednesday under the Freedom of Information Act said that Ms. Tupper told the police she had rejected sexual advances from Mr. Adams for two years, went to his house on March 27, 1987, to ask him to stop harassing her and woke up in bed with him, fearing she had been drugged and assaulted.

    Reports from two hospitals, made public Wednesday, failed to support either the sexual assault or drugging allegation. Tests at Arlington Hospital in Virginia, where Ms. Tupper was examined on March 28, 1987, proved negative for sperm or an enzyme found in semen.

    The police investigation was turned over to prosecutors, who decided not to press charges.

    Joseph DiGenova, the United States Attorney at the time the case came up, said an experienced team of prosecutors reviewed the charges and concluded they had ”absolutely no merit whatsoever.”

    [snip]

    Mr. Adams accused Ms. Tupper of demanding $400,000 ”hush money.”

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    • Replies: @Curle
    I think Tupper really was a victim in the Adams roofie incident. See more details here

    https://www.google.com/amp/people.com/archive/scandal-ends-a-senatorss-career-vol-37-no-10/amp/

    Must have been a tough call at the NYT on how to cover the story. On the one hand you had a reliable liberal US Senator and on the other you had the always useful meme of White male predators. It's just too bad for the Times he wasn't a conservatuve or they could have given it daily coverage and to be Adams'd would have entered popular parlance as short-hand for being roofied.
  80. They were told they were smart. But fact is, they aren’t college material. Even that puny curriculum, no science, no math, they’re in over their heads and of course, they’re pissed. But the Diploma Mill will print their “degrees” and of course they’ll get hired. College material. You are or you aren’t, but even in those that aren’t, there’s money to be made. Very few young Black men going to college today, or at least in these videos. Striking differences in numbers. Those are some angry, wild-ass women, those Blacks. They aren’t coping and their reward is the cowering of the so-called adults. Can’t make a deadline? These “women” could hand in a blank piece of paper and those professors would give them an A. They really have no complaints coming.

    On the other hand, I DO love to see the turmoil on-campuses these days. A culture I despise, ruined, no longer worthy of concern. Hope the whole thing burns down except the serious sciences that keep things humming along. The rest is sheer waste.

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    • Replies: @daniel le mouche
    'Hope the whole thing burns down except the serious sciences that keep things humming along. The rest is sheer waste.'

    While I heartily agree with most of your post, I disagree here. Much, very much, that is great (or once was) has absolutely nothing to do with science. But (coming from a black man I spoke to last week who lives in London and is very angry too with white people), the very act of teaching a bit of history from ancient Rome and Greece is now considered highly racist (this, once more, in the UK). I could only say, 'Well, it IS Europe'. I forgot to mention that it is also extremely interesting, but I'm likely just projecting whiteness.
  81. anonymous says: • Website • Disclaimer

    Off Topical: Why we shouldn’t have nice things:

    Immigrant student’s charges for anti-Trump vandalism scuttle Connecticut legislation

    Published May 30. 2017 10:19PM | Updated May 31. 2017 1:18AM
    By PAT EATON-ROBB

    HARTFORD (AP) — A student originally from Mexico, Eric Cruz Lopez was among the most visible immigration activists on the University of Connecticut campus — up until he was charged with spray-painting expletives about President Donald Trump on the walls of school buildings.

    Now his arrest is hurting the push for a bill that would allow students without legal immigration status at the state’s public colleges and universities access to financial aid.

    Cruz, who had testified himself in favor of the legislation, was charged on May 7 with more than 100 counts of misdemeanor vandalism. Police said he gave a statement admitting to the vandalism. He did not respond to requests for comment.

    The case led state House leaders to postpone a planned vote last week on legislation that would open up $165 million in institutional financial aid to students without legal status at public colleges and universities. Those students are studying under an Obama-era executive order known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which grants them special visas.

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  82. g2k says:
    @Desiderius
    Bridges isn't cowardly or stupid or insane.

    He's a grifter. Read the prof's account in the WSJ.

    The two things aren’t mutually exclusive. They way he allowed those kids to speak to him was cringe-worthy. But yes, I see your point. I did read the wsj article, and having dabbled in Academia briefly, I’m aware of the type. Tenure is non-existent in the UK, and the university funding councils are filled full of these types, so they can hire non-jobbers, managerialise and be nasty to fundamental science profs directly without having to ride the tiger.

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    The two things aren’t mutually exclusive.
     
    No, I think when we're talking college presidents they are. This isn't small-time graft.

    They way he allowed those kids to speak to him was cringe-worthy.
     
    They were speaking the lines he and his had taught them. He knows they weren't really talking to/about him.
  83. Travis says:

    interesting that the media is downplaying the Evergreen State story. Hopefully more colleges follow their example and start having more white exclusion days, so we can see more progressive professors getting abused.

    has the NY times covered this story ? even the average NY times reader may be concerned with the exclusion of white people from campus, especially when they realize Blacks consider Jews to be white. In a few years when the governments makes the new MENA category official, will Jews still be excluded from campus when Blacks choose to exclude whites ?

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  84. fish says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Professor Weinstein's brother Eric, a math PhD, runs Peter Thiel's investment fund. He's been defending his brother on Twitter, but I've suggested to him that basing his defense on his brother not being a racist is not the smartest tack.
    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/870029472048787456

    Is there an shrill, angry “Mrs. Butterworth” scold on every college campus in America?

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    • Replies: @The True and Original David
    And in every workplace. Usually assisted by a pale female with a big nose. This pair is common enough to be archetypal.
  85. Curle says:
    @CJ
    I did not know that! Wow, he's a grifter, she's a grifter.

    Kari Tupper, who was 24 years old, at the time of the alleged incident, did not attend the news conference. She is now 26, has married, and is living in Seattle.

    Washington, D.C., police reports that were released Wednesday under the Freedom of Information Act said that Ms. Tupper told the police she had rejected sexual advances from Mr. Adams for two years, went to his house on March 27, 1987, to ask him to stop harassing her and woke up in bed with him, fearing she had been drugged and assaulted.

    Reports from two hospitals, made public Wednesday, failed to support either the sexual assault or drugging allegation. Tests at Arlington Hospital in Virginia, where Ms. Tupper was examined on March 28, 1987, proved negative for sperm or an enzyme found in semen.

    The police investigation was turned over to prosecutors, who decided not to press charges.

    Joseph DiGenova, the United States Attorney at the time the case came up, said an experienced team of prosecutors reviewed the charges and concluded they had ''absolutely no merit whatsoever.''

    [snip]

    Mr. Adams accused Ms. Tupper of demanding $400,000 ''hush money.''
     

    I think Tupper really was a victim in the Adams roofie incident. See more details here

    https://www.google.com/amp/people.com/archive/scandal-ends-a-senatorss-career-vol-37-no-10/amp/

    Must have been a tough call at the NYT on how to cover the story. On the one hand you had a reliable liberal US Senator and on the other you had the always useful meme of White male predators. It’s just too bad for the Times he wasn’t a conservatuve or they could have given it daily coverage and to be Adams’d would have entered popular parlance as short-hand for being roofied.

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    • Replies: @ben tillman

    I think Tupper really was a victim in the Adams roofie incident. See more details here
     
    Obviously, you have studies the case in more detail than I have, but it's a bit odd that she went to his house to personally tell him off.
    , @Anon
    I believe there were a lot of women who complained not of rape, but endless pawing and harassing. The feminazis defended him and Ted Kennedy.
  86. fish says:
    @Jack D
    It's all fun and games until the Revolution starts to eat its own.

    It’s all fun and games until the Revolution starts to eat its own.

    That’s when it gets more fun!

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  87. Baby Boomer Bastard George Bridges Is An Academic Arsehole

    Evergreen State College President George Bridges is the kind of dirtbag who is infesting academia in America today. This overpaid SOB should be fired immediately. He should also be severed from any and all pensions, benefits or any other type of rewards after his employment is terminated.

    President Trump should begin dismantling the university and college system in the United States.

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    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    President Trump should begin dismantling the university and college system in the United States.
     
    This is a state college. Other than the military academies, the feds have almost no institutions of higher education to dismantle.

    However, federal money pays for a lot of this nonsense, and Trump may have some say over that. What better way to drain the swamp?
  88. black sea says:

    Someday, there’s going to be a showdown between the deplorables and the unemployables. Won’t be pretty.

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    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    To be fair, this is the only way that anything ever gets done. I think that conservatives have had an unfair tendency to look down upon people who "cannot provide for family or support themselves"; the same tendencies also make individuals much more moderate. But in the end, we need the radicals to make a difference. Its the only chance.
    , @lavoisier
    The deplorables are becoming the unemployables. And if the Goodwhites have their way, the deplorables will become the disappeared.
  89. dr kill says:
    @Dan Hayes
    Steve,

    Even for an academic, the college president is shameless beyond bounds and utterly beyond redemption in this life or in any other!

    I don’t think ( always use think, not feel ) that life- long East Coasters can imagine where the collective West Coast head is at; what they consider normal thinking.

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  90. Thea says:
    @Hrw-500
    A bit off-topic but I spotted this post from City-journal about Evergreen and Middlebury. https://www.city-journal.org/html/revolutions-angry-children-15221.html

    ".... die on this campus!"

    What if the campus die before? I think they should learn then some rich white men finance BLM.

    And vlogger Tommy Sotomayor did a vlog debunking white priviledge.
    https://youtu.be/5Sphl4kTcYE

    It doesn’t matter who is correct, has the facts on their side or flows logic. It only matters who has the megaphone .

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  91. @BB753
    Why doesn't George Bridges resign and give his position to a more deserving Person of Color, preferably to a member of the Squaxin tribe?

    In their own childish way, that’s exactly what these protestors and others are asking.

    Liberal whites want to trash on regular whites and our institutions and bring in lots of people of color, but these same whites want to stay in power while leading those people of color. That arrangement could only last so long. As some point, blacks, Hispanics and Asians start saying, “Hey, how come we’re not the professors and administrators here. How come we don’t run the Democratic Party.”

    And they’re right. Liberal whites have no answer for why the upper echelons of so many organizations that claim to represent non-whites are so white. Non-whites are starting to notice and are demanding their place in the sun.

    It’ll be fun to watch older liberals try to explain why non-whites should wait for their jobs. It’ll be even more fun to watch younger liberal whites realize that non-whites don’t feel all warm and fuzzy toward them and that the non-white have no place for them in this new world.

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  92. eah says:

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  93. @Sunbeam
    " The play is about an imaginary Southern town in which all the black people disappear one day. The idea behind the play is that societies with deeply racist ideas in fact depend on the very people they subjugate."

    I don't think it works the way they think it does.

    If all of the black people in the Southern town I live in Raptured to their eternal heavenly reward, I am pretty sure that life would continue as normal within…8 hours. Maybe less.

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Daniel, like the phrase...."Raptured to their eternal heavenly reward."
    , @William Badwhite
    Think of all the private schools going under as people returned their kids to the now usable public schools, the massive police layoffs, the huge hit ADT would take as people cancelled their burglar alarm contracts, etc.

    Within a few years people would be letting their concealed carry permits expire...it would be momentous
    , @Truth
    Yeah, but when you die, Danny, there will be a city holiday declared, and the military will honor you in full dress.
  94. @black sea
    Someday, there's going to be a showdown between the deplorables and the unemployables. Won't be pretty.

    To be fair, this is the only way that anything ever gets done. I think that conservatives have had an unfair tendency to look down upon people who “cannot provide for family or support themselves”; the same tendencies also make individuals much more moderate. But in the end, we need the radicals to make a difference. Its the only chance.

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  95. @JamesG
    Studying for exams is hard.

    Doing homework is hard.

    Solution: demostrate!

    (Or do you think the demon-strators are good students whose work is up-to-date?)

    You obviously don’t know much about Evergreen. You can create your own major and design your own “projects.” There is no requirement that it be hard.

    http://evergreen.edu/

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  96. Thea says:
    @Randal

    Eric Weinstein
    ✔ ‎@EricRWeinstein

    This era where mere mention of misogyny, racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, harassment, antisemitism or homophobia ends careers must now end.
     
    Weinstein is spot on with that (as you were with your similar sentiments). The difficult part is enacting it.

    I imagine there must be some amusing conversations going on between the brothers on this. Commenter for-the-record highlighted this reported comment from Eric about Bret:

    "Eric Weinstein, the professor’s brother, called the exchange ironic due to his brother’s “center-left” political views and staunch anti-racism.

    “If you had asked me who is one of racism’s most powerful foes, I would have said Bret Weinstein,” Eric Weinstein told The Times. “There’s something sort of ‘Twilight Zone’ about one of the most thoughtful commentators on race, at one of the most progressive schools in the country, getting called a racist.” "
     
    My feeling is that there's always an element of satisfaction in an antiracist bigot getting hoist on the antiracist petard, but doubtless Eric Weinstein doesn't see his brother in quite that harsh light, though I've yet to encounter an avowed antiracist who wasn't an antiracist bigot - sort of goes with the territory.

    They are only upset that they have been targeted and might lose income. Innocent whites who want to be left alone about raw egg can die for all they care. I’m glad they are hanging in the noise they made for us.

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  97. @oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang
    Evergreen is the *classic* example of an institution that's set up for intellectually curious, self driven person. It's easy to tease the "make your own coursework, grade your own paper" approach, but the reality is that many important discoveries are made beyond the bounds of a discipline.
    Like with a Wittgenstein, would he be in the "math" or "philosophy" department? Would that question even make sense to him? Bertand Russel? Guys like that would FLOURISH in the Evergreen environment.
    And in the 80s and 90s, the success of Evergreen was transparent. Matt Groenig, creator of The Simpsons, went there. The simpsons is an interesting intersection between art, writing and technology (it gets forgotten but one of The Simpson's "killer apps" was the technological innovation behind it's production meant they could create more episodes easier than any other animated series at the time). Would Groening be best served in a comp sci class? English? Art?
    And you tease Olympia as being the center of "cool" for an aspiring Cobain, but Evergreen WAS the center of cool. Thayil, of Sound Garden, Brownstein, of Sleater-Kinney and Cobain went to house parties together. Those are three people who defined a decade's sound. (Brownstein goes on to make Portlandia, so she's at least in on the joke and probably is just as appauled)
    And it's not just the liberal arts, Evergreen has some MASSIVE coups in objective hard science, too. Paul Stamets is an alum. A young guy who got into mushrooms ("teehee" all you want, creative inquiry comes from many different fountainheads) and ended up inventing the game changing, now industry standard method of bioremediation for radiation contamination. Guys like that are once every five hundred years. And what other college could a kid go to his advisor and say, "I think we can treat radioactive waste with mushrooms" and get a fair shake?
    As with everything developed for the sensitive, curious Occidental, though, it will not survive contact with others not like them. Evergreen got Ferguson'd, and it's a pity because what they destroyed was pretty incredible when it was working well

    Minor historical note — Wittgenstein would definitely be in the philosophy department and would absolutely not be in the mathematics department at a top university. He was an interesting and exciting philosopher but his understanding of mathematical logic was not great — for example he expressed doubt about both of Godel’s two undecidability theorems. They are difficult theorems, but the proofs are rock-solid. Mathematicians have little time for Wittgenstein.

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  98. One sad theme emerging in all of this is that both the crappiest colleges and the elite Ivy leagues are being taken over by SJW/black forces who are mouthing the exact same platitudes about race and identity. In the name of political correctness and “diversity”, we are only getting blandness, conformity and across-the-board enforced mediocrity.

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  99. Has the time come for white-only colleges?

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    • Replies: @daniel le mouche
    'Has the time come for white-only colleges?'

    If only. There might then be a place of spiritual refuge, where one could actually STUDY in peace, and begin to really grow and flourish.
    But I forget: being a college stoodent means one thing. Protest. (And of course, now, Blackness.)
  100. In other states, this kind of school tends to be private. Eg, Hampshire, Bard, Reed.

    But then, Washington is a weird state, with a green flag and an unoriginal name*, left-wing atheists in the west and right-wing atheists in the east; they miss their stupid NBA franchise, but not their Stanley Cup-winning hockey club of 1917; they legalized both abortion on demand and concealed carry in 1967. Everyone’s in a union, but no one pays income tax (to the state).

    *But their municipalities make up for it: Walla Walla, Yakima, Cle Elum, Puyallup, Union Gap, George (yes, George), Mukilteo, Electric City, Soap Lake, and on and on.

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  101. @jim jones
    The First Law of Politics is that Biology does not apply to human beings, every Professor should know that.

    I should think all of us here can agree that the vibrant student bodies are a boon to the institution.

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    • Replies: @daniel le mouche
    'I should think all of us here can agree that the vibrant student bodies are a boon to the institution.'

    Yes, it's quite a vibrant street gang/baboon house + requisite straggling honky wannabees/hangers-on. And the best thing of all, free gumbo--'an it be bedda be jus like my mama's'.
  102. @Charles Pewitt
    Baby Boomer Bastard George Bridges Is An Academic Arsehole

    Evergreen State College President George Bridges is the kind of dirtbag who is infesting academia in America today. This overpaid SOB should be fired immediately. He should also be severed from any and all pensions, benefits or any other type of rewards after his employment is terminated.

    President Trump should begin dismantling the university and college system in the United States.

    President Trump should begin dismantling the university and college system in the United States.

    This is a state college. Other than the military academies, the feds have almost no institutions of higher education to dismantle.

    However, federal money pays for a lot of this nonsense, and Trump may have some say over that. What better way to drain the swamp?

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  103. Tipo 61 says:

    Evergreen State is a progressive retreat for young people, nothing more.

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  104. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Dan Hayes
    Steve,

    Even for an academic, the college president is shameless beyond bounds and utterly beyond redemption in this life or in any other!

    In other words he is a cuck.

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    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @vx37
    You don't know your political terminology. He's not a cuck, a cuck is a a conservative or moderate quisling who collaborates in murderous white-hating racism out of fear or for profit or both. Nothing conservative about him, he's a flat out left-winged, white hating genocidal racist. He's the sort that cucks cuck to.
  105. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @ScarletNumber
    Evergreen State is also the alma mater of Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons.

    And Macklemore, Carrie Brownstein, Kathleen Hanna, tragically overlooked Darwin Awards contender Rachel Corrie… and Michael Richards.

    Sounds lovely.

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  106. @Superman
    "Hippie college" is right. Evergreen State doesn't give out grades to students.

    If the school doesn’t even give grades, why are all those jackasses so concerned about their homework and upcoming exams?

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  107. MW says:
    @Anon
    I've been thinking a lot about Grunge since Chris Cornell died a couple of weeks ago. I went back and watched Hype! and Singles and I've listened to all my old dusty albums a couple of times over. What struck me was the total lack of "people of color" everywhere. Sure you can point to someone like Kim Thayil, guitarist for Soundgarden, or James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins but that's really about it. Since Grunge died in 1994 and post-Grunge died by 2000, music has gotten way more "colorful". Since then, we've seen the death of rock as a mainstream force.

    Now we have stories like this in our music publications:
    http://www.stereogum.com/1943710/she-blow-that-dick-like-a-cello-makes-no-sense-and-lil-yachty-is-sorry/news/

    To some extent, pop-country has filled the void left by the decline of rock. It is definitely music by-and-for white people, anyway.

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  108. @g2k
    The two things aren't mutually exclusive. They way he allowed those kids to speak to him was cringe-worthy. But yes, I see your point. I did read the wsj article, and having dabbled in Academia briefly, I'm aware of the type. Tenure is non-existent in the UK, and the university funding councils are filled full of these types, so they can hire non-jobbers, managerialise and be nasty to fundamental science profs directly without having to ride the tiger.

    The two things aren’t mutually exclusive.

    No, I think when we’re talking college presidents they are. This isn’t small-time graft.

    They way he allowed those kids to speak to him was cringe-worthy.

    They were speaking the lines he and his had taught them. He knows they weren’t really talking to/about him.

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    It's perfectly possible to be tyrannical towards your staff and supplicating towards groups of students. Principals in ghetto schools behave like this as a rule.

    BW is making the most of the massive cushion of public sympathy to really publicly lay into him. The wsj article sums up the situation pretty well; it's a ceasefire violation between post modernists et al and stem, and the former have really overstepped the mark and utterly discredited themselves here. If you look though those videos you can see faculty joining in with the kids. The president is holed below the waterline; it's almost as unthinkable for a professor to publicly condemn​ a senior administrator on the pages of the wsj it is for a mob of students to scream obscenities in a professor's face and threaten him. He'll be gone soon, and whatever happens, BW will land on his feet. It's situations where sjw intimidation isn't quite so brazen and outrageous and where their target is less well connected that people should worry about.

  109. @Randal
    My prediction - in due course the court will be renamed, and those currently resisting the renaming will be sacked and/or forced into humiliating public apologies, Maoist-style.

    My prediction – in due course the court will be renamed

    Too bad, because Margaret Smith Court is the ultimate name for a tennis court.

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  110. Alfa158 says:

    Sure is fun watching these circular firing squads in action. People ask what to do about the poisons being brewed in the modern university? Nothing, let them bathe in their own toxins.

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    • Replies: @Barnard
    We should quit subsidizing it with our taxes as quickly as possible. In a properly run state with an able governor and legislature, Evergreen State would be defunded and shut down before the fall semester started. Any students who participated in the efforts to get Weinstein fired would be banned from transferring to any other state funded school.
  111. biz says:

    It’s a scandal that this isn’t receiving any coverage in the NY Times. Just did a search for “Evergreen State College” and their most recent article is from March and merely cites a study by an author located there.

    The Washington Post has no news articles on it but does have one opinion piece by conservative columnist Eugene Volokh.

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  112. GregMan says:

    I don’t see how any professor, even a liberal, would want to try to teach anything to such a bunch of idiots as these Evergreen students. One would have better luck teaching Quantum Chromodynamics to a bunch of ferrets.

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    • Replies: @biz
    Well first of all, it is really difficult to get a faculty job in the sciences, so at some level he probably took what he could get.

    But second of all, I am guessing that when Weinstein took the Evergreen job ~15 years ago it was more full of the fun, loose, hippie type of left wing students, rather than this extremely offputting intersectionality kind. And the department and dean probably didn't emphasize the 98% acceptance rate.
  113. millermp1 says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist
    Watching Bridges get mau-maued in that video, I almost -- almost -- feel sorry for him. But anyone who speaks the way he does, capitulating in such a craven, shameless manner, deserves it.

    I have absolutely zero compassion for that eunuch. He is in fact much more detestable than the primates that have encircled him. It’s is these mandarins that must be expunged first. The rest will fall of their own accord simply by withdrawing the hand of altruism.

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  114. RonaldB says:
    @Mr. Anon

    I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns.
     
    He shouldn't.

    Note that Bridges uses a comma splice in his first sentence. It shows why he identifies so strongly with not-very-bright minorities clearly out of their league in an institution of education.

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  115. @Curle
    I think Tupper really was a victim in the Adams roofie incident. See more details here

    https://www.google.com/amp/people.com/archive/scandal-ends-a-senatorss-career-vol-37-no-10/amp/

    Must have been a tough call at the NYT on how to cover the story. On the one hand you had a reliable liberal US Senator and on the other you had the always useful meme of White male predators. It's just too bad for the Times he wasn't a conservatuve or they could have given it daily coverage and to be Adams'd would have entered popular parlance as short-hand for being roofied.

    I think Tupper really was a victim in the Adams roofie incident. See more details here

    Obviously, you have studies the case in more detail than I have, but it’s a bit odd that she went to his house to personally tell him off.

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  116. @Trelane
    Here's a list of colleges and universities ranked by order of
    average SAT scores of admitted students. (See where your alma mater ranks):

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/files/attachments/56143/1339-us-colleges-ranked-average-student-brainpower.pdf

    Evergreen has a mean SAT (M+V) score of 1080.

    The acceptance rate at Evergreen is 98% according to U.S. News and World Report.

    It's probably easier to get into Evergreen State than it is to get a job at the mall.

    Trelane, a degree from Evergreen probably won’t get you a job a the mall.

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  117. jack ryan says: • Website

    Why are there so few or really no populist GOP officials riding to high power by fighting the worst PC Leftist nonsense on American College Campuses?

    California Governor Ronald Reagan and CA Senator S. I. Hayakawa became national heroes by basically telling U Cal Berkeley Leftist children to

    “Just shut Up”

    I note with great anger that President Trump’s Secretary of Education has been totally AWOL on all these College Leftist riots. Instead she just preaches vouchers and charter schools to help inner city Black students, she gives talks at historically Black colleges and the “students’ disrespect her, but she just keeps pandering.

    How I long for leaders like Philly Police Chief later mayor Frank Rizzo.

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  118. jack ryan says: • Website
    @Dan Hayes
    Steve,

    Even for an academic, the college president is shameless beyond bounds and utterly beyond redemption in this life or in any other!

    Agreed and well said.

    We simply must fight fire with fire and learn to use the very effective, but cruel and mean tactics of these PC Social Justice Warrior Mauists.

    Stop calling them “snowflakes” – they are dangerous, evil people

    We must learn to “Dox” cause these extremely bad people to suffer personal pain, punishment.

    Where do they live?

    Where do they hang out?

    Who do they sleep with?

    Where do they play?

    I’m not a great fan of Former Fox top draw Bill O’Reailly, but Bill did do a decent job of exposing some of these worst ever Social Justice Warrior frauds, send TV cameras and reporters to their homes.

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  119. @Daniel Chieh
    If all of the black people in the Southern town I live in Raptured to their eternal heavenly reward, I am pretty sure that life would continue as normal within...8 hours. Maybe less.

    Daniel, like the phrase….”Raptured to their eternal heavenly reward.”

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  120. This is what that creature in the Evergreen State College video will look like in the future. The United Kingdom has their own Diane Abbott problem to deal with. The creature in that video will look like Abbott in 20 years:

    DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY

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  121. Well we have the SEC and The Big 10 and the ACC, etc. with their great athletic programs and strong curriculum. So, I propose that they form a Protest Conference, The PC and I seed the conference with the following three school, Oberlin, Evergreen and Middlebury. Add your favorite please.

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    • Replies: @lavoisier
    University of Illinois joins the ranks of dishonor with their decision to ban Watson from speaking.
  122. MarcB. says:

    This is a wake call for the “allies” who considered White Out Day a bridge too far. These desperate actions are perpetrated by a people in decline, not in ascendancy. This level of insanity risks alienating those in the go-along-get-along crowd. I had a chance to go to ESU in the late 1980′s, but decided against it because it was too far from my family and obnoxiously granola. It also lacked a traditional quantitative grading system, so transcripts would look circumspect to prospective employers.

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  123. Hhsiii says:

    I don’t use 3rd person pronouns when referring to myself. Nor do I presume to instruct others. I use the gender-neutral “I” or “me”. Or, if pressed, like someone said, you may call me Your Highness.

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  124. Anon 2 says:
    @jimmyriddle
    Mizzou's enrollment dropped by a quarter and there were lay-offs.

    It will be interesting to see how big the next freshman class is at this college.

    There is a hiring freeze at most campuses in Missouri.
    Many people will be laid off and more positions will
    be lost through attrition. Missouri has a new Republican
    governor, and a big shortfall in its higher education
    budget. On the other hand, campuses nationwide
    are starting to look like country clubs. Who wouldn’t
    want to work there? This is a big topic in academia

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  125. g2k says:
    @Desiderius

    The two things aren’t mutually exclusive.
     
    No, I think when we're talking college presidents they are. This isn't small-time graft.

    They way he allowed those kids to speak to him was cringe-worthy.
     
    They were speaking the lines he and his had taught them. He knows they weren't really talking to/about him.

    It’s perfectly possible to be tyrannical towards your staff and supplicating towards groups of students. Principals in ghetto schools behave like this as a rule.

    BW is making the most of the massive cushion of public sympathy to really publicly lay into him. The wsj article sums up the situation pretty well; it’s a ceasefire violation between post modernists et al and stem, and the former have really overstepped the mark and utterly discredited themselves here. If you look though those videos you can see faculty joining in with the kids. The president is holed below the waterline; it’s almost as unthinkable for a professor to publicly condemn​ a senior administrator on the pages of the wsj it is for a mob of students to scream obscenities in a professor’s face and threaten him. He’ll be gone soon, and whatever happens, BW will land on his feet. It’s situations where sjw intimidation isn’t quite so brazen and outrageous and where their target is less well connected that people should worry about.

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  126. Barnard says:
    @Alfa158
    Sure is fun watching these circular firing squads in action. People ask what to do about the poisons being brewed in the modern university? Nothing, let them bathe in their own toxins.

    We should quit subsidizing it with our taxes as quickly as possible. In a properly run state with an able governor and legislature, Evergreen State would be defunded and shut down before the fall semester started. Any students who participated in the efforts to get Weinstein fired would be banned from transferring to any other state funded school.

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    • Replies: @jack ryan
    What do you know about the governor of Washington State.
    , @jack ryan
    Stop thinking and talking like a "Conservative" - Conservatives just complain about taxes and their own $.

    You need to learn how to fight - yes fight and defeat these people.

    You need to study how the Liberal Left fights and gets power - it's not with guns, but it does include using force.

    You need to learn how to...

    Dox

    This entails doing do diligence to discover and then widely decimate the public information of the enemy Lib Leftist Antifa Maoists in academia

    Who are they?
    Where are they?
    What do they got?
  127. This one will look like Diane Abbott in twenty years.

    DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY

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    • Replies: @Art Deco
    No. Diane Abbott was quite handsome 30 years ago.
    , @Perspective
    I can't help but wonder if she dons spectacles because she actually needs them, or are they a prop to make her appear smarter?
  128. @The Z Blog
    A few years ago I was visiting a friend at Yale. He was doing post-grad work and living in grad housing. It was a big old house in which one of the deans lived with his wife. A dozen grad students lived there. It was basically an adult fraternity house. I stayed there for a few days and I was transported back to my youth living with a bunch of guys in a house during college years. Except, everyone was middle-aged or older.

    Drinking with some of the grad students one night, they were early 30's, one of them asked me, "How do you do it out there?" At first, I thought he was asking how I made a living. No, he was curious about life outside campus. He had never been off campus and he was thinking about taking a job for an energy company. He had a PhD is something that could be useful in energy exploration.

    Our college campus is an adult daycare center. The further up you go, the less attached to reality it gets. It's not just the campus. Large swaths of the managerial state are now divorced from our daily reality. It's why Charles Murray is a howling at the moon anti-Trumper. Trump is the outside and in order for Murray to stay inside, he needs to announce with vigor the great distance between himself and Trump and Trump voters.

    Leaving Yale, I thought about this line from Wells:

    "'It seemed to me that I had happened upon humanity upon the wane. The ruddy sunset set me thinking of the sunset of mankind. For the first time I began to realize an odd consequence of the social effort in which we are at present engaged. And yet, come to think, it is a logical consequence enough. Strength is the outcome of need; security sets a premium on feebleness. The work of ameliorating the conditions of life—the true civilizing process that makes life more and more secure— had gone steadily on to a climax. One triumph of a united humanity over Nature had followed another. Things that are now mere dreams had become projects deliberately put in hand and carried forward. And the harvest was what I saw!"
     

    Our college campus is an adult daycare center. The further up you go, the less attached to reality it gets. It’s not just the campus. Large swaths of the managerial state are now divorced from our daily reality. It’s why Charles Murray is a howling at the moon anti-Trumper. Trump is the outside and in order for Murray to stay inside, he needs to announce with vigor the great distance between himself and Trump and Trump voters.
    ——————————-
    A lot of this comes from unaffordable family formation.

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  129. jack ryan says: • Website
    @Thomas
    I would like to think at some point, some college president is finally going to have enough, will call in campus police to haul out miscreants like this in handcuffs, then will commence expulsion proceedings, and will leave every college administrator who didn't have the guts to have done likewise silently ashamed of themselves.

    Then I realize that in the real world, college presidents are chosen on criteria that ensures they would be the least likely people to ever do such a thing.

    We need to stop dreaming of some savior on a White horse defeating the Maoist Social Justice terrorists at now almost all our college campuses.

    It is up to us to effective fight these enemies. They are our enemies.

    And traditional conservatives ways of thinking and acting don’t work.

    Neither does gun fantasies, revolutionary fantasies.

    What works on the worst Lib Left Antifa anti White college campuses?

    We must, absolutely MUST learn to use the effective tactics of the Lib Left.

    Postering
    Group Chants

    and especially learn to

    DOX DOX DOX

    I am working with some of the best PI, Due Diligence people who are sympathetic to us to start offering information for $ to dox the worst College SJW enemies.

    Who are they
    Where are they
    What have they got

    We can expose and embarrass these terrible lying enemies.

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  130. jack ryan says: • Website
    @Barnard
    We should quit subsidizing it with our taxes as quickly as possible. In a properly run state with an able governor and legislature, Evergreen State would be defunded and shut down before the fall semester started. Any students who participated in the efforts to get Weinstein fired would be banned from transferring to any other state funded school.

    What do you know about the governor of Washington State.

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  131. …to an artsy kid from the lumber port of Aberdeen, WA, Evergreen State seemed like the coolest place in the known universe.

    Kinda tells you all you need to know about Kurt Cobain — and how easily the pop music business makes poseurs into “artists.”

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  132. jack ryan says: • Website
    @Barnard
    We should quit subsidizing it with our taxes as quickly as possible. In a properly run state with an able governor and legislature, Evergreen State would be defunded and shut down before the fall semester started. Any students who participated in the efforts to get Weinstein fired would be banned from transferring to any other state funded school.

    Stop thinking and talking like a “Conservative” – Conservatives just complain about taxes and their own $.

    You need to learn how to fight – yes fight and defeat these people.

    You need to study how the Liberal Left fights and gets power – it’s not with guns, but it does include using force.

    You need to learn how to…

    Dox

    This entails doing do diligence to discover and then widely decimate the public information of the enemy Lib Leftist Antifa Maoists in academia

    Who are they?
    Where are they?
    What do they got?

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  133. @Daniel Chieh
    If all of the black people in the Southern town I live in Raptured to their eternal heavenly reward, I am pretty sure that life would continue as normal within...8 hours. Maybe less.

    Think of all the private schools going under as people returned their kids to the now usable public schools, the massive police layoffs, the huge hit ADT would take as people cancelled their burglar alarm contracts, etc.

    Within a few years people would be letting their concealed carry permits expire…it would be momentous

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  134. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Jack D
    This is just the old shakedown/protection racket. "Nice little university you got there, Dr. Bridges. Be a shame if anything happened to it. Now what were you saying about homework?"

    It’s the exam season. Black students causing mayhem when exams are due is getting to be a routine event.

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    • Replies: @micro-aggie
    This would be a good assignment for an intern or a woke deep learning program: to look for correlations between protests, protest demographics, and academic deadlines.
  135. “I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns.” If “moron” is not a pronoun it should be, it would be appropriate in this guy’s case.
    “I’m Philip Nolan, I use ‘Her Royal Highness’ pronouns.”

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    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    My sister works in Admin at the U of Michigan. She says students are able to select the preferred pronouns by which profs are to address them. Some have mocked it by preferring "Her Royal Highness"
  136. Truth says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    If all of the black people in the Southern town I live in Raptured to their eternal heavenly reward, I am pretty sure that life would continue as normal within...8 hours. Maybe less.

    Yeah, but when you die, Danny, there will be a city holiday declared, and the military will honor you in full dress.

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  137. @The Z Blog
    A few years ago I was visiting a friend at Yale. He was doing post-grad work and living in grad housing. It was a big old house in which one of the deans lived with his wife. A dozen grad students lived there. It was basically an adult fraternity house. I stayed there for a few days and I was transported back to my youth living with a bunch of guys in a house during college years. Except, everyone was middle-aged or older.

    Drinking with some of the grad students one night, they were early 30's, one of them asked me, "How do you do it out there?" At first, I thought he was asking how I made a living. No, he was curious about life outside campus. He had never been off campus and he was thinking about taking a job for an energy company. He had a PhD is something that could be useful in energy exploration.

    Our college campus is an adult daycare center. The further up you go, the less attached to reality it gets. It's not just the campus. Large swaths of the managerial state are now divorced from our daily reality. It's why Charles Murray is a howling at the moon anti-Trumper. Trump is the outside and in order for Murray to stay inside, he needs to announce with vigor the great distance between himself and Trump and Trump voters.

    Leaving Yale, I thought about this line from Wells:

    "'It seemed to me that I had happened upon humanity upon the wane. The ruddy sunset set me thinking of the sunset of mankind. For the first time I began to realize an odd consequence of the social effort in which we are at present engaged. And yet, come to think, it is a logical consequence enough. Strength is the outcome of need; security sets a premium on feebleness. The work of ameliorating the conditions of life—the true civilizing process that makes life more and more secure— had gone steadily on to a climax. One triumph of a united humanity over Nature had followed another. Things that are now mere dreams had become projects deliberately put in hand and carried forward. And the harvest was what I saw!"
     

    “Drinking with some of the grad students one night, they were early 30′s…. Our college campus is an adult daycare center. The further up you go, the less attached to reality it gets.”

    Any grad student beyond his twenties [edit] is a proverbial ‘professional student.’ He’ll hunt down every grant, loan, teacher assistant job, whatever it takes so he may die of natural causes on campus and never face the real world. See: Chelsea Clinton (many people think she will keep the Clinton political dynasty alive. She won’t).

    To paraphrase a very wise man: “What I love about college is I keep getting older and the girls keep staying the same age.”

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Yep, a good friend of mine hung around various colleges and got his Phd in his forties and had a fatal heart attack not long after. He loved the campus, especially this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjzC1Dgh17A
  138. Anon 2 says:
    @FPD72
    Where is S.I. Hayakawa when you need him? It's time for some Language in Thought and Action to be applied to some numb skulls in Olympia. Putting him in charge at CSUSF was one of Reagan's better moves as governor.

    Anyone who remembers the ’60s
    will remember how S.I. Hayakawa
    unplugged the student radicals’ loudspeakers
    at CSUSF in 1968 or ’69. His mentor in
    General Semantics (one of its many applications
    was to know how to counteract propaganda),
    Count Korzybski, would’ve been proud. Korzybski
    himself in 1917 demonstrated how to deal with
    unruly longshoremen in Brooklyn – he simply
    had the captain unplug the steam the longshoremen
    needed to do their work. That got their attention quick.
    Sometimes decisiveness is exactly what’s needed, and
    Korzybski got a lot of experience in leadership as a Polish
    officer during WW I. After the war, he became good friends
    with George Patton. They were both formidable horsemen
    and swordsmen

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  139. In the 1960′s the grownups left the room. We are now forced to endure the consequences which, as time marches on, will only worsen and further militate toward the end of what’s now left of Western Civilization.

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  140. anon says: • Disclaimer

    Why don’t the Native Americans demand a casino somewhere on their native lands stolen by the University? Or .. I dunno. at least a slot machine.

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  141. Art Deco says:
    @Canadian Observer
    Cobain's uncle and grandfather spent much of their lives living in a trailer park. His father was a state trooper. Kurt's parents displayed the family dysfunction typical of lower class whites after the 1960s.

    Cobain came from deplorable stock.

    What are you talking about? A state trooper is common-and-garden salaried bourgeois (though police officers tend to have a somewhat grittier exterior than insurance agents).

    Cobain’s parents divorced in 1976. Quite regrettable, but normal-range family dysfunction for that era. Hundreds of thousands of the 1967 cohort lived through that sort of thing without dropping out of high school, getting thrown out of the family home, crashing from one friend’s home to another in a semi-vagrant state, trying to make a living off the work of a garage band, developing baffling gastrointestinal ailments, getting hooked on heroin, or marrying a woman who is generally adjudged to be somewhere in the grey area between sick, evil, and just-plain-crazy. That does not exhaust the list of oddities about Kurt Cobain. The lifetime probability of suicide for white males is something on the order of 2.5%, and it tends to be something done by old men and bachelors; Cobain was neither.

    Cobain’s problems were his problems. They’re not very illuminating about social conditions in small town Washington ca 1984.

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    • Replies: @Bill P

    Cobain’s problems were his problems. They’re not very illuminating about social conditions in small town Washington ca 1984.
     
    I beg to differ. Small town Washington - and even small neighborhoods in Seattle Washington - were hit really hard by cultural shifts in the 70s. As a little boy, I watched my grandparents' Seattle church go from a healthy, socially conservative Irish Catholic parish to a hard left PFLAG base over the course of a few years in the late 70s-early 80s.

    I also recall visiting Aberdeen (Cobain's hometown) on a fishing trip around '87, and staying in a motel. The single adult guys with decent jobs were casually picking up high school girls at the local diner to have sex with them. It was like something out of a Houellebecq novel. Totally ghetto, but it was white people doing it.

    More marginal, black sheep types like Cobain were given a very clear message that faith and family were for suckers.
  142. Neoconned says:

    I cant blame them. I work three jobs, one in fast food, its hell on earth.

    Of course they dont want to leave campus. Out here, theyre nobody – inside thI e campus, theyre everything…..

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  143. CCZ says:

    Evergreen State College is “Modern Educayshun” personified.

    I posted this link once, but, hopefully I will be granted dispensation to post it again, because this short video is a masterful and merciless depiction of “Modern [Diversity] Educayshun” by a young Australian Asian-Indian born satirist.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcWu0tsiZM&t=2s

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  144. Art Deco says:

    There’s a simple and neat solution to this problem: a joint resolution of the Washington state legislature, signed by the governor: “Evergreen State College shall close on 30 June 2018″.

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  145. Art Deco says:
    @Charles Pewitt
    This one will look like Diane Abbott in twenty years.

    DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY

    https://twitter.com/vdare/status/870331380890296321

    No. Diane Abbott was quite handsome 30 years ago.

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  146. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Canadian Observer
    If Kurt Cobain had to experience what is going on today at Evergreen State, he might have been inspired to live with the gentrified hipsters rather than pursue a life as a filthy eclectic artist. Cobain lived his entire life around white people (I actually met someone he went to grade school with). Moreover, he originally came from a redneck town. Although he was rather ashamed of this fact, it clearly defined who he was.

    Cobain's first real interaction with a black person was in New York City after he had already become famous. A black guy came up to him and said that he liked his music. This compliment thrilled him.

    Kurt's bassist Krist Novoselic is currently a rich leftist activist type who issues the usual SJW talking points but he has also publicly supported Trump on several issues.

    My gym sometimes plays Sirius Lithium, the ’90s alt-rock satellite channel. After Chris Cornell died, I couldn’t help noting which of the other frontmen they played had killed themselves or OD’d. I came up with 6:

    Kurt Cobain
    Chris Cornell
    Layne Staley (Alice in Chains)
    Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon)
    Doug Hopkins (Gin Blossoms)
    Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots)

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    • Replies: @Njguy73
    Did they play Mother Love Bone (Andrew Wood)?

    How about Hole? (Kristen Pfaff) Do bassists count?
  147. Olorin says:
    @King Baeksu
    Dear Baizuo Boomers: Please retire now before you completely destroy the country!

    Looking at you, George Bridges.

    Moment #18–where the screechy black kid who likes the F word prances around–the selection of camera angle misses what other vids of the same angle/moment caught.

    Namely Evergreen professor Peter Bohmer, just outside the right of that frame.

    http://blogs.evergreen.edu/peterbohmer/about-me-contact-info/

    https://evergreen.edu/directory/people/bohmerp

    He’s a septic-stirrer going back FIFTY YEARS at this college. He is present at all antifa, BLM, and similar mau maus both on campus and many in downtown Olympia. As is

    https://evergreen.edu/directory/people/mosqueda

    https://evergreen.edu/catalog/offering/gateways-incarcerated-youth-acknowledging-past-claiming-future-16004

    They’re recruiting students via these riots to fill their professorial Rice Bowl.

    Word on the street is that Bohmer was the author of the letter that student at #11 lacked the reading skills to verbalize.

    His TESC salary was in the $80,000 a year range before benefits according to public records as of 2015, though I understand he’s stepped back in retirement mode so probably makes less now.

    #13 (the tiny lady held hostage at the door of her office) is not a teacher, but member of President’s staff–VP of student affairs Wendy Endress. As of 2015, her TESC salary before benefits was $123,000.

    Bridges’ TESC salary upon signing in 2015 was $350,000 before benefits and free housing and car.

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/education/article26267662.html

    This is what this mau-mauing is all about. The mob is primitively shrewd about such matters. They want plummy jobs with benefits without having to do any homework.

    Bridges is 66. No matter what happens here, he has a plummy retirement awaiting him and his UW-Seattle feminist activist faculty wife. Spiked by closing out his career alone at $350K per year.

    The humble little state workers like the mentally disabled custodian who cowered in the bathroom she was cleaning as the mob entrapped her last week?

    Who cares?

    Finally, Bridges’ pandering to the Injuns has to do with two things.

    First, in western WA, most “Indians” are mostly white and appear at Evergreen to be mostly older ladies. So this is how you can pander to white ladies/genome but pretend otherwise. No DNA test required!

    Also there are plans to build a vast expensive new basketweaving department.

    Scuse me, “Indigenous Arts Campus”:

    http://evergreen.edu/sites/default/files/IAC_MP%20Report_Final_8%205x11_LoRes.pdf

    Yes, that’s white man’s electrical, materials, civil, software, and systems engineering building it. (See p. 14.)

    Fortunately that means jobs for people who, in high school and college, actually did their homework and bought their own gumbo. But the SJWs who are most vocally behind this are Fauxcahontas types.

    Would be interesting to compare the per-square-foot cost of the Indian Palace with, say, building new science labs for Prof. Weinstein and his colleagues.

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    • Replies: @King Baeksu

    Bridges’ TESC salary upon signing in 2015 was $350,000 before benefits and free housing and car.
     
    Groveling cucks like Bridges are cheap. My own dignity and self-respect are worth a lot more than $350,000 per year!
    , @Olorin
    Returning late to the topic, but here's a vid with footage that didn't edit out said professor from far right of frame (11:40):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ua5V1qhYg0

    As Countenance observes, when the young act like this at college, there are usually faculty behind them.

    President Bridges isn't being cowed into submission by just the students...but by the unionized faculty who don't want anyone telling THEM what to do, even when THEY make terrible judgments.

    Lawrence Mosqueda riles up/radicalizes students around black incarceration…then uses the emotion to fill his own classes on the topic. Peter Bohmer riles up/radicalizes students around (fill in the blank Marxist claptrap)…then uses the emotion to promote himself.

    Evergreen needs to fire about a third of their faculty. Maybe starting with the ones who ten years ago riled up/radicalized Rachel Corrie, sending her on her sucidal mission of self-hatred that resulted in her death.

    See, that's the thing. Everybody keeps saying "This continues, someone is gonna get killed."

    But it has already happened. TESC student Corrie was martyred on the Marxist/PC altar (albeit at a distance from campus)...and hagiographed into something else. Her white life didn't matter. Only the leftist cause. They literally have shrines to St. Pancake on campus now.

  148. anon says: • Disclaimer

    The mega state research universities may decide to phase out undergrad programs. They are useful up to a point as a funding source.

    Of the nearly 900 schools that received federal money for research and development (R&D) in FY 2011, the UW ranks first among public institutions and second overall in terms of federal research funding. According to a study by the National Science Foundation (NSF), approximately 20 percent of all federal R&D support went to just 10 universities. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed those universities, Table 1 summarizes their findings.

    And they are #1, minus JHU, parts of which are essentially part of the Federal Government.

    Evergreen eliminates a lot of annoyance from undergrads at UW, syphoning off the most high maintenance vibrant youth.

    UW isn’t considered as prestigious as some of the Eastern public Ivies, but chalk that up to the 1-2 generation lag in University reputations.

    These are serious places and there isn’t much grant money in gender and ethnic identity departments. The professional schools are largely cash cows. In state tuition for Law School, for example, is now almost at the level of out of state/private school tuition.

    The University of Chicago is boosting its prestige by pushing back against ‘trigger warnings.’ And the top 30 universities per US News rankings are immune from bad PR. Duke and Virginia both moved up in the rankings post rape hoax PR.

    These places have real issues like the potential unionization of graduate students. They can’t let this silliness get out of hand.

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    • Replies: @Curle
    For 2015 Evergreen ranked 434th in the nation for entering freshmen 75th percentile SAT cutoff. UW ranked 123 and Whitman College, Bridges former duty station also in Washington, ranked 70th. By changing jobs Bridges dropped 364 places on the student competitiveness rankings between Whitman and Evergreen. This may partially explain his clueless response; perhaps he imagined he was still dealing with high intellect Whitties instead of lower intellect goeducks. But, regardless, Washington State has a legal bar to Affirmative Action sufficient to ensure that none of the Evergreen race rowdies were ever in danger of being accepted at the UW.

    Here's an article arguing that Whitman College (Bridges last duty station as college president) has become an effective seminary of political correctness.

    https://theamericanscholar.org/on-political-correctness/#.WTCxpoVlDYU
  149. Art Deco says:
    @Anonymous Nephew
    Also OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/01/this-is-not-ok-martina-navratilova-repeats-call-to-rename-margaret-court-arena


    Martina Navratilova has stepped up her call to rename Margaret Court Arena after the latest comments by her fellow former world No1 caused yet more outrage in the LGBTI and tennis communities.

    “We celebrate free speech, but that doesn’t mean it is free of consequences – not punishment, but consequences,” Navratilova wrote in an open letter published by Fairfax Media.

    “We should not be celebrating this kind of behaviour, this kind of philosophy. The platform people like Margaret Court use needs to be made smaller, not bigger.”

    On Wednesday, Court said tennis was “full of lesbians” and added that transgender children were the work of “the devil”. Those views came after she said earlier the previous week she would boycott the airline, Qantas, over its support for same-sex marriage.

    Court, a Christian pastor at Perth’s Victory Life church...
     

    Tennis full of lesbians? How dare she say such a thing!

    (It's nice to find a straight one - Navra should be celebrating the diversity.)

    Also OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jun/01/calais-paris-france-street-harassment-women-migrants-la-chapelle-refugees

    In addition to the usual gay-activist assumption that their sensibilities should be top priority in every setting, she’s likely catty / cheesed about an honor given a player she knows was her superior.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous Nephew
    I'd forgotten what an amazing record Margaret Court had - a Grand Slam (winning the Big Four in a year) in singles and twice in mixed doubles, though their eras didn't really overlap. Margaret is doubtless a better human being too. And she's brought four new lives into the world.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Court

    "In 1970, Court became the first woman during the open era (and the second woman in history) to win the singles Grand Slam (all four major tournaments in the same calendar year). She won 24 of those titles (11 in the Open era), a record that still stands. She also won 19 women's doubles and 21 mixed doubles titles, giving her a record 64 major titles overall. She is the only woman to win the mixed doubles Grand Slam, which she accomplished twice. Her all surfaces (hard, clay, grass and carpet) singles career winning percentage of 91.68% (1180–107) is one of the best of all time according to the Sporteology website.[1] Her open era singles career winning percentage of 91.37% (593–56) is unequalled, as is her open era winning percentage of 91.7% (11–1) in Grand Slam finals.[2] Her win-loss performance in all Grand Slam singles tournaments was 90.12% (210–23). She was 95.31% (61–3) at the Australian Open, 90.38% (47–5) at the French Open, 85.10% (51–9) at Wimbledon and 89.47% (51–6) at the US Open. She also shares the open era record for most Grand Slam singles titles as a mother with Kim Clijsters."
    , @Matra
    At his Twitter account Glenn Greenwald lisped: "No one is advocating any views be banned. The issue is who does and does not deserve public honoring."

    I would say an Australian winning 24 major singles titles and dozens of others in doubles deserves a public honour in her home country.
  150. Olorin says:
    @EvolutionistX
    Evergreen College apparently lets in 98% of applicants.

    Gathering natural resources for ceremonial purposes sounds pretty lame, overall. When I go gathering, I like to EAT what I find (mostly berries.) So they can't go fishing or hunting or even pick some berries and eat them, but if they find IDK, a feather, they can use it in a ceremony?

    These aren't even good demands.

    lame

    Good lord, never use that word at TESC, or “black tranny femmes” in wheelchairs will run you over screaming “FY YT” to the applause of a stanky mob.

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  151. paid positions to support the Native Student Alliance

    I think that says it all. It is kinda amusing that Professor Weinstein is in a position of not being able to pull out the “Jew card” and other groups have learned that game. They too want a spot in the Ivory (ironic) tower.

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  152. @Zach
    You'd think these student antics would be ripe for parody and that someone jump on them. For example, Matt Groening. Or maybe not because

    From 1972[14] to 1977, Groening attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington,[15] a liberal arts school that he described as "a hippie college, with no grades or required classes, that drew every weirdo in the Northwest."[16] He served as the editor of the campus newspaper, The Cooper Point Journal, for which he also wrote articles and drew cartoons.[14]

    If you are going to steal from Wikipedia, at least take the cites out.

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  153. MBlanc46 says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist
    Watching Bridges get mau-maued in that video, I almost -- almost -- feel sorry for him. But anyone who speaks the way he does, capitulating in such a craven, shameless manner, deserves it.

    Administrators and faculty are the real villains in events such as this. They’re the ones who indoctrinate the students in the identity grievance hatred, and when their incitement predictably results in screaming, and shouting, and chanting, and bullying, they pour gasoline on the flames with yet more identity grievance.

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  154. biz says:
    @GregMan
    I don't see how any professor, even a liberal, would want to try to teach anything to such a bunch of idiots as these Evergreen students. One would have better luck teaching Quantum Chromodynamics to a bunch of ferrets.

    Well first of all, it is really difficult to get a faculty job in the sciences, so at some level he probably took what he could get.

    But second of all, I am guessing that when Weinstein took the Evergreen job ~15 years ago it was more full of the fun, loose, hippie type of left wing students, rather than this extremely offputting intersectionality kind. And the department and dean probably didn’t emphasize the 98% acceptance rate.

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  155. @Art Deco
    In addition to the usual gay-activist assumption that their sensibilities should be top priority in every setting, she's likely catty / cheesed about an honor given a player she knows was her superior.

    I’d forgotten what an amazing record Margaret Court had – a Grand Slam (winning the Big Four in a year) in singles and twice in mixed doubles, though their eras didn’t really overlap. Margaret is doubtless a better human being too. And she’s brought four new lives into the world.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Court

    “In 1970, Court became the first woman during the open era (and the second woman in history) to win the singles Grand Slam (all four major tournaments in the same calendar year). She won 24 of those titles (11 in the Open era), a record that still stands. She also won 19 women’s doubles and 21 mixed doubles titles, giving her a record 64 major titles overall. She is the only woman to win the mixed doubles Grand Slam, which she accomplished twice. Her all surfaces (hard, clay, grass and carpet) singles career winning percentage of 91.68% (1180–107) is one of the best of all time according to the Sporteology website.[1] Her open era singles career winning percentage of 91.37% (593–56) is unequalled, as is her open era winning percentage of 91.7% (11–1) in Grand Slam finals.[2] Her win-loss performance in all Grand Slam singles tournaments was 90.12% (210–23). She was 95.31% (61–3) at the Australian Open, 90.38% (47–5) at the French Open, 85.10% (51–9) at Wimbledon and 89.47% (51–6) at the US Open. She also shares the open era record for most Grand Slam singles titles as a mother with Kim Clijsters.”

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  156. John C says:

    “I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns.”

    The Chinese are so going to clean our clocks when the time comes.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    "I'm Xi Jinping. You may address me as the Holy and Exalted One, the Son of Heaven."
    , @Bill P
    If trannies got affirmative action in China, millions of Chinese mothers would be cutting off their boys' junk, so I wouldn't really count on them to be the standardbearers of social normalcy.
    , @CCZ
    George was merely following in historic footsteps: "I am Arthur Neville Chamberlain, I use he / him pronouns."
  157. @bob sykes
    Where is George Wallace when we need him?

    Regrettably George Wallace was about as sincere as Donald Trump. That is, not very.

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    • Replies: @black sea
    In the 50s, Wallace could see that the Black vote would play an increasingly influential role in Alabama politics, and he arranged to have himself placed on the boards of several Black colleges.

    In his first bid to become governor, Wallace pitched himself as a moderate on racial issues who wanted to build highways and schools and a brighter future for the state. Didn't get him very far. After his loss in that election, Wallace realized that he needed to re-brand himself as a segregationist and populist in order to win the next election.

    From what I remember about Wallace -- and he's not somebody I've spent much time reading about -- he was a garden variety, finger-in-the-wind politican who wanted to be governor because he wanted to be governor, then wanted to be president because he wanted to be president. Oddly, he and Ted Kennedy probably had a lot in common.

  158. Matra says:
    @Art Deco
    In addition to the usual gay-activist assumption that their sensibilities should be top priority in every setting, she's likely catty / cheesed about an honor given a player she knows was her superior.

    At his Twitter account Glenn Greenwald lisped: “No one is advocating any views be banned. The issue is who does and does not deserve public honoring.”

    I would say an Australian winning 24 major singles titles and dozens of others in doubles deserves a public honour in her home country.

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  159. I begin our time together today by acknowledging the indigenous people of the Medicine Creek Treaty, whose land was stolen and on which the college stands.

    If he really acknowledged these facts, he would give the land back to the indigenous people and start paying them rent.

    But of course he won’t do that. PC requires him to jump through verbal hoops, but it does not cost anything. The stolen land will remain stolen.

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    • Replies: @Desiderius

    If he really acknowledged these facts, he would give the land back to the indigenous people and start paying them rent.
     
    As long as he gets his cut, he'd likely be good with just that.
  160. Jack D says:
    @John C
    "I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns."

    The Chinese are so going to clean our clocks when the time comes.

    “I’m Xi Jinping. You may address me as the Holy and Exalted One, the Son of Heaven.”

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  161. lavoisier says: • Website
    @black sea
    Someday, there's going to be a showdown between the deplorables and the unemployables. Won't be pretty.

    The deplorables are becoming the unemployables. And if the Goodwhites have their way, the deplorables will become the disappeared.

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    • Replies: @The True and Original David
    And every remaining Boomer conservative will say they deserved it because they failed to compete in "our" "free enterprise" system.
  162. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    “Drinking with some of the grad students one night, they were early 30′s…. Our college campus is an adult daycare center. The further up you go, the less attached to reality it gets.”

    Any grad student beyond his twenties [edit] is a proverbial ‘professional student.’ He’ll hunt down every grant, loan, teacher assistant job, whatever it takes so he may die of natural causes on campus and never face the real world. See: Chelsea Clinton (many people think she will keep the Clinton political dynasty alive. She won’t).

    To paraphrase a very wise man: “What I love about college is I keep getting older and the girls keep staying the same age.”

    Yep, a good friend of mine hung around various colleges and got his Phd in his forties and had a fatal heart attack not long after. He loved the campus, especially this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjzC1Dgh17A

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  163. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Buffalo Joe
    Well we have the SEC and The Big 10 and the ACC, etc. with their great athletic programs and strong curriculum. So, I propose that they form a Protest Conference, The PC and I seed the conference with the following three school, Oberlin, Evergreen and Middlebury. Add your favorite please.

    University of Illinois joins the ranks of dishonor with their decision to ban Watson from speaking.

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  164. Bill P says:
    @Art Deco
    What are you talking about? A state trooper is common-and-garden salaried bourgeois (though police officers tend to have a somewhat grittier exterior than insurance agents).

    Cobain's parents divorced in 1976. Quite regrettable, but normal-range family dysfunction for that era. Hundreds of thousands of the 1967 cohort lived through that sort of thing without dropping out of high school, getting thrown out of the family home, crashing from one friend's home to another in a semi-vagrant state, trying to make a living off the work of a garage band, developing baffling gastrointestinal ailments, getting hooked on heroin, or marrying a woman who is generally adjudged to be somewhere in the grey area between sick, evil, and just-plain-crazy. That does not exhaust the list of oddities about Kurt Cobain. The lifetime probability of suicide for white males is something on the order of 2.5%, and it tends to be something done by old men and bachelors; Cobain was neither.

    Cobain's problems were his problems. They're not very illuminating about social conditions in small town Washington ca 1984.

    Cobain’s problems were his problems. They’re not very illuminating about social conditions in small town Washington ca 1984.

    I beg to differ. Small town Washington – and even small neighborhoods in Seattle Washington – were hit really hard by cultural shifts in the 70s. As a little boy, I watched my grandparents’ Seattle church go from a healthy, socially conservative Irish Catholic parish to a hard left PFLAG base over the course of a few years in the late 70s-early 80s.

    I also recall visiting Aberdeen (Cobain’s hometown) on a fishing trip around ’87, and staying in a motel. The single adult guys with decent jobs were casually picking up high school girls at the local diner to have sex with them. It was like something out of a Houellebecq novel. Totally ghetto, but it was white people doing it.

    More marginal, black sheep types like Cobain were given a very clear message that faith and family were for suckers.

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    • Replies: @Art Deco
    The Catholic Church had some jarring intramural currents that the protestant bodies evaded. The latter were less spirited to begin with and their decay less noticeable (but quite real).

    Attenuated versions of what you're describing hit Cobain's contemporaries all over the country, and the next ratchet older more severely. (One of my nearest and dearest, born in 1956, told me that the years running from 1966 to 1968 were the most jarring two-year period she'd witnessed. I only recall what was up in my own household at that time).

    By way of example, the attrition rate of marriages (ratio of divorces to extant marriages) tripled between 1967 and 1979. It hasn't changed much since (if anything, it declined some after 1979) . He lived through that, I lived through that, but only one of us married Courtney Love.
    , @Mr. Anon
    There is little point to arguing with "Art Deco". He is a smug, prating ass. Odds-on Mensa-member, I bet.
  165. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Curle
    Here's a fun fact, Kari Tupper, long time partner of Bridges and the mother of his children, is the same young lady who was the victim of disgraced former US Senator Brock Adams from the following 1988 NYT article. Talk about intersectionality!

    http://www.nytimes.com/1988/09/30/us/senator-pressed-on-sexual-charge.html

    False police report and extortion.

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  166. Bill P says:
    @John C
    "I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns."

    The Chinese are so going to clean our clocks when the time comes.

    If trannies got affirmative action in China, millions of Chinese mothers would be cutting off their boys’ junk, so I wouldn’t really count on them to be the standardbearers of social normalcy.

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  167. Curle says:
    @anon
    The mega state research universities may decide to phase out undergrad programs. They are useful up to a point as a funding source.

    Of the nearly 900 schools that received federal money for research and development (R&D) in FY 2011, the UW ranks first among public institutions and second overall in terms of federal research funding. According to a study by the National Science Foundation (NSF), approximately 20 percent of all federal R&D support went to just 10 universities. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed those universities, Table 1 summarizes their findings.
     
    And they are #1, minus JHU, parts of which are essentially part of the Federal Government.

    Evergreen eliminates a lot of annoyance from undergrads at UW, syphoning off the most high maintenance vibrant youth.

    UW isn't considered as prestigious as some of the Eastern public Ivies, but chalk that up to the 1-2 generation lag in University reputations.

    These are serious places and there isn't much grant money in gender and ethnic identity departments. The professional schools are largely cash cows. In state tuition for Law School, for example, is now almost at the level of out of state/private school tuition.

    The University of Chicago is boosting its prestige by pushing back against 'trigger warnings.' And the top 30 universities per US News rankings are immune from bad PR. Duke and Virginia both moved up in the rankings post rape hoax PR.

    These places have real issues like the potential unionization of graduate students. They can't let this silliness get out of hand.

    For 2015 Evergreen ranked 434th in the nation for entering freshmen 75th percentile SAT cutoff. UW ranked 123 and Whitman College, Bridges former duty station also in Washington, ranked 70th. By changing jobs Bridges dropped 364 places on the student competitiveness rankings between Whitman and Evergreen. This may partially explain his clueless response; perhaps he imagined he was still dealing with high intellect Whitties instead of lower intellect goeducks. But, regardless, Washington State has a legal bar to Affirmative Action sufficient to ensure that none of the Evergreen race rowdies were ever in danger of being accepted at the UW.

    Here’s an article arguing that Whitman College (Bridges last duty station as college president) has become an effective seminary of political correctness.

    https://theamericanscholar.org/on-political-correctness/#.WTCxpoVlDYU

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  168. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Curle
    I think Tupper really was a victim in the Adams roofie incident. See more details here

    https://www.google.com/amp/people.com/archive/scandal-ends-a-senatorss-career-vol-37-no-10/amp/

    Must have been a tough call at the NYT on how to cover the story. On the one hand you had a reliable liberal US Senator and on the other you had the always useful meme of White male predators. It's just too bad for the Times he wasn't a conservatuve or they could have given it daily coverage and to be Adams'd would have entered popular parlance as short-hand for being roofied.

    I believe there were a lot of women who complained not of rape, but endless pawing and harassing. The feminazis defended him and Ted Kennedy.

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  169. Art Deco says:
    @Bill P

    Cobain’s problems were his problems. They’re not very illuminating about social conditions in small town Washington ca 1984.
     
    I beg to differ. Small town Washington - and even small neighborhoods in Seattle Washington - were hit really hard by cultural shifts in the 70s. As a little boy, I watched my grandparents' Seattle church go from a healthy, socially conservative Irish Catholic parish to a hard left PFLAG base over the course of a few years in the late 70s-early 80s.

    I also recall visiting Aberdeen (Cobain's hometown) on a fishing trip around '87, and staying in a motel. The single adult guys with decent jobs were casually picking up high school girls at the local diner to have sex with them. It was like something out of a Houellebecq novel. Totally ghetto, but it was white people doing it.

    More marginal, black sheep types like Cobain were given a very clear message that faith and family were for suckers.

    The Catholic Church had some jarring intramural currents that the protestant bodies evaded. The latter were less spirited to begin with and their decay less noticeable (but quite real).

    Attenuated versions of what you’re describing hit Cobain’s contemporaries all over the country, and the next ratchet older more severely. (One of my nearest and dearest, born in 1956, told me that the years running from 1966 to 1968 were the most jarring two-year period she’d witnessed. I only recall what was up in my own household at that time).

    By way of example, the attrition rate of marriages (ratio of divorces to extant marriages) tripled between 1967 and 1979. It hasn’t changed much since (if anything, it declined some after 1979) . He lived through that, I lived through that, but only one of us married Courtney Love.

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  170. @JamesG
    Studying for exams is hard.

    Doing homework is hard.

    Solution: demostrate!

    (Or do you think the demon-strators are good students whose work is up-to-date?)

    But she be say’d whah they beed dare. ‘Cuz we here on ar own tahm, unnastan?’
    Like a fine mature female person of color once said to me in the street, ‘Touch black, you go to jail!’
    I now stand with my hand on my heart and sing.
    ‘Oh beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain…..’

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  171. @Jim Christian
    They were told they were smart. But fact is, they aren't college material. Even that puny curriculum, no science, no math, they're in over their heads and of course, they're pissed. But the Diploma Mill will print their "degrees" and of course they'll get hired. College material. You are or you aren't, but even in those that aren't, there's money to be made. Very few young Black men going to college today, or at least in these videos. Striking differences in numbers. Those are some angry, wild-ass women, those Blacks. They aren't coping and their reward is the cowering of the so-called adults. Can't make a deadline? These "women" could hand in a blank piece of paper and those professors would give them an A. They really have no complaints coming.

    On the other hand, I DO love to see the turmoil on-campuses these days. A culture I despise, ruined, no longer worthy of concern. Hope the whole thing burns down except the serious sciences that keep things humming along. The rest is sheer waste.

    ‘Hope the whole thing burns down except the serious sciences that keep things humming along. The rest is sheer waste.’

    While I heartily agree with most of your post, I disagree here. Much, very much, that is great (or once was) has absolutely nothing to do with science. But (coming from a black man I spoke to last week who lives in London and is very angry too with white people), the very act of teaching a bit of history from ancient Rome and Greece is now considered highly racist (this, once more, in the UK). I could only say, ‘Well, it IS Europe’. I forgot to mention that it is also extremely interesting, but I’m likely just projecting whiteness.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    If blacks want to segregate educational topics because of their anger, sulkiness, and hidden jealousy of all those smart, accomplished whites, I approve of this. There's no reason to teach blacks anything they don't want to learn. Let them struggle their way through life with a lousy education because they refuse to learn white things but still want to live in a white society because smart whites have created such a wonderful civilization. Let blacks be hoist by their own arrogant, poisonous petard.

    Private colleges have zero obligation to teach those who refuse to learn.

  172. @Canadian Observer
    Has the time come for white-only colleges?

    ‘Has the time come for white-only colleges?’

    If only. There might then be a place of spiritual refuge, where one could actually STUDY in peace, and begin to really grow and flourish.
    But I forget: being a college stoodent means one thing. Protest. (And of course, now, Blackness.)

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  173. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    I should think all of us here can agree that the vibrant student bodies are a boon to the institution.

    ‘I should think all of us here can agree that the vibrant student bodies are a boon to the institution.’

    Yes, it’s quite a vibrant street gang/baboon house + requisite straggling honky wannabees/hangers-on. And the best thing of all, free gumbo–’an it be bedda be jus like my mama’s’.

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  174. King Baeksu says: • Website

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  175. Olorin says:
    @Bill P
    In the meanwhile, not a word about this to be found in the Seattle Times. I didn't even know about this event until I read it here, and I live in western Washington.

    The press in Washington state is approaching Soviet levels of negligence.

    Not negligence.

    It’s intentional. It involves collaboration between established institutions in established relationships on what is and is not “news,” and what Narrative to construct. That’s PR 101.

    Bridges and his team appear not to have understood how “social” “media” work. Last week, per the video above, they set up then repeatedly doubled down on the worst optics I’ve seen in 40 years of observing Ed Biz PR. Beyond cringeworthy.

    Even as hundreds of students recorded hours of video with their own devices, and Bridges ordered the campus police first to stand down, then to leave campus, even as thousands of faculty, staff, and students were told they could leave campus (but had to risk their cars/persons being mobbed)…

    …the only news story I saw was in The Olympian. It said “students allege racism at TESC.”

    That had to result from collaboration.

    Cultivating and shaping MSM relationships and spin was the PR gold standard in the age of total MSM narrative control.

    Evergreen’s PR on this strikes me as originating in a team that doesn’t comprehend that there are high tech and reliable information networks outside of the MSM. Their spin is that anything but their own PR and MSM stories is “gossip” or “rumors.”

    Even the mob members/rioters who recorded and uploaded video to YT and FB and such didn’t understand that there might be people revolted and angered by what they themselves had recorded and made public of their actions. They seem to be genuinely astonished by the pushback, so of course are claiming victimhood and fear and racism.

    The Campus Fix I think it was reported that the studenten began screaming for “all those videos to be taken down.” As though the internet were a yo-yo.

    Then as it all went sideways, the top job became Crisis PR 101–to reclaim the Narrative.

    Today Bridges closed the college midmorning, citing “threats,” and sent everyone home. I predicted this would happen…and furthermore would be laid at the feet of “outside extremists.”

    VP of student affairs–that teeny tiny nice little lady mobbed at her office door and looking horrified–actually used that term in a memo to campus early this morning.

    The inside extremists are apparently not a problem.

    Need I mention that these Outside Extremists who are Causing Fear…are assumed to be conservative, Christian, and involved with the pro-Trump/free speech rally in Portland this weekend? Amazing coincidence!

    Text below.

    TO: All Faculty & Staff

    Earlier today we learned of a KIRO radio broadcast in which local conservative talk-show host Dori Monson interviewed Joey Gibson, leader of Patriot Prayer, a group scheduled to convene for a free-speech rally in Portland on Sunday, June 4th. In this interview Gibson implies that attention will be directed to Evergreen following the Portland rally. At the same time, we are aware that some groups employ a trolling tactic in which they falsely announce rallies and other actions in order to frighten people.

    We are taking the information seriously and will attempt to obtain relevant intelligence about the possibility of extremist groups coming to campus.

    [not on ones already on campus]

    We will continue to pursue these concerns and will be vigilant in tapping into local, state, and federal resources to assist in determining whether Evergreen is a planned stop for future activity. We will take action as needed for public safety.

    We are sharing what we know to help mitigate rumors and acknowledge concerns community members may have upon learning this information.

    Wendy Endress l Vice President for Student Affairs
    The Evergreen State College

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    • Replies: @Curle
    Historically the biggest 'outside extremist' group to openly threaten TESC is the Washington State Legislature who for many years in the 80s threatened to close it. It would behoove that distinguished 'extremist' group to consider whether closure is an idea worth revisiting.
  176. Shrill says: • Website
    @The Alarmist
    Shouldn't we be more than a little concerned that members of an enthic group that is roughly only 13% of the population is calling for the ethnic cleansing of roughly 70% of the population? This might be how mere apartheid starts, but it is a slippery slope ultimately towards genocide.

    Southern blacks especially, in my experience, flatly refuse to believe that their race comprises only 13% of the population. When I mention it to my coworkers, the U.S. Census is written off as a white conspiracy.

    And it makes sense. The vast majority of their social circles are black, there’s an entertainment constellation solely for them plus statistical overrepresentation in the mainstream, and the news is constantly discussing their plight. Add in a dash of statistical illiteracy and you get a big chunk of the black population that believes the US is a third to a half black.

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    This explains calls by some black leaders for a separate black nation carved out by ceding several southern States.

    It's not just there ... I saw a BBC promo the ther day showing the faces of Britain, and easily half of the people on the screen were non-native Britons.
  177. King Baeksu says: • Website
    @Olorin
    Moment #18--where the screechy black kid who likes the F word prances around--the selection of camera angle misses what other vids of the same angle/moment caught.

    Namely Evergreen professor Peter Bohmer, just outside the right of that frame.

    http://blogs.evergreen.edu/peterbohmer/about-me-contact-info/

    https://evergreen.edu/directory/people/bohmerp

    He's a septic-stirrer going back FIFTY YEARS at this college. He is present at all antifa, BLM, and similar mau maus both on campus and many in downtown Olympia. As is

    https://evergreen.edu/directory/people/mosqueda

    https://evergreen.edu/catalog/offering/gateways-incarcerated-youth-acknowledging-past-claiming-future-16004

    They're recruiting students via these riots to fill their professorial Rice Bowl.

    Word on the street is that Bohmer was the author of the letter that student at #11 lacked the reading skills to verbalize.

    His TESC salary was in the $80,000 a year range before benefits according to public records as of 2015, though I understand he's stepped back in retirement mode so probably makes less now.

    #13 (the tiny lady held hostage at the door of her office) is not a teacher, but member of President's staff--VP of student affairs Wendy Endress. As of 2015, her TESC salary before benefits was $123,000.

    Bridges' TESC salary upon signing in 2015 was $350,000 before benefits and free housing and car.

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/education/article26267662.html

    This is what this mau-mauing is all about. The mob is primitively shrewd about such matters. They want plummy jobs with benefits without having to do any homework.

    Bridges is 66. No matter what happens here, he has a plummy retirement awaiting him and his UW-Seattle feminist activist faculty wife. Spiked by closing out his career alone at $350K per year.

    The humble little state workers like the mentally disabled custodian who cowered in the bathroom she was cleaning as the mob entrapped her last week?

    Who cares?

    Finally, Bridges' pandering to the Injuns has to do with two things.

    First, in western WA, most "Indians" are mostly white and appear at Evergreen to be mostly older ladies. So this is how you can pander to white ladies/genome but pretend otherwise. No DNA test required!

    Also there are plans to build a vast expensive new basketweaving department.

    Scuse me, "Indigenous Arts Campus":

    http://evergreen.edu/sites/default/files/IAC_MP%20Report_Final_8%205x11_LoRes.pdf

    Yes, that's white man's electrical, materials, civil, software, and systems engineering building it. (See p. 14.)

    Fortunately that means jobs for people who, in high school and college, actually did their homework and bought their own gumbo. But the SJWs who are most vocally behind this are Fauxcahontas types.

    Would be interesting to compare the per-square-foot cost of the Indian Palace with, say, building new science labs for Prof. Weinstein and his colleagues.

    Bridges’ TESC salary upon signing in 2015 was $350,000 before benefits and free housing and car.

    Groveling cucks like Bridges are cheap. My own dignity and self-respect are worth a lot more than $350,000 per year!

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    • Replies: @James Richard
    I'd gladly run that asylum for 350K! It would be loads of fun as long as I had a golden parachute contract that would still be in force even if the natives burned it to the ground which under my leadership would be a priority. We would start with a bonfire of all racist books in the library followed by a torchlight march to the state capitol building where all symbols of white cis-normative hegemony, including the bronze bust of the slave holder George Washington, were hammered down and melted into art projects for people of color.

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/gs-waymarking-images/934d801d-0d5e-4fa5-88d2-4aaca454685b.jpg

    , @AKAHorace

    Groveling cucks like Bridges are cheap. My own dignity and self-respect are worth a lot more than $350,000 per year!

     

    Well obviously yes,


    But has anyone ever offered ?
  178. @fish
    Is there an shrill, angry "Mrs. Butterworth" scold on every college campus in America?

    And in every workplace. Usually assisted by a pale female with a big nose. This pair is common enough to be archetypal.

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  179. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Anon
    I've been thinking a lot about Grunge since Chris Cornell died a couple of weeks ago. I went back and watched Hype! and Singles and I've listened to all my old dusty albums a couple of times over. What struck me was the total lack of "people of color" everywhere. Sure you can point to someone like Kim Thayil, guitarist for Soundgarden, or James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins but that's really about it. Since Grunge died in 1994 and post-Grunge died by 2000, music has gotten way more "colorful". Since then, we've seen the death of rock as a mainstream force.

    Now we have stories like this in our music publications:
    http://www.stereogum.com/1943710/she-blow-that-dick-like-a-cello-makes-no-sense-and-lil-yachty-is-sorry/news/

    Scarcely a single black person was ever interested in Grunge either as a fan or as a musician. Blacks were all into rap back in the 1980s. Blacks have been self-segregating in music for a long time.

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    • Replies: @Truth
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbpMqDqBHr0
    , @James Richard
    Since when is Grunge even music?
  180. @lavoisier
    The deplorables are becoming the unemployables. And if the Goodwhites have their way, the deplorables will become the disappeared.

    And every remaining Boomer conservative will say they deserved it because they failed to compete in “our” “free enterprise” system.

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  181. Njguy73 says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    My gym sometimes plays Sirius Lithium, the '90s alt-rock satellite channel. After Chris Cornell died, I couldn't help noting which of the other frontmen they played had killed themselves or OD'd. I came up with 6:

    Kurt Cobain
    Chris Cornell
    Layne Staley (Alice in Chains)
    Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon)
    Doug Hopkins (Gin Blossoms)
    Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots)

    Did they play Mother Love Bone (Andrew Wood)?

    How about Hole? (Kristen Pfaff) Do bassists count?

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    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Never heard of Mother Love Bone. They didn't play Hole, but sure, bassists count. Looks like we're at 7 or 8 then. Pretty high toll for one genre that was huge for a few years.
  182. @James N. Kennett

    I begin our time together today by acknowledging the indigenous people of the Medicine Creek Treaty, whose land was stolen and on which the college stands.
     
    If he really acknowledged these facts, he would give the land back to the indigenous people and start paying them rent.

    But of course he won't do that. PC requires him to jump through verbal hoops, but it does not cost anything. The stolen land will remain stolen.

    If he really acknowledged these facts, he would give the land back to the indigenous people and start paying them rent.

    As long as he gets his cut, he’d likely be good with just that.

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  183. @King Baeksu

    Bridges’ TESC salary upon signing in 2015 was $350,000 before benefits and free housing and car.
     
    Groveling cucks like Bridges are cheap. My own dignity and self-respect are worth a lot more than $350,000 per year!

    I’d gladly run that asylum for 350K! It would be loads of fun as long as I had a golden parachute contract that would still be in force even if the natives burned it to the ground which under my leadership would be a priority. We would start with a bonfire of all racist books in the library followed by a torchlight march to the state capitol building where all symbols of white cis-normative hegemony, including the bronze bust of the slave holder George Washington, were hammered down and melted into art projects for people of color.

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  184. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @daniel le mouche
    'Hope the whole thing burns down except the serious sciences that keep things humming along. The rest is sheer waste.'

    While I heartily agree with most of your post, I disagree here. Much, very much, that is great (or once was) has absolutely nothing to do with science. But (coming from a black man I spoke to last week who lives in London and is very angry too with white people), the very act of teaching a bit of history from ancient Rome and Greece is now considered highly racist (this, once more, in the UK). I could only say, 'Well, it IS Europe'. I forgot to mention that it is also extremely interesting, but I'm likely just projecting whiteness.

    If blacks want to segregate educational topics because of their anger, sulkiness, and hidden jealousy of all those smart, accomplished whites, I approve of this. There’s no reason to teach blacks anything they don’t want to learn. Let them struggle their way through life with a lousy education because they refuse to learn white things but still want to live in a white society because smart whites have created such a wonderful civilization. Let blacks be hoist by their own arrogant, poisonous petard.

    Private colleges have zero obligation to teach those who refuse to learn.

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    ' Let them struggle their way through life with a lousy education because they refuse to learn white things but still want to live in a white society because smart whites have created such a wonderful civilization. Let blacks be hoist by their own arrogant, poisonous petard.
    Private colleges have zero obligation to teach those who refuse to learn.'

    Yes, I agree, but why are these a-holes 1. admitted in the first place (it ain't academic merit, most obviously) and 2. there of their own free will at all? You want a separate college, town, country--be my guest! You won't be missed by the vast majority, what a pleasant country it might turn out to be without you (NOT the decent ones that appreciate the place and people and want to stay)! America now: black this, jew that (our NATIONAL DIALOGUE), kukamunga, yada yada. Yeah, bitches, oi, oi I got this crazy aunt down in Flarida. An imaginary future America without these hatemongers and thugs: rational, pleasant, neighbors being helpful friendly neighbors, decency the rule. But who would want any of that when you can have drugged out crazies cracked up, rappin, and doin that gangsta thaaaaaaang?

  185. MEH 0910 says:

    http://forward.com/news/national/373571/campus-where-jewish-professor-was-targeted-by-campus-mob-shut-down-amid-thr/

    A day after a Jewish professor’s complaints about being targeted by a left-wing “campus mob” went viral, his college was shut down in response to what the school called a “direct threat.”

    The nature of the threat that closed Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington was not immediately clear, and spokespeople for the university and the campus police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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  186. MEH 0910 says:
    @Zach
    You'd think these student antics would be ripe for parody and that someone jump on them. For example, Matt Groening. Or maybe not because

    From 1972[14] to 1977, Groening attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington,[15] a liberal arts school that he described as "a hippie college, with no grades or required classes, that drew every weirdo in the Northwest."[16] He served as the editor of the campus newspaper, The Cooper Point Journal, for which he also wrote articles and drew cartoons.[14]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Simpsons_house

    742 Evergreen Terrace is the fictional street address in Springfield of the Simpson family home in the animated sitcom, The Simpsons and in the feature film The Simpsons Movie. In the series, the house is owned by Homer and Marge Simpson who live with their three children Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The street name is a reference to The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, creator Matt Groening’s alma mater.

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  187. black sea says:
    @James Richard
    Regrettably George Wallace was about as sincere as Donald Trump. That is, not very.

    In the 50s, Wallace could see that the Black vote would play an increasingly influential role in Alabama politics, and he arranged to have himself placed on the boards of several Black colleges.

    In his first bid to become governor, Wallace pitched himself as a moderate on racial issues who wanted to build highways and schools and a brighter future for the state. Didn’t get him very far. After his loss in that election, Wallace realized that he needed to re-brand himself as a segregationist and populist in order to win the next election.

    From what I remember about Wallace — and he’s not somebody I’ve spent much time reading about — he was a garden variety, finger-in-the-wind politican who wanted to be governor because he wanted to be governor, then wanted to be president because he wanted to be president. Oddly, he and Ted Kennedy probably had a lot in common.

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    After his loss in that election, Wallace realized that he needed to re-brand himself as a segregationist and populist in order to win the next election.
     
    A New Deal liberal, he was awakened from his slumber by that loss to the more segregationist candidate and famously declared that he would never be "out-n*******" again. After being shot he softened his tone and famously apologized for standing in the schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama and made amends with much of the black constituency of the state who were by then much more numerous on the voting rolls. LOL!
  188. CCZ says:

    Looks like Evergreen needs a new social contract.

    The Evergreen Social Contract – A Guide for Civility and Individual Freedom

    The Social Contract is an agreement; a guide for civility and tolerance toward others; a reminder that respecting others and remaining open to others and their ideas provides a powerful framework for teaching and learning.

    Purpose

    Evergreen can thrive only if members respect the rights of others while enjoying their own rights. Students, faculty, administrators, and staff members may differ widely in their specific interests, in the degree and kinds of experiences they bring to Evergreen, and in the functions which they have agreed to perform. All must share alike in prizing academic and interpersonal honesty, in responsibly obtaining and in providing full and accurate information, and in resolving their differences through due process and with a strong will to collaboration.

    Freedom and Civility

    The individual members of the Evergreen community are responsible for protecting each other and visitors on campus from physical harm, from personal threats, and from uncivil abuse. Civility is not just a word; it must be present in all our interactions. Similarly, the institution is obligated, both by principle and by the general law, to protect its property from damage and unauthorized use and its operating processes from interruption. Members of the community must exercise the rights accorded them to voice their opinions with respect to basic matters of policy and other issues.

    And remove Section 2 of the Evergreen Student Code of Conduct:

    Prohibited Conduct

    (2) Conduct that obstructs or disrupts any college learning, teaching, research, administration, adjudicative process, public service functions or college-sponsored events or activities.

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  189. @Mr. Anon

    I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns.
     
    He shouldn't.

    I could hardly believe that. What a cuck. He definitely needs some new pronouns!

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  190. @Mr. Anon

    I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns.
     
    He shouldn't.

    I think I understand why the left like radical Muslims. They have the same mindset.

    A complete devotion to their ideology.

    Fury and raging anger if anyone “insults” said ideology. This may include setting things on fire, beating people up and so on.

    The leftists haven’t started killing yet but you can see they’re itching to start.

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  191. Curle says:
    @Olorin
    Not negligence.

    It's intentional. It involves collaboration between established institutions in established relationships on what is and is not "news," and what Narrative to construct. That's PR 101.

    Bridges and his team appear not to have understood how "social" "media" work. Last week, per the video above, they set up then repeatedly doubled down on the worst optics I've seen in 40 years of observing Ed Biz PR. Beyond cringeworthy.

    Even as hundreds of students recorded hours of video with their own devices, and Bridges ordered the campus police first to stand down, then to leave campus, even as thousands of faculty, staff, and students were told they could leave campus (but had to risk their cars/persons being mobbed)...

    ...the only news story I saw was in The Olympian. It said "students allege racism at TESC."

    That had to result from collaboration.

    Cultivating and shaping MSM relationships and spin was the PR gold standard in the age of total MSM narrative control.

    Evergreen's PR on this strikes me as originating in a team that doesn't comprehend that there are high tech and reliable information networks outside of the MSM. Their spin is that anything but their own PR and MSM stories is "gossip" or "rumors."

    Even the mob members/rioters who recorded and uploaded video to YT and FB and such didn't understand that there might be people revolted and angered by what they themselves had recorded and made public of their actions. They seem to be genuinely astonished by the pushback, so of course are claiming victimhood and fear and racism.

    The Campus Fix I think it was reported that the studenten began screaming for "all those videos to be taken down." As though the internet were a yo-yo.

    Then as it all went sideways, the top job became Crisis PR 101--to reclaim the Narrative.

    Today Bridges closed the college midmorning, citing "threats," and sent everyone home. I predicted this would happen...and furthermore would be laid at the feet of "outside extremists."

    VP of student affairs--that teeny tiny nice little lady mobbed at her office door and looking horrified--actually used that term in a memo to campus early this morning.

    The inside extremists are apparently not a problem.

    Need I mention that these Outside Extremists who are Causing Fear...are assumed to be conservative, Christian, and involved with the pro-Trump/free speech rally in Portland this weekend? Amazing coincidence!

    Text below.


    TO: All Faculty & Staff

    Earlier today we learned of a KIRO radio broadcast in which local conservative talk-show host Dori Monson interviewed Joey Gibson, leader of Patriot Prayer, a group scheduled to convene for a free-speech rally in Portland on Sunday, June 4th. In this interview Gibson implies that attention will be directed to Evergreen following the Portland rally. At the same time, we are aware that some groups employ a trolling tactic in which they falsely announce rallies and other actions in order to frighten people.

    We are taking the information seriously and will attempt to obtain relevant intelligence about the possibility of extremist groups coming to campus.

    [not on ones already on campus]

    We will continue to pursue these concerns and will be vigilant in tapping into local, state, and federal resources to assist in determining whether Evergreen is a planned stop for future activity. We will take action as needed for public safety.

    We are sharing what we know to help mitigate rumors and acknowledge concerns community members may have upon learning this information.

    Wendy Endress l Vice President for Student Affairs
    The Evergreen State College

    Historically the biggest ‘outside extremist’ group to openly threaten TESC is the Washington State Legislature who for many years in the 80s threatened to close it. It would behoove that distinguished ‘extremist’ group to consider whether closure is an idea worth revisiting.

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  192. @black sea
    In the 50s, Wallace could see that the Black vote would play an increasingly influential role in Alabama politics, and he arranged to have himself placed on the boards of several Black colleges.

    In his first bid to become governor, Wallace pitched himself as a moderate on racial issues who wanted to build highways and schools and a brighter future for the state. Didn't get him very far. After his loss in that election, Wallace realized that he needed to re-brand himself as a segregationist and populist in order to win the next election.

    From what I remember about Wallace -- and he's not somebody I've spent much time reading about -- he was a garden variety, finger-in-the-wind politican who wanted to be governor because he wanted to be governor, then wanted to be president because he wanted to be president. Oddly, he and Ted Kennedy probably had a lot in common.

    After his loss in that election, Wallace realized that he needed to re-brand himself as a segregationist and populist in order to win the next election.

    A New Deal liberal, he was awakened from his slumber by that loss to the more segregationist candidate and famously declared that he would never be “out-n*******” again. After being shot he softened his tone and famously apologized for standing in the schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama and made amends with much of the black constituency of the state who were by then much more numerous on the voting rolls. LOL!

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  193. Truth says:
    @Anon
    Scarcely a single black person was ever interested in Grunge either as a fan or as a musician. Blacks were all into rap back in the 1980s. Blacks have been self-segregating in music for a long time.
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  194. Joe Sweet says:
    @Anon
    I've been thinking a lot about Grunge since Chris Cornell died a couple of weeks ago. I went back and watched Hype! and Singles and I've listened to all my old dusty albums a couple of times over. What struck me was the total lack of "people of color" everywhere. Sure you can point to someone like Kim Thayil, guitarist for Soundgarden, or James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins but that's really about it. Since Grunge died in 1994 and post-Grunge died by 2000, music has gotten way more "colorful". Since then, we've seen the death of rock as a mainstream force.

    Now we have stories like this in our music publications:
    http://www.stereogum.com/1943710/she-blow-that-dick-like-a-cello-makes-no-sense-and-lil-yachty-is-sorry/news/

    Grunge died in 1994 and post-Grunge died by 2000, music has gotten way more “colorful”. Since then, we’ve seen the death of rock as a mainstream force.

    Good rock and roll migrated to Latin America in the 80s and 90s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFpDPzdsyDQ

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  195. @Polynices
    Evergreen isn't one of those schools where a few loudmouths do their thing while normal students try to get on with life. It's wannabe hippie central with a statewide reputation for being druggie slackers. No students go there without knowing that and most of them actively sought it out.

    So this kind of publicity might actually *increase* interest in the place.

    I first heard of Evergreen State just a few years when a friend’s daughter began attending. All I learned at the time was that it was a beautiful campus full of idealistic, open-minded young people.

    I’ve subsequently discovered it is an insane asylum full of little monsters.

    The daughter is on a hiatus from the school, where she couldn’t stay off drugs. And apparently, now living at home, still can’t. She’s had several overdoses that may or may not have been attempts at suicide. It’s hard not to point out to my friend that her downward spiral is an almost inevitable result of the self-loathing that her political worldview promotes. Of course, arguably, the goal of liberalism is to destroy her soul.

    I sort of feel sorry for them. Can you imagine being a young, insecure, self-doubting, impressionable child who is surround by peers and teachers constantly berating you with this kind of nihilistic, anti-white rhetoric?

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    Two words, Jeremiah:

    Rachel Corrie.

    There are many of her not only at TESC but on campuses nationwide. It is tragic.

    her downward spiral is an almost inevitable result of the self-loathing that her political worldview promotes.
     
    Yes. Precisely.

    Of course, arguably, the goal of liberalism is to destroy her soul.
     
    20 years ago, before being called to live in Pugetopolis and as a result friending up a bunch of shooting sports people who work and study at TESC and several other similar colleges, I would have considered that comment sweet but hyperbolic.

    Today? I'm close to 100% convinced that there is a moment where "liberalism" in fact became exactly what you say.

    I think I know when/where/what it was, culturally speaking. But most whites I've encountered in Pugetopolis lack the experiences that would lead them to understand this and recoil from it. They are still way too trusting and naive.

    The problem is that, for them, not to be that destroys who they are.

    One of the big problems with these multicultural encounters: they end up costing whites a lot while others get the benefits.
    , @TheJester
    I anticipate a slow, quiet culling of colleges and universities who cater to or fold in the face of Marxist/Feminist/Racist agitation. Students might love the outcomes, which turn the institutions into anarchical, low-grade "party schools" run by the students ... but their parents and elders do not. Government and alumni funding sources quickly dry up à la the University of Missouri with its 25% drop in enrollment and $32 million funding deficit.
  196. AKAHorace says:
    @King Baeksu

    Bridges’ TESC salary upon signing in 2015 was $350,000 before benefits and free housing and car.
     
    Groveling cucks like Bridges are cheap. My own dignity and self-respect are worth a lot more than $350,000 per year!

    Groveling cucks like Bridges are cheap. My own dignity and self-respect are worth a lot more than $350,000 per year!

    Well obviously yes,

    But has anyone ever offered ?

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    • Replies: @King Baeksu
    Many years ago I had a promising career to look forward to in the South Korean television industry, and was appearing in numerous popular dramas and comedies. However, Korean directors have a very different approach to acting than Westerners, and often favor an exaggerated or melodramatic style. On top of that, they're rather ethnocentric, which is not a problem in itself when handling Korean actors, but I personally felt like I was being made to look like a dancing monkey at times. Eventually I decided to tell my manager that I was moving on, and focused on my writing career here in Seoul instead.

    I also chose not to focus on an academic career because I thought it would be too limiting, despite being encouraged to continue on to graduate school by one of my thesis advisors at Berkeley. I really feel like a dodged a bullet there, and have no regrets at all!
  197. Maya says:
    @EvolutionistX
    Evergreen College apparently lets in 98% of applicants.

    Gathering natural resources for ceremonial purposes sounds pretty lame, overall. When I go gathering, I like to EAT what I find (mostly berries.) So they can't go fishing or hunting or even pick some berries and eat them, but if they find IDK, a feather, they can use it in a ceremony?

    These aren't even good demands.

    Come on, friend.
    What he said is that they can grow, harvest and distribute psychedelic on campus grounds. Perhaps, also coca, poppy and salvia divorium. And should the police get involved, the university will do its best to shield the industrious youth.

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    • Replies: @EvolutionistX
    I had not thought of that, but aren't psychedelic mushrooms more of a Mexican religious thing than a PNW Indians thing? He also only said harvesting. I think they wouldn't appreciate someone setting up an actual farm on their land, though what students do in their closets may be their own business.
  198. Olorin says:
    @Ed
    I believe Evergreen's mean score of 1080, is still higher than the mean scores of all HBCUs, historically black colleges & universities. It's definitely higher than the mean black score by 200+ points and the mean white score by about 50 points.

    Likely a reflection of the fact that the student body is heavily majority white.

    The mean SAT M+V score for all whites in the US is 1068.

    This is really what the blacks and their handlers (Peter Bohmer, Naomi Lowe, Larry Mosqueda…) are griping about. Two tribesmen and one black lady, btw. Weaponizing emotional and dim students against reality.

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    • Replies: @James Richard

    The mean SAT M+V score for all whites in the US is 1068.
     
    No the SAT M+V score for whites in the US who take the test is 1068.
  199. David M. says:
    @Anonymous
    I looked over that list like it was an AP college football ranking. Some real surprises. Both West Point and the Naval Academy rank relatively low (not even in top 100). Same with some of the University of California campuses (e.g., Irvine, Santa Barbara, etc.). I had thought that all the Asians had made all campuses in the Univ. of CA system just below Cal-Berkeley. I can't believe how high Northeastern ranks. Even higher than Boston College. I had always thought NEU was sort of like a proprietary school like George Washington U. (I think they were but they have benefited from location and PR). I had always assumed a Wisconsin-Madison grad was just believe Michigan-Ann Arbor. And certainly way above a Gettysburg College grad.

    Btw, I couldn't find the alma mater of the guy whom I think is one of the smartest guys around. Dennis Miller: Point Park University.

    Average West Point and Annapolis SAT scores are driven down for several reasons:

    1. The right tail of IQ distribution is much shorter. They look for more well-rounded applicants, so for instance an applicant with a good SAT score, a varsity letter in sports, and a high score on the physical fitness test is considered a better applicant than the one with an awesome SAT score and a perfect GPA, but poor physical fitness.

    2. The classes are gathered from across the country in relative proportion to population, due to the congressional nominating process. Therefore some regions are far less competitive than others.

    3. The academies both have one year prep schools which enroll prior service enlisted soldiers, and students who are otherwise promising but not up to academic expectations (especially athletes and minorities). These prep schools have high drop out rates, so they select for the individuals who possess the discipline and drive to handle the academics, even if they are not exceptionally intelligent. Part of the reason for the USAFA’s higher average SAT may be that its enlisted ranks have higher average IQs than those of the army and navy.

    4. There is a large minority contingent in the academies with lower average SAT scores. Admittedly the academies have more of a justification for this than a typical academic institution. Also, the minorities who can get into the academies often have free scholarships waiting for them from other schools as well, making the competition for them tougher. That is part of the reason why so many of the minority students come from the ranks of prior enlisted.

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  200. Olorin says:
    @JeremiahJohnbalaya
    I first heard of Evergreen State just a few years when a friend's daughter began attending. All I learned at the time was that it was a beautiful campus full of idealistic, open-minded young people.

    I've subsequently discovered it is an insane asylum full of little monsters.

    The daughter is on a hiatus from the school, where she couldn't stay off drugs. And apparently, now living at home, still can't. She's had several overdoses that may or may not have been attempts at suicide. It's hard not to point out to my friend that her downward spiral is an almost inevitable result of the self-loathing that her political worldview promotes. Of course, arguably, the goal of liberalism is to destroy her soul.

    I sort of feel sorry for them. Can you imagine being a young, insecure, self-doubting, impressionable child who is surround by peers and teachers constantly berating you with this kind of nihilistic, anti-white rhetoric?

    Two words, Jeremiah:

    Rachel Corrie.

    There are many of her not only at TESC but on campuses nationwide. It is tragic.

    her downward spiral is an almost inevitable result of the self-loathing that her political worldview promotes.

    Yes. Precisely.

    Of course, arguably, the goal of liberalism is to destroy her soul.

    20 years ago, before being called to live in Pugetopolis and as a result friending up a bunch of shooting sports people who work and study at TESC and several other similar colleges, I would have considered that comment sweet but hyperbolic.

    Today? I’m close to 100% convinced that there is a moment where “liberalism” in fact became exactly what you say.

    I think I know when/where/what it was, culturally speaking. But most whites I’ve encountered in Pugetopolis lack the experiences that would lead them to understand this and recoil from it. They are still way too trusting and naive.

    The problem is that, for them, not to be that destroys who they are.

    One of the big problems with these multicultural encounters: they end up costing whites a lot while others get the benefits.

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  201. CCZ says:
    @John C
    "I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns."

    The Chinese are so going to clean our clocks when the time comes.

    George was merely following in historic footsteps: “I am Arthur Neville Chamberlain, I use he / him pronouns.”

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  202. Olorin says:
    @Arclight
    Exactly - whichever pronoun is used to refer to a neuter would be most appropriate.

    Perhaps we just witnessed the first documented instance of a college whose students, and their enabling/pushing faculty, courageously, postmodernly, intersectionally, and anti-colonialtastically forced gender reassignment on its president.

    Considering that Google is doodling the queer flag today, presumably for National Queer Month, Evergreen’s mob-induced sex change of “he/him” is timely!

    Like castration, but more neodesemideconstructionist in its semiotic recontextualization, leading to a de-repression of the transformational paradigm.

    Doubleplusgood.

    Next up: Evergreen’s culture raises mob-induced race change to the status of a Protected Class activity. If, and only if, the mob is black, the woman is white, and the offspring mulatto.

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  203. King Baeksu says: • Website
    @AKAHorace

    Groveling cucks like Bridges are cheap. My own dignity and self-respect are worth a lot more than $350,000 per year!

     

    Well obviously yes,


    But has anyone ever offered ?

    Many years ago I had a promising career to look forward to in the South Korean television industry, and was appearing in numerous popular dramas and comedies. However, Korean directors have a very different approach to acting than Westerners, and often favor an exaggerated or melodramatic style. On top of that, they’re rather ethnocentric, which is not a problem in itself when handling Korean actors, but I personally felt like I was being made to look like a dancing monkey at times. Eventually I decided to tell my manager that I was moving on, and focused on my writing career here in Seoul instead.

    I also chose not to focus on an academic career because I thought it would be too limiting, despite being encouraged to continue on to graduate school by one of my thesis advisors at Berkeley. I really feel like a dodged a bullet there, and have no regrets at all!

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    • Replies: @daniel le mouche
    Yes, party-hearty Seoul beats grad school.
    Re the Korean melodrama (we had a term for a certain way of speaking there: the Korean whine), I once was asked to do a voiceover part in a song there. I still remember a couple of lines. 'When I was young, I used to look for a place where no one else could find me. I'm older now, but I'm still looking for that place where no one else can find me!!!' I did it, quite heartfelt, totally deadpan Lou Reed. They hated it. After several takes it was agreed what was wanted and required: super-chipper, super upbeat poppy voice. I nearly choked on my vomit as I actorishly did my duty (nearly the beginning AND end of what might have been an acting career).
    Kiss my ondongi!
    Anyouuuung
  204. I do believe that Snoop Doggy Dogg his self may have said it best. I quote:

    ‘Suck ass bitchez, punk ass niggaz, I cain’t take this shit no mo.’

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    • Replies: @James Richard
    How profound.
    , @Mr. Anon
    I think Mr. Dogg would be an appropriate commencement speaker for Evergreen.
  205. berserker says:

    Very amusing to see the so-called academics and administrators blaming the students. It is the adults, however, who are to blame. The faculty and administrators need to be fired first. It is they who created this problem. That includes the self-described ‘beyond Progressive’ Weinstein. Note that he only appears sensible in comparison to the even more Progressive university president.

    If the students are expelled, what changes? Nothing. These over-educated fools will continue to indoctrinate a new generation of young people. Then act as if they had nothing to do with it when the monsters they helped create devour them.

    The adults are responsible.

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    • Replies: @daniel le mouche
    'If the students are expelled, what changes? Nothing. These over-educated fools will continue to indoctrinate a new generation of young people. '

    Agreed. This Deliverance squealing pig needs a real life Deliverance experience. Someone said this weasel gets 350k for this 'leadership'? What I watched approached and old SNL parody: OK, OK! You can have everything and more! I'll start by from today opening every official speech by a university spokesperson with,
    'White people are pieces of shit. I'm a piece of shit. Please forgive me, my ancestors, and my progeny for all our continuing transgressions into infinite future time. We can't help ourselves! We're suck-ass cavemen! Please, please teach us, show us what else we can do. Fuck, just throw us all in prison, hard labor, while you justifiably party till the next millenium!'
  206. AnonCow says:
    @Diversity Heretic
    "Higher education" descends into madness. Sending any white son or daughter to Evergreen must be considered a form of child abuse.

    The whole thing would make more sense as a zoo in which visitors could observe the exotic species collected in their natural habitat.

    Or stealing and modifying a line from Terminator 1: [These people] can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They don't feel pity, or remorse, or fear! And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until [white people] are dead [or subjugated]!

    I think you’d appreciate Tommy Sotomayor’s black-terminatrix framework.

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  207. ANON says: • Disclaimer
    @Ed
    I believe Evergreen's mean score of 1080, is still higher than the mean scores of all HBCUs, historically black colleges & universities. It's definitely higher than the mean black score by 200+ points and the mean white score by about 50 points.

    May well be higher than the HBCUs, but keep in mind that any black students with above room temperature IQs are fought over, tooth and nail, by the nation’s better schools. The effect cascades through the entire hierarchy, and another unfortunate result is that many end up over their heads and consequently infuriated.

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  208. NOTA says:
    @3g4me
    @37 Matra: Precisely. The schadenfreude is delightful. I realize Steve really just wants everyone to get along, but sooner or later he will come to the realization that SJWs, the left, whatever one wishes to call them, cannot be reasoned with or shamed by mere "noticing" but must be viciously fought and crushed, and the natural r-strategists who continually pop up must be continuously stomped on. As far as even an iota of sympathy when the revolution eats its own - nah, ZFG.

    “Crushed” is overly dramatic. They need the rest of us to roll our eyes when they make silly, over-the-top demands, and they need neutral enforcement of laws (like those cops at Auburn). No crushing required–they have power only rest of us give it to them.

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  209. TheJester says:
    @JeremiahJohnbalaya
    I first heard of Evergreen State just a few years when a friend's daughter began attending. All I learned at the time was that it was a beautiful campus full of idealistic, open-minded young people.

    I've subsequently discovered it is an insane asylum full of little monsters.

    The daughter is on a hiatus from the school, where she couldn't stay off drugs. And apparently, now living at home, still can't. She's had several overdoses that may or may not have been attempts at suicide. It's hard not to point out to my friend that her downward spiral is an almost inevitable result of the self-loathing that her political worldview promotes. Of course, arguably, the goal of liberalism is to destroy her soul.

    I sort of feel sorry for them. Can you imagine being a young, insecure, self-doubting, impressionable child who is surround by peers and teachers constantly berating you with this kind of nihilistic, anti-white rhetoric?

    I anticipate a slow, quiet culling of colleges and universities who cater to or fold in the face of Marxist/Feminist/Racist agitation. Students might love the outcomes, which turn the institutions into anarchical, low-grade “party schools” run by the students … but their parents and elders do not. Government and alumni funding sources quickly dry up à la the University of Missouri with its 25% drop in enrollment and $32 million funding deficit.

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  210. Debt chasing describes much of global economic activity now. The students at Evergreen State College function as debt machines that allow overpaid government workers such as Evergreen State College President George Bridges to get big fat salaries and benefits. It is the student loans and the debt taken on by the state of Washington to pay for Evergreen Sate College that is the real focal point. Baby boomer Bridges don’t give a damn where his $350,000 and fat benefits come from, he just wants them.

    Gov. Brown out in California wants to build a train track for a new train. What Gov. Brown and the shyster boys in finance really want is more debt to keep the financial system going, they don’t care if it’s for a train or a bridge or a new spillway for the Oroville dam. Debt — private or public — must continuously expand or the economy will contract. What we need is a massive implosion to find balance, but the bankers and the shyster boys say more debt.

    I find it hard to stay too angry at the Black dopes at Evergreen State College. They are too dumb to be the real villains. Baby boomer moneygrubber George Bridges and the shysters running the student loan scams are where the blame lies on this one.

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  211. Is this Perhaps the same McConnell who was popped from the Post for writing a polemic about the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York? (We Be Doomed?) — Derbyshire or something rather more clever?

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  212. Mr. Anon says:
    @Bill P

    Cobain’s problems were his problems. They’re not very illuminating about social conditions in small town Washington ca 1984.
     
    I beg to differ. Small town Washington - and even small neighborhoods in Seattle Washington - were hit really hard by cultural shifts in the 70s. As a little boy, I watched my grandparents' Seattle church go from a healthy, socially conservative Irish Catholic parish to a hard left PFLAG base over the course of a few years in the late 70s-early 80s.

    I also recall visiting Aberdeen (Cobain's hometown) on a fishing trip around '87, and staying in a motel. The single adult guys with decent jobs were casually picking up high school girls at the local diner to have sex with them. It was like something out of a Houellebecq novel. Totally ghetto, but it was white people doing it.

    More marginal, black sheep types like Cobain were given a very clear message that faith and family were for suckers.

    There is little point to arguing with “Art Deco”. He is a smug, prating ass. Odds-on Mensa-member, I bet.

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  213. No, crushed is totally appropriate. Dont think for a second that these little commissars wouldn’t gulag you in a second if they had the chance.

    I get that Sailer’s Butterknife means that you assume inside every true believer Leftist there’s secretly a nice 60s Republican waiting to get out, but that is not the case.

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    • Agree: Kevin C.
    • Replies: @AKAHorace
    I like Sailer's lack of venom when dealing with the other side. It is not just the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do. The social justice warriors attitude alienates people and works in our favour. We should borrow the motto of the Communist Kadar, "Everyone who is not against us is for us".
    , @Kevin C.

    I get that Sailer’s Butterknife means that you assume inside every true believer Leftist there’s secretly a nice 60s Republican waiting to get out, but that is not the case.
     
    Indeed, they are a hostile tribe fundamentally incapable of tolerating our continued existence.
  214. @Philip Nolan
    "I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns." If "moron" is not a pronoun it should be, it would be appropriate in this guy's case.
    "I'm Philip Nolan, I use 'Her Royal Highness' pronouns."

    My sister works in Admin at the U of Michigan. She says students are able to select the preferred pronouns by which profs are to address them. Some have mocked it by preferring “Her Royal Highness”

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  215. @Ed
    The college president should be removed. The board should can him. Is it even possible for a grown man to write such drivel? Simply embarrassing for him & the school.

    With the ongoing shut-down of campus, perhaps they will.

    The eight trustees sound surprisingly sane. A couple vets, business owners, etc. Not the 110% SJW I expected to find.

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  216. @Anonymous
    It's the exam season. Black students causing mayhem when exams are due is getting to be a routine event.

    This would be a good assignment for an intern or a woke deep learning program: to look for correlations between protests, protest demographics, and academic deadlines.

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  217. @Shrill
    Southern blacks especially, in my experience, flatly refuse to believe that their race comprises only 13% of the population. When I mention it to my coworkers, the U.S. Census is written off as a white conspiracy.

    And it makes sense. The vast majority of their social circles are black, there's an entertainment constellation solely for them plus statistical overrepresentation in the mainstream, and the news is constantly discussing their plight. Add in a dash of statistical illiteracy and you get a big chunk of the black population that believes the US is a third to a half black.

    This explains calls by some black leaders for a separate black nation carved out by ceding several southern States.

    It’s not just there … I saw a BBC promo the ther day showing the faces of Britain, and easily half of the people on the screen were non-native Britons.

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  218. vx37 says:
    @anonymous
    In other words he is a cuck.

    You don’t know your political terminology. He’s not a cuck, a cuck is a a conservative or moderate quisling who collaborates in murderous white-hating racism out of fear or for profit or both. Nothing conservative about him, he’s a flat out left-winged, white hating genocidal racist. He’s the sort that cucks cuck to.

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  219. @Anon
    If blacks want to segregate educational topics because of their anger, sulkiness, and hidden jealousy of all those smart, accomplished whites, I approve of this. There's no reason to teach blacks anything they don't want to learn. Let them struggle their way through life with a lousy education because they refuse to learn white things but still want to live in a white society because smart whites have created such a wonderful civilization. Let blacks be hoist by their own arrogant, poisonous petard.

    Private colleges have zero obligation to teach those who refuse to learn.

    ‘ Let them struggle their way through life with a lousy education because they refuse to learn white things but still want to live in a white society because smart whites have created such a wonderful civilization. Let blacks be hoist by their own arrogant, poisonous petard.
    Private colleges have zero obligation to teach those who refuse to learn.’

    Yes, I agree, but why are these a-holes 1. admitted in the first place (it ain’t academic merit, most obviously) and 2. there of their own free will at all? You want a separate college, town, country–be my guest! You won’t be missed by the vast majority, what a pleasant country it might turn out to be without you (NOT the decent ones that appreciate the place and people and want to stay)! America now: black this, jew that (our NATIONAL DIALOGUE), kukamunga, yada yada. Yeah, bitches, oi, oi I got this crazy aunt down in Flarida. An imaginary future America without these hatemongers and thugs: rational, pleasant, neighbors being helpful friendly neighbors, decency the rule. But who would want any of that when you can have drugged out crazies cracked up, rappin, and doin that gangsta thaaaaaaang?

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  220. @King Baeksu
    Many years ago I had a promising career to look forward to in the South Korean television industry, and was appearing in numerous popular dramas and comedies. However, Korean directors have a very different approach to acting than Westerners, and often favor an exaggerated or melodramatic style. On top of that, they're rather ethnocentric, which is not a problem in itself when handling Korean actors, but I personally felt like I was being made to look like a dancing monkey at times. Eventually I decided to tell my manager that I was moving on, and focused on my writing career here in Seoul instead.

    I also chose not to focus on an academic career because I thought it would be too limiting, despite being encouraged to continue on to graduate school by one of my thesis advisors at Berkeley. I really feel like a dodged a bullet there, and have no regrets at all!

    Yes, party-hearty Seoul beats grad school.
    Re the Korean melodrama (we had a term for a certain way of speaking there: the Korean whine), I once was asked to do a voiceover part in a song there. I still remember a couple of lines. ‘When I was young, I used to look for a place where no one else could find me. I’m older now, but I’m still looking for that place where no one else can find me!!!’ I did it, quite heartfelt, totally deadpan Lou Reed. They hated it. After several takes it was agreed what was wanted and required: super-chipper, super upbeat poppy voice. I nearly choked on my vomit as I actorishly did my duty (nearly the beginning AND end of what might have been an acting career).
    Kiss my ondongi!
    Anyouuuung

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    Fear not, there are plenty of whiteback economic refugees here in Seoul these days willing to "white it up" for a few bottles Shite and a platter of dried squid. No doubt, some are graduates of Evergreen State College!
  221. @berserker
    Very amusing to see the so-called academics and administrators blaming the students. It is the adults, however, who are to blame. The faculty and administrators need to be fired first. It is they who created this problem. That includes the self-described 'beyond Progressive' Weinstein. Note that he only appears sensible in comparison to the even more Progressive university president.

    If the students are expelled, what changes? Nothing. These over-educated fools will continue to indoctrinate a new generation of young people. Then act as if they had nothing to do with it when the monsters they helped create devour them.

    The adults are responsible.

    ‘If the students are expelled, what changes? Nothing. These over-educated fools will continue to indoctrinate a new generation of young people. ‘

    Agreed. This Deliverance squealing pig needs a real life Deliverance experience. Someone said this weasel gets 350k for this ‘leadership’? What I watched approached and old SNL parody: OK, OK! You can have everything and more! I’ll start by from today opening every official speech by a university spokesperson with,
    ‘White people are pieces of shit. I’m a piece of shit. Please forgive me, my ancestors, and my progeny for all our continuing transgressions into infinite future time. We can’t help ourselves! We’re suck-ass cavemen! Please, please teach us, show us what else we can do. Fuck, just throw us all in prison, hard labor, while you justifiably party till the next millenium!’

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  222. @jimmyriddle
    Mizzou's enrollment dropped by a quarter and there were lay-offs.

    It will be interesting to see how big the next freshman class is at this college.

    The college administrators went along with all the bull last year, giving into ridiculous demands. They were under the impression that the Democrats ould win the election and college would be free to everyone at taxpayers expense. There would be no problem getting enrollees at a free university. But alas, they over thought the situation.

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  223. @daniel le mouche
    'Has the time come for white-only colleges?'

    If only. There might then be a place of spiritual refuge, where one could actually STUDY in peace, and begin to really grow and flourish.
    But I forget: being a college stoodent means one thing. Protest. (And of course, now, Blackness.)

    Hey! What about beer?

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  224. @Charles Pewitt
    This one will look like Diane Abbott in twenty years.

    DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY

    https://twitter.com/vdare/status/870331380890296321

    I can’t help but wonder if she dons spectacles because she actually needs them, or are they a prop to make her appear smarter?

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  225. @Anon
    Scarcely a single black person was ever interested in Grunge either as a fan or as a musician. Blacks were all into rap back in the 1980s. Blacks have been self-segregating in music for a long time.

    Since when is Grunge even music?

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  226. @daniel le mouche
    I do believe that Snoop Doggy Dogg his self may have said it best. I quote:

    'Suck ass bitchez, punk ass niggaz, I cain't take this shit no mo.'

    How profound.

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  227. @Olorin
    Likely a reflection of the fact that the student body is heavily majority white.

    The mean SAT M+V score for all whites in the US is 1068.

    This is really what the blacks and their handlers (Peter Bohmer, Naomi Lowe, Larry Mosqueda...) are griping about. Two tribesmen and one black lady, btw. Weaponizing emotional and dim students against reality.

    The mean SAT M+V score for all whites in the US is 1068.

    No the SAT M+V score for whites in the US who take the test is 1068.

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  228. Travis says:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/02/us/black-commencement-harvard.html?_r=0&mtrref=www.drudgereport.com

    Colleges Celebrate Diversity With Separate ‘Commencements’

    “For me, the black community is a home away from home,” Olivia Castor, who earned a bachelor’s degree in African-American studies from Harvard, said exuberantly.

    “It’s where I spent most of my time, where I found my closest friends and, more importantly, where I’ve learned the most important lessons during my time here,” she went on. “So thank you, thank you for being beautiful, brilliant and Blackety-black-black.”

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  229. CCZ says:

    “Evergreen State faculty demand punishment of white professor who refused to leave on anti-white day.”

    Some 50 plus Evergreen College faculty members, about 25% of the faculty, have signed a letter calling for a “disciplinary investigation against Bret Weinstein” for endangering “faculty, staff, and students, making them targets of white supremacist backlash…on national television, in news outlets, and on social media.”

    The letter reads in part:

    In solidarity with students, we call for the Evergreen College administration to:

    *Center student perspectives in a persistent media approach to counter the alt-right narratives that are demonizing Evergreen and Day of Absence specifically.
    * Take seriously the threats made to individual community members and use all available institutional resources to protect them.
    * Demonstrate accountability by pursuing a disciplinary investigation against Bret Weinstein according to guidelines in the Social Contract and Faculty Handbook. Weinstein has endangered faculty, staff, and students, making them targets of white supremacist backlash by promulgating misinformation in public emails, on national television, in news outlets, and on social media.

    We are angry and frustrated and concerned. We also believe, however, that if the College can muster a meaningful collective response to recent events, this can be a powerful lever for growth in student numbers, success, and equity–and for future institutional change. We urge the administration not to lead with fear, or a desire to suppress students’ voices. We urge them to let the energy and clarity of those voices carry us forward. In solidarity, the undersigned faculty….

    http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/32946/

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    • Replies: @Kyle McKenna
    These people believe with all their hearts that the MSM and the political establishment it represents really are "white supremacist".

    Tell me how you reason with this mindset?
    , @Olorin
    You'll notice that Bohmer and Mosqueda are among the signatories.

    And that very few staff signed on, though one staffer noted over beer the other night that a colleague was rather...assertive..about effectively using the signing procedure as a test of faith/litmus of heresy so to speak. Trying to out others.

    Also, there was an assertion that some of the staff who signed have their eyes on teaching or faculty slots themselves. I.e., signing was less a statement of agreement than test of faith. Which is REALLY corrupt....

  230. King Baeksu says: • Website
    @daniel le mouche
    Yes, party-hearty Seoul beats grad school.
    Re the Korean melodrama (we had a term for a certain way of speaking there: the Korean whine), I once was asked to do a voiceover part in a song there. I still remember a couple of lines. 'When I was young, I used to look for a place where no one else could find me. I'm older now, but I'm still looking for that place where no one else can find me!!!' I did it, quite heartfelt, totally deadpan Lou Reed. They hated it. After several takes it was agreed what was wanted and required: super-chipper, super upbeat poppy voice. I nearly choked on my vomit as I actorishly did my duty (nearly the beginning AND end of what might have been an acting career).
    Kiss my ondongi!
    Anyouuuung

    Fear not, there are plenty of whiteback economic refugees here in Seoul these days willing to “white it up” for a few bottles Shite and a platter of dried squid. No doubt, some are graduates of Evergreen State College!

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    • Replies: @AKAHorace
    A friend of mine taught English in South Korea and left for Taiwan. Says that it is much friendlier and less intense there.
  231. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Njguy73
    Did they play Mother Love Bone (Andrew Wood)?

    How about Hole? (Kristen Pfaff) Do bassists count?

    Never heard of Mother Love Bone. They didn’t play Hole, but sure, bassists count. Looks like we’re at 7 or 8 then. Pretty high toll for one genre that was huge for a few years.

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    • Replies: @Njguy73
    Mother Love Bone was the band credited with creating the Seattle sound on their 1989 track "Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns." A year later lead singer Andrew Wood died. Their bassist and guitarist later joined the band that became Pearl Jam.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH0gnwtSEGI

  232. Kyle McKenna [AKA "MIKA-NON"] says:
    @Travis
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/02/us/black-commencement-harvard.html?_r=0&mtrref=www.drudgereport.com
    Colleges Celebrate Diversity With Separate ‘Commencements’

    “For me, the black community is a home away from home,” Olivia Castor, who earned a bachelor’s degree in African-American studies from Harvard, said exuberantly.

    “It’s where I spent most of my time, where I found my closest friends and, more importantly, where I’ve learned the most important lessons during my time here,” she went on. “So thank you, thank you for being beautiful, brilliant and Blackety-black-black.”

    I love love love where this is headed.

    I think.

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  233. Kyle McKenna [AKA "MIKA-NON"] says:
    @CCZ
    “Evergreen State faculty demand punishment of white professor who refused to leave on anti-white day.”

    Some 50 plus Evergreen College faculty members, about 25% of the faculty, have signed a letter calling for a “disciplinary investigation against Bret Weinstein” for endangering "faculty, staff, and students, making them targets of white supremacist backlash…on national television, in news outlets, and on social media.”

    The letter reads in part:

    In solidarity with students, we call for the Evergreen College administration to:

    *Center student perspectives in a persistent media approach to counter the alt-right narratives that are demonizing Evergreen and Day of Absence specifically.
    * Take seriously the threats made to individual community members and use all available institutional resources to protect them.
    * Demonstrate accountability by pursuing a disciplinary investigation against Bret Weinstein according to guidelines in the Social Contract and Faculty Handbook. Weinstein has endangered faculty, staff, and students, making them targets of white supremacist backlash by promulgating misinformation in public emails, on national television, in news outlets, and on social media.

    We are angry and frustrated and concerned. We also believe, however, that if the College can muster a meaningful collective response to recent events, this can be a powerful lever for growth in student numbers, success, and equity–and for future institutional change. We urge the administration not to lead with fear, or a desire to suppress students’ voices. We urge them to let the energy and clarity of those voices carry us forward. In solidarity, the undersigned faculty….
     
    http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/32946/

    These people believe with all their hearts that the MSM and the political establishment it represents really are “white supremacist”.

    Tell me how you reason with this mindset?

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    Tell me how you reason with this mindset?
     
    You can't. Because it's a religion, and their attacks upon us are Holy War against the infidel and the heretic. And it is indeed a war. Our culture and way of life and theirs simply cannot coexist permanently; at least one will eventually be destroyed.
  234. Mr. Anon says:
    @daniel le mouche
    I do believe that Snoop Doggy Dogg his self may have said it best. I quote:

    'Suck ass bitchez, punk ass niggaz, I cain't take this shit no mo.'

    I think Mr. Dogg would be an appropriate commencement speaker for Evergreen.

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  235. Olorin says:
    @Olorin
    Moment #18--where the screechy black kid who likes the F word prances around--the selection of camera angle misses what other vids of the same angle/moment caught.

    Namely Evergreen professor Peter Bohmer, just outside the right of that frame.

    http://blogs.evergreen.edu/peterbohmer/about-me-contact-info/

    https://evergreen.edu/directory/people/bohmerp

    He's a septic-stirrer going back FIFTY YEARS at this college. He is present at all antifa, BLM, and similar mau maus both on campus and many in downtown Olympia. As is

    https://evergreen.edu/directory/people/mosqueda

    https://evergreen.edu/catalog/offering/gateways-incarcerated-youth-acknowledging-past-claiming-future-16004

    They're recruiting students via these riots to fill their professorial Rice Bowl.

    Word on the street is that Bohmer was the author of the letter that student at #11 lacked the reading skills to verbalize.

    His TESC salary was in the $80,000 a year range before benefits according to public records as of 2015, though I understand he's stepped back in retirement mode so probably makes less now.

    #13 (the tiny lady held hostage at the door of her office) is not a teacher, but member of President's staff--VP of student affairs Wendy Endress. As of 2015, her TESC salary before benefits was $123,000.

    Bridges' TESC salary upon signing in 2015 was $350,000 before benefits and free housing and car.

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/education/article26267662.html

    This is what this mau-mauing is all about. The mob is primitively shrewd about such matters. They want plummy jobs with benefits without having to do any homework.

    Bridges is 66. No matter what happens here, he has a plummy retirement awaiting him and his UW-Seattle feminist activist faculty wife. Spiked by closing out his career alone at $350K per year.

    The humble little state workers like the mentally disabled custodian who cowered in the bathroom she was cleaning as the mob entrapped her last week?

    Who cares?

    Finally, Bridges' pandering to the Injuns has to do with two things.

    First, in western WA, most "Indians" are mostly white and appear at Evergreen to be mostly older ladies. So this is how you can pander to white ladies/genome but pretend otherwise. No DNA test required!

    Also there are plans to build a vast expensive new basketweaving department.

    Scuse me, "Indigenous Arts Campus":

    http://evergreen.edu/sites/default/files/IAC_MP%20Report_Final_8%205x11_LoRes.pdf

    Yes, that's white man's electrical, materials, civil, software, and systems engineering building it. (See p. 14.)

    Fortunately that means jobs for people who, in high school and college, actually did their homework and bought their own gumbo. But the SJWs who are most vocally behind this are Fauxcahontas types.

    Would be interesting to compare the per-square-foot cost of the Indian Palace with, say, building new science labs for Prof. Weinstein and his colleagues.

    Returning late to the topic, but here’s a vid with footage that didn’t edit out said professor from far right of frame (11:40):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ua5V1qhYg0

    As Countenance observes, when the young act like this at college, there are usually faculty behind them.

    President Bridges isn’t being cowed into submission by just the students…but by the unionized faculty who don’t want anyone telling THEM what to do, even when THEY make terrible judgments.

    Lawrence Mosqueda riles up/radicalizes students around black incarceration…then uses the emotion to fill his own classes on the topic. Peter Bohmer riles up/radicalizes students around (fill in the blank Marxist claptrap)…then uses the emotion to promote himself.

    Evergreen needs to fire about a third of their faculty. Maybe starting with the ones who ten years ago riled up/radicalized Rachel Corrie, sending her on her sucidal mission of self-hatred that resulted in her death.

    See, that’s the thing. Everybody keeps saying “This continues, someone is gonna get killed.”

    But it has already happened. TESC student Corrie was martyred on the Marxist/PC altar (albeit at a distance from campus)…and hagiographed into something else. Her white life didn’t matter. Only the leftist cause. They literally have shrines to St. Pancake on campus now.

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    The notion that this is a proxy war between liberal and radical left professors and staff is an interesting take. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zwPLnekTcjlmwO_0IyS7qF33sa40ufi2zAMEP-MU3IE/edit#
    Among other things:

    * Center student perspectives in a persistent media approach to counter the alt-right narratives that are demonizing Evergreen and Day of Absence specifically.
    * Take seriously the threats made to individual community members and use all available institutional resources to protect them.
    * Demonstrate accountability by pursuing a disciplinary investigation against Bret Weinstein according to guidelines in the Social Contract and Faculty Handbook. Weinstein has endangered faculty, staff, and students, making them targets of white supremacist backlash by promulgating misinformation in public emails, on national television, in news outlets, and on social media.

     

    1. '...Counter the alt-right narratives ... ' They recognize that they look deranged. They need a better story.

    2. Fire Weinstein. Because he endangered everyone in this bizarre fantasyland by objecting to something -- which then sent the students on a tantrum -- and has and will generate backlash.

    And finally -- the number of students who are foaming at the mouth may be as few as 50. Even in a place like Evergreen, I can't imagine many students really bothering to do anything about social justice that involves more than Facebook virtue signaling. There are a lot of reasons to attend a college like Evergreen, and a lot of those reasons don't involves a lot of work or emotions.
  236. Olorin says:
    @CCZ
    “Evergreen State faculty demand punishment of white professor who refused to leave on anti-white day.”

    Some 50 plus Evergreen College faculty members, about 25% of the faculty, have signed a letter calling for a “disciplinary investigation against Bret Weinstein” for endangering "faculty, staff, and students, making them targets of white supremacist backlash…on national television, in news outlets, and on social media.”

    The letter reads in part:

    In solidarity with students, we call for the Evergreen College administration to:

    *Center student perspectives in a persistent media approach to counter the alt-right narratives that are demonizing Evergreen and Day of Absence specifically.
    * Take seriously the threats made to individual community members and use all available institutional resources to protect them.
    * Demonstrate accountability by pursuing a disciplinary investigation against Bret Weinstein according to guidelines in the Social Contract and Faculty Handbook. Weinstein has endangered faculty, staff, and students, making them targets of white supremacist backlash by promulgating misinformation in public emails, on national television, in news outlets, and on social media.

    We are angry and frustrated and concerned. We also believe, however, that if the College can muster a meaningful collective response to recent events, this can be a powerful lever for growth in student numbers, success, and equity–and for future institutional change. We urge the administration not to lead with fear, or a desire to suppress students’ voices. We urge them to let the energy and clarity of those voices carry us forward. In solidarity, the undersigned faculty….
     
    http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/32946/

    You’ll notice that Bohmer and Mosqueda are among the signatories.

    And that very few staff signed on, though one staffer noted over beer the other night that a colleague was rather…assertive..about effectively using the signing procedure as a test of faith/litmus of heresy so to speak. Trying to out others.

    Also, there was an assertion that some of the staff who signed have their eyes on teaching or faculty slots themselves. I.e., signing was less a statement of agreement than test of faith. Which is REALLY corrupt….

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  237. Olorin says:
    @BB753
    Why doesn't George Bridges resign and give his position to a more deserving Person of Color, preferably to a member of the Squaxin tribe?

    When Les Purce (black former prez) retired, the four finalists for his job were Bridges, two women, and an “expert in Latino/a theology.” Male, Puerto Rican IIRC.

    I’m wondering now whether the white guy didn’t get hired (to widespread surprise) to hold the bag upon the inevitable septic explosion.

    Curious how Weinstein stirred the pot, got the conflict going, then scootled away “in fear,” leaving the white guy to look stupid in a far more fearsome situation.

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  238. Olorin says:
    @oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang
    Evergreen is the *classic* example of an institution that's set up for intellectually curious, self driven person. It's easy to tease the "make your own coursework, grade your own paper" approach, but the reality is that many important discoveries are made beyond the bounds of a discipline.
    Like with a Wittgenstein, would he be in the "math" or "philosophy" department? Would that question even make sense to him? Bertand Russel? Guys like that would FLOURISH in the Evergreen environment.
    And in the 80s and 90s, the success of Evergreen was transparent. Matt Groenig, creator of The Simpsons, went there. The simpsons is an interesting intersection between art, writing and technology (it gets forgotten but one of The Simpson's "killer apps" was the technological innovation behind it's production meant they could create more episodes easier than any other animated series at the time). Would Groening be best served in a comp sci class? English? Art?
    And you tease Olympia as being the center of "cool" for an aspiring Cobain, but Evergreen WAS the center of cool. Thayil, of Sound Garden, Brownstein, of Sleater-Kinney and Cobain went to house parties together. Those are three people who defined a decade's sound. (Brownstein goes on to make Portlandia, so she's at least in on the joke and probably is just as appauled)
    And it's not just the liberal arts, Evergreen has some MASSIVE coups in objective hard science, too. Paul Stamets is an alum. A young guy who got into mushrooms ("teehee" all you want, creative inquiry comes from many different fountainheads) and ended up inventing the game changing, now industry standard method of bioremediation for radiation contamination. Guys like that are once every five hundred years. And what other college could a kid go to his advisor and say, "I think we can treat radioactive waste with mushrooms" and get a fair shake?
    As with everything developed for the sensitive, curious Occidental, though, it will not survive contact with others not like them. Evergreen got Ferguson'd, and it's a pity because what they destroyed was pretty incredible when it was working well

    I give your observation on Paul Stamets about a 75% probability of agreement on my end.

    But certain externalized costs should be spreadsheeted against whatever radiation contamination will ever actually be bioremediated with his shroomery.

    For instance, a good number of people ended up sick, and a few maimed for life, applying his more mass-culture mush-head enthusiasms without the intellectual or institutional framework to ensure safety.

    Some of them, we’re all paying for, for life (kidney damage, liver damage, mishaps involving heavy machinery, one guy getting stabby with another guy at the homeless encampment, etc.).

    That’s one of the problems with the Evergreen Model. When they hurt each other, we end up paying six ways to Tuesday.

    I used to know a lady who lived in the woods about half a mile from Evergreen’s gorgeous campus. On at least three occasions she found hippies stumbling around or crashed out on her private land, in various stages of mixed intoxication.

    Looking to fill the god-shaped hole. In such a pursuit, wandering from public to private land is guaranteed, more so if one believes those land owning pigs have no right to boundaries.

    One of these dreadlocked wonders required a 911 call. A girl of the Moldylocks variety. She said, “Paul Stamets sent me.” Then vomited black stuff. Landowner didn’t know what “Paul Stamets” was and heard it as “post amits.” “???”

    Landowner lawyered up because when the hippie was made better with infusions of public money, her mommy’s lawyer suggested that a lawsuit against the landowner might be a good idea.

    Not sure what the logic would have been. That October brought an Attractive Nuisance in the form of toxic mushrooms that a Greener would eat? That the landowner deviously didn’t, say, Build A Wall around her property? That the landowner had no right owning beautifully tended wooded land that looked like a place that God might appear in the form of fungal reproductive bodies?

    Or most likely that mommy figured to monetarize her dolt. Never let a crisis go to waste.

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  239. Just a reminder: Plato had this all figured out 2400 years ago:

    Yes, he replied, a very common occurrence.
    Yes, I said; and loyal citizens are insultingly termed by her slaves who hug their chains and men of naught; she would have subjects who are like rulers, and rulers who are like subjects: these are men after her own heart, whom she praises and honours both in private and public. Now, in such a State, can liberty have any limit?

    Certainly not.
    By degrees the anarchy finds a way into private houses, and ends by getting among the animals and infecting them.

    How do you mean?
    I mean that the father grows accustomed to descend to the level of his sons and to fear them, and the son is on a level with his father, he having no respect or reverence for either of his parents; and this is his freedom, and the metic is equal with the citizen and the citizen with the metic, and the stranger is quite as good as either.

    Yes, he said, that is the way.
    And these are not the only evils, I said –there are several lesser ones: In such a state of society the master fears and flatters his scholars, and the scholars despise their masters and tutors; young and old are all alike; and the young man is on a level with the old, and is ready to compete with him in word or deed; and old men condescend to the young and are full of pleasantry and gaiety; they are loth to be thought morose and authoritative, and therefore they adopt the manners of the young.

    This is an example of late-stage democracy.

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    • Replies: @Kyle McKenna
    Good work. Very little new under the sun. But very important to pay attention to the slope of the curve.
  240. Njguy73 says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Never heard of Mother Love Bone. They didn't play Hole, but sure, bassists count. Looks like we're at 7 or 8 then. Pretty high toll for one genre that was huge for a few years.

    Mother Love Bone was the band credited with creating the Seattle sound on their 1989 track “Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns.” A year later lead singer Andrew Wood died. Their bassist and guitarist later joined the band that became Pearl Jam.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH0gnwtSEGI

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  241. Curle says:

    The history of TESC is one extended clown show. In 1990 a prior president was forced to resign for faking up his academic credentials.

    http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19900907&slug=1091799

    Then later a Psych prof was shown to be both a fake Indian and a fake PhD.

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.seattlepi.com/local/amp/Masking-the-Truth-False-claims-on-tribal-ties-1206723.php

    And then there was Scott Scurlock, aka The Hollywood Bandit, who started his crime career making meth in the college chemistry lab.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Scurlock

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  242. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Olorin
    Returning late to the topic, but here's a vid with footage that didn't edit out said professor from far right of frame (11:40):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ua5V1qhYg0

    As Countenance observes, when the young act like this at college, there are usually faculty behind them.

    President Bridges isn't being cowed into submission by just the students...but by the unionized faculty who don't want anyone telling THEM what to do, even when THEY make terrible judgments.

    Lawrence Mosqueda riles up/radicalizes students around black incarceration…then uses the emotion to fill his own classes on the topic. Peter Bohmer riles up/radicalizes students around (fill in the blank Marxist claptrap)…then uses the emotion to promote himself.

    Evergreen needs to fire about a third of their faculty. Maybe starting with the ones who ten years ago riled up/radicalized Rachel Corrie, sending her on her sucidal mission of self-hatred that resulted in her death.

    See, that's the thing. Everybody keeps saying "This continues, someone is gonna get killed."

    But it has already happened. TESC student Corrie was martyred on the Marxist/PC altar (albeit at a distance from campus)...and hagiographed into something else. Her white life didn't matter. Only the leftist cause. They literally have shrines to St. Pancake on campus now.

    The notion that this is a proxy war between liberal and radical left professors and staff is an interesting take. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zwPLnekTcjlmwO_0IyS7qF33sa40ufi2zAMEP-MU3IE/edit#
    Among other things:

    * Center student perspectives in a persistent media approach to counter the alt-right narratives that are demonizing Evergreen and Day of Absence specifically.
    * Take seriously the threats made to individual community members and use all available institutional resources to protect them.
    * Demonstrate accountability by pursuing a disciplinary investigation against Bret Weinstein according to guidelines in the Social Contract and Faculty Handbook. Weinstein has endangered faculty, staff, and students, making them targets of white supremacist backlash by promulgating misinformation in public emails, on national television, in news outlets, and on social media.

    1. ‘…Counter the alt-right narratives … ‘ They recognize that they look deranged. They need a better story.

    2. Fire Weinstein. Because he endangered everyone in this bizarre fantasyland by objecting to something — which then sent the students on a tantrum — and has and will generate backlash.

    And finally — the number of students who are foaming at the mouth may be as few as 50. Even in a place like Evergreen, I can’t imagine many students really bothering to do anything about social justice that involves more than Facebook virtue signaling. There are a lot of reasons to attend a college like Evergreen, and a lot of those reasons don’t involves a lot of work or emotions.

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  243. @Maya
    Come on, friend.
    What he said is that they can grow, harvest and distribute psychedelic on campus grounds. Perhaps, also coca, poppy and salvia divorium. And should the police get involved, the university will do its best to shield the industrious youth.

    I had not thought of that, but aren’t psychedelic mushrooms more of a Mexican religious thing than a PNW Indians thing? He also only said harvesting. I think they wouldn’t appreciate someone setting up an actual farm on their land, though what students do in their closets may be their own business.

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  244. @Perspective
    I can't help but wonder if she dons spectacles because she actually needs them, or are they a prop to make her appear smarter?

    Doesn’t work either way.

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  245. Mitchell says:

    “I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns.”

    I’m George Bridges, I use commas instead of periods or semicolons.

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    • Replies: @Kyle McKenna
    I can almost guarantee you that the semicolon is or soon will be considered a mark of racism and white supremacism.

    After all, the NYT quotes Prof D. Crystal as saying that the period is redolent of oppression and aggression, and 'diverse' students at Michigan are complaining that wood paneling is making it hard for them to learn, because it reminds them of old movies full of white male racists.

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/06/10/world/europe/period-full-stop-point-whatever-its-called-millennials-arent-using-it.html

    https://heatst.com/culture-wars/university-of-michigan-students-marginalized-by-masculine-dark-wood-paneling/

    We need to destroy everything of value in our society, because things of value remind some people that they aren't themselves things of value. Transforming themselves into things of value (traditionally part of the purpose of education) takes effort. This is easier.

  246. AKAHorace says:
    @King Baeksu
    Fear not, there are plenty of whiteback economic refugees here in Seoul these days willing to "white it up" for a few bottles Shite and a platter of dried squid. No doubt, some are graduates of Evergreen State College!

    A friend of mine taught English in South Korea and left for Taiwan. Says that it is much friendlier and less intense there.

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    • Replies: @King Baeksu
    Korea can be an acquired taste. Its work culture is generally hierarchical and rigid, but for expats with gumption there are also many ways to carve out a niche of one's own.

    I've lived in China for several years but not been to Taiwan. As far as soft power goes, South Korea seems to have them both beat for now.

    My advice for Westerners who come to work in Korea for the first time is to try to drop one's own ethnocentric hangups and filters, but I understand that that can be a tough trick to pull off. Many fail and soon leave the Peninsula embittered, blaming an ancient culture for not adapting to their own alien whims and expectations.

  247. King Baeksu says: • Website
    @AKAHorace
    A friend of mine taught English in South Korea and left for Taiwan. Says that it is much friendlier and less intense there.

    Korea can be an acquired taste. Its work culture is generally hierarchical and rigid, but for expats with gumption there are also many ways to carve out a niche of one’s own.

    I’ve lived in China for several years but not been to Taiwan. As far as soft power goes, South Korea seems to have them both beat for now.

    My advice for Westerners who come to work in Korea for the first time is to try to drop one’s own ethnocentric hangups and filters, but I understand that that can be a tough trick to pull off. Many fail and soon leave the Peninsula embittered, blaming an ancient culture for not adapting to their own alien whims and expectations.

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    • Replies: @AKAHorace
    Many fail and soon leave the Peninsula embittered,

    Or just realise that there are friendlier places to live. You are doing something that I would be incapable of doing, that does not mean that it is a smart thing to do.

    Taiwan may not have as much soft power partly because of their uncertain diplomatic status, but friends say that you can see a lot of traditional Chinese culture that have been wiped out on the mainland.
  248. UPDATE

    Evergreen is closed again, Monday June 5. They keep getting “new information” that worries them. That’s three days in a row.

    “A determination on when to fully re-open campus will be made as soon as possible.”

    That doesn’t sound good.

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    • Replies: @Curle
    "They keep getting new information"


    Right. They keep hearing that the Legislature may be going into special session.
  249. AKAHorace says:
    @Jack Hanson
    No, crushed is totally appropriate. Dont think for a second that these little commissars wouldn't gulag you in a second if they had the chance.

    I get that Sailer's Butterknife means that you assume inside every true believer Leftist there's secretly a nice 60s Republican waiting to get out, but that is not the case.

    I like Sailer’s lack of venom when dealing with the other side. It is not just the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do. The social justice warriors attitude alienates people and works in our favour. We should borrow the motto of the Communist Kadar, “Everyone who is not against us is for us”.

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    • Replies: @Kevin C.

    The social justice warriors attitude alienates people and works in our favour.
     
    [Citation needed], as they say, because I'm just not seeing that at all. Instead, I see folks calling on others to recognize the ACLU as a "Fascist" organization (with statements like "Someone please remind the ACLU that hate speech isn’t protected under the First Amendment," "At what point do we just admit ACLU is fascist being fascist? Only half the time still counts as fascism," "If you want to defend the free speech of Nazis, you are not pro-free speech, you are pro-Nazi," and "There is no value to be gained by letting Nazis — and let’s be real, the right wing in this country ARE FUCKING NAZIS — speak.")
  250. AKAHorace says:
    @King Baeksu
    Korea can be an acquired taste. Its work culture is generally hierarchical and rigid, but for expats with gumption there are also many ways to carve out a niche of one's own.

    I've lived in China for several years but not been to Taiwan. As far as soft power goes, South Korea seems to have them both beat for now.

    My advice for Westerners who come to work in Korea for the first time is to try to drop one's own ethnocentric hangups and filters, but I understand that that can be a tough trick to pull off. Many fail and soon leave the Peninsula embittered, blaming an ancient culture for not adapting to their own alien whims and expectations.

    Many fail and soon leave the Peninsula embittered,

    Or just realise that there are friendlier places to live. You are doing something that I would be incapable of doing, that does not mean that it is a smart thing to do.

    Taiwan may not have as much soft power partly because of their uncertain diplomatic status, but friends say that you can see a lot of traditional Chinese culture that have been wiped out on the mainland.

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    • Replies: @King Baeksu
    Korea is a low-trust, high-context society – the very opposite of the US.

    Once you pick up some Korean and have Korean friends, Koreans can be almost smotheringly friendly.

    I also prefer the countryside to rather chilly Seoul. Even around the fringes of Seoul, people are constantly waving to me and calling out, "American? Welcome!"

    Like I said, it mostly depends on your attitude and personal vibe. People can definitely pick up on that kind of thing.
  251. King Baeksu says: • Website
    @AKAHorace
    Many fail and soon leave the Peninsula embittered,

    Or just realise that there are friendlier places to live. You are doing something that I would be incapable of doing, that does not mean that it is a smart thing to do.

    Taiwan may not have as much soft power partly because of their uncertain diplomatic status, but friends say that you can see a lot of traditional Chinese culture that have been wiped out on the mainland.

    Korea is a low-trust, high-context society – the very opposite of the US.

    Once you pick up some Korean and have Korean friends, Koreans can be almost smotheringly friendly.

    I also prefer the countryside to rather chilly Seoul. Even around the fringes of Seoul, people are constantly waving to me and calling out, “American? Welcome!”

    Like I said, it mostly depends on your attitude and personal vibe. People can definitely pick up on that kind of thing.

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  252. Kyle McKenna [AKA "Mika-Non"] says:
    @a Newsreader
    Just a reminder: Plato had this all figured out 2400 years ago:

    Yes, he replied, a very common occurrence.
    Yes, I said; and loyal citizens are insultingly termed by her slaves who hug their chains and men of naught; she would have subjects who are like rulers, and rulers who are like subjects: these are men after her own heart, whom she praises and honours both in private and public. Now, in such a State, can liberty have any limit?

    Certainly not.
    By degrees the anarchy finds a way into private houses, and ends by getting among the animals and infecting them.

    How do you mean?
    I mean that the father grows accustomed to descend to the level of his sons and to fear them, and the son is on a level with his father, he having no respect or reverence for either of his parents; and this is his freedom, and the metic is equal with the citizen and the citizen with the metic, and the stranger is quite as good as either.

    Yes, he said, that is the way.
    And these are not the only evils, I said --there are several lesser ones: In such a state of society the master fears and flatters his scholars, and the scholars despise their masters and tutors; young and old are all alike; and the young man is on a level with the old, and is ready to compete with him in word or deed; and old men condescend to the young and are full of pleasantry and gaiety; they are loth to be thought morose and authoritative, and therefore they adopt the manners of the young.
     

    This is an example of late-stage democracy.

    Good work. Very little new under the sun. But very important to pay attention to the slope of the curve.

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  253. Curle says:
    @micro-aggie
    UPDATE

    Evergreen is closed again, Monday June 5. They keep getting "new information" that worries them. That's three days in a row.

    "A determination on when to fully re-open campus will be made as soon as possible."

    That doesn't sound good.

    “They keep getting new information”

    Right. They keep hearing that the Legislature may be going into special session.

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  254. Kevin C. says:
    @Kyle McKenna
    These people believe with all their hearts that the MSM and the political establishment it represents really are "white supremacist".

    Tell me how you reason with this mindset?

    Tell me how you reason with this mindset?

    You can’t. Because it’s a religion, and their attacks upon us are Holy War against the infidel and the heretic. And it is indeed a war. Our culture and way of life and theirs simply cannot coexist permanently; at least one will eventually be destroyed.

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  255. Kevin C. says:
    @AKAHorace
    I like Sailer's lack of venom when dealing with the other side. It is not just the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do. The social justice warriors attitude alienates people and works in our favour. We should borrow the motto of the Communist Kadar, "Everyone who is not against us is for us".

    The social justice warriors attitude alienates people and works in our favour.

    [Citation needed], as they say, because I’m just not seeing that at all. Instead, I see folks calling on others to recognize the ACLU as a “Fascist” organization (with statements like “Someone please remind the ACLU that hate speech isn’t protected under the First Amendment,” “At what point do we just admit ACLU is fascist being fascist? Only half the time still counts as fascism,” “If you want to defend the free speech of Nazis, you are not pro-free speech, you are pro-Nazi,” and “There is no value to be gained by letting Nazis — and let’s be real, the right wing in this country ARE FUCKING NAZIS — speak.”)

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    • Replies: @AKAHorace
    OK, folks on the other side are saying some hateful and intolerant things. But is that helping them or us ? If I understand Sailer correctly Black Lives Matter may have helped Trump win. Richard Spenser (and he may be a good guy, I don't know) has probably done more damage to the right than anything that has happened at Evergreen State.
  256. Kevin C. says:
    @Jack Hanson
    No, crushed is totally appropriate. Dont think for a second that these little commissars wouldn't gulag you in a second if they had the chance.

    I get that Sailer's Butterknife means that you assume inside every true believer Leftist there's secretly a nice 60s Republican waiting to get out, but that is not the case.

    I get that Sailer’s Butterknife means that you assume inside every true believer Leftist there’s secretly a nice 60s Republican waiting to get out, but that is not the case.

    Indeed, they are a hostile tribe fundamentally incapable of tolerating our continued existence.

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  257. Kyle McKenna [AKA "Mika-Non"] says:
    @Mitchell
    "I’m George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns."

    I'm George Bridges, I use commas instead of periods or semicolons.

    I can almost guarantee you that the semicolon is or soon will be considered a mark of racism and white supremacism.

    After all, the NYT quotes Prof D. Crystal as saying that the period is redolent of oppression and aggression, and ‘diverse’ students at Michigan are complaining that wood paneling is making it hard for them to learn, because it reminds them of old movies full of white male racists.

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/06/10/world/europe/period-full-stop-point-whatever-its-called-millennials-arent-using-it.html

    https://heatst.com/culture-wars/university-of-michigan-students-marginalized-by-masculine-dark-wood-paneling/

    We need to destroy everything of value in our society, because things of value remind some people that they aren’t themselves things of value. Transforming themselves into things of value (traditionally part of the purpose of education) takes effort. This is easier.

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  258. RobRich says: • Website

    Since when is an SAT of 1020 (M +V) like at Evergreen able to handle real college work without a LOT of firm guidance? It’s really supposed to be a 115 IQ and that’s with help…

    Jeez, my roofer Big Luigi has a higher SAT (and clearly more educated and smarter than these poltroons).

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  259. AKAHorace says:
    @Kevin C.

    The social justice warriors attitude alienates people and works in our favour.
     
    [Citation needed], as they say, because I'm just not seeing that at all. Instead, I see folks calling on others to recognize the ACLU as a "Fascist" organization (with statements like "Someone please remind the ACLU that hate speech isn’t protected under the First Amendment," "At what point do we just admit ACLU is fascist being fascist? Only half the time still counts as fascism," "If you want to defend the free speech of Nazis, you are not pro-free speech, you are pro-Nazi," and "There is no value to be gained by letting Nazis — and let’s be real, the right wing in this country ARE FUCKING NAZIS — speak.")

    OK, folks on the other side are saying some hateful and intolerant things. But is that helping them or us ? If I understand Sailer correctly Black Lives Matter may have helped Trump win. Richard Spenser (and he may be a good guy, I don’t know) has probably done more damage to the right than anything that has happened at Evergreen State.

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