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Middlebury College students turn their backs to author Charles Murray during his lecture in Middlebury, Vt., on March 2. (Lisa Rathke/Associated Press)
Middlebury College students turn their backs to author Charles Murray during his lecture in Middlebury, Vt., on March 2. (Lisa Rathke/Associated Press)

Champions of campus intellectual freedom now play a Whac-A-Mole game. The University imposes an unconstitutional speech code, organizations like F.I.R.E threaten litigation, the university drops the code and instead creates a tiny “free speech zone” that requires one month prior written permission for its use. Then, when that ruse is exposed, the university forms “bias reporting teams” to encourage anybody “offended” by anything, expressed by anybody, to file an official grievance. Since the university’s repertoire of anti-free speech measures is sizeable, the Whac-A-Mole game is endless. Indeed, I suspect a secret committee of neo-Stalinst functionaries daily invents novel ways to kill free speech.

So for the really bad news: even if we could shut down the administrators’ Whac-A-Mole strategy, the freedom of expression needle would move only slightly. So many moles to whac, so little time. Let’s not ignore the students themselves disrupting “controversial” speakers like Charles Murray or threatening violence against “haters” so universities cave by citing “security concerns” or demand extra fees to hire additional police. Further add the timid politically correct faculty terrified of accidentally speaking the truth.

Now, to quote Lenin, what is to be done? Surprise of surprises: restoring honest intellectual debate is fairly simple and hardly requires reigning in Stalinist administrators, controlling troublemaking students or replacing politically correct faculty. And, for good measure, it would be cheap and could be implemented almost immediately. Really!

Begin with a critical distinction: the quest should be creating intellectual freedom for college students, whether or not this occurs on the campus. The campus is not the exclusive venue permitting vigorous, truthful intellectual debate. In effect, those who assume today’s campuses are the place for this enterprise concede victory to all the little Torquemadas-in-training who, to use a sports parallel, enjoy the home field advantage since they write the rulebook.

Here’s the solution. First, truth seeking is not about promoting an ideology. Forget about safe spaces for silenced conservatives or enticing schools to hire business-friendly professors. Embracing a conservative political agenda might simplify fund-raising, but let’s not substitute one orthodoxy for another.

Second, success depends on moving everything off campus. Eliminate all university trade-marked names, logos, symbols or even e-mail addresses (use gmail). Renting any university-owned property will tempt administrators to claim oversight and that will stifle free expression. If outside funds are to be solicited, tell the donors to never give it to the university where it will be disbursed with dozens of suffocating regulations attached (just ask Christian groups about admitting atheists).

Rely on the rights associated with private property, not the First Amendment. Better to pay $100 for Patty’s Ye Old Gin Mill’s basement than request a freebie at the Student Union. And if threats of disruption occur, ask Patty to send down the upstairs regulars (a.k.a. Drunks for Trump) to evict disruptors (keep in mind that Patty, more than any Dean, has a keen interest in booting out disruptors since running a “disorderly house” risks his liquor license). Never depend on campus police, particularly if they have undergone mandatory sensitivity training.

Stay under the radar. Choose a bland name like “The Galileo Society” and charge a modest, non-refundable $25.00 (or more) in membership dues and require everyone to agree, in writing, to abide by the rules of civility (no ideological litmus test). Limit all Galileo Society events to member only. Anybody who wants to attend Charles Murray’s talk on race and IQ, must pay the $25.00 dues and sign the civility pledge.

Lastly, invite speakers whose views contravene the campus orthodoxies. Hardly arduous to invite such speakers, many would speak for free and might be enticed to stay over for a few extra days to socialize with students. Think tanks are excellent sources of speakers and may subsidize their expenses. Want contrarian views of climate change? Ask the Heartland Institute about inviting an expert. Want to learn about free market solutions to America’s economic woes? I’m sure CATO would be happy to help, including paying expenses.

Furthermore add discussions centered on specific public policies (e.g., the Oxford Union). Think tanks across the ideological spectrum publish dozens of informed, well-crafted policy papers and these might serve as the basis for a nightly meeting. No need to hope that some wimpy professors will chicken out of discussing a hot-button issue like racial differences in how the police are viewed.

The ultimate goal, of course, would be to extend this off-campus approach nationwide and I’m sure that these groups will soon be bombarded with offers of available speakers. No need to have a single name, a central bureaucracy, legal in corporation or coterie of rich benefactors who might blackball “controversial” invitees. The aim is creating an alternative universe of intellectually curious youngsters with a taste for the taboo in a world dominated by PC.

It is often said that one can be well-educated without a BA. No doubt, a particularly erudite person will one day be asked how he managed to be so knowledgeable in so little time. The answer might be “I spent hundreds of hours in Patty’s basement drinking beer and just paid attention. Better than attending class.”

One last suggestion: the battle is not to force Stalinist administrators or the useful idiot cupcake nation to grant freedom of expression. Nor must we plead with professors to add “offensive” topics to their syllabus, let alone speak truthfully. We already enjoy the rights of free expression and freedom to learn about forbidden topics; we do not need to attend college to bestow these rights. It’s just a matter of executing these pre-existing rights, not acquiring them by filing a lawsuit. Does this logic sound familiar to students of the American Revolution?


To this end, let’s circulate a campus petition explicitly stating that the right to honest and open intellectual is not a Right granted to students by administrators. These functionaries can only impede it, not grant it. The petition will then justify why such discourse must be off-campus and include the following line: To prove, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. (And here I present only a possible sampling.)

  • The administration has imposed such numerous and odious rules whose only purpose is to stifle our Right to express views in a forthright manner.
  • The administration has squandered tuition on noxious schemes lacking any intellectual value whose only purpose is to pacify those who reject scholarly pursuits.
  • The administration has by its passivity aided and abetted the machinations of those who would forcefully impede the pursuit of Truth.
  • The administration has compelled enrollment in courses bereft any intellectual content whose only purpose is indoctrination to views antithetical to a free and orderly society.
  • The administration has ignored its sacred obligation to scholarship by unwisely promoting distractions unrelated to the University’s intellectual mission.
  • The administration has subordinated intellectual excellence to pursue the Pox of racial/ethnic diversity whose purpose is unclear and divisive.
  • The administration has exceeded its powers granted to it as an academic entity by regulating the purely private speech and behavior of its students.

And so on…..

To this end, we the undersigned, hereby declare that the university will no longer be the exclusive arbitrator of our intellectual pursuits with the power to determine the Life of our Minds.

What are the odds of the administration permitting this petition to be circulated on campus?

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  1. This is what controversial figures should do.

    They should have some conservative or anti-PC group invite them to a college campus.

    Then, the PC students will howl and scream and throw tantrums.

    Then, the would-be speaker should use social media to turn the brouhaha into big news.

    IF he is disinvited and banned, he should declare that he will present his speech on youtube for the the entire college and indeed all the world.

    This is what Ann Coulter should have done. She was effectively banned from Berkeley.
    Okay, then she should have made her own youtube channel and offered her planned speech on youtube, and I’ll bet it would have gotten millions of views.

    So, college campuses should be used just to stir up controversy.

    Imagine if Charles Murray was invited to some college but students went nuts and said NO!!

    Then, Murray could say he will give his prepared speech online on youtube. And then many more people will watch.

    That will drive colleges crazy.

    • Replies: @Francis G.
  2. Sam J. says:

    This is stupid. What you’re saying is to do the same thing White people have done over and over. Concede ground. Several of our cities are uninhabitable because of this. Of course they don’t stop they just hollow out one then move to another. White people paid for and made these Universities why should we be run out of them. Let’s run them out. At some point we’re going to have to stop running. We running out of territory to run to and there’s no guarantee that they won’t invade wherever we go and demand that too.

    Diversity is just chasing down the last White person.

    • Replies: @MJMD
    , @Rod1963
    , @Priss Factor
  3. I fear that what we see now is what began in the 70ties, not just in the USA, but also in Europe.
    Christopher Lasch, ‘The Culture of Narcissism, American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations’, 1979, 1980, London

    As Sarrazin writes
    Thilo Sarrazin, ‘Deutschland schafft sich ab, Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen’, München 2010, good education increases social differences.
    All over the western world in the sixties the political will was to democratize higher education, what means ‘anyone an academic degree’.

    In 1963 or so the leading Dutch newspaper NRC published an analysis how far the minimum IQ for an academic degree had to be lowered in order to meet the political objectives.
    I got my degree in economics in 1968.

    Through children from two marriages I had the doubtful honour of seeing the mentioned prediction becoming reality.
    In say 2007 a Dutch academic degree in my opinion had no more significance than a gymnasium education in 1960.

    Sarrazin in his book shows the PISA results, anyone can look at them, that show how western education is behind education in SE Asia.
    Students at universities in Europe even make, it happened in Berlin, it impossible for scientists to explain their findings in lectures.
    Students these days are unable to see that science is about facts, and politics about preferences.

    • Replies: @Anon
  4. MJMD says:
    @Sam J.

    You talk as if the universities were still “white ground” to be conceded. As if the “white people” that you imagine would still be in sympathy with you haven’t already been effectively run out of these institutions, or forced underground. You’re delusional: that horse has left the barn.

    The whole point of this approach is to rely entirely on the rule of law outside of any corrupt administrative context. If you establish your own members’ only free speech institute on private property owned free and clear by you near a university campus, but not under university jurisdiction, and “they” come to invade it and shut down your activities, you can call the police or use force to defend yourself. I suspect that these options remain available in most places; being forced to employ them successfully could possibly shame some universities into addressing their toxic political climate, or at least present a stark public contrast to the tyranny prevalent on the neighboring campus.

    If these options don’t work, if the police won’t come or the state goes after you for defending yourself, you at least have confirmation that the law itself is corrupt, and can plan accordingly.

    It isn’t even as though this is a terribly novel concept. Einstein never taught at Princeton, he worked at the Institute for Advanced Study next door: I imagine that the latter, unlike the former, does not give one fig about the “diversity” of its staff or fellows.

  5. Rod1963 says:
    @Sam J.

    Let them continue to rip off the gas lighted ethnics and stupid white women while shouldering them debts they can never pay off – effectively making them slaves of the state for life. A fitting punishment for idiots.

    Here’s another problem that extends far beyond college. They are all saddled with affirmative action and racial quotas, ADA, special set asides for ethnics and foreigners, etc. So even if you got rid of the tyrants, the schools would still be well unmanageable because of judicial and legislative mandates. The ACLU, Maldef, NAACP and a dozen other organizations would file suit immediately if you tried to get rid of all the stupid blacks, mexicans and whites on campus. They’d bankrupt you.

    It’s best if we let them play in their little cesspools.

    That said our university system is a antique meant for a older era. There is no reason a inquisitive person cannot learn from video tapped lectures that are available for free from many Universities. Books are available on Amazon and there you go.

    The reality is school can be anywhere where a bunch of like minded people get together to hear a lecturer. A warehouse or even performing arts center works just fine.

    There is no reason a education in fine arts should cost $80k. Try a couple thousand at best and in other cases damn free if you use free lectures found you tube and university sites along with used books.

    Think of this way. If Newton was alive today, he’d be absolutely ecstatic. We have at our finger tips almost the sum total of all mankinds knowledge for little to no cost.

    • Replies: @Kevin C.
  6. So, concede the “high ground,” go underground, and engage in guerilla warfare. Sounds like a good start, but considering how much of our society is now organised around getting a “good” degree from these indoctrination camps, what would you propose to liberate the rest of the system, e.g. business, government, etc., from the black hole that already has a death-grip on our universities? Or are they too already across the event-horizon?

    • Replies: @Kevin C.
  7. Realist says:

    The universities have brought this on themselves bu lowering their standards in an effort to make more money. It’s not about education….it’s about MONEY.

    Al least 75% of college students don’t belong there.

    • Replies: @JackOH
    , @Authenticjazzman
  8. OK, all of this has a very intriguing (as much often does from the libertarians) theoretical sounding ring to it; but there are still some very real potential flies in the ointment.

    Like what to do about the Stazi reporter and photographer that the Diversity and Inclusion Dean’s office (or it’s proxy) sends over to dox attendees in the next morning’s on line campus paper.

  9. Zoodles says:

    The rightwing reverence for authority must be ended. Revering authority that is hostile to you makes you complicit in your own oppression. If you are white and male In American 2 all authority is your enemy until proven otherwise.

    Grab a few hundred friends, put on a baseball helmet grab an axe handle, then occupy the administration building until your demands are met. If demands arent met, start throwing bricks until they are. This is how the universities must be treated

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  10. JackOH says:

    “Al least 75% of college students don’t belong there.”

    Agree completely. I’ve privately written off my local state university as worthless, because there’s strong public evidence intellectual inquiry is actively discouraged by administrators. They want throughput. Very occasionally I’ve heard bright students grumbling that their courses are a rehash of high school.

    The success stories touted in the alumni magazine are almost surely misleading about the actual number of students who’ve derived any cognitive or economic benefit from their college years.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  11. Kevin C. says:

    The reality is school can be anywhere where a bunch of like minded people get together to hear a lecturer. A warehouse or even performing arts center works just fine.

    There is no reason a education in fine arts should cost $80k. Try a couple thousand at best and in other cases damn free if you use free lectures found you tube and university sites along with used books.

    Except doing this doesn’t give you the credential (a degree from an “accredited” institution), which is what employers look for — since it’s the “safest” route to minimize the risk of getting sued.

  12. Kevin C. says:
    @The Alarmist

    Sounds like a good start, but considering how much of our society is now organised around getting a “good” degree from these indoctrination camps, what would you propose to liberate the rest of the system

    Let me just second this question.

  13. ” First, truth seeking is not about promoting an ideology. Forget about safe spaces for silenced conservatives or enticing schools to hire business-friendly professors. ”

    The business-friendly/non business friendly opposition hasn’t been relevant to our politics in a long time.

    Today’s left is business-friendly.

    Read Sam Francis’ “Leviathan and Its Enemies”. He takes an axe to the bogus distinction you are insinuating here.

  14. Joe Hide says:

    I am seeing an insidious and decades long agenda here. It is the requiring of degrees, certificates, and post-grad continuing education requirements for career positions. Most education fulfilling these requirements is BAD education, in that it isn’t productive or beneficial. Administrators tend to push the false narratives that every societal problem can be solved by more of THEIR education, THEIR paperwork, and THEIR hoops to jump through. Thus we have administrators, school principals and superintendents, and bureaucrats that are incompetent, counter-productive, and often a little psychotic….. BUT have the required degrees.

  15. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @jilles dykstra

    So what did that 1963 or so article say about ziQ levels – quantified please.

    And please give sources and elaborate on that surprising bit about sciemtists being unable to explain their findings.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  16. ANON • Disclaimer says:

    Good lateral thinking but the twisted enemies will pay for several platoons of $25 subscribers who will turn up to meetings and lectures to disrupt them and, if effectivrly barred from future events, be replaced ny the next team.

  17. We need serious white flight from college campuses. Get your kids out. Get your money out. Leave the Maoists on their archipelago reservation.

  18. @Anon

    Is the question that I should remember figures from a 1963 article a serious question ?
    The article showed, from the normal IQ distribution, how far the minimum IQ for an academic degree had to be lowered in order to fulfill the political objectives.
    I suppose this must be clear to anyone.
    I personally witnessed the consequences, at the time I studied economics, how in my view essential books no longer were obligatory.

    As to scientists, when causality disappeared and was replaced by probability, Einstein objected.
    How can one explain the disappearance of causality ?

    At present with entanglement, something long debated, did it exist ?
    Scientists state that it cannot be explained, contradictory with anything we knew.
    Yet scientists of th Delft Technical University have plans to build an entanglement computer.
    If they succeed, we have computers that are not limited by the speed of light for transmission of data.
    Even communication over any number of light years then may be possible.
    How anyone can explain this, beyond my comprehension.

  19. nsa says:

    Go Commie Or Go Gay. Face it…..good looking right wing campus pussy is in very short supply. So to get any, right wing hetero males will need to make adjustments to the game plan. First, get rid of that stupid MAGA baseball cap and don a Mikie Moore sweat shirt over a Portland tie-dye t shirt. Next, buy a pair of california cowboy boots (birkenstocks) and maybe a wooden bead necklace. And stop showering for at least a week. Now you are looking (and smelling) the part necessary to tap into all that hot young succulent left wing campus pussy with the perky missile tits. And work on the basic pickup lines…something like “I don’t know how much more of that nazi crap we can take from that Fuhrer Trump”…..or maybe “Would you know any classes that would allow me to shed my white privilege” (works particularly well with hot minority pussy).

  20. @JackOH

    I suspect we must thank lack of proper education for the derivates disaster.
    ‘Economists’ believing their own fairy tales about absolute minimum values.
    There is no such thing as an absolute value.

    If someone tomorrow finds out how to produce synthetical gold the value of gold will drop to the production cost level.
    This already is happening to diamonds, the weird thing is that “real’ diamonds no longer differ from synthetical ones, but keep their value thanks to certificates.
    Of course this bubble will collapse.

    Varoufakis is of the opinion that since 1970 or so nowhere in the world macro economics wat taught; replaced by the religious belief in markets.
    At present the world total of derivatives is something twenty times the world income, that this bubble will burst, very few people seem to understand.

    It is the same with the euro, more and more economists of reputation clearly state it cannot work, as 70 Dutch economists predicted in 1997, yet Draghi asserts it to be irreversible.
    Germany and France make plans for strengtening the euro zone.
    These plans will only prolong the death struggle.

  21. Agent76 says:

    The educational blob will never allow kids to know what they need to know and be intellectually free. It is all part of the centuries old plan’s as you can hear from Charlette Iserbyt.

    Mar 10, 2014 Department of Education whistleblower Charlette Iserbyt about the deliberate dumbing down of America.

    The former US Department of Education Senior Policy Advisor suggests that the our educational system is not based upon children learning. Is the Carnegie foundation instrumental in developing a socialist-collectivist style educational system that is detrimental to our youth?

    This single chart demonstrates the truthfullness of Charlette Iserbyt as measured by student test scores.

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  22. Agent76 says:

    This is a historically accurate background on education and the U.S. system, and with a little effort and allot of reading you can know as well.

    Jul 29, 2013 The Origins of the American Public Education System Horace Mann & the Prussian Model of Obedience

    In the 1830’s, American Lawmaker Horace Mann visited Prussia and researched its education methodology. He was infatuated with the emperor’s method of eliminating free thought from his subjects and designed an education system for Massachusetts directly based on these concepts. The movement then quickly spread nationally.

    • Replies: @Eagle Eye
  23. @jilles dykstra

    I think your jumble of thoughts is rather confusing, not least to you. The conflation of problems of the relatively stupid being given what purports to be a university education so long ago that you can’t remember quite important details with your not being able to understand the work of modern physicists is not conducive to intelligent conversation – or understanding your meaning.

  24. El Dato says:

    This comes across as totally dirty old man kind of creepy.

  25. A long term solution to campus tyranny is to inject competition through technology into college credit accreditation.

    The US military already uses technology that circumvents sage-on-a-stage demagoguery and typical leftist campus nonsense.

    It’s called SCORM and Learning Management Systems, basically distance learning and testing at home using CBT and network technology.

    Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based electronic educational technology (also called e-learning). It defines communications between client side content and a host system (called “the run-time environment”), which is commonly supported by a learning management system. SCORM also defines how content may be packaged into a transferable ZIP file called “Package Interchange Format.”[1]

    SCORM is a specification of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative from the Office of the United States Secretary of Defense.

    A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of educational courses or training programs.[1] They help the instructor deliver material to the students, administer tests and other assignments, track student progress, and manage record-keeping. LMSes support a range of uses, from supporting classes that meet in physical classrooms to acting as a platform for fully online courses, as well as several hybrid forms, such as blended learning and flipped classrooms.

    • Replies: @MarkinPNW
  26. @Realist

    ” The unversities have brought this on themselves by lowering their standards in an effort to make more money”

    Dead wrong, fact is the universities have created this pandemonia through their efforts to promote the “progressive” standpoint and to spread communism.

    The only solution to this dilema is to purge these marxist indoctrination camps of their commie professors and administrators.

    And then the reacessment of the bonkers axiom that ” everybody” should attend college/universitiy, is the next step in the direction of healing these messed up so-called institutions of “higher” learning.

    I can recall a rediculous speach by MO in Detroit in which she stated that it is of supreme importance that every young african-American attend college.

    Authenticjazzman “mensa” society member since 1973, airborne qualified US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

  27. Anonymous [AKA "Rothbardian"] says:

    GREAT article. But Cato and Heartland, run by the SJW Kochs, shun right wingers. They are diversitarians, open-borderites, etc.

  28. ” How anyone can explain this, beyond my comprehension”

    Very simple : they are making their stuff up along the way, so of course they understand their own creations.

    Sort of like musical compositions which nobody can grasp except the composer.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” society member since 1973, airborne qualified US Army vet and pro jazz artist.

    PS : Einstein was dead wrong with his contention that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light:

    Telepathy which is in certain circles is considered fact, is simultaneous between at least two points meaning there is no lapse of time involved in it’s movement , and therefore it, telepathy, is indeed faster than light.

    • Replies: @nsa
    , @Delinquent Snail
  29. @Zoodles

    ” The rightwing reverence for authority must be ended”

    Just wtf do you mean by “rightwing reverence for authority”, this is utter nonsence and a blatent lie.

    Fact is “authority worship” is a profound left-wing attribute and this is evidenced by the power leftist “authorities” in US society wield, starting with the army of left-wing educators, and then on to the the left-wing justice system, and then to the left-wing media etc, the list is endless.

    Abject “authority worship” is a centuries old characteristic of the germanic peoples long since adopted by US society and it is perhaps the most defining aspect of the leftist German mindset : “Antifa”, “Green”, etc.

    Authenticjazzman “mensa” society member since 1973, airborne qualified US Army vet, and pro jazz musician.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
  30. @nsa


    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” society member since 1973, airborne qualified Us Army vet, and pro jazz musician.

    • Replies: @Alden
  31. Zach says:

    I don’t know if anyone has pointed it out, but the sort of restrictions on speech that Berkeley students want would not be out of place at your average corporation. These days all companies honor diversity and frown on boorish locker room talk and conduct. Nowadays a university grad might not have any useful skills, but a four degree does prove that he or she can function in an “diverse” workplace and will most likely not be telling any offensive jokes. Funny that students at Berkeley no doubt profess to hate corporations while also creating a social environment that prepares young people to work in the corporate world.

  32. nsa says:

    There is a body of thought that gravity is instantaneous i.e. the speed of gravity cannot be measured. Einstein’s general theory postulated that gravity is a “wave” phenomenon and that the “waves” travel the speed of light, C, in a vacuum. So-called “telepathy” has never been verified by a repeatable experiment.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  33. Wally says: • Website
    @Wizard of Oz

    Wizard of OZ touts science, but religiously believes in the scientifically impossible ‘6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’.

    Mother and I used to get up at four in the morning [at Belsen], to avoid the queues of people waiting to use the shower block about and hour later. We undressed and showered our bodies with ice-cold water. The only soap we had was a barrel of honey-coloured liquid soap, manufactured out of human flesh from the bodies of people shot by the SS on the transports. Many times we wondered: ‘Could this be my brother, my sister, another relation?

    – Gena Turgel nee Goldfinger, I Light a Candle, London: Grafton, 1987, p. 102.

    These Holocaust deniers are very slick people. They justify everything they say with facts and figures.”

    – Steven Some, Chairman of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, Newark Star-Ledger, 23 Oct. 1996, p 15.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  34. @nsa

    ” so-called “Telepathy has never been verified by a repeatable experiment”

    Humbug , I said “certain circles” or do you have insight into all scientific endeavor occuring on this planet.

    Do you have insight into each and every experiment which has transpired in this field?

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” society member since 1973, airborne qualified US Army vet and pro jazz musician.

    PS I hereby retract my complement regarding your previous posting.

  35. Agent76 says:

    Jan 23, 2017 A Libertarian Builds Low-Cost Private Schools for the Masses

    Bob Luddy was tired of trying to convince North Carolina educrats to improve the state’s public schools, so he built his own network of low-cost private schools that the government can’t meddle with.

  36. MarkinPNW says:
    @Kevin C.

    Once you get the knowledge and can prove it through testing services, you can get the “accredited degree” for very little cost from fully accredited institutions such as Excelsior College.

    BA in History,
    Excelsior College, 1981 (from studying books, before the internet)

  37. Alden says:

    Lots of elderly wankers on this site.
    Fantazing about other people’s sex life is a sure sign nsa’s not getting any.

  38. Alden says:

    Another elderly wanker fantazing about other people’s sex lives.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  39. MarkinPNW says:
    @Joe Franklin

    And to get an accredited degree “right now” at very low cost, there is Excelsior College, Thomas Edison College, and others. Western Governors University and one in Oregon (the Oregon one only low cost for Oregon, WA, and Idaho residents) are other possibilities, but I’m not real familiar with them. For professional degrees, Excelsior offers nursing through BS level and possibly graduate level as well, of course the Nursing degrees assumes some experience at the LPN or at least Nurse Aid level.

  40. @Sam J.

    This is stupid. What you’re saying is to do the same thing White people have done over and over. Concede ground. Several of our cities are uninhabitable because of this.

    Conservatives lost colleges and media long ago.

    Weissberg’s point is there are now alternative means to gain a wider audience. Prior to the internet, there was talk radio, but it could only stick to GOP talking points and couldn’t discuss truly controversial issues.

    But now, much of the discourse can take online. And if Talk Radio was dominated by a handful of personalities, the internet offers a platform to many many voices.

    But too many voices can drown each other out. So, there needs to be some kind of organization and set of agreed-upon rules.

    I think Ann Coulter could have scored big IF she said “I’m banned from Berkeley BUT I will give my prepared speech to ALL college campuses via youtube.”

    There used to be a time when colleges and establishment media were indeed the ONLY effective platform for ideas and discourse. That is no longer the case.

    The problem is lack of organization among the many dissident voices. So, organization is necessary. Also, the Right needs to reject the SJW-like elements in its own ranks who can’t tolerate free discussion. I mean the 14/88 types who try to shout down any deviance from ‘muh hitler’. I think many such types are plants at any rate.

  41. Essential viewing as regards the larger question of the breakdown in education:

    The Harvard Yard!

    What is the Harvard Yard?” the narrator asks

    then adds this comment:

    “This is the story of the destruction of the American intellectual tradition”

  42. @nsa

    Go Commie Or Go Gay.

    Globalists promote the homo stuff because, when young people are made to primarily identify with or admire/praise homos, they lose connection to their own race, culture, and history.

    Every people have its deep ethnic roots. Irish have deep Irish roots, Poles have deep Polish roots, and Japanese have deep Japanese roots. So, if kids are raised to primarily identify with and admire their own family, people, and culture, they feel a deep meaningful connection to their ancestors, lore, and roots.

    Imagine there’s a Greek kid who is raised to identify most with family, kin, nationality, and Greek culture. His main loyalty will be to Greekness. Also, Real Sexuality is about procreation and continuity since all human lives are the product of sex between men and women. Real Sexuality reminds us of our biological roots, the value of families, and our duty to life.

    In contrast, homosexuality cannot produce and has never produced life. So, when young people are made to identify with or praise homos, they reject the very source and process of life.
    As a result, Life becomes a game of vanity, theatrics, frivolity, and narcissism. Also, homos come in all colors. There are homos in every nation and of every race. And homomania is a global phenomenon than a national one. It’s about the united supremacism of homos all over the world in spreading ‘rainbow’ degeneracy into every nation as the main theme of love, morality, and spirituality.

    Since homos cannot produce life, they indulge in ‘creativity over creation’. Homo acts, such as fecal penetration and vaginal grinding, can never ever produce life, not a single one. As substitute for life, homos create a cartoon-fantasy land that favors hair dyes, tattoos, and piercings. And these forms of degeneracy are spread throughout the culture. This is great for globalism since its agenda is to sever people from cradle to their sense of roots, origins, race, and history.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Alden
  43. How about we call PC-pushers ‘muzzlims’ as in they try to ‘muzzle’ us.

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  44. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Priss Factor

    Is this the real Priss Factor? After all saying “homosexuality cannot produce and has never produced life” and pretend that this tells you something inevitably true of homosexual persons leaves you open to the derisive truism “heterosexuality cannot produce and has never produced life”.

    As you must know many homosexual men father children and many homosexual women bear them, and I am not just referring to those who are comfortably bisexual when given opportunity. A future society could conceivably (yes) exist where nearly all adults were homosexual by first sexual preference but the need for native future generations (probably smaller) was stiĺl met using the sperm and ova of homosexuals.

    • Replies: @Zach
    , @Priss Factor
  45. Zach says:

    So like Afghanistan where men believe women are for having children and boys are for pleasure?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @jilles dykstra
  46. @Anonymous

    As you must know many homosexual men father children and many homosexual women bear them, and I am not just referring to those who are comfortably bisexual when given opportunity.

    I said homosexual-ITY cannot produce life. When homosexuals do real sex, they can produce life. By homosexual-ITY, I mean the homosexual act of fecal penetration among men or vaginal-grinding among lesbians. That can NEVER produce life. You can fill a man’s anus with gallon of sperm, and it won’t produce life. But a single sperm can fertilize the egg in woman’s ovary and produce life.

    Homosexuals can do real sex. A homosexual man can stick his penis into a woman, and a lesbian can have sex with a man. But that is homosexuals doing real sex. It is not homosexuals doing homosexual stuff. So, even homosexuals must admit that ONLY REAL SEXUALITY can produce life. If they want a family, they must do real sex.

    Anyway, the reason why homos having kids is a BAD idea is because you’re denying the child the right to know his real parent. If a homo man gets a woman pregnant and then takes the kid and raises it with another man and tells the kid that he has ‘two daddies’, it is a lie!! The kid has been denied the right to have a mother.
    If a lesbian woman gets pregnant with a man and then raises a kid under ‘two mommies’, the kid is raised under a lie.

    Now, some homos are rich and can provide material goodies and good education to children, but the kids are being raised with a lie.

    It’s like HANDMAID’S TALE where young women are made to produce kids for old barren women… but then the kids are made to believe their mothers are the old women.
    It’s funny that progs denounce this in HANDMAID’S TALE but they totally support it when homos do it.
    It’s like feminists and homos opposing Muslim genital mutilation but supporting penis-cutting and ball-chopping among trannies to get fake vaginas.

    • Replies: @Alden
  47. @Authenticjazzman

    When, in your opinion, is it ok to kill a police officer?

  48. Alden says:
    @Priss Factor

    You don’t know anything about how lesbians have sex do you? You should ask some lesbians what they do before you pontificate about what you mistakenly think they do. Since you are so interested in homosexual sex the least you can do is find out what they actually do.

    Hint they don’t grind.

    • Replies: @Priss Factor
  49. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    No, nothing systematic or scientific there: just amateur fun.

  50. @Wizard of Oz

    No argument, no question, just incomprehensible assertions.
    Whenever you write something that makes sense I’ll be glad to answer.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  51. @Zach

    What about the culture of ‘grab them in the pussy’ ?

    • Replies: @Eagle Eye
  52. @Wally

    Chemical analysis of the human soap made an end to this fairy tale.
    Chemical analysis of the Auschwitz gas chambers had a similar result.

    • Replies: @ANON
  53. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Addicted to Victimhood. Addictims.

    Zealots are jealous of the butt-hurt. Zealousy.

  54. @Alden

    Hint they don’t grind.

    They do poon-to-poon squishing.

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  55. @Priss Factor

    I predict that YouTube will soon start banning videos of controversial, politically incorrect speeches. We might not have an uncensored internet for much longer. There are already ominous signs that the days of free speech are numbered.

    • Replies: @Eagle Eye
  56. ANON • Disclaimer says:
    @jilles dykstra

    You trot out the names of books like the autodidact you no doubt are but then get yourself into ridiculous muddles for want of connecting brain to facts. Here is a perfect example. Don’t expect dispassionate readers to take you seriously without meticulous citation of reputable sources when you posit something as incredible as “chemical analysis of the Auschwitz gas chambers”. Tbey were demolished well before the Russians got there to conceal the evidence! Mind you you’re asking for trouble on your anti-Semite wing by admitting there were gas chambers.

  57. @jilles dykstra

    If after careful consideration of what has gone before including what my comment was commenting on you really can’t understand what I am saying then
    (a) it won’t surprise me
    (b) I shall find your absence of reply no loss.

  58. @Alden

    “another elderly wanker fantazing about other peoples sex lives”

    Okay in which specific posting did this occur?

    Listen buddy you are making false accusations, and I would suggest that you cease doing this now.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” society member since 1973, airborne qualified US Army vet, and pro jazz musician.

  59. Eagle Eye says:
    @Francis G.

    I predict that YouTube will soon start banning videos of controversial, politically incorrect speeches.

    Quite true, unfortunately.

    We might not have an uncensored internet for much longer. There are already ominous signs that the days of free speech are numbered.

    Prediction: Google/Youtube already has a sophisticated toolset for “intelligent” (i.e. automated) censorship based on set parameters.

    Similarly, the NSA currently has the ability to penetrate and edit most websites in the U.S. and does so on occasion (purely in the national interest, you understand).

    Where a website cannot be penetrated directly, user traffic can be intercepted and spoofed to make it appear that all or part of the target site’s content has changed (i.e. “man in the middle” interference). All major ISP s play along.

    • Replies: @EH
  60. Eagle Eye says:

    [Horace Mann] was infatuated with the emperor’s method …

    Undoubtedly true that the vicious, slimy Horace Mann was an early exponent of the subjectivist, cultish style of teaching later expressed in the slogan “teach the child, not the subject.”

    Not coincidentally, the cultish, subjectivist approach opens the door to sexual intimacy with students.

    One should, however, stick to stubborn facts: in the 1830s, Prussia did not have an “emperor.”

  61. Eagle Eye says:
    @jilles dykstra

    You may have forgotten the introductory phrase: “They let you …

  62. Eagle Eye says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    I think your jumble of thoughts is rather confusing, not least to you. The conflation of problems …

    Jilles Dijkstra’s post was neatly separated into paragraphs dealing with separate but related points.

    It is W.O.O.’s post that is an unformatted jumble of words.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  63. joe webb says:

    arguably off point, but such a brilliant idea needs to be broadcast. And I want the credit of course.
    Or, the blame.


    Sent: Saturday, June 3, 2017 8:59 PM
    Subject: How to prevent terrorism thru deterrence that works for normal , non-psychotic people, even semites.

    Arabs especially seem to have strong family ties, perhaps more than Whites. This is due, if true, to their more collectivistic character, while Whites are more Individualistic and consequently less family oriented.

    The suicide-terrorists that we have in Europe and the US, that is, the Muslims, assuming they are not psychotic in the sense of not caring about anybody, are thus vulnerable to the taking of their families and friends hostage.

    Killing their families, etc. is less deterrence than jailing them, if for no other reason that when dead, families can join the terrorist in Heaven, if the young male terrorist can tear himself away from fucking virgins. Thus keeping the families in jail, means no Mom and Dad, etc. in Heaven.( Of course some of the gone-to- Heaven terrorists might prefer to be left alone in Heaven to experience unlimited orgasms forever, thus limiting the utility of my argument.) But, in general you can assume that the vast majority of suicide-terrorists still love their Moms and can be expected to think twice before they go on a joyride in a stolen truck running over White people/Christians. Mom in jail for 20 years, subject to rape, etc….?

    The terrorist , again, despite his impairments of the religious variety, still loves Mom and Dad and does not want them to be jailed for 20 years, along with all his siblings and maybe even close friends.

    So blow up, run over civilians for Allah, means there are consequences for the terrorists’ families as well as the terrorist, who it is assumed, is beyond retribution. Not so, or at least, not so when he thinks things over. Not so easy Getting Out when killing yourself.
    From a human rights point of view, the terrorist has lost all rights, and the question about jailing families means a step away from peacetime law and the entering into the rules , or laws of war.

    There are a number of laws of war. The internment of Japs in the US is well known during WW2. I suppose that a little research would discover plenty of precedent for the unique situation we are now in. Hostage taking has been around for thousands of years.

    For every situation, there is a solution, if you think about it, including doing nothing.

    Doing Nothing is what the liberals in Europe and the US are up to…while liberals even go so far as to be talking about sanctuary areas for muslims now, in the US.

    The fact that liberals are insane does not mean that we on the Right have to be silent.

    Jailing the families of suicide-terrorists would be received fairly well by most folks and the liberals’ jew jabber could be ignored.

    I don’t know how muzzies view dismembered bodies and burial, but if they don’t allow cremation due to Allah, merciful and beneficent, the burning of the body parts of the devout muslims might also be a deterrent. As a friend remarks, the ashes could be buried in a pig skin as well.

    Joe Webb

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  64. Registering at today’s universities is like registering for the Soviet Gulag except the Gulag won’t leave you indebted for the rest of your life. It’s amazing – al those books, professors, hours of study and still the idea that freedom of speech exists for those whose views we abhor escapes the self-proclaimed intelligencia.

  65. Mind you you’re asking for trouble on your anti-Semite wing by admitting there were gas chambers.

    Purported gas chambers.

    There is certainly no physical evidence of any gassings having taken place. To me it looks like a wartime myth that will eventually have to be given up, whether that takes another fifty years or another hundred, it’s hard to say. But in the long run, it’s probably done for.

    Outrageous Jewish wartime suffering, on the other hand, is indisputable.

    It’s not such a great idea to hitch the reality of the latter to the fortunes of the former, I wouldn’t think.

  66. @Eagle Eye

    It is the thinking that the points are properly related that marks you as sharing his problem. As for your difficulty in parsing one moderately long par…. Enough said.

  67. @jilles dykstra

    Its laymans terms:

    The “entangled” particles act like a pair of switches that are always in the same “on” or “off” state. So if i turn “on” particle 1, particle 2 instantly mimics it. If i then turn “off” particle 2, the first one goes off. (the “on”/”off” states are just spinning and backwards spinning thats translated into binary).

    As to how or why it actually works, either they are interacting in a higher dimension and somehow bind, we live in a giant computer simulation and thats just a feature, or magic.

  68. @Priss Factor

    Not really. Most real lesbians do alot of oral and finger/hand work. A few use dildos, which is weird. They swear off men, yet they use a dick shaped object to get off.

    • Replies: @Priss Factor
  69. @Agent76

    The only thing i get out of that chart is that federal funding has NO correlation to test scores. Notice the peak then plumet in the 90s? No real change in scores. The funding appears to have trippled and the scores are the same for the more recent years. The biggeat take away would be that they stopped recording the score for science testing after 2002, which just shows that the USA not taking science seriously. By far the most important subject, because it teaches you to QUESTION EVERYTHING.

    • Replies: @Agent76
  70. @Authenticjazman

    “Very simple : they are making their stuff up along the way, so of course they understand their own creations.”

    No “they” are not. Quantum entanglement is a real thing. Just because it goes over your head doesn’t make it any less of a repeatable experiment with proven amd measurable results.

    “Telepathy which is in certain circles is considered fact, is simultaneous between at least two points meaning there is no lapse of time involved in it’s movement , and therefore it, telepathy, is indeed faster than light.”

    Those “circles” usually involve passing a pipe or joint. Seriously tho, how do you believe in telepathy(which has FAILED EVERY SINGLE TIME IT WAS EVER TESTED IN A CONTROLLED ENVIROMENT), but you cant wrap your head around something that is not only demonstratable, but real? (and super cool)

    Remove the mensa tag. It just looks awkward under yout posts.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  71. @Priss Factor

    I love it. It makes hate rallies so much easier to speak at. We need more catchall words

  72. @joe webb

    I like this idea. The only issue i see with it is that most of these attackers in Europe are either using fake
    IDs, or their families leave before it happens. So we would have a hard time arresting family members. Then that raises the issue of making some one else take responsibility for something they didnt do. Which becomes a very slippery slope and before you know it, you are being black bagged because a family member did something that you litterally had no connection to and also would have condemned.

    But i really think the family members of these assholes need to be imprisoned as well. Not a nice prison either. An american lower class prison full of mexican, black, and white gangs who all want that new brown ass.

    • Replies: @joe webb
  73. @Delinquent Snail

    ” Quantum entanglement is real thing, just because it goes over your head”

    Listen friend I have read and contemplated the concepts of the proponents of Quantum mechanics ( Werner H) probably before you were born, and YOU are the one who does not grasp their implications.

    What you are unable to comprehend and have most certainly have never been exposed to, is that each and every single individual is creating their own entire personal ( physical) reality and therefore every single scientific concept is someones personal creation which then is, or is not agreed upon and adopted by other individuals, who are also creating their own personal reality.

    “Failed everytime it was tested” : Telepathy.

    So you are aware of each and every experiment is this field worldwide, and you are also aware of the results thereof : Hogwash.

    And regarding my Mensa membership : Why don’t you then contact them, Mensa, and inform them that they are, according to your criteria, awarding unqualified individuals membership, and then perhaps they will demand that I return my gold-embossed membership certificate which I have held since anno 1973.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” society member ( IQ tested as above 150 points ) , airborne qualified US Army Vet, and pro jazz artist ( last gig having been yesterday)

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  74. Agent76 says:
    @Delinquent Snail

    Folks fail to realize or look at the footsteps taken over the centuries except my self and many, many more freedom lovers and knowledge seekers.

    The United States Department of Education (ED or DoED), also referred to as the ED for (the) Education Department, is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government. Recreated by the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88) and signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on October 17, 1979, it began operating on May 4, 1980.

    The Department of Education Organization Act divided the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare into the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services. The Department of Education is administered by the United States Secretary of Education. It has approximately 4,400 employees and an annual budget of $68 billion (2016).

    The agency’s official abbreviation is “ED”, because “DOE” instead refers to the United States Department of Energy. It is also often abbreviated informally as “DoEd”.

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  75. joe webb says:
    @Delinquent Snail

    it is certain that hostage taking will involve some innocents.

    There is no, as the current catchword goes, disparity. The terrorists’s victims are ALL innocent.

    Tough. Let the terrorists know that this will happen, but the primary family/friends will be on notice to watch who they associate with, and the parents will be on notice to police their kids, or turn them in to the cops.

    The deterrent value of this position is immense.

    Also, if any suspect the cops have a watch on….if their parents take off for parts unknown, arrest the suspect.

    Also, if you know the history of the Algerian war, it was very dirty on both sides.

    This idea would only be slightly soiled by comparison.

    Try civil war as an alternative….bombing the banlieus in France, etc.

    Joe Webb

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  76. This all seems sort of beside the point, and we have the internet which is the high point of public discourse thus far in history. Of course, the web has been under constant attack and risks becoming entirely corrupted itself, so let’s not take that for granted.

    The absolutely vital issue in education is insulating STEM from the rot (to be a reductionist, Puritanical blank-slatism) that threatens to collapse all of academia when the education bubble it has blown inevitably bursts. It’s encouraging to see tech companies hiring entire labs outright and the trend toward open source publishing — in the end science will survive and a lot of our problems will become more manageable (journalism, public education, policy, law, etc. are highly centralized in the academy and will hopefully be hit much harder.)

  77. @Agent76

    4.4k employees and a budget of 68 BILLION?! WTF! Thats an outlandish amount of money and this country has absolutely nothing to show for it. We are behind nearly every other country academically. Our students are basically retarded. Where is that money funneled?

  78. @Authenticjazzman

    I wrote out a roughly 500 word response but realized you are truly not worth it. When you pass on, the world will keep spinning, never having lost any momentum. Your personal bubble reality will end tho.

    Telepathy isnt real. If it was, the CIA would be using that to find and kill people, not planes and drones.

    You got your mensa membership when you were what, 18? 25? Its been half a century. I never said that you were awarded the membership unjustly, i just said it was awkward seeing it under your posts. All minds fade to darkness, some just fight it longer.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  79. The true Marxist kind of equality has long been out of favor. No one wants it, no one believes in it.

    The problem with Equality today is that the least equal — the privileged elites — have perfected the art of owning ‘equality’ without practicing it. In the past, the elites tended to be reactionary or hierarchical, guarding their power and privilege on basis of blood, divine right of kings, sheer force(militarism), or superiority(social darwinism), or meritocracy(classical liberalism). That provided the Left with good reasons to oppose and challenge the Powerful.

    Today, the elites who hog just about everything own the rhetoric of ‘equality’ by associating it with stuff like homomania. This is GREAT to the elites since homos are vain & narcissistic and love to cater to the rich, powerful, and/or famous.
    Also, elites have sabotaged mass politics with Diversity. By associating equality with Diversity and Immigration, the masses are more divided than ever. So, they cannot unite to challenge the elites. The elites, with Jews being most powerful, can play divide-and-rule among white progs, white cons, browns, blacks, yellows, Muslims, Hindus, Arabs, etc. And by associating feminism with ‘equality’, we have a division of men and women among the masses, especially among whites. And by associating ‘equality’ with youth culture and immaturity, we have a whole bunch of generational gaps among boomers, x-ers, millennials, z-ers, etc.

    This leads to much frustration among progressives. Naturally, they should be targeting their ire at the richest and most powerful. But, the elites have perfected a way to be associated with ‘equality’ and ‘progressivism’ by waving the homo flag. So, progressives must find other targets.. and end up dumping on ‘white working class trash’ as the only acceptable target. But white working class got no power, esp in age of globalism.

    At any rate, equality doesn’t work in reality even when accepted as ideology. Suppose there’s a group of people with shared ideology of equality. But some individuals are tall, handsome, attractive, smart, sociable, and/or creative while others are fat, ugly, gross, dumb, socially inept, unattractive, and/or unappealing. Even if they all profess the same ideology, some will have far more success socially, academically, athletically, economically, sexually, professionally, creatively, and etc. So, even if they think ‘equal’, everything they do is unequal.

    I think SEPARATE PEACE by John Knowles gives us a glimpse into the mindset of current resentments. And we can get an honest look at the psychology in play because the novel isn’t political. it’s about social psychology. There is one kid who just has qualities that makes him likable and popular. It’s not his ideology or view of life. He has a way about him that can disarm anyone, even teachers. He’s a natural charmer. This leads to envy in his best friend who shakes the branch to make him fall from a tree.

    I think same kind of envy and resentment fires up many progressives. The fact is ideology will not determine their future. If there a bunch of progressives with the same ideology, the fact remains that the good-looking ones and smart ones(in majors like computers and technology and business) will be far more successful than other progressives who are ugly, un-creative, and/or into worthless majors like women’s studies. So, the unsuccessful progs will resent the successful progs. But because of ideology, the socio-economic failures cannot be honest about their resentment. And since shared ideology makes it difficult for loser progs to attack winner progs(in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Wall Street, Ivy League, etc), the loser progs direct all their ire at other losers like ‘deplorables’. The problem is the deplorables got no power or privilege.

  80. @joe webb

    It just reminds me of the youth corps in 1984. You have to watch everyone, and regular behaviors soon look suspicious. Then it gets into the grey area where people get “swatted” cuz some busybody or troll just felt like calling in “suspicious behavior” and claiming they witnessed something. It already happens nowadays.

    The black dude killed at walmart cuz he had an air rifle they sold there, the lady that called it in was part of a group that coached each other on how to get the police to show up in force. She claimed he had a real gun and was waving it menacingly at her. When you sync up her 911 call with walmarts time stamped surveillance footage, hes just a regular guy looking to buy a BB gun.

    Theres a thing in online gaming, where you live stream yourself playing multiplayer games. People watching can easily get your home address and phone number, then call in a fake hostage situation, where the police are forced to come in with full swat teams. You can watch HOURS of people being “swatted” on youtube while they are minding their own business.
    A couple years ago a man was shot during one of these raids. He was preparing dinner for his family and had a knife in his hand when the swat team burst into his kitchen. The swat team was told that it was an active hostage situation and there was already a potential murder victim. The kid (he was 15 or 16) that called it in was charged with the mans murder.

    I agree completly that family members of terrorists should be held accountable, but how do you determine if its a legitimate terrorist act? What if a guy in his 40s snaps at work and kills coworkers? Would it only apply to people that are of a certain religion? What if the person that did it lives alone for several years and didnt have contact with his family? What if its a teenager thats from a moderate family and just snaps one day and claims to be part of some know terrorist group. he isnt part of the group, but teens arent known for being level headed and thinking things thru. Then his whole family gets imprisoned for his terribly selfish and shortsighted actions.

    There is just too much grey area. But i guess it might be better to be on the side of caution and safety for the majority of the population instead of making the larger group jump thru hoops for the very small group of assholes that want to ruin it all for everyone……

    • Replies: @joe webb
  81. @Priss Factor

    Yesssss. That made me laugh way harder then it should have. Thank you 🙂

  82. Ed says:

    All you need is one elite university to return to historical, rigorous traditional Western standards in higher education. Standards that deemphasizes diversity and emphasizes critical thought.

    The other schools will follow suit and shortly the climate will change.

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  83. joe webb says:
    @Delinquent Snail

    your remarks are correct as far as the incidentals go. Innocents get killed in wartime all the time.

    So what do you suggest? This IS wartime now. 50 million muslims in Europe who basically want us dead. Joe Webb

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  84. @joe webb

    Honestly, i dont know what to do. Part me says string them all up (every single man woman and child) and leave them to rot so others see them and realise we are no longer playing this civil bullshit with an invading army. Another part of me condemns that part for being so monstrous (children?!) and still another part says we should expell all non first and second generation immigrants non violently where we can, with extreme violence where we cant.

    We definitely need to take off our kid gloves and deal with the very serious “soft” invasion before it becomes a “hard” invasion.
    The instances of jihad should definitely be publicised more and called what they are. When someone kills some one else and yells allah akbar, its pretty clear what they are and what they represent. i think the families and their communities should be held accountable. Some one had to see what was happening and they made the decision to either ignore it or aid it. At this point, its the same thing.

    We really should NEVER have invited the MENA nationals into the west at such a staggering number. They brought their whole communities so there is absolutely no reason for them to assimilate. Not to mention we completly ignore the fact they are remaking whole regions into their little bagdads or cairos or whatever.

    At this point, im reminded of the Moor invasion of europe some centuries ago. Our peoples will lose this time, im afraid. We let too many in, too fast, and once they start to “get real” im afraid our peoples have had it too soft for too long; we are very lazy and comfortable as a society, not to mention our ruling elites have pushed for decades to rob us of that defender spirit that europeans used to have. A very large portion will litteraly roll over and accept their fate, having been conditioned to do so.

    At this point, it makes me deeply regret having children. I know where we are headed: An islamic crusade of the west. And if history is any indicator as to what the future holds, there will be suffering for decades.

    Your thoughts?

    • Agree: anarchyst
  85. @Ed

    The problem with that is universities are no longer places of higher education. They have been turned into businesses that “make employable citizens” and shun critical thinking. Its terrible that our civilisation allowed this to happen. We were too focused on prime time tv and major sports so we never saw it coming. And now that it has happened, you cant go back to the way things were.

    There would need to be a massive drop in population of the whole country so that the “bad blood” would be drained. Im not talking about a war, poor people fight those. We would need something more indifferent to who you and your family are, like a pandemic. I cant think of any other way to reset and potentially still have a nation. Wars will tear the country into different sections, food/water shortages would only affect the lower classes (upper class have the money and means to travel to an area not effected and ride it out) and a global event like a super volcano or meteor strike would pretty much just be like the water/food shortage, just shadier.

  86. Anonymous [AKA "Andor Noman"] says:

    The first rule of “The Galileo Society” is: don’t talk about “The Galileo Society.”
    So there’s lots of that going on here. Maybe somebody will get serious about it.

  87. DanC says:

    As with the private school system built in NC, an excellent way to secede would be to build a completely private university.

    A university that respected free speech, refused to subjects its students to Title IX kangaroo courts, and actually taught a rigorous curriculum* would of course be unable to get any federal money.

    Would that be a bad thing though?

    * If you’d like to know what students leaving high school in the 19th century had to know in order to get into Harvard University, you could click on the link below and take a look at the Harvard entrance exam of 1869

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  88. @Delinquent Snail

    ” Telepathy isn’t real”

    Okay so this is an eternal law, proclaimed by you and applicable to all universes and for all times.

    Yeah so you rule the this and all other universes and if you declare “Telepathy” to be impossible, then so be it for all of mankind, and any other sentient beings existing throughout all universes and dimensions.

    Well I can say this much: As an active musician for fifty-plus years, I mayself have, on many occasions, experienced the phenomema of Telepathy between fellow musicians during the creation of improvised musical expression, and I am quite sure that you do not know what I am talking about.

    And regarding your cheap shot, and suggestion that I am experiencing senility : I expect such
    acrimony from persons as yourself, and I lend no importance to your silly utterings.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” society member since 1973, airborne qualified US Army vet and pro jazz musician.

    • LOL: Delinquent Snail
  89. anarchyst says:

    There are already two such institutions in the United States.
    Hillsdale College and Grove City College.
    Both institutions do not take any federal money, even payments to veterans (that go to the students) for educational expenses are not permitted to be used at these two fine institutions.
    These colleges depend on private donations and are not subject to Title IX proscriptions.
    These two colleges admitted women and subscribed to free speech and equal rights long before any other “institution of higher learning”…

  90. anarchyst says:

    Investigation into the massive endowment funds that most colleges and universities possess is warranted. TRILLIONS of dollars reside in these funds. These universities could provide free tuition and books to all of their students without putting much of a dent in these massive tax-exempt funds.
    This also extends to the many (mostly supporters of left-wing causes) “foundations” that have TRILLIONS in their coffers. If their founders knew of their left-wing bent, they would be defunded immediately).

  91. EH says:
    @Eagle Eye

    By 2005 the Nortel ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode network protocol) switches in the optical data network in the SE US were running real-time filters on all traffic which reached through all the layers of data encapsulation to alter data en-route between servers and users. These filters were highly secret, were not accessible to any phone company technicians and sometimes made problems un-fixable. At the time, these filters were essentially static and had limited complexity, but since then interactive alteration of data in transit and complex filter logic has almost certainly been implemented. Still, while they can mess with anyone, the hardware has limits on how many different filters it can run at once – thousands per switch, but probably not millions. The ISPs themselves do play along, but for the most part the filtering is done on the ISPs’ backbone providers’ switches and the monitoring through duplicating the data streams from all the fibers in places where they come together and running the duplicated feeds through NSA and/or FBI special-purpose equipment to which the network providers have no access or oversight. That equipment is made by private firms, A surprising amount of information is available on its capabilities, or was the last time I looked about ten years ago.

  92. woodNfish says:
    @Kevin C.

    The Unz BS filter wouldn’t let me simply agree with you, but I do. Kids in college want a degree so they can get a job in whatever field they are pursuing. They need that from an accredited institution.

  93. anarchyst says:
    @Kevin C.

    The “college degree” became the “gatekeeper” when employment aptitude tests were outlawed by the Supreme Court due to concerns about “civil-rights disparate impact” effects on (certain) minorities.
    (Griggs v. Duke Power).

  94. Alden says:
    @Priss Factor

    The penis is not cut off. You really, really should learn some facts about lesbian love making, the gender change operations, etc before you write about those things.

    Have you ever heard of prostate massage aka fist f***ing? Until you learn about homosexuality and gender change operations stop embarrassing yourself with displays of ignorance.

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