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Here is the former president of American University identifying in plain, blunt terms, what has happened to higher education in America. Oberlin is a perfect example. Here is a quote from the article:

"What we have today is thought control rather than the premise of thoughtful debate. It's ideological fascism," said Piper, who also examines the politically correct world of academia in the docudrama called "No Safe Spaces," now in theaters.

"You will think like us. You will look like us. You will talk like us. And, if you don't, we will crush you. We will crush you. We will silence you,'" he claimed.

I just retired from a long academic career, and I can tell you that this is no exaggeration. The threat posed to America by our colleges and universities is dire. Totalitarianism has already arrived here, and it's main footholds are the campuses across our country. The First Amendment, the presumption of innocence and due process, individual freedom, the primacy of reason and argument-- the underpinnings of our national greatness are undermined on college campuses with very few exceptions.

And this is to say nothing about the financial corruption, which is a whole other scandal.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/...speech-campuses-left


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Oberlin College has put up a campus memorial honoring dozens of Islamic terrorists killed by Israeli Defense Forces. That is bad enough, but there's a real kicker, and why I have posted it in this thread: they justify the memorial in the name of free speech. Mad

You know, that principle that they regularly suppress and step all over when it is speech they don't like?

Colleges and universities across the country have become anti-American propaganda mills. I hope that President Trump can deal with this in some way-- these institutions get billions of Federal dollars-- in his second term.


Oberlin College memorial honors dozens of Palestinian terrorists
Caleb Parke2 hours ago


Israel's assassination of Islamic Jihad military commander Baha Abu al-Ata launched the new round of violence as exchanges of Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli airstrikes consumed the region; Trey Yingst reports from Gaza City.

A prestigious Ohio college is defending a memorial put up by students honoring the lives of Palestinian radical Islamic terrorists killed by Israel's military.

Citing free speech, Oberlin College gave the green light to an anti-Israel display commemorating "unarmed Palestinian civilians" killed in Gaza airstrikes earlier this month.

Israel Defense Forces said the strikes killed 25 members of the terrorist group, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, an Iran-backed group that has previously taken credit for suicide bombings targeting Israeli civilians.

“Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine and Oberlin Jewish Voice for Peace have created this installation to commemorate the lives of these 34 Palestinians who died at the hands of Zionist Settler Colonialism,” a sign at the installation read. “We list the names and ages of those who were lost on each black flag.”

The student group's display located in Wilder Bowl, a central space on campus where students gather, didn't mention the terrorist organization affiliation and is a group that advocates for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

Anne Herzberg, an alumnus, said she stopped donating to the college a decade ago because Oberlin failed to "strongly deal with the targeting of Jews on campus," while others questioned how something like this could appear on an American college campus.

In 2016, more than 200 Oberlin College graduates signed an open letter expressing concerns of anti-Semitism at the school.

Terrorists killed by the Israel Defense Forces, most from a group called Islamic Jihad, according to the IDF.
Terrorists killed by the Israel Defense Forces, most from a group called Islamic Jihad, according to the IDF. (Israel Defense Forces)
Oberlin College acknowledged, in a statement to Fox News, that the memorial "offended some members of our large and diverse community," but defended the student group's freedom of speech.

"The opinions presented by the installation were solely those of the student groups that created it and do not represent the views of Oberlin College," the statement said. "Oberlin opposes all forms of anti-Semitism, as we do all forms of prejudice and oppression. We actively work with our students, faculty, staff and alumni to build upon Oberlin’s deep commitment to Jewish life and scholarship."

The Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine did not immediately respond to request for comment.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/obe...rrorists-ohio-campus


Someone on campus should put up a memorial to Navy SEALS who lost their lives combating terrorists, and let's see how long it remains up, and whether the university defends it in the name of free speech. Roll Eyes


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Oberlin seems to be doubling down on the stupid. Slow learners.


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Originally posted by Russ59:
Oberlin seems to be doubling down on the stupid. Slow learners.


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