Wednesday, April 18, 2007

St00pidest Things Ever Said...IX (how long could it possibly have taken to hear from The Big Rager edition)

I am almost ashamed to call myself an American this week in the wake of the shooting at V-tech. I have friends back east who are alumni and as a current college student, my sympathies are with those of us who are just trying to get through and get our degrees without having to deal with the truly unhinged who manage to walk among us without much notice until...

Speaking of which, I was fairly certain I would hear Wingnut land variations on "Al Qaeda Devil Robots: when ferriners attack..." and the denizens of the drool-mob have not disappointed. Get on over to Free-Salt-Lick and check out some of the takes. These people want this guy to be some kind of Muslim extremist so bad they can taste it. They are actually rooting for Islamofascist terrorism, because it will prove they were right... er sumthin'...

This was expected. I even expected it from the hive brain in the Echo Chamber and the word to seep out of the pipes of the Mighty Wurlitzer in the night to infect the living blogosphere with their terrible viral memes...

But then Michelle Malkin decided to sound off...Here is what I was not expecting:
"There's no polite way or time to say it: American college and universities have become coddle industries. Big Nanny administrators oversee speech codes, segregrated dorms, politically correct academic departments, and designated "safe spaces" to protect students selectively from hurtful (conservative) opinions—while allowing mob rule for approved leftist positions (textbook case: Columbia University's anti-Minuteman Project protesters).

Instead of teaching students to defend their beliefs, American educators shield them from vigorous intellectual debate. Instead of encouraging autonomy, our higher institutions of learning stoke passivity and conflict-avoidance.

And as the erosion of intellectual self-defense goes, so goes the erosion of physical self-defense. [...]

Enough is enough, indeed. Enough of intellectual disarmament. Enough of physical disarmament. You want a safer campus? It begins with renewing a culture of self-defense—mind, spirit, and body. It begins with two words: Fight back."
That's right... it's those darn stupid hippies' fault for not being armed themselves; hell, they practically had it coming...

I wish I could say this was an isolated opinion. But The Big Ragegasm herself is only parroting The Collective right now in saying that since V-Tech had publicly taken a stand about keeping guns off campus, that the victims were somehow morally culpable; deluded suckers who got what they deserved. You know, like gays and AIDS...

This is a level of sophistry that would have made Socrates gnaw off one of his own limbs had he been subjected to that kind of ignorant rhetoric. This is right up there with "An armed society is a polite society..."

Blaming the victims of the most horrific mass campus shooting for not being armed themselves is an act of cognitive dissonance that shocks even me. It really points out that there is no rhetorical floor for these people. There is no depth to which they can not and will not sink.

Yes, Michelle, College should not resemeble "Animal House"... It should be more like "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome." Two go in, one comes out. That is a great model for American higher education, instead of a campus book store, the grounds should just be littered with sheet metal shanks and axe handles, and have a big bone pile out in front of the library where the slow and dumb get their final grades... a post-apocalyptic b-movie starring everyone's favorite 13th century Catholic anti-semite.

mojo sends

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