Wednesday, March 30, 2005
I am pretty busy working on my thesis right now, and I don't really have time to be messing around with blatant conservative nonsense. Fortunately, in this news cycle, the conservatives are doing most of the work in making themselves look foolish, what with their shameless antics over their politicization of the Terri Schiavo case. They have shown themselves, blatantly and irrefutably, to be hypocrites, exploiters, liars and whack jobs in general.
However, a legislator in the Florida state legislature, Dennis Baxley, has presented a bill that reaches new heights of asshattery, even for the brain-damaged, America-hating Republicans we have come to know and love so much for their wanton buffoonery. Baxley is concerned about liberal tyranny in academia because some students feel they are being persecuted or ridiculed for their conservative beliefs. Baxley's proposed bill will give these whiny, little, pussy, conservative students the ability to sue to make sure their views are represented when these students are too feeble-minded to defend these views themselves.
For the appropriate news stories, read "Capitol bill aims to control "leftist" profs: The law could let students sue for untolerated beliefs" and see what Juan Cole has to say about the issue.
I have been a teaching assistant and a student and I have been in the academic environment enough to interpret what is meant by the liberal tyranny in academia. Many of the loudest conservative students are just not very smart. They challenge the professor with their mindless conservative dogma, the talking points they have accumulated from a childhood wasted listening to Michael Savage, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter and other America-hating conservative pusbags, and the professor expects them to back up their statements with examples. (Liberals like examples. Conservatives like to say things over and over again until they seem to become true to the feeble-minded.) The student generally has little to add beyond the original statement because he or she only knows the original talking point or a few lame rationalizations provided free of charge by the Propaganda Ministry. I have never seen a professor go out of their way to make fun or ridicule a student in a classroom. Students look ridiculous sometimes because they get in over their heads and its obvious they don't know what they're talking about.
If you don't want to be ridiculed, don't be ridiculous. Simple as that.
This is some pretty scary legislation. I have no problem calling it "The New Fascism." It's way past time to stop being polite with these people when they hate America so aggressively.