This is just sick. And to think, people like this are molding the minds of tomorrow.
So much for prestigious universities and their contribution to the culture.
Campus Reform has the sad, sad, story.
In a letter to Columbia President Lee Bollinger, professors Robert Pollack and Letty Moss-Salentijn, the co-chairs of the Columbia Faculty Affairs Committee, say Trump’s election has cast a “malaise that sits like a fog over Columbia” that not even George Orwell’s classic 1984 can adequately address.
“We know no one at Columbia who is not upset, chronically and deeply, since the election,” declare Pollack and Moss-Salentijn, who even go so far as to blame the result for recent student suicides.
“We know this is true of the administration, and your letter certainly embodies this distress,” they continue, referring to Bollinger’s statement responding to Trump’s executive order on immigration. “We know it is true of our students, and the cluster of suicides this month can have no other meaning.”
“But what of ourselves, and what of our colleagues; that is, what of the faculty?” the professors query piteously. “So, Mr. President, we are asking you how we, the faculty, may embody what the university values, with a sense of full obligation and with the assurance of full recognition.”
American Thinker puts a fine point on the leftist hysteria when faced with backlash from these outrageous claims.
We’ve seen this response a thousand times. A liberal educator makes an outrageous statement, and when a backlash happens, he denies that the statement meant what he clearly wanted it to mean.
“We agree with you that we cannot know the cause of the recent spate in [sic] suicides, but even if it has been wholly a coinicdence [sic], it nevertheless has added to what we call the ‘fog’ that has effected [sic] so many of us at this complicated but caring community of faculty, students, and administrators,” the professor wrote.
But they didn’t say they “cannot know” the cause of the suicides. They said in no uncertain terms that the suicides “can have no other meaning.” Whom are they trying to fool?
So let me get this straight. Liberals have spent the entire time since the election ginning up outrage and hysteria against what President Trump might do, or could do, or maybe even dreams of doing. Each successive accusation becomes more hysterical, with specific threats to minority students, illegal aliens, and women.
Post secondary education is supposed to develop broader intellectual exploration, not hysteria.