Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Aggressive Ignorance

After last Friday, young people in Paris know what aggression is. Young people at the University of Missouri, at Yale, and at the University of Southern Maine, however, do not. Student “leaders” at Mizzou (what people are calling the University of Missouri these days) certainly do not, but think they do. They’re whining because their fifteen minutes of fame was cut short by radical Islamist massacres in Paris. Nobody is listening to their petulant demands for “safe spaces” anymore. Instead, people are wondering if there really is any such thing as “multiculturalism” and can we actually “COEXIST” with a culture like Islam, many of whose followers kill us every chance they get.
Once I thought everyone understood aggression but I was wrong. I grew up in suburban Boston, not a dangerous place, but every boy in the neighborhood knew what aggression was. When someone punched you in the head, that was aggression. If someone called you names, that was just an annoyance. Every boy had been punched at one time or another and learned how to handle it. There were two choices: fight back or turn the other cheek. Everyone knew who the fighters were — punch them and they punch back. We all knew who the meek were too, the ones willing to suffer humiliation whenever a bully felt like dishing it out. Some of us protected them when we could. Others of us were indifferent and let it happen. I assumed it was that way everywhere.
It was a different world in college. There I met guys who had never been in a fight. They’d never been punched, they said, nor had they ever punched anyone. I know because I asked them. They were nice enough guys, but I didn’t understand them, not on a basic male level. They spawned today’s metrosexuals and pajama boys — the wussy students on campuses who worry about “microaggressions" and “safe places.” They have anxiety attacks in the presence of politically-incorrect Halloween costumes or climate-change deniers. They need “trigger warnings” before anyone questions global warming or whether it’s possible for a man to change into a woman, or dares to use the words “Islam” and “terrorism” in the same sentence lest they go into a swoon.
Compare these students with the heroic young Americans who charged a radical Muslim terrorist with a loaded AK-47 on a French train back in August. Who are you proud of? Which kind of young person do you want more of? Please realize that we’re getting more whiners and fewer heroes because your tax dollars are going to the former and not the latter.
Even more timid than America’s sissified students are their professors and administrators. They meekly submit their resignations at the very suggestion they may not be “doing enough” to protect the hothouse flowers that make up the student body at their campuses. They fawn over Bowdoin College’s Deray McKesson as he lectures at Yale defending looting as a righteous tactic. McKesson lectures at Bowdoin also on “Black Lives Matter,” never mentioning how he’s funded by George Soros and other Democrat fat cats for his anarchist activities. McKesson even gets personal invitations from Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren, as well as Valerie Jarrett.
Now these progressive professors and college administrators are quaking in their Birkenstocks as petulant students demand their resignations. “What have we wrought?” they ask themselves. The same question is in the minds of Democrat presidential candidates who get shouted off their campaign stages by “Black Lives Matter” activists when they dare suggest that all lives matter.
The same question is being asked by European leaders whose citizens are in open rebellion against European Union policy that allows armies of Muslim “refugees” into their countries and then supports them on welfare for generations. So far, anyone who has publicly spoken against the policy is charged with hate crimes. According to brietbart.com, “Dutch police have announced they will be prosecuting democratically-elected house of representatives member Geert Wilders for asking his voters whether they wanted to see fewer Moroccans or not in [Holland].” In France “[Actress Brigitte] Bardot was convicted for ‘decrying the loss of French identity and tradition due to the “multiplication of mosques while our church bells fall silent for want of priests.’” Also charged with hate crimes was Marine Le Pen, a member of European Parliament, for daring to compare Muslims to Nazis.
After last Friday, progressives in Europe and America have to be asking themselves: “What have we wrought?” Maybe it’s time to stop worrying about microaggression now that Islamist aggression can no longer be ignored. Maybe multiculturalism is a pipe dream. Maybe we can’t COEXIST. Maybe Marco Rubio is right when he claims we’re in a “Clash of Civilizations.


B.I.C. said...

It is so entertaining to hear privileged, white, narrow minded men rant, rave and whine and throwing their little tantrums! Why stop at blasting coexisting, why not throw in unity, peace and other ridiculous concepts?

Oh what a fun column - keep up the good work, Tom!

Anonymous said...

Matthew 25
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

Tom McLaughlin said...

And your point is...?

Anonymous said...

Since we have turned to biblical talk, here is a quote from the bible to go along with your "Seize them and slay them wherever you may find them" quote.

"Those that "hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die."

Lovely things, these religious texts.

Anonymous said...

Aggressive Ignorance?
Cognitive dissonance?
TRY to correct, TRY to educate, with pictures and EVERYTHING!
Maybe you would consider what "common" media utilize in "teaching"
their target demographic WHAT to "know".
ALWAYS use vocabulary, and concepts, suitable for "average" 8th grade comprehension demographic.
It's HARD to express 4000+ years of serial cause and effect to folks who insist "consequences" are complicated, up to, and including, so-called "democratically elected leadership", and self described "elite" authors of "Latest studies show...".
Granted, it would greatly limit the number of concise rebuttals to "popular" myths you'd have with (ie)an 800 word limit (greatly consumed by the extra effort necessary in dumbing it down, and no Kiloword pictures for that other medium.)
Meh, either way, keep hammerin', without apology, or other distractions to straw men,(scarecrows?) EVER!

#%^7(687%*& said...

Aggressive Ignorance?
Cognitive dissonance?

All very good descriptions of Tom’s columns!
Sometimes facts and studies TRY and get in the way but Tom plods on. It is not clear whether Tom is dumbing his column down to accommodate dimwits that buy into his babble, or whether this is Tom’s true level of intelligence. Either way, he keeps hammerin’ away at truth, facts, common sense and decency!


Anonymous said...

And...I rest my case.
I'm thinking that much of the antagonist script for the movie ] Idiocracy was merely cut and pasted from the "safe space" anonymity of the "interweebs".
Scott Adams, of Dilbert fame, has an interesting character appearing in "the paper" the same day as Tom's current piece, as well as the above contributors "input", known as "Dick, from the internet".
Irony? Serendipity? Kismet?

&^9)(58708*(^%$674*($&8976 said...

Yes indeed, the "safe place" of the "interweebs" certainly does give a lot of "courage" to people that "normally" wouldn't behave in such a way.

For "example", I doubt that Tom sees young women in "real" life that may be "fighting" for their rights and calls them "fat feminists" to their face. I doubt Tom travels around with "big" pictures of "embarrassing" gays that he can "yank" out in an attempt to mock any gays he may see. "But" then again, he does seem awful "fond" of those photos, so perhaps he does always carry them.

Heedlessness? Negligence? Disregard?


Anonymous said...

Aaaaaand... There you have it!
I rest my case.

Anonymous said...

It is easy to rest a case which does not exist.

Anonymous said...

For CaptDMO, saying "I rest my case" is a euphemism for "I need my meds". Don't take anything he says too literally. Like Tom, he is little more than a legend in his own mind.