From his blog, Shadow of Oz, recounting an incident:
“There was one major conservative who spoke during my freshman year . . . [he] was invited by my liberty-minded club to speak about the dangers of political correctness in academia . . . At the lecture, dozens of students shouted out and interrupted [him] to the point where he had to stop speaking in order for them to calm down. Eventually, a few students stood up and smeared fake blood on themselves, screaming that [he] represented hatred. The room fell to chaos for a solid five minutes and, while yelling expletives and making obscene hand gestures, the protesters left a beautiful mess of red paint for the custodial staff to clean up . . . We later discovered that one of the official school ‘diversity centers’ sent out a mass email encouraging protests.”More.
This cannot end well.
Universities used to be places where one learned to respond with reasoned argument rather than staging a public tantrum, like a two-year-old in a shopping mall. It’s possible that no one needs that in the age of, for example, unfalsifiable science, where even the Royal Society recently proved unable to hold a meeting about the errors of Darwinism.
This gives you some idea what to expect when they are midlife adults who hold serious power.
See also: Rossiter on Greg Koukl’s Stand to Reason
Follow UD News at Twitter!