I have to say, right upfront, I am disgusted with a lot of these protests going on campuses these days, fueled by the BLM Movement, a movement founded on a FALSE narrative of what happened in Ferguson. Or I should say, what did NOT happen in Ferguson. But hey, why let facts stand in the way of emotional outrage? A movement that was upset when ISLAMIC TERRORISM stole its thunder. A movement that is making demands to turn back the clock DECADES such as wanting a “safe space” just for black students. That was at Princeton, mind you, one of the Ivy League schools that these students should be thankful to even attend.
Wow. Thanks for wiping out the 50 plus years of fights for Civil Rights, spitting in the face of those who died to achieve what these students should be celebrating – integration on campus and throughout our culture. I cannot even begin to imagine what Martin Luther King, Jr. would think of this current movement.
Coming from another Ivy League school, Smith College, is a demand that will leave you shaking your head at the sheer irony, and idiocy, of what the BLM students there want. Okay. Ready? From MassLive.com (via The Federalist):
[…] Alyssa Mata-Flores, a 21-year-old Smith College senior and one of the sit-in’s organizers, explained that the rule was born from “the way that media has historically painted radical black movements as violent and aggressive.”
“We are asking that any journalists or press that cover our story participate and articulate their solidarity with black students and students of color,” she told MassLive in the Student Center Wednesday. “By taking a neutral stance, journalists and media are being complacent in our fight.”
Smith organizers said journalists were welcome to cover the event if they agreed to explicitly state they supported the movement in their articles.
Stacey Schmeidel, Smith College director of media relations, said the college supports the activists’ ban on media.
“It’s a student event, and we respect their right to do that, although it poses problems for the traditional media,” Stacey Schmeidel said. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
To be clear, this senior – a SENIOR AT SMITH COLLEGE – is using her First Amendment rights while attempting to SQUELCH the First Amendment rights of the media. She doesn’t want coverage. She wants PROPAGANDA. To force reporters to sign a loyalty pledge in essence, and to DEMAND they NOT be neutral in their reporting is just staggering. Absolutely staggering. I guess she has learned well from watching how the MSM covers Democrats compared to Republicans, and wants to assert that propaganda, and ONLY propaganda, is the roll of journalists these days.
That is bad enough, but what makes this worse, is that the DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS, accepts this demand. WTH??? She should be fired IMMEDIATELY, but will likely get promoted or some such crap.
But hey, manipulation of reality to serve a purpose is precisely what President Obama does, so one can understand that a college kid would think that’s the way to go. And by “manipulation of reality,” of course, I mean LIE. As BizPacReview points out, Obama just got caught in another big one:
[…] Despite Obama’s claims that America has never used “religious tests” to determine who’ll be allowed in as refugees, the United States has a history of doing just that.
“When I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which a person who’s fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted … that’s shameful,” Obama said earlier in the week. “That’s not American. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion.”
But immigration experts have effectively busted Obama for being dishonest, according to Fox News.
One of those experts, Federation for American Immigration Reform spokesman Ira Mehlman, said the claims made by Obama contradict past practice.
“Clearly, there have been policies that said we’ll consider certain people from certain religions,” he said. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
I know, this probably surprises none of you. It is just one more in a long, long list of lies from this President.
But that pales in comparison to another revelation from Sharyl Attkisson as reported at Townhall.com (h/t to Facebook friend for alerting me to this story). This is troubling on a number of levels, and goes along with the Black Lives Matters Movement ignoring facts because it doesn’t serve their narrative. Apparently, they are taking a page out of Obama’s play book, but his “page” is dangerous to the entire nation, if not the world.
Listen to Attkisson on the “Steve Malzberg Show”:
Just to be clear, this is what Attkisson said, as Townhall.com reports:
[…] According to sources close to the White House who Attkisson has spoken to, President Obama is now flat out refusing to accept or hear about intelligence surrounding radical Islamic terror groups.
“I have talked to people who have worked in the Obama administration who firmly believe he has made up his mind, I would say closed his mind, they say, to the intelligence they try to bring him about various groups he does not consider terrorists even if they’re on the U.S. list of designated terrorists,” Attkisson said. “I don’t know the reasoning for it I’ve only been told by those who have allegedly attempted to present him or been in the circle that has attempted to present him with certain intelligence that they said he doesn’t want it, he said he doesn’t want it or he won’t read it in some instances.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)
“…He doesn’t want it, or he doesn’t read it, in some instances…”
The refusal to hear intelligence that contradicts his ideology is a failure on a massive scale. And if that is not proof positive that Obama is derelict in his duty, that he does not have the National Security of this Nation as his primary obligation, that he has an objective other than protecting the USA, that he ignores the reality of radical Islamist terrorists because it does not fit in his narrow, close-mindedness, I don’t know what does.
That’s what I think. How about you? This is an Open Thread.