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Nov 22 2016

Leftist Hooligans Burn Flag, So Hampshire College Stops Flying It

Normally the moonbats running academia think anything traditional should be eradicated. But one tradition dating back to the 1960s finds favor: whenever sociopathic leftists throw tantrums, they are pandered to obsequiously by educrats who share their radical ideology. Hampshire College is a case in point.

After an election that did not go the way leftists were hoping, the pricey school in Amherst, Massachusetts resolved to fly the flag at half-mast “while the community delved deeper into the meaning of the flag and its presence on our campus.” Worse followed.

On the eve of Veterans Day, students burned the flag that was already flying at half-staff. Educrats responded by resolving not to fly it at all.

President Jonathan Lash made the announcement, proclaiming,

We hope [not flying the flag] will enable us to instead focus our efforts on addressing racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and behaviors.

You could get a saner education amid bayonets and barbed wire at a North Korean reeducation camp.

Tucker Carlson tries and fails to wring sense out of a Hampshire College moonbat who agrees that Old Glory should not fly:

This provides clues as to the nature of the corrosive, anti-American garbage young people are getting fed at outlandish expense in college.

On tips from Eddie_Valiant and Torcer.



  • Dr Why

    There is something wrong with those people.

  • Mr. Freemarket

    “We hope [not flying the flag] will enable us to instead focus our efforts on addressing racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and behaviors.”

    Just wondering…how’s that supposed to happen?

    What would make me less racist? Would it help to simply ignore the race of others? How about if we outlaw organizations such as NAACP? How about disbanding the Congressional Black Caucus?

    Or, would it be more helpful if I organized the NAAWP? Or maybe we should eliminate LaRaza, a clearly race-based organization?

    Will any of that happen by not flying the flag?

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  • Torcer

    Tucker Carlson Debates College Student Who Supported Removal of American Flag From Campus
    https://youtu.be/2vV_3y3ObaU
    Carlson then asked Vogel why he and other affluent college students are always the ones critical of the American flag and calling it “evil.” The cost to attend Hampshire College is $62,000 per year, Carlson noted.

    “None of the workers who you claim to be representing ever say that. You never see anybody at a trade school burning the American flag. Have you noticed that? I’m not making this up in my mind, am I?” Carlson asked.

    Vogel insinuated there are trade schools that burn flags, saying the media is just more likely to pick up a story from rich kids because of their access to the media. He then talked about income inequality in the United States and defended Hampshire College for its financial aid package that some students receive.

    “What’s the median family income in this country? Do you know?” Carlson asked.

    “The median family income in this country, I do not know,” Vogel responded.

    Carlson said it was much less than the $62,000 price tag that Vogel pays each year for tuition, room, and board. He then asked Vogel whether he realized how fortunate he was to benefit from his parents’ success.
    http://freebeacon.com/culture/tucker-carlson-debates-college-student-supported-removal-american-flag-campus/

  • Torcer

    Salon shocker: Angry, uneducated whites aren’t getting their imaginary jobs back — oh, and they’re racist http://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2016/11/22/salon-shocker-angry-uneducated-whites-arent-getting-their-imaginary-jobs-back-oh-and-theyre-racist/

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  • Mack

    This didn’t happen at my public community college. Public.

  • 762×51

    “”We hope [not flying the flag] will enable us to instead focus our efforts on addressing racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and behaviors.””

    I thought college was for learning in preparation of getting a good job. This may explain the number of unemployed college graduates out there.

  • 762×51

    Sounds like tacit approval of arson to me. What other objects is it okay to set fire to at Amherst? How about the gender studies professor’s Mercedes? Isn’t it something only “the rich” own? I bet the dean has some nice stuff at his house, maybe they should all head over there en mass and “appropriate” that stuff for “redistribution” then burn the structure as it is a symbol of oppression by the wealthy.

  • Mr. Freemarket

    The truth is that college was intended to produce educated people; it was never really intended as “job preparation.” It was supposed to teach you to think and how to find answers to any question.

    Of course, that is before colleges saw their main mission as dispensing propaganda.

  • 762×51

    I guess I was thinking of the various STEM disciplines. the rest is mostly BS and a waste of time and money.

  • TED

    FLYNG IT THERE IS DISRESPECTFUL TO IT ANYWAY!

  • TED

    A subject of MANY books.

  • rex freeway

    In the real world, gender studies and a bachelors in bitterness have zero value

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