Training tomorrow’s rulers in bullying and anti-western behavior. By Glenn Reynolds.
At Stanford Law School last week … Judge Kyle Duncan of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit went to speak there at the invitation of its Federalist Society chapter. He was to talk about the Fifth Circuit, the Supreme Court and constitutional law.
Duncan is a conservative, and Stanford Law’s “progressive” students didn’t want to hear what he had to say.
They could have avoided that by simply skipping the talk, but they didn’t want anyone to hear what he had to say.
When Duncan showed up, they literally shouted him down.
About 100 protesters made sufficient noise, shouting insults: “We hate you!” “Leave and never come back!” “We hate FedSoc students, f—k them, they don’t belong here either!” and so on.
They also carried childishly insulting signs with slogans like “JUDGE DUNCAN CAN’T FIND THE CLIT” and “FEDSUCK!”
Duncan finally became angry, calling the protesters “juvenile idiots” — which they were — and asked an administrator to restore order.
Stanford Law’s Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Tirien Steinbach came to the podium — and sided with the protesters, speaking from remarks she’d prepared in advance.
The scene seemed shocking, but this sort of thing is inevitable when students are told that being exposed to views they disagree with is “harmful” and an intolerable personal insult as well.
And that’s what they’re taught in America’s “elite” institutions and in many non-elite ones too: Words you don’t like are “violence” and do “harm.”
(A friend comments that anyone who thinks “Words are violence” has never been punched in the mouth.)
These students will be running the western world in about 2050.