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O’Reilly Factor Reports on Dartmouth
See Bill O’Reilly’s commentary on the the Freedom Budgeters invasion of Phil Hanlon’s office at 3:55:
Nobody from the College was interviewed.
Addendum: Here’s the transcript of O’Reilly’s comments about the College:
… Example number two, Dartmouth College in New Hampshire has a radical group of students who believes that Dartmouth is a place that harms minorities. But rather than transfer to a more enlightened school. Some of these students divided to occupy the college president’s office — shades of 1968.
The school’s President Phil Hanlon handled the situation badly. Incredibly he allowed the defiant students to stay in his office for two full days. And when they finally left he told them hey, don’t worry about it, nothing much is going to happen to you except a few hearings.
Now, if I had been the President of Dartmouth I would have given the students 30 minutes to vacate my office or they would be expelled and charged with trespass by the cops. That what’s Hanlon should have done because the students are fringe people their grievances are largely absurd. Let’s quote from their press release.
“The burden should not lie with systematically oppressed students affected by racism, classism, imperialism, nativism, sexism, heterosexism, cis-sexism and ableism to ensure our own well being, safety and continued existence at Dartmouth College, yet, are lived, experienced at Dartmouth have been so violent that we were driven to write a plan for such an assurance, the freedom budget,” unquote.
For the record, cis-sexism has something to do with transgendered rights and ableism is discrimination against people with disabilities. Now, if I didn’t know better I would think that press release was written by the Harvard lampoon but it’s serious. Those loons believe Dartmouth is a gulag a place of oppression and bigotry for which you pay more than $65,000 a year to attend.
Of course those nutty students are part of the grievance industry — everything the establishment does offends them. And now they have been empowered by President Hanlon. Are we all getting this? Again, the grievance industry is being driven by elements of the Democratic Party very successfully as many Americans are now buying into the fact the allegation that the USA is unfair, insensitive and downright bad.
So expect to see more of this kind of madness in the future. If you are not a rich white guy, chances are, you are the victim of discrimination. Therefore, we must have gender equality, race equality, sex equality, income equality, everything equality or it’s just not fair, not fair.
The unintended consequences of a political deception like the inequality deal is a symbolic Frankenstein’s monster, the creation of a disaster. And you know what the worst part is? There is inequality in America because inequality exists in every country. And in order to deal with that intelligent discussion and smart policy changes should take place, but crazy people and hustlers are now controlling the debate. And because of that constructive, effective problem solving will be hard to come by. The grievance industry is unleashed.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…