Thoughtcrime @SarahLawrence

Who told me Sarah Lawrence was a good college? Have you seen what’s going on there? The rich snowflakes are trying to strip tenure from a professor for writing an op-ed in a hugely subversive newspaper called the New York Times:

Students at @SarahLawrence are currently occupying the prez’s office with a list of demands, including this one. Abrams’ “crime” was writing an op-ed in the NYT that these students disagreed with. This sends chills up my spine.

This professor stepped away half an inch from the party dogma, and just look at how the overfed donkeys bray in righteous anger. They are so insufferably dumb that they have no idea tenure only exists to protect professors from them and idiots like them. There is no other point to it.

The whole school is a joke because the president refused even to protect the professor from vandalism on the part of the spoiled brats.

15 thoughts on “Thoughtcrime @SarahLawrence”

  1. If you read the full list of demands, you might literally LOL. One of them is that all laundry rooms must provide laundry detergent and softener.


  2. “Have you seen what’s going on there?”
    Like I said, collective narcissistic rage (caused by the narcissistic injury of someone disagreeing with them). At least on line you can ignore them. The only possible response is a polite suggestion that maybe SL isn’t a good fit and maybe they’d be happier studying somewhere else and the offer of glowing letters of recommendation.

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  3. My fovorite was “We demand a mandatory first-year orientation session about intellectual elitism and classism.”

    College students against intellectual elitism, unite!

    And this demand makes me wonder who is supposed to pay for it all and whether all university students rent but students of color are supposed to receive free housing. I am sure the increase they mention would be guaranteed, costing quite a lot:

    // “The College will designate housing with a minimum capacity for thirty students of color that is not contingent on the students expending any work or labor for the college. This housing option will be permanent and increase in space and size based on interest.”


    1. Hell, I know plenty of college professors who claim to hate intellectual elitism, and decry the idea that some kids are especially smart, or that we should focus on developing the best talent. They insist that classes should be lowered to a level such that everyone can succeed.

      And then they wonder why the American people were dumb enough to support Trump. What did they think would happen? Did they think that pandering to the lowest common denominator would eventually cause Marcus Aurelius to rise from his grave and usher in a new era of philosopher-kings?


      1. Professors who rant against intellectual elitism scare me half to death. They look very sincere, like they believe all this crap but how can they believe it if it’s obviously insane?


        1. The way that they raise their own kids suggests very strongly that they do, in fact, understand that intellectual development is important, and that you can’t just take any idiot at the age of 18 and quickly bring them to the same level as someone with years of preparation. Mental skills take years to hone, and it’s far easier to hone them when a person is young

          However, at work they feel the need to insist that all high school graduates are equal in ability. Grit, Growth Mindset, etc.


  4. // The group also demanded Sarah Lawrence “Reject Funding or Involvement from the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch-Affiliated Organizations”

    I know I am super-sensitive about Jews and the demand was probably made since Conservatives and rich people in general, I suspect, are untrustworthy, especially if they make money in ‘dirty’ energy industries of oil and gas that pollute the environment and cause global warming. (Of course, students want quite a sum for themselves with free housing and all, but people are often contradictory, particularly when they want ‘minimum’ staff to satisfy their ‘basic needs’ for their worthy selves.)

    In short, I googled and found the sensitive students share their dislike of Koch brothers with Trump. They could even agree with Trump’s every word in this Tweet:

    // “The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade. I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas. They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judicial picks & more,” Trump wrote.

    “I made them richer. Their network is highly overrated, I have beaten them at every turn. They want to protect their companies outside the U.S. from being taxed, I’m for America First & the American Worker – a puppet for no one. Two nice guys with bad ideas. Make America Great Again!” the president wrote.


  5. There is something odd about being willing to go to a super fancy expensive place like this and then, as revolutionary demand, insisting on laundry detergent.


    1. “then, as revolutionary demand, insisting on laundry detergent”

      and softener! and dryer sheets! up against the wall laundry fascists! the people have a right to fluffy, fluffy clothes!


  6. Also: they think an elite private college is going to work to dismantle white supremacy and other systems of oppression and do so via the activities of a diversity officer. It might mitigate some effects of white supremacy [which is a global system], but that is about it. Poor kids.


    1. …and I mean, in some minor way mitigate some effects for students it enrolls. Not even mitigate effects in a broader way. AND all of this is very odd. It seems right wing news really ran with this story, and they seem deluded, AND this professor seems deluded, AND the students seem deluded. Also, I looked at the curriculum of this school and it looks soft. I am not saying bad, or that my school’s old-fashioned curriculum is good. But I am saying soft.


      1. I watched the whole prime time lineup on Fox last night and they didn’t mention it. I’m hoping that they will mention it today. I need to see how they cover it for if it happens to me and I need to make it public.


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