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Intolerant Liberals at
Macalester College

American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson

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Posted By:magnante, 11/25/2012 9:51:02 AM

As Alexis De Tocqueville demonstrated convincingly, sometimes a foreigner can visit these shores and see clearly aspects of our society that remain unquestioned, unexamined, and unnoticed by Americans. At Macalester College, an elite and highly selective liberal arts college (dubbed one of the "25 new elite ´Ivies´´´ according to Newsweek) in St. Paul, a junior division example of this phenomenon has appeared in the form of Bassem El-Remesh, a foreign student who shared with his fellow students his view of the state of discourse at that very liberal college

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JoniTx, 11/25/2012 9:53:27 AM     (No. 9032913)

~~Out of curiosity, I went around campus searching for Republicans. I found two! One of them told me how annoying it is to be here and regretted that he came. Of course he is free to speak up, but there is a ratio of one to 100 of Republicans to Democrats. Put simply, Republicans don´t dare to speak up.~~

Excellent read!



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Reply 2 - Posted by: southron, 11/25/2012 10:21:55 AM     (No. 9032950)

It takes about five or six years to recover from a college education. Most young people would be better off learning a trade.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 11/25/2012 10:25:03 AM     (No. 9032956)

Mac kids are haughty creeps.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grambo, 11/25/2012 10:41:43 AM     (No. 9032973)

If you want to witness how intelligent people could march mindlessly in lock-step in an ideology as did the Germans under Hitler, visit a college campus. (In full disclosure, I am guilty of having several degrees from them.)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 11/25/2012 10:53:26 AM     (No. 9032990)

When Hubert Horatio Humphrey left office, he went to work for macalester college, if my memory serves me.
Hubert was the straw up LBJs butt, pushing for the creation of those poverty programs...HHH also said, during the 1968 campaign, that every American is entitled to a MEANINGFUL job. Think about that one, you people!
Every job has elements of boredom, overly detailed components, and wasted time. HHH didn´t understand that, because he was a career politician.
HHH also evaded the draft in WWII, because he had an inguinal hernia, easily repaired, even back then. But he didn´t have it fixed, and remained 4-F, at a time when lots of famous and not so famous Americans were volunteering for military service.
Jimmy Stewart, at the time of WWII was too skinny, flunked his draft physical, told the physician to wait for a couple of hours, ate a couple of big meals, and just passed, attaining minimum weight.
Clark Gable served in the Army Air Corps, as a gunner, Ted Williams as a fighter pilot, who again served during the korean war, same job.
Bob Feller, Cleveland Indians, enlisted in the U.S. Navy, as a gunner, and was a hero. Gerald Ford was an authentic hero in the U.S. Navy, saving his crewmates´ lives in combat. (And never talked about it, unlike the stolen valor guy, Jon Cary.)
I could name many more, but I sort of got off the subject. Macalester chose a draft evader to teach for them. Too bad.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: smcchk, 11/25/2012 11:28:29 AM     (No. 9033034)

My daughter was accepted to Macalester in ´01. We told her then that it was too liberal of a college and we didn´t want to spend our money there. That was fine with her. A better value would be the University of St. Thomas, just down the street.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/25/2012 12:07:17 PM     (No. 9033090)

To me the most consistent characterization of academics (and liberals in general) is that they are perpetual adolescents. Perpetually funded by the Bank of Mom & Dad (including the State Bank of All Mom & Dads). Given lifetime tenure to freeload and mouth off. No rules to live by (but not allowing anyone around them to break their own non-rule rules). And utterly contemptuous of Mom & Dad and all the Mom & Dads who continue to fund them. Etc.

Want to know how to break the stranglehold they have on our schools and our culture? End tenure. Close the Bank of Mom & Dad and withhold payment to the State Bank of All Moms & Dads.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/25/2012 1:13:45 PM     (No. 9033195)

Here is his profile (which includes his photo):

A boy who had aims beyond any expectations since the age of 7. 10 years later, most of the aims and dreams started to see light, i got a scholarship to study the IB Diploma in Norway for 2 years. Starting from August 2012, will be going to study on a full scholarship at Macalester college-United States, and yet more to see. My passion is politics, International relations, debating and lobbying. The word impossible does not appear in my dictionary. Proud to be Lebanese.

http://www.global-changemakers.net/members/bassemremesh/

I believe IB diploma stands for international baccalaureate.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/25/2012 1:15:14 PM     (No. 9033199)

To those who say "Lebanese - has to be a Muslim", you´d better go and look up Lebanon in Google Search.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/25/2012 1:29:00 PM     (No. 9033222)

Postscript:

A further search for this young man led to his website. He does not seem like your average college student. But right now he believes the Israelis are the aggressors in Gaza and that those who are in Gaza are all victims. Not much different than the other liberals at Macalester, I´ll wager. If you read this and come up with a different conclusion, let us know.

http://bassemelremesh.wordpress.com/

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Tulunk, 11/25/2012 1:41:52 PM     (No. 9033240)

I have a project for mark levin and other sturdy conservatives. I´m sure all these lib schools are politically correct regarding color and gender equality. How about suing lib schools who don´t maintain political balance in faculties? That would be 20 percent lib, over a third conservative, the rest Indy. Why not?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bob913, 11/25/2012 2:59:44 PM     (No. 9033323)

Liberals are always intolerant.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Tom kilbride, 11/25/2012 3:09:25 PM     (No. 9033333)

The Warroom´s Jim Quinn says if you argue with a liberal, you´re a bigot. If you win the argument, you´re a racist.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/25/2012 9:27:30 PM     (No. 9033689)

I appreciate this article. One of my kids, a straight A junior at a Catholic HS is bombarded with info from this school. I never before heard of Macalester College and knew nothing of its political leanings. Now I know and know what to do the the literature they send to us.

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