A professor of Indo-Tibetan studies at Columbia University in New York City, Robert A. Thurman, is hopping mad that Republicans are refusing to raise taxes. Last Tuesday, he decided to make a video about it. In the conspiracy-minded video, Thurman equates Grover Norquist’s no-tax pledge with the oath of office. He then charges that members of Congress who have promised not to support tax increases have a conflict of interest that prevents them from serving as elected officials. The oath of office that all members of Congress take, Thurman notes, states that officeholders will do their jobs
Comments: He obviously has gotten the parties confused that are seditious and treasonous. Isn´t it wonderful we have individuals like him in our universities who teach such tolerance. s/o
Not much credibility .... start off with a Columbia professor and go from there. I wonder if he even knows what seditious and treasonous mean cause he needs to look at the president and his treasonous party.
He is a liberal academian which means he doesn’t have to function in the real world just in his little bubble of possibilities. Why would anyone care what a cloistered eunuch with limited skills and intelligence have to say, he teaches only because he does not have the ability to function outside academia. With a degree in Indo-Tibetan the only work he would qualify for in the real world would involve asking if you want fries with your order.
Indo-Tibetan studies??? I guess that prepares someone to be an Occupy Wall-Streeter and sit around complaining that they can´t find a job to pay their $100k student loan for going to Columbia. Why doesn´t he just move to Tibet and live there under Chinese rule, since it´s obviously such a focal point of his life.
I think his plan is, first be block captain then his brilliance will put him in a position with the ruling cabal where he can determine exactly who qualifies as having enough ´patriotism´ in the New America. These are the kind of insane, angry, zealots who show up every time a draconian dictator pops up. Nice job on the curious intellectual front, Columbia.
#8, hang in there. They´ve run for two election cycles on W, straw men, and skin pigmentation. I believe that one day Democraps will feel shame at the mention of the name "Barack Milhouse O´Dearleader"... Tbc
His translation of the Bardo Thosgrol offers no advantages over the classic by Lama Dawa-Samdup and W.Y. Evans-Wentz. Moderns can (and should) giggle at Evans-Wentz´s theosophy, but they could be led astray by Thurman´s unique translations. I very much distrust unique translations!
We should feel sorry for Professor Thurman. He is too stupid to understand that Socialism genocided Tibet. Bless his heart.
I am ever more convinced that the Fifteenth Dalai Lama will be an American Objectivist.
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