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California Journal, Part III:
‘I feel air from another planet’

National Review Online, by Jay Nordlinger

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Posted By:Judy W., 4/20/2017 3:34:37 PM

Where were we? I’ve given a talk here at the Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College. A talk about politics on campus. I think campus is often the wrong place for politics. There will be time enough for politics later. Politics should not be allowed to pervade, and poison, campus life. (Snip) I listen very carefully. And I understand each English word separately. But I don’t understand them when they are strung together, by those commenting. Frankly, even some of the individual words I don’t understand: like “positionality.” One student tells me I think the way I do because of my

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In his gentle way, Jay Nordlinger nails the toxic atmosphere at Claremont McKenna college -- same as most colleges, I think.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dr. Robert, 4/20/2017 3:50:07 PM     (No. 11228108)

Andy Rooney lives

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mickturn, 4/20/2017 3:57:27 PM     (No. 11228114)

And the planet is named Flatulence.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: schnapps, 4/20/2017 4:54:08 PM     (No. 11228187)

Uranus ?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dvc, 4/20/2017 4:59:20 PM     (No. 11228198)

I make it a point to stay away from these insane asylums. There is absolutely nothing to be gained from attempting to have a discussion with these literal lunatics.

They are almost entirely divorced from reality, living in their bizarre, make-believe world where the well-off college kids are "oppressed" and free speech is dangerous.

Perhaps we should prevent people who have been to these lunatic asylum "colleges" from moving to our state, a self defense move.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Edgelady, 4/20/2017 5:25:41 PM     (No. 11228232)

I work at one - although many students are more conservative haven´t gone into the alt-pronouns. It´s the profs that can be ... different ... At first I was very careful, especially before the vote and I continued after the vote. Now I´m letting it be known there´s conservative in the office. I shall forge head in the battle for balance!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: fayebeck, 4/20/2017 5:31:58 PM     (No. 11228237)

If I was a big shot businessman, I would close my doors rather than hire a college graduate.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 4/20/2017 6:06:11 PM     (No. 11228281)

Lest we despair of Fullerton, I would remind all sentients that it is the home of Fender Amps & Guitars (also Musicman) and straddles the northern border of Anaheim where perfectly nice people struggle to gather enough capital to move to Newport Beach.

Anaheim High School 1971 ~ Go Colonists !

...from Newport the cogniscenti then move to East Texas.....but whatever.

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