SJWs @ Evergreen University become a violent mob

Cyre2067

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I just saw this one on sott: SJWs lose it, becoming an angry mob threatening violence at Evergreen University

As you can see from the article, a liberal professor who had a relatively reasonable position on an issue immediately became the target of slander along with threatened with violence because he did not meet the demands of SJWs who wanted all white students to leave campus for 'A day of absence.'

Backstory: A day of absence is this tradition at Evergreen University (a VERY liberal school outside of Olympia, WA) where white people voluntarily attend anti-racism events and leave the common campus spaces for People of Color. What's new this year is that student groups are now demanding that white people leave campus for that day and Bert Weinstein, a professor, wrote a letter giving his reasons why he would not be participating.

Immediately I was reminded of Jordan Peterson's situation at University of Toronto, and now I find myself wondering how many more situations like this will we see cropping up in the near-future?

It's also incredibly ironic that these groups, who claim to speak for minorities and to fight oppression are becoming a violent force of oppression, stifling discussion, and slandering anyone who disagrees with them with epithets, basically name-calling. To me, it represents their utter lack of critical facilities or the ability to even rationally think. To them, it's all about their feelings, and if you hurt their feelings by disagreeing with their rather radical position, then you are the enemy and deserve punishment.

Rather like radical Islam or radical Christianity, anyone who does not belong to the in-group is 'other' and must be assimilated or purged. I doubt many of those involved with these groups even understand that this is what they've become.
 

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Yup. They are sowing the wind and will reap the whirlwind, as the saying goes. Lobaczewski sure nailed the process of "hysterization" of a society, and pointed out that it always end in a big, bloody tragedy.
 

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I dread to think what society will become say, 15 years after these people leave university and some of them occupy positions of power. This is definitely a new and dangerous form of madness that we have not seen in a while. It has the same 'feeling' as fanatic ideologies such as ISIS, albeit in an opposite guise.
 

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Carl said:
I dread to think what society will become say, 15 years after these people leave university and some of them occupy positions of power. This is definitely a new and dangerous form of madness that we have not seen in a while. It has the same 'feeling' as fanatic ideologies such as ISIS, albeit in an opposite guise.

I know what you mean. There was also this recently: Feminists sue university for failing to protect them from mean internet comments.

It's quite terrifying to realize that universities are educating and indoctrinating an entire generation of students to clamor for:
  • censorship (demanding that websites with differing opinions be blocked, and speakers with the wrong opinions prevented from giving speeches),
  • segregation (specifically to exclude whites from popular campus spaces and activities), and
  • the right to impose their views on others through group stalking and mob violence.
It's rather interesting, comparing this situation to Ukraine as well. I think that society is much further along in the hystericization process as far as radicalized groups are concerned. A lot of the police force and more official military structures have been either defanged by the Kiev junta in reeling in the neonazi battalions, or are otherwise infiltrated and so have compromised independence from their agenda. Either way, there has been a sharp drop in rule of law and so an increase in these ideologues getting away with whatever it is they want - whether that's permanent war with Russia and the Donbass or the tearing down of all sorts of historical monuments recording Ukraine or the USSR's defiance of the Nazis.

In terms of rule of law, the US isn't far behind this I fear. It's an open secret the DNC murdered Seth Rich, and the CIA gets away with horrendous evils throughout the entire world while illegally aiding the civil servants that support and enable their criminality. That has long since trickled down into the police departments, who have their own corruption problems and lack of ethics in their work. This in turn has sown distrust in many communities, who sometimes are more open to tolerating criminal activity if dealing with the police is deemed much more dangerous. The universities, imo, are behaving in a similar manner in allowing these "liberal" interpretations to the laws of free speech and so on to let "boys be boys" when politically hystericized members of the student body openly terrorize others.

Everywhere it is becoming easier for the garden variety psychopath to bite a chunk out of the wealth or well-being of others around them.

We have the military industrial complex, big agra/pharma, and these massive educational institutions. All of these have increasingly become parasitic, filled with self-justifying wars and weapon contracts, poisonous food/drugs/therapies, and degrees in imaginary fields. These degrees in social justice only really exist to forward a political agenda that would result in the government funding even more of these awful departments, and even creating more government appointments to expand "diversity" in all aspects of society. This sounds quite similar to how toppling a "dictatorship" creates tons of openings in the US State Department for "advising" these fledgling "democracies" on how to best use those IMF dollars to line the pockets of political donors back home. Since that $ could dry up any time, it's best to create a militarized mob that will fight tooth and nail for the right of these groups to be parasites. I've seen this done to the green movement as well. Far more money and donations and activism go into AGW, instead of biodiversity loss and habitat pollution, simply to keep the cashflow going to cap-and-trade carbon credits and alternative energy speculators like Tesla.
 

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Increasing antifa and alt-right violence is tracing the arc of Brownshirt v. Red street fighting in Berlin in 1920s. This needs to stop.

This comment on twitter struck me because its similar to powerful analogy Peterson made. Peterson compares the rhetoric against white males to Bolshevik success with regard to property owners. same time period historical analogy.

And this is pretty interesting to read about.
_http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/how-the-nazis-succeeded-in-taking-power-in-red-berlin-a-866793.html
 

angelburst29

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Students at Evergreen State College are furious that a video documenting their anarchic behavior has been made public, The College Fix reports.

Students Furious Over Release Of Video Depicting Them Going Berserk At College (Video)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/29/students-furious-over-release-of-video-depicting-them-going-berserk-at-college/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO1agIlLlhg (7:14 min.)

The footage shows students going berserk, swearing like your mother never heard and screaming about “racist white teachers,” “white-assed administrators,” and the obligatory “black power” slogans during what was supposed to be a “meeting” between the malcontent students, college president George Bridges and other college administrators.

Activists are not pleased that the embarrassing video can now be seen by the world on the internet, and they they are demanding that the “stolen” document be “taken down” by this Friday.

We demand that the video created for Day of Absence and Day of Presence that was stolen by white supremacists and edited to expose and ridicule the students and staff be taken down by the administration by this Friday.”

The students then outline just how they expect the university to proceed to find the guilty culprits. Claiming to have been in touch with “the Attorney General’s office,” the students suggest that the university “commit to launching an extensive forensic investigation” to discover just who “stole” the video, and, if a suspect is found, to ask that criminal charges be brought against the suspect “in consultation with the Attorney General.”

The video contains many memorable moments of the students’ interacting with their school administrators. They shout “-flick- you, and -flick- the police” repeatedly while maintaining that “whiteness is the most violent -flickin-’ system to ever breathe!” Attempting a philosophical bridge, the students say they are “tired of white people talking about what black and brown people need” before getting to their real point: “-flick- you George [Bridges]; we don’t wanna listen to a goddamn thing you have to say! No, you shut the -flick- up.”

The students then attempt a history lesson of sorts, telling the college officials, “We built these cities, we had civilization way before you ever had…coming out of your caves.”

The students even instruct Bridges that he should not attempt to speak with his hands in the air, and one student demonstrates how it’s done.

Professor Bret Weinstein, who had already experienced the students’ antics in his classroom, recently told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that the latest student uprising was “far crazier” than what had come before.


Illegal immigrants at Columbia University are demanding free health coverage along with mandatory “sensitivity training” for professors and staff.

Illegals demand subsidized healthcare, housing from Columbia
http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=9236

“We refuse to amend or change any of these demands,” the group UndoCU began their 13-point list. “We expect the university to act,” they said, lamenting Columbia’s “lack of intrinsic interest in its [illegal] students.

One of the more audacious demands calls for “full reimbursement of the health insurance fees,” complaining that the university’s International Students and Scholars Office only refunds “portions of these fees.”

Columbia requires all students to be covered by health care while enrolled, which costs roughly $3,000 per year in addition to co-pays and deductibles.

UndoCU also demands “specialized fundraising for undocumented students,” in order to create “undocumented student[-]specific scholarships and grants” for illegal immigrant students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

“Need[-]based funding must be available for undocumented students at all Columbia University and affiliate schools,” the ultimatum continues, referring to affiliates such as Barnard College and Union Theological Seminary.

Upset at the use of the term “illegal,” the group also demands “sensitivity training” for professors and staff at Columbia, as well as an ombudsman “who understands the psychological, financial, administrative, and all other dimensions” of the illegal immigrant experience.

“Much like sexual health training, it is imperative that immigration subjects be treated with the proper language and information,” the document insists. “It is unacceptable for students to be called ‘illegal’ in their own classrooms or for professors to tell us to ‘get legal.’”

The group also wants illegal immigrant students to be designated as domestic students, saying their current status as international students could expose their personal information to the Department of Homeland Security, and making a special point of demanding reimbursement for the $70 international student fees they have already paid.

The students also want Columbia to provide them with guaranteed summer housing, which they imply should be at least partially subsidized, along with hiring “counselors trained in trauma” and career advisors trained to help illegal immigrant students.

While they accuse the administration of “inaction” in the face of “national and federal forces,” Columbia has in fact taken numerous step to support illegal immigrant students.

The school devotes an entire page on its website to listing the resources it offers for such students, noting that it has designated a liaison between undocumented students and the administration, arranged pro-bono legal representation, and even provides support from Counseling and Psychological Services.

UndoCU, otherwise known as the Undocumented Students Initiative, was created just prior to Donald Trump’s election, which the group’s supporters did not take well, flooding the page with hyperbolic lamentations on election night and immediately after.

UndoCU did not respond to a request for comment from Campus Reform, and a spokesperson for Columbia declined to speak on the record.
 

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Looks like Bret Weinstein goes in-depth on the reasons for the Evergreen meltdown on Joe Rogan's podcast. The show begins

Joe: For people who don't know what's going on, let's lay it out...essentially you were being asked to step away from your college for a day?

Bret: Well, this goes back farther than that...


https://youtu.be/xq4Y87idawk

Sitting at about 2 and a half hours, it covers many of the 'postmodern' aspects of the controversy, as well as the issues that are specifically Evergreen. I've been listening to it 'in the background' while working, but here are several of the points I've picked up on for those who don't have the time:

In the first hour Weinstein discusses why the campus police were told to stand down, the background of the campus, and his hypothesis about who has been agitating for 'reversing the patriarchy' at the University (a subset of black students at the college who essentially want to 'reverse the roles' with the 'white patriarchy'). He notes their success at lowering the bar for racism so low that anyone can trip over it but then, once someone has, the bar is raised back up so that they become guilty in of racism in the fullest way possible, like they are Hitler incarnate. With this we see how easy it has been to target Trump as being 'literally Hitler'.

He also discusses the fact that protesters essentially held the college hostage, ordered the president to stop making certain hand gestures because they were 'microaggressions', and were given free reign to drive around campus tracking people down, looking to potentially hold him hostage. Although he's certainly no Jordan Peterson the most frustrating part of his presence, he says, has been the fact that he is more 'one of them' (a 'liberal') than they are. His students have been threatened and attacked for standing up for him, and though many of his colleagues agree with him no one has been brave enough to take a public stand.

In the second hour Weinstein goes a little deeper into his own understanding of the 'system', why it has been impossible to change, and how Trump 'may actually be frustrating it and so it's trying to find a way to get rid of him'. His 'Progressive' side comes out in his belief that cryptocurrencies and humane activists will be capable of 'changing the world'. :rolleyes:

Still, he makes some interesting comments on human programming, using the analogy of the 'drowning reflex' and how, when drowning, a person automatically attempts to grab onto anything and push it down in order to save one's self. In the process we can automatically drown our closest loved one, without even knowing it.

About halfway through the second hour (1:30:00) Joe brings the discussion back to Evergreen, and whether or not he can ever teach again, or even go to the supermarket. Weinstein is unsure, but maintains that he will continue to challenge this postmodern nonsense on his campus, and hopes that the president will step down in order to find some sort of solution to the crisis. But clearly, as the faculty email below reveals, the faculty has made the number one mistake of 'normalizing' the pathology of the students, and have come out and 'honored the institutional change' of the protesters, even going so far as demanding punishment of Weinstein for ''[endangering] faculty, staff, and students, making them targets of white supremacist backlash by promulgating misinformation in public emails, on national television, in news outlets, and on social media.'

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The entire email can be viewed here.

In one of Peter Dale Scott's books from the mid-70s (I believe) he writes that America's only hope is in higher education shining the truth onto the crimes of the US Deep State. But if this is how all of 'higher education' views pathology then, in the most basic way, higher education has utterly failed in every way.
 

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Postmodernism strikes again.

Now that I've come to understand this type of "philosophy" through listening to Jordan Peterson I'm actually beginning to notice it more and more even among middle school students, as young as 13 and 14, while substitute teaching. Many of them already seem to have this mentality that "all opinions are equal" and "my truth is as valid as your truth" - that everything is subjective and if someone doesn't agree with you then you can agree to disagree and leave it at that, but to debate their point of view is like an insult. Perhaps it's because they're so young and don't understand yet, but it seems like the seeds of postmodern thought are sown early, especially with their access to the internet. I've tried to explain to some of them that sure, all opinions matter in that they deserve to be heard, but by no means are they all equal - some carry more weight when backed up by more information, and some aren't opinions at all but incontrovertible fact. And that in being heard an opinion is being respected, but it is not exempt from scrutiny and even refutation, which is not equivalent of disrespect. That is the very meaning of free speech, to be heard and to be proven wrong by expressing an opinion, which is how we learn and grow. These college students fall into the extreme of that mentality to the point where they view any attempt to deconstruct and question their point of view as an act of oppression, of stifling their voices and disrespect, shutting down discourse entirely and therefore erecting a brick wall of impenetrable ideology that simply cannot be argued with or it's "oppression". It's black and white thinking - there are no gray areas to them.
 

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PhoenixToEmber said:
Postmodernism strikes again.

Now that I've come to understand this type of "philosophy" through listening to Jordan Peterson I'm actually beginning to notice it more and more even among middle school students, as young as 13 and 14, while substitute teaching. Many of them already seem to have this mentality that "all opinions are equal" and "my truth is as valid as your truth" - that everything is subjective and if someone doesn't agree with you then you can agree to disagree and leave it at that, but to debate their point of view is like an insult. Perhaps it's because they're so young and don't understand yet, but it seems like the seeds of postmodern thought are sown early, especially with their access to the internet. I've tried to explain to some of them that sure, all opinions matter in that they deserve to be heard, but by no means are they all equal - some carry more weight when backed up by more information, and some aren't opinions at all but incontrovertible fact. And that in being heard an opinion is being respected, but it is not exempt from scrutiny and even refutation, which is not equivalent of disrespect. That is the very meaning of free speech, to be heard and to be proven wrong by expressing an opinion, which is how we learn and grow. These college students fall into the extreme of that mentality to the point where they view any attempt to deconstruct and question their point of view as an act of oppression, of stifling their voices and disrespect, shutting down discourse entirely and therefore erecting a brick wall of impenetrable ideology that simply cannot be argued with or it's "oppression". It's black and white thinking - there are no gray areas to them.

Hi PhoenixToEmber,

How well were your words received by the middle school students? I hope you were able to get through to them a little.
 

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I watched almost the entire video of the meeting with the faculty and SJW students, and it was really pathetic to watch. Those students are so unhinged. The idea that having all white faculty and students leave the campus is showing solidarity against white supremacy is retarded. And then to see the University Principal or Dean, George Bridges acquiesce to all their demands, eventually at the meeting where the students even took offense to him holding his hand a certain way and then proceeded to train him to keep his hands down by his side because it conveyed a 'microaggression' (and for him to go along with that) and on top of that to write that very weak letter, sets a terrible precedent at that university. I couldn't help but think about how Jordan Peterson would have handled a situation like that.
 

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Rhiannon said:
PhoenixToEmber said:
Postmodernism strikes again.

Now that I've come to understand this type of "philosophy" through listening to Jordan Peterson I'm actually beginning to notice it more and more even among middle school students, as young as 13 and 14, while substitute teaching. Many of them already seem to have this mentality that "all opinions are equal" and "my truth is as valid as your truth" - that everything is subjective and if someone doesn't agree with you then you can agree to disagree and leave it at that, but to debate their point of view is like an insult. Perhaps it's because they're so young and don't understand yet, but it seems like the seeds of postmodern thought are sown early, especially with their access to the internet. I've tried to explain to some of them that sure, all opinions matter in that they deserve to be heard, but by no means are they all equal - some carry more weight when backed up by more information, and some aren't opinions at all but incontrovertible fact. And that in being heard an opinion is being respected, but it is not exempt from scrutiny and even refutation, which is not equivalent of disrespect. That is the very meaning of free speech, to be heard and to be proven wrong by expressing an opinion, which is how we learn and grow. These college students fall into the extreme of that mentality to the point where they view any attempt to deconstruct and question their point of view as an act of oppression, of stifling their voices and disrespect, shutting down discourse entirely and therefore erecting a brick wall of impenetrable ideology that simply cannot be argued with or it's "oppression". It's black and white thinking - there are no gray areas to them.

Hi PhoenixToEmber,

How well were your words received by the middle school students? I hope you were able to get through to them a little.

Me too! Not everyone's opinions are equal with respect to their resemblance to reality, but they can be equal in terms of deserving a fair hearing. If we can't settle disputes through speech and deliberation, then the only real recourse we have is emotional pressure and physical intimidation (and we've seen historically what is down those roads).

The scary thing about the postmodern language use by these students and their ideologue teachers is that it is language specifically designed to SHUT DOWN discussion and arguments. They changed the definition of racism so it's no longer racist for a mob of black students to intimidate whites into staying away from campus (where they paid tuition and thus have every right to access the facilities and the classes afforded them). They changed the definition of white supremacy to mean any position that does not intrinsically increase the power and privilege of non-whites; white supremacy is actually just viewpoints that maintain the power and privilege of whites in intent and in principle. Effectively any rebuke of the goal of equity (or equality of outcome) is seen as white supremacy, racism, etc. The goal of this pernicious use of language is to cloak in plain sight acts of racism by designated "oppressed groups", as a means to acquire power through illegitimate and immoral means (such as mob and paramilitary intimidation).

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I watched almost the entire video of the meeting with the faculty and SJW students, and it was really pathetic to watch. Those students are so unhinged. The idea that having all white faculty and students leave the campus is showing solidarity against white supremacy is retarded. And then to see the University Principal or Dean, George Bridges acquiesce to all their demands, eventually at the meeting where the students even took offense to him holding his hand a certain way and then proceeded to train him to keep his hands down by his side because it conveyed a 'microaggression' (and for him to go along with that) and on top of that to write that very weak letter, sets a terrible precedent at that university. I couldn't help but think about how Jordan Peterson would have handled a situation like that.

They speak to the teacher as if THEY are the authority figures, not vice versa. The teachers going along with this event are IMO doing a lot of damage not only to themselves, but to the students and the institution of teaching itself. Students are there to learn, not to teach. Since the students themselves picked up these ideas from the post-modern departments, this really just amounts to an intra-faculty coup so these pathological departments with fake degrees can infect other disciplines and genres not yet tainted by them. The comparison of the student riots in the USA to those of the Maoists in the Cultural Revolution in China are not without warrant.

I feel this quote from Plato's Republic sums it up nicely. This seems to be a recurrent phenomena historically:

[quote author=Plato's The Republic]"When, methinks, a democratic city thirsty for freedom happens to fall under the leadership of bad cupbearers and becomes intoxicated for having drunk far more of it unmixed than is reasonable, if its rulers are not wholly mild and don't grant it a lot of freedom, it chastises those deemed responsible, as stained and oligarchic."
{snip}

"And those... obedient to the leaders it bespatters with mud as willing slaves and nil beings, while it praises and honors leaders who are led and led, who lead all the same in private as well as public matters. Isn't it necessary in such a city that to all come the thirst for freedom?" (i.e. they want people in charge who can be cowed and manipulated)
{snip}

"And that it pervades," said I, "the privacy of homes and that in the end anarchy get implanted even into beasts?"

"How, said he, do you mean that?"

"In that, I said, the father accustoms himself to become like his child and fears his sons, while the son likens himself to his father, and feels neither shame nor fear in front of his parents, so he may be free...."

"It indeed so happens, he said. "

"To these, said I, such trifles do add up: the teacher, in such a case, fears his pupils and fawns upon them, while pupils have in low esteem their teachers as well as their overseers; and, overall, the young copy the elders and contend hotly with them in words and in deeds, while the elders, lowering themselves to the level of the young, sate themselves with pleasantries and wit, mimicking the young in order not to look unpleasant and despotic."
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"For sure!" I replied, "and that's how I speak. How indeed the beasts subject to men are much freer here than elsewhere, that is unbelievable to whom hasn't experienced it. For really animals... keep bumping in the streets into passers-by when they don't step aside ; and everything thus becomes stuffed with freedom."
{snip}

"And indeed, the sum total, said I, of all these added up, as you may conceive, is that they make the soul of the citizens so soft that, in the presence of the slightest suggestion of servitude, they feel irritated and can't stand it. And in the end, you know that they no longer care for laws, written or unwritten, so as no longer to have anywhere any master."
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Well, then, this, said I, my dear, is the principle so beautiful and vigorous from which tyranny grows, in my opinion. [/quote]

Edit: I heard this quote before, but I copied it from this website: _http://plato-dialogues.org/faq/faq003.htm. Therein, the author brings an introductory note: Several people have asked me the exact reference of a quotation often ascribed to Socrates and circulating in educational institutions under a more or less loose form, on the evils of children no longer respecting their parents and teachers and of the excess of freedom. This was copywritten in 1999. I wonder how these teachers would construe the behavior of the Evergreen students and the Evergreen faculty in 2017?
 

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Looks like Professor Weinstein has filed a nearly $4 million lawsuit against Evergreen. I sure hope he wins, for all the damage done to him and the school by these feral lefties and the college's shameful response:

Among the many student-led inquisitions that have swept America's college campuses recently, this one from Evergreen State College stands out as especially egregious and ridiculous. The standard elements of these now-typical incidents were all there: outrage over microaggressions, demands for safe spaces, and some students behaving like cartoonish caricatures of social justice activists.

Now Bret Weinstein, the professor at the center of this episode, is filing a $3.8 million tort claim against the school on behalf his wife and himself, saying in part that The Evergreen State College (TESC) "consistently has failed to set and enforce necessary boundaries in the workplace on campus, selectively has chosen not to enforce its student Code of Conduct, and sent the unmistakable message that the school will tolerate (and even endorse) egregious violations (and even crimes) purportedly to advance racial social goals, diminishing the collegiate experience for all, and fostering a racially hostile and retaliatory work environment for faculty and staff."

If that sounds overblown or exaggerated, it's worth remembering that the local police chief told Weinstein to leave campus because it was not safe for him to remain there. The video evidence of the student mob speaks for itself.

Good for him!

Source: http://reason.com/blog/2017/08/02/professor-bret-weinstein-files-38-millio
 

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Hesper said:
Looks like Professor Weinstein has filed a nearly $4 million lawsuit against Evergreen. I sure hope he wins, for all the damage done to him and the school by these feral lefties and the college's shameful response:

Around the same time that this Evergreen State College fiasco was going on, another College or University was beginning to experience the same unruly behavior from a group of students. Off hand, I can't remember the name of the College or University but the Administration gathered the names and obtained video footage of the students behavior and expelled them. After that article, I haven't come across any other news, of the expelled students.

Shockingly, world famous Evergreen State College is having trouble getting out of state students to enroll at their college.

Evergreen State College Announces Layoffs Due to Drop in Enrollment Aug. 31, 2017
_http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=57265

From The College Fix:

Administrators at The Evergreen State College have announced that the embattled school faces a massive $2.1 million budget shortfall due in part to a drop in enrollment, and the institution has already handed out some temporary layoff notices as officials grapple with balancing the books.

In an Aug. 28 memo to the campus community titled "Enrollment and Budget Update," officials report that fall 2017-18 registration is down about 5 percent, from 3,922 students to 3,713. But the problem is nearly all of the students they lost are nonresidents, who traditionally pay a much higher tuition to attend, officials explained in the memo, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix.

Combined with a shortfall in funding from state coffers to shoulder a mandatory cost-of-living salary increase and a rise in the general cost of operations, and the school must find a way to resolve a $2.1 million shortfall for the fiscal year that began July 1, according to the memo.

"This creates the need for significant budget cuts in the immediate future," the memo states, adding that the university late last month already handed out temporary layoff notices to 17 facilities staff members.

"Some notices were rescinded as we try to use scarce local dollars to keep people employed," the memo states. "… However, if the capital budget crisis at the state level continues indefinitely, layoffs will become impossible to avoid."

"… In a college where 89 percent of the operating budget is in salaries and benefits, it is impossible to reduce the budget by substantial amounts without giving up positions. In anticipation of this, we will soon be announcing a hiring freeze."


Public school teachers are behind a leading far-left militant group that is part of the Antifa network that federal officials say is committing “domestic terrorist violence.”

Public School Teachers Behind Violent Antifa Group
_http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/01/public-school-teachers-behind-violent-antifa-group/

By Any Means Necessary, which has played a key role in riots in Berkeley, Sacramento and elsewhere, has dozens of public school teachers among its members, including among its most prominent leaders.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security began paying closer attention to Antifa groups in general after BAMN and other extremists started a riot and attacked marchers at a white nationalist rally in Sacramento last July, Politico reported on Friday. The Sacramento violence left at least 10 people hospitalized, several of whom had knife wounds.

One of BAMN’s most prominent organizers is Yvette Felarca, a Berkeley middle school teacher and pro-violence militant. Felarca currently faces charges of inciting a riot for her role in the Sacramento violence. (Article continues.)
 

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Looks like Professor Weinstein has filed a nearly $4 million lawsuit against Evergreen. I sure hope he wins, for all the damage done to him and the school by these feral lefties and the college's shameful response:

So it looks like Weinstein and his wife won the lawsuit. Good for them! The two of them have also since published a concise summary of the entire ordeal, available on SOTT here:

Bonfire of the academies: Former Evergreen State College professors on how leftist intolerance is killing higher education

The entire article reads like it could have been in Political Ponerology. It's a must-read in my opinion, to see how much this resembled Lobaczewski's early experiences. Here is a great summary of the main points:

In 2015, Evergreen hired a new president. Trained as a sociologist, George Bridges did two things upon arrival. First, he hired an old friend to talk one-on-one to members of our community - faculty, staff, and students. We talked about our values and our visions for the college. But the benefit of hindsight suggests that he was looking for something else. He was mapping us, assessing our differences, our blind spots, and the social tensions that ran beneath the surface. Second, Bridges fired the provost, Michael Zimmerman. The provost, usually synonymous with the vice president for academics, is the chief academic officer at an institution of higher education. Zimmerman would have disapproved of what Bridges had in mind and would have had some power to stop it. But he was replaced by a timid (though well-liked) insider who became a pawn due to his compromised interim status and his desire not to make waves.

Having mapped the faculty and fired the provost, Bridges began reworking the college in earnest. Surprise announcements became the norm as opportunities for discussion dwindled.

The president took aim at what made Evergreen unique, such as full-time programs. He fattened the administration, creating expensive vice president positions at an unprecedented rate, while budgets tightened elsewhere due to drops in student enrollment and disappearing state dollars. He went after Evergreen's unparalleled faculty autonomy, which was essential to the unique teaching done by the best professors.

All of this should have been alarming to a faculty in which professors have traditionally viewed administrative interference in academic matters with great suspicion. But Bridges was strategic and forged an alliance with factions known to be obsessed with race. He draped the "equity" banner around everything he did.

So here we have a prime agitator, creating the conditions in which negative selection would occur in the university. Skilled people with a normal worldview were removed. Spellbinders and other pathological types would begin rising to the top while he began forming a coalition with radical leftists with their own 'postmodern' discourse that would spellbind the children and cloak its actions from the 'normal' population.

When asked what the underlying plan behind this was, during a Youtube interview with Joe Rogan, Bret Weinstein said that the world needs to avoid getting lost in all of this liberal nonsense and see it for what it really is - pathological individuals wielding 'weaponized stigma' in order to gain power. He points out that, over a year, he watched spellbinders brainwash fellow professors and the administration while they just went along with it, terrified of being called a 'racist'.

This 'social justice' desire for a utopia, using stigma to shock people and gain power, fits in perfectly with what Lobaczewski wrote about ponerogenic associations:

They also learn how their personalities can have traumatizing effects on the personalities of those normal people, and how to take advantage of this root of terror for purposes of reaching their goals.

This dichotomy of worlds is permanent and does not disappear even if they succeed in realizing their dreams of gaining power over the society of normal people. This proves that the separation is biologically conditioned.

In such people a dream emerges like some youthful Utopia of a “happy” world and a social system which would not reject them or force them to submit to laws and customs whose meaning is incomprehensible to them. They dream of a world in which their simple and radical way of experiencing and perceiving reality [i.e. lying, cheating, destroying, using others, etc] would dominate, where they would, of course, be assured safety and prosperity. Those “others” - different, but also more technically skillful - should be put to work to achieve this goal. “We,” after all, will create a new government, one of justice [for psychopaths]. They are prepared to fight and suffer for the sake of such a brave new world, and also of course, to inflict suffering upon others. Such a vision justifies killing people whose suffering does not move them to compassion because “they” are not quite conspecific.

We're approaching a world where a man can be called a rapist for refusing to get consent written down on paper, potentially losing his job, and where anyone can be called a racist 'new Hitler' and be fired. In the interview Bret Weinstein makes it clear that his goal has been to survive these accusations, and to show the world that it is possible to survive. Good for him.
 
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