On the campuses of America, fascism lives, although these modern fascists lack the sartorial brilliance of Benito’s mobs.
It started with a swastika applied to a bathroom wall at the University of Missouri, and today our black brethren and their leftist white allies control more than three-dozen college campuses, disrupting student life with a very long list of demands. I happen to be a betting man, and if I had to wager on this one, it would be 2-1 that the painter was a provocateur. As well as a winner, because he got his wish: Both the president of the university and its chairman resigned after a few football players threatened not to play and extend their losing streak. Lesson No. 1: Paint a swastika or write the N-word, and the nation’s media, starting with the New York Times, will genuflect and carry your message far and wide.
Missouri’s student-body president, Peyton Head, is a gay black man from Chicago. If bigotry is prevalent, how did he get elected by a student body that is 77 percent white and overwhelmingly heterosexual? Don’t bother trying to figure it out—most protests have Barack Obama’s blessings. He’s encouraging and bankrolling a nonstop riot against invented slights and insults. (Organizing for Action is a well-funded group that mobilizes college protesters.) The media are having a field day, pointing fingers at racist killer cops, as permanent protesters call them, but when a pregnant white woman, wife of a minister, was murdered in Indiana by two black thugs, none of the major networks reported it. Nor did the New York Times.
As everyone knows, chronic social irritation can do lasting damage to the fabric of a nation. By falsely and constantly accusing people of racism, homophobia, and Islamophobia, the agitators have created hatreds that weren’t there previously. The mayor of New York, a real know-nothing by the name of De Blasio, suggested names such as Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Calhoun should be removed from public buildings and bridges, and definitely from places of higher education.
Protest as a way of life sounds weird, unless, of course, one is a Palestinian whose home on the West Bank was mowed down by Israeli force of arms. Fifty years under occupation does concentrate the mind and hardens one’s resolve. If I were a Palestinian living under Israeli rule, I certainly would be a protester. But are American protesters living under an occupation? Looking at the news or reading the newspapers a visiting Martian would certainly think so. But it is the thickening of thought, the coarsening of argument, and the deterioration of language of American protesters that I find so depressing. At Columbia University a student wearing a T-shirt with the words “Kill White Supremacy” chanted “I love black people who steal” and “I love black criminals.”
I never thought that this would happen in America of all places, but freedom of speech no longer exists in American universities. Oh, I almost forgot, Woodrow Wilson is about to lose his building at Princeton, as black students are demanding, and the Princeton president—surprise, surprise—is about to fold. Yale, Cornell, you name them—black and other student activists will shut them down unless they get their way. What do these so-called student activists really want? That’s an easy one. At the University of Missouri protests began in earnest when the university announced it would stop paying for health insurance for graduate teaching assistants. It was all about the money.
When a gang of “students” rampaged through the Dartmouth library shouting expletives and antiwhite insults, the authorities of the school apologized to the gang. The excuse was that a conservative world out there is not very nice. One girl who was busy studying was pinned to the wall by the black raiders and called a “filthy white bitch.” Nice.
So what is to be done? Once upon a time, when America was a mostly white country of 140 million, these outrages would never have been tolerated for a minute. But America no longer is a mostly white country. It is a brown nation of 300 million who resent those of a European background and hate those who have made it to the top. The media encourage the resentment and certainly feed the hate for those who are successful. Our only chance is social media and cohesion. Let’s all of us never buy or ever quote the New York Times or the three networks. If The New Yorker arrives as a free subscription, return it and threaten to sue. Side with the police, and vote for Donald Trump.