by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Dennis Prager explains at National Review Online why some members of the political Left have only themselves to blame for the latest spate of campus craziness.
In the last few weeks, there has been a spate of columns by writers on the left condemning the left-wing college students who riot, take over university buildings, and shout down speakers they differ with.
These condemnations, coming about 50 years too late, should not be taken seriously. …
… Here’s the problem: It is the Left that transformed universities into the moral and intellectual wastelands most now are.
It is the Left that created the moral monsters known as left-wing students who do not believe in free speech, let alone tolerance.
It is the Left that has taught generations of young Americans that America is essentially a despicable society, racist and xenophobic to its core.
It is the Left that came up with the lie that the university has been overrun by a “culture of rape.”
It is the Left that taught generations of Americans that everyone on the right is sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, racist, and bigoted.
It is the Left that is anti-intellectual, teaching students to substitute feelings for reason.
It is the Left that removed the portrait of Shakespeare hanging at the English department of the University of Pennsylvania because Shakespeare is a white male — thereby teaching college students that art is not measured by excellence or by the pursuit of truth but by race, gender, and class.
It is the Left that has transformed the Founders of the United States from great men creating the freest and most affluent society in human society into rich, white, racist males who created a racist, colonialist, imperialist, women-hating, foreigner-hating, non-white-hating society.