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November 12, 2015

We Are Witnessing A New Fascism Given Voice in Real Time, and the Media Doesn't Much Want to Talk About It

The idle and idolatrous raise their red-drenched hands,
loosing their stupid fury over the dummy dum-dum lands.

-- William Shakespeare, Sonnet 22, "How shall I compare thee to John Ekdahl?"

Great piece at the Havard Law Record explaining what tactics are fascist, and which are not.

All through the village of Salem, there were panics of rumors and rumors of panicks; and all whispered the same words: An army of witches had come to Salem, with the Devil the general at their head:

Scan down this Twitchy post to find the email sent to now ex-professor Dale Brigham, threatening to "YOU WILL BE EXTORTED OF YOUR F***ING CAREER," which isn't actually correct English (go figure) but which does convey their mindset, their goals-- and their victories.

Glenn Reynolds: Raise the voting age to 25. Yes.

Communications professor Mizzou Melissa Click: Milo Yiannopolis explains why she's such a star that lower-tier school Mizzou can't fire her.

Her current research projects include "50 Shades of Grey readers" and "the impact of social media in fan's relationship with Lady Gaga." Click's bibliography includes such important works of scholarship as “Bitten by Twilight: Youth culture, media, and the vampire franchise” and "The romanticization of abstinence: Fan response to sexual restraint in the Twilight series."

It goes without saying that the academy has seen fit to bestow Click with numerous awards for her contributions to mankind. She’s won the University of Missouri College of Arts & Science’s Purple Chalk Award and has been recognised by the University of Missouri Chancellor’s Committee on The Status of Women. And why not? The woman is clearly an intellectual powerhouse.

Click is paid over $55,000 per year for her valuable work. But there's more. The professor who wanted to eject journalists from the protest not only called for media coverage of the event on her Facebook page, but also chairs a committee that oversees student news publications at Missouri. If I was a student journalist, I'd just give up now.

Think Progress, a site that can just, you know, blow my dick, enthuses over calls for another professor to step down at another school over another fake racial non-incident.

Following the successful ousting of University of Missouri leadership this week, another student body is protesting racism on campus. Hundreds of Ithaca College students, faculty, and staff flooded the campus quad Wednesday afternoon to protest racial inequality on the college campus and the leadership of college president Tom Rochon.

The "walkout" demonstration was led by student activist group POC at IC, which stands for People of Color at Ithaca College.

I like that "walkout" is in quotes like it's a "term" of "art" that needs to be called out as "specialized" terminology.

The group formed in October in response to recent events viewed as racist by members of the campus community.

Wednesday's walkout follows multiple acts of student protest on the Ithaca College campus in response to a slew of racial controversies and insufficient action from college president Tom Rochon and the administration.

The tensions mounted during an alumni panel at the college's Blue Skies Reimagining Kick-Off event....

During the panel, two white male panelists repeatedly referred to alumna Tatiana Sy, a woman of color, as "the savage" after Sy described herself as having a "savage hunger" for success while attending Ithaca College.

Um, she said that herself; anyone want to bet that was all done in perfect good humor having nothing to do with race, but a simple bit of play over her self-description?

The prof who was told to "BE QUIET!! (foot stomp!)" at Yale for defending his wife's defense of free speech has now been made to apologize for his crazy wife:

Steven Miller, aka @redsteeze, critiques the alleged guerrilla art installation called "Poop Swastika" and finds it to be a daring, transgressive work, the mundane, shabby medium of poopie-pie providing an exhilerating counterpoint to the ostensible triumphalism and transcendentalism of the Nazi Myth-State. It doesn't matter that he hasn't actually seen the work in question; no one else has, either.

They did see it claimed on an anonymously-posted flyer though. So: Gold Standard, obsvy.

Here's some good news: the specimens we're up against aren't smart:

Just really embarrassingly dumb.

And Mitch Daniels just sent out this affirmation of the right to free speech, from his perch as president of Perdue. But notice the #SocialJusticeFascist questioning this very controversial document:

Batman is dead. The Joker won.

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