Monday, September 28, 2015

Basketball player blames the wrong people

Basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lou Alcindor) writes in Time mag:
Yet there seems to be a growing belief among college students, and some fearful parents, that being exposed to anything that challenges the comfort zone of beliefs might infringe on their rights. Teachers are free to explain facts, like how the intestinal tract works, but not to offer ideas that might be unpopular, provocative or disturbing. ...

That means this is a war on reason. And the generals leading the attack are mostly conservative politicians and pundits
No, our universities are dominated by leftists and calls for censorship come almost entirely from the Left, not conservatives.

It is the Left that is always talking about microaggressions, safe spaces, trigger warnings, racial sensitivity, Islamophobia, sexist or cis-gendered language, etc. University leftists prequently advocate censorship in the name of showing intolerance for intolerance.
Were he alive today, would Buckley say that after reading a 2014 poll by Alex Theodoridis of the University of California, Merced, in which 54% of Republicans polled think President Obama is a Muslim “deep down” (10% of Democrats and 25% of Independents agreed)? Yet Obama has always been publicly affiliated with Christianity and there is not one fact to suggest he’s Muslim.
He would probably say that Obama has done a lousy job of communicating his beliefs.

There are dozens of facts that suggest Obama is Muslim. Many are listed here. As far as I know, he has never publicly rejected the Islam of his upbringing. I normally accept what someone says about his religious beliefs, but it is not hard to see why many people find his story unconvincing.

Some of the clues are small, such as Obama praising an African Moslem boy (from an immigrant family) who brought a hoax bomb to his Texas school. Now the kid is meeting the Prime Minister of Turkey. It is hard to see why Obama would do this, unless he was trying to make a pro-black-Moslem and anti-white-Christian statement.

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