Sunday, February 20, 2011

Columbia's Shame: Heckling Disabled War Veterans

Respect is something that seems to have disappeared off the Ivy League curriculum. Well, I take that back - respect is ruthlessly enforced in regards to minorities, Muslims, and the confused (sorry, "transgendered"), but it is not a component of Ivy League protocol when it comes to conservatives, Jews, and the military.

At Columbia University:

Columbia University students heckled a war hero during a town-hall meeting on whether ROTC
should be allowed back on campus.

"Racist!" some students yelled at Anthony Maschek, a Columbia freshman and former Army staff sergeant awarded the Purple Heart after being shot 11 times in a firefight in northern Iraq in February 2008. Others hissed and booed the veteran.

Maschek, 28, had bravely stepped up to the mike Tuesday at the meeting to issue an impassioned challenge to fellow students on their perceptions of the military.

Several students laughed and jeered the Idaho native, a 10th Mountain Division infantryman who spent two years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington recovering from grievous wounds.

Maschek, who is studying economics, miraculously survived the insurgent attack in Kirkuk. In the hail of gunfire, he broke both legs and suffered wounds to his abdomen, arm and chest

Proof that he's a racist? Columbia's elite needs none. Just the fact that he wore an army uniform is all the evidence the well-educated need.

Sp that's the type of critical thinking that's being taught today at America's top universities? No wonder the Ivy League is turning every industry they dominate - Wall Street, banking, government - into shit.

More logic from the student body:

"Transpeople are part of the Columbia community," said senior Sean Udell at the meeting, referring to the military's current ban on transgender soldiers

"No Trannies, No Peace!"
must be the new chant of the new Left, and even they would admit it is kind of weak. But, as we see in Wisconsin, in Columbia it is all about the screaming and intimidation, and not at all about civil discourse and understanding. Meet the next generation of "X=Hitler" sign-carriers:

José Robledo, 30, a Columbia student who commutes to Fordham University for ROTC coursework, said he found the treatment of Maschek abhorrent.

"The anti-ROTC side has been disrespectful and loud. They hiss and they jeer," he said. "It's been to the detriment of the argument."

Jose gets it, of course, but his fellow students will likely blast him as a traitor to his race...

The privileged white speak best for the minority community...

The educational heritage of the Ivy League, once a badge of honor, is rapidly turning into a badge of shame. Give me a kid who worked his way through community college any day....


Anonymous said...

Obama went to Columbia.
Enough said?

The JerseyNut said...

Can't believe that escaped me. Thank you.

It speaks volumes.

Anonymous said...

An Old Vet..It is a good thing that our Vets fight for freedom which allows these idiots free speech. If it was up to me I would put these type of elite brats in a war zone, give them a rifle and tell them to defend that free speech that they have been given. I bet that would change their perspective quickly.