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The angry face of the Brown U. shout down

The angry face of the Brown U. shout down

Jenny Li is a Brown University student, a fellow at the People for the American Way Foundation, helps run Brown Asian Sisters Empowered, and is an environmental activist who is Executive Director of the Brown emPower environmental group:

Jenny Li emPower Brown

She’s also someone who was proud to shut down the Ray Kelly lecture at Brown:

So we drafted a petition last Thursday and as of today [October 29, 2013] there are over 500 signatures. We delivered it to the Taubman Center [at Brown] and they didn’t respond to our demand to cancel the lecture, so today we cancelled it for them.

And she’s a very angry person (at 2:40):

Li was not alone, of course. 

There were many angry faces who, if given the power, would shut down a lot more speech than that of Ray Kelly.


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I wonder if any of these young people have ever heard of or read the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights or the Federalist Papers.

I wonder if they understand the idea of the university.

I wonder if they know what is meant by reasoned debate and discourse.

Somehow, I get the idea that they don’t. If these young people are the face of the future, get your hammer and sickle ready, folks.

I wonder if Jenny’s people are of the Chinese ethnic minority of Vietnam who fled here from people very like Jenny, at the risk of their lives.

Remember how libs fussed over the Bush free speech zones? Interesting read at Wiki about them; apparently the FSZs were around long before Bush, the first ‘protest zone’ was established during the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta.

Perhaps Brown U ought to have established a ‘free speech zone’ for the Ray Kelly event and enforced it. Especially since it appears that FSZs are a Democrat invention.

Jenny and her kind of “angry intellectual” are the ones who do really great against civil, unarmed people. Sadly they forgot to take our guns first and many of us are tired of being civil towards unintellectual rabble.

Better think all the way through that “revolution” before you start it, Jenny. We’ve defended this country from without and can do it from within too.

9thDistrictNeighbor | October 31, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Okay, sister. Take your vitriol to the PRC and I absolutely dare you to spew like that when government authorities drag away one of your Asian Sisters for a forced abortion. Nice cushy priorities you’ve got.


The loving, tolerant left.

People like this, with this mindset, would happily load us onto trains headed to “re-education” camps. They would do so, utterly convinced they were doing the right thing for society.

    Radegunda in reply to Yujin. | October 31, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    That’s what the Weather Underground was planning, and their spiritual heirs are now running the country.

Ho-Lee-Fuk Sum-Ting-Wong

It would be interesting to see how long Ms. Li kept up her tirade against police officers were she to suddenly have to live in a world without them.

Brown Asian Sisters Empowered

Doesn’t that discriminate against Asians with Light or even White skin tones? Not to mention the Brothers, Brown, White, and Other.

Anyway, stop obsessing over skin color and other incidental features. Only distinguish between brothers and sisters in a relevant context, which, despite popular deceptions, is surprisingly narrow. Why so selective, Brown Asian Sisters?

    Michiguy in reply to n.n. | October 31, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    I assume you’re making a sarcastic point about “Brown” and skin tones, but my first thought really was that BASE was for brown-skinned Asian womyn only. Such batshit-crazy obsession about markers such as skin tone these days is a marker of leftist social justice types rather than evil knuckle-dragging, bitterly clinging white male racist Hatey McHaters. Ironic, innit?

    Hmmm. Perhaps Brown Asian Sisters Empowered might be better described by

In my university days I had the pleasure of meeting many like Jenny Li, vociferously self righteous, and completely oblivious to their kinship with the Red Guards.

“…they didn’t respond to our demand to cancel the lecture, so today we cancelled it for them….”

Somewhat like a rapist claiming that when he wasn’t given what he demanded, he also just “…cancelled it for them….”.

Welcome to the cultural revolution.

    joscefi in reply to joscefi. | October 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Edit to add;

    Posting a reference to the cultural revolution, prompted me to do a quick search;
    “…An ageing former Red Guard from Shandong province placed an apparently unprecedented magazine ad to apologise to his victims.

    The latest edition of the liberal monthly Yanhuang Chunqiu published the ad and two related letters to the editor from Liu Boqin last week, prompting a wide discussion online.

    “I was naive, easily bamboozled, and never distinguished good from bad,” Liu confessed in a letter.

    Liu said he beat teachers, spat on them, and terrorised some families. …”

“if given the power”

Was wondering about the above. “Back to the Future”..

Tiananmen Square in 1989, would this Li character be the one standing in front of that tank OR the tank commander?

    Rich Rostrom in reply to JP. | October 31, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Neither. Remember, the tank stopped. In some ways, that was an important moment. It showed that the Chinese regime was developing a conscience. Eventually, they went ahead – but they did stop first.

    Ms. Lin would not have stopped.

      Michiguy in reply to Rich Rostrom. | October 31, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      the tank stopped […] It showed that the Chinese regime was developing a conscience
      I doubt that. It was probably a local decision by either the tank driver or tank commander. If the decision came from higher up, have no doubt that not running over* “Tank Man” was over concern about how it would look bad on international news, not about Tank Man’s welfare. Don’t even think that the regime has any sort of conscience.

      *Would have been a case of “Driver’s engagement.” Tankers train for the usual situation where the gunner aims and fires the main gun (Gunner’s engagement) and situations where the tank commander controls the gun (Commander’s engagement). Driver’s engagement is the facetious term for where the tank is used to run over enemy personnel.

        thubar2000 in reply to Michiguy. | November 2, 2013 at 7:27 pm

        Technically, Rostum is correct in that the tank driver shown on the news did stop in front of that particular protestor. In the same vein, the people who claim that there wasn’t a slaughter in Tianamen were correct.

        However, that hair-splitting is cold comfort in the light of the violent crackdown happened in the streets around the square later at night. There was testimony from a fellow who got claimed that his legs were cut off by a tread vehicle during the crackdown.

If Malia and Sasha had another sister, she’d look like Jenny.

Jenny Li is Supreme Executive Chairman & President of Occupy Small Street. And, her CO2 emissions should be severely limited.

“Student” protests today, students killing teachers tomorrow, god forbid they ever get real ‘power’ in the government, tanks will be sent in on a moments notice to crush opposing thoughts and views.

Citizens beware, these totalitarians will not stop at disrupting Commissioner Kelly’s right to free speech, they want much, much more. We need to stop ’em!

As far as Ms Li is concerned it is time for the revolution. We are in extraordinarily dangerous times because so many people like her are determined to once again try to implement discredited theories but nothing in their education has told them that these theories do not work. And why. And what the previous consequences have been from comparable tries.

The book Social Control may have been a bestseller in the early 20th century but the desires have never disappeared. So many of these elite schools are creating a mindset that emboldens the students to see themselves as social change agents creating abetter future. They are to be the new Leaders in their minds. With a belief that their degrees are not about creating useful things in the future but to position them to guide others who are not as wise or well-informed.

They have no clue how ignorant they are.

    Radegunda in reply to Robin. | October 31, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    The self-righteous arrogance of college students, especially at elite institutions, is alternately comical and frightening. So many of them seem to believe that their professors (having seldom if ever ventured outside academe) have revealed to them the secrets of the universe, and that they now have the wisdom and the unimpeachable moral authority to go out and impose justice upon a world run by corrupt and greedy old people.

    Some of them eventually learn otherwise. Others get elected to Congress or the White House, or worm their way into the permanent bureaucracy, where they tell everyone else how to conduct their professions.

    Michiguy in reply to Robin. | October 31, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    [such] students .. see themselves as social change agents … to guide others who are not as wise or well-informed.
    They have no clue how ignorant they are.

    Indeed, well said. For one thing, if The Revolution comes, the vast majority of these useful idiots will be the first against the wall. While I am not actually wishing physical harm to Ms Li and her ilk, that would be about the only benefit of the revolution.

Exactly what are Jenny Li’s many life goals?

We need some Good Ol’ Boy security at these events. When a Leftist Scum tries to disrupt the lecture, they smash her face in with a pipe, break her legs, and preferably defensestrate her. Bring it on.

I think if I were present, I’d be shouting at this Jenny Li person and demanding to know who the hell she thinks she is to tell other people what they are allowed to say in public. Hopefully she tries this stunt in the wrong venue and ends up with a felony record.

The old “church lady” busybodies of old have been replaced by the angrier, more demanding “social activist” busybodies of the 21st Century. At least the Westboro Baptist Church doesn’t try to force funerals to be cancelled.

“Environmental justice” – don’t think I’ve heard of that one before. Is it a Marxist reinterpretation of bunny-hugging? Or maybe something a bit more Pol-Pot-ish?

    Henry Hawkins in reply to tom swift. | October 31, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    It’s a simple lib/prog euphemism formula: take your favorite cause and add the word justice, as in “I”m for environmental justice!” or “I’m for health care justice!” or “I’m for energy justice!” as if anyone would be against these things were the labels to be taken literally. Conservatives – those not likely to be swayed or fooled by such mendacity – aren’t the target, the young and the independent idealists are, hopefully to be recruited into a positive sounding political initiative that is anything but in reality.

Liberals: All passion, no brains.

What a disgrace to the Chinese immigrant community.

I keep running into tin pots like Li who was either too young to remember when they came here or is a 2nd generation ABC (American Born Chinese) whose simple minded parents neglected to impress upon their offspring the evils they suffered from student-inspired left-wing, socialist rule back in the old country.

I’d bring a screaming goat as a counter protest.

There’s an unfortunate fact which is not really forgotten today, but certainly de-emphasized. And that is that America’s founding documents and the country itself weren’t the happy result of a bunch of talk. A great deal of force against America’s enemies was required first. I refer not just to the Revolution itself but to the tactics of, among others, Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty. They did a lot more than throw tea into the harbor. There was considerable violence against British agents of various sorts (judges, customs agents, tax collectors, etc), and Tories and their sympathizers in general – tarring and feathering, looting and ransacking of their homes, etc. There wasn’t any bombing and nobody had his head sawn off, but it was still pretty violent.

Now as the Left has been doing for at least four decades, “free speech” is misinterpreted as the right to drown out the free speech of others via noisy mobs, or, in tougher cases, those stupid drum circles or an amplified music festival. The “free speech zones” were an attempt to prevent these types from violating the First Amendment rights of others, but we can’t count on government to enforce something like that consistently. It looks like the perversion of rampant PC will persist if not resisted forcefully.

Ok, so this emotionally disturbed head case is jumping up and down demanding our attention. Where’s she getting her information? Where’s the grown-up? A lot of people like her hear voices in their heads, but usually in the case of college kids there’s a grown-up in the background, whipping up the loud-voiced and weak-minded.

Identify the grown-up. This isn’t it.

Jenny is graduating soon. I am sure she has a promising career from her parents’ basement yelling at people.

What more can one expect when young folks attend an institution of totalitarian thought and are brainwashed by Marxist professors. This has been going on at our institutions of higher learning since the late sixties and within our K1 – K12 public schools since the seventies.

Wait until lil “Angry Face” has to pay her own way, and buy her own insurance. Nothing shuts a whiny liberal up like reality.

William A. Jacobson | October 31, 2013 at 7:31 pm

We don’t use that language here. Bye-bye.

    bannedforreality in reply to William A. Jacobson. | November 1, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Perhaps you when realize what you’re dealing with in the radical left you just might figure out that playing nice with these nutjobs will never work.

    You sound just like all those other talking heads that give the left “the benefit of the doubt”

    And here I believed this wasn’t an establishment blog. Oh well, live and learn.

Henry Hawkins | October 31, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Everything is racist, to the point the term has been rendered meaningless, the bleat of a mule pulling an agenda.

So too, university based ‘protests’ aren’t protests at all. There is nothing to overcome. You want to shut something down with your protest on campus? Fine, just do it. Nobody will stop you. Not faculty, not administration, and not campus security. That being the case, what is the achievement?

“We were so mad, so adamant, that we made a risk-free, meaningless gesture with zero negative consequences that pretends to upset the status quo when, in fact, such meaningless gestures ARE the status quo, that such gestural ‘protests’ are conspicuous only in their absence, a daily occurence somewhere on campus. Yay! We won!”

Won what? All they achieved was to remain willfully ignorant about the other side’s opinion and position.

Once again, apologies to Ned Flanders:

“There are things we don’t want to know! Important things!”

How is this “action” any different than the innumerable 1960’s protests at Berkeley? It isn’t. It’s kids wanting to feel like potent, important, novel actors in the world. For most, their idealism will eventually collapse with the ignorance underpinning it. But unlike in the 1960s, the Internet and its many feeds capture their visages and actions and stories for public recall for all time. It will be interesting to see how this unvarnished record does, or doesn’t, affect the futures of people who at some point would rather it all be forgotten.

RReaganConservative | November 1, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Yesterday’s Nazi Fascism is today’s Liberal Fascism, where dissent, opinion, facts of evidence, and truth that which they dislike, disapprove, and contradicts them-liberal fascists/leftist statists, socialist marxists, etc, etc, is intolerated by the left, because their ideological cultist statist mentality driven radical actions are not challenged by good people of this Nation.

Why is it that cowardice by good decent people of a Nation, whether in a University or a public street forum, is now standard reaction to these fascist thugs. This is the truly sad and ugly “in your open face” commentary and dilemma of a once founded proud free and independent America society that is crumbling under the intimidation threats of fascist radicals, that not only know how to create chaos, but turn it into their delusional righteous cause of ideological tyranny. That’s the power of indoctrination.

“As radical Israeli professor Ilon Pappe told Le Soir, “The struggle is about ideology, not about facts. Who knows what facts are? We try to convince as many people as we can that our interpretation of the facts is the correct one, and we do it because of ideological reasons, not because we are truthseekers.” That statement serves as an example of how the left rationalizes their consistent assertions that are either at odds with the facts or are purposefully misleading.”
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31 Oct,2013 by Dennis Lund

“Progressivism, liberalism, or whatever you want to call it has become an ideology of power. So long as liberals hold it, principles don’t matter.” 
Jonah Goldberg- “Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning”

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”