Epic Scarborough Rant Against Liberal Academia Shutting Down Conservative Students
Scarborough: “if I can’t even say mainstream conservative thought in my class, I might as well go out on the quad and have an affirmative-action bake sale. The hell with them.”
Joe Scarborough went on an epic rant this morning against liberal academia and the way it shuts down and ultimately radicalizes conservative students who grow frustrated with being stifled in the classroom.
The segment began as an effort to explain Stephen Miller’s personality, as Morning Joe cited a column by Andrew Sullivan in which he speaks of conservative students who are often “mocked, isolated, and anathematized on campus” and often react by adopting “brattish and obnoxious positions just to tick off their SJW peers and teachers.”
Scarborough took it from there, growing increasingly inflamed as he described his personal experiences at two different Southern state universities where he never had a conservative professor in the humanities, and students expressing conservative opinions would get “booed in class.” Scarborough described the feelings of the students getting shut down: “if I can’t even say mainstream conservative thought in my class, I might as well go out on the quad and have an affirmative-action bake sale. The hell with them.”
Now in full rant, Scarborough continued, “anybody that claims that I don’t know what [I’m talking about]: go to hell! You don’t know what you’re talking about. You live with it every second as a conservative . . . I’m passionate about this for a reason. It is one of the great failings of this country. It is one of the great failings of our academic system that it is so illiberal! That unless you don’t [sic] march in lockstep in the best college campuses in this country, you are shunned! So what do you end up doing? You get shoved to extreme positions, just to push back at the extreme hatred you face from the second you walk into an elite institution.”
Note: apologies to readers for the mediocre video quality of the clip. You’ll find a high-res but less tightly-edited version below. The heart of the conversation begins at 3:45.
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Joe being a Joe. Poor Joe, he flips back and forth from acting like a conservative to being more like a progressive. Is this ratings week? That’s the only explanation I can think of as to why he does this stuff. His show is tired and boring. I never watch it.
Very interesting post, Mr. Finkelstein. I suspect some on the Left have figured out why they are losing (so very badly) and are trying to develop a strategy to counter their losses. I sincerely hope that Democratic faction pushing Keith Ellison for DNC Chair wins this debate!
I have also been rooting for Ellison, but just last night a littel voice in my head said, “be careful what you wish for.”
The Dems actually did very well when Howard Dean, another lefty, was DNC Chairman.
And of course, the Dems were hoping that Trump would get the nomination, figuring he’d be the easiest to beat.
I’m just waiting for the standard Democratic fare … pro-abortion, women’s and LBGTQ rights … all that stuff that any good Muslim would probably despise … to come from Ellison’s mouth.
I believe Hillary’s camp is pushing this Anti Semetism meme to torpedo Ellison and insure Perez , her boy gets the nod .
Until the Dems jettison Hagalopolis , the train will continue to derail, If they select Ellis , the train will just run off the track . 6 of One, half a dozen of the other ..
This rant might have more credence if it wasn’t coming from a long time employee of MSNBC. One has to wonder at what agenda is driving this at this time.
Could it be the broken clock analogy , or with Joe , more like the blind squirrel.
Amen to his passion. His perspective is partial but respectable. It seems like a miracle showing just a little smidgen of empathy.. Amen to Uni being illiberal! Super illiberal!
My personal rebellion grew in class the more they spit and hissed and cried. The silence never came for me. I don’t think I grew more radical out of rebellious spite.. but not being able to reason in conversation in class sure didn’t help.
Ahh I have a beautiful memory of an American Cities class discussion on eminent domain use.. in which I brought up respecting property rights.. to which the professor had no response…
The topic was the Dodgers stadium. A small Hispanic pueblo was seized for public housing with eminent domain. However it became public information that the housing project director was a card carrying communist. The project was scrapped due to the public outcry. A group of business leaders agreed to buy the land to build a stadium. It was implied the businessmen set up the the public housing project to fail.. Afterwards in conversation rather than take the obvious point that businessmen are fascists.. I suggested the also obvious point that respecting property rights would have avoided the conundrum as well.. somehow this confused professor..
I’m glad to be done
So Joe, a bleeding liberal, recognizes the free speech prohibition on campus and rants against it. By extension, many other outspoken liberals see the problem also but say nothing. They are not Americans. Can they be deported?
And while I’m ranting, let me mention the unAmerican free speech zones the administrators ALLOW on campus, as if the whole of America is not a free speech zone. Can the administrators be deported? They prefer a Communist country, after all.
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Scarborough on Stephen Miller (probably paraphrased somewhat): “Why is he even on television? He looks terrible on TV. He looks like an 11th-grader who just came out of shop-class… .”
That’s rich, coming from Scarborough, who, to me, bears an uncanny resemblance to “Beaker” from The Muppets.
Joe has to establish his conservative “bona fides” every now and then, using topics that are not really, or at least less, dangerous to the leftist agenda.
Joe is a dedicated conservative – at least when MSNBC allows him to be so.