Wednesday, May 04, 2016

One of my most hated is right

I like to think I'm pretty fair about things and give credit where credit might be due. Thus, I'll agree with Reason magazine that even a broken clock can be right twice a day.

It seems the authoritarian former mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg ( I hate his guts) did well enough speaking to the University of Michigan's graduating class the other day he got booed. What for? Criticizing "safe spaces" and other politically correct stuff in our universities:

"The fact that some university boards and administrations now bow to pressure and shield students from these ideas through “safe spaces,” “code words” and “trigger warnings” is, in my view, a terrible mistake," said Bloomberg. "The whole purpose of college is to learn how to deal with difficult situations -- not run away from them. A microaggression is exactly that: micro. And one of the most dangerous places on a college campus is a safe space, because it creates the false impression that we can insulate ourselves from those who hold different views."

 "We can’t do this, and we shouldn’t try -- not in politics or in the workplace," he continued. "In the global economy, and in a democratic society, an open mind is the most valuable asset you can possess."

I guess I am a bit prejudiced, though. My hatred for him had me thinking he could never say something like that. But, I'll give him credit, yet still hate him.


At 2:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He probably caught rumor they were coming for him next for hurting their soda pop feelings.

At 4:41 PM, Blogger Rick Wentworth said...

that idiot says a safe place is a dangerous place ???
dang idiot wants to create a safe place called the UNITED STATES and eliminate all our second amendment rights and take away our guns , and that would create a " safe place " to live .
what a bone head hipo he is

At 4:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somehow, civilized societies across the globe survive and thrive despite having dramatically more stringent gun control laws. Go figure.

Fred's watershed moment, if it happens, will be when he realizes there are many different ways people live in this world, and some of them might actually be better than how America does things.

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Sally Sheffield said...

The day I chanced upon your blog was a lucky one for me. Because, speaking of an open mind, your comments, as well as those of all the others who participate are helping to broaden my mind. Thank you for making an improvement in our world. Many people have been uplifted, educated and entertained by your dedication to maintaining your blog. The same positive attitude you have about life will aid you well in your fight against cancer. It can be overcome. Your wife and family are a great blessing, especially at this time. Seeing Micheal Blomberg's soda restriction in print gave me a laugh, how silly! Ha,ha!

At 11:51 AM, Blogger Rick Wentworth said...

more civilized societies with more gun control ?????
belgium , cannot own guns = terrorist attack
france , very restrictive gun ownership = terrorist attacks
england , extreme limited gun ownership = terrorist attacks
japan , extreme limited access to guns . no one allowed to carry on their person = a few years ago , terrorist gas attack on trains
safest country to live in , switzerland . everyone above the age of 21 required to have a rifle in their home . lowest crime rate of any civilized country


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