Once upon a time, the American university was the place where ideas were cooked up, served, digested. Then, leftism happened, and our educational institutions trans-morph-ified into indoctrination camps for groupthink, hostility, and unparalleled stupidity. The universities went light on the education, heavy on the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. Fast forward half a century and campuses are little more than zoos for gelatinous, blue-haired hippopotami. When confronted with facts, these beasts are known to get spooked, and there’s always the risk of them escaping their enclosures and forming a stampede. Charles Murray learned that the hard way…
A violent “mob” attacked controversial author Charles Murray and a Middlebury College professor as they left a campus building Thursday night following a chaotic attempt at a lecture, a college spokesman said.
Professor Allison Stanger was assaulted and her neck was injured when someone pulled her hair as she tried to shield Murray from the 20 or 30 people who attacked the duo outside the McCullough Student Center, said Bill Burger, a vice president of communications at Middlebury College.
“The demonstrators were trying to block Mr. Murray and Professor Stanger’s way out of the building and to the car,” Burger said. “It became a pushing and shoving match, with the officers trying to protect those two people from demonstrators — and it became violent.”
“This was an incredibly violent confrontation,” added Burger, who described the crowd a “mob.”
If you’re unfamiliar with the work of Charles Murray, fret not. I Googled him for you:
Charles Murray is the W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. A political scientist, author, and libertarian, he first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of “Losing Ground,” which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His 1994 New York Times bestseller “The Bell Curve” (Free Press, 1994), coauthored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, sparked heated controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in shaping America’s class structure. Dr. Murray’s other books include “What It Means to Be a Libertarian” (1997), “Human Accomplishment” (2003), “In Our Hands” (2006), “Real Education” (2008), and the New York Times bestseller “Coming Apart” (2012). His most recent book, “By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission” (Crown Forum, 2015) urges Americans to stem governmental overreach and use America’s unique civil society to put government back in its place.
In other words, Charles Murray is a giant middle finger to the leftist agenda in all its forms. What these “progressive” neanderthals are so peeved about? That Murray suggested intelligence, not social class, was a better indicator of a person’s success. To a leftist, the suggestion people are not all THE SAME is highly problematic, especially if some people are smarter than others. An even bigger issue is The Bell Curve’s shameless use of actual data to stipulate its claims. Go read more about it on the bias Wikipedia, and see if you can spot other “controversial” assessments.
So to protest Murray for suggesting intelligence matters, they returned to their ancestral cave man roots and attacked him. THAT’LL SHOW HIM!
You can find all manner of oddities within leftist protest groups, but brain cells will scant be counted amongst them (ask Murray all about it). Since progressives had nothing factual with which to rebut the Murraymeister, they chose to fall back to the tried-and-true method of fisticuffs. Because when you’re intellectually bankrupt, beating your opponent’s face is easier than beating his ideas. Thereby proving his ideas.
We even infiltrated a leftist college protest and witnessed this Animal Planet-esque barbarism firsthand.