Remember when acceptance into an Ivy League institution was seen as prestigious? Because the Ivy Leagues used to be prestigious (see Liberal Princeton Bans the Word ‘Man’. Yes, Really and Harvard Student Who Creates Dating App Forced to Apologize. For Only Offering Two Genders). Now it seems the road to acceptance, at least to Stanford, is as simple as writing “#BlackLivesMatter” 100 times on your application. No, seriously. This happened.
Sometimes the left is just beyond parody…
— Ziad Ahmed (@ziadtheactivist) April 1, 2017
When Ziad Ahmed was asked “What matters to you, and why?” on his Stanford University application, only one thing came to mind: #BlackLivesMatter.
So for his answer, Ahmed — who is a senior at Princeton Day School in Princeton, New Jersey — wrote #BlackLivesMatter exactly 100 times. The risky decision paid off. On Friday, Ahmed received his acceptance letter from Stanford.
“I was actually stunned when I opened the update and saw that I was admitted,” Ahmed said in an email. “I didn’t think I would get admitted to Stanford at all, but it’s quite refreshing to see that they view my unapologetic activism as an asset rather than a liability.”
Remember this when leftists say “Well it’s just that conservatives aren’t funny.” Or “There aren’t any good right-wing [solve for x].” Well move over baseless leftist talking points, a new boring, unoriginal contender has tossed their cap into the virtue signaling ring of riot fire. #ItBurnsItBurns
The left doesn’t give a rip about quality. If it did, if Stanford wanted to accept the “best and brightest,” Ahmed here wouldn’t have been admitted for cheating the system. For if I was sitting in a cushy admissions seat on the board of Stanford, even if this young man’s grades and academic achievements were as impressive as Michael Moore’s jelly belly, and he wrote an answer solely consisting of a hashtag, which represented a group some in government have deemed a “radical movement” (yes, really), his file would be tossed unceremoniously on the reject pile. As Moore tosses his diet into the spit. Even if Ahmed submitted a hashtag which wasn’t a hate group, he’d be nixed. Pick your hashtag, he’s out of the pool. #NotAllAnswers
Alas, Ahmed here (and let’s not pretend his name didn’t factor into his admission) was accepted with open arms because he had the “right” opinion, regardless of being a talentless hack. Nothing but the correct opinion seems to matter to the left — when it comes to news, entertainment or intellectual curiosity. “Espouse our narrative, be admitted to Stanford,” should be the new salutation on their letterhead. #IvyLeaguesAreDead
And of course, had the kid said something positive about the police or America as a whole 100 times…