Thursday, January 31, 2019

Stanford Student Says Robert Spencer’s “Primary (or Only) Goal is Provocation,” Then Demands “Provocative” Speakers

More muddle-headedness from the up-and-coming academic elites.

January 31, 2019 Robert Spencer

In an article published in the Stanford Review last Wednesday entitled “A Way Forward For Cardinal Conversations,” Stanford University student Andrew Ziperski wrote this:
My primary piece of advice to the administration is simple yet essential: those who are invited to speak as part of the Conversations must be provocative, and they must make us uncomfortable. This does not mean, of course, that speakers whose primary (or only) goal is provocation ought to be invited; people like Milo Yiannopoulos and Robert Spencer add no value to a campus like ours, and I would strongly oppose an invitation extended to them or those who employ their tactics.
My primary (or only) goal is “provocation”? Only if the truth provokes you, as it does so many in the totalitarian indoctrination camp that Stanford and most other American universities have become.

I challenge Andrew Ziperski to find one untruth in anything I’ve ever said or written about Islam. He thinks that the truth is “provocation” because he has been so relentlessly bombarded with lies from every quarter that he was told to trust and learn from that he now thinks, like the well-programmed bot that he is, that a reasoned and documented presentation of unwelcome truths is “provocation.”

For the Andrew Ziperskis of the world, and universities and colleges today are turning them out by the gross, any perspective that challenges the Leftist worldview is a “provocation.” He has been taught, and he has dutifully learned, that to oppose jihad mass murder and the Sharia oppression of women, gays and others is “racism,” “bigotry,” and “Islamophobia.” He can without any doubt recite the fake news “fact” that right-wing Christian terrorists are more of a threat in the U.S. than Islamic terrorists. He is almost certainly convinced that America and Israel are the primary villains on the international stage today.........To Read More....

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