Rep. Tom Tancredo -- right-wing hater!
Rep. Virgil Goode -- right-wing hater!
Duke rape hoaxer Crystal Mangum -- OK!
What I want to know is when and how did the liberal elite take over Chapel Hill, N.C.? It's a state school best known for its championship basketball program, so how did it become as radical as Berkeley in 1968?
I had the same reaction when Orit Sklar and Ruth Malhotra started describing how they'd been threatened and intimidated by radical gay and Muslim student groups at Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech? What Lewis Grizzard used to call "The North Avenue Trade School"? A school best known for its engineering program, its ACC basketball team and its "Ramblin' Wreck" fight song? I was born in Atlanta and one of my cousins graduated from Tech, and of all the places I least imagined would ever be taken over by the radical elite, it was Tech.
Radical Muslims at Tech? You're kidding me! And militant gay groups? Well, the coeds at Tech were always a bit on the homely side, so you could understand if the guys got kind of desperate, but . . .
Why is this kind of radicalism, which we had come to expect at elite schools, now trickling down into ordinary state universities? The most obvious answer is that big "CONSERVATIVES NEED NOT APPLY" sign hanging outside the personnel office at most universities for at least the past 30 years. People tend to avoid working in environments where they're not welcome, and so conservative-leaning youth have learned to get their bachelor's degrees and go to work in the private sector, leaving the graduate schools -- where the future faculty members are trained -- totally dominated by the Left.
Even if the trustees of a school like Tech or UNC wanted to hire conservative faculty members, where would they find them, given the rarity of conservatives in grad school? And you'll find that it's the faculty and grad students, not the undergraduates, who are the driving force of leftist radicalism on most campuses today.
Michelle Malkin has more about the UNC protests against Goode's appearance, including this totalitarian wienie:
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