November 10, 2015

Black football players and other students have forced the resignation of Tim Wolfe, the president of the University of Missouri system. The students complained about insensitivity to racism; conservative critics have countered that the students are "cowardly liberal lazy douchebags" (Leon H. Wolf at RedState) and charged that the students "declared at University of Missouri that white people must be fired for being white" (the Daily Wire's Ben Shapiro); the school's College Republicans compared the protesters to Islamist terrorists:

I'd compare them to House Republicans.

What did these students do to Tim Wolfe? They did exactly what the conservative movement did to Boehner: they applied pressure until he realized that his position was untenable and his only hope of heading off a possibly unquenchable rebellion was to resign. The defenestration of Boehner was, as I recall, hailed by conservatives as a great moment for American liberty, even though he'd been duly elected by both the voters of his district and the very House Republicans who went on to toss him out the window. But the forced resignation of Wolfe is fascism in a way that the campaign against Boehner wasn't because, well, it just is.

Oh, and did you know that sports are now a cesspit of liberalism? Ben Shapiro says so, so it must be true:

[University] athletic programs are becoming tools for leftist social engineering. That’s true generally of sports, both professionally and in the amateur world: the left sees a popular institution it can mobilize against the right, and does so routinely. That’s why ESPN has become a propaganda network for issues ranging from transgenderism to Black Lives Matter.

But now the left’s reach has extended downward to college programs. That’s how a bunch of non-tuition-paying college football players just forced the president of the University of Missouri to step down over unsubstantiated charges of institutional racism, and why a white coach earning $3.1 million in taxpayer money could join these players in their quest against “white privilege.” The university could have revoked athletic scholarships or fired the coach. Their only job, after all, is to play football. But then we wouldn’t get to see the big BYU game on Saturday.

College athletics were never meant to override the central purpose of the universities: education. Then again, leftism overrode that central purpose long ago.

Um, Ben? College athletics overrode education at a lot of universities a long time ago. Haven't you ever seen Horse Feathers, with Groucho Marx as a college president named Quincy Adams Wagstaff?

Wagstaff: ... Where would this college be without football? Have we got a stadium?
The Professors: Yes.
Wagstaff: Have we got a college?
The Professors: Yes.
Wagstaff: Well, we can't support both. Tomorrow we start tearing down the college.
The Professors: But Professor. Where will the students sleep?
Wagstaff: Where they always sleep. In the classroom.


UPDATE: Here's a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots calling for the removal of Mitch McConnell from his job as Senate Majority Leader.

But she's not a young black male, so it's cool.

Crossposted at No More Mr. Nice Blog

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