What a Contrast

Compare and contrast the sniveling, crying, kowtowing leadership of Yale, Mizzou, VCU, and the like with this classy statement of values from Purdue University! I’m adding it in whole here, because it’s important.

November 11, 2015

To the Purdue community,

Events this week at the University of Missouri and Yale University should remind us all of the importance of absolute fidelity to our shared values.  First, that we strive constantly to be, without exception, a welcoming, inclusive and discrimination-free community, where each person is respected and treated with dignity.  Second, to be steadfast in preserving academic freedom and individual liberty.  

Two years ago, a student-led initiative created the “We Are Purdue Statement of Values”, which was subsequently endorsed by the University Senate.  Last year, both our undergraduate and graduate student governments led an effort that produced a strengthened statement of policies protecting free speech.  What a proud contrast to the environments that appear to prevail at places like Missouri and Yale.  Today and every day, we should remember the tenets of those statements and do our best to live up to them fully.  

Sincerely,

President Mitch Daniels

Stand up for free thought and free speech. Stand up for respect for all people, all races, all genders… everyone!

Stand up for what is right. Stop bowing to unreasonable, infantile, entitled, spoiled racists. They’re loud and unreasonable, but you have truth and justice on your side.

Stand up.

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  1. “Stand up for free thought and free speech. Stand up for respect for all people, all races, all genders… everyone!” I appreciate the sentiment in this, only problem is I have absolutely zero(0) respect for people who have not EARNED any respect. And I have nothing other than contempt for all of these leftards screeching about, well, whatever the hell it is they are screeching about. They can not explain what their problem is, and when you patiently explain to them what their problem is they start crying&wailing and proving why they are not deserving of any respect at all. They get nothing from me other than derision and contempt. Oh, I do have a finger for them! You can guess which one.

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    1. I agree to a degree. When I say “respect for all people,” I mean the basic courtesy you afford people as fellow human beings. I completely agree that respect is earned, and I’ve always said this. Maybe the word “respect” is not appropriate in this context, but essentially, my philosophy is “Don’t be a dick to fellow humans just because they’re gay, black, straight, green, purple or whatever. Just don’t be a dick.” Does that make more sense?

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      1. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard

        That’s how I think of basic respect. Additional respect has to be earned and some people earn my disrespect.

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      2. Common courtesy and civility. Yep. I can be and am civil and courteous to persons I have no respect for. It usually pisses them off, if they have the basic intelligence to figure it out. For the most part they got no clue just as these “protesters” have no clue. They are the ones spewing racism and hate, and they get no common courtesy or civility from me. I been across the water, did time in Central America, Africa and Europe, I have seen real racism and these “protesters” are the racists. They have been handed everything in their lives and they want more. F*ck’em. The more polite and civil you are with them the worse they get.

        I can walk the streets of DC North West, some of the poorest and most crime ridden places in our country, and receive civil, polite and courteous behavior from every person I meet. Do the same in Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh, a wealthy, hip, trendy and politically liberal area, and get the exact opposite. That tells me more about what is wrong in our society than any number of studies or polls ever could.

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    2. We don’t have to ‘respect’ anyone. We merely have to tolerate their opinion. Something they will not reciprocate on.

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  2. Excellent. What the snowflakes won’t accept is that nobody can “make” anyone else feel anything. So, even though I don’t go out of my way to insult or disrespect anyone, those who complain about having their feelings hurt get told, “Not my problem. I have no control over what you “feel.”

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    1. The operative term here being “feel”. No rational thought, they just feel disrespected, therefore everyone else’s lives must be disrupted. And they refuse to accept that THEY are the cause of their “feeling”, it is always someone else at fault for how they perceive themselves.

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  3. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard

    Respect, like Trust, are things to given *until* the receiver shows that he/she isn’t worthy of them.

    “Trust But Verify” applies to “Respect”.

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    1. Trust, just like respect, is never to simply be given. It must be earned. I see these people rioting about being disrespected and it proves they deserve no respect, and damned well no trust. They are tainted, suspect, to be watched until they prove they are not simply subversives spreading chaos and disruption throughout our country and society.

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  4. I’ll agree with the others, there is basic respect, everything else is EARNED.

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  5. perhaps a better word is one not used much anymore, civility. keep our day to day interactions with each other civil. treat each other with dignity. respect each others right to the basic freedoms as spelled out in the first 10 amendments to the constitution. none of these imply that we respect the content of their character, simply that we respect the fact that as human beings they have the same unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. we are not forced to like them or the things they say or do.

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  6. Oh, and in the interests of full disclosure, I am a mid 50s white guy with long hair and beard. Live my life with a boonie hat on my noggin and weapons on my person at all times, am polite and civil in my daily interactions with people. Right up to the point they illustrate it is wasted on them, then all bets are off. I can be foul, profane and aggressive when the situation calls for it. And yes, I have command voice and an extensive vocabulary and know how to use both.

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  7. I used to teach high school in a multicultural area of a multicultural Canadian city. Quite a few students were what could be called “black”. In this particular black culture, the lighter-toned blacks considered themselves superior to the darker-toned blacks. The kids from The Bahamas or other Caribbean islands considered themselves superior to the kids from Jamaica. And, at the bottom of the pile are the Somalis. Of course, being American, I was considered by some Canadians to be a somewhat lesser human being–they don’t like red necks and most of the downtown teachers have never held a gun. So, how many safe rooms would this high school need?

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    1. I’m so done with these fucking snowflakes! I abhor racism in ANY form, and this crap that needs to stop.

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    2. I can attest to this from another direction. Was born and raised in Pearl River county Mississippi and saw this same thing among people of varying shades, precisely as you describe. Over the years I have lived in Atlanta and PA, while in ATL I worked residential maintenance in predominantly black areas. People who had migrated from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Rhodesia, Zaire etc had absolutely no respect for the majority of American born blacks. Same for those from Virgin Islands and Bahamas. Would not hire them, rent to them, do any kind of business with them. Here in PA I know several families who have been living in this area since early 1900s and they do not like or trust any black from the south or any city. Long ago I saw the pattern in this, and it has not gotten better, only steadily worse.

      None are so blind as those who refuse to see.

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  8. […] you imagine the outraged screeching that would occur if the offendapotomi at Mizzou, Yale, or any other campuses were subjected to the same behavior from those evil white […]

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