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Liberal Professor   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started Sep-20 by WALTER784; 521 views.
WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Sep-20

Liberal Professor

Kerby Anderson
 
Professor Peter Boghossian is no longer a professor of philosophy at Portland State University. He is a liberal and is guilty of speaking out against the illiberal university. The more he did so, the more he faced retaliation and finally had to resign. You can read his full story here.
 
Although he and I would probably disagree about many topics, I would have enjoyed engaging in the conversation with him in the classroom. Although I have spoken in several classrooms in various Oregon colleges, I never had the opportunity to interact with him. He has had guest lecturers who were global climate skeptics, Occupy Wall Street advocates, and Christian apologists.
 
Sadly, you wonder if he is one of the last remaining liberals on campus. Remember that I make a distinction between liberals and the left. Liberals believe in an open and robust discussion. The left seeks to shut it down.
 
After his resignation letter surfaced, I was encouraged to see an op-ed by Professor Jonathan Zimmerman. He was calling his fellow liberals to “stand up for this professor.” He made a contrast between all the harsh comments made about people trying to “restrict teaching about race in American classrooms” and the deafening silence from “the vast majority of left-wing commentators” about this liberal professor from Portland State University.
 
What was also so interesting is the fact that Boghossian has been “deluged with requests to appear on conservative media” even though he is not a conservative. In fact, we would like to get him on my radio program. But Zimmerman then said it might be a long time before he is invited on “liberal media” such as Rachel Maddow or National Public Radio.
 
All of this reminds me of what Dennis Prager said on my radio program. “You liberals think your enemies are conservatives. No, your enemy is the left.” I agree.
 
 
FWIW
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Sep-21

They turned on their own.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Sep-21

Yep... similar with cancel culture also cancelling their own!

Their strategy seems very poorly thought out!

FWIW

 

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Sep-21

Infighting.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Sep-22

Showtalk said...

Infighting.

Really?

You have the liberals of old who used to sit down at the table with conservatives and work on bilateral agreements.

And today, you have the left... whom have divided themselves from the liberals and become socialists who will NOT sit at the table with conservatives to work out bilateral agreements because all they're interested in doing is achieving their political agenda. And if anybody gets in their way... conservative or liberal... this is what happens.

So it's not infighting... the liberals and the left are two different breeds!!!

FWIW

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk

Sep-22

To make it more complicated, not all Democrats are liberals or left. They are moderate.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Sep-22

Showtalk said...

To make it more complicated, not all Democrats are liberals or left. They are moderate.

Not really, the moderates either swapped parties and became Republicans or Independents. So all you have left are the liberals and the left! And the liberals are scared of the left!

FWIW

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Sep-23

Maybe, maybe not. I know some lifelong Democrats who are pro life and who are on the moderate side but insist they are pro Democratic Party too.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Sep-23

Showtalk said...

Maybe, maybe not. I know some lifelong Democrats who are pro life and who are on the moderate side but insist they are pro Democratic Party too.

That sounds oxymoronic if you ask me.

If they're pro life, how can they associate themselves with the Democrat party which is entirely pro-abortion and not pro life!

What is it about the Democrats that makes them want to be pro life but yet pro Democrat?

FWIW

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk

Sep-25

Because people are not consistent.  One of my friends supports Bernie Sanders and when she voted for Obama in 2008, said it was hard to vote for a pro choice platform when she is anti abortion but she weighed the alternatives she had no other choice.

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