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Our Moral Superiors™

Posted on | November 7, 2015 | 49 Comments

Tuition at Yale University is $47,600 and you would think, for that kind of money, they could provide decent mental health counseling for students, or maybe screen the applications to make sure they’re not admitting psychotics. Unfortunately, they seem to have an affirmative action quota for lunatics, including students so deluded they think they are “oppressed.” Some kind of absurd racial controversy erupted on the Yale campus, and a deranged student freaked out and started screaming obscenities at a dorm headmaster named Nicholas Christakis:

The conversation is at first tense but calm, but it escalates rapidly after a student accuses Christakis of creating an “unsafe space” at Yale.
“I did not-,” Christakis attempts to reply, but a student aggressively interjects.
“Be quiet!,” she screams. Then, voice quavering with emotion, she continues. “[In] your position as headmaster, it is your job to create a place of comfort and home for the students who live in Silliman.”
Christakis attempts to dissent, saying “No, I don’t agree with that,” unleashing a torrent of shrieks from the student.
“Then why the f–k did you accept the position? Who the f–k hired you?,” she cries, drowning out any attempt by Christakis to explain himself (Christakis never raises his voice, except to be heard by the crowd).
“You should step down! If that is what you think of being headmaster, you should step down! It is not about creating an intellectual space! It is not!”

If your kids are maniacs, just send ’em to Yale. For $47,600 a year, it’s cheaper than putting them in a psychiatric ward.



49 Responses to “Our Moral Superiors™”

  1. M. Thompson
    November 7th, 2015 @ 9:40 pm

    In the name of saving America, it is time to end the Ivy League.

  2. WJJ Hoge
    November 7th, 2015 @ 10:10 pm

    50 years ago, I thought about going to Yale. Each year Vanderbilt has seems a better and better (but not perfect) choice.

  3. Fail Burton
    November 7th, 2015 @ 11:28 pm

    Liberalism has become one of the strangest cultural currents ever seen in America. It has changed its religion several times over the past 60 years and it increasingly seems as if it’s according to whichever one of them can most effectively destroy America.

    In this latest version, Third Wave Feminism, you have an insane cult of self-loathing and failure which relentlessly targets the Unholy Three of Western Civilization: men, whites and heterosexuals.

    In only a few decades, liberalism has made dystopian science fiction novels obsolete. When you have a cult which snaps its fingers rather than the more stress-inducing act of clapping and yet curses and yells at people without a problem, then there is nothing left to satirize.

    When you have a cult of “social justice” which occupies the same intellectual and philosophical space as the Nazi Party or the KKK, then bells are once again striking 13 in our new beer gardens. There is no longer a need of a warning literature, but one of solutions to warnings unheeded. God help this country, it’s going to need it.

  4. Fail Burton
    November 7th, 2015 @ 11:30 pm

    They used to have anti-Catholic, anti-Jewish quotas. In principle, they still do. There’s our “perceptive” thought leaders; dumb and as lacking in vision as a stump.

  5. Fail Burton
    November 8th, 2015 @ 12:05 am

    Now black football players at the U of Mizou are going on strike if the Prez isn’t fired. The whole “Legion of Black Collegians” is up in arms and having protests over some ginned up shit about “systemic oppression.” Apparently someone left a shit Swastika somewhere and cotton balls were put on the Black SU building. No one knows who did these things, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t all white people at Mizou. I sincerely hope the football team goes on without them. What an odd and disturbing sight that would be: an all-white team. Can’t have that. The “Legion of White Collegians” had no comment, mostly because there isn’t one, and you can’t have that either anyway.

  6. ChandlersGhost
    November 8th, 2015 @ 12:15 am

    Give it a week. The perpetrator will turn out to be black and this thing will be memory-holed.

  7. DeadMessenger
    November 8th, 2015 @ 12:58 am

    What would Bill Buckley call this?
    God and ‘Who the F**k Hired You?’ at Yale.

    That right there is the funniest damn thing I’ve seen in a long time. Thank you, Mr. McCain, for some much-needed stress relief.

  8. cargosquid
    November 8th, 2015 @ 1:04 am

    If any are on scholarships for playing, perhaps those scholarships should be cancelled if they don’t play.

  9. DeadMessenger
    November 8th, 2015 @ 1:04 am

    For a second I was all excited that some blacks wised up and wanted to ace Barry, but then my hopes were dashed.

    I hope the football team goes on without them, too. The crybabies can go on “strike” and find out how cool the NFL thinks that is during a future draft, and why it’s not called the NSJWL.

  10. Linda Scheerer
    November 8th, 2015 @ 3:12 am


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  11. concern00
    November 8th, 2015 @ 3:34 am

    My experience of university, an undisclosed number of years ago, was anything but a safe place. The world today is doomed. These precious little snowflakes will self destruct and take everyone and everything, except 2nd amendment advocates, with them.

  12. concern00
    November 8th, 2015 @ 3:35 am

    I forgot to add…aren’t the progressives big advocates of evolution? Survival of the fittest, the strongest? If evolution were a fact, progressives will die out in a generation or two.

  13. Daniel O'Brien
    November 8th, 2015 @ 6:48 am

    Reported you for spam. Stop it. It doesn’t work. Go away now.

  14. TatR
    November 8th, 2015 @ 6:57 am

    Well, let’s hear her out. It might be a better option than Yale.

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  16. RS
    November 8th, 2015 @ 8:28 am

    FYI, it’s “MIZZOU.”

    There are over 35,000 students at the Columbia, MO campus. From what I can discern, it goes back to the Ferguson business and a group of students thought the university administration was insufficiently penitent. It would not surprise me if the latest incidents are either “false flag” fabrications or “townies” seeking to stir up some trouble.

  17. RS
    November 8th, 2015 @ 8:37 am

    Alas, our football team is having a bit of an off year. Great defense; no offense. It’s doubtful their absence will make much of a difference at this point.

    What’s interesting is that Mizzou’s biggest historical rival has been the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS–a town Missourians and William Quantrill burned to the ground in 1863 in revenge for Order Number 11. It’s the only college rivalry with origins in a real, live shooting war. (See, e.g. The Outlaw Josey Wales.) Until Mizzou joined the SEC, any game against KU was preceded by all manner of references to Civil War history. Nobody ever bitched about those.

  18. CrustyB
    November 8th, 2015 @ 9:02 am

    No one . . . . should be judged just on basis of short video clip.

    Tell that to Michael Richards.

  19. McGehee
    November 8th, 2015 @ 9:21 am

    I attended a state college where I could live at home, paying what was at the time a full-time tuition that wouldn’t have bought me one credit hour per semester at an Ivy — and these days wouldn’t have covered the textbook for that one-credit course even at the state college.

    The degree is every bit as useless as its Ivy League counterpart might have been, but at least that revelation isn’t still costing me money today.

  20. Whitney
    November 8th, 2015 @ 9:38 am

    This cant end well. And I don’t mean just Yale

  21. Fail Burton
    November 8th, 2015 @ 10:24 am

    It’s just another crying towel hoax. Two white guys say something and it becomes “white people” and “power structures.” It’s 2015 and having something like The Legion of Black Collegians is just plain creepy. I doubt I’d even talk to anyone in a group like that. They’re looking for something to bitch about and they’re finding it. I hope the 2/3 black team does walk out and the team lets them. No way they’re firing the prez over this.

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  23. Steve Skubinna
    November 8th, 2015 @ 12:18 pm

    It doesn’t involve lugging a mattress everywhere, does it? Because you can actually get class credit for that at Columbia.

  24. Steve Skubinna
    November 8th, 2015 @ 12:19 pm

    The Legion of Black Collegians sounds like a group of superheroes.

  25. Steve Skubinna
    November 8th, 2015 @ 12:20 pm

    Or Justine Sacco, who was destroyed for a single Tweet.

  26. Art Deco
    November 8th, 2015 @ 1:05 pm

    Mr. Christakis may be himself perfectly innocent. Institutions such as Yale have for decades been stoking the narcissism of cretinettes like the young woman lashing out at him. In general, they’ve earned it, and would earn a pink slip from the trustees if the trustees were not a collection of stupefied organization men unfit to supervise a chia pet.

  27. Matt_SE
    November 8th, 2015 @ 3:06 pm

    The solution is simple: less talk, more ass-beatings.

  28. Rick Caird
    November 8th, 2015 @ 5:51 pm

    I am betting that student is majoring in “Woman’s studies” or some such nonsense. I do hope they get her name and her picture out. That should ensure she never gets a job, anywhere.

  29. Steve Skubinna
    November 8th, 2015 @ 6:45 pm

    I got my piece of paper from University of California. History. I didn’t go for a job, because I figured that’s what vocational schools were for, and unless you’re getting a business or STEM degree, or continuing in law or medicine, college is pretty much irrelevant to your later work history.

    However, that degree did qualify me for OCS, so that was good. And then when I left the Navy, having held a commission and a degree got me hired at a higher level than I would have otherwise. So there was some unanticipated benefit.

    Years later I spent over $20,000 in a vocational program, preparing to take the exams for a merchant marine deck officer’s license. Now that was money well spent, so far as return on investment goes. That is a valuable piece of paper!

  30. Steve Skubinna
    November 8th, 2015 @ 6:46 pm

    Well, Professor Christakis (both of them) are probably toast. And when Ms. Screamy McBitchypants graduates, reality is going to take a huge bite out of her butt.

  31. Steve Skubinna
    November 8th, 2015 @ 6:49 pm

    They aren’t needed, SJWs are cowards as are nearly all proggies. Just stand your ground and refuse to be intimidated. The howling mob wants their target to roll over and make the wee-wee of humiliation, and so they like to pick victims predisposed to grovel.

    Though I do gotta say, quite a lot of a$$es that need kicking in that video.

  32. Jim R
    November 8th, 2015 @ 7:50 pm

    Part of the problem is that civilized, mature people don’t really know how to respond to other people’s screaming children.

  33. totenhenchen
    November 8th, 2015 @ 8:09 pm

    ISIS can’t get here soon enough.

  34. WarEagle82
    November 8th, 2015 @ 9:19 pm

    YASSS strikes again.

  35. Unix-Jedi
    November 8th, 2015 @ 11:21 pm

    I don’t know about “Destroyed”.

    Apparently, she’s now the PR head for DraftKings.

  36. ripple947
    November 9th, 2015 @ 12:29 am

    At least with the Vietnam War, regardless of how one may feel about it, it was a real substantive, life-and-death issue. These kids are going hysterical over meaningless trivia.

  37. RKae
    November 9th, 2015 @ 12:53 am

    And the problem is all college kids think they have to have some cause to struggle for, so they can say, “I was there, man!”

    Thus, they pretend that everything – EVERYTHING! – is a Kent State moment.

    Fighting against gender specific bathrooms? Yeah. “I was there, man!”

    Fighting against the word “bossy”? Yeah. “I was there, man!”

    Fighting against insensitive Halloween costumes? Yeah. “I was there, man!”

  38. Daniel Freeman
    November 9th, 2015 @ 12:56 am

    Or supervillains. It’s impossible to tell just from their color whether they’re for good or evil.

  39. Daniel Freeman
    November 9th, 2015 @ 12:59 am

    Thank you! Yes, we need to hold the trustees responsible, since the buck stops with them. Not that they know what to do with it.

  40. Daniel Freeman
    November 9th, 2015 @ 1:13 am

    It doesn’t matter how amiable you are on matters of preference, as long as you know how to be inflexible on matters of principle. The more people try to push me against my values, the madder I get, and sheer stubbornness can go a long way.

  41. A_Nonny_Mouse
    November 9th, 2015 @ 1:20 am

    Yeah. And then the tired old trope “But I was merely trying to ‘raise awareness’ of how prevalent racism is, blah, blah.”

    Clue to college administrators: Toss the little b###tards out of your school when they pull this crap. No exceptions. Publish their pictures and names and explain why they were expelled. You will be AMAZED at how quickly these antics stop.

  42. Daniel Freeman
    November 9th, 2015 @ 1:20 am

    Oh, we know what would work. We also know that we wouldn’t get away with it in today’s silly world.

  43. Sarah Pawlowski
    November 9th, 2015 @ 5:37 am

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  44. Quartermaster
    November 9th, 2015 @ 8:16 am

    Who cares? The Mizzou football program is a mass of lose this year. They are irrelevant, as are the players. that the head coach has taken the black player’s side is, in my opinion, just the straw that broke the camel’s back. Fire the coach and pull the scholarships of the players.
    The best thing that could happen to college sports is to end off campus recruiting. Everyone should be a walk on.

  45. Quartermaster
    November 9th, 2015 @ 8:18 am

    It’s about as bad these days.

  46. Jim R
    November 9th, 2015 @ 9:03 am

    Perhaps I should say that, while we know how to respond, the problem is that we are so shocked by juvenile behavior from nominal adults that, by the time our brains assure us that, “Yes: this person really, truly, seriously IS acting like a screaming three year-old”, it’s too late to take action.

  47. Jim R
    November 9th, 2015 @ 9:26 am

    This occurred to me, too. I can understand kids in, say, 1968 not wanting to be drafted for Jack and Lyndon’s Excellent Adventure. I’m really not sure why kids today seem to get so exercized over the possibility that somebody might wear a Halloween costume that could offend some hypothetical person of an unspecified race, color, gender, creed, &c.

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