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February 27, 2006

Attention Campus Leftists

By Neil the Ethical Werewolf

When the College Republicans have an anti-affirmative-action bake sale, they really want you to complain to the administration. If you do, they will achieve free speech martyrdom. David Horowitz will then admit them to paradise, where they will find 72 virgins who look suspiciously like Ann Coulter. Don't play into their hands. Instead, follow Morbo's advice. (Via Battlepanda.)

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"I can guarantee you the bake sale idea came from the playbook of a national conservative group. The fact that these sales have taken place at colleges all over the country proves it."

Maybe these college Republicans heard about it on the news. I have been hearing about these bakesales for years, and I am not privy to the "big, secret playbook". Maybe it is because of the ugly reaction from protesters that the affirmative-action bakesales make the news. It wouldn't be news if angry liberals weren't trying to stifle free speech. Then more College Republicans hear about it on the news, and the cycle of affirmative-action bakesales continues.

Kind of like UFOs, lots of sightings of the "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy" can be explained.

How much do you want to bet that at every single campus where there is an affirmative-action bakesale there will be a protest? Liberals can't help themselves, even if they know it is against the good of the party. Liberals can not stand for opposing speech to be heard, let alone if the speech demonstrates the racism of liberal policies.

Please, anyone, tell me what is offensive about an affirmative-action bakesale?

Posted by: Captain Toke | Feb 27, 2006 10:07:07 AM

I think this story is a riot! Here we have the hard left advising their true believers, as a last resort, to respect the constitutional right of free speech!

More articles like this one, please...

Posted by: Fred Jones | Feb 27, 2006 10:32:11 AM

A friend of mine at one of the USC universities helped with easily the best response to one of these bake sales. He got together with a large group of people of all races , and then everyone pooled their money and gave it to the white people among them. Then they got in line, with the white people first, timed so that they had bought out the entire sale before the first black person had a chance to get anything. Fight symbolism with symbolism!

Posted by: Mechant | Feb 27, 2006 11:55:43 AM

Mechant, that's really really nice.

Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf | Feb 27, 2006 12:11:49 PM

The proper response to stupid speech is not to shut it down. It's to offer better speech.

Precisely.

Posted by: Adrock | Feb 27, 2006 1:43:13 PM

An anti-affirmitive action protest means a lot more at a college than it does in the rest of the country. Why? Because it's basically telling the minority students "you don't deserve to be there". It's a direct insult to the minorities present, and not just a general commentary on labor policy. So I don't really blame them for their anger, and I've never been so idealistic to believe that ideals about procedurlism outrank actual policy desires.

Posted by: Tony Vila | Feb 27, 2006 1:46:31 PM

Hey tony,

Affirmative action is discrimination based on race, plain and simple. What do I say to my daughter if she is past over for a spot in college or a job for a less qualified minority because of the color of my daughter's skin?

I wonder what black parents told their children in the sixties and seventies when they were past over for college admission or a job because of the color of their skin?

Posted by: Captain Toke | Feb 27, 2006 1:55:34 PM

If minorities are offended because College Republicans are protesting for equality in admission standards, the minorities have the problem.

Affirmative action should be and is offensive to many blacks. Telling them they need help to measure up to whitey is pretty insulting. Blacks aren't smart enough or work hard enough to get into college without help?

Posted by: Captain Toke | Feb 27, 2006 2:07:24 PM

Affirmative action is discrimination based on race, plain and simple.
Of course it is. Decisions are made based upon skin color. It's exactly what they have been fighting against for all these years. Now that the tables are turned, somehow it's different.
"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

Posted by: Fred Jones | Feb 27, 2006 3:28:11 PM

Neil, like the campus Republicans the protestors have an agenda. Why do you think it is the same as yours?

Posted by: James B. Shearer | Feb 27, 2006 5:45:31 PM

The real motivation for Affirmative Action Bake Sales is probably Campus GOP boredom & desire to get their name in the paper. The College Republicans recently had a "Straight Pride Day", hoping to draw fire from Gay & Lesbian student organizations, Campus Dems and such. It was a complete failure. They came off more like idea bereft kids desperate for attention than anything potentially infuriating to their enemies.

Posted by: Dustin R. Ridgeway | Feb 27, 2006 6:13:00 PM

Fred Jones wrote:
"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

Here's another nice quote from the same man:
"A society that has done something special against the Negro for hundreds of years must now do something special for the Negro."

Posted by: andrew | Feb 27, 2006 8:28:38 PM

I just googled and found an even better one:

Reporter: "Do you feel it's fair to request a multi-billion dollar program of preferential treatment for the Negro, or any other minority?"

Dr. King: "I do indeed...Within common law, we have ample precedents for special compensatory programs. ... America adopted a policy of special treatment for her millions of veterans...They could negotiate loans from banks to launch businesses. They could receive special points to place them ahead in competition for civil service jobs...There was no appreciable resentment of the preferential treatment being given to the special group."

Posted by: andrew | Feb 27, 2006 8:34:34 PM

Hmm, what can you and what can't you sell at an anti-affirmative action bake sale?

- black bottom cupcakes - Definitely! These express the natural order.

- black and white cookies - These work since there is no mixing.

- marble cake - Absolutely not! Active color mixing is precisely what affirmative action is about.

So, is there a conservative cookbook that dishes the right stuff?

Posted by: Kaleberg | Feb 27, 2006 8:50:20 PM

"The real motivation for Affirmative Action Bake Sales is probably Campus GOP boredom & desire to get their name in the paper."

What's the motivation for the countless liberal protests?

They must be rabid attention whores.

Posted by: Captain Toke | Feb 27, 2006 8:57:45 PM

James, I doubt that the liberal protestors have any desire to strengthen the hand of David Horowitz.

Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf | Feb 27, 2006 9:08:21 PM

"...There was no appreciable resentment of the preferential treatment being given to the special group."

The bakes sale only reflects the truth, doesn't it?
I like the bake sale simply because it brings gov't sanctioned racism to everyone's attention. If there truly is "no appreciable resentment", then no one will care, will they? It's like shining a big light on it.
The liberals that oppose would rather you not dwell on the subject too much.

Posted by: Fred Jones | Feb 27, 2006 9:31:18 PM

If conservative speech was so hate filled, vile, racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-midget and so on, you would figure liberals would just let conservatives protest and let conservative speakers speak. Let the students decide. Instead, liberals try to get school administration to stop conservative protests and liberals regularly assault conservative speakers.

It is almost as if liberals are afraid to let the conservative message get out. Why else would liberals behave in such a thuggish, brownshirt manner?

Posted by: Captain Toke | Feb 27, 2006 11:01:31 PM

Because we know you have that propoganda sheet ready to go and we like to see you make stupid comments.

Also. I am fundamentally incapable of not clicking any link labeled Morbo.

And now we welcome to the program Morbo's good friend, Richard Nixon.

Posted by: Sandals | Feb 28, 2006 12:26:08 AM

So liberals are afraid of conservative speech.

Interesting.


Posted by: Captain Toke | Feb 28, 2006 12:30:25 AM

My sis noted while at Harvard that the wannabe politicians who couldn't hack it intellectually ended up going over to the College Republican clubs, where people looked up to those with mediocre intellect. An astute political move, perhaps.

Let them bake cupcakes.

Posted by: green LA girl | Feb 28, 2006 1:14:01 AM

Ah, but la girl, how is in control now? The College Republicans of the 60s, 70s and 80s. The liberals are so intillectual that they talk themselves out of winning elections.

Maybe liberals just think they are smarter. Look how many elections and referendums they have lost in the last five years. They can't be that smart.

Posted by: Captain Toke | Feb 28, 2006 1:20:29 AM

"how is in control now" = who is in control now

Posted by: Captain Toke | Feb 28, 2006 1:21:56 AM

Let's face it. Anyone who wishes to shut up others on campus is against free speech. Oh, yeah, it's easy when you agree, but when you don't.....that's when it takes courage.

Bottm line is the left is on the wrong side of this one.

Posted by: Fred Jones | Feb 28, 2006 9:26:36 AM

Neil, liberals believe in free speech, the protestors don't.

Posted by: James B. Shearer | Feb 28, 2006 2:13:27 PM

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