Saturday, January 29, 2011
Bristol Palin has been disinvited to speak about abstinence at Washington University in St. Louis because some campus whiners and actress Kate Walsh have decided it's not a good idea. Bristol has been a voice for abstinence by sharing her own story, advising that waiting until marriage is better. It's a message so needed, especially on college campuses, and instead of having her come to share her message, Washington University has caved. So it's not acceptable for a Palin (You know that's what this is all about) to speak, but it's all right for Van Jones, controversial former White House green jobs czar and self-professed communist, to have spoken there?
Cubachi points out the Left's incredible hypocrisy and derangement:
In the new era of civility and “new tone,” liberals continue to prove how much of a farce their calls are. They claim to be for free speech and respectful difference of opinion yet, if you’re last name is Palin or you’re a conservative, then that’s the exception.
Yet, students happen to protest because they claim Bristol is being overpaid. Really? A woman who was pregnant as a teen doesn’t have the experience? Uh huh. The irony that liberal students who are supporters of big government programs are protesting because of costs.
Did they have that issue when Van Jones spoke at the university? (h/t: Nick Marschel on twitter)
Universities are bombarded with liberal orthodoxy. Anyone who happens to contrast their views with one that is conservative or Christian is often mocked, ridiculed, or prevented from voicing opposition.
Read more here.
John Hayward of Human Events writes:
Washington University in St. Louis is planning a “Student Sexual Responsibility Week” next month. They decided to invite Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol to speak about abstinence at the event. Bristol is the Teen Abstinence Ambassador for The Candie’s Foundation, a group dedicated to preventing teen pregnancy. She’s also become a popular media figure in her own right, having appeared on one of television’s most popular shows, Dancing With The Stars.
Campus leftists immediately tugged on their jackboots and flew into a towering pillar of rage. Today they were able to intimidate the university and Palin into calling off her appearance – the latest evidence that campus liberals could teach Hosni Mubarak a thing or two about suppressing dissent.
A November 2010 report from the Student Life newspaper at Washington University said that the Green Action environmentalist group paid disgraced Obama cabinet member Van Jones a $5000 honorarium, which is the maximum allowed for appeals made over the summer. Green Action tried to get another $2500 for him, but the Student Union Treasury voted them down. If Van Jones is worth five to seven thousand dollars, Bristol Palin for $20,000 is the deal of the century, especially since she would be speaking on the important topic of teen pregnancy, not the dead-end hysteria of economy-killing environmental radicalism. Also, Van Jones may have a lot of political influence, but his name isn’t exactly “marquee.” Nobody knows who he is except conservative pundits, communists, 9/11 conspiracy theorists, and Barack Obama.
Another claim made by the campus left is that Palin was “too controversial” to speak, a consideration that obviously doesn’t apply to people like Van Jones. You can see how a young mother discussing the perils of teen pregnancy would be more controversial than the views of a self-described Communist who was run out of the most radical Administration in modern history, because he entertained the notion that George Bush was the real villain behind the 9/11 attacks.
Elevating this line of reasoning to totalitarian art, Sean Janda wrote in Student Life that Palin’s appearance would “fundamentally shift the discourse that this event will create. Instead of discussing issues regarding abstinence in college, students will discuss the suitability of Ms. Palin as a keynote speaker. In this way, Ms. Palin’s appearance will suppress dialogue about the issues that Sex Week is meant to address and, instead, spark dialogue about Treasury’s use of its money.”
In other words, because the campus left is mad with hatred at the Palin family, her presence would be too much of a distraction. Their resistance automatically makes her too controversial to be allowed to speak, which means anyone they really dislike would instantly hit the same level of controversy, and be silenced. I don’t know what else is being taught at Washington U, but Sean Janda seems to understand fascism pretty well.
So let's take a look at who is replacing Bristol. Dr. Katie Plax, a professor at the university who has ties to George Soros and campaigned for President Obama. How very...interesting. It's even more interesting that an actress, a Planned Parenthood-er called for the students to boycott Bristol's appearance. Hayward states:
The real reason for suppressing Palin was provided by actress Kate Walsh, a Planned Parenthood drone who Twittered “Welcome to the idiocracy!” and asked “What does she know about college or abstaining?” when encouraging students to boycott the Palin appearance. Walsh herself is a highly educated graduate of… well, actually, she dropped out of the University of Arizona to do theater. It should also be noted that Walsh starred in the movie Legion, in which mankind was only saved from annihilation at the hands of avenging angels because a young single mother decided not to have an abortion.
Oh, the irony.
Read the full Human Events piece here.
Bristol Palin has used her influence and her experience to make a difference in the lives of people. Many young people look up to her and find inspiration in what she has gone through and her dedication to helping others as they make decisions in their own lives. She had the opportunity to bring that message to Washington University. Instead, she's out--because she's a Palin. They want us to believe, however, that she's out because she's too expensive and controversial. What's really expensive is ignorance and allowing Leftist PDS sufferers to get in the way of free speech and a common sense, much-needed message.
(h/t WendyGav and Cubachi)