September 14, 2006

Sept. 14, 2006: Various #2

Not just a list: Canadian victims of 9/11--brief details about each, Sept. 11, 06

Blaming Whitey , Barbara Kay, National Post, September 13, 2006

In his Sept. 2 National Post column, George Jonas noted that if universities had been eliminated around 1900, we'd have been spared the devastating effects of many toxic ideologies, which needed mass production and distribution vehicles -- those vulnerable empty vessels known as students -- to sow their ruinous messages amongst the general population. [....]

... the 1970s. For while some intellectual hogwash has always been perpetrated in universities, it is only since the last century's counter-culture that the negative influences in university culture began actively to outweigh the benefits of a liberal education.

The university used to be a free market of ideas, bad and good. For the past generation or more, though, the near-monopoly of Marxist ideologues over curricula and new hirings has ensured that instead of harvesting annual crops of free-ranging and fearlessly curious minds, their cold-taloned grip on arts, social sciences, cultural studies and law faculties churns out anxious, cud-chewing PC-niks. Students graduate knowing exactly what they stand against -- racism, male privilege, homophobia, cultural and territorial imperialism -- but have been trained to repress their curiosity about what they stand for. [....]

Exactly! Worth reading the whole article.

Comment posted by AnnieO: "Black studies celebrates blackness, Chicano studies celebrates Chicanos, women's studies celebrates women, and white studies attacks white people as evil," David Horowitz

It's a good thing the guns were registered , wagccan, 9/14/2006 13:30:13

The 3 guns used by 25 year old Kimveer Gill - Montreal's Dawson College Shooter - were legally registered. What does this tell you about the effectiveness of the $1.5 billion gun registry?

It needs to be improved
It should be scrapped

Total Votes: 1564


Public supports Calgary cop who spoke the truth -- City cop facing internal charges after lashing out at the justice system, Sarah Kennedy, Calgary Sun, posted by WallysWorld

[....] Ward 6 Ald. Craig Burrows said it's not the officer that should be under the microscope but the system that is allowing offenders to quickly return to the city's streets.

"I think the officer was just expressing his frustration about the system and I can see how officers are getting fed up with this kind of thing," he said.

"We've got some JPs (justices of the peace) and judges that need to start upholding the law." [....]

"Root Causes" of Muslim angst, Peter Foster, Financial Post, Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2006, posted by rosemarie

Is it not profoundly depressing, as revealed by a CanWest poll released on Monday, that 22% of Canadians believe that 9/11 was an American conspiracy? The figure rises to 26% among 18- to 34-year-olds. Should we call them Generation X-Files? Moore's children? Such an astonishing belief, which could only arise from a combination of culpable ignorance and demonic groupthink, helps us understand why the battle for hearts and minds is going so badly in the Middle East. If millions of Canadians hold such wacky views, it is hardly surprising that a more sizeable portion of people hate the Great Satan in countries where paranoia and demonization are on the school curriculum.

[....] Democracy is a complex process that is not achieved overnight, or perhaps even over-century. Moreover, as those Canadian voters who believe 9/11 was a U.S. plot remind us, democracy is just a method, not a guarantee of wisdom. Its main advantage over rival systems is not that it necessarily produces good results, but that it enables mistakes to be corrected, and rascals ejected. However, any democracy rooted in ignorance and misinformation produces a reign of rascals. Again, education is the key. And commerce.

Globalization [....]

Perhaps Muslims should take a closer look at the "root causes" of Western success. Indeed, perhaps we -- or at least our chattering classes -- should too.

Iran buying time with phony diplomacy, By Mark Heinrich and Karin Strohecker, posted by rosemarie59

[....] A meeting between European Union foreign policy head Javier Solana and Iranian negotiator Ali Larijani set for Thursday was postponed. EU diplomats had said they would discuss a tentative offer by Larijani to consider temporarily halting enrichment of uranium, a process that yields fuel for power plants or bombs.

[....] Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on a visit to Germany on Thursday that World powers should be careful about imposing sanctions on Iran because it could be counter-productive.

Soltanieh, in a speech winding up an IAEA board debate, urged the six powers to take up Iran's wish for talks without preconditions. He accused Washington of trying to poison the "positive environment" for exploratory talks between Larijani and Solana with "baseless allegations" of an Iranian bomb bid. [....]
Chinese threat and a bit of anti-US negativity.

Comment from robmik: "China, Russia, and France are arrogant enough to believe that their own brand of "diplomacy" ( economic based, oil influenced), will somehow contain Iran's intended march toward a new, Middle East version of Nuclear Cold War. Along with that, they will take any path which, at least in theory, has the effect of reducing U.S. influence in the world, in favor of increasing their own influence....."


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