Wednesday, March 18, 2015

University of Missouri Protest Over American Sniper

Hat tip Breitbart

"I do not feel safe on this campus and for good reason. The fact that this film is being shown, the fact that I have to explain why this film is not only problematic but harmful makes me feel even more unsafe. Showing this film will create an even more hostile environment for me and other Arab, Muslim, South Asian and people of color on this campus."

The film, American Sniper, is about to be shown at the University of Missouri campus. That doesn't sit well with one Muslim student.

While I don't want to completely disregard this young woman's concerns, I do object to the wording of her letter. First of all, she has characterized Chris Kyle  as "a killer with no regard for human life". I find that completely objectionable.

Secondly, she sure has picked up the leftist academic lingo, hasn't she? Enough said on that.

The good news is that in spite of her objections, the film will be shown. It's called free speech, something that is enjoyed by all sides. Unfortunately, a lot of people in academia haven't gotten that message yet.

1 comment:

elwood p suggins said...

This little lamebrained mushhead has apparently already either seen this movie or has prejudged it without having seen it ("This film is blatant racist, colonialist propaganda that should not be shown under any circumstances..."). She also apparently does not realize that snipers like Chris Kyle snipe whoever they are ordered to snipe. Sniping has been a valid and legitimate war activity for many, many years.

Currently/recently, snipers have admittedly been killing mainly Muslims; at other times it has been Germans, Italians, etc., and could have included Russians (yes, all WHITES), for example, if things had fallen differently. I am not aware of any U.S. sniping going on relative to "people of color" other than Arabs/Muslims, if they are in fact "people of color"; I am sure I will be corrected if I am wrong.

And I would essentially equate her statement that she does not feel safe on "this campus" with those who constantly whine and complain about what an evil country America is, but do nothing and offer no useful, constructive alternatives.

In both instances, there are other campuses and other countries. Go there, being careful to watch out that the doorknob does not hit you in the a-- on the way out, and see how you like it.