New York Post: Columbia University students heckled a war hero during a town-hall meeting on whether ROTC should be allowed back on campus."Racist!" some students yelled at Anthony Maschek, a Columbia freshman and former Army staff sergeant awarded the Purple Heart after being shot 11 times in a firefight in northern Iraq in February 2008. Others hissed and booed the veteran.
Maschek, 28, had bravely stepped up to the mike Tuesday at the meeting to issue an impassioned challenge to fellow students on their perceptions of the military. [...]Several students laughed and jeered the Idaho native, a 10th Mountain Division infantryman who spent two years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington recovering from grievous wounds.
Maschek, who is studying economics, miraculously survived the insurgent attack in Kirkuk. In the hail of gunfire, he broke both legs and suffered wounds to his abdomen, arm and chest.American universities are becoming a real hot bed of fascism. College is suppose to be a place to expand your thinking by engaging in open debate and dialogue, but more and more American universities simply deal in knee jerk politically correct intolerant thinking.
He enrolled last August at the Ivy League school, where an increasingly ugly battle is unfolding over the 42-year military ban there. [MORE]
When I was in college and there were speakers I disagreed with, I usually just skipped the event. My thinking was that low attendance was the best way to show disapproval. If it was a subject I was passionate about and I disagreed with the speaker, I would attend with hopes of asking challenging questions. The idea of shouting down speakers seemed so...high school to me.
I find it funny that Columbia found it far less controversial inviting Ahmadinejad to speak, than they do about removing a ROTC ban. The real thing going on here is that the liberals at Columbia are just plain old reflexively anti-military. Anything military is evil, therefore heckling a wounded vet seems like a natural thing to them.
Now that conservatives are awake and taking back the country, I think it is time we start taking back education from the tired old radical who have been stinking up universities all across America.
Via: The New York Post
Via: Michelle Malkin