Tuesday, March 22, 2016

"This is a university! It is not a day-care!"

This is a university! It is not a day-care!
Thus speaketh Everett Piper, also known as the College President Taking on 'Ideological Fascism' (thanks to Maggie's Farm). At CPAC 2016, the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University was interviewed by The Daily Signal's Rob Bluey (pictured).

Key quote:
Disagreement is now synonymous with hate.

 … We've taught narcissism and self-absorption. We've taught self-actualization rather than personal morality.

 … We've actually come to the point where we can say, "I can't tolerate your intolerance, and I hate you hateful people, and I'm sure that nothing is sure, and I know that nothing can be known, and I am absolutely confident there are no absolutes." It's the self-refuting duplicity of the 60s and 70s and 80s coming home to roost in the current generation.
At CPAC 2016, Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) president Everett Piper received the Kirkpatrick Award for Academic Freedom during the Ronald Reagan Banquet because of his strong message to members of the university community that they have come to the (Christian) school to be exposed to adversarial ideas, not protected from them.