When I was CIA Director, we had entire training courses on how to lie, cheat and steal.
“What’s the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do. I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. It’s — it was like — we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment.”— Texas A&M University (April 15, 2019)
That looks like a "smoking gun" link, but in these days of 'deep fake' videos, it's hard to know what is really true.In any case, deep fake technology is monopolized by the United States. No one except the IT giants controlled by the State Department and the NSA could have made such a high-quality fake. If this is a deep fake - then this is some sort of exposure of yourself i think.
In the ‘60s, it was the revolutionary counterculture and the rise of the New Left. Today, it is the scourge of identity politics and the attendant intersectionality, trigger warnings, among other signs of radical left dominance among students and faculty alike.I wouldn't call it the radical left but the whimpy left. This has got nothing to do with radicalism but rather with emotionalism. You simply have to tell them that when they can't stand the heat, they should stay out of the kitchen. Something like that.
Student groups invite conservative speakers ranging from the reasonable to the incendiary to campus and then sit back and wait for the inevitable protests. They call out left-wing professors who silence dissent.True. Once the whimpy left shut down each Conservative voice, the right didn't care anymore who they invited because it didn't matter in terms of protesters who are going to counter his or her attendance.
Conservatives can mock Obama for having been a “community activist” all they want – at least the left understands the importance of the local. Read through the aims of many a left-wing group on campus and you’ll see an intense focus on forming local groups and alliances, on strengthening community, on stuff normal people can contribute to and appreciate. Conservatives can, at best, offer scintillating intellectual debate on high principle and occasional voting advice.Funnily, I always thought that Conservatives were the people who cared most for local affairs. Yet in the end, the very opposite seems to be the case.
Murray had written in a book that racial differences in intelligence might to some extent be hereditary. Former NYPD commissioner Raymond Kelly supported the “racist” stop-and-frisk policy. And Peter Thiel was forced to leave a 2014 speech at UC Berkeley by students shouting “No police state!” and “Black lives matter!” But it’s not clear what the students thought Mr. Thiel had to do with any of that.The first one is inarguably racist when he thinks that you could differ someone's intellect regarding his origin, we've been through race biology before and have proven it wrong. Why bring it up again? As for the second one, the stop-and-frisk policy is not inherently racist, but when this policy comes into action, those who are going to become targeted the most by it are people of minority origins, those who look non-white. It's not the policy but those who are told to execute it.
But the students who object so strenuously to Kissinger’s “war crimes” are the same students who wear Che Guevara t-shirts and quote Mao. They do not criticize (or are unaware of) North Vietnam’s mass-murder campaign following the American withdrawal.Oh God, do they really quote Mao? I own a small pocketbook with quotes of his, but would never tend to quote him publicly. Maybe in my blog when it matches what I write, but even this would be a scarce encounter. He's simply too brutal to enhance one's reader, he functions like a scarecrow.
And this is an exceptionally, almost disarmingly naïve approach. I recently learned how a liberal friend of mine from New York was shocked to discover, on a visit to a Middle Eastern country that wasn’t Israel, that to be publicly identifiable as a Jew was not just unwise but could actually be dangerous. It had not occurred to him that a universal acceptance of other cultures was not itself a universal value.Holy hell, which road did we take in development of university campuses?
This grotesque and ahistorical attack is by no means the first. In the 2016 presidential campaign, independent socialist candidate Bernie Sanders attacked Hilary Clinton for being a friend of “Kissinger, the war criminal of Cambodia.”Sometimes I wonder which role figures like Hillary Clinton (in the Bush administration) and Henry Kissinger (in Vietnam, Cambodia, and so on) played, and whether one doesn't do them wrong when calling them out this way.
I feel some responsibility for the Cambodia part of such attacks. Almost 40 years ago, in 1979, I published a book called “Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon and the Destruction of Cambodia.” It was a tough book, based on thousands of pages of U.S. government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and hundreds of interviews. Its argument was that massive U.S. bombing and other careless Nixon-Kissinger White House policies toward Cambodia had created the conditions in which the genocidal communist Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975.Oh, ok, they may have gotten a point there, I leave this to them.
I do not agree with everything that Kissinger has done, and I imagine there are decisions that he too regrets. But he is an extraordinary man who deserves respect. He came to the U.S. in 1938 as a 15-year-old exile from Nazi Germany, and returned there to fight the Nazis as a young GI in 1944. He wrote to his parents, “I feel proud and happy to be able to enter here as a free American soldier.”