Our academic superiors prove that civility is not for them, it’s for the rest of us rubes:
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.
“It doesn’t matter how you feel about the war. It doesn’t matter how you feel about fighting,” said Maschek. “There are bad men out there plotting to kill you.”
Columbia, as expected, remains a rancid incubator of extreme left-wing idiocy, fully paid for by the parents of these upper class brats, posing as students. Remember that this is the same Ivy League institution which, not too long ago, admitted that it wouldn’t mind none other than Hitler himself come to its campus for a chat.
UPDATE. Doug Powers asks:
Wasn’t the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” supposed to open the arms of the left toward the military?
To wit, Glenn Reynolds writes:
…[T]his is also more evidence that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was just a lame excuse to cover for generic hostility to the military, something made clear by numerous speakers at the event including some Columbia faculty.
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