Based on what you’ve been able to discern over the last several years regarding the mindset of college students and the political ‘temperatures” on college campuses, you’re likely of the opinion that a lot of those kids are simply nuts.
Well, THIS isn’t likely to change your opinion about that.
In fact, this might well be the dumbest thing you read today, which is saying a lot, considering how much really dumb stuff there is on the Internet.
According to Heat Street, the University of California at San Diego recently hosted a special guest as commencement speaker, and a segment of the student population was up in arms over the visit.
Rush Limbaugh? Sean Hannity? Education Secretary Betsy DeVos?
None of the above.
It turns out that the speaker, an apparent lightning rod of controversy, was none other than that well-known symbol of intolerance…the Dalai Lama.
This time the offended student group is the Chinese Students and Scholars Organization (CSSO), who say the Dalai Lama’s perpetual theme of global peace and harmony is actually a ruse to cover his real interests as a Tibetan separatist bent on dividing China.
“UCSD is a place for students to cultivate their minds and and enrich their knowledge,” the CSSO said in a statement. “Currently, the various actions undertaken by the university have contravened the spirit of respect, tolerance, equality, and earnestness—the ethos upon which the university is built.”
Because disrespect, intolerance, inequality…those are the words that come to mind when you think of the Dalai Lama.
Like they say, just when you think you’ve seen it all…
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large