Posted by Steve Turley ● Jun 25, 2019 1:30:21 PM
A jury in Ohio has ordered the ultra-liberal Oberlin College to pay $44 million in damages to a family who owned a bakery that the college defamed as racist. If you’re not familiar with what happened, it is utterly ludicrous. I mean, it takes the whole trend of campus insanity to a whole new level. Back in 2016, an underaged Oberlin student who happened to be black tried to buy alcohol from an establishment known as Gibson’s Bakery. When the grandson of the owner of the bakery refused to sell the bottle of wine to the student, the student tried to steal it. So, when the grandson tried to stop him, he and two of his friends started beating the grandson. Police came, the three were arrested and charged with robbery and assault. This is clear and unequivocal. No one is arguing that these students attempted to rob a store, and then when stopped, assaulted the employee and were subsequently arrested and charged, and all of them pleaded guilty. These are basic facts that no one disputes.
But because the three students involved were black, because they were African American, students at Oberlin College accused the bakery, which was been a staple in the town for decades, of racism and racial profiling. The Hill reported that the dean of students Meredith Raimondo joined the massive protests and even handed out a flier denouncing the bakery as a racist business. And a number of other faculty members, these cultural Marxist ideologies posing as professors, joined in encouraging students to take down the bakery. The college, at the encouragement of Raimondo and others, cancelled the contract that they had with the bakery. As a result, the Gibson Bakery lost significant income. They had to lay-off employees, and the owners, the Gibson family, took no salary for two years. God bless them, they turned around and sued the college for defamation.
If you think about it, these were just ordinary people who got up one morning at 4am, whatever time these hardworking small business owners usually get up, had some idiot come in and try to shoplift, and the next thing you know, they’re profiled as neo-Nazis throughout the town they’ve been a part of for the last 40 years.
They sued the college and, funny enough, the college actually originally complained that they didn’t have the money to pay a settlement, even though they have a billion dollar endowment. So that turned out to be a lie and the jury wasn’t buying it. They turned around and awarded the Gibson’s an astonishing $44 million. They were awarded $11 million in damages to the baker for being defamed as racist by the college and that motion was later followed by a whopping $33 million punitive award. All in all, a resounding victory for the little guy.
The Oberlin fiasco is, of course but the latest example in campus insanity to backfire on the college. You may remember the violent insanity directed towards Evergreen State College professor Bret Weinstein for refusing to stay off campus on what they called a “no whites” day at Evergreen State. The faculty there supported students who mobbed Weinstein in a horrific confrontation outside his office. He was awarded a half a million dollar settlement and the university saw a dramatic drop in their enrollment.
And then of course you had the University of Missouri, where the university was basically shut down by Black Lives Matter activists. And perhaps the highlight in all of this was the video that surfaced which caught that nutty professor Melissa Click actually threatening bodily injury against student journalists who tried covering this utterly insane social justice warrior nonsense. But since then they’ve just been hemorrhaging students; as of 2016, Mizzou had lost over 2,000 students, which represents 23 percent of its freshman class, and an overall drop of nearly 10 percent of the total student population. This cost the school approximately $30 million in revenue, and has caused the school to shut down three of its dorms (that was in 2016, the year after the social justice temper tantrums). Then in 2017, the University announced that it had to close a total of seven residential buildings. And then, in 2018, the University admitted it was facing a $50 million budget shortfall, and had to lay off 30 employees and eliminate over 150 vacant positions. So, altogether, freshman enrollment at the University of Missouri has fallen by an astounding 35 percent since those Black Lives Matter-inspired riots. So, needless to say, the University has been utterly decimated by this.
But what’s been happening at the University of Missouri and Evergreen and Oberlin is a bit of a microcosm for what’s happening to university campuses across the country. Over the last five years, enrollment has dropped by an astonishing 10 percent across the board and here’s the interesting thing. We have talked about this before as enrollment in leftwing campuses has been declining, by contrast, conservative Christian colleges are exploding in enrollment. According to the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the 150 colleges that they represent have grown on average by an astonishing 20 percent in their enrollment since 2003; again, all the while the absolute enrollment among universities nationwide is down 10 percent. What all of this means is that more and more liberal leftwing globalist institutions are imploding, they’re falling apart. They are imploding under the weight of their own absurdity.
One of the things that we have to understand is that while there is of course a massive populist uprising going on all over the world, that populist uprising is a reaction to the indisputable fact that secular globalist liberals have all the institutional power. They own our political parties, they own the banks, they own the corporations, they own the media, the economic institutions, and of course, they own the universities and college campuses. And so, there are of course many times we can be discouraged because we, the people, as it were, we vote, we protest, we do our part, we vote for Brexit, we vote for Trump, and yet, there they are the globalist leftwing elite standing in the way, saying, ‘We do not care what you voted, we govern according to our own interests and not yours and there is nothing you can do about it’. And so, Brits vote to leave the EU and what do both the Tories and Labour along with their willing accomplices in the BBC and the British media, what do they do? They together say, ‘No! we are not leaving! We do not care how you voted we know better!’.
But what are we seeing? What we are seeing is that these elitist institutions are beginning to collapse under the weight of their own absurdity. They speak a language and follow through with actions that the rest of the population does not understand in the least. And they are beginning to take the institutions back. So both Labour and the Tories are currently polling behind the Brexit Party for their national elections, and here, in the United States, we are seeing juries award very punitive settlements against these leftwing social justice warrior infested college faculties and administrations. The elitist institutions ARE falling, and they will continue to fall as the populist uprising continues to surge.
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