Friday, May 11, 2007


More Stalinism in College

Near the end of the Soviet Union, all those who opposed the leadership, the entrenched nomenklatura, were declared insane and shipped off, not to Gulags in Siberia, but to state mental hospitals where they learned to get their mind right or stayed for the rest of their days.

That lesson has apparently not been lost on third string college Hamline University. When one guy voiced his concern, post Virginia Tech shootings, about the lack of safety in making Hamline a 'gun free zone' (and complained a bit about 'reverse discrimination') he was suspended and will only be allowed to finish his courses if his mind is right.

So Hamline officials took swift action. On April 23, Scheffler received a letter informing him he'd been placed on interim suspension. To be considered for readmittance, he'd have to pay for a psychological evaluation and undergo any treatment deemed necessary, then meet with the dean of students, who would ultimately decide whether Scheffler was fit to return to the university.

Apparently, conservative thinking is indeed an identifiable mental disorder. Can't wait for the signs and symptoms in the DSM V.

UPDATE: Tufts University does not allow free speech on campus if the subject is religion, in that a truthful but critical advertisement about Islam in the student paper was held to violate the University's speech code.


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