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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Is This Real?

I just saw an article discussing how students at the University of California, San Diego are protesting the upcoming visit and speech of the Dalai Lama.  According to the students, the Dalai Lama is a divisive figure who undermines the university values of respect and tolerance.  His visit would upset Chinese students as well, so it should be canceled. 

Given what the Dalai Lama's philosophy is, I was rather surprised to read the article.  I tried to verify if it was just Fake News, but I haven't gotten a clear answer yet.  It seems to be real.

What will the crazies on campus do next?  Here are a few ideas:

1.  Since Ivory soap advertises that it is 99.41% pure, maybe it should be banned for its lack of diversity.

2.  Concerts by the Rolling Stones should also be banned due to lack of Respect.  Of course, they could also be banned because the Stones are just so old.

3.  Maybe men's and women's sports should be protested as too divisive.  Why can't college sports be unisex.

4.  The bans on pets in the dorms have to go as well.  Similarly, the hiring of exterminators to rid buildings of insect or rat infestations must stop.  It is way too divisive and disrespectful.  Why should humans be worth more than animals?


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