Michael Bloomberg speaking to students, via ZeroHedge:
“The fact that some university boards and administrations now bow to pressure and shield students from these ideas through safe spaces, code words and trigger warnings is, in my view, a terrible mistake,” he said.
“The whole purpose of college is to learn how to deal with difficult situations, not to run away from them. A micro aggression is exactly that, micro. But in a macro sense, one of the most dangerous places on a college campus is the so-called safe space because it creates a false impression that we can isolate ourselves from those who hold different views. We can’t, and we shouldn’t try. Not in politics, or in the workplace.”
Hey, wait a minute! Isn’t this a bit rich coming from the guy who brought smoking bans to New York City?
Because didn’t those bans convert bars and restaurants into “safe spaces”, in which people were being shielded from the “micro aggression” of ambient tobacco smoke, using the “trigger warnings” of No Smoking signs?
What’s the difference between banning smoking and banning ideas? Ideas are far more dangerous.
Seems to me that what Bloomberg pioneered in NYC has come back to bite him at the University of Michigan. He deserved to be booed.
Newt Gingrich on Republican nominee Donald Trump:
“First of all, Donald Trump may turn out to be the most effective anti-left leader in our lifetime. He is against political correctness. He is against bureaucracy. He places American nationalism first which I think we desperately need. I’m tired of being told we have to phony agreements and phony efforts and I watch John Kerry rush from five-star hotel to five-star hotel trying to get a Syrian peace agreement that is an absurdity. I think Trump could be a return to a more of an Eisenhower kind of realism that none-the-less is very conservative. And he may do more to dismantle the left than anybody in our lifetime including Reagan and me. So I don’t despair. The other side of course is, if you’re not for Donald Trump, you functionally are for Hillary Clinton, and she’s going to create the most radical supreme court, take away your right to bear arms, eliminate your religious liberty, and move this country dramatically to the left.”