Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dinesh D'Douchebag

Sad sack of shit, isn't he? And suffers a bad case of colonized Stockholm Syndrome.
An austere young man asks, “Doesn’t the villainy of deception sort of pale in comparison to Obama’s moral villainies, such as supporting the abortion agenda or even the redistribution of wealth, stealing from the rich to give to the poor?”

“In a sense, yes,” D’Souza concedes, and later says, “Frankly, I don’t think Obama cares that much about the poor. What he cares about is bringing down the people at the top … In my opinion, Obama’s animating energies are negative.” By now the two potential donors have left the room looking ashen. Chris Ross, an employee of the college who is “facilitating” my visit by never leaving my side, winces slightly every time I write something down. As he escorts me out of the building, he says, “Remember that President D’Souza speaks for himself, not for the school.”
Inside DD's mind it's still the 18th century:
“We don’t avoid tough issues; we plunge into them,” D’Souza said in his first speech as president of King’s. “We engage [our opponents] in a civil way, seeking to convince not only with the clarity of our reason but also by our winsome manner.” By handing the reins to D’Souza—rather than a theologian or pastor—the trustees have placed their faith in worldly punditry.


Another student who wishes to remain anonymous says of D’Souza, “He’d rather shout at his opponents than listen to them. That kind of aggressive rhetoric gives us no credibility and is not what I thought King’s was supposed to be all about.”
There's your civility. And winsome? Like this, maybe.
There is no King’s meal plan, Smith explains, so “the wealthier kids go out a lot, and the rest of us eat ramen and paninis.” (A female ­student later tells me that some young men at King’s have a different strategy: They gather in the women’s dorm and ask the ladies to cook for them.)
It's obvious to us that this is a Hitler Jugend camp, & should be dealt w/ in the same firm way that Norwegians have recently dealt w/ infiltrators in their midst.


Ellis Weiner said...

You know, of course, that "King's College" has an enrollment of, like, 200 souls, and its campus (sic) is a floor in the Empire State Building. Oh for the days of National Lampoon. What we could have done with that...

M. Bouffant said...

Colonialist Editor:

Oh, yezz, we read the whole piece. Also amusing is that it went bankrupt in '94.

Substance McGravitas said...

That was a fun article. I liked the ambivalence in some of the student quotes. It's like there's a world of sex and drugs just outside the door.

M. Bouffant said...

"There's A World Outside?" Editor:

A world of pizza at the very least.