Police charged UC Berkeley student Ismael Chamu with felony vandalism after he and another student allegedly defaced cars and fences with messages like “f*** the police,” “f*** white people,” “class war,” “kill cops,” “kill yuppies,” and “eat the rich,” as reported by our friends over at Far Left Watch.
“Private property must be destroyed; bars and hipster shops need to be removed; Google satellite offices must be burned, and Google buses need to be slashed,” said Chamu in an April 2017 blog entitled Dialogue Will Not Save Our Hoods.
Chamu found himself the subject of a flattering LA Times article Sunday entitled “He attends elite UC Berkeley but lives in a trailer with no heat or sewer hookups. Soon, he’ll be scrambling to find new shelter.” Forty-plus paragraphs and no mention of his vandalism charges or Antifa endorsement. LA Times and New York Times journos took to Twitter, calling Chamu “a remarkable young man” and saying his “grit and determination” “is jaw-dropping.” LA Times updated the piece Monday with a short segment on his vandalism charges and their spokeswoman told me “the arrest was not intentionally left out of the story.”
UC Berkeley Defends Illegal Immigrant Student
Border Patrol agents recently arrested a University of California, Berkeley student by the name of Luis Mora. Mora is an illegal alien and one who is not eligible for Barack Obama’s DACA program, reported Campus Reform. He awaits a bond hearing next Wednesday.
Let’s take a look at some of the harsh realities. Mora is an illegal alien adult who hopes to go to law school, yet can’t be trusted to follow the law himself. He also has his university, Berkeley, acting as his own personal PR agent. School chancellor Carol Christ links to a fundraiser for Mora’s bail, which is sitting at over 12,000 out of $15,000 and makes this statement:
“The university is currently working to ensure that the student has access to legal advice, attorney services and other resources necessary to mount what we hope will be a successful effort to end this detention….We have no intention of backing down from our fundamental commitment to justice and equity.”
Equity, as we know, is Newspeak for equality of outcome. And make no mistake, Christ isn’t talking about justice as in the law. No, this is social justice, a system in which Mora infringing upon the rights of the nation by living there illegally somehow means that he is the victim, he is the poor, oppressed little angel who must be helped at the expense of others. Justice here probably means he keeps the UC Berkeley spot your kid was denied…oh, and likely a job to boot down the line.
Let’s have a look at Mora’s lawyer Prerna Lal — who self-identifies as “queer.” Lal is employed by UC Berkeley as a law school supervisor and an immigration attorney for Berkeley’s undocumented student program. Taxpayer funded university, remember folks. Here’s some of the casual racism on his/her/its/XIRS Twitter feed: When talking about a potential nuclear apocalypse, “Ha! But there will be no white people. Win!” “Lessons from Quantico: don’t trust white men!” Responding to who in her community she’d bargain away, guess who: “white people.” Saying Charlottesville isn’t surprising because “in a way, white Americans are the original Nazis.” Would this be acceptable if said about any other race?
Antifa Teacher Ordered To Pay Thousands In Damages
Remember Yvette Felarca, the Antifa middle school teacher who, despite her own small stature, seems to think might makes right? You know, the one who tries to recruit her middle school students for protests and who’s had four different criminal cases levied against her? Well, she now has a reason to obey the law…an $11,000 reason, to be precise.
The Superior Court of Alameda County ordered Felarca to pay $11,000 for the attorney fees of Troy Worden, the former president of UC Berkeley’s College Republicans, reported The Daily Caller News Foundation. Felarca had previously filed for a restraining order against Worden but dropped the case before its completion.
Commissioner Thomas Rasch of the court said Felarca had not filed for the order “in good faith,” according to Campus Reform. Meanwhile, Harmeet Dhillon of Dhillon Law, the firm representing Worden, said “This marks the second time in two months that Felarca and her lawyers have been ordered by an area court to pay the attorney fees of their opponents for filing legally and factually unsupported claims in court. True victims of harassment/stalking/assault need the courts to be available to them as a priority, not clogged with fabricated claims pursued in bad faith.”
Meanwhile, Felarca’s attorney, Shanta Driver, said that the commissioner’s decision “says to every woman out there that if you file for a restraining order, and don’t pursue the case, you are subject to these court fees. We can’t have this message given to women, especially now when there are the beginnings of a period where women feel they can go forward against men harassing them, stalking them, using their power over women,” reported My San Antonio.
Right, but how many of those harassed women punched innocent people and defended a riot costing $100,000 as a reasonable response to a controversial speaker.
Let’s not forget that Felarca, who teaches at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, transported students to protests with permission from parents who did not have a firm grasp on English and “did not fully understand that this was not a school approved trip” or that there would be danger, as reported TheBlaze. Let’s not forget that Felarca’s own principal banned her from taking students to another Berkeley rally, saying “it was an opportunity for [Felarca] to indoctrinate students and use them to support [her] own political agenda.” But let’s also not forget that justice typically does get served, particularly if you’re representing a group the US government has finally outright labeled “domestic terrorists.”
Why Hollywood Sucks: Democrat Drama Dorks All Grown Up
Otherwise healthy Democrats have gotten ever more hysterical when it comes to matters of culture, economy, and governance. Is doltishness a side effect of a vegan diet? Could all of that Californian fog be getting to their heads? Or is the left simply a product of an education which encourages facile empathizing over shrewd analysis?
It just so happens to be the case that one of the cultural industries colonized by the left – Hollywood – is packed with graduates of a department whose “curriculum” consists of the same tricks and theatrics progressives use to push their grievance-centric, feelings-over-facts agenda.
These same theater grads now have platforms that grant them incredible pull on American voters.
Basic drama curriculum often resembles tactics employed by social justice activists:
Rehearsal – imperative for memorizing “to be or not to be” and “no Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” alike. Party lines are easier to recite if they have been memorized and practiced.
Improvisation – cute when contained to the stage, insufferable when it translates to duplicitous filibustering or impromptu protests
Projection – here referring to both the presumptuous bloviation and the banshee-like shrieking to which progressives are inclined, both on and off-stage
Insincerity – whether you’re trying to get audience engagement or the mean conservative banned from campus, crocodile tears work wonders
When they’re not learning their sentiments, aspiring actors often acquire practical skills like lighting, sound design, and playwriting. Good for them! But conceptual coursework ensures that malleable minds don’t wander too far from the progressive echo chamber and its cancerous identity politics.
To indoctrinate or not to indoctrinate…that seems to be the question within many a university drama department.
Take my alma mater, the University of Virginia’s drama department, which offers a course called “Performing Race & Citizenship.” Professor Katelyn Wood deserves a pat on the back for constructing this double entendre. Skin color and citizen status are, indeed, capricious items that aren’t at all genetic or something you obtain once, but are, like seemingly everything else these days, social constructs that change with the season or when professionally expedient (hi, Rachel Dolezal and Elizabeth Warren!). While performing citizenship may involve UVA allowing illegal alien students to masquerade as Americans while guzzling up tax dollars, something tells me performing race will not involve blackface.
I’d be remiss not to address the UC Berkeley theater department catalog, hyperlinked here for your comedic pleasure. If the Romans desired to build an ideological Trojan horse instead of a physical one, they sure could take lessons from Berkeley Drama’s inconspicuous courses such as Undocumented Subjects: Performance and Immigration in/outside of the US and a course asking “who are we socially when our bodies need to go [to the bathroom]?” Needless to say, the only practical course comes in the form of How to Be Alone, something crucial for every loveless SJW to learn.
Javier Munoz, who plays Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton, graduated from New York University. NYU’s drama honors program has “4-credit courses on a variety of subjects in theatre and performance studies.” Gender, Performance, and the Third Wave and Feminism, Gender and Sexuality in Performance made up the diverse offerings of the program’s Spring 2017 iteration.
The former class promises to glean insight from feminist plays alongside Jezebel, Tumblr, Feminist Frequency, and a socialist who refuses to spell her name with capital letters. Meanwhile, the second class focuses on privilege and the glass ceiling. Unlike the topics, the assignments presumably exist.
It sure seems like all the world’s a stage, but only the study of certain segments grounded in emotion are useful in advancing the left-wing agenda. Considering the veritable mix of feigning devices and progressive propaganda lapped up during their education, is it any wonder that Hollywood stars are the crusaders in the left’s world of pretend?
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