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Dirtsong

My wife and I went to see “Dirtsong” last night at UC Davis. Here are some of my unconnected thoughts.

Thankfully, the music was beautiful, because it took me half the concert to ignore the fact that I was surrounded by Progressive Liberals who recently celebrated the violent suppression of free speech at UC Davis and UC Berkeley. I kept having visions of taking over the stage and berating the audience, “This is what it feels like to be lectured by an asshole protester. Maybe you should remember this the next time a campus event you dislike is shut down by an asshole you happen to agree with.” Naturally, I didn’t do that because I’m not an asshole Leftist protester.

Most of the songs were sung in some aboriginal dialect, and thus there was no context to the silent movies of staring faces that confronted us throughout the performance. The audience was left with only our emotional devices to process the information, which was probably the intent of the entire program.

The silent movies were occasionally accompanied by slogans about “old law” and the land. One slogan that spoke to me was “I will never be like you. I am not your way.” I found that refreshing, but I couldn’t help wondering how “old” and “natural” a law has to be before Liberals will embrace it.

The band was all white men playing western instruments. It felt like reverse cultural appropriation (yes, I know that’s a “racist” thought), but I suppose it was meant as a symbol of the white man’s appropriation of aboriginal land.

One of the two songs sung in English was about “you will never take my land.” So that cleared things up a bit, although some reviews say the performance is all about “black and white solidarity.”

Leaving the concert, I wondered if the despair over losing “old cultures” will ever end, and why “Progressives” who love this sort of despair are always talking about “unity” and “forward.” It should be possible to celebrate history and culture without trying to destroy your own. But maybe I’m just a white oppressor.

Again, the music was beautiful. The women’s voices were powerful and uplifting. The silent movies were fascinating. The faces were unforgettable. But it was impossible for me to ignore that the performance took place in a milieu that Leftists have created on university campuses – which is explicitly designed to exclude people who have the “wrong” opinions about music, art, culture, and the world at large.

At least I got to enjoy 25% of the concert. And that was enough, because the tickets were free.

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Unification Through Abandonment Rage

“When Barack Obama spoke to the nation on the subject of race in March 2008, he directed our attention to the need for a new politics that could embrace a vision of hope and unity. … Obama grants Blacks and all Americans their justified feelings of abandonment by their country.” – An excerpt from “Barack Obama’s Call to Restore Ethics in Politics” which was excerpted from a longer essay in the volume Communication Ethics and Crisis which was excerpted from the forthcoming volume The Fall of the American Republic.

How’s that working out so far? I may write an essay consisting entirely of direct quotes from His Highness Barack I and select sycophants, circa 2008.

Progressivisms

Some speech is hateful, so this is hate speech. Not all Christians are good, so Christianity is evil. Not all Muslims are terrorists, so Islam is peace. Not all men are rapists, so we live in a rape culture. Some immigrant men come from an actual rape culture, so we call them youths or orphans. Some women choose to raise their children to be suicide bombers, so women who oppose abortion are anti-choice. Some people believe motherhood is the most important work, so conservatives believe that the only job allowed for women is motherhood. Unmarried women who have multiple children but no high school diploma or job are proud single moms, so educated married women with husbands and children are bourgeois enemies of working families. Conservatives have families who feed off the poor, so Conservatism is destructive. All Progressives are conservationists, so taxing and spending is conservation. Paying taxes is patriotic, so only traitors complain about taxation by corrupt representatives. 3% of the population pays 52% of income taxes, so only racists notice that 13% of the population commit 85% of inter-racial crime. Tens of millions of people stop looking for work, so they are not unemployed. Not all employed citizens save for retirement, so those who do must pay for those who don’t. Employed Americans support law enforcement and safe communities, so people who burn down their neighborhoods and shoot police are freedom fighters. One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter, so Progressives love poor people. American taxes make people on welfare wealthier than 99% of the world’s poor, so the 1% hate the poor. Americans hate the poor, so Western techno-democracies emit the most CO2 pollution. Every living mammal exhales CO2, so humans are parasites. Parasites love electric cars that get their rechargeable batteries from strip-mined precious metals, so the coal industry must die. Coal miners bitterly cling to their guns and religion, so they are anti-progress. Anti-progress families don’t care about women, so there are more men than women in science and technology. There are more women in college than men, so colleges are sexist and women need safe spaces. Colleges prepare students who are thoughtful, well-informed, and resilient, so college students feel invalidated as they protest distressing viewpoints and retreat to safe spaces. College trustees entertain presentations on bullying by faculty and staff, so some professors file First Amendment lawsuits against journalists. Most journalists are bipartisan, so Donald Trump didn’t pay taxes in 1996 and is unfit for the White House. The New York Times didn’t pay taxes in 2014, so it’s a corporation that uses smart power. Hillary Clinton used smart power in her Russian uranium negotiations, so journalists support Hillary Clinton for the White House. The Clinton Foundation took money from foreign dictators, so Hillary hit her head and her staff took the Fifth. Hillary is running for president, so voting is imperative for working families. Some people can’t get a state ID card, so voter fraud doesn’t exist. Some people vote 12 times in one election, so voter ID is racist. I’m a white person of Viking ancestry who is voting for Donald Trump, so I’m a white slaver. Everyone’s ancestors are guilty, so who do you owe?

‘A society of emasculated liars is easy to control’

Some of our fellow humans are hysterically celebrating  Hillary Clinton as “one of America’s most honest politicians” and a “world first” as a “transgender man gives birth to his own baby.”

Of course, Hillary is no such thing, and a female got impregnated by male sperm in the usual way. But all this lying is by design. Leftists have conditioned people to believe anything, and then tell all their friends. The goal is humiliation, because, as Theodore Dalrymple said, “A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.”

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Dear ‘not the media.’ Please stop calling us ‘gun owners.’ There is no such thing.

To: “Not the media” generally, and Paul Farhi of the Washington Post specifically

From: A.G. Wallace

Subject: “Gun owners.”

Folks, I know a lot of you don’t like the people who have chosen to own guns. I’m aware you think we’re anti-government theocrats who don’t like firefighters, roads, or libraries (yes, I see your tweets, editorials, and articles, on this topic — thousands of them). Of course, I disagree with you. I know a lot of fine people who own guns. But that’s not why I’m writing.

I’m writing because I have a request: Please stop calling us “gun owners.”

Fact is, there really is no such thing as “the gun owner.” It’s an invention, a tool, an all-purpose smear by people who can’t be bothered to make distinctions.

There are hunters, plinkers, target shooters, skeet and trap shooters, competition shooters, collectors, LEO’s, secret service, active duty military, national guard, long range shooters, short range shooters, indoor and outdoor shooters, cowboy shooters, criminals, bank robbers, gang bangers, contract killers, and mobsters (hey, criminals need roads, too) who use handguns, rifles, shotguns, semi-auto, bolt-action, lever-action, single-shot, tube-fed, black powder, rimfire, centerfire, 9mm, .38, .40, .45, .223, .308, 30-06, 410, 20 gauge, 12 gauge, and a whole lot more that won’t fit here.

All of these, collectively, now constitute “gun owners.”

We are millions of people making hundreds of millions of individual decisions about how we perceive the world and how to characterize it. We all don’t agree on what type of firearm is best, what caliber, or when to use it.

So even if a story in the Washington Post about a mass shooting infuriated you and your editor told you to join the pack in writing about it with the same exact talking points as every other journalist, “gun owners” aren’t responsible for that shooting. Their guns aren’t responsible, either. Nor is Smith & Wesson, Winchester, Benelli, Beretta, Browning, Savage, or Colt. Nor is NRA or NAGR or Gun Owners of America, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, or Safari Club International.

Lumping these disparate entities under the same single bland label is like describing the pack journalists of the newsroom as “the media.” It’s true, but effectively meaningless.

We not only don’t agree from organization to organization, or gun show to gun show, but we don’t agree within our own households. The political arm of the NRA isn’t the editorial side of Shooting Times. Gun bloggers aren’t the Civilian Marksmanship Program. None of these people alone reflects the definitive, collective judgment of Gun Owners.

It’s true that many people – including those in “the media” – say they mistrust “gun owners” and hold us in roughly the same contempt as Vladimir Putin, Colombian drug cartels, or the “gun lobby.”

But I suspect that people don’t really dislike us as much as they say they do. After all, we are the producers that make America function. We buy newspapers and watch TV news (less and less these days, thanks in part to your incessant lying about “gun owners”), we are truck drivers and supermarket workers, school teachers and janitors, white collar and blue collar workers, entrepreneurs and wage earners. Everything we produce is consumed gratefully. People actually like and trust the products they’ve selected for themselves, which is why they keep coming back to our businesses day after day.

And yes, many people say us “gun owners” are biased conservatives. I suppose it would seem that way since liberal politicians and their supporters (including “the media”) have been saying it for decades. Surely, some of us do display a tendency to favor the conservative position. But these are anecdotes. And like all anecdotal “evidence,” they are subject to confirmation bias – the tendency to look for things that reinforce one’s worldview, thus creating a perpetual-motion machine of self-righteousness.

In closing, a word of advice: The next time you’re tempted to grumble about “gun owners” for some perceived trespass against The Truth, subject your grievance to the 27 words that we all learned about back in grade school. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The right. Of the people. To keep and bear arms. Shall not be infringed. Who wrote these words? Where did they write them? Why did they write them? And so on. (Astoundingly enough, the “why” is both the easiest part of the equation and the part that “the media” seems unable to grasp.)

You’ll discover that your complaint is specific to a single violent act of an individual, not generally inclusive of “gun owners.” You’ll discover, too, that calling out “gun owners” makes about as much sense as calling out “people.” Some are violent, some aren’t. But they’re not all the same. It pays to know which is which.

Thanks,

A.G.

An ode to CO2

is there nothing it can’t do
photosynthesis and warming
flora fauna reconforming
judeO2 suborning
calamity construe
remorseful rehabilitation
militia green creation
taxpayer ass dilation
from paris to peru
blarney baal conforming
artificial brain rewarding
scientifical denorming
synthetic peer review
milspec creation complex
ngo citation redux
tax is tithing says my cortex
constipation or i’ll sue
politician duty grifting
little people spit obeying
hammer down to earth relaying
sickle government renew
there is nothing it can’t do

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If you like your freedom…

I have spent many hours reading Obama’s major policy speeches, and he is always redefining the ideas of freedom into principles that support authoritarianism. His speech in Cuba is a perfect example of why I will never trust a single word this man says, even though I agree with many of the actual words he speaks.

Too many people listen to his words in isolation. He believes in a kind of “freedom” that would be good for people on the prison-island of Cuba, but in America – a country built on individual rights and a free market – his ideas are making us less free.

He tells Havana, “I’m appealing to the young people of Cuba to build something.” But he tells America, “You didn’t build that.” (If I have to give you more examples, you haven’t been paying attention.)

This is perfectly consistent with his worldview: America is too free, too rich, and too arrogant. It’s all just a zero-sum game, and for other nations to prosper America must come down a few pegs.

Never mind that has no idea how wrong he is. Barack Obama is a good politician, and he may be a good man for all I know. But he is also a man who stands on both sides of history while telling the world that America is on the wrong side.

Vote wisely for Obama’s successor. If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom.

The most illegal thing one can do in America

As far as anyone can tell, this is the most illegal thing one can do in America (subject to change without notice). If you have any ideas for improving the crime, please let me know.

When a black transgendered male IRS agent attempts to collect your Obamacare Shared Responsibility Payment, you lure him to the EPA Superfund site in your back yard where you refuse to check your white privilege or bake him a cake or photograph his upcoming nuptials, and then bludgeon him to death with a plastic grocery bag (from a non-union store) full of 1933 Double Eagle gold coins while denying man-made climate change and reviling him as a cisgendered race-betraying member of the Klan and the heteropatriarchy, after which you remove the “Do Not Remove” tag from a mattress, smoke ceremonial peyote stuffed into an unfiltered Marlboro cigarette* (bought “loose” on a street corner from a Black Lives Matter activist**) and toss a burning match that starts a fire on tribal land, violate an eagle with its own feather, and run over an endangered tree frog and a spotted owl as you escape across your own property (which has been declared a federally-protected wetland and an illegal logging operation) into another state in a Volkswagen diesel 4×4 with non-DOT-approved tires and expired tags and modified emissions software and no smog certificate while drinking from a jug of illegally-collected rainwater, texting on an encrypted iPhone, and speaking out for gun rights in a campus free-speech zone*** and carrying a life-sized picture of a semi-automatic .223 rifle with a flash suppressor and 11-round magazine that has a Romney 2012 sticker on the tactical folding stock, until you finally arrive at your job at Apple where you do not assist the FBI with weakening your own code.

*The second-hand smoke of which causes mesothelioma in an illegal undocumented immigrant who is being deported and separated from her children because you voted for Donald Trump.

**Which causes the homeless vendor to be murdered by the police, making you an accessory after the fact.

***Which causes the Chicano Socialist Students For Aztlán to accuse you of criminal hate speech and civil rights violations with special circumstances for intentional emotional abuse and reimbursement for the Latino safe space.

(I didn’t come up with this by myself, but I can’t reveal my sources – even though I’m not a “journalist” protected by the First Amendment – because they might be prosecuted for hate speech. I’ll take my chances.)

JBrown MoonState: Rapping the 2016 California State of the State Address

[Dark stage. Intro with heavy breathy Darth Vader beat. Background singers line the stage in dark robes.]

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[Full lights! Nuclear blast sound effect! Mixmaster JBrown cuts through the line of singers, bling blazing, mic in hand.]

We doin’ the zigzag no mo yo
Inequality be risin’ sharp bro
The 1 percent ain’t earned respect no
My stocks are down! why that? – whoa!

[Background singers take off their robes, revealing sexy environmental uniforms. JBrown dances spasmodically.]

Affordable Care Act yah brah
Carbon pollution nah brah
Working families blah blah
Employee pensions rah rah

[JBrown cuts in.]

Radically decarbonize the economy bro
Two tons of gas my target, ho
Send deniers to the gulag yo
On a green train bullet to the brain – go!

[Background singers.]

Medi-Cal spending yah brah
Water for the farmers nah brah
Fish need it all blah blah
Except for our swimming pools rah rah

[JBrown.]

Gots to get to massive fixin’ mo
Roads and bridges be failin’ bro
Climate is causin’ the chaos you know
Don’t tell me ’bout LA sewers – no!

[Background singers.]

Big budget surplus yah brah
Middle class jobs? nah brah
Feds and the prog tax blah blah
Minimum wage rah rah

[Music fades to dreamy utopian environmental sounds. JBrown speaks earthily into mic.]

Yes, it is clear that California is still The Great Exception. We dare to do what others only dream of. Difficulties remain, as they always will. That is the human condition. And finding the right path forward is formidable. But find it we will, as we have in the past and as we will again – with courage and confidence. All love to Jesus Christ. Peace out. Thank you.

[JBrown moonwalks backward off the stage. Background singers put their robes back on. Darth Vader beat returns. Stage fades to black.]

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16 Points, 1000 Demands

Breaking news from 1966: Students at universities across America have made a clear-headed appraisal of the international and domestic situation on the basis of science, and realized that reactionaries at home and abroad can and must be defeated in a new stage of the cultural revolution.

At the University of Cincinnati, students demand “holistic profiles including extensive background checks, mental evaluations, and accounts of past misbehaviors of all faculty/staff/police hired at the University of Cincinnati, starting immediately.”

Fortunately, students at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill contradict their Buckeye brethren, demanding an end to “criminal background checks for all faculty, staff, and administration.”

Half a continent away, students at Occidental College demand the “immediate removal of President Veitech” and the “immediate demilitarization of Campus Safety” and the hiring of “much-needed physicians of color … to treat physical and emotional trauma associated with issues of identity.”

Back in the Peach State, protesters at Kennesaw State University demand a more punitive approach to their  identity issues.”We demand required cultural awareness, race and ethnicity, and intersectional LGBT diversity training for members of Greek Life and all student organizations on campus,” they say. Not only that, but “no one should be exempt” and “staff members are not agents of respectability, nor are organization advisory boards breeding grounds for respectability politics; we will no longer accept the tone policing, political bias, and overarching reach of the power of organization advisors.”

These “daring” students have already achieved some long-awaited satisfaction: summary resignations of top officials at Mizzou; the creation of new committees and congresses at Harvard; and new disciplinary rules which isolate counter-revolutionary revisionists at Towson.

However, even though the “main current” of these revolutionary young people has been “correct from the beginning,” some new ideas, cultures, customs, and habits, may have to wait.

Amherst College President Carolyn Martin, for instance, has declined to meet specific demands, a lesson to younger students that the revolutionary road zigzags and does not run smoothly. “While expressing support for their goals,” Martin said in a statement, “I explained that the formulation of those demands assumed more authority and control than a president has or should have.”

Amherst Uprising organizers did not immediately respond to Martin’s statement, lending credence to the possibility that they will give her a chance to turn over a new leaf before exposing, refuting, and completely discrediting her.

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Scatter the Old World, Build a New World. (Source)

Some of this might sound familiar to harassed elderly intellectuals, but the students themselves appear blissfully unaware that their own revolution bears a striking resemblance to China’s “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution” of 1966-1976, which started as a political struggle for control of the Chinese Communist Party. (Neither Bernie Sanders nor Hillary Clinton would confirm or deny it, but sources say their struggle continues.)

Leading up to 1966, Mao rightly feared that his previous great idea – the disastrous “Great Leap Forward” which caused the deaths of more than 20 million people – had diminished his influence. To counter that effect, he took advantage of the open criticism and launched a “New Stage in the Socialist Revolution.”

In May 1966, purges of the bureaucracy began. The top party official in Beijing University’s Philosophy Department attacked the administration. University faculty across the country responded with more of the same. The wave of criticisms spread to high schools in Beijing, and squads of students were recruited as Red Guards: “the front line of the new revolutionary upheaval.”

In August of 1966, Mao published his Sixteen Points – officially titled the “Decision of the Central Committee of the Chinese Party Concerning the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution” – which defined his goals. And he began to preside over parades of Red Guards, holding his “Little Red Book” in benediction over the masses.

“The chaos and violence increased in the autumn and winter of 1966, as schools and universities closed so that students could dedicate themselves to ‘revolutionary struggle.’ They were encouraged to destroy the ‘Four Olds’ – old customs, old habits, old culture, and old thinking – and in the process damaged many of China’s temples, valuable works of art, and buildings. They also began to verbally and physically attack authority figures in society, including their teachers, school administrators, Communist Party members, neighbors, and even their friends, relatives, and parents. At the same time, purges were carried out in the high ranks of the Communist Party.” (Stefanie Lamb, Introduction to the Cultural Revolution, Stanford University, 2005.)

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Bombard the Capitalist Headquarters (Source)

In America, Mao inspired men like Bob Avakian (chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA), NAACP leader Robert F. Williams, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale of the Black Panther Party, and UC Berkeley dropout Alex Hing of the Red Guard Party. The proudly Maoist Progressive Labor Party recruited heavily from the proudly Maoist Students for a Democratic Society.

China’s Cultural Revolution ended in 1976, and was replaced by “something quite nearly its opposite: pragmatism, interdependence, openness to outside influences, and capitalism” (Lamb, 2005). But even though the Party was severely damaged by the failed ideas that scarred Chinese society, those ideas were not rejected in America – they went underground, and were kept alive by men like Bill Ayers, a founding member of the Maoist “Weather Underground” and now a retired professor of education from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Today’s students may or may not understand the provenance of their demands, but these young Red Guards are still mesmerized by ideas that killed 94 million people in the century that ended only a few short years ago.

As Mao said, “Because the resistance is fairly strong, there will be reversals and even repeated reversals … The struggle of the proletariat against the old ideas, culture, customs and habits left over by all the exploiting classes over thousands of years will necessarily take a very, very long time. … The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution is bound to achieve brilliant victory under the leadership of the Central Committee of the Party headed by Comrade Mao Tse-tung.”

Mao’s Sixteen Points from 1966 Compared to Student Demands from 2015

Student demands in this section come from The Demands and are organized under appropriate headings from the “Decision of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party Concerning the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution” of 1966.

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A New Scene in Xiangyangyuan (Source)

1) A New Stage in the Socialist Revolution: “Although the bourgeoisie has been overthrown, it is still trying to use the old ideas, culture, customs and habits of the exploiting classes to corrupt the masses, capture their minds and endeavour to stage a comeback. The proletariat must do the exact opposite: it must meet head-on every challenge of the bourgeoisie in the ideological field and use the new ideas, culture, customs and habits of the proletariat to change the mental outlook of the whole of society. At present, our objective is to struggle against and overthrow those persons in authority who are taking the capitalist road, to criticize and repudiate the reactionary bourgeois academic ‘authorities’ and the ideology of the bourgeoisie and all other exploiting classes and to transform education, literature and art and all other parts of the superstructure not in correspondence with the socialist economic base, so as to facilitate the consolidation and development of the socialist system.”

University of Missouri: “We demand that the University of Missouri meets the Legion of Black Collegians’ demands that were presented in the 1969 for the betterment of the black community.”

Clemson University: “We want the names of offensively named buildings, ex. Tillman Hall, changed.”

Middle Tennessee State University: “Change Forrest Hall, a group of students, faculty, and community members has one demand: the immediate removal of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s name from Middle Tennessee State University’s ROTC building.”

New York University: “Rededicate Library from Elmer Holmes Bobst, a known anti-Semite; removal of Elihu Root’s name from the School of Law Scholarship for being an advocate of US Colonialism; renaming of the Fales Collection of English Literature within Bobst, as Fales family fortunes can be traced to colonial slavery. Rename these for POC or people of marginalized communities in the US who have been leaders in activism and advocacy of oppressed groups, OR leaders of equal style and caliber from the Global South.”

University of Alabama: “Remove the names of white supremacists, klansmen, confederate generals, and eugenicists from classroom buildings or include a visual marker to indicate the history of racism that the building’s namesake was associated with.”

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: “We DEMAND the removal of the racist Confederate monument Silent Sam and ALL confederate monuments on campuses in the UNC-system. We DEMAND that Carolina Hall, a whitewashing of Saunders Hall, be renamed Hurston Hall. A plaque on the exterior of the building should make clear that William Saunders was a chief architect of white supremacy in North Carolina as a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan.”

University of North Carolina Greensboro: “WE DEMAND the removal of policies, groups, symbols and icons glorifying white supremacy.”

University of Oregon: “Change the names of all of the KKK related buildings on campus. DEADY Hall will be the first building to be renamed. a. We cannot and should not be subjugated to walk in any buildings that have been named after people that have vehemently worked against the Black plight, and plight of everyone working to achieve an equitable society. b. Allowing buildings to be named after members who support these views is in direct conflict with the university’s goal keep black students safe on campus. c. We demand this change be implemented by Fall 2016 To University of Oregon Administration From Black Student Task Force.”

University of San Diego: “We demand that the university’s current mascot, Diego Torero, be replaced by a non-human mascot, as Diego Torero is a racist and derogatory caricature of Spanish men.”

University of San Diego: “We demand that representatives from the university’s administration acknowledge the colonialist legacy of Junípero Serra, who established the Catholic California mission system that massacred the vast majority of native peoples in California. We demand that Serra Hall be renamed to a designation chosen by a coalition of native students, staff and faculty.”

Vanderbilt University: “Eliminate the inscription of ‘Confederate’ on Memorial Hall as well as the plaque paying homage to the Daughters of the Confederacy.”

Yale University: “Rename Calhoun College. Name it and the two new residential colleges after people of color. a. Abolish the title ‘master.’ b. Build a monument designed by a Native artist on Cross Campus acknowledging that Yale University was founded on stolen indigenous land.”

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To go on a thousand ‘li’ march to temper a red heart (Source)

2) The Main Current and the Zigzags: “Large numbers of revolutionary young people, previously unknown, have become courageous and daring pathbreakers. … they argue things out, expose and criticize thoroughly, and launch resolute attacks on the open and hidden representatives of the bourgeoisie. … their general revolutionary orientation has been correct from the beginning. This is the main current … there will be reversals and even repeated reversals in this struggle. … the revolutionary road zigzags and does not run smoothly.”

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: “We DEMAND language justice for all workers at UNC. Trainings, materials, and all communication should be made available in all languages that workers prefer.”

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: “We DEMAND that all administrators be compensated at the same rate as workers.”

University of North Carolina Greensboro: “No Hate Groups on Campus. Ever. Freedom of speech should not be used as a justification for rampant hateful language or opinions that further marginalizes historically oppressed communities.”

University of Ottawa: “Reserved space for a racialized students Centre.”

University of Puget Sound: “We demand that the future President-Elect of the University of Puget Sound be required to attend a meeting of every identity and faith based group on campus to better understand the realities of the current campus climate, and the needs and concerns of students moving into the future.”

University of San Diego: “We demand that Yik Yak, an anonymous social media application, be banned from the USD area, as it provides a platform for hate speech inflected with racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and, especially recently, islamophobia, amongst several other bigotries.”

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Advance courageously along the glorious road of Chairman Mao’s “7 May instruction” (Source)

3) Put Daring Above Everything Else and Boldly Arouse the Masses: “…persevere in giving correct leadership, put daring above everything else, boldly arouse the masses, change the state of weakness and incompetence where it exists, encourage those comrades who have made mistakes but are willing to correct them to cast off their mental burdens and join in the struggle, and dismiss from their leading posts all those in authority who are taking the capitalist road and so make possible the recapture of the leadership for the proletarian revolution.”

Brown University: “We demand that the Brown Corporation and administration comply with the demands of the graduate and undergraduate students.”

Occidental College: “Immediate removal of President Veitech. … Immediate demilitarization of Campus Safety. Includes, but is not limited to: removal of bulletproof vests from uniform, exclusion of military and external police rhetoric from all documents and daily discourse, increased transparency and positive direct connection to the student body. … Hire much-needed physicians of color at Emmons Wellness Center to treat physical and emotional trauma associated with issues of identity.”

Purdue University: “We demand that administrators, specifically President Mitch Daniels, acknowledge the hostile environment caused by hateful and ignorant discrimination on Purdue’s campus.”

Tufts University: “We demand that if any of these demands are unable to be met we demand that the university make a public response explaining explicitly the rationale for the non-compliance.”

UC Berkeley: “WE DEMAND that all of our demands be fully implemented within the next 3­6 months and that the Chancellor give us his official response no later than 5PM on March 6th 015 (sic).”

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: “We DEMAND the immediate firing of Margaret Spellings. And any future President of the UNC system must be decided collectively by students, staff, faculty, workers, and those living in North Carolina who are marginalized by the University space.”

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: “We DEMAND the elimination of tuition and fees for all students.”

University of South Carolina: “We require that university personnel use personal gender pronouns as indicated by the individual.”

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Educated youth must go to the countryside to receive re-education from the Poor and Lower-Middle peasants! (Source)

4) Let the Masses Educate Themselves in the Movement: “Trust the masses, rely on them and respect their initiative. … Let the masses educate themselves in this great revolutionary movement and learn to distinguish between right and wrong and between correct and incorrect ways of doing things.”

Kennesaw State University: “We demand student-led diversity training for all advising departments. … We must be allowed to fully articulate our diversity on our own terms.”

Lewis and Clark College: “Curriculum Committee: Implement a category to evaluate multiculturalism and diverse perspectives during the audits for each major/minor department that occurs every 2 years. … Additionally, student input should have a greater presence in the committee decision.”

Loyola University Maryland: “We demand Mandatory Racial Justice Training for all employees, faculty, staff, and new students. This training must be facilitated by a student-approved third party consultant.”

Michigan State University: “We demand an increase in tenure-stream faculty whose research specializes in Black Politics , Black Linguistics, Black Sociology, Black Psychology, African politics, Black Queer Studies, Hip-Hop Studies, African American Literature, African Literature, and Decolonial Theory. All these faculty hires must be approved by a panel of Black student leaders…”

New York University: “Creation of a full-time central diversity staff position within CSALS to oversee different NYU student diversity groups. The approval of said staff must be granted by the Black & Brown Coalition with an interview of the candidate performed by us.”

Simmons College: “We demand an overhaul of the curriculum that includes and highlights the contributions of people of color across all disciplines. We also demand that this curricular overhaul be student-centered by actively including students of color in the voting, negotiation and decision-making process in academic curriculum committees.”

UCLA: “Create a student advisory board for the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Equity Diversity and Inclusion. This will make sure students are able to hold UCLA administration accountable, and also work with administration in their charge to improve campus climate.”

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: “We DEMAND that the University incorporate mandatory programming for all University constituents (students, faculty, staff, administrators, deans, chairs, etc.) that teaches the historical racial violence of this University and town as well as a historical and contemporary look at the ways in which racial capitalism, settler colonialism, and cisheteropatriarchy structure our world. This will come from an ungraded course created and facilitated by a coalition of students as part of a broader task force of workers, students and staff.”

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: “We DEMAND a task force of students and workers of our choosing be immediately instituted in order to create a timeline and action plan to address the University’s relation to policing and penal institutions.”

University of Oregon: “Commit to creating a Student Advisory Board for The Office of Equity & Inclusion and Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE). We expect the advisory board to consist of students of color.”

Firmly_Criticize

Criticize the reactionary thought of Lin Biao and Confucius, firmly walk with the workers and peasants on the road of unity (Source)

5) Firmly Apply the Class Line of the Party: “Concentrate all forces to strike at the handful of ultra-reactionary bourgeois rightists and counter-revolutionary revisionists, and expose and criticize to the full their crimes against the Party, against socialism and against Mao Tse-tung’s thought so as to isolate them to the maximum. The main target of the present movement is those within the Party who are in authority and are taking the capitalist road.”

Claremont McKenna College: “Expose students to systemic oppression through FWS and FHS-this includes but is not limited to issues on race, sexuality, gender, class and ability. The need for such programs to educate the student body is evidenced by numerous microaggressions felt by students of color.”

Claremont McKenna College: “Mandatory and periodic racial sensitivity trainings for all professors. The majority of the 20 students at the first social recalled instances in which professors made racially insensitive remarks, asked students to represent their race in class, or repeatedly mistook students for other students of color in the class.”

Dartmouth College: “Enact curricular changes that require all students to interrogate issues of social justice, marginalization and exploitation in depth. Each student should have to take classes that will challenge their understanding of institutionalized injustice around issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, etc. This learning objective could be embedded in all first year seminars.”

Dartmouth College: “Every Dartmouth student should be taught and made aware that the land they reside on is Abenaki homeland. This should take place during all major Dartmouth ceremonies, especially during orientation and commencement.”

Duke University: “Members of the university that are reported to have worn culturally insensitive costumes or attend/host culturally insensitive parties will report to student conduct for bias/harassment infractions.”

Emory University: “We would like to see repercussions or sanctions for racist actions performed by professors, administrators/staff and students alike. Bias incident reports are not sufficient. Our micro and macro-aggressions should not be regarded as just data collection but should, in fact, be taken seriously and met with the highest level of urgency and care.”

Guilford College: “College administrators, professors, and staff must publicly acknowledge their racism, be it overt, covert, or passive. We suggest that every week a faculty member come forward and publicly admit their participation in racism inside the classroom via a letter to the editor in the Guilfordian.”

Johns Hopkins University: “We demand accountability for peers, faculty, and staff who target Black students both inside of and outside of the classroom. Attending to such situations must transition from a passive email sent to the student body, to an active stance taken against racial intolerance by the administration. Perpetrators that aim to make Black students uncomfortable or unsafe for racial reasons must complete additional diversity training and face impactful repercussions for their actions.”

Lawrence University: “A mandatory cultural sensitivity training for all faculty and staff should be enforced and that must be done at the beginning of every school year and at least twice a year. There should be repercussions if this training is not attended.”

University of South Carolina: “We demand that a transparent and independent investigation be launched into the following university administrators: the Executive Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity Programs; the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Academic Support, Student Life and Development; and the Vice President for Student Affairs, Vice Provost and Dean of Students.”

Wesleyan University: “Tracking Of Faculty & Staff Bias & Microaggressions. By November 30th, 2015: Report on how student input will be integrated into the formation of an anonymous student reporting system for cases of bias, including microaggressions, perpetrated by faculty and staff. By Spring, 2016: Revision of end of semester professor evaluations to include a section dedicated for reporting classroom biases, including microaggressions, perpetrated by instructors.”

Yale University: “Immediate removal of Nicholas and Erika Christakis from the positions of Master and Associate Master of Silliman College a. The development of racial competence and respect training and accountability systems for all Yale affiliates. b. The inclusion of a question about the racial climate of the classrooms of both teaching fellows and professors in semester evaluations. c. Bias reporting system on racial discrimination and an annual report that will be released to the Yale community.”

Contradictions

Study Lu Xun’s revolutionary spirit to become a pathbreaker in criticizing Lin Biao and Confucius (Source)

6) Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People: “Contradictions among the people must not be made into contradictions between ourselves and the enemy; nor must contradictions between ourselves and the enemy be regarded as contradictions among the people.”

Missouri State University: “Given that Multicultural services are governed by the Division of Student Affairs, the current administration is incompatible with the needs of students of color. Last year, Multicultural Services was moved from the Division for Diversity & Inclusion to the Division of Student Affairs. This move has been marketed to students as ‘beneficial’; however, it has only allowed for negligence toward the concerns and needs of minority students by ill equipped faculty.”

Purdue University: “We demand that there be enforced extensive background checks relating to sexual offense, hate group membership, and discriminatory offenses of all faculty, staff, and police officers.”

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: “We DEMAND that the University and UNC Hospitals stop employment discrimination against formerly incarcerated people. … Stop criminal background checks for all faculty, staff, and administration.”

University of Virginia: “Establish a Culture of Truth. President and Dean of Students should deliver statements promoting acceptance and acknowledging the University’s deeply troubled history. These statements must acknowledge past and present racial and gender discrimination, as well as the need for full participation to repair a broken community. Such remarks should not reference Thomas Jefferson, because of his decidedly mixed racial legacy – one with which this University has not yet come to terms.”

Capitulation_Clique

Thoroughly criticize the capitulationist clique (Source)

7) Be on Guard Against Those Who Brand the Revolutionary Masses as ‘Counter-Revolutionaries.’

Amherst: “President Martin must issue a statement to the Amherst College community at large that states we do not tolerate the actions of student(s) who posted the ‘All Lives Matter’ posters, and the ‘Free Speech’ posters that stated that ‘in memoriam of the true victim of the Missouri Protests: Free Speech.'”

Atlanta University Center Consortium: “With full respect to the administration, faculty, and law enforcement of each institution of the AUC and Atlanta officials, we cannot allow conservative policy to restrict the execution of our service to the revolution and movement.”

Dartmouth College: “Create a policy with serious consequences against hate speech/crimes (e.g. Greek house expelled for racist parties). Create a policy banning the Indian mascot (e.g., turn away people from sporting events who are wearing Indian head shirts). Require that the Review give up the ‘Dartmouth’ part of their name if they refuse to abide by the requests to stop using the term ‘Indian’ in their paper.”

Guilford College: “The college must investigate hateful Yik Yak posts and comments to the utmost of their ability. Should these posts turn overtly violent, students demand that the college report them to the proper authorities and they be treated no differently from other anonymous hate crimes.”

University of Wyoming: “We demand, the student code of conduct be revised to hold students accountable to hate crimes, hate speech, and sexual assault and a detailed reporting structure be developed for students to report such incidents. This reporting structure should be easily accessible to anyone who wishes to report such incidents without retaliation.”

Deviationists

Carry on the struggle to the end to strike against the right deviationist wind of reversing verdicts (Source)

8) The Question of Cadres: “The anti-Party, anti-socialist rightists must be fully exposed, refuted, overthrown and completely discredited and their influence eliminated. At the same time, they should be given a chance to turn over a new leaf.”

Dartmouth College: “All professors will be required to be trained in not only cultural competency but also the importance of social justice in their day-to-day work.”

Kennesaw State University: “Considering Kennesaw State University is located less than 5 miles away from ‘Wild Man’s Civil War Surplus’ (a store that openly sells confederate and KKK merchandise) a straightforward statement dedicated to separating the university from the racist culture in which it is surrounded would aid in alleviating the climate of anxiety and fear commonly felt by students of color.”

New York University: “All Deans, the Student Activities Board, and the Student Senators Council must have continuous and regular conversations with the Black and Brown Coalition.”

Notre Dame of Maryland University: “All administration, namely the President, The Board of Trustees, and Academic Affairs be more transparent regarding events and decisions taking place that could affect student life. This transparency should be enhanced by more student representation. This representation must include students of color. This demand also requires that these administrators will be updating students and faculty about the reasoning behind changes made to curriculum, athletic team, tuition, and marketing strategies.”

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: “We DEMAND that students, non-academic workers, academic workers, and other North Carolina Constituents be given a vote on the Board of Governors. As it currently stands, even issuing a single student vote is insufficient to shift the balance of power.”

University of Virginia: “President Sullivan should order the creation of a mandatory online summer cultural competency training module and a fall orientation presentation. These trainings should include a University-wide online training module on discrimination and micro-aggressions, akin to the alcohol awareness online course, which is mandatory for incoming first years to complete. A similar training module should be created for all incoming faculty.”

Committees

Warmly hail the formation of the revolutionary committee of Beijing (Source)

9) Cultural Revolution Groups, Committees and Congresses: “The struggle of the proletariat against the old ideas, culture, customs and habits left over by all the exploiting classes over thousands of years will necessarily take a very, very long time. Therefore, the Cultural Revolutionary groups, committees and congresses should not be temporary organizations but permanent, standing mass organizations. They are suitable not only for colleges, schools and government and other organizations, but generally also for factories, mines, other enterprises, urban districts and villages. … The Cultural Revolutionary groups, committees and congresses in colleges and schools should consist mainly of representatives of the revolutionary students. At the same time, they should have a certain number of representatives of the revolutionary teaching and administrative staff and workers.”

Bard College: “The Multicultural Diversity Committee (MDC) at Bard College must made more visible, transparent, and accessible to the Bard community regarding its roles and responsibilities on campus. Members of the Bard College community should be informed about the committee’s role in the diversity and inclusion hiring process as well as the committee’s weekly meetings and progress made by the MDC throughout the semester. Bard must support the establishment of a student-run Diversity, Inclusion and Accountability Board.”

Beloit College: “Recurring Diversity sensitivity Training for faculty and staff to promote better inclusivity for students of color in classroom, office, and administrative spaces. Department Heads, senior staff, administrators need to participate in at least two semesters of the faculty/staff Sustained Dialogue group.”

Boston College: “Include Students in the Hiring Committee for the New Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Diversity, and Include Questions regarding Systematic Oppression as part of the Interview Process.”

Brown University: “Furthermore, we would like the instantiation of hiring committees that would ensure Brown offers competitive salaries to top faculty of color working in the aforementioned areas. In accordance with this demand, we implore Brown’s administration – with the inclusion of undergraduate and graduate students of color – to create an external board tasked with the responsibility of reviewing each department’s progress in hiring, retaining, offering competitive salaries, and creating opportunities for advancement for faculty of color who work on social justice issues.”

Guilford College: “The creation of a sovereign Office of Diversity and Inclusion to enforce these demands and keep the administration accountable – these tasks should not solely be carried out through the unpaid labor of students and faculty of color.”

Harvard University: “We demand that HSPH address race and inequity through education by instituting mandatory training on race and privilege for all students, post-docs, staff, and faculty, developing case studies that challenge social injustice, and increasing practicum opportunities on themes of racism and health. This process should begin by the spring semester and incorporate student input.”

Lawrence University: “A committee that works on recruitment and retention of Students of Color should be formed immediately. The committee should work towards solutions and ongoing programming related to recruitment and retention and Students of Color should have input in the recruitment process and appointment to the committee.”

Lewis and Clark College: “Create a committee with slots for students of color, faculty of color, and students and faculty from underrepresented communities within the hiring process.”

University of Kansas: “Establish Multicultural Student Government independent of current University of Kansas Student Senate.”

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: “We DEMAND that students and workers of our choosing will be included in all committees commissioned for the hiring of top tier administrators (i.e. Chancellor, Dean, President). The current president of ASG, the student body president, and president of GPSF are already involved in some of these processes, and clearly we cannot rely on a few tokenized students.”

Study_Defense

Give prominence to politics, study air defense knowledge, train your skills up to the mark, resolutely strike against invaders (Source)

10) Educational Reform: “In the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution a most important task is to transform the old educational system and the old principles and methods of teaching. … In every kind of school we must apply thoroughly the policy advanced by Comrade Mao Tse-tung of education serving proletarian politics and education being combined with productive labour, so as to enable those receiving an education to develop morally, intellectually and physically and to become labourers with socialist consciousness and culture.”

University of Missouri: “We demand that the University of Missouri creates and enforces comprehensive racial awareness and inclusion curriculum throughout all campus departments and units, mandatory for all students, faculty, staff and administration. This curriculum must be vetted, maintained, and overseen by a board comprised of students, staff and faculty of color.”

Brown University: “We demand an in-person and compulsory Title IX training for faculty, staff, DPS, administrators, and students that includes an intersectional framework.”

Brandeis University: “Implement educational pedagogies and curriculums that increase racial awareness and inclusion within ALL departments and schools. Mandate yearly diversity and inclusion workshops for all faculty and staff with optional workshops being offered consistently throughout the academic year.”

Kennesaw State University: “We demand required cultural awareness, race and ethnicity, and intersectional LGBT diversity training for members of Greek Life and all student organizations on campus. No one should be exempt; student members of Greek Life and staff alike. Staff members are not agents of respectability, nor are organization advisory boards breeding grounds for respectability politics; we will no longer accept the tone policing, political bias, and overarching reach of the power of organization advisors.”

Lawrence University: “The newly introduced Israel­ Palestine class, and especially given that it is being offered under the Religious Studies department, needs to have its syllabus reviewed to ensure that the Palestinian narrative is represented. Offering this class in the religious studies department reinforces the ignorant notion that this is a religious conflict even though it clearly isn’t.”

Michigan State University: “We demand that Michigan State University establish a College of Race, Class, and Gender Studies. This college will be home to the newly created Department of African American and African Studies, and it would establish a Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, Department of Women and Gender Studies, and a Department of Native American Studies.”

Michigan State University: “We demand an increase in tenure-stream faculty whose research specializes in Black Politics, Black Linguistics, Black Sociology, Black Psychology, African politics, Black Queer Studies, Hip-Hop Studies, African American Literature, African Literature, and Decolonial Theory. All these faculty hires must be approved by a panel of Black student leaders and will be tenured in the Department of African American and African Studies.”

Missouri State University: “We demand the establishment of a mandatory Diversity Curriculum for administration, faculty, staff and incoming students starting with academic year of 2016-2017 in perpetuation. This curriculum should: Be designed by students, administration, and faculty; Require real-life application of the university’s pillars; and Highlight the cultural climate of the university.”

New York University: “Perpetual, continuing education on diversity for all university members that exists outside of a module format.”

Purdue University: “We demand that Purdue create and enforce a required comprehensive racial awareness curriculum for all students, staff, faculty, administration, and police. This curriculum must be vetted and overseen by a board of diverse students, faculty, and staff.”

University of Baltimore: “Cultural Competency Training & Training to Employ Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. This university is increasingly becoming a multicultural environment. With people from many diverse backgrounds the opportunity to miscommunication and insensitivity is ripe. Specifically, this university has a problem with faculty being insensitive to students of color and promoting instances of outright discrimination and microaggressions. There is a responsibility for this university to create positive environments of learning and form effective working relationships amongst all in this community.”

University of Kansas: “Mandatory, intense ‘inclusion and belonging’ training for all levels of students, staff, faculty, and administration.”

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: “We DEMAND that the University incorporate mandatory programming for all University constituents (students, faculty, staff, administrators, deans, chairs, etc.) that teaches the historical racial violence of this University and town as well as a historical and contemporary look at the ways in which racial capitalism, settler colonialism, and cisheteropatriarchy structure our world. This will come from an ungraded course created and facilitated by a coalition of students as part of a broader task force of workers, students and staff. There is an acceptance of oppression as the norm at this University that must be called out and addressed. The program will be vetted by a University professor of our choosing.”

University of Virginia: “Incoming First-Years should have a three-credit seminar requirement that analyzes systems of power in regards to race, sex, sexual orientation, and other areas. The purpose of these courses is to nurture and develop the critical skills necessary to be informed and socially responsible citizens.”

Deepen_Criticism

Deepen the criticism of Lin (Biao) and Confucius, energetically increase industrial production (Source)

11) The Question of Criticizing by Name in the Press: “In the course of the mass movement of the Cultural Revolution, the criticism of bourgeois and feudal ideology should be well combined with the dissemination of the proletarian world outlook and of Marxism-Leninism, Mao Tse-tung’s thought. Criticism should be organized of typical bourgeois representatives who have wormed their way into the Party and typical reactionary bourgeois academic ‘authorities,’ and this should include criticism of various kinds of reactionary views in philosophy, history, political economy and education, in works and theories of literature and art, in theories of natural science, and in other fields.”

University of Missouri: “We demand that University of Missouri System President, Tim Wolfe, writes a hand-written apology … acknowledge his white privilege … admits his gross negligence… We demand the immediate removal of Tim Wolfe as UM system president.”

Amherst: “President Martin must issue a statement of apology to students, alumni and former students, faculty, administration and staff who have been victims of several injustices including but not limited to our institutional legacy of white supremacy, colonialism, anti-black racism, anti-Latin@ racism, anti-Native American racism, anti-Native/ indigenous racism, anti-Asian racism, anti-Middle Eastern racism, heterosexism, cis-sexism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, ableism, mental health stigma, and classism.”

Guilford College: “A public apology must be issued from the people who directed the production of the BLM video to the organizers of Black Lives Matter Week who have been exploited by the administration by way of the marketing video posted by the college following the BLM event of 10/27/2015.”

Harvard University: “We demand that Dean Frenk issue a public statement by Wednesday, December 17, recognizing the public health relevance and impact of racism and its manifestations, including police brutality in the 21st century.”

Lawrence University: “On behalf of the university, President Burstein will send a public apology to Students and Staff of Color, past and present for not being proactive in addressing racial issues in our community. The Administration will take a public stance and release a public statement acknowledging racism, discrimination, and hate speech on our campus.”

Powerful_Marxists

Create powerful Marxist theoretical troops in the midst of battle (Source)

12) Policy Towards Scientists, Technicians and Ordinary Members of Working Staffs: “As regards scientists, technicians and ordinary members of working staffs, as long as they are patriotic, work energetically, are not against the Party and socialism, and maintain no illicit relations with any foreign country, we should in the present movement continue to apply the policy of ‘unity, criticism, unity.’ Special care should be taken of those scientists and scientific and technical personnel who have made contributions. Efforts should be made to help them gradually transform their world outlook and their style of work.”

Bard College: “Bard College must support and ensure the establishment and provision of Diversity and Sensitivity Workshops multiple times a semester to faculty and staff at all levels. These workshops will provide continuous in-person training regarding cultural understanding, engagement with bias, the use of inclusive language, etc.”

Duke University: “Professors, staff members, and non-academic employees will be in danger of losing their jobs, and non-tenure track faculty will lose tenure status if they perpetuate hate speech that threatens the safety of students of color. They will also be liable if the discriminatory attitudes behind the speech could potentially harm the academic achievements of students of color.”

Kennesaw State University: “We demand the adoption of strong repercussions and sanctions immediately added to policy for offenders of racist actions and racial bias on campus. Current policies listed in the student handbook identify discrimination and harassment as punishable, yet do not sufficiently detail the punishments and repercussions which come with these acts. These repercussions must be sufficient in reach – meaning not just for student offenders, but for staff as well – and they must be clearly stated within syllabi.”

Loyola University Maryland: “We demand Mandatory Racial Justice Training for all employees, faculty, staff, and new students. This training must be facilitated by a student-approved third party consultant.”

Michigan State University: “We demand that all current and future Residential Advisors and Michigan State University Police receive a mandatory cultural competency training.”

Purdue University: “We demand that Purdue create and enforce a required comprehensive racial awareness curriculum for all students, staff, faculty, administration, and police. This curriculum must be vetted and overseen by a board of diverse students, faculty, and staff.”

Purdue University: “We demand that there be enforced extensive background checks relating to sexual offense, hate group membership, and discriminatory offenses of all faculty, staff, and police officers.”

San Francisco State University: “Mandatory racial sensitivity training for all incoming employees, faculty of San Francisco State University including UPD.”

Simmons College: “We demand that all faculty and staff be put through rigorous diversity training that emphasizes the requirement that they address microagressions and misinformation in class. As part of this we also demand that faculty are incentivized to participate in racial justice work as part of the tenure and promotion processes. We would like to see repercussions for racial actions performed by professors and administrators or staff. Our micro and macro-aggressions should be taken seriously and met with the highest level of urgency and care.”

Southern Methodist University: “Sensitivity training for all faculty and staff, including tenured professors, must be mandatory.”

University of Baltimore: “Cultural competency training should be given on a semester basis (this includes workshops, lectures, and interactive courses) and be mandatory for students, faculty, and staff. We also demand that faculty members are put through intensive training on how to implement culturally relevant teaching techniques and curricula that breeds an environment of inclusiveness and understanding in the classroom.”

University of Cincinnati: “We demand that the University of Cincinnati conducts holistic profiles including extensive background checks, mental evaluations, and accounts of past misbehaviors of all faculty/staff/police hired at the University of Cincinnati, starting immediately.”

University of Kansas: “Mandatory, intense ‘inclusion and belonging’ training for all levels of students, staff, faculty, and administration.”

Vanderbilt University: “Develop ongoing racial competency training for all faculty and staff. Maintain these training modules for all faculty and staff in order to address issues as they arise and to insure absorption and incorporation of competency tenets. Include a question concerning the racial climate of the classroom in professor evaluations.”

Border_Areas

Let young people contribute to the development of the border areas (Source)

13) The Question of Arrangements for Integration With the Socialist Education Movement in City and Countryside: “The cultural and educational units and leading organs of the Party and government in the large and medium cities are the points of concentration of the present proletarian Cultural Revolution. The Great Cultural Revolution has enriched the socialist education movement in both city and countryside and raised it to a higher level. Efforts should be made to conduct these two movements in close combination. Arrangements to this effect may be made by various regions and departments in the light of the specific conditions.”

[Author’s Note: In China, millions of citizens were forcibly removed to the countryside to “reeducate” themselves among the working class. American students have not yet made such radical demands, but they clearly demand that their revolution not be confined to the campus.]

Grinnell College: “Partnership with City Officials to develop protocols around responses to bias-motivated incidents that occur in the city of Grinnell. Create community relations and mentor programs to facilitate increased meaningful connection between the college and the City of Grinnell.”

Lawrence University: “The University will work with the city of Appleton’s Diversity Coordinator, the Appleton Police Department and the Mayor of Appleton to discuss and implement a safety plan for addressing street harassment and violence on College Ave. and Appleton, WI.”

Santa Clara University: “Off campus Student Life Orientation. There are a variety of health and safety reasons that support the decision to track on and off campus living. In addition to those reasons, it is in the University’s best interest to have a record of students living on and off campus. In addition to tracking student housing, we advocate for the school to create an off campus student life orientation that preps students for living on their own. It should also include a diversity and sexual assault component. This off campus orientation is expected to be completed by all students. Failure to do so would result in a potential fine or a hold on one’s ability to register for classes until completed.”

UCLA: “Create a UCLA community schools in a predominately Black Area of Los Angeles. Black Students are one of the smallest populations at UCLA, and the university should be doing all it can to reach out to them. Currently community schools are 80% Latino and 14% Asian. UCLA should be focusing on its smallest populations of Black and American Indian students.”

University of Cincinnati: “We demand that the University of Cincinnati divest from any companies involved in the operation of private prisons and establish a Socially Responsible Investment Committee (or at least adopting a socially responsible investment policy) for all investment transactions by the start of the 2017-­2018 Academic Year.”

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: “We DEMAND that the University evaluate all companies it is currently licensing with, and make decisions to cut contracting with corporations proven to have deeply exploitative and abusive track records toward workers. Given that, we DEMAND UNC cut its current licensing with: a. VF Corporation. Signing the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is insufficient, because VF Corporation, which makes UNC apparel, has moved their sites of production outside of Bangladesh, effectively nullifying the Accord. b. Nike. The University signed a near $40 million 10-year contract with the corporation in 2009.”

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: “We DEMAND that the University decriminalize sleeping on campus or being on campus after midnight for non-students. We know these policies are primarily meant to police poor, Black, and Brown bodies on supposedly ‘public’ space.”

University of North Carolina at Greensboro: “WE DEMAND accountability to the larger community. a. Stop the Gentrification of Glenwood. UNCG must stop any further plans to expand the campus into the neighborhood and work with the community to decide what to do with the property already purchased by the university. b. No more UNCG police patrolling through Glenwood neighborhood. The campus police department is unaccountable to the residents of the Glenwood neighborhood and should not police that community. c. UNCG must join the growing movement of divestment from companies and other financial entities profiting from fossil fuels, private prisons, and the Israeli Occupation of Palestine. The university must reinvest these funds into non-extractive community-driven development funds and projects.”

Production

The Chinese people have high aspirations (Source)

14) Take Firm Hold of the Revolution and Stimulate Production: “The aim of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution is to revolutionize people’s ideology and as a consequence to achieve greater, faster, better and more economical results in all fields of work. If the masses are fully aroused and proper arrangements are made, it is possible to carry on both the Cultural Revolution and production without one hampering the other, while guaranteeing high quality in all our work.”

Amherst: “Dean Epstein must ask faculty to excuse all students from all 5 College classes, work shifts, and assignments from November 12th, 2015 to November 13th, 2015 given their organization of and attendance at the Sit-In. Do not threaten the jobs of the faculty, staff, or administrators that support our list of demands. Such threats will result in an escalation of our response.”

Brandeis University: “Increase minimum wage for all hourly paid university employees by 15%.”

Duke University: “Living Wages and Rights for Staff and Adjunct Faculty. Commit in writing to an immediate end to the union busting activities meant to intimidate non tenure-track faculty organizing a union, including but not limited to captive audience meetings, the maintenance of the ‘One-to-One’ website, and emails meant to misinform and discourage organizing faculty. Mandate or create a new policy that allows faculty and staff to freely criticize Duke’s institution without fear of losing their jobs.”

Michigan State University: “We demand an increase in academic advisors, as well as mental health and sexaul (sic) assault professionals who specialize in dealing with students of color.”

Notre Dame of Maryland University: “The Academic Affairs department must hire, place and tenure more people of color on in order to promote diversity on our campus. We believe that this action should be taken immediately.”

Occidental College: “Promotion of the CDO to Vice President level. Increase budget of the CDO office by 50%. $60,000 allocated to DEB to fund programming and provide resources for black and other marginalized students. Creation of a fully funded and staffed Black Studies program, a demand that has not been met for over 40 years. Increase percentage of tenured faculty of color by 20% for the 2017-2018 school year, and by 100% over the next 5 years.”

Purdue University: “We demand that under represented faculty and staff receive more resources, funding and support.”

San Francisco State University: “Increase of enrollment and retention of Black students, Increase of Black faculty and faculty with tenure. … Increase support and funding for College of Ethnic Studies and Ethnic Organizations.”

Sarah Lawrence College: “We demand that the College provide greater material resources to the Chief Diversity Officer, and the Office of Diversity and Campus Engagement. This demand includes more staff and financial support.”

Sarah Lawrence College: “We demand that the College provide sustained and ongoing faculty and staff training around racism.”

Simmons College: “We demand an increase in the number of faculty and staff of color at Simmons across all academic disciplines and administrative roles. This increase should meet a 30% minimum representation across all colleges, matching the ratio of students of color in the student body. We also demand institutional support and mentorship for faculty and staff of color.”

UC Berkeley: “WE DEMAND the hiring of two full time admissions staff members that have extensive experience working with Black students, and a series of enhanced recruitment strategies, with a budget of $300,371, to recruit Black students to UC Berkeley. We maintain that this funding comes from the Chancellor’s office and not from the Division of Student Affairs.”

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: “We DEMAND that all administrators be compensated at the same rate as workers. UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt currently receives a base salary of $570,000. Her pay is symptomatic of the way universities have a bloated administrative system with numerous over-paid workers in executive positions. We DEMAND that all workers at the UNC system & UNC Hospitals have the right to unionize and collectively bargain. We DEMAND that the UNC-System and UNC-Chapel Hill advocate for the right to unionize and collectively bargain for workers on a state and national level. We DEMAND a minimum compensation of $15,000 per course for all adjunct faculty.”

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: “We DEMAND that student-athletes are recognized as University employees, paid a base salary $25.00/hour with benefits, and, further, compensated in accordance with the level of revenue that they bring to the University.”

University of Virginia: “The University should conduct an internal AND external review as well as an intentional study on the cost and effect of institutionalizing a living minimum wage for its direct employees.”

Military

The whole party must grasp military affairs, the whole people must become soldiers (Source)

15) The Armed Forces: “In the armed forces, the cultural revolution and the socialist education movement should be carried out in accordance with the instructions of the Military Commission of the Central Committee of the Party and the General Political Department of the People’s Liberation Army.”

[Author’s Note: Although there are some student demands made of campus and local law enforcement agencies, I could identify none which would directly affect branches of the U.S. military. We shall see.]

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Hold high the great red banner of Mao Zedong to wage the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution to the end – Revolution is no crime, to rebel is justified (Source)

16) Mao Tse-tung’s Thought Is the Guide for Action in the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution: “In the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, it is imperative to hold aloft the great red banner of Mao Tse-tung’s thought and put proletarian politics in command. The movement for the creative study and application of Chairman Mao Tse-tung’s works should be carried forward among the masses of the workers, peasants and soldiers, the cadres and the intellectuals, and Mao Tse-tung’s thought should be taken as the guide to action in the Cultural Revolution.”

[Author’s note: If it is not clear to you already that “Mao’s Thought” is the guide for all these demands, then you might be subject to Point #12. But, if you work energetically, and are not against the protesters, then I do not doubt that their continued peaceful efforts will help you transform your world outlook.]