The Diversity Forum at first may have sounded like a good program about respecting diversity, but really it was just a platform to spew liberal propaganda.
Now nobody get me wrong, I think that it’s a good thing to respect all races, all religions, all types of sexual orientation, etc and not be prejudiced to anyone about any of them.
But the Diversity Forum instead gave off the message of that conservatives are racist bigots.
The forum started off with local radio host Dave Congalton saying to end divisiveness by ending national talk radio.
For those who can’t read between the lines, this a clear slap in the face to my heroes- Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and the like, since after all talk radio is dominated by conservatives.
I’m sure that means he’d be in favor of the First Amendment-restricting Fairness Doctrine. Congalton must be jealous that he’ll never get the ratings to become a famous national talk show host like Rush or Levin.
Then Congalton said that racism was present because he got a bunch of angry phone calls about how a Muslim mentioned Sharia Law in an article in the SLO Tribune and he called them “paranoid”.
No sir, they weren’t paranoid. You don’t seem to realize that Sharia Law advocates global jihad, making women second class citizens, and other disgusting things that go against our principles of ordered liberty.
Later, two people came onstage to perform some musical numbers. The music was nice, and the lyrics were powerful- until the woman said that the Oscar Grant shooting (BART Police shooting in Oakland) was borne out of a country run by TEA Partiers, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and the like.
I found that to be deeply offensive, as I am a TEA Partier and a regular listener of Rush and Beck and I certainly am not a hateful racist.
Then of course they had a Diversity Panel, where a bunch of students/faculty members began spewing the need for affirmative action (which is reverse racism) and the DREAM Act (giving illegals preferential treatment over those from out-of-state), to name a couple.
Yes, there were some things that I liked about the forum- seeing Joe Schwartz’s extensive photography portfolio displayed was cool and President Jeffrey Armstrong had a good speech.
But overall I came out of there feeling very offended. Something’s wrong with that if someone came out of a Diversity Forum feeling offended.