Carrying the Mattress of Political Correctness By James Reed
A story showing the degeneracy of the universities, as reflected in the wider society, is the saga of the mattress, as discussed by Bettina Arndt in The Australian, but covered by many others for a long time in the US: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/mattress-girl-saga-a-warning-to-unis-on-sexual-assault-cases/news-story/daecd8a0b17438c2a2fc4a681d159da5.
“Last week the long saga over the Columbia University mattress girl came to an end. It was a costly lesson for the New York university and a sign that buying into the notion of a “campus rape culture” can prove a big mistake for esteemed centres of higher learning. Australian universities take note.
In 2015 the mattress girl, Emma Sulkowicz, became a global celebrity by turning what was found to be a false rape allegation into performance art by carrying her mattress with her everywhere on campus. She was protesting against Columbia’s decision not to take action against a young German student, Paul Nungesser, whom she’d accused of choking and anally raping her.
Columbia has now reached a confidential settlement with Nungesser following his lawsuit claiming the university supported “an outrageous display of harassment and defamation” by allowing Sulkowicz for three years to use her mattress to hold campus protests where people openly called him a rapist. Sulkowicz was given academic credit for the performance as part of her visual arts major and was allowed to carry the mattress in her graduation ceremony.
It’s most unlikely any jury would have convicted Nungesser given the facts of the case. There’s a Facebook message from Sulkowicz to Nungesser two days after the alleged rape saying she was keen to join in a party in his room. A month later she sought more contact: “I want to see youyououo¬you”. The following month she messaged: “I love you Paul. Where are you?” Hardly surprising that the university’s investigation found Nungesser not guilty of assault.
Similarly murky facts emerged in accusations made by two other women about Nungesser. Investigations were held. The man was found not guilty.”
As well, this is what Emma is up to presently:
“Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University art-department cynosure known as “Mattress Girl,” has become a new Marilyn Manson. Seeking to keep her notoriety alive, she has created a “performance art” piece in which she is tied up in her scanties, hoisted in the air, and beaten for the amusement and edification of spectators. We’ll spare you the pictures. Suffice it to say that if they depicted your daughter, your first thought probably would not be, “My little girl is so empowered.”” Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448040/mattress-girl-emma-sulkowicz-pathetic-journey-provocateur.
Does anyone see a problem here? Anyone? How about you at the back of the class, texting on your me-phone? Nothing?
Well, a man was not guilty, but treated as such by the politically correct. We in Australia should not think that we are immune to this, given the university race vilification case that gripped us for so long. But, it is important to note that the legal system did do well in the end. There are problems there, but still it is the last stand of freedom, and when it goes, the rule of law goes too. That though is not the only threat to the continuity of the rule of law, which in places like Germany may already be imploding:
The issue here is that the universities in the West have ceased to be towers of free thought, and instead are at the mercy of young new classers. These spoiled brats will eventually be taking over the institutions, including the legal profession and courts, and then we can expect the big cultural collapse to occur. Hopefully, the universities may be financially bankrupted by the false rape payouts, and other litigation, forcing the sorts of changes that I have been advocating for over a decade here; close down the universities, for their time of poisoning society must come to an end.
I hope I live to see these ivory towers crumbling, with weeds eating away the cement and tumble weeds blowing through the campuses, as in a Man With No Name Western: