Hayley Geftman-Gold and the state of higher education

Late last night yet another horrific attack on innocent people took place in Las Vegas.  So far, 59 people have lost their lives, hundreds are injured, and most likely, the number of deceased will still increase.

And before they could even fathom how many people attending a music concert had lost their lives, Hayley Geftman-Gold had this nightmarish comment on Facebook:

“If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing,” wrote Geftman-Gold on Facebook, perhaps referring to Sandy Hook. “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.

That’s right, she’s not sympathetic because they’re in a different party.

That is insane.

But, what really bothers me about this isn’t the fact she’s spouting the radical liberal mantra that all Republicans are fascists demanding the right to bear arms, but that she’s not some common thug off the street.  She graduated from The University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Law School.  She, is a product, of our highest education.   And, being a product of our highest education, she was basically handed lucrative jobs at MTV and eventually CBS.  Now, the caveat I will toss in here is CBS immediately did the right thing and fired her, but she was a VICE PRESIDENT.  And, I’m not willing to assume she very suddenly overnight became so radical that some people are dispensable because they MIGHT support the Second Amendment, she was thinking this way the entire time she was representing legal issues for both MTV and CBS.  The legal department at these places tell the others what they can legally say, and not say.  Think about that for one second.  She fit right in at CBS until she went overboard.

But, as much of a monster as she is, this is what our higher education is creating.  The level of intolerance for the most educated in the country is scary any more.  Listen to the rhetoric we quote from professors practically every day.  It sounds like Nazi eugenics.  These people either are completely ignorant of everyday knowledge such as The Bill of Rights and The US Constitution, or, they don’t care.  They preach that they are somehow smarter than the people that created a system of government that’s lasted a lot longer than they’ve been around.  They show complete disdain and contempt for the economic system that put them through college.  And, what’s worse, is the complete intolerance we see at Berkeley and others of allowing free speech.  They’re terrified of it.  Where does this come from?  This woman isn’t so out of line with what her piers are saying.  That unless you completely agree with their politics, you’re dispensable.

Even if it’s only assumed.

God help us if this is the best we can do.  Higher education in the United States needs a gut check.  Right now.  The values they’re instilling in our future leaders is amoral at best.  I don’t get it.

For what it’s worth, Hayley has apologized, after she lost her job and almost everyone agreed on how horrible she is.