Sunday, May 1, 2016
On open minds and democracy...........
Mike Bloomberg delivers a commencement address to the school up north. Here is his written version. It is worth the few moments it will take you to read it. Almost (but not quite) makes me wish he was running for president. A few wee excerpts:
"The whole purpose of college is to learn how to deal with difficult situations -- not run away from them. A microaggression is exactly that: micro. And one of the most dangerous places on a college campus is a safe space, because it creates the false impression that we can insulate ourselves from those who hold different views."
"Today, when a populist candidate promises free college, free health care and a pony, or another candidate promises to make other countries pay for our needs, remember: Those who promise you a free lunch will invariably eat you for breakfast."