"Don't send my boy to Harvard,"
The dying mother said.
"Don't send my boy to Syracuse,
"I'd rather see him dead!
"Yes, send my boy to Princeton, or better still Cornell,
"But as for Bran-D-E-I-S
"I'll see him first in hell!"
In that ancient fraternity drinking song, the original punch line was "Pennsylvan-I-A." But now Brandeis, certified (by Daily Caller) as America's second "Most Rabidly Leftist, Politically Correct College for Dirty, Tree-Hugging Hippies," walks away with the honor.
What in the world has happened to Brandeis, nestled in leafy, suburban Boston, named for Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, friend to Zionism, incorruptible crusader for justice? The opening of Brandeis in 1948 was called "one of the great moments in Jewish history," its 13-member faculty, under president Abram Sachar, a distinguished roster of artists and scholars.
Brandeis now-- despite a faculty and student body on the whole devoted to the ideals of its namesake--has become a miasmic bog of crazy Left-wing ideology. Let us review the more publicized highlights, or rather days of dishonor, at Brandeis this past year, a year notable, incidentally, for the university's apparent decision to revoke the First Amendment.
There was, we recall, the ignominious ditching of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the noble human rights activist, from graduation ceremonies. Among the 87 faculty members instigating Hirsi Ali's disinvitatation was Mary Baine Campbell, a professor of literature, who called Hirsi Ali "an ignorant, ultra-right-wing extremist, abusively, shockingly vocal in her hatred for Muslim culture and Muslims…." And that was one of the less offensive rants.
And on the subject of Brandeis faculty rants, senior Daniel Mael (about whom more in a moment) revealed a hitherto secret faculty listserv, which for bottom-feeding vulgarity verges on the pornographic. Here, for example, is Donald Hindley, professor of comparative politics, who writes that when he dies, his organs probably will be taken by Israel and "if not of use to His people, recycled as (non-Kosher, I hope but money doth corrupt us all, as witness the Jewish Orthodox occupiers of Palestinian territory) sausages-frankfurters-weenies-erstwhile hot dogs." Elsewhere he observes that "We are at a Jew-controlled and –financed university…." Oh, and he also volunteered a picture of his penis.