Anne Coulter. Charles Murray. Condoleezza Rice. All people invited to speak at universities and then the subject of rabid left-wing protests because of their points of view. Now add to that list Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF. Lefties don't like her because they don't like the way the IMF takes money from rich countries and lends it to poor countries. I guess they want rich countries to simply give the money to poor countires. Smith College had invited a successful female leader to speak at commencement, but that wasn't enough for the deranged lefties. A student petition reads, in part
By selecting Ms. Lagarde as the commencement speaker we are supporting the International Monetary Fund and thus going directly against Smith’s values to stand in unity with equality for all women, regardless of race, ethnicity or class. Although we do not wish to disregard all of Ms. Lagarde’s accomplishments as a strong female leader in the world, we also do not want to be represented by someone whose work directly contributes to many of the systems that we are taught to fight against. By having her speak at our commencement, we would be publicly supporting and acknowledging her, and thus the IMF.
These students have been taught to be closed-minded. They feel they have a right to go through life unoffended. And, rather than work within the system in a direction more in line with their views, they choose to work outside the system by shaming anyone who does not agree with their juvenile group-think.