As the post-memorial day celebration of “dads and grads” kicks off, the intrigue surrounds who or what will be giving the commencement speech at institutions of higher learning and organizations bestowing participation trophies onto legions of pseudo-graduates ill-prepared to assimilate into the contemporary job market. Keeping in mind that 58, as of this instant 59 recognized pronouns distinguishing the gender and sexual identifying characteristics of an individual pervade college culture, many universities have opted not to print graduation itineraries for fear of confusing the family’s of graduates, and adhering to sanctioned environmental friendly practices preserving designated logging areas already managed and coordinated for annual harvests.
Between the pandemic and continuous civil unrest, obvious popular choices outside of dignitaries and politicians, are celebrities, prominent members of the health care community, and the trending social justice activists. While the presence of professional instigators on public and private campuses teeming with crowds is a disconcerting vision, the majority of students have already been indoctrinated against adversaries of groupthink triggering a serious emotional response. Obviously, this will not be an issue for virtual keynote engagements.
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Without further ado, here is the esteemed 2021 All-star team bringing riveting unpatriotic rhetoric to impressionable minds… The list reads like a veritable “who’s who” on the Left side of the ledger. Unless otherwise noted, all graduation ceremonies listed were or will be virtual.
Dr. Fauci- Virtual events (of course) at Emory University and UNC
Michael Bloomberg- Johns Hopkins University
Hillary Clinton- Fordham Law School
Pete Buttigieg- Wake Forest, Condi Rice is also slated to speak
Shannon Watts- Founder of gun control group Moms Demand Action received honorary degree, Washington University
Stacy Abrams- University of Colorado Law School
Joe Biden- Coast Guard Academy
Kamala Harris- Naval Academy
Lloyd J Austin III- Secretary of Defense, West Point
Raphael Warnock- Morehouse School of Medicine, Savannah State University
John Legend- Duke University
Whitney Wolfe- Founder of swipe right dating app Bumble, Southern Methodist University
Wally Adeyemo- Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, University of California Berkeley
Bryan Stevensen- Civil rights activist, Howard University, University of Michigan, MIT, Tufts
Dr. Brittany Lewis- Feminist, University of Minnesota
Robert Lopez- Singer/Songwriter, Yale
Issa Rae- Actor and Social Justice Activist, Stanford
Patrisse Cullors- Founder Black Lives Matter, UCLA
Mr. Wash- Social justice activist, UCLA
Roxanne Gay- Feminist, Cornell
Marc Morial- Former Mayor and National Urban League President- University of Tennessee
Ty Burrell- Actor, University of Oregon
Annette Gordon-Reed- Historian and professor, Dartmouth
André De Shields- Broadway performer, University of Wisconsin
Ruby Bridges- Social justice activist- Tulane
Audra Wilson, Former Obama aide and CEO of the Shriver Center for Poverty Law, Bucknell University
On the flip side of things, Hillsdale College chose to roll with Tim Allen, Tim Tebow is the ambassador for Liberty University’s graduation, and the University of Massachusetts and the University o Utah decided to go with sports figureheads in the form of hockey coach Greg Carvel, and Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell respectively. Officials in Salt Lake wrestled over the notion of selecting Mitchell’s teammate Rudy Gobert, who is infamous for the off the court incident of deliberately wiping his Covid-19 positive oven mitts over a bank of microphones during a post-game press conference, but cooler heads prevailed.
In an interesting example of a symbiotic relationship, the record number of social activists acting as keynote speakers is in direct correlation with the viral conversation emanating through social media devoted to societal engineering. The equation is fairly simple as F***book and Twitter offer a platform for polarizing individuals to trend, and the staggering amount of traffic as a result fuels the exponential growth of digital communities to the point of straining the power in developing nations. Without the existence of social networks, the rhetoric and platitudes of lunatic activists would be severely limited and vise versa, as the Silicon Valley hierarchy does an effective job moderating contrary viewpoints to Leftist propaganda. Imagine a world absent from tweets and twits, it is rather difficult even if one tries to block out the current nightmare of hysteria.
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