What's this, is Marz suddenly changing?
GOP desperately shaking the #Benghazi tree for the umpteenth time, because their own orchard is barren.— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) October 22, 2015
As if the committee didn't have anything interesting to turn up? Hilary Clinton just demonstrated how poor her conduct was.
But later, Marz tweeted the following in response to a college shunning a woman who doesn't agree with the ultra-liberal take on feminism:
Freedom of Speech means allowing all viewpoints to be heard, ESPECIALLY ones you don't agree with. https://t.co/dftBO2kuS7— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) October 22, 2015
Now that's pretty amazing, since in the past, he probably wouldn't have even acknowledged this galling show of disrespect for somebody coming to a campus the opposition doesn't even own.
Then, in response to a Chuck Woolery comment about Clinton's dismaying display at the committee, he wrote:
I'd like to buy an "A," Chuck? https://t.co/bW97oNr1qU— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) October 22, 2015
Not entirely clear to me, I assume he's agreeing with Woolery? If he is, and realizes Clinton's a bad lot herself, that's certainly surprising. Then, in response to Weekly Standard writer Mark Hemingway's comment about universities enforcing speech codes, he says:
The world has sharp edges. I'm somewhat baffled by those who demand their entertainment and interactions conform to their specific needs.— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) October 25, 2015
The recent stories of college campuses demanding speakers or performers conform to non-threatening, non-upsetting standards is sad.— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) October 25, 2015
In college especially, you're supposed to be challenged and exposed to different viewpoints, not coddled like a toddler.— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) October 25, 2015
Now there's outcry that stories are upsetting or triggering or just not right, and so should be done differently, or not at all.— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) October 25, 2015
In my experience as an adult and as a parent, the real world does not conform to you. Expecting it to do so an exercise in futility.— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) October 25, 2015
And when Joe Carmagna points him to an Atlantic article on the subject, he says:
I have. There's a steady stream of pieces like that. I have to wonder how such people will get along in real world. https://t.co/UUrsVvllLQ— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) October 25, 2015
Well this sure is pretty surprising to see him lament students, directors and whatever dwellers on campus there be who consider a building they don't own their literal property, and go out of their way to demand it adhere entirely to their beliefs. But the most challenging question here, obviously, is whether he realizes many of the colleges enforcing Orwellian codes today are run by leftists? Because that's where a lot of this hostility is stemming from today, and failure to consider that will only ensure it keeps on. This is practically why Ayaan Hirsi Ali wound up shunned by Brandeis University, all because Islamofascists on the campus didn't want her to be heard.
And how come he attacked Pamela Geller several months ago? Doing that was just following the example set by various leftists at the same universities. If he really comprehends what's wrong at universities now, he'll apologize for that cheapjack commentary.
And he's still attacking GOP politicians for the wrong reasons, including the following:
Oh please, oh please, oh please ... the longer Carson and Trump suck up all the air in the room, the better. https://t.co/P6pKWYdZBP— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) October 26, 2015
While Trump does have flaws, I don't see as many in Carson, though he does have some, to be sure. However, he's said he wants to cut funding for liberal colleges who could espouse what Marz appears to lament, and that could help send a message to these colleges to cut out any political biases they're sunk in. But if Marz is not being critical for logical reasons, then his comment is a waste of time.
Having said that, it's certainly interesting that Marz is adding himself to at least a handful of leftists who might be starting to question whether liberalism is going astray. To be sure, it won't endear him to any leftists who're still adhering to boilerplate positions. But it might suggest he's coming around, though there's still plenty of topics on which he'll probably have a long way to go before proving he can redeem himself. Even in his own comic book writing.
Update: then again, I must've gotten too enthused, seeing how he's now saying I'm confused how his brain works. And he's written a few more items that do make clear he's still not abandoning his ultra-leftist stance anytime soon.