Do As We Say, Not As We Do
I was checking my LinkedIn feed and noticed a Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) post about its new partnership with Columbia University. The phrase that jumped off the screen was Understand the Past, which I happen to take seriously. Thinking about the ill-fated appointment of self-confessed war criminal Bob Kerrey as chairman of the FUV board of trustees, I posted a comment, including a link to my July 2016 article Bob Kerrey and Fulbright University – What were they thinking?
Sadly, but not surprisingly, my prediction came true. My comment was removed within hours. Such rank hypocrisy brings to mind the expression, “a leopard never changes its spots.” While I assume FUV’s red, white, and blue minders would approve of such an action, what if the faculty and students knew?
Here’s the “after” version cleansed of my “objectionable” comment. Good job, FUV censors! I’m sure your benefactor from “the land of the free and the home of the brave” is proud of you. It is said that the truth will set you free, a sentiment that the FUV leadership has never taken to heart.
Bonus: Previous posts and articles about FUV. More to come as I dig deeper. The fat lady hasn’t sung yet!
Shalom (שלום), MAA