Want to kill your culture dead? Simply set up a lot more colleges and universities than the country will ever need, staff them with insane liberal wackos, and, at great cost, fill them with millions of not-very-bright students with no particular bent for scholarship.
And just to make sure the stake goes through the heart, partner the colleges with labor unions.
F’rinstance: Student employees at the University of Washington are preparing to vote on “whether hurting someone’s feelings should be ‘grievable’ under their union’s contract with the school” ( http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/22415/ ). The union representing teaching assistants, administrative aides, and other college gofers who have never once set foot inside an auto factory is the United Auto Workers.
The key sticking point in the negotiations is whether these tender souls must be protected from any word, thought, or deed that might possibly offend them. The union wants this stuff to be “grievable”–meaning that if you’re one of these fragile flowers and your feelings get hurt, the school has to give you money and punish the ogre who bruised your feelings.
The goal is to root out “microaggression.”
Huh? What in the world is that? Well, it’s “unconscious bias,” or “unintended discrimination” which, even if the enemy of the human race has no awareness that he is being exclusive or homophobic or racist or whatevuh, “has the same effect as conscious, intended discrimination.”
This is the coming thing, a spokeswoman for the UAW said–“the next level of discourse in this country around racism, sexism, and homophobia.” It’ll make the campus “more inclusive,” too, whatever that means.
I grew up in a UAW household. I can’t imagine what has happened to that union.
Because all of the offenses of “microaggression” are done unconsciously, and without intent, virtually any human interaction may be seen as including some form of microaggression. Our cherished minorities can go on witch hunts all day long, guaranteed to bag somebody.
You won’t even know you’ve committed an offense until they bust you for it. Anything you say, anything you do–absolutely anything–might cost you your job, or whatever other penalty they make up as they go along.
How will you prepare for this next level of discourse?