History is the collective memory of the human race, everything that has happened, good and bad. Without it we are condemned to perpetual childhood, or even amnesia.
Now morons at Wisconsin University have removed two historical paintings because they could be “potentially traumatic” to some students and make others “feel bad” ( http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/07/college-takes-down-historical-paintings-because-they-might-traumatize-students/ ).
One painting depicts French fur traders peacefully trading with the Indians. The other memorializes the first fort erected in Wisconsin, just sort of sitting there. No violence. But still potentially traumatic, as in doing serious and lasting psychological harm. We know that because the college’s Diversity Leadership Team has told us so.
Another thing we know is that the college has way, way, way too much money; otherwise it couldn’t afford a Diversity Leadership Team. Or else they’d have to cut medical services, food service, electricity use or some other trivial thing so they could keep their Diversity Leadership Team.
Go ahead, anyone–I dare you. Tell me how **** like this is in any conceivable way good for America. I triple-dog dare you to try.
I suppose this is only what’s to be expected when children are warehoused in day care centers, then schools, and never allowed any unstructured play, never allowed to make any kind of decision, never called upon to compromise and make deals with other children so that play becomes possible, told “Good job!” whenever they break wind, and given trophies and medals just for showing up. College just finishes the job, rendering them utterly useless for any constructive purpose, turning them into imbeciles who will collapse into fetal position the moment they see or hear or read or imagine anything that diverges even a hair’s breadth from whatever it is they think they want–if we can actually use the word “think” in this context.
Christians who love and respect their children, and want the best for them, do them no favor by sending them to college.