It’s getting to be kind of hard to respect people who send their kids to college: ’cause if you loved your kids, you wouldn’t want to subject them to abuse. And if you weren’t a downright ninnie, you wouldn’t be paying anyone an arm and a leg to do it.
At San Diego State they’ve got a, um, “workshop” which they call “Journey to a Shared Humanity” which is supposed to provide students with “intense… disturbing sensory experiences” to teach them not to be “oppressive” (https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/39393/) Actually, it sounds rather like a damned good thrashing.
What they do is walk students through a dark space and make them watch “a series of theatrical vignettes acted out by campus leaders.” These are like, real subtle. The ICE agent tearing the mother out of the arms of her weeping children. It’s supposed to be voluntary, but some students have been forced to attend.
It’s sort of the same old junk you see in silent movies from a hundred years ago, with the villain twirling his mustache as he ties Little Nell to the railroad tracks. The whole point of the exercise is to make students feel just terrible that they live in no-good stinkin’ rotten America that does nothing all day long but oppress its poor minorities, boo-hoo blah-blah.
Morons! You don’t live in an oppressive country–you live in America! People come flooding into this country, often illegally… and why do you suppose they do that? Because they want to be oppressed? Because it’s so terrible here, and they’re all masochists?
I think if I were dictator, I would find an enemy country that really has it in for us and ship them all our college professors and administrators. I would lumber them with our education system and defy them to survive and prosper. And I’ll bet they couldn’t!