A few years ago the Ontario Human Rights Commission toyed with the idea of assigning itself the authority to decide whom your friends should be… ’cause you can’t let ordinary racist dumb people decide that for themselves, they’ll just get it wrong.
Here in America, our looniversities are every bit as evilly wacko as the OHRC. Like f’rinstance:
When I was in freshman orientation for college in 1971, the theme was “dissent”–for its own sake, as an end in itself, as the highest social good, as a moral imperative, blah-blah (I’ll have to write more about this later).
Among the words they want to ban is “picnic.” You can’t say “picnic.” Why? Because, say College Officials [noun: Pack of dunderheads], “picnic” is synonymous with… lynching. Betcha didn’t know your annual Sunday school picnic was a lynching.
Back in 2015 this same looniversity had another campaign to abolish “microaggressions” against Asian students. This had to stop when the Asian students complained that the anti-microaggression campaign was in itself a kind of microaggression.
You also can’t say “you guys,” or “walk-in,” or “the” because it’s all Racist and oppressiveandjusthorribleIcan’tstandit–Aaaaaargh!
You’re actually paying to go to this laughable excuse for a college and be “taught” crapola like this? Please explain why you do that.
[Huff-puff! Newswithviews is done! One more blog post, type up a chapter of my new book… and I can crash.]
When I was in college, if I heard this once, I heard it ten thousand times–“Your generation is the best, the smartest, the most with-it generation ever! You are the hope of America!” Etc., etc.
I put this down to manipulation. This was how left-wing professors recruited useful idiots. You could cut the cynicism with a knife.
Professors are still stroking their students with this pap, but there’s a big difference between then and now.
Now they really believe it!
In his book, The Dumbest Generation, Mark Bauerlein cites a multitude of studies that find that professors have actually convinced themselves that their students are inherently wise. Although if that really were the case, why are the students sitting at their desks listening to the prof, when they should be up at the lectern and the profs at the desks, being taught by the students?
And some of them would think that was a good idea.
The fruits of the most costly education system in history are not only rotten, but also poisonous. It’s killing our country by inches.
I’m sure manipulation is still part of the picture, but it’s gone beyond that to pure idiocy.
Defund the universities. Now, before it’s too late.
I was in college for the anti-war movement, bomb threats on campus, hippies, drugs, “love”–whatever they meant by that–and the whole daily circus of “protests,” which were mostly virtue signalling, tumult, “days of rage,” and organized hypocrisy. Jimmy sees much the same happening in our country today; and he sees churches setting “woke ideology above the Bible.”
The Sixties bled into the Seventies and then seemingly bled out when Ronald Reagan was elected president.
But now they’re back. And for whatever my memory is worth… they’re worse.
I wonder if they’re still doing this at the Loonaversity of Arizona. Some enterprising Journalist ought to go there undercover and fine out. Excuse me–I forget there are no more journalists. Just Far Left cheerleaders.
Honestly, we must be freakin’ suicidal, letting this go on and on–and paying for it, too! Paying colossal amounts of money! In addition to the harm Harvard does to souls and minds, it also sucks up more than 40 billion of our dollars every year.
For which we get $40 billion worth of neo-Stalinist claptrap.
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It might take you 25 years to earn your doctorate in Superhero Studies, but it’d be worth it! And think of the talent pool available for Mostly Peaceful Protests! Why, we’d achieve Pure Socialism in a matter of weeks!
Personally, I can’t think of anything more demeaning, hateful, or wrath-provoking than being forced to say something that I don’t believe. I’m glad they hadn’t yet gotten into this when I was in college.
See, they were having a panel on “microaggression,” and a second-year student had the bad manners to ask some questions. Questions! At a university! Whoa! And hard questions, at that–like, what exactly is microaggression, who needs to be protected from it and who doesn’t, etc., etc. Five whole minutes he consumed! And the lecturer was so rattled, she went crying to the looniversity authorities–who suspended the student and advised him to check himself in for psychiatric evaluation–because anyone must be mad, to question the dogma of microaggression. Stark, staring mad.
When the student didn’t go quietly to the rubber room, the authorities expelled him. So he sued them on a laundry list of charges; and most of them the judge threw out, but the suit over the erasure of the plaintiff’s free speech rights will go forward.
We pray he is awarded punitive damages steep enough to make the whole university howl. People need to be fired over this. There should be no place in America that runs just like it was the Soviet Union circa 1970. Including our colleges and universities.