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What do you do with a cancer? Right. Only one thing: kill it. Poison it, radiate it, cut it out. Make it dead. And with extreme prejudice.
If not, what happens?
Right. It grows. It crowds out healthy cells, choking the life out of them. Left unkilled, what happens? Right again. The cancer weakens then destroys its host. It kills itself too, the malignancy, but if it could think, it would, as it gazed contemptuously at the death which surrounds it, take pleasure in being the last thing standing. Right you are. This is what evil does.
Sorry. I should have began this story with a Trigger Warning in case a college professor or her student accidentally read it and became traumatized for life.
Check your privilege: Trigger Warnings are a farce, a contemptible asinine idiotic burlesque. Anybody who is not insane knows this—and that is still most of us. But our knowing this, our laughter and ridicule and our exposing this and every other form of nonsense created by universities, is not stopping this cancer from spreading.
Wendy Kaminer, not realizing the forces of destruction she herself helped loose years ago, ventured recently to Smith College to tell the little darlings enrolled in that cocoon that freedom of expression in universities is to be cherished. She quoted from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to prove that none would expire on hearing forbidden words.
Kaminer was naive. The cancer reacted violently to the medicine.
The event—and Ms. Kaminer’s words—prompted blowback from Smith undergraduates, recent alumnae and some faculty members. One member of the audience posted an audio recording and transcript of the discussion, preceded by what has come to be known in the academic world as a “trigger warning”:
“Trigger/Content Warnings: Racism/racial slurs, abelist slurs, anti-Semitic language, anti-Muslim/Islamophobic language, anti-immigrant language, sexist/misogynistic slurs, references to race-based violence.”
Abelist. The cancer has invaded more systems than you know.
The president of Smith, the dear, probably distracted by budgeting, forgot her primary duty to the cancer was to rebuke and renounce Kaminer. And so the cancer attacked her—and won.
In a Sept. 29 letter responding to the Smith community, she apologized to students and faculty who were “hurt” and made to feel “unsafe” by Ms. Kaminer’s comments in defense of free speech.
Time for Smith to go.
Time for others, too. “Lincoln University president Robert Jennings told an auditorium of female students in September that there had been three false rape accusations during the previous semester.” Poor Jennings. He had no idea the extent of disease on his own campus.
Jennings said what is true: “[false] allegations can ruin a young man’s life and urged them not to put themselves in a situation where they would be ‘trying to explain something that really needs no explanation.'” Mistake. Jennings was made to apologize—to women. What for?
Does it matter? It does not. Lincoln University is among the walking dead.
Need we bring up Larry Summers? How about the innumerable times infected students or their intellectual epigone watchers charged stages, created incidents, or chased away the uninfected in order to protect their precious ears from Truth? Must we re-display the innumerable speech codes which banned “hurtful” words?
Every cancer has a cause, and in this case the carcinogen was and is Equality. Never was there a more pernicious and malevolent idea. As everybody knows, Equality is inevitable spawn of Democracy. This is why there is at present no cure for it. It is why something more radical is called for.
It was Equality that led to the quota system in universities and the creation of Studies departments, staffed by representative members of whatever Grievance Group moaned the loudest. Administrators thought that this form of appeasement would isolate the cancer, keep it in plain view and controlled.
How quaint. Any doctor could have told them cancers don’t work that way. It wasn’t long before quotas spread to other departments. Then came the multifarious budget-sink Offices of Diversity and Indignation. Then came quotas for the students themselves. Then came the rigorous enforcement of ideology.
All pretense that universities were places to study Truth, Beauty, The Good, What Is Man were abandoned, except (partially) in so-called STEM fields, where students find false refuge in believing the answer to any question is “Science!” But we need only say “Global Warming” or “Amygdala” to know that the rot has infected these semi-redoubts as well.
The charge is Corrupting the Youth. If we are save our young from becoming temperamental sniveling thumb-sucking snot-nosed molly-coddled tantrum-throwing ignorant know-nothing cowardly narcissistic brats, we must eliminate their exposure to grasping avaricious hateful lazy gossiping caustic vindictive grievance-mongering race-bating sex-obsessed privileged cultural leeches.
Since there isn’t enough hemlock to go around, nuking the cancer from space will do—though kinetic weapons would make a cheap alternative. It’s the only way to be sure.