For busy readers, here’s the conclusion: Nuke ’em from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.
Like Antony Esolen, Heather Mac Donald gets it. She understands we are dealing with a violent enemy, using the power it has been given. These are not snowflakes. These are social justice warriors. True, as warriors, they’re anemic pantywaist filled-diaper bugwits—but they are still dangerous. One rat is not a threat, but a swarm of them can kill. What’s the over-under on the number of months until somebody is killed at a campus event?
Campus intolerance is at root not a psychological phenomenon but an ideological one. At its center is a worldview that sees Western culture as endemically racist and sexist. The overriding goal of the educational establishment is to teach young people within the ever-growing list of official victim classifications to view themselves as existentially oppressed. One outcome of that teaching is the forceful silencing of contrarian speech.
At UC Berkeley, the Division of Equity and Inclusion has hung banners throughout campus reminding students of their place within the ruthlessly competitive hierarchy of victimhood…Another opined that physical attacks against supporters of Mr. Yiannopoulos and President Trump were “not acts of violence. They were acts of self-defense.”
Long-time readers will know we predicted that in future (as the Brits say), to avoid being labeled “homophobic”, one would have to admit to having at least experimented with gay sex. This prediction is re-emphasized here.
The university’s Equality and Diversity Unit has advised students that “not speaking directly to people” could be deemed a “racial microaggression” which can lead to “mental ill-health”.
Other examples of “everyday racism” include asking someone where they are “originally” from, students were told…
“Essentially people are being accused of a thought crime,” Dr Williams told The Telegraph. “They are being accused of thinking incorrect thoughts based on an assumption of where they may or may not be looking.”
There’s nothing “essentially” about it. Not looking is now thoughtcrime. And so is looking. Looking objectifies, as universities also assert. The obvious conclusion is that our enemy wants us blind.
Last year Oxford law students were told they could skip lectures covering violent cases if they feared the content would be too “distressing”.
Earlier this year it emerged that Cardiff Metropolitan University banned phrases such as “right-hand man” and “gentleman’s agreement” under its code of practice on inclusive language.
Psst, realityophobe. Hey. Over here. Want to hear something really “distressing”? Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father.
In an open letter to outgoing Pomona College President David Oxtoby, a group of students from the Claremont Colleges assail the president for affirming Pomona’s commitment to free speech and demand that all five colleges “take action” against the conservative journalists on the staff of the Claremont Independent.
The letter, written by three self-identified Black students at Pomona College…
“Free speech, a right many freedom movements have fought for, has recently become a tool appropriated by hegemonic institutions. It has not just empowered students from marginalized backgrounds to voice their qualms and criticize aspects of the institution, but it has given those who seek to perpetuate systems of domination a platform to project their bigotry,” they write…
The students also characterize truth as a “myth” and a white supremacist concept.
Would it do any good to ask these simpleton students if it is true that truth is a white supremacist concept? The answer is no. It would not. And that is the truth. Take it from me, a white man.
Incidentally, here is the opening of the student letter: “We, few of the Black students here at Pomona College and the Claremont Colleges, would like to address…” If you seek to criticize, don’t. Grammar is also racist.
In reference to the protests of Mac Donald, the open letter explains that engaging with Mac Donald’s speech would have amounted to a debate not “on mere difference of opinion, but [on] the right of Black people to exist.”
Yes, exactly. Black people have no right to exist. That is precisely what Mac Donald was trying to say. How did these geniuses figure out Heather’s secret message? Got some extra bright folks here, friends. Give ’em all PhDs in Raceology!
Can’t resist quoting this gem from the end of the letter: “To conclude our statement, we invite you to respond to this email by Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 4:07pm (since we have more energy to expend on the frivolity of this institution and not Black lives).”
Admit it. Go on, ‘fess up. You, like me, are wondering where these kiddies heard the word frivolity.
Homework: Examine the letter and see if you can guess whether these students knew what the word praxis meant.