Groupthink: Where ‘Diversity’ Means Conformity

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Groupthink: Where ‘Diversity’ Means Conformity

And where is that? You guessed it–college!

I draw your attention to a townhall.com column by Jack Kerwin today, “Groupthink in Academia: the Will to Submit.”

In it, he cites a study that found, within America’s colleges and universities, a near-perfect degree of ideological and political conformity–“groupthink” in spades. Which comes as no surprise at all. Anyway, give it a read. The facts and figures are eye-popping.

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Does anybody still not know, or at least suspect, that the general effect of public education, if not its explicit purpose, is to breed conformity? And that the higher up the education ladder you go, the more conformity you find? And the more lip-service paid to a totally nonexistent “diversity.”

The thing that must be done, and the sooner, the better, is to cut off public funding of the universities. Mr. Kerwick thinks it’s the public funding, most of it provided by leftid politicians, that accounts for the near-total lack of independent thinking among academics.

Given that virtually everybody goes to college nowadays, to be “taught” by these idiots, mis-education is a ticking bomb that will someday blow up on America. What are we supposed to do with millions of young, ignorant, angry, incompetent, unemployable college graduates? It’s gonna be a big, big societal and economic problem.

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Lee Duigon
Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com.

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