For a nation to be ruled by witless bullies requires a witless population that is used to being bullied.
That’s where college comes in.
You’d think you’d be safe from abba-dabba crazy left-wing politics if you took a course in the history of art. But you couldn’t be more wrong.
At the University of Florida, an art history professor has forbidden her students, on pain of losing course credit, to speak or write the term “melting pot.” That term, of course, denotes the antiquated, racist, biggited, and totally un-hip vision of America as a place where people from all over the world come—to become Americans.
If you want to earn a degree at this citadel of idiocy, you must earn at least three credits in “Diversity” courses. You must also “support” each and every one of a long list of Academe’s favorite “groups,” from people who come here illegally, and even vote illegally, to men who say they’re women, women who say they’re men, and those who say they’re hamsters. Students are required to “support” all of them, if they want to graduate.
As the wacko professor explains it, “We support diversity, not sameness”! That’s why it’s so important for every human being on the campus to have exactly the same opinion—or else.
Is this gigantic hypocrisy something that academics have to learn—well, they’d better learn it, if they know what’s good for them—or is it hard-wired into their psychology? “Diversity” equals uniformity of opinion, strictly enforced. Their version of “diversity” is the very opposite of what you’ll find in any dictionary.
Well, all right, that’s art history for you. Surely the students must be safe from this if they major in any of the sciences.
No such luck.
Some months ago, our glorious government doled out more than $400,000 of defenseless taxpayers’ money to another nutty professor in Oregon for a paper he wrote urging scientists to adopt “a feminist political ecology and feminist postcolonial approach” to… the study of glaciers. Yes, said the professor, to rightly understand how glaciers work, we must explore “the connection between gender and glaciers.”
Does that make any sense to you? Heaven help you if it does.
We wait breathlessly for the day when a “Diversity curriculum” will be applied to the study of physics. We may then be treated to such glittering jewels of pure, pristine humbug as:
“There are no laws of physics; there are only social and political constructs.” Like gravity, for instance.
“You can be a proton one day and an electron the next, depending on how you feel.”
“E=mc-squared is only a hateful colonial relic of White Privilege.”
“Black physics matters!” Maybe even more than feminist physics
Just try sending a rocket to the moon with that kind of twaddle in your head.
Google will give me a black eye, or a red flag, for saying this, but I’ll say it anyway.
The function of our university system is to turn students into idle lackwits who can easily be ruled by villains, thieves, and ninnies. Terrified of saying, doing, or even thinking anything that might transgress against the dogma of Diversity, the college graduates, weighed down by ignorance and “knowledge” of things that aren’t so, will tamely go wherever their all-wise leaders choose to herd them. They will have learned to be incapable of any kind of opposition.
Truth lies bleeding on the campus, left for dead, and students and faculty, pretending not to see it, not even daring to look at it, tiptoe around the body as if it weren’t there.
Nothing good can come of this; and nothing will.
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