February 4, 2016
Reality is only real if we choose to think it’s real. That’s a load of twaddle, but it’s what our great colleges and universities have been selling for the last twenty years or so. It got started in college English departments as a way of deconstructing a literary text to make it mean whatever you want it to mean. This used to be known as lunacy. Now they call it education.
Coming soon to a major university near you, the 2016 White Privilege Workshop will be open to high school and middle school kids as well as college students. This is 150-proof academic firewater, guaranteed to rot your brain. And, hey, if you’re having trouble nailing down that Gender Studies degree, they’ll give you course credit just for showing up to this wingding.
As is the mode in higher education today, the workshops try to instill in participants a weird combination of the most arrogant, unearned self-esteem and the most cringing fragility of the psyche. To put it another way, they teach you how to be a nut.
So, for instance, after anointing all these crybabies as Social Justice Warriors—who are going to “disable white racism” (but not any other kind) and force utopia upon a world too stupid to appreciate how smart these college kiddies are—they will herd them into a “safe-space” where they can all whine about how tough it is to change the world, without any risk of hearing a single dissenting word. This is what they call Diversity.
There will also be workshops on how to glorify and elevate cisgendered womyn, whatever those are.
It would be nice if we could just sit back and laugh at this. What could be more ludicrous?
But the trouble is, this academic hogwash seeps out of the universities and infects the whole society. No institution is immune to it. And government, these days, is especially susceptible.
The U.S. Dept. of Labor, for one, has recently announced a scheme to spend millions of tax dollars to replace all its posters and flyers as part of a war “against the Gender Binary” In all of these printed materials, ordinary pronouns like “he” and “she” will be deleted and replaced with “gender-neutral language.” According to a Labor Dept. spokesidiot, this will provide some great, undefined “benefit” to American society.
Reality isn’t real unless you think it’s real. The world’s smartest amoebas tell us so.
Thus the 2015 Woman of the Year was a man.
And a 16-year-old nincompoop in Norway gets international huzzahs for insisting she’s a cat.
At this point I think it’s fair to ask, What, exactly, are they trying to do to us? Who benefits from raising up a whole generation of wackos?
Part of it has got to be the simple over-expansion of our university system. College used to be for scholars, but everyone is not cut out to be a scholar. College is also used, now, to try to teach basic skills and knowledge that the kiddies failed to learn in high school. With virtually everyone going to college, the colleges have to offer degree programs for the great mass of students who have no bent for scholarship. And after that, they have to find college-type jobs for graduates who aren’t fit for anything but—well, more college.
But this is only part of it. After all, they could be handing out degrees in surfing, comic book analysis, or making funny noises—silly enough, but in the long run, harmless.
But what is the point of transforming so many young people into a horde of puffed-up, self-important, thin-skinned, injustice-collecting, profoundly useless idiots who deny such basic aspects of reality as whether someone is a woman or a man?
I don’t know who benefits by this. I don’t know how our country benefits by having such a large portion of her population, year by year, rendered incapable of making any worthwhile contribution.
But this I do know: for whatever their reasons, these “educators” are doing it for all they’re worth; and it is damaging America and her prospects for survival.
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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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