Yale was really something at one time. Now, PC stupidity, and it is stupidity, has spread like a plague across campus. There is no way I’d send my child to Yale these days. No way.
It has been my experience that social justice “warriors” (SJWs) are just bullies wrapped up in a religion that helps them make sense of their – what often appears to be – sad little worlds. It’s not about justice. It’s about bullying and crushing intellectual inquiry because the SJWs know that if inquiry is allowed their whole worldview crumbles into a million pieces of perceived slights, microagressions, and sociology dissertations written by people who have no business getting a PHD in anything.
Hope you like your roommate.
This is what we’ve devolved to huh? If Michigan were to capitulate on this it would be appropriate to insist on no state money for the school (might be a problem for Michigan) including student loans. And perhaps alumni who do not agree with segregation should consider joining the #AlumniStrike too.
As we’ve said, Trump has unleashed a whole lot of crazy across the country.
Read him. Or don’t if you think you have more to learn from “gender studies.” Your choice.
Political correctness, founded in Marxism, is anti-intellectual and a philosophy of the dim witted.
FREE SPEECH. FREE SPEECH. A THOUSAND TIMES. FREE SPEECH!
It certainly was a very important factor.
It’s not just dishonest; it’s childish.
Senator Joe McCarthy perfected the technique in the United States: whenever you disagree with anybody, don’t debate ideas, go right into name calling. In McCarthy’s day, the epithet of choice was “Communist.” In recent years, it has morphed into some variant on bigot: “racist, sexist, homophobe, latinophobe, Islamophobe,
Noam, Noam, Noam, I can understand why you are upset. But “the most dangerous organization in world history”? C’mon that’s hysterical – in both senses of the word.
Trump in many (many) ways is the anti-Chomsky, blowing holes right through the political correctness linguistic critique which was to a large degree pioneered by Noam Chomsky. Now the critique (or is it a facade) is falling apart right before the world’s eyes. It’s got to be difficult for the professor.*
We’ve argued in these virtual pages that political correctness is anti-intellectual, anti-Enlightenment, and a tool deployed by bullies all too often. For many Trump was a stand against progressive newspeak.
Mao’s Red Guard was made up of “social justice warriors” too.
The “PC gestapo” is in full effect on college campuses today.
Political correctness is not about civility. It is not about being polite. (People who don’t know better will argue that PC is about being polite, and so will people who absolutely do know better. The former are just ignorant. The latter devious.) It is about control. It is about speech control and thought control.
This is where political correctness (a term coined by Marx) which is a type of religion, has taken us.
Science is racist. Just what South Africa needs, people who think witchcraft (which is indigenous) is equivalent (superior?) to the scientific method. Why? Because science is “Eurocentric.”
This kind of thinking ought to work out great for the country.
But the smug ignorance displayed by the woman in the attached video is the same I see displayed by some Americans on the “Left”
Consider how privileged we have to be as a society to worry about some of the things that take up some people’s time, particularly on some of America’s “finest” universities.
This is a very reasonable statement from former White House denizen and Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano. When I saw the headline I initially thought the op-ed was from Judge Napolitano. But no, it was Janet defending free speech. OK.
So I figured that Ms. Napolitano would probably hedge the headline the whole way throuigh the piece. But she didn’t. She basically made the case of the “liberals” of my youth. Free speech is free speech. Even very unpopular,