(To the extent that he can.)
(To the extent that he can.)
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.
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.