01 December 2015

Wackydemia Update

This must be a difficult time for the Flat-Earthers who believe that political correctness and the notion that academia is, shall we say, kinda out there, are simply "projected fantasies" from the great unwashed.

Hardly a day goes by now that we don't hear of some precious little snowflake complaining about a "micro-aggression" on campus. For a top 15 list from Wackyville, check this out.

Wackydemia has become a glorified day care provider. The continuing denial from Wackademics that all the PC stuff is just a boogie-man of the right is only making them look sillier - if that is even possible. 

Consider this on the current "crisis":
By now few are unaware of the campus unrest sweeping across the country’s institutions of higher learning. [The "few" being a number of academic historians and professors.] . . . at Amherst College, students are calling on the president to issue a “statement of apology to students, alumni and former students, faculty, administration and staff who have been victims of several injustices including but not limited to our institutional legacy of white supremacy, colonialism, anti-black racism, anti-Latinx racism, anti-Native American racism, anti-Native/indigenous racism, anti-Asian racism, anti-Middle Eastern racism, heterosexism, cis-sexism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, ableism, mental health stigma, and classism.”
This, of course, fits in with Professor Gordon S. Wood's characterization of academia:
College students and many historians have become obsessed with inequality and white privilege in American society. And this obsession has seriously affected the writing of American history. The inequalities of race and gender now permeate much of academic history-writing, so much so that the general reading public that wants to learn about the whole of our nation’s past has had to turn to history books written by nonacademics who have no Ph.D.s and are not involved in the incestuous conversations of the academic scholars. 
So the students are simply putting into practice what the education establishment has been shoving down their throats for decades now. All of this should come as no surprise. As I've stated before, it is simply cause and effect.

There are, indeed, "projected fantasies" in regards to academia, but those projections are coming from inside the ivory towers, not outside.

More to come on this topic soon. 

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