Liberal Academia is Reaping the Just Rewards of Its Labor

SmashingSocratesby Patricia L. Dickson11/23/15
The events unfolding at universities across the country are the result of over thirty years of liberal academia’s indoctrination.  College campuses are fertile ground, replete with impressionable young minds that are filled with mush.  The so-called intellectuals running these institutions of higher learning have spent decades inventing new terms and conducting bogus studies that claim to prove and define alleged oppressions.  Absurd terms such as white privilege, micro-aggression, safe space, and ableism (the list is not exhaustive) are used in day-to-day conversations among the students and faculty at America’s colleges and universities.

The problem that academia does not seem to discern when teaching students to look for oppression and discrimination around every corner and under every rock is that the real world does not care.  In fact, the real world is pretty tough.  Instead of preparing these young adults to survive once they leave the safety bubble of the college campus, academia has committed a huge injustice in coddling them and teaching them that they are entitled to life in a world free from offense.  Now that these spoiled brats have been fully indoctrinated with a long list of words that seem to describe how individually oppressed they are, they have turned on the very people who told them that they are oppressed.  Many of the students probably did not know that they were oppressed and discriminated against until their instructors told them.  As a result of learning that they are indeed oppressed, colleges and universities across the country have been taken over by the young Frankensteins that they created.  These spoiled, entitled kids have made ridiculous demands of their schools’ leadership.  The following are a few of the student demands made by the Black Lives Matter group:

Claremont McKenna protesters demand that students be educated about micro-aggressions.

Occidental college protesters demanded that the police leave campus.

Towson University protesters demanded that white women in the Diversity Focus Forum stop speaking for black students.

Students at Brown demanded a day of remembrance for the school’s role in the slave trade.

University of Missouri protesters demanded (ex-) President Tim Wolfe acknowledge his white privilege in a press conference.

At Amherst, protesters demanded that President Carolyn Martin issue a written apology for a litany of sins and demanded that President Martin denounce some signs put up by “free speech” advocates and also threaten the students who did it with disciplinary action and mandatory “training for racial and cultural competency.”

Berkeley protesters demanded that a building be renamed for Assata Shakuron, a convicted terrorist fugitive on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list.

Guillford College protesters demanded forced apologies from everyone.

Eastern Michigan University protesters demanded black financial advisers.

At Emory, students demanded raises and promotions for black faculty.

At Johns Hopkins, students demanded a mandatory semester-long class in “cultural competency.”

Princeton protesters also demanded mandatory cultural competency training and a new, better understanding of free speech.

Purdue protesters demanded a mandatory “racial awareness.”

Santa Clara University protesters demanded mandatory, quarterly cultural events focused on “marginalized” students.

Yale protesters demanded financial aid consultants for illegal immigrant students.

University of Toronto protesters went all out and demanded a free education for “black and indigenous students.

UCLA protesters demanded an “Afro-house.”

How much actual studying is going on while these students are busy protesting and making absurd demands that have nothing to do with higher learning?  Will these students be prepared to enter the workplace?  More importantly, is America not doomed if these young people are our future?  The only thing that I have to say to the liberal academia running these institutions of indoctrination is congratulations on a job well done.


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22 Responses to Liberal Academia is Reaping the Just Rewards of Its Labor

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    As I’ve commented on a number of occasions, what we’re seeing on many campuses now is the lunatics taking over the asylum — from another band of lunatics. The proper answer to these failures — miseducation combined with non-existent leadership — would be to remove ALL public funding to any school that gives in to the mobs (even when they’re right, as the Princeton students are about Woodrow Wilson) or (as is the case with Hillsdale because it doesn’t cooperate with racial bean-counters) even to students who attend them. Let George Soros and Tom Steyer fund them (or let the schools use their abundant endowments).

  2. I attended a Hillsdale College event last Tuesday night in Costa Mesa, CA. Dr. Larry P. Arnn spoke about the absurdities going on at the different campuses. That is why Hillsdale does not accept any government funding.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      That may be why they don’t accept money directly, but no government money can be used by students to go to Hillsdale. This started several decades ago because the government insisted that Hillsdale (which has never discriminated on the basis of race) follow government quota policies, which required keeping track of the racial background of students (which Hillsdale doesn’t do, a decision that was once considered liberal and anti-racist).

    • Anniel says:

      Patricia,
      What a great article. I try to watch all of Hillsdale’s broadcasts, and one of my grandsons is trying to get accepted there, or at College of the Ozarks. A live meeting with Dr. Arndt would be such a treat. Makes me jealous, but happy for you.

      • Timothy Lane says:

        I don’t know how you get it (except maybe signing up at their website), but the Hillsdale monthly newsletter, Imprimis, is free (though they do ask for contributions, they aren’t required).

      • Anniel,
        I am currently taking the free U.S. Constitution and Winston Churchill courses online. During the reception before his speech, Dr. Arnn walked past me and I said “there you are”. He then came up to me and asked me what kind of lapel pin I was wearing. I always wear my Air Force retired lapel pin and my U.S. Flag on my jacket. When I told him it was my military retirement pin, he asked me my rank. When I told him that I am a Master Sergeant he said, “Ill bet you were a mean son of gun”. He is a very nice man.

        • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

          I am currently taking the free U.S. Constitution and Winston Churchill courses online.

          I am curious what reading is required for the Churchill course?

          • Kung Fu Zu,

            The only reading material that I have seen so far for the Churchill course are the electronic handouts on the website. The Constitution course has a Constitutional reader book ($100) that goes along with it.

            • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

              Thanks Patricia. Since I read the complete official biography which Hillsdale just republished, I wondered how detailed the course might be.

  3. I attended a private interracial Bible College with a student body comprised of students from different countries, races, ethnicities and Christian denominations. The student body ages ranged from eighteen to seventy. All of the students claimed to first, be born again Christians and secondly, to have felt a calling to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Rather than take full advantage of the opportunity to gain an in depth knowledge of scripture, a segment of the black students felt that it was their duty to inform the rest of the student body that the majority of the people in the bible were black. In addition, some of the people in the bible were also racist. When I would push back against such foolishness, they accused me of leading a sheltered life. The following are a few of the claims that they shared with the student body:

    The innkeeper turned Joseph and Mary away because they were black. The innkeeper was a racist. (Luke 2:1-6).

    Jonah did not want to go to Nineveh because the people were black and he (the prophet Jonah) was a racist. (Jonah 3:1-10)

    Rahab the harlot that hid the two spies at Jericho was black. (2 Joshua 1-22).

    There is no doubt that Adam and Eve were black because black women are bossier than white women are. Therefore, only a black woman could have made Adam eat the forbidden fruit. (Genesis 3:6).

    • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

      The innkeeper turned Joseph and Mary away because they were black. The innkeeper was a racist. (Luke 2:1-6).

      Jonah did not want to go to Nineveh because the people were black and he (the prophet Jonah) was a racist. (Jonah 3:1-10)

      Rahab the harlot that hid the two spies at Jericho was black. (2 Joshua 1-22).

      There is no doubt that Adam and Eve were black because black women are bossier than white women are. Therefore, only a black woman could have made Adam eat the forbidden fruit. (Genesis 3:6).

      And how do they know these claims to be true?

      Self delusion is one of the more dangerous characteristics which a person can develop.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      As I recall, the languages of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa are combined into the Hamitic and Semitic languages. This is no doubt the logic behind the “Black Athena” notion that these people were blacks. But even if one considers that to be true (and many of these ethnic groups would disagree with that notion, such as the Semitic Arabs who happily enslave African blacks, which I doubt those black students knew), there would be no reason why Jonah and the innkeeper would be whites if all the others were black. But of course there was no logic or factual content, merely racial resentment, in their delusions.

  4. Timothy Lane says:

    There was an article by Jonathan Haidt, linked to on Hot Air, which discussed the campus problem and how it originates in high schools. He based this on his own experience speaking at an elite high school where identity-group politics had become suffocating, and how he dealt with it. The link is:

    http://heterodoxacademy.org/2015/11/24/the-yale-problem-begins-in-high-school/

    • This is an article written by a Edward Schlosser on June 3, 2015 :

      http://www.vox.com/2015/6/3/8706323/college-professor-afraid

      • Timothy Lane says:

        At least speaking collectively about miseducators (and as liberals they deserve to be treated as a collective), what has happened in academia is that a bunch of lunatics turned it into an asylum, and now the inmates are engaging them in a power struggle. Since they created and empowered those lunatic inmates, there is a certain appropriateness about that result, but it’s unfortunately for those (both educators and students) in the asylum who aren’t lunatics.

      • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

         The current student-teacher dynamic has been shaped by a large confluence of factors, and perhaps the most important of these is the manner in which cultural studies and social justice writers have comported themselves in popular media. I have a great deal of respect for both of these fields…

        Wha wha what??? Oh well. As they say, thar’s yer problem. But he does describe well an awful lot that is wrong. But thinking we need to tackle “social justice” in some better way is just whistling past the graveyard.

    • David Norris says:

      Tim I read the article by Jonathan Haidt, and it’s brilliant.

      That article should be forwarded to every educator and administrator who is concerned about the stranglehold that political correctness has in the public schools. The method he used to “out” the indoctrination that is on-going could be a way of reversing the process long enough to have some honest conversation in the schools about the problem.

      Thanks for the link, and thanks Patricia for writing this article.

  5. David Norris says:

    “How much actual studying is going on while these students are busy protesting and making absurd demands that have nothing to do with higher learning?”

    Patricia, one of the things that keeps needling me about all of this organized rebellion is connected to this question of yours. Where do these students find the time? When I was in college I wouldn’t have had the time between a full time job, and a full class schedule to participate in these activities. So I wondered, for example, if a pollster were to walk through these crowds to check id’s, what would they find the percentage of these “kids”would actually be students at the university, 10%… 20%?

    Are the “students” and BLM agitators working off of the same playbook (and check book)?

    I found at least two articles wondering the same thing:

    http://www.thedailysheeple.com/another-paid-for-protest-millionstudentmarch-campus-uprising-has-george-soros-written-all-over-it_112015

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/257130/ferguson-rent-mobs-exposed-matthew-vadum

    • Timothy Lane says:

      There’s nothing new about rent-a-mobs, of course. The Occupiers used them, and I read about a similar paid mob in a 1960s protest in Brazil against the death of Patrice Lumumba. Frank Owsley in King Cotton Diplomacy reported that the British textile workers marching against the South during the War of the Rebellion were often paid (very handy for unemployed workers).

    • Timothy Lane says:

      All the “crybullies” should be expelled (and sent to nursery school, which is about their level of maturity and intellect), or else the college should be converted to a loony bin with the faculty, administration, and malcontents as the inmates. As for how many students there are racialize, the answer: every one of the crybullies. Racialism is their means of bullying.

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