I read a story by John Hawkins that listed 15 excerpts of how colleges have gone off the deep end, and I decided to dissect a few.
Most people who know my work, have seen me opine about the uselessness of most college degrees, save STEM classes. “Humanities” as the non-STEM classes are often referred, are simply a money-grabbing Leftist indoctrination that Americans willingly fund.
College has been infiltrated with Communist and other radical Leftist organizations for some time, but who could believe some of the nonsense that emanates from campuses nationwide now. Under Obama, the rhetoric has reached levels of insanity most people would never believe possible.
For example, we learned from the article that
“College Students Say Remembering 9/11 Is Offensive to Muslims…. The everything-is-offensive brand of campus activism has struck a new low: Students at the University of Minnesota killed a proposed moment of silence for 9/11 victims due to concerns—insulting, childish concerns—that Muslim students would be offended.”
And what else is new? Who isn’t offended these days on the Left. Check out this example.
“A University in the San Francisco Area Actually Told Students To Call 911 if They Were Offended….Administrators at a Catholic university in the San Francisco Bay Area have rescinded an official school policy instructing students to clog up the regional 9-1-1 emergency reporting system to report ‘bias incidents.’
The school is Santa Clara University, reports Campus Reform…Until this month, however, Santa Clara administrators have been instructing students to report ‘bias incidents’ using the emergency service reserved for dispatching police, firefighters and ambulances.
‘If the bias incident is in progress or just occurred: ALWAYS CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY,’ the Santa Clara website instructed students in fierce, all-capital letters.”
The Muslims are using tactics of the Left to brush over an offense against the American people that left 3000 people dead, and America changed forever. But we are not supposed to be offended at the Muslim infiltration of our country and culture?
“‘American,’ ‘illegal alien,’ ‘foreigners,’ ‘mothering,’ and ‘fathering’ are just a handful of words deemed ‘problematic’ by the University of New Hampshire’s Bias-Free Language Guide….Saying ‘American’ to reference Americans is also problematic. The guide encourages the use of the more inclusive substitutes ‘U.S. citizen’ or ‘Resident of the U.S.’ The guide also tries to get students to stop saying ‘Caucasian,’ ‘illegal Immigrant,’ ‘mother,’ ‘father’ and even the word ‘healthy’ is said to shame those who aren’t healthy.”
If that’s not enough, try being white in today’s America, as we learn in this next example.
“Portland State University Offers Course Teaching How to ‘Make Whiteness Strange’…According to Portland State University Professor Rachel Sanders’ ‘White Privilege’ course, ‘whiteness’ must be dismantled if racial justice will ever be achieved. The course description states that ‘whiteness is the lynchpin of structures of racial meaning and racial inequality in the United States” and claims that ‘to preserve whiteness is to preserve racial injustice.’ Students taking the course will ‘endeavor to make whiteness strange.’ In order to make whiteness strange, the description says students must ‘interrogate whiteness as an unstable legal, political, social, and cultural construction.’”
By not recognizing color, one is committing a microaggression, as we learn here:
“College Codes Make ‘Color Blindness’ a Microaggression…wait, what?…. UCLA says “Color Blindness,” the idea we shouldn’t obsess over people’s race, is a microaggression. If you refuse to treat an individual as a ‘racial/cultural being,’ then you’re being aggressive.”
All one’s sensibilities are tested in these examples, and it’s only getting worse. Americans had better start standing up to this Leftist nonsense, or soon we will have conceded our rights to morons. I’m amazed that we are still funding this nonsense, and contend that we need to stop.