By Nathan Barton
If modern society, around the world, but especially here in the Fifty States, is getting more and more foul, colleges and schools are leading the way into the gutter.
Even as I was writing about how certain government-run tax-funded schools (middle schools in particular) were expanding the horizons of Tyranny in Schools (TIS) ™ by spying and punishing children for posting “like” on social media for an AirSoft pistol and teaching political science “hands-on” by helping kids celebrate Cinco de Mayo by bashing a Trump pinata, this came across my desk.
An art professor called for the shooting of every Congresscritter (most GOP, I admit) who voted for the so-called “repeal” of ObummerCare. He called for them to be lined up and shot because they have blood on their hands in response to the WaPo call for them to “be held accountable” for the abomination. This was reported by Campus Reform Now.
I haven’t yet found any report where this faculty member has been suspended for ten days, reported to the Secret Service or FBI for his death threats, or even had his university administration chide him for his threats, which seem a whole lot more believable than that a school danger exists because a thirteen-year-old “liked” a picture of an AirSoft pistol.
But not, of course, to the modern mavens of academia, who will continue their efforts to finish destabilizing not just their students but their nations.
This is perhaps, an extreme example. But organizations like Campus Reform and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) provide dozens of examples each month of the conditions on thousands of American campuses. Foul, morally and ethically polluted campuses, twisting the truth and warping the minds of millions.
When you look at more and more of the universities and colleges in North America, especially the Fifty States, you see:
- Declining scholarship.
- Increasing indoctrination (propangandizing or mindwashing) of students and staff.
- Ever less tolerance and more suppression of opposing views and lifestyles.
- More demand for submission to them.
The level of actual scholarship (at least as it was once defined) is declining (if indeed, not entirely absent), and apparently irrelevant to current campus denizens. The indoctrination that dominates primary and secondary schools today is “super-sized” instead. The advocacy of various causes is matched only by the efforts to suppress anything which might be deemed by someone (of the right attitude, of course) to be unacceptable.
As with so many other things, it is not enough to these “scholars” to be tolerated: the public must affirm them, honor them, and submit to their view of the world. They have made the college campuses cesspools of corruption, political correctness, statism, and perversions of every stripe. But that is not enough: they must treat the rest of the world likewise.
Of course, these academic institutions are not doing this by themselves. First, they are doing it with taxpayer and tuition-payer money. A combination of theft by government and what smells very much like the pitch of a confidence man. But it is also through direct intervention (meddling) of government. Government regulations that impose tyrannical conditions (strings on money) contaminate the very air breathed on these campuses.
There is no service that these institutions can provide that is worth the price they demand.
There are, fortunately, alternatives. I shall try to discuss them in future commentaries. Meanwhile get away from the universities – especially the state-affiliated ones.
Afterword: There are, of course, some colleges and even some universities which do still maintain some kind of standard of scholarship and expect faculty and student body to be accountable and responsible. I think. But they are getting harder and harder to find.