Group-think Destroying Universities

teachers in today's elementary and secondary schools, as well as those in universities, need to teach students how to think, how to argue and how to get ready for the real world, a world that, yes, sometimes is tough to navigate.
Teachers in today’s elementary and secondary schools, as well as those in universities, need to teach students how to think, how to argue and how to get ready for the real world, a world that, yes, sometimes is tough to navigate.

As my title says, social justice group-think is destroying our schools and universities. It is destroying them because too many teachers in those contexts feel it necessary to refute and deny the very Judeo-Christian values that are the foundation of our Western Society — values such as personal responsibility, freedom of choice, individualism and faith in God. Instead, social justice scholars are teaching humanist/atheist neo-Marxism ideology — a one size fits all ideology that values collectivism and the intrinsic goodness and perfectability of human beings.

For example, check out the negative reaction to the blog post by University of Chicago Professor Rachel Fulton Brown, called “”Three cheers for white men.” written initially in June 2015. Many of those reactions are updates on her blog called “Fencing Bear at Prayer.” To begin with, she was condemned by a graduate student of social justice radical feminism, whom I will not identify, which eventually went viral.

On the positive side, there is essayist David Solway’s The University is ripe for replacement dated Sept. 7, 2018, as well as The unbearable whiteness of being dated September 9th, 2018. And, don’t miss the “Milo Chronicles.”

There are also petitions from both sides of the spectrum. Which means, that at this point in time, there are still academics who value the Western foundations Brown talks about. For example, University of Ottawa Professor, Janice Fiamengo, who has a series of videos available, put up a video (# 86) explaining the entire issue. See that video below.  Fiamengo is a very brave but principled academic in my opinion.

Since I retired from teaching university in 2000, I have been watching and listening to the collapse of university scholarship regarding the various paradigms of thought and our Western cultural history collapse. One of the symptoms of that collapse is the relativistic notion that all human beings and societies are good. I read recently, for example, that a lovely young couple believed in the goodness of man to such an extent, they set about cycling around the world to prove it. The last I read, unfortunately, they were stabbed to death in Tajikistan by ISIS killers.

 

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Sandy, you say it well. This cancer of the attempt to destroy western liberal democracy did not form by accident. It was by design. Yuri Bezmenov and others warned us decades ago that this was happening and who was doing it. Our educational systems and our media were to be used to destroy our free civilization.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yuri+bezmenov