September 25, 2015

Education Dogmas


Current religious beliefs held by the demented satanists of the petrified groves of academe as deliniated by George Yancey at Dogma is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a belief or set of beliefs that is accepted by the members of a group without being questioned or doubted.” Interestingly, the second definition provided by Merriam-Webster as “a belief or set of beliefs that is taught by a religious organization.” Below is a non-exhaustive list of beliefs accepted as dogma in higher education. It is not my intention to capture all possible education dogmatic beliefs but to provide a sampling of these beliefs. While people may quibble with a few of them, overall it is pretty clear to those of us on college campuses, and who do not accept this dogma, that these beliefs are accepted without question among many college students and professors.

1. There is a campus rape culture that encourages the sexual assault of women.

2. A woman accusing a man of rape has vastly more credibility than a man who claims his innocence.

3. The earth is getting dramatically warmer due to human activity and altering that activity can stop or slow this trend.

4. Israelites settlers and the Israel government are as bad as or worse than Palestinian terrorists.

5. Fundamentalist Christians are morally the same as Muslim terrorists.

6. Military action in the Middle East creates more problems than it solves.

7. Criticism of Islam as a religion of terrorism is an example of Islamophobia.

8. Religious freedom is not as important as acceptance of sexual minorities.

9. Society would generally be better if traditional religion disappeared.

10. Marriage between those of the same sex should be seen as the same as marriage between those of different sexes.

11. Trans women should be allowed to use the same facilities as biological women.

12. The physical differences between men and women play no role in economic disparities between the sexes.

13. A woman has a right to an abortion for whatever reason she chooses.

14. Black men are targeted by the police.

15. Anti-Hispanic racism is an important part of what motivates those who oppose immigration reform.

16. President Obama is criticized more than previous presidents because of his race.
17. Raising taxes on the wealthy will improve our economy.

18. Political conservatives are either greedy manipulators exploiting the marginalized or sincere dupes voting against their own economic interests.

19. There is little, if any, correlation between hard work and economic success.

20. The United States is more damaging to the world than other western industrialized nations.


Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 25, 2015 11:09 AM
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Our country has lost its' mind.

"Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad" ~Euripides

Posted by: cond0011 at September 25, 2015 11:45 AM

Its as if the Old Soviet Cold War Propaganda Machine continued to grind on regardless of the fact that the empire had imploded a quarter century ago.

...and our people continue to sleepwalk through this barrage of suicidal madness.

Meanwhile China is shifting its military budget from its army to its navy and airforce due to the falling of the interdiction of our once mighty military.

strategypage . com/htmw/htatrit/articles/20150924.aspx

The days of Pax Americana are numbered.

Posted by: cond0011 at September 25, 2015 12:00 PM

That's not dogmatism, it's retardism.
Especially the "unquestioning" part.
From birth, I question everything.

Posted by: ghostsniper at September 25, 2015 1:36 PM

We subsidize the bs. Every time we turn on the tv and have the same bs thrown at us from the talking heads. Use your wallet, dont patronize the businesses the spew this bs. There are more of us than the leftist retards and certainly have more money collectively than them. Hit them where it really hurts, the bottom line

Posted by: Wildman at September 25, 2015 3:04 PM

I want to help you improve this excellent list:

1 (a) All sexual relations between cis men and cis women, that involve the insertion of the male penis into the female vagina are rape even if the male receives express affirmative consent, because women are so oppressed by the patriarchy that they cannot validly give consent to that heinous violent act.

4 (a) Zionism is Nazism. The government of Israel has the same moral status as the Nazi government of Hitler.

6 US Military action in the Middle East has created terrorism. If the US did not interfere in the Middle East, the region would be at peace.

13. A woman has a right to an abortion for whatever reason she chooses, and at anytime in her pregnancy even the 39th week.

Posted by: Fat Man at September 25, 2015 3:25 PM

A few more, from someone who infests the joint.

21. Good readers do not use phonics. They guess what words say using context cues, such as the shape of a word. [whole language. This is why students can't read.]

22. It is not necessary to teach students the elements of math algorithms before you teach them to solve problems with those algorithms. They will learn the elements at the same time that they work problems. [Learn how to swim IN the rip current.]

23. You can sit on your fat dimply ass in your office and never do a goddamn thing for anyone, as long as you yammer with fake outrage about social justice.

24. Social justice doesn't apply to coal miners.

25. It's not that Communism doesn't work. They just don't do it right.

26. Marines make lousy school teachers. They don't like to take orders from shit head veteran teachers and dumb ass administrators.

27. Women make better teachers than men because women are more sensitive to students' needs. [That is, women teachers reinforce all kinds of shitty behavior and then cry a lot.]

28. If you have a gaudy enough college mission statement, you never have to do anything.

29. A college mission statement must be at least 10 paragraphs long; must use phrases such as "journey of learning," "seamless curriculum," "celebration of our differences," and "natural creativity." But it must never use the words "knowledge," "work your ass off," or "You're here to study. Now get to it, you lazy asses."

30. The real customers in universities are neither teachers, nor parents, nor taxpayers. Donors are the customers. Make sure to kiss their pasty white dimpled asses.

31. Invite the Vagina Monologues to campus every spring. You can't have too many peppy vaginas running around the quad making foul noises, or too many feminists pointing to their crotches, while saying, "Lookie what I got right here. I'm specccccial."

32. Whatever's wrong, men did it.

33. Whatever's wrong, white men did it.

34. Words don't have to mean anything. Their only use is to provoke, blame, and denigrate, and to make dumb shits think they know something.

35. A man-angry student doesn't need evidence. They only need a pussy dean.

36. If you are threatened by a dean because a student accused you of "creating a hostile environment" when you criticized her marxian bullshit ("Neo-liberalism exploits all persons of color and subsists on violence against third-world peoples."), and if you tell that dean, "You know, anyone who threatens my livelihood, threatens my wife and kids. I will treat them exactly the same way I would treat someone who attacked my wife with an ax," they will become very quiet and meek.

Posted by: Lance de Boyle at September 25, 2015 4:35 PM

What these list makers need is a good hard punch in the face.
No talk, no debate, no argue, just BAM.

Celebrate Assholes Get a Punch in the Face Day.

Posted by: chasmatic at September 26, 2015 9:45 PM

"Its as if the Old Soviet Cold War Propaganda Machine continued to grind on regardless of the fact that the empire had imploded a quarter century ago."

No, it's as if the Soviet Union was always Russia surrounded by nations which were just human shields, that the Soviet Brand got too expensive so Russia downsized like a lot of huge global international corporations did in the '90s, cut the dependent money losing subsidiaries, and got leaner and meaner.

Why lookie there, ...Russia is just continuing to do what the Soviet Union did in it's relations with the West as though the Cold War never ended.
(which it didn't)

Posted by: Speller at September 29, 2015 3:37 AM