November 13, 2015

Notes from the Underground 5: "Higher" Education Edition


An Open Letter Regarding the Claremont Protest - Cobb

Where calling someone a 'racist' has nothing to do with what someone actually believes, but one's position in an artificial political war. This fight is not about crime and punishment, it's not even about the law. It's a tawdry catfight over bourgeois privileges between bourgeois actors which desperately seeks to inherit the imprimatur of Civil Rights struggle. My ass.


The Cultural Revolution Comes to America’s Campuses

Mob rule, not anything close to democracy, is at play. The so-called SJWs (Social Justice Warriors) seem to be functioning as early avatars of the infamous Red Guard, bullying and then threatening violence to anyone whose thoughts run outside what is deemed to be correct.

Educators love that word “discussion.”

It's second only to "dialogue."€ And a dialogue is not a one-sided set of demands accompanied by a hunger strike.

We Dissent | The Claremont Independent

Above all, we are disappointed that you and President Chodosh weren’t brave enough to come to the defense of a student who was told she was “derailing” because her opinions regarding racism didn’t align with those of the mob around her.

No matter how bad things are, they can always get worse.

Life in Russia under the Tsar was - no doubt - bad; but no matter how bad it was, Communism was worse. Those who thought (as so many apparently did, within Russia and abroad) 'things can only get better' if we rid ourselves of the Tsar... were pretty soon shown how very wrong they were.

No partisan community is based in reality.

If a group circles around sacred values, they’ll evolve into a tribal moral community. They’ll embrace science whenever it supports their sacred values, but they’ll ditch it or distort it as soon as it threatens a sacred value.


The Only Trigger Warning Colleges Need:

“Warning: Although this university values and encourages civil expression and respectful personal behavior, you may at any moment, and without further notice, encounter ideas, expressions and images that are mistaken, upsetting, dangerous, prejudiced, insulting or deeply offensive. We call this education.”

Progressives start to make sense once you realise they are herd animals.

This Yale professor had the misfortune of being the old or injured one who slipped out of the pack and fell prey to the jackals–sorry, I mean, stunning and brave social justice activists.

Why Tom Wolfe is the most important writer of the twenty-first century:

The professor who called for “muscle” to help her expel a reporter from a protest held a “courtesy post” in the department of journalism. The details of the saga—including, and I am not making this up, a “poop swastika”—read like a missing chapter of Wolfe’s 2004 novel I Am Charlotte Simmons.


Cancer doesn’t go away because you pretend it isn’t there.

No matter what we do, the intractable urban Bantustans will remain, vast, bleak, hermetically isolated from the dominant culture except through television. Newark, Trenton, Camden, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore, and all the many others. These are forever.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 13, 2015 10:18 AM
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Stop calling these genetic misfits *social justice warriors* because none of those 3 words apply to these pathetic biological experiments that should have received the ultimate socialist orgasm via roe-vs-wade if their parents hadn't been such cowardly liars.

If you must called them SJW make sure that you clarify your words: "Socialist Jellybean Wusses".

Posted by: ghostsniper at November 13, 2015 1:50 PM

Oh woe is us. "Higher education" has lowered standards, engaged in egregious behaviors and is poised to speed the final decline of these once great United States of America.


This sort of thing happens every few years when an older, none-the-wiser and extremely conservative crowd looks upon the current state of affairs and finds it, surprise, wanting. I don't know why this impulse to return to 'the good old days' exists but thank goodness that isn't going to happen.

Get over it.

And thanks (I guess) for including the 'work' of Fred Reed.

Yet another racist flinging feces around his playroom. Great fit for your blog.

Posted by: Arthurstone at November 13, 2015 1:57 PM

When campus becomes camp pus
and honored is self-flagellation
(school president leaving sans fuss)
in place of the flag of our nation,
then exposed to the bone
are the pissant preachers and pusillanimous creatures
-- sadly, too many are our own.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at November 13, 2015 2:13 PM

Got to agree w/ PJ

Posted by: Stella at November 13, 2015 3:02 PM

Arthurstone's favorite whine is, "MY PUSSY HURTS!!!"

Posted by: ghostsniper at November 13, 2015 6:31 PM

Thanks 'ghostsniper'. Now that's funny!

I'm always impressed with the wittiness of the AD crowd.

If I had to guess I'd describe you as sixty-something going on 12.

Posted by: Arthurstone at November 14, 2015 5:11 AM