There is no more intellectually stifling environment than US universities. This statement may sound absurd to those indoctrinated to believe that these government-funded and administered educational institutions are beacons of free thought, tolerance and curiosity. But try bucking the status quo at any US university and see how you are received. Try rejecting both Keynesianism and Marxism if you are in the economics department. Try rejecting the article of faith that race is just a ‘social construct’ if you are in the biology or social sciences departments. Try rejecting the linear view of history that we are in the midst of a progressive march onwards and upwards if you are in the history department. And try rejecting political correctness in any department on a US campus and see how long you are tolerated. Critical thinking, for all the lip service paid to this term, has nearly been eliminated. In its place is a nearly uniform belief in and promotion of feminism, ‘anti-racism’ (which is just a code word for anti-White), secularism and the entire Progressive agenda. Dissenters from the orthodox religion of political correctness are not welcomed.
We have another example of the truth of the above statements. This example comes from the University of Louisville. The university’s president, John Ramsey, has vowed not to eat at Chick-fil-A. Left-wing student groups as well as well-known Leftist websites such as Huffington Post are organising against the Atlanta-based, Christian-owned fast food company. Anna Susman describes the PC Left’s moral outrage and demands:
University of Louisville students cannot use Chick-fil-A sauce in good conscience.
Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A’s president, has long supported groups that fight against LGBT rights, spending millions through their charitable arm WinShape.
…U of L students are demanding, through a petition, the Chick-fil-A located in their student activity center be removed. Thus far, it has received more than 1,000 signatures.
Peggy Hay, the U of L student who started her campus’ petition, told WHAS11 that her university does a good job of including and supporting all kinds of student groups, but allowing Chick-fil-A to remain in their student activity center would be “a slap in the face to one of those groups.”
Notice that you are ‘included’ only if you have the approved opinions.
U of L is just one of many college campuses to disapprove of the Chick-fil-A president’s political stance.
What does it mean for the PC establishment to ‘disapprove’ of your political stances? Exclusion, marginalisation, moral indignation leveled against you and ultimately (as in the case of the Afrikaners in South Africa or many other groups or individuals which are on the outs) more direct action against you (while the elites turn their heads and pretend not to notice).
This week, Wichita State University and the University of Kansas also created petitions for the same cause.
Of course, ‘LGBT rights’ is just the latest social crusade in a long line going back to the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the birth of New England culture (which spread out across the Upper North and was later pushed upon all of the United States). In this unrelenting and fanatical war on traditional society and civilisation there is no room for dissent.
Thanks to Rebellion for the link!