Collapsing Campuses By James Reed
This material is mined from the US, but it is equally true of Australian universities, which are equally putrid, in an equal kind of way:
“Former Evergreen State College Professor Bret Weinstein argued that social justice activists behave like cultists in a testimony before Congress last week. No campus protest has caught the media’s attention quite like the spring 2017 protests at Evergreen State College. The saga, which centered around progressive biology Professor Bret Weinstein, involved student protesters roaming campus with baseball bats, an intentional disarming of campus police, and the university president being held hostage by students. And what sparked this? Weinstein’s polite disapproval of an activism event that Bari Weiss of the New York Times called “a day of racial segregation.” This is how Weinstein described the “Day of Absence” in a column for the Wall Street Journal.
Day of Absence is a tradition at Evergreen. In previous years students and faculty of color organized a day on which they met off campus—a symbolic act based on the Douglas Turner Ward play in which all the black residents of a Southern town fail to show up one morning. This year, however, the formula was reversed. “White students, staff and faculty will be invited to leave the campus for the day’s activities,” the student newspaper reported, adding that the decision was reached after people of color “voiced concern over feeling as if they are unwelcome on campus, following the 2016 election.”
Last week, Dr. Bret Weinstein spoke to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about the last year’s chaos at Evergreen State College. Weinstein compared the behavior of social justice advocates to cult members during a portion of his remarks. “Am I alleging a conspiracy?” Weinstein began. “No. What I have seen functions much more like a cult in which the purpose is only understood by the leaders, and the rest have been seduced into a carefully architected fiction. Most of the people involved in this movement earnestly believe that they are acting nobly, to end oppression. Only the leaders understand that the true goal is to turn the tables of oppression.”
I note how the tyrannical Left can freely use violence, including weapons, and just get away with it. Clearly, there is a massive problem, namely that the institutions of higher learning have been taken over by the Left, and this will mean the end of higher learning anyway. It falls apart day-by-day. That is why I intend to take my “close down the universities” campaign on the international roadshow. I am hoping that President Trump will give me a free air ticket to the land of the free so that I can do a Weinstein, and lecture Congress on how to solve this problem, and save them heaps of money in the process. I just found a dirty old envelope, and I will write out a letter to President Trump using my sharpest lead pencil. I am sure he will be impressed, for he was impressed by Kim Kardashian, and my butt (and gut) is bigger than hers:
Higher education is a failure that needs to be erased and rebuilt from the ground up:
As always, we make a good start by closing down the universities!