Let the Colleges (and the Liberals inside them) Become Detroits

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Let the Colleges (and the Liberals inside them) Become Detroits

The next time some aca­d­e­mics tell you how impor­tant diver­sity is, ask how many Repub­li­cans there are in their soci­ol­ogy department.

Thomas Sow­ell

It’s axiomatic in bat­tle that first thing one should do if one’s ene­mies are destroy­ing each other get out of the way and let them.

That’s why the more I think about what is going on at the var­i­ous lib­eral uni­ver­si­ties, the more I think we need to let it hap­pen. Here are some rea­sons why:

First: All the pri­mary tar­gets of all of these attacks, pro­fes­sors, col­lege pres­i­dents, admin­is­tra­tions are the entrenched lib­er­als who helped cre­ate these sys­tems, with the paucity of con­ser­v­a­tives in these posi­tions of there seems lit­tle point in try­ing to extract these peo­ple would hap­pily see us be ruined from the con­se­quences of their own mess.

Sec­ond because you are deal­ing with var­i­ous lib­eral con­stituen­cies it is likely to divide them come elec­tion day. If you have black vot­ers angry at pro­gres­sive lib­er­als, if you have fem­i­nists Every sin­gle thing that causes lib­er­als to stay home at the polls makes us stronger.

Third: The more these col­leges fall apart the stronger the small con­ser­v­a­tive & Reli­gious col­leges our there like Hills­dale and St. Thomas Moore become attrac­tive, both as a place to get an actual edu­ca­tion and to steal a line from the left a “safe space” both for the geek sci­ence stu­dent who is ter­ri­fied of say­ing the wrong thing being destroyed, the prac­ti­cal stu­dent who just wants to learn and to employ­ers who want peo­ple who will actu­ally work with­out drama.

Fourth: Just as Ama­zon rev­o­lu­tion­ized Shop­ping online edu­ca­tion is in many ways a future of Edu­ca­tion. The younger gen­er­a­tion is already used to inter­act­ing with each other via their lap­top, phone, game sys­tem and PC. It is a nat­ural thing for edu­ca­tion to head in that direc­tion and a great chance for Con­ser­v­a­tives to get in on the ground floor of this movement.

Fifth: The par­ents who send their chil­dren to these insti­tu­tions vote. As they con­tinue to col­lapse into insan­ity the par­ents who real­ize they are being scammed by these insti­tu­tion will have a choice, con­tinue to accept it and be taken, or demand action. After all it’s their money and their chil­dren and if they’re happy to be fleeced it’s on them.

And finally like most peo­ple caught in destruc­tive behav­ior you have to reach rock bot­tom before you real­ize where you are. None of these peo­ple will actu­ally learn until they suf­fer the con­se­quences of their actions so let them, like the fools they are, learn in that most harsh of class­rooms, real­ity. Maybe with luck, some of the insti­tu­tion that aren’t so far gone may even change course before they reach that point. They have to get there them­selves until it hurts they just plain wont.

Maybe once this hap­pens, we can return and rebuild these insti­tu­tions in the image of their founders but for now, I say let them burn.

Update: Glenn Reynolds:

In light of these cam­pus scan­dals, will we see more, or less, human, finan­cial, and rep­u­ta­tional cap­i­tal flow­ing to higher edu­ca­tion in the future?

Update 2: AOSHQ

Acad­e­mia delenda est.

Update 3: Jonah Gold­berg gets it

And it is fit­ting. It is just. It’s almost frick’n Bib­li­cal in its just­ness. You see, there is pre­cious lit­tle big­otry and prej­u­dice on col­lege cam­puses. But the bulk of what does exist is aimed almost entirely at the guys and gals chill­ing at the tail­gate party. Pro-​life Chris­tians, Israel-​supporting Jews, lib­er­tar­ian pro­fes­sors, con­ser­v­a­tive schol­ars, climate-​change skep­tics, tra­di­tion­al­ists of every stripe includ­ing clas­si­cal lib­er­als, and, of course, peo­ple who can take a joke: These make up the bulk of the vic­tims of cam­pus big­otry and prej­u­dice. I can’t tell you how many pro­fes­sors I’ve met who have to keep their con­ser­vatism secret, at least until tenure, if not for­ever. I’ve never met or heard of a fac­ulty mem­ber who had to keep her Marx­ism on the down-​low.

and some student’s think the fight is worth hav­ing:

Lastly, we are dis­ap­pointed in stu­dents like our­selves, who were scared into silence. We are not racist for hav­ing dif­fer­ent opin­ions. We are not immoral because we don’t buy the flawed rhetoric of a spite­ful move­ment. We are not evil because we don’t want this move­ment to tear across our cam­puses com­pletely unchecked.

We are no longer afraid to be voices of dissent.

Per­haps there is hope for the uni­ver­si­ties yet.
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The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.

Thomas Sowell

It’s axiomatic in battle that first thing one should do if one’s enemies are destroying each other get out of the way and let them.

That’s why the more I think about what is going on at the various liberal universities, the more I think we need to let it happen. Here are some reasons why:

First: All the primary targets of all of these attacks, professors, college presidents, administrations are the entrenched liberals who helped create these systems, with the paucity of conservatives in these positions of there seems little point in trying to extract these people would happily see us be ruined from the consequences of their own mess.

Second because you are dealing with various liberal constituencies it is likely to divide them come election day. If you have black voters angry at progressive liberals, if you have feminists  Every single thing that causes liberals to stay home at the polls makes us stronger.

Third: The more these colleges fall apart the stronger the small conservative & Religious colleges our there like Hillsdale and St. Thomas Moore become attractive, both as a place to get an actual education and to steal a line from the left a “safe space” both for the geek science student who is terrified of saying the wrong thing being destroyed, the practical student who just wants to learn and to employers who want people who will actually work without drama.

Fourth: Just as Amazon revolutionized Shopping online education is in many ways a future of Education. The younger generation is already used to interacting with each other via their laptop, phone, game system and PC. It is a natural thing for education to head in that direction and a great chance for Conservatives to get in on the ground floor of this movement.

Fifth: The parents who send their children to these institutions vote. As they continue to collapse into insanity the parents who realize they are being scammed by these institution will have a choice, continue to accept it and be taken, or demand action. After all it’s their money and their children and if they’re happy to be fleeced it’s on them.

And finally like most people caught in destructive behavior you have to reach rock bottom before you realize where you are. None of these people will actually learn until they suffer the consequences of their actions so let them, like the fools they are, learn in that most harsh of classrooms, reality. Maybe with luck, some of the institution that aren’t so far gone may even change course before they reach that point. They have to get there themselves until it hurts they just plain wont.

Maybe once this happens, we can return and rebuild these institutions in the image of their founders but for now, I say let them burn.

Update: Glenn Reynolds:

In light of these campus scandals, will we see more, or less, human, financial, and reputational capital flowing to higher education in the future?

Update 2: AOSHQ

Academia delenda est.

Update 3: Jonah Goldberg gets it

And it is fitting. It is just. It’s almost frick’n Biblical in its justness. You see, there is precious little bigotry and prejudice on college campuses. But the bulk of what does exist is aimed almost entirely at the guys and gals chilling at the tailgate party. Pro-life Christians, Israel-supporting Jews, libertarian professors, conservative scholars, climate-change skeptics, traditionalists of every stripe including classical liberals, and, of course, people who can take a joke: These make up the bulk of the victims of campus bigotry and prejudice. I can’t tell you how many professors I’ve met who have to keep their conservatism secret, at least until tenure, if not forever. I’ve never met or heard of a faculty member who had to keep her Marxism on the down-low.

and some student’s think the fight is worth having:

Lastly, we are disappointed in students like ourselves, who were scared into silence. We are not racist for having different opinions. We are not immoral because we don’t buy the flawed rhetoric of a spiteful movement. We are not evil because we don’t want this movement to tear across our campuses completely unchecked.

We are no longer afraid to be voices of dissent.

Perhaps there is hope for the universities yet.
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