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