It has been my experience that social justice “warriors” (SJWs) are just bullies wrapped up in a religion that helps them make sense of their – what often appears to be – sad little worlds. It’s not about justice. It’s about bullying and crushing intellectual inquiry because the SJWs know that if inquiry is allowed their whole worldview crumbles into a million pieces of perceived slights, microagressions, and sociology dissertations written by people who have no business getting a PHD in anything.
Alumni of Middlebury (a fine school) who do not believe in this sort of anti-intellectual behavior should join the #AlumniStrike. Don’t send any money if these bullies are protected by the school. The administration will get it eventually.
Allison Stanger, a professor of politics and economics at Middlebury College, says the mob of angry protesters who attacked her last week during Charles Murray’s visit to campus “had effectively dehumanized me.”
“They couldn’t look me in the eye, because if they had, they would have seen another human being,” she wrote in a post about the incident.
As I reported previously, Stanger had intended to serve as the moderator of the event: a discussion with American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray, the controversial author of The Bell Curve and Coming Apart. In her post, Stanger describes herself as a Democrat who does not agree with Murray, but nevertheless believes campus is a place for a robust debate about a variety of viewpoints.
Stanger’s firsthand account of what transpired can be found here. A few highlights: