The Campus Mob Came for Me—and You, Professor, Could Be Next

 

During the Chinese Cultural Revolution the Red Guards lynched their professors (and many others).

The neo-Red Guards need to be confronted and beaten on the intellectual battlefield. Flat out. They are bullies and bullies only know one thing. Fundamentally the PC brigades are collectivist wimps. They run in packs because that is the only way they can sustain their cult. Individually they know their whole worldview falls apart. They must reinforce their delusions of victimhood en masse.

These folks aren’t “progressive.” There is no “progress” advocated by the neo-red guards. They are enemies of thought. They are enemies of The Enlightenment. They are enemies of education. They are enemies of reality. They are steeped in Marxism which at this point in history is a reactionary philosophy. It ain’t forward looking.

Fight the red guards where one finds them.

Just think how fun these people will be once they get into government.

(From The Wall Street Journal)

Racially charged, anarchic protests have engulfed Evergreen State College, a small, public liberal-arts institution where I have taught since 2003. In a widely disseminated video of the first recent protest on May 23, an angry mob of about 50 students disrupted my class, called me a racist, and demanded that I resign. My “racist” offense? I had challenged coercive segregation by race. Specifically, I had objected to a planned “Day of Absence” in which white people were asked to leave campus on April 12.

 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.”

In March I objected in an email to all staff and faculty. “There is a huge difference between a group or coalition deciding to voluntarily absent themselves from a shared space in order to highlight their vital and under-appreciated roles . . . and a group or coalition encouraging another group to go away,” I wrote. “On a college campus, one’s right to speak—or to be—must never be based on skin color.”

My email was published by the student newspaper, and Day of Absence came and went almost without incident. The protest of my class emerged seemingly out of the blue more than a month later. Evergreen has slipped into madness. You don’t need the news to tell you that—the protesters’ own videos will do. But those clips reveal neither the path that led to this psychosis, nor the cautionary nature of the tale for other campuses.

 

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