Camile Paglia: Some young people (too many) embrace political correctness out of ignorance

Political correctness feeds off of ignorance. The postmodern Marxish religion of grievance only survives when the light of reality is snuffed out. Why do you think “social justice warriors” are so concerned with “safe spaces”? These people fear anyone who challenges their worldview. They know that outside of their concocted social justice bubble their arguments not only fall flat but are likely to be obliterated. However if they can scare everyone into toeing their line, or at least into not challenging it, the SJWs can bring enough people into the cult who have no understanding of history, of The Enlightenment, of the real challenges in Western Civilization, of really what being an educated person is, that they can eventually overwhelm those who insist on things like “truth.”

(Truth is just a Western racist concept anyway. – You think I’m joking? I’m not. There are people who think like this and they go to your alma mater.)

(From The Washington Examiner)

aglia, a longtime professor at the University of the Arts, believes the education system’s failure to provide students with historical perspective explains so many young people’s impulse to see America as “the source of all evil in the universe.” After 46 years of teaching professionally, Paglia says she’s “felt the slow devolution of the quality of public school education in the classroom.”

“These young people now getting to college have no sense of history of any kind….no sense of the violence and the barbarities of history,” she observed. “They now are being taught to look around them to see defects in America….They’ve never been exposed to the actual evil of the history of humanity, they know nothing.”

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