Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Realm of Closed Minds (and Cracked Eggs)

In a real corker of a column, Barbara Kay takes aim at campus social mushtice as practiced by aging Carleton University "human rights" student Winston Arun Smith and his ilk:
Academia has been the intellectual equivalent of a closed union shop for decades, from which only the most critically independent minds emerge unscathed. The rest, the uncritically receptive — the Arun Smiths — are steeped in opiates provided by such radical left-wing gurus as Antonio Gramsci, Paulo Freire, Frantz Fanon and Herbert Marcuse. All were Marxists; all believed westerners are the fountainhead of wickedness. And all believed that the omelet of “social justice” justified the breaking of many classically liberal eggs.
No wonder I feel like a frittata!

FYI, here's a peek at Carleton's undergrad "human rights" program, which sounds mighty grim indeed.

Update: This is the sort of thing Barbara is talking about:

Here we see victimhood as a sacralized condition, SAIA Zion-loather TBA.

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