Merrily we sail along….

The yacht Academia

From PJ Media, writer Philip Carl Salzman: “During the 1960s and 1970s, Marxism and feminism redefined North American society as a hierarchy of oppression, with white, patriarchal capitalists at the top, and poor lesbians of color at the bottom. All citizens were redefined as members of racial, economic, gender, sexual, and ethnic classes, with people of white oppressing people of color, males oppressing females, rich oppressing poor, heterosexuals oppressing LGBTQ++, Christians and Jews oppressing Muslims, and so on. This approach is called social justice theory.

”According to social justice theory, ideas such as ‘merit’ and ‘achievement’ are male, white supremacist ideas, used to ensure the unfair dominance of white men. Social justice requires equal category representation. It appears from polls that Americans increasingly oppose social justice racial and gender preferences. Note that while social justice advocates are pushing for representation on the basis of races, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity, they have no concern with the representation of public opinion. In fact, the one kind of diversity that they oppose is diversity of opinion. Only social justice views are acceptable; contrary views are vilified as ‘hate speech’.” Who would benefit from the ideology that denigrates merit and achievement? Losers, that’s who. Social justice = losers rule.

Social justice has one simple explanation for differing results among gender, racial, and other categories of people: discrimination. ‘Losers rule’ teachers, professors, and administrators who dominate our schools and universities do not stop with preferred ‘equity, diversity, and inclusion’ admissions and hiring. Rather, they aim to discredit Western Civilization and American and Canadian society because they were founded and built by white men. The great literary and philosophical works of Western Civilization are no longer read because they are the creations of ‘dead white men.’ It is offensive to ‘losers rule’ advocates, particularly feminists, that white men invented Western culture, science, and technology. The Constitution of the United States is now rejected by such professors because it is the work of slaveholders.

“Slavery in the United States is a trump card of social justice theorists, who frame it as the original sin of America which taints everything else. What they neglect is that slavery was the basis of ancient civilization, and a worldwide historical phenomenon; was a major institution in ancient Greece and in Rome; was a major social fact in Africa, where African slave raiders and traders, in addition to keeping slaves for local use, provided the slaves for the North Atlantic slave trade; in the Middle East where Muslims slavers raided Africa for over a thousand years, and where the Islamic State in the 21st century, up to 2018, enslaved ‘infidels,’ turning the females into sex slaves; in North Africa, where Muslim slave raiders sailed north as far as Ireland to capture tens of thousands of white Europeans to be sold into slavery; while in India ‘untouchable’ quasi-slaves were half of the population; and in Russia serfs performed the same functions.

One of history’s most inconvenient facts is, it was white men in Europe who made slavery redundant by inventing science, modern agriculture, and the industrial revolution, raising productivity through the work of machines, so that slave labor was no longer desirable.

Social justice subjectivity and advocacy have replaced the search for reality and truth in schools and universities. Objectivity is viewed as a tool that straight white men use to suppress females, people of color, and those of various sexualities. Today, in universities, identity is the most important ‘reality,’ and everyone has their ‘own truth.’ If you argue along with science that men and women are biologically different, you are rejected as sexist. If you argue along with science that men cannot be women and women cannot be men, you are rejected as a transphobe. If you argue that there is discrimination in favor of, not against females, you are rejected as a sexist. Research and evidence on such matters are suppressed. There is not just peer pressure against views contrary to losers rule fantasies, but these views are actively suppressed by administrators, the many equity, diversity, and inclusion” officers, whose job is to suppress them.”

“Once equality of opportunity, merit, and competition are denounced as white male tricks to maintain supremacy, or as toxic masculinity, it is only logical to reject capitalism and differential distribution of assets, or inequality, and to advocate for socialism.” As the yacht Academia blithely sails on in the flood of irrationality and the formation of a plethora of unenforceable “rights”, it will inevitably become shipwrecked when the money dries up. As college degrees become increasingly worthless, as alternatives to campuses become more popular, as (hopefully) wealthy alumni—who, sad to say are still mostly white men who are able to afford endowing colleges because they embraced those archaic concepts of merit and achievement—wise up and shift their tax deductible giving elsewhere, the rats will begin deserting the yacht, shedding their asbestos robes as they scramble.

“Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.” Proverbs 26:11.

Author: iamcurmudgeon

When I began this blog, I was a 70 year old man, with a young mind and a body trying to recover from a stroke, and my purpose for this whole blog thing is to provoke thinking, to ridicule reflex reaction, and provide a legacy to my children.

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