Skip to comments.Universities obsess over being politically correct
Posted on 03/02/2006 10:48:43 AM PST by mlc9852
"The Unbearable Whiteness of Barbie: Race and Popular Culture in the United States" is a class offered at Occidental College in California. The course studies ways in "which scientific racism has been put to use in the making of Barbie [and] to an interpretation of the film �The Matrix' as a Marxist critique of capitalism."
The same college also offers "Stupidity," a class which studies comparisons between the American president and "Beavis and Butthead."
At Alfred University, students can enroll in "Nip, Tuck, Perm, Pierce, and Tattoo: Adventures with Embodied Culture." Those in this class will study "teeth whitening, tanning, shaving, and hair dyeing" in addition to watching Arnold Schwarzenegger's bodybuilding movie, "Pumping Iron."
Amherst College offers the course "Taking Marx Seriously: Should Marx be given another chance?" To that I say, "No." Marxism really shouldn't be given another chance. It's brought poverty and despair to every government that's ever tried it; what makes people think it would be any different today?
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Bovine/ovine stupidity. Abolish tenure. Make state universities pay their own way. End tax subsidies for lazy, Bolshevik and terrorist professors.
underwater basket weaving.
The other morning I heard something that scared me. A bunch of medical schools were bragging about how they were increasing thier minority enrollment by going out recruiting. No mention of trying to get the best, just the minorities.
In other news, the sun rose in the east today (gasp!)...
That's just brilliant. So in 20 years when all of the best doctors are white, they are going to complain when people don't want to go to minority doctors.
Un-freaking believable! Any son or daughter of mine who would willinglystudy such idiocy would not get a cup of coffee out of me, much less tuition-I would not care if they had to wait tables and wash dishes until they're 85 years old to pay for it!/rant off
When Simon would conduct his games on Arthur Godfrey, Steve Allen and other early TV variety shows he would validate his strength by giving his last "Simon Says" command. He would direct everyone to "Jump into the air!" When everyone landed he would announce that they were "outta the game" because he didn't order them to come down!
We see Islamic riots regarding cartoons but there is no angst when I am brow beaten for saying midget instead of "little people" or "height challenged individuals"
Gimme a break! I have "Freedom of Speech" guarenteed by our constitution and intend to exercise it. You dumbells!
Groucho, Gummo, Minnie, Zeppo, Frenchy, Chico and Harpo.
Yeah I'd give them a second chance!
Karl, and all those nitwits who follow him, can stick it where the sun don't shine. No one is more STUPID than a Marxist.
Sure, the schools and professors are idiots. But who are the bigger idiots paying for this sh--?
It's called fascism..
Yeah. How about Astronomy?
"Hick! Hey, iz dat Alpa, hick, Centauri? Hick!"
"That wasn't really Marxism. Real Marxism would succeed if given a chance. Just that some really bad people made it fail."
Above quote from a friend. As if 100 million dead isn't enough to convince them.
"End tax subsidies for lazy, Bolshevik and terrorist professors."
Amen. They showed us what they will do while on the government teat. Get them OFF.
In 20 years our health care will be socialized and you'll be told which doctor to go to.
Today's college freshman is more apt to think Astronomy is a course in the Gay Studies program.
So the next time you confront a leftist who wants to give communism another go, it's best not to argue, "Communism/Socialism have never succeeded," but rather, "Communism/Socialism have never succeeded in a society where not every person was willing to take a vow of poverty."
Those are monasteries. I thought you meant regular people.
That's my point....*communism* only succeeds where all persons involved are willing to live a life where they surrender all pretenses of materialism and private property. Property=Freedom, a concept that is at odds with a command economy. There are a limited number of lay communities that llive according to ascetic principles, but they are somewhat less common.
Actually, much of the Nazi idea of actually eliminating ethnic Jews flows directly from Karl Marx--which only makes your point more obvious.
And then we'll all die waiting in line for crucial surgery. Thanks, Mrs. Clintoon. I'll bet she won't be waiting in line. After, she is the smartest woman in the world, isn't she? Why should SHE wait? It was her idea.
I am a business professor myself, and no longer amazed at the number of business profs who are actually AGAINST free enterprise. The students do surprise me, though. After 15 years or so of public education, most of them see it for what it is. At least we didn't subject them to 15 years of reciting the Koran.
Insofar as giving Marxism "a chance," it is a perfect illustration of Marx's enduring attraction for university faculty. Marxism is an all-encompassing theory of not only how the world does work but how it should. Theoreticians who have put the considerable effort required to comprehend its many obscurities do not appreciate that its obvious failures in application speak to structural difficulties - they simply deny or twist the evidence.
Marxism is, in my opinion, an interesting and illuminating descriptive model of economics, sociology, and historiography. It is a failure as a predictive model and was so during Marx's lifetime. Because it was a failure as a predictive model it was a disaster as a normative model, and the results of its applications prove it.
Academicians are by the nature of their work more interested in descriptive models than in the other two. The "another chance" they want to give it is the literal definition of insanity - doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
Gone are the days when a university would rather see empty seats than seat unqualified candidates.
Now qualification is only having PC status.
Who cares? The "universities" gave up educating people in the [pick a decade after you graduated]s in favor of training skilled employees and an unemployable corps of indoctrinated layabouts.
Double speak.. the Movie Matrix is a metaphor for socialist government control.. Socialism is slavery by government not capitialism.. And socialism is a symptom of utopian democracy.. but democracy is the social disease.. that causes socialism..
Democracy is the road to socialism. Karl Marx
Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism. V.I. Lenin
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.- Karl Marx
Yeah, we need to get rid of negative stereotypes (except for the ones that speak of the "White Privilege" and the ones that tell us all minorities are victims....)
"Universities obsess over being politically correct"
Oh stop it. ALL of our society's institutions are HOPELESSLY PC.
ALL OF THEM.
I think there are quite a few churches who aren't PC.
When I got out of the Army in the very late 60's, all I wanted to do was become an Engineer and make some money. I went to a Prep School and had all of the Liberal Arts that I could stomach, it was very left.
I had to suffer the same old sh#t in the required liberal arts portion, but I knew all of the answers and survived, these people have no clue about the real world.
"I think there are quite a few churches who aren't PC."
I'll give you that--there must be some.
That's a joke right? WTF kind of degree needs classes like these???
Well, as long as they continue to lower admission standards, what can you expect?
Wake up and smell the ether. They already choose the doctor for the patient on many plans. Factory medicine has arrived big time. Factory dentistry too. Dentistry is so bad on "insurance plans" that we are paying the full freight to do it on our own. Good, old-fashioned dentist with ethics, a nice attitude about billing, and superb craftsmanship.
What, was Marx the most successful self-loathing Jew?
Reminds me of Harrison Ford recounting his experience as a bad guy on Gunsmoke.
Ford gets shot and drops dead, dropping his gun. Gun bounces back into his teeth as he's coming down. Studio sends him
to the dentist they have on retainer. Dentist does a horrible job, and Ford is in pain, so he goes to sue the dentist.
Dentist had sold practice and moved on.
Dental pain and back pain are probably the worst kinds and the most difficult to heal.
Bad dentists are really a horror. They get more money per square inch of body and often care little for the outcome. But the good dentists make up for them.
Actually, universities only pretend to be politically correct when it isn't their ox being gored.
For instance, universities are decidedly un-PC when they illegally prevent grad students from organizing into student labor unions on campus.