Skip to comments.Lies, Damned Lies and University Lies
Posted on 07/12/2013 6:07:09 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
Lying is an inescapable part of public life but not all liars are equally tolerated. Lying politicians are sufferable but the when it comes to universities, the bar is much higher. After all, if universities refuse to separate truth from falsehoods, who will? It's not that universities always get it right; rather uncovering the truth is, or at least should be, their paramount mission.
Unfortunately, as the PC virus continues to spread plague-like, universities have increasingly embraced falsehoods and, to make matter worse, they do so publicly and proudly.
Don't believe this? Let me offer Exhibit A: a full-page advertisement in the June 30th New York Times titled "Diversity in Higher Education Remains an Essential National Priority." The ad was sponsored by 37 educational organizations, a Who's Who of the higher-education establishment, from the Association of American Law Schools to the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The ad was triggered by the recent Supreme Court decision Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin involving racial preferences in university admission that might eventually result in limiting or even abolishing racial preferences.
The advertisement offered a stout defense of racial preferences under the guise of defending diversity in higher education.
Everything in the ad was an outright lie or a vacuous, impossible to prove banality. It makes "I did not have a sexual relationship with that woman" look like rank amateurism.
It begins by claiming that today's manic infatuation with campus diversity as a legal doctrine can be traced back to a 1957 statement by Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. A breathtaking lie. I've studied racial preferences/diversity for a half century, and I've never encountered Frankfurter's statement and, more importantly, his celebration of academic freedom has zero to do with racial preferences in university admissions. Zero.
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Check the meaningless drivel coming from your nearby liberal university.
Betcha 99.99 percent comes from “academic” departments with such low academic standards that an amoeba could graduate with an A average.
If you want diversity resulting from excellence, check your basic sciences/engineering/math departments. Anyone graduating from there stands a very good chance of actually having talent.
For the converse, just remember that Obama actually purchased his entrance into the Columbia School of Jokes and got a law degree from Harvard. Standards? They don’t need no stinkin’ standards.
The universities, the popular media etc. are doing one thing and doing it well. They are plying us with constant Pavlovian Conditioning. “All Lies of Political Correctness Must Be Destroyed”.
This describes almost everything that comes out of the American University system these days. It has been taken over by intellectual drones. Faculty lounge conversations have to be a hoot, and classroom lectures a rote recitation of the Marxist menu.
Re “intellectual drones”. Military drones kill our enemies. Perhaps we can say that “academic drones” kill our minds.
Why not rename American universities collectively (there are some honorable exceptions), as “Zombieland”.
Malleable brains in, Mush out!
The advertisement offered a stout defense of racial preferences under the guise of defending diversity in higher education. Everything in the ad was an outright lie or a vacuous, impossible to prove banality. It makes "I did not have a sexual relationship with that woman" look like rank amateurism.The death of racial quotas hasn't yet come, but rest assured, when it is finally dead, purported historians will attribute this to our second founder, Barack Hussein Obama.
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