If you need proof — aside from the news — that our culture is headed straight down the toilet, thanks to liberal lunacy, look no further than the local college campus.Every day there’s a new story emerging from universities across the country, that delicate snowflakes, indoctrinated with leftist ideology since their grand exit from the womb, are acting out in truly embarrassing ways.
Safe spaces were bad, but things then graduated to “white privilege” courses, and now, according to a coalition of students at Pomona College, the very idea of “truth”…wait for it…is racist.
You can’t make this junk up.
According to Reason.Com:A coalition of marginalized students at Pomona College are demanding that the president of Pomona (one of the Claremont Colleges) take disciplinary action against student-journalists who write for The Claremont Independent, a conservative paper.
That’s not all. The students’ letter to the president also stridently rejects the very mission of a liberal arts college. The search for truth is little more than an attempt to silence marginalized people, in the view of these students. Accordingly, the campus administration must revise its commitment to free speech such that no one who espouses hateful views—as defined, in incredibly broad terms, by the offended parties themselves—is allowed to speak at Claremont.
“Free speech, a right many freedom movements have fought for, has recently become a tool appropriated by hegemonic institutions,” the students wrote in their letter. “It has not just empowered students from marginalized backgrounds to voice their qualms and criticize aspects of the institution, but it has given those who seek to perpetuate systems of domination a platform to project their bigotry.”The students refer specifically to Manhattan Institute scholar Heather MacDonald’s recent visit to campus. MacDonald, a conservative critic of the Black Lives Matter movement, was prevented from speaking by student protesters. The students surrounded the doors of the building and denied entry to other students who wanted to hear from her. Multiple news outlets, including Reason and The Claremont Independent, wrote critically about the students involved in the incident, and Claremont President Chiram Hodash expressed dismay about the censorship.
The students’ letter demands that MacDonald—falsely labelled a “white supremacist”—never be allowed back on campus. In fact, all hate speech should be proactively banned from Claremont.“The idea that we must subject ourselves routinely to the hate speech of fascists who want for us not to exist plays on the same Eurocentric constructs that believed Black people to be impervious to pain and apathetic to the brutal and violent conditions of white supremacy,” wrote the students, who apparently believe, mistakenly, that MacDonald is a white supremacist.
Worse, the students’ letter comes out swinging against the Enlightenment itself, and brands the search for truth—the mission of a liberal arts college—a false, Eurocentric concept that only serves to embolden white supremacy:
Historically, white supremacy has venerated the idea of objectivity, and wielded a dichotomy of ‘subjectivity vs. objectivity’ as a means of silencing oppressed peoples. The idea that there is a single truth–‘the Truth’–is a construct of the Euro-West that is deeply rooted in the Enlightenment, which was a movement that also described Black and Brown people as both subhuman and impervious to pain. This construction is a myth and white supremacy, imperialism, colonization, capitalism, and the United States of America are all of its progeny. The idea that the truth is an entity for which we must search, in matters that endanger our abilities to exist in open spaces, is an attempt to silence oppressed peoples.
It doesn’t take a genius to see the many problems with this wacky way of thinking.
The first being that the statement “there is no truth,” is self-defeating. After all, how can it be true that there is no truth, if, well, there is no truth?
Logic is apparently not a strong characteristic of folks on the left.
If truth does not exist, then what is it exactly that these “students” are upset about in the first place? If truth isn’t real and is completely subjective, then why the stink and fuss about racism? What’s the point of going to college, reading books, or doing anything at all?
If there is no truth, why are so many people upset with President Trump, and tirelessly opposing his every move?
We do all a great disservice when we promote the idea truth does not exist. Our centers of “higher learning” are giving in to temper tantrums and producing delicate feelings that won’t last long in the real world.
But who are we to doubt the intellectual prowess of philosophical giants who have acquired such a wealth of wisdom in their oh-so-long journey here on planet earth?
Perhaps Jack Nicholson was right…folks just can’t handle the, uh, truth…
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]