Sunday, June 04, 2017

Frank Bruni: These Campus Inquisitions Must Stop

This is ok in some ways.
Buuuut....ever notice how you are only allowed to criticize the left with counterproductivity arguments? Bruni says that indiscriminate accusations of racism will prevent us from making the progress we want--presumably on race. Which may or may not be true...I don't know. Indiscriminate charges of racism currently seem to be getting the left what it wants...
   But indiscriminate accusations of racism are wrong.
   And people who make such charges are bad.
   And they're wrong and bad regardless of whether they impede or promote progress against racism.
   Also, I'm getting a little annoyed by all the reminders that Brett Weinstein (Public Enemy Numero Uno at Evergreen State "College") is a progressive. That sounds a bit like it'd be ok to harass him were he a liberal or a libertarian or a conservative...
   And, as for the "day of absence" being coercive: of course it was. WTH is Bruni talking about? Have you seen the videos? There is no question that it's coercive.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are wrong because they aren't just indiscriminate charges of racism. They are fabrications meant to coerce, and that is incredibly wrong. Continuing to let this sort of perverse intimidation fester on campuses and beyond in a rapidly polarizing political environment is like giving nukes to Al-Qaeda. It is profoundly unwise and morally indefensible.

The fact is the marginal audience for this garbage are liberals, and until they can get past the tribal loyalties here and call it out for the hideousness it is, it will continue.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

That's right.

7:46 AM  

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