Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Conversation I Just Had...

...with a colleague from another department:

Me: Howzit goin'?
Colleague: I'm worried about one of my classes.
Me: How come?
C: Because I have a white supremacist in it.
Me: Wow...how d'ya know that this person is a white supremacist?
[Despite knowing that progressives now use 'racist' to mean white and 'white supremacist' to mean racist, I was picturing an actual, y'know, white supremacist...like a dude with a shaved head and swastika tats.]
C: She doesn't believe in white privilege!
Me: [pause] Yeah...the thing about that is...

When I get run out of the university on a rail, it's going to be my own fault.

[I originally made the conversation a bit more artificial than it actually was just because I didn't want to include more details than necessary on the one-in-a-million chance that some crazy how this story got back to people I know...but anyway, I made it a bit more accurate by including the fact that the student is female. So...yeah...I was picturing Rudolf Hess, and it's really some college girl who, for all I know, merely refuses to happily acquiesce to indoctrination...
This probably sounds like a "that happened" story...but--swear to God--it's for real. Believe me...I wish I were making it up.]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That actually happened? Damn.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

That actually happened.

I actually left out some other bad arguments that followed that part of the conversation, too.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I set the bar so low, and even then they manage to disappoint.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

You and me both, brother

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to ask: What department?

7:15 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

I probably shouldn't say, but: psych

7:28 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Sounds like getting yourself run out of academia might be the saner choice. Between Peirce and myself, you'd at least be in good company.

1:32 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...


Not that I want to have to work for a living...but getting run out of academia is, IMO, typically a badge of honor

6:03 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I know a gun store who's hiring.

Still the occasional far-right crazy you'd have to deal with, but far less than there used to be...

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Darius Jedburgh said...

Of course maybe fifteen years ago, no-one had even heard of 'white privilege'. Now you're some kind of moral abomination if you don't 'believe in it' (whatever that means).

This is one respect in which 'progressive' are aptly named. They sure think we (or at least they) are making a huge amount of moral progress, all the time. Would that it were so.

2:01 PM  

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