Monday, March 27, 2017
Jon Miltimore argues that Yale is becoming a kind of jail which hands out professional credentials to those hardy enough to serve out their term. Until then its inmates should be careful not to make waves. The wardens in Miltmore's story are college administrators who've created a kind of politically correct kingdom where they -- not the professors -- are the rulers; where conformity not inquiry, is the most highly valued virtue.
What does this kind of bullying remind you of? To me and many others, it's the Red Guards.
The Chinese Cultural Revolution is now forgotten history. Yet important thing about the "Red Guard" movement was how artificial it was. It was astroturf all the way. Behind the youthful Chinese faces was the aged figure of Mao Tse Tung and his political cabal. Like some malevolent spirit he projected his voice through a million gullible dummies carefully nurtured on propaganda and paranoia.
And this is where it started, in homes like this in Venice, California.