After years of denial, to believe that political correctness was a whim of paranoid conservative intellectuals, part of the media-intellectual left begins to understand that cancel culture is a real problem.
She needed to wait for him to explode in her face to be indignant.
As long as we were only attacking thinkers labeled “right,” there was nothing to be indignant about, but now that the Revolution is devouring its children and the left itself is being targeted, she is alarmed and indignant.
So much the better.
It must be said that when the mere pronunciation of the words man and woman can be considered a transphobic provocation, we are not far from dementia.
How did we come to a world where the one that reminds us that women have periods and that men do not is hate speech?
But we should not be satisfied with a surface diagnosis.
We are not only in front of a few radical students who would suffice to confront to return to normality.
Cancer is more widespread than you think.
These students become fanatic because many professors radicalize them, in classes where activism turns into expertise.
The most delirious theories pass in the university for so many creative innovations and are generously subsidized.
In the social sciences and in literature, academic knowledge today is too often an ideological discourse that seeks to be expressed in scientific jargon.
Whoever reads academic journals can only be fascinated by the intellectual aberrations published there, with the blessing of peers. Moreover, one finds among the professors several ardent censors.
All of this is not unrelated to the hiring process in the departments. Behind the myth of university autonomy, often sectarian militant coteries dominate. The teachers are selected according to the codes of the self.
One wonders why university administrations are going to bed. It is because many of them, among the executives, share the logic of the woke left, and claim to supervise the subjects declared “sensitive”.
For some, it is assumed. In others, it is half. They think they are moderates. They forget that you can’t be half woke. Wokism is a gear. They buy speeches that inevitably lead, sooner or later, to the ideological control of dissidents.
One thing is certain, the academic world is incapable of regulating itself. He allowed fields of ideological studies to develop, the hiring process to become sectarian, the far-left student militias to rule over several campuses. Worse yet, he encouraged them or claims to understand them.
It is not only necessary to defend academic freedom with a law, but it is necessary to reform the university. It will be a huge task. But we cannot let an institution that is supposed to value research and curiosity become the exact opposite of what it should be.
We must save the university from those who should have been its guardians and who betrayed it.