At LewRockwell.com, Walter E. Williams worries over the impression of truth taking place on college campuses today. He writes (abridged):
The Michigan State University administration pressured professor Stephen Hsu to resign from his position as vice president of research and innovation because he touted research that found police are not more likely to shoot black Americans.
Boston University is considering changing the name of its mascot Rhett because of his link to “Gone with the Wind.”
Much of today’s totalitarianism, promotion of hate and not to mention outright stupidity, has its roots on college campuses.
Evidence of how stupid college ideas find their way into the public arena can be seen on our daily news.
Don Lemon, a CNN anchorman, said, “We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them.”
Steven Clifford, former King Broadcasting CEO, said, “I will be leading a great movement to prohibit straight white males, who I believe supported Donald Trump by about 85 percent, from exercising the franchise (to vote), and I think that will save our democracy.”
As George Orwell said, “Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.”
If the stupid ideas of academic intellectuals remained on college campuses and did not infect the rest of society, they might be a source of entertainment — much like a circus.
July 15, 2020