Gut Rumbles

March 04, 2005

ain't gonna happen

This is a pretty good read that reflects my opinion of most universities today. "Speech codes" and "sensitivity training" are pure abominations in what SHOULD be an institution of higher education. Those things don't educate--- they brainwash.

The Ward Churchill flapdoodle is nothing unusual. Ward Churchills are EVERYWHERE on college campuses (campi?) today and they've been there for a long time. When he is exposed for the corrupt poseur he actually is, just watch his ilk circle the wagons.

One hundred ninety-nine CU faculty members, in an ad in the Boulder Daily Camera, have "demanded" that the investigation of Churchill be "stopped immediately." They argue that inquiries into his alleged plagiarism, misrepresentation of sources cited in his "scholarly" writings, false claims of Indian status in his affirmative action job application, and incitements to commit violence should be inadmissible because he had originally been criticized only for his ideas. Please. This is like saying a fugitive serial killer should be released because he was originally stopped by the police for making an illegal left turn. Churchill's potty mouth is what got him noticed.

If I'm going to shell out mega-bucks to buy my offspring a college education, I expect the people taking my money to have higher standards. Of course, I'm just a red-necked asshole, not a fake Indian or some academic pisshead who wouldn't recognize the real world if it walked up and bit him square on the ass.

What do I know?


This is the sad thing about academia. The sole goal of academics is protecting the jobs of academics. Because they know that in the real world, they're as useless as a dick on a brass hog.

Posted by: Steve H. on March 4, 2005 03:14 PM

If you ever decide to teach academia a lesson - please start in my graduate school....PLEASE

Posted by: Princess Cat on March 4, 2005 04:59 PM

Business should cease requiring college degrees for young new hires and train them on the job in the necessary skills. That should cut the demand for schooling in half, removing a significant number of academic parasites from the public purse, who may turn to more productive work.

Posted by: Brett on March 4, 2005 05:19 PM

i agree with you that it'll never happen. colleges have been "bastions of leftist thought" since at least the 60's. i'm not saying it's right, but i don't know that it's going to change.

Posted by: beth on March 4, 2005 05:35 PM
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