Politically Correct Eat Their Own

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Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.
Thomas Jefferson in a letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787


This is too hilarious:


Several professors on Grounds collaborated to write a letter to University President Teresa Sullivan against the inclusion of a Thomas Jefferson quote in her post-election email Nov. 9.

In the email, Sullivan encouraged students to unite in the wake of contentious results, arguing that University students have the responsibility of creating the future they want for themselves.

“Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend that University of Virginia students ‘are not of ordinary significance only: they are exactly the persons who are to succeed to the government of our country, and to rule its future enmities, its friendships and fortunes,’” Sullivan said in the email. “I encourage today’s U.Va. students to embrace that responsibility.”

Some professors from the Psychology Department — and other academic departments — did not agree with the use of this quote. Their letter to Sullivan argued that in light of Jefferson’s owning of slaves and other racist beliefs, she should refrain from quoting Jefferson in email communications.

“We would like for our administration to understand that although some members of this community may have come to this university because of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy, others of us came here in spite of it,” the letter read. “For many of us, the inclusion of Jefferson quotations in these e-mails undermines the message of unity, equality and civility that you are attempting to convey.”

The letter garnered 469 signatures — from both students and professors — before being sent out via email Nov. 11. Signees included Politics Prof. Nicholas Winter, Psychology Prof. Chad Dodson, Women, Gender and Sexuality Prof. Corinne Field, College Assistant Dean Shilpa Davé, Politics Prof. Lynn Sanders and many more. Asst. Psychology Prof. Noelle Hurd drafted the letter.

Go here to read the rest.   If the precious snowflakes of today, and their idiot indoctrinators, are going to refuse to learn from anyone in the past who doesn’t meet the politically correct standards of today, they will read nothing and learn nothing older than the day before yesterday in historical terms.  Perhaps for them that is a feature not a bug.  I have noticed that the politically correct are great about dishing out judgments, but hate being judged themselves, and nothing is more potent in analyzing the errors of today than the truths of the past.  The black abolitionist Frederick Douglass wrote passionately about how as a child he secretly learned how to read and entered a world of books where the great writers of the past, caring nothing about his color, imparted their wisdom to him.  Those who refuse to learn from the past due to the politically correct nonsense of today will ever remain children, doomed to rely only on their own store of knowledge, or the store of knowledge of other children in adult bodies, almost as ignorant as them.

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  1. Well, if you acknowledge the achievements and wisdom of your ancestors, it cuts into the authority of the contemporary New Class. These people are self-aggrandizing twits and they deserve grade-grubbers who forget what they’re taught five minutes after their report card for the semester arrives in the mail. While we’re at it, how many of these people cut checks to Planned Parenthood or the har-de-har American “Civil LIberties” Union? How many are marks for the $PLC?

  2. Seen elsewhere on the net: the leftist media, ACLU, PP, and PC colleges/universities are oases of totalitarianism in a vast desert of liberty.
    Re: “eating” each other: How can I help?

  3. I just heard the latest snowflake protest is wearing a “safety pin” to show support for the marginalized or illegal aliens or something. I think it’s perfect – what better symbol for a cry-baby! Maybe they should add a pacifier to it.

  4. Thank you for your trenchant observation LQC. It is difficult to conduct let alone win an argument with those for whom history started at breakfast.

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