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Op-Ed: Campus Insanity Is Migrating To Society

Op-Ed: Campus Insanity Is Migrating To Society

“academic leftism is metastasizing off-campus, spreading into some of the world’s largest corporations as well as institutions of culture”

Writer Inez Feltscher Stepman suggests this is a problem that has to be stopped before it’s too late. I disagree. I think we’re already there.

She writes at The Federalist:

Campus Insanity Is Migrating To Society, And Republicans Had Better Stop It Before It’s Too Late

Conservatives once laughed at radical campus politics, imagining that upon impact with the “real world,” blue-haired social justice warrior activists would have to grow up and confront the hard realities of the capitalist marketplace. Instead, what’s becoming increasingly clear is that academic leftism is metastasizing off-campus, spreading into some of the world’s largest corporations as well as institutions of culture, with graduated millennial employees as its carriers.

While the right wrestles with how to deal with big technology companies’ hostility to conservative voices on their platforms, the source of that enmity goes mostly unremarked upon: Google’s highly credentialed workforce has roughly the personal politics of a faculty lounge. Regrettably, universities don’t live up to the Las Vegas adage–what begins on campus definitely does not stay there. It spills over into every aspect of our broader culture, from complaints about actors not precisely matching the intersectionality profile of the characters they portray, to the leftward tilt of America’s corporations.

That’s all the more reason for Republicans on campus to take the ideology that threatens free speech in universities seriously and advance legislation to protect one of America’s most cherished freedoms. Without strong, smart pushback at the academic source, the country will soon be dealing with even more censorious consequences of an ideology that does not recognize its opponents’ rights to speak.

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” Instead, what’s becoming increasingly clear is that academic leftism is metastasizing off-campus, spreading into some of the world’s largest corporations as well as institutions of culture, with graduated millennial employees as its carriers.”

Why did people think it WOULDN’T metastasize?
Smarts retire; snowflakes are hired.

healthguyfsu | June 14, 2019 at 9:20 am

Yep, water is wet. This is not a very good piece at all.

Would you expect years of indoctrination and incentivized brainwashing to be shed? Who did?

A reckoning will come, though. These ijits have been coasting on and cashing in the capital of the waning phases of American exceptionalism and will reap the real consequences when it’s gone.

    healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | June 14, 2019 at 9:22 am

    And to be clear, this reckoning will not be glorious or have a happy ending. We will all be dragged down into the quagmire together.

    Sorry to be so bleak on a Friday.

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