Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Ritualized emotion" among the Tolerance Police

From James Taranto's "The Diversity Sham" in the Wall Street Journal, commenting on the increasing intolerance at our bastions of academic freedom when it comes to "Diversity":

This is how "diversity" works in practice: Intellectual contention is drowned out in a sea of emotion, much of it phony. Members of designated victim groups respond to a serious argument with "pain" and "shock" and accusations of "hate," and university administrators make a show of pretending to care.

... But this sort of emotional frenzy is nonetheless inimical to the spirit of rational inquiry that universities are supposed to encourage.
Read the rest here.

1 comment:

RonMossad said...

Can tolerance breed intolerance? How can this be?

Historically, the indecent minority has only been able to succeed due to the indifference of the decent majority. Understanding other cultures and peoples is a wonderful approach to life, but enabling intolerant cultures (that seek to restrict our own freedoms) is where we must draw the line.