Dangerous post-modernist Academics in Universities growing
Jordan Peterson, the clinical psychologist and a professor at the University of Toronto, whose sudden internet fame has leftist ideology scrambling. Using scientific data, his explosive and intelligent debate breaks the ignorance of the dangerous leftist ideology which he calls “the post-modernists:” neo-Marxist professors who dominate our colleges and universities according to Peterson, and it’s a very dangerous thing for your children.
They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with dangerous ideology. They regard Western civilization as oppressive and “patriarchal.” They are the post-modernists, pushing “progressive” activism in schools and universities. They have mobs that violently shut down campus speakers; the language police who enshrine into law use of ridiculous gender pronouns.
Three destructive agendas of (many) western universities
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1. Unholy trinity of diversity, equity
Diversity is defined not
All the classic rights of the West are to be considered secondary to these new values. Take, for example, freedom of speech—the very pillar of democracy. The post-modernists refuse to believe that people of good will can exchange ideas and reach consensus.
Their world is instead a Hobbesian nightmare of identity groups warring for power. They don’t see ideas that run contrary to their ideology as simply incorrect. They see them as integral to the oppressive system they wish to supplant, and consider it a moral obligation to stifle and constrain their expression.
2. Rejection of the free market
They won’t acknowledge that capitalism has lifted up hundreds of millions of people so they can for the first time in history afford food, shelter, clothing, transportation—even entertainment and travel. Those classified as poor in the US (and, increasingly, everywhere else) are able to meet their basic needs. Meanwhile, in once-prosperous Venezuela—until recently the poster-child of the campus radicals—the
3. Politics of identity
Post-modernists don’t believe in individuals. You’re an exemplar of your race, sex, or sexual preference. You’re also either a victim or an oppressor. No wrong can be done by anyone in the former group, and no good by the latter. Such ideas of victimization do nothing but justify the use of power and engender intergroup conflict.
All these concepts originated with Karl Marx, the 19th-century German philosopher. Marx viewed the world as a gigantic class struggle—the bourgeoisie against the proletariat; the grasping rich against the desperate poor. But wherever his ideas were put into practice—in the Soviet Union, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia, to name just a few—whole economies failed, and tens of millions were killed. We fought a decades-long cold war to stop the spread of those murderous notions. But they’re back, in the new guise of identity politics.
The corrupt ideas of the post-modern neo-Marxists should be consigned to the dustbin of history. Instead, we underwrite their continuance in the very institutions where the central ideas of the West should be transmitted across the generations. Unless we stop, post-modernism will do to America and the entire Western world what it’s already done to its universities.
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