I was recruited by the thought police

Political correctness on campus has reached the level of crazy, and for using that word I am a bigot

In the liberal ghetto of Ann Arbor, several University of Michigan administrators recently gathered for a passionate brainstorm. The head of student affairs declared he was simply “going to die” if he heard about one more so-called micro-aggression on campus. When a colleague told him he was “acting crazy” for being so sensitive, he was shipped off to a mandatory session for freshmen where he learned about white privilege and determined that he would never say anything potentially controversial again. And with that, the Inclusive Language Campaign was born.

Under this new initiative, which is all the rage at Michigan and some other universities, the quoted words used in the above paragraph are considered offensive. In addition to posters plastered around campus urging us to “Stop. Think.” before we speak, my peers and I have been encouraged to sign an ambiguously written Inclusive Language Campaign pledge. We’re all being drafted as thought police, charged with regulating the speech of our peers.

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  • Frau Katze

    Universities have become places where signs of sanity are grounds for rounding people up for “re-education” sessions. The Marxists might have lost the battle for the economy but they are flourishing at the universities.

    Pathetic. Our only hope is that some fraction of the population still possess what used to be called “common sense” and will resist the brainwashing.

    • Censored_often

      The post-secondary Gulag is indeed alive and well in North America. Marc Steyn is indeed bang on, as are other analysts of political, social, and cultural trends, that the left is fighting the long battle to alter culture and has gained dramatically on my numerous fronts these last decades.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Campuses need to be placed under quarantine. Mental illness has become contagious.

    • winniec

      Cultural Marxism.

  • J. C.

    I don’t have kids (I refuse to produce fresh meat for the grinder), but if I did, their choices would be trade school, or learn the family business from the ground up. No way in Hell would I pay to have them brainwashed by a bunch of goddamn commies!

    • Frau Katze

      The science and engineering departments are not affected (at least they weren’t in the early 1970s, at Simon Fraser, otherwise a hippie haven ).

      You wouldn’t have even known the hippies existed from the science wing.

      • tom_billesley

        Students in the humanities and liberal arts could have been allowed to “self identify” as graduates and leave as soon as they could tie their own shoe laces.

      • Exile1981

        In the 90’s in engineering the lefty ideology was starting to creep in. It was a big shock when they assigned a lesbian feminist to teach technical writing to an all male class of engineers. I fear for my kids just how much further they have gotten since then.

  • winniec

    Young people have been let down by our educational system. They are weak in the humanities and unable to understand our values, traditions, literature and government.
    The young are tragically unprepared to be citizens or even to use critical thought.
    This sort of authoritarianism posing as ‘progressive’ is evil.

  • Raymond Cameron

    “Stop. Think”. What it really means is: ” Stop thinking.”

    • Censored_often

      Sadly, you are correct. It also means this: “Stop controversy and disagreement. You must agree with us.”

  • Getting trained and habituated for the totalitarian world coming our way.

  • Hard Little Machine

    If that’s the kind of nuthouse you want to send your $100,000 school loan dollars to, that’s your problem. Let’s be semi serious here and admit that that retarded snowflake who applies to UM Ann Arbor has to know pretty much that what the place is all about. Just like if they apply to Berkeley or UC Irvine, U Wis Madison, UNC Chapel Hill or Brandeis. To suddenly clutch their pearls and request a fainting couch seems a little bit self serving. It would be like entering Smith college and wondering how all the lesbians got there.

  • New Centurion

    Doubleplusgood