NYT: Confession of liberal intolerance – bit late

From Nicholas Kristof:

WE progressives believe in diversity, and we want women, blacks, Latinos, gays and Muslims at the table — er, so long as they aren’t conservatives.

Universities are the bedrock of progressive values, but the one kind of diversity that universities disregard is ideological and religious. We’re fine with people who don’t look like us, as long as they think like us.

O.K., that’s a little harsh. But consider George Yancey, a sociologist who is black and evangelical.

“Outside of academia I faced more problems as a black,” he told me. “But inside academia I face more problems as a Christian, and it is not even close.”More.

Reality check: First, progressives are not liberals. They are totalitarians sapping free societies. The precious little asshats of Asscrat U can’t wait to grow up to be Big Enforcement of whatever enters their heads. That’s the beauty of being naturalists. They don’t need to make sense.

These junior jackboots’ know that their brains were shaped for fitness, not for truth. They are full of irrational feelings that must be respected in a way that intellect used to be. And their profs are just like them, to judge from how few ever confront them and send them packing—to study or get lost.

 

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Don’t blame us for your problems. Blame the engineers who invented the Internet. They gave us a whole world of news, not just what you wanted us to hear.

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Second, the New York Times itself is fast approaching oblivion. That fact is only indirectly related to progressives dressing up as liberals. It’s more a function of the fact that no one needs the New York Times to find out what’s going on in the world any more. You buy it if you need news manufactured for progressives.

I (O’Leary for News) get junk mail every few days asking me to subscribe— a 50% off special. This has been going on for years, and my best guess is that the “50% off” price is the market price. But I don’t need the Times anyway. Nor do most of the people who used to need it.

Don’t blame us for your problems. Blame the engineers who invented the Internet. They gave us a whole world of news, not just what you wanted us to hear.

Third, lots of people are getting wise to the social sciences racket that Kristof describes: A publicly funded country club for naturalist atheists.

So don’t bother confessing your sins, Kristof: Shape up or ship out.

See also: Japanese universities shedding social sciences

and

Even Michael Shermer thinks social science is politically biased

 

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  • A full 18% of of sociologists are self identified Marxists.

    That says it all.

    • Alain

      I wager the percentage is actually much higher.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    ‘Blame the engineers who invented the Internet. They gave us a whole world of news, not just what you wanted us to hear.’
    They gave us precisely the news we wanted to hear.
    About time, too.