We send our children to be educated, at great cost, by morons and lunatics who celebrate persecution of males
If you haven’t been paying attention to the increasing degree of insanity shown by college administrators lately, and especially if you are a young man heading off to college soon, or the parent of one, you might want to start reading Minding the Campus and other blogs like it.
To pick just one example among many, here is Acquittal—and Denial—at Dartmouth by K. C. Johnson, who did such a good job exposing the Duke lacrosse scandal for what it was: a pile of lies that countless alleged “adults” not only failed to recognize but actively pursued.
Some of the details:
As of late, the focus has turned to Dartmouth—which, somewhat unlike Duke and Yale, receives less attention in general from the national media. The starting point was the odd “rape culture” protest from last year. Then came the remark of the recently promoted Amanda Childress, who mused, “Why could we not expel a student based on an allegation? It seems to me that we value fair and equitable processes more than we value the safety of our students. And higher education is not a right. Safety is a right. Higher education is a privilege.”
Childress’ remark appropriately attracted a good deal of attention; a college spokesperson desperately, and ineffectively, attempted to walk it back. The episode also brought to light a disturbing lack of respect for due process even in a venue (college disciplinary tribunals) that generally disregards the concept.
Fueling the outrage was the arrest of a Dartmouth freshman, Parker Gilbert, for raping another Dartmouth student. Last week, Gilbert was acquitted—after five charges against him already had been dismissed, for lack of evidence, by first the prosecutor and then the judge who presided over the case. Criminal cases obviously have a higher burden of proof than the college disciplinary processes, but remarks by the jury foreman suggested that the case would have failed even under a preponderance threshold. ”(The woman’s) story of how the night played out, the evidence wasn’t there to support that,” said the foreman, in an interview with the Valley News. “To the contrary, it was more in Parker’s favor … There is tons and tons of evidence that just doesn’t add up.” The foreman added that the accuser was poorly served by people at Dartmouth who encouraged her to file the criminal complaint.
If only this were an isolated example. It isn’t.
Remember: we send our children to be educated, at great cost, by these loons. More and more we need to ask ourselves why. A culture that doesn’t just allow such persecution, but actively promotes it, is a clue that this is not just some random happening at a few schools - it is systemic, and toxic, and it needs to be stopped.
And it needs to be stopped now.