We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I find myself wondering how the college students of today can be so full of hate and intolerance that they require mandatory regrooving. Perhaps there is only so much sanctimonious bs one can absorb without vomiting or laughing.
This reminds me of a local town employee who got in a little trouble with his free speech at work and was sent to mandatory diversity training. He told me afterwards "I went to their classes, but it didn't take."
Here in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago one has to take an Anti-Racism class run by someone who earns a living teaching anti-racism classes to groups as far to the left as the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago if one wishes to hold an office in the Diocese. I do wonder if it is possible to flunk the class ....
"Just last year, the University created a new administration-level position of “Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion.”
I wonder how much this person - and their staff - gets paid, and what that does to tuition costs. And what that, in turn, does when I have to pay increased taxes to cover student loans that don't get paid back. Non-instructional staff at colleges has increased at 2 to 3 times the rate of instructional staff and at many schools the former now exceeds the latter.
I know it will never happen but if scholarships and student loans only paid for core classes and students/parents had to pay cash up front for extraneous BS like diversity classes, college costs would plummet. People would refuse to pay for this stuff if slapped in the face how expensive it is right now.