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.
As far as I can tell, Sociology has always leaned to the left.
Frances Fox Piven, elected ASA president in 2006, made the ideological nature of public sociology even clearer. In a 2007 book chapter, Piven considered what kind of politics public sociology should encourage and proclaimed that the field should produce “a politicized sociology that is unashamed of the left.” Piven’s message to her academic colleagues was clear: get with my political program or get out.
Let me correct the first sentence.
Frances Fox Piven's election ASA president in 2006, made the ideological nature of public sociology even clearer.
Dr. Piven never hid her views. Those who voted for her knew what they were getting.
Every time I see someone stand up to the progressive bullies - their mask slips and what they really think slips through. Take for example Marc Lamont Hill wasn't getting his way on a panel and the mask slipped.
Every time they do this - or when Hollywood goes crazy and Rosie demands Martial Law - regular people see it - and I have little doubt that they are repulsed by it. Bit by bit I think they're stepping away from the CRAZY.
I have no idea if it'll be soon enough. I like most of what Trump has done but there are things that worry me.