This post from the road looks at college orientations, America’s scary Cultural Revolution, crime, and more.
Since blogging is a bit of a challenge for me under these circumstances, this post will confine itself to general observations, without links to or quotations from other websites. So, here are my thoughts over the last few days, in no particular order.
The college my Little Bookworm is attending is one of the nation’s Jesuit colleges. I’m sorry to say that it has been infected with Leftism, because it just established a social justice program and a professor emailed my Little Bookworm asking or his pronouns before class began.
Still, it’s not Leftist in the way my other Little Bookworm’s college is. To begin with, there’s a better sex balance, with the ratio being pretty much 50-50 male and female. The other college was overwhelmingly female, with many of the small cohort of males presenting as gay or effeminate.
That other college didn’t have the vibe of a traditional all-female campus. Instead, it just felt unbalanced. Colleges, with their focus on young adults are already unbalanced places, so skewing them even more makes for a very unnatural hothouse atmosphere. The Jesuit campus avoids that problem.
At the welcoming ceremony, the President didn’t lead with his pronouns, there was no Leftist invocation, and no one spoke in maudlin, creepy terms about her own child’s transition to college. While that other college was addressing parental fears as if the new students were toddlers leaving home, the welcome ceremony at this Jesuit college actually addressed the students and talked about their growth. [Read more…]