Back in the 1990s, someone I knew was accused of sexual harassment within an academic setting. He was white and the accuser was a person of color, as was her supervisor. There was a witness — an intern, also a person of color — who later admitted that she knew the charges were false, but supported them anyway, because her supervisors threatened her career if she didn’t. When all the dust had settled, the intern later said of her lies,”I cared more about my career than about yours.” I knew the accused well and, even without the intern’s confession, I knew that the whole thing was a set-up.
Looking back, that false accusation truly marked the beginning of my journey across the Rubicon from Democrat to conservative. I’d certainly held conservative values before then, but I never thought about them in the context of politics or societal issues. They just were the mental backdrop to my life. The false accusation, however, made me aware that something terribly toxic was taking place in American academia. After all, it had all the core elements we see now: An academic victim culture leveling a false sexual abuse attack against a straight white male.
That toxic core has become infinitely worse in the 20 or so years since that long-ago false accusation. Victim culture has gone from a sneaky, malevolent underbelly to the dominant culture. The hostility towards heterosexuals, whites, and most especially white, male heterosexuals is on steroids. Add in the modern trends of microaggressions, triggers, Black Lives (and no one else’s) Matter, gender identity insanity, and an alleged “rape culture,” and you have the modern university reaching its Leftist apex. And make no mistake — you’re funding this insanity. As long as the federal government and the states pour money into higher education, you are a part of this madness.
Donald Trump’s presidency could be a great one if, in addition to appointing true conservative thinkers to the Supreme Court, he also removed all federal funds and federal mandates from American college campuses. Within one year, the administrative ranks would probably be cut down by about 80%, leaving only administrators focused on educating students, rather than ideologues focused on indoctrinating students. Tuition would drop; actual education would rise.