Universities and Moronnials—Voltaire's Antipodes

Lindsay Perigo's picture
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-07-30 07:08

[Reprised to mark tonight's shutting down by Hitler Youth moronnial adenoidal filth of a Trump rally on a Chicago campus. I rest my case—Linz]

"Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write."

—Voltaire

It's a hideous historical irony that sizeable pockets of "millennials" are, along with Muslims and the media, the locus of totalitarianism in the modern world. University students in particular, even more than their state-worshipping tutors, are at the forefront of the war on free speech. Millennia ago when I was at university it wasn't this way at all. Universities the world over took very seriously their role of exemplars of untrammeled debate where every school of thought could freely contend. At the one I attended, Victoria in Wellington, every Wednesday lunchtime there was an event called The Forum in the Student Union Building common room, where hundreds of idealistic youngsters would gather for a debate-fest, an intellectual free-for-all in which no opinion and no topic was taboo. Those who didn't take part directly were free to jeer and cheer the speakers as the spirit moved them. As intense as the fiery clashes of opinion that occurred on matters of real substance, was a commitment to the underlying premise that free speech mattered, that the contest of ideas was urgently important. Separate from my own participation in the Forum (as a Marxist who believed Russia and China had got it wrong and were practising "state capitalism"!!) I helped organise debates on campus on matters of the moment—for example, an altercation on apartheid between Matt Rata, MP, and an elegant fellow named Mitchell who, next to the South African Consul-General, was the most public apologist for apartheid at the time in New Zealand. Nowadays, of course, that simply couldn't happen. Racists would not be allowed to purvey their views on campus. Worse, non-racists would be deemed by the reigning PC Thought Police to be racist and wouldn't be allowed to purvey their views on campus either. What would mark them out as racist according to the Thought Police? Why, their choice of words, of course. Words such as "black" and "white" might seem innocent on the surface, but their use is a ruse designed to camouflage a White Supremacist agenda. You doubt that? Then you too are a shill for that agenda. In such a climate, of course, all discussion is shut down—the exact intent of the PC Thought Police (PCTP henceforth).

The University of New Hampshire—the state whose official motto, in another hideous irony, is "Live Free or Die"—has a "Bias-Free Language Guide" on its website, which "is meant to invite inclusive excellence in [the] campus community." According to this "Guide"—read, "List of Prohibited Terms"—it's "problematic" to describe anyone or anything as "American" because the term excludes Canadians and South and Central Americans as inhabitants of the American continent. "Resident of the United States" is acceptable. "Homosexual" is out, "same gender lovers" is in; "foreigners" is offensive, "international people" passes muster; "illegal aliens" is definitely offensive, "undocumented immigrants" is borderline, "people seeking asylum" is better; "handicapped" is of course imprisonable, but "physically challenged" doesn't measure up either—it has to be "wheelchair-mobile"; "healthy" is not allowed—"non-disabled" will do; failure to provide bathroom facilities for sundry categories of "gender-neutral" people who are neither male nor female nor transexual is "cissexism," etc. Gender-specific pronouns such as "he" and "she" are strictly verboten and even "they" and "their" are out; instead one must use a new possessive pronoun, "hir" (pron: "here"), as in "hir eyes gleam," so that the listener is given no clue as to the gender or lack of it of the party or parties whose eyes gleam.

The "Guide" gives advice as to how to avoid committing "micro-aggressions"—inadvertent lapses into some forbidden "ism" or other. At the University of California where a similar code is being put in place, to say things like "the most qualified person should get the job," "America is the land of opportunity," "America is a melting pot," or, "There's only one race—the human race," is being touted as a "micro-aggression"—deserving, no doubt, of a spell in a PCTP Sensitivity Training Camp.

I don't mean to lay all the blame for this unmitigated excrement at the door of moronnials—I'm directly aware that it started decades ago. As co-presenter of National Radio's Morning Report, in the early eighties, I was asked by Beverly Wakem, then-Director General of Radio New Zealand (now Dame Beverly Wakem)—a new broom sweeping filthy with all manner of PC crapola imported from America (ooops!)—to sit on a committee set up to address the problem of sexist language on our airwaves. I declined, on the grounds that no such problem existed. The project went ahead without me, and the upshot was a risible list of forbidden terms and what we were to replace them with: "All the king's men," for instance had to be "all the monarch's support-persons" (I'm not kidding—this was on the list), "manhole" had to be "person-hole" and so on. To repeat, I'm not blaming moronnials alone for this, but I am dismayed by the fact that, consistent with their status as the most militantly, sullenly, inarticulately shallow, conscientiously anti-idealistic and empty-headed generation ever, they acquiesce to it so mindlessly. Thanks to them and the Marxist mentors over whom they so slavishly fawn, universities, instead of being bastions of free speech, are fortresses of tyranny.

I indict moronnials—yes, with exceptions who prove the rule—as a major component of the forces arrayed against reason and freedom, which forces I habitually generically designate as The Filth. These nasty little Nazis are the contemporary equivalent of Hitler Youth, slightly older but every bit as vicious. In the name of "diversity" they impose the most stifling conformity; in the name of "tolerance" they stamp out dissent from their orthodoxy with all the fascistic fervour of their precursors. Not for them "I disagree with what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it"; rather, "I disagree with what you say and will do whatever it takes to stop you saying it." Tellingly, these creatures are themselves proudly incapable of human speech; frenetic, unintelligible, adenoidal quacking and gabbling is their specialty—and woe betide anyone who points it out.

As a two-fingered gesture at them and the rest of The Filth, I conclude with this spoof of the PCTP (authorship unknown, slightly tweaked by me) that arrived in my Inbox this morning. As Brahms might say, if there's anyone not offended by it, I apologise:

The Story of Admiral Nelson, Updated

Nelson: Order the signal, Hardy.

Hardy: Aye, aye, Sir.

Nelson: Hold on, this isn't what I dictated to Flags. What's the meaning of this?

Hardy: Sorry Sir?

Nelson (reading aloud): "England expects every person to do his or her duty regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious persuasion or disability"? What gobbledygook is this, for God's sake?

Hardy: Admiralty policy I'm afraid, Sir. We're an Equal Opportunity Employer now. We had the devil's own job getting 'England' past the censors lest it be considered racist. Strictly speaking, I shouldn't be calling you "Sir," Sir, but rather, "Person of Consensus-Based Enhanced Authority."

Nelson: Gadzooks, Hardy! Hand me my pipe and tobacco.

Hardy: Sorry Sir, all naval vessels have now been designated smoke-free working environments.

Nelson: In that case, break open the rum ration. Let us splice the mainbrace to steel the men before battle.

Hardy: The rum ration has been abolished Admiral. It's part of the Government's policy against excessive enjoyment.

Nelson: Good heavens Hardy! I suppose we'd better get on with it, then. Full speed ahead.

Hardy: I think you'll find that there's a 4 knot speed limit in this stretch of water.

Nelson: Damn it man, we are on the eve of the greatest sea battle in history; we must advance with all dispatch. Report from the crow's nest, please.

Hardy: That won't be possible Sir. Health and Safety have closed the crow's nest. No harness, and they said that rope ladders don't meet regulations. They won't let anyone up there until proper scaffolding can be erected.

Nelson: Then get me the ship's carpenter without delay, Hardy.

Hardy: He's busy knocking up a wheelchair access to the foredeck, Admiral. Health and Safety again, Sir—we have to provide a barrier-free environment for the differently-abled, wheelchair-mobile.

Nelson: Differently abled? I've only one arm and one eye and I refuse even to hear mention of the words. I didn't rise to the rank of Admiral by playing the disability card.

Hardy: Actually, Sir, you did. The Royal Navy is under-represented in the areas of the differently-sighted and the differently-limbed.

Nelson: Whatever next?! Give me full sail. The salt spray beckons.

Hardy: A couple of problems there too, Sir. Health and Safety won't let the crew up the rigging without hard hats. They don't want anyone breathing in too much salt either. Apart from the racism inherent in its whiteness, it's full of sodium. Haven't you seen the Ministry of Health adverts?

Nelson: I've never heard such rubbish. Well, break out the cannon and tell the men to stand by to engage the enemy.

Hardy: The men are a bit worried about shooting at anyone, Admiral.

Nelson: What?! This is mutiny!

Hardy: It's not that, Sir, it's just that they're afraid of being charged with murder if they actually kill anyone. There are a couple of Legal Aid lawyers on board, watching everyone like hawks.

Nelson: Then how are we to sink the Frogs and the Spanish?

Hardy: That's "residents of France and Spain," Sir. And actually Sir, we're not.

Nelson: We're not?!

Hardy: No Sir, the residents of France and Spain are our European partners now. According to the Common Fisheries Policy, we shouldn't even be in this stretch of water. We could get hit with a claim for compensation.

Nelson: But you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil.

Hardy: I wouldn't let the ship's Diversity Coordinator hear you saying that, Sir—you'll be up on Disciplinary Report for Hate Speech.

Nelson: You must consider every man an enemy who speaks ill of your King. That's a matter of black and white.

Hardy: That's "monarch-person," Sir. And your point is controversial and problematic, Sir. Apart from "black and white" being offensive to people of colour, we must be inclusive in this multicultural age. Now, put on your Kevlar vest. It's the rule. It could save your life.

Nelson: Don't tell me, Health, Safety and Disability. Whatever happened to Rum, Sodomy and the Lash?!

Hardy: As I explained sir, rum is off the menu and there's a ban on corporal punishment.

Nelson: What about sodomy?

Hardy: Good news there, Sir—sodomy is now compulsory.

Nelson: In that case ... kiss me, Hardy.


Awful ...

Lindsay Perigo's picture

... that Trump capitulated. He rightly ridiculed Bernie Sanders for meekly surrendering the microphone he'd paid for to a couple of shrieking Nazi females; tonight, Donald did the same thing on a much bigger scale. I hate this new toned-down "unifier" PC Trump! Bring on divisiveness! Good and evil can never be made one! The trash to which Trump surrendered is evil, through and through.

Olivia

Doug Bandler The Second's picture

You're blind in a fundamental way. There is an intra-white race war going on in the West which is a continuation of the intra-Christian religious wars of past centuries. That is what I have been referring to as the secular humanists, the left, vs the Christian humanists, the mainstream right. The left has client groups though; basically blacks and browns and others (ie Jewish intellectual elite). But the blacks and browns don't believe in the progressive ideals that the left idolizes. They are just rent seeking; ie playing the racial spoils system that is the welfare state and anti-discrimination paradigm.

If blacks and browns should come to dominate Western societies, then what will you get? The types of societies that blacks and browns always create. And that is a society characterized by 3 general elements: 1) religion 2) social / sexual conservatism 3) economic socialism. That is what black and brown societies create. That right there is all of Africa, most of south Asia, and most of the Hispanic world (but of course the Hispanic world has some advantage; ie white genetic admixture). That is what you get from low IQ equatorial region people. That just seem so be genetic; in that there are genetic limits to the type of politics a racial group is capable of creating. Liberty is, as I said before, a White thing (which the East Asians may be able to replicate on some level). I know how this sounds to purer Objectivists though.

The more black and brown the West becomes the more racial hatred will be directed against Whites (which I find terrifying living in America, you have some partial safety living in what is still a 90% white country - how I envy you). The problem with all variants of libertarianism is that libertarianism is basically dependent on having a white society. No viable way has been found to make libertarians of blacks or browns sad to say.

But your view that race is nothing and that there is no genetic element to culture is really racial egalitarian nonsense. You're basically in the same camp as the left. Racial hereditarianism looks like it is going to be the wave of the future. All libertarian movements are going to have to take note of it if that tradition is going to survive which I hope it does.

Cry-Bully

Luke Setzer's picture

I have seen the neologism "cry-bully" making the rounds:

http://blogs.new.spectator.co....

Has it gotten any traction in NZ yet?

Nonsense!

Olivia's picture

"Hatred of the White for being the White."

They hate what white traditionally symbolised. Many whites now hate that too. They meet at that point, that's all.

Yes, but...

Doug Bandler The Second's picture

The Mizzou phenomenon has spread to Yale and Cornell. You see the same thing play out, angry petulant Blacks making Marxist demands and treacherous leftist Whites groveling before them. The Mizzoe President, the coward that he is, stepped down in a display of stomach turning weakness. What you are seeing is the Trotskyites being attacked by the Stalinists. The Left is starting to cannibalize itself which is simultaneously gratifying and terrifying (as in what will we have to deal with when these Stalinists have total power).

So yes, of course, Leftist Whites are evil. But that has little to do with what I have been arguing. Which is: in the context of a Leftist (and thus multiculturalist) society with a quasi socialist economic ideology and a racial and gender egalitarianism and an out-group* altruist / sacrifist ethics, the end result will be a race war and or potential racial Balkanization and partitioning (if we're lucky). It could also lead to attempted ethnic cleansing against Whites if things get bad enough and Whites become heavily outnumbered. IOW, *that* future is far more likely than Rand's race blind "2nd fall of Rome" in 'Atlas Shrugged' (which would need to be updated to take into account both Mizzou and the Parisian Friday the 13th massacre along with George Soros' "European values" and "6 Point Plan" which is true evil).

As for whether a multi-racial minarchist society with a Randian sense of life could every actually be achieved? I'm skeptical that could happen in a multiracial context. I think uber libertarianism is something that only Whites or North East Asians could achieve (as they are both capable of building hight trust societies). But its better for my health if I don't be so fatalistic.

* Notice how in-group altruism is no longer possible. Take Scandinavia. They had an altruistic arrangement with their social democracy welfare states. The Scandinavians created prosperous societies with a "social safety net" that American Leftists salivate over. As much as I hate the model, it worked (at least in the short term). But it was homogenous, as in all white. It was white people semi-socialism.

But that type of arrangement can no longer exist. The modern post 1960s Left DEMANDS multi-racialism or as I call it (didn't make the term up though) out-group altruism. Its not enough to decrease the gap of haves and have nots amongst Swedes or Norwegians, etc. No, now you have to invite half the country of Syria or Somalia or whatever shit hole. That's late stage Leftism. Its more evil than what Rand showed in her novels. The "drooling beast" is now directed at White society because it is White. "Hatred of the White for being the White." If you think I'm overstating this just read any Twitter or Tumblr feed from any "Social Justice Warrior". The era of Twitter outrage attacks makes FaecesBook seem tame.

Millennials and Universities: Voltaire's Antipodes

Lindsay Perigo's picture

Note to Doug: the screeching filth at the end, the media professor, is white. There is much other white filth, along with black filth, in this video. The good guy is Asian. Race is irrelevant. The issue is: evil. The most evil players: the University administrators (white) who capitulated to the filth. Such craven cowards!

Re Mizzou University—can't help but quote myself:

I indict millennials—yes, with exceptions who prove the rule—as a major component of the forces arrayed against reason and freedom, which forces I habitually generically designate as The Filth. These nasty little Nazis are the contemporary equivalent of Hitler Youth, slightly older but every bit as vicious. In the name of "diversity" they impose the most stifling conformity; in the name of "tolerance" they stamp out dissent from their orthodoxy with all the fascistic fervour of their precursors. Not for them "I disagree with what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it"; rather, "I disagree with what you say and will do whatever it takes to stop you saying it." Tellingly, these creatures are themselves proudly incapable of human speech; frenetic, unintelligible, adenoidal quacking and gabbling is their specialty—and woe betide anyone who points it out.

But again, age is irrelevant. The issue is: evil. The millennials are not evil because they're young; they're evil because they're evil.

Sodomy is good

Tore's picture

Mandatory sodomy is a good thing these days. If modern degenerates just fuck in the butt, they won't reproduce.

Luke

Lindsay Perigo's picture

My fond hope is that one of these days I'll persuade you not to waste your energies figuring out cute ways to bypass them, but to blast them to the other side of the moon. KASS and all that. With your NASA background that shouldn't be too hard. Smiling

Bypass Them

Luke Setzer's picture

Given the necessity of university training to pursue many worthwhile careers along with the concurrent swamp of nonsense that pollutes those institutions, some words from a late Libertarian presidential candidate come to mind:

I do hope to show you, though, that those people and institutions are relatively powerless to stop you — once you decide how you will achieve your freedom. There are things you can do to be free, and if you turn your attention to those things, no one will stand in your way. But when you become preoccupied with those who are blocking you, you overlook the many alternatives you could use to bypass them.

Browne, Harry (2014-07-22). How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World (Kindle Locations 276-279).  Kindle Edition.

I cannot comment about New Zealand universities, but in the United States, young people can find an abundance of opportunities to bypass much of the bad in American universities.

Homeschooling for College Credit shows any youth, not just a homeschooled one, how to earn as much as two years of college credit before graduating high school through placement testing and dual enrollment.  Imagine bypassing Marxist professors who seek to brainwash college students their freshman year or militant feminists who want to make young men feel guilty for their sex.

Get Educated provides an overview of the many online college programs now marketed.  Assuming a youth and his parents can tolerate additional years of cohabitation, this not only allows the youth to bypass the swamp, but also saves untold sums in college room and board.

Free CLEP Prep offers free preparation for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and similar credit-earning placement tests, again allowing the student to bypass the nasty professors who teach so many of these courses as well as their mindless minions who "validate" them as a collective echo chamber.

Worthless by Aaron Clarey indicts the scam of higher education and offers insights into choosing the right major, thus serving as intellectual ammunition for students and parents alike when confronted by the posers aptly described in the current article.

See also http://www.collegeguide.org to learn all about choosing the RIGHT college in every sense of the phrase.

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