In 2021, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) canceled a high-profile lecture by Dr. Dorian Abbot, a renowned geophysicist from the University of Chicago. The topic of the lecture was not the issue. Rather, Dorian was targeted by Social Justice activists because of his
That was a fabulous conversation.
DEI is Marxism rebranded for the 21st century - or propaganda, if you will.
I found my way out of the church over the last two years after being indoctrinated in the typical university departments in grad school. My way out of the DEI church was philosophy, which is seen as rational in comparison to religion, but you can’t really divorce the two.
That said, Peter asked how. My answer is exploration of the mind, outside whatever your faith community may be. I’m a Hindu, but reading the Greeks and specifically Stoics was my way out of wokeness.
I emphasize the stoics because wokeness is comprised of a set of cognitive distortions that any good therapist would teach you to question. But, they aren’t. So, philosophy, and the kind which ruminates on the good life, can do what a therapist today will not, which is help you see where your own sense of victimhood is preventing you from living a good life.
I think if there’s one message to drum, Peter, it is that there is a rational way to find meaning -intellectual inquiry into the good life, and acquiring true knowledge of the self.
For the first time in Western history, since the 1960s, the young not only have not been told to STFU, their idiocy has formed the core of ideology of those who should have told them to STFU. Nothing good can come of turning over Western culture (and employment, and subjects of research, and dating habits and academic research and education) to the young & dumb. Doing so increases 1) the slide into irrelevance of Western Civ, 2) the accelerating decline of prosperity, 3) the opportunities for the educated children of actual adults (e.g. NOT Democrats), and, 4), the probability of the adults becoming completely fed-up and pulling triggers on the kiddies ‘sheltering in place’ in their “safe spaces.”
I ask, once again Peter , do you want to be only preaching to the choir? If not, why are you charging for sharing ideas? Why are you supporting a venue that wants people stuck behind pay walls? What's wrong with the NPR/PBS model?
This is pushed in the federal government’s HR, too.