Friday Ephemera
Graduation Is Hard

A Kinder, More Caring World

A telling exchange, one of many: 

“It essentially sounded like you were being held hostage. If you wanted to go to the bathroom, you had to go with two escorts – is that true?”

“Erm, that’s what the students felt was true. I was going to go to the bathroom regardless and they wanted to escort me.”


“Why what?”

“Why did they want to escort you to the bathroom?”

“I don’t know.”

“Did you ask them?”

“No, of course not.”

From Michael Moynihan’s short film on events at Evergreen State College, where ‘progressive’ utopia is under construction.


In the thread below, several commenters note that the dramas at Evergreen - this Theatre of the Bedlamites™ - is merely an extension and enactment of the values being inculcated by the staff. After years of wearing away the customary moral and behavioural restraints, and after years of rewarding pathological vanities and delusions of persecution, the leftist bureaucrats and educators were caught off-guard by the speed and vehemence with which their own protégés turned on them, using mob force and well-practised spite, and merrily wielding baseball bats. Which reveals just how blinded by ideology, and how ludicrous, and unfit, those educators are.

And I think it would be unwise to file away this latest episode as merely specific to Evergreen Clown School. As we’ve seen, very similar patterns are evident elsewhere, with thuggery being excused and rewarded by faculty and staff, all in the name of progress and “social justice.” Readers will recall the mob delinquency at Middlebury, during which leftist students tried to push an elderly scholar to the ground and a leftist professor discovered that her “social justice” credentials didn’t spare her from being assaulted, indeed hospitalised, and subsequently made excuses for the thugs whose “righteous anger” had left her in a neck brace. At the time, I wrote:

Whether there are arrests and/or expulsions following this latest thuggish farce will tell us quite a bit about academia’s ongoing decay.

Needless to say, three months later, no-one has been arrested, no-one has been expelled. And until the campus Mao-lings experience the novelty of consequences – suitably severe ones – what we’re seeing, and seeing repeatedly, will only spread - and most likely escalate.