Est. May 2008

03 October, 2013

Celebrating Diversity Through Segregation

One of the ProgLibDem Left’s favorite anti-aphorisms* is ‘Unity Through Diversity’, which is a first-class paradox: how can one truly unite things which are different without some form of conflict arising?  And it’s not as if they don’t inherently ‘get’ the notion that the potion they’re trying to peddle is an immiscible mix of oil and water; they give it away in the very plans they propose.

Case in point:
A New Hampshire academic institution's leadership has approved a $3.6 million housing project for its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and allied students.
In the name of ‘diversity’ the university decided to build an intellectual echo-chamber for the non-strictly-heterosexual students to reaffirm themselves and stroke their fragile little egos in.  By creating this heterosexuals-need-not-apply gulag, the university (inadvertently?) built a great big fence around a group of students whose likely only linking factor is their non-heterosexual desires in the paradoxical hope that this would somehow give them the skills and strength of character to stand against any perceived ‘bullying’ they may encounter due to behaviors best left to the privacy of the bed-chamber.

It’s as if the university has a perception that these particular students must be placed on a high and inaccessible shelf behind lockable glass doors with signs reading ‘Do Not Tap On The Glass’ because their egos are much too fragile to be exposed to the slings and arrows of the outside world.

And it’s apparent that Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon truly believes that disengaging these students from the requirement of living with others who are not of their sexual persuasions is somehow ‘inclusive, respectful, and engaged’.  No, sir, it’s actually exclusive, disrespectful, and disengaging; exclusive and disengaging because you’re building a metaphorical fence for them to hide behind, and disrespectful to them because you’re segregating them as if they are incapable of defending themselves.

These are adults, sir; not 5-year-olds.  Why do you feel you must treat them as the latter?

Now even before the idea of what Dartmouth is calling the Triangle Center (which shows an incredible lack of historical knowledge of the pink triangle - a lack also shown by quite a few of the more vocal members of the homosexual movement, by the way) was put together, the school had created a ‘"Gender Neutral Program" which "allows for same-gender, opposite-gender or other-gender identities to live together regardless of biological sex."
”This program floor will provide a living/learning environment where residents can learn about and explore gender identity and expression in a supportive environment," reads the program's description on Dartmouth's site.
At the risk of sounding snarky, I wonder if the exploration includes show-and-tell and demonstrations?

Okay, snark aside, I have to agree with Andrew Beckwith, executive vice president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, who said in an interview with the Christian Post:
"Considering the exorbitant increase in the cost of tuition, parents have a right to expect these universities not to expend those resources promoting radical social experiments, but rather on providing an educational environment which facilitates student safety and academic excellence."
Yes, it does seem odd to me that parents and/or students would be willing to pay what some colleges (particularly Dartmouth, which is asking nearly fifty grand a year) are asking for tuition when, it seems the universities are more concerned with egos and social engineering than actual real reading-writing-‘rithmetic education.
‘Course, most institutes of higher learning are little more than ProgLibDem training grounds these days.  Guess it makes sense, in a way.

I wrote ‘anti-aphorism’ because, when these sayings are used by ProgLibDems, they’re usually the opposite of ‘a general truth or astute observation’.

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