“I respectfully inform you hereby that I am disinclined to join in any more mandatory radicalism.”


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“I respectfully inform you hereby that I am disinclined to join in any more mandatory radicalism.”

The written words of a college teachers assistant to his professor. He wrote these words after deciding he can no longer attend any mandatory “diversity” training sessions after the last session. Click on the link and read his letter. You will find it most educational. It also describes nicely a good example of modern leftwing civility.

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  • Pzatchok

    Poor guy just lost hos job.

    But like the libs keep telling the conservatives. ‘If you really want that job you’ll just suck it up and work through it. Then you don’t have to deal with it again.’

    The problem is that is a lie. You will have to deal with it again. And more than likely on a yearly basis as a refresher.(you might forget your a racist and need reminding.)

    What really ticks me off about his letter is the fact that the employees are using state paid for equipment and time to campaign for their chosen candidate.
    If the conservative members of the staff did that they would be in an uproar and calling for the cons ouster from the university for using public money for political campaigns.

  • wodun

    Democrats have made a concerted effort to channel funding and human resources into subverting the educational system over the past 50+ years. We all read these stories and think how crazy the current state of affairs is but what to do about it?

    Conservatives and Libertarians need to encourage people of like mind to get into the educational system and provide them with the funding and support systems to see that they make it. Change wont happen over night. It will take a concerted effort over decades in order to dislodge the cultural marxists from the educational system.

  • Tom Billings

    “Conservatives and Libertarians need to encourage people of like mind to get into the educational system and provide them with the funding and support systems to see that they make it. Change wont happen over night. It will take a concerted effort over decades in order to dislodge the cultural marxists from the educational system.”

    Sorry, Wodun. We’re too far down the pike for this to work with public, and many private, schools. I had been working at a local private museum of science and industry for 4+ years, including a bit of focus on my major area of interest, spaceflight. Jobs opened up for science explainers.

    As early as 1984 I was being turned down for jobs that interacted with kids, with excuses that danced around my political views, …such as being for the Strategic Defense Initiative, while making it clear they were unacceptable in someone influencing children. Fortunately there was a management change, to people who did not know my views, and I got one of those jobs for the next 3 years anyway.

    Political filters in hiring have been up for along time. The way to get past that is to start new schools, including all the hard work in raising money for them. The MOOCs and other resources will help a lot. In particular, the trend for certification by testing groups
    *outside* the school attended is growing swiftly. Those who can bring that into the the pre-college education markets, with testing questions and answers *not* biased towards the supremacy of the State, may have more effect for the effort than the huge effort of starting new schools.

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