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Today’s blacklisted American: The ’21-’22 school year saw nearly 200 new blacklisting events on American campuses

The user's manual for today's universities
The user’s manual for today’s universities

Persecution is now cool! From June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022, students, teachers, and administrators on college campuses nationwide made 186 attempts to blackball or censor either other individuals for having wrong opinions or to cancel history and facts because that history or facts offended them.

These numbers come from a database, available to read here, is that is maintained by the news outlet The College Fix, which focuses on reporting on the corruption, intolerance, and bankruptcy that is now endemic on most American college campuses.

There have been 112 speakers, signs, statues and other targets completely canceled on campus during the last academic year, and another 74 attempted cancelations, according to The College Fix’s Campus Cancel Culture Database, which tracks such incidents. That amounts to a total of 186 campus cancel culture incidents from June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022. Put another way, there have been almost four campus cancel incidents per week over the past school year.

“For people who claim that cancel culture is a made up right-wing phenomenon, I invite them to scroll through page after page after page of our Campus Cancel Culture Database,” said Jennifer Kabbany, editor in chief of The College Fix. “You can’t go a week without something on campus being memory holed, erased, fired, renamed or what have you,” she said.

Nor has there been any slow-down in new incidents. Since the end of May, the number of blacklisting incidents in the database has grown from 1550 to 1570. These new incidents include student resolutions at the University of North Texas and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill banning any club that dares express opinions opposing the queer agenda, the censorship of a student news article at the City University of New York because the article elicited “strong negative emotions in some readers,” the demand at two colleges (Rhodes College and George Washington University) to blacklist two different conservative Supreme Court justices, and the cancellation of building names or sports teams at three colleges (George Washington University, the University of Pennsylvania, Wheaton College) because those names might be linked to some past sin, and were thus not perfect, pure, and completely sin-free like the leftist mobs of today.

The database does not play favorites, listing acts of oppression from both the right and the left, though an honest review of the list reveals that most are coming from the intolerant left.

The horrible extent of blacklisting in education in the past two years is underscored by the fact that this database specifically excludes any similar events that have occurred in the public schools, the number of which is quite gigantic on its own and would probably double or triple the college count if included. Nor does the list include any of the numerous examples of blacklisting in the business and political communities.

The most appalling aspect of these stories however is their root. We are not seeing the imposition of oppression by a small minority of individuals who happen to have power, but the widespread popular enforcement of censorship and blacklisting by large numbers in the general student population, aided and abetted by their leftist school teachers and administrators. Nor are these events one-time events at these colleges. For example, both George Washington University and the University of North Texas have been cited multiple times in my daily blacklist column, for incidents not listed above.

This is a grassroots movement, focused on destroying any opposition or dissenting views. And it is becoming increasingly aggressive. While a few years ago these brown-shirts might have simply tried to silence their opponents, now they are trying to get them fired and removed from society entirely. And worse, this close-minded grassroots movement is springing from academia, the very place which is supposed to encourage open-mindedness and a wide competitive marketplace of ideas.

No more. Most of American academia is now utterly bankrupt intellectually. In a sane world it would also quickly become financially bankrupt. It is no longer doing its job, so why send your kids to these colleges? Either find them the few colleges that encourage free speech, or help them choose other careers and futures that do not require a college degree.

The College Fix‘s database is a perfect tool for making these choices. Use it. Don’t send business to these corrupt institutions.

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7 comments

  • Alex Andrite

    Cancel Culture …
    Entropy Now, and next if not already well underway, Nihilism.

    “Nihilism Now.”
    I can envision the bumper stickers and graffiti of even yesteryear.

  • Concerned

    History tends to repeat itself because of the unchanging, fallen nature of Man. What Bob describes here and through his ongoing series of columns is the American repeat of the Chinese cultural revolution. Millions of people were killed in that campaign from 1966-1976. To think the same thing won’t or can’t happen here, right here in the United States of America in the 21st century, is to refuse to see the flashing danger signs that are flashing in our faces and blaring in our ears. Please please wake up America before it is too late.

  • Cotour

    Related:

    YOUR GOVERNMENT (D) ADVERTIZES FOR *NEW* IRS AGENTS

    This is a direct quote apparently from a deleted job advertisement that the *NEW* bigger and Badder IRS that the now radical Democrats are attempting to fashion in America. (87,000 new IRS agents added to the already 74,000 IRS agents)

    “The “Major Duties” listed in the job description included “a level of fitness necessary to effectively respond to life-threatening situations on the job,” and being “willing and able to participate in arrests, execution of search warrants, and other dangerous assignments.”

    It also included a retirement of carrying “a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.”

    Accountants heavily armed and “Willing to use deadly force if necessary”. Government enforcers in other words, designed to instill fear in the hearts of every American. Realize, you are living in THEIR country.

    Are you paying attention yet America? This is what the government (D) over time must become, it is the nature of the beast. You are a Democrat? Realize, this is not about millionaires or billionaires; this is about YOU! They are going to take all of your “Stuff”, if they can.

    The *NEW* and improved IRS

    https://thewashingtonstandard.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/IRS-agents-AR-15s-600×317.jpg

  • wayne

    Jordan Peterson –
    Nihilism, Totalitarianism, and The Divine Individual
    (excerpt )
    https://youtu.be/MdsVC_qR4t0
    5:33

  • Cotour

    Robert Reich:

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/11/us-midterm-elections-democrats-republicans-trump

    “There’s no evidence that the FBI search was motivated by anything other than suspicions (underscored by a federal judge’s finding of probable cause) that Trump made off with documents rightfully belonging to the United States. That’s a criminal offense. If anyone has been undermining the rule of law, it’s Trump.”

    SUSPICIONS! You are under suspicion!

    This has many functions, and it is primarily focused on instilling fear in anyone who would dare to oppose the status quo in government. You are a politician? You aspire to go into politics?

    Well, these radical desperate democrats are sending you a clear and unmistakable message related to when they wield political power.

  • Cotour

    DOJ EXECUTES SEARCH WARRANT ON HUNTER BIDEN WHILE ON VACATION!

    *A search warrant has been executed by the DOJ on Hunter Bidens home while he is on vacation with his father and business partner, the president of the United States. The search warrant is related to his business dealings in China with the CCP that may violate and threaten the security of the United States, his crack smoking with whores, weapons violations, and possible underage sexual activities all based on information contained in the “Computer from hell”.*

    Nah, just kidding, nothing to see there.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ek3hLR_XEAIqX0C?format=jpg&name=small

  • Cotour

    This stuff writes itself:

    Hunter Biden laptop repairman John Paul Mac Isaac says FBI agent threatened him to hush up

    https://nypost.com/2022/08/11/hunter-biden-laptop-repairman-says-fbi-threatened-him-to-stay-silent/

    It has been said before, if you made this up, wrote it down and tried to sell it to Hollywood, they would laugh you out of their offices.

    Its just too stupid.

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