August 29, 2001
Students starting college this fall need survival instructions to
enable them to understand the jargon and prepare for the challenge of
The prevailing environment on most college campuses is Political
Correctness (P.C.) -- in faculty bias, course content, visiting
speakers, and organizations and events funded by student fees. Here
are the principal tenets of the campus dogma known as Political
- Everything is political. All academic subjects must be seen
through the prism of gender and race oppression, including history,
literature, social relationships, and even private conversation.
Most students encounter this immediately in their freshman English
class. The writings of the DWEMs (Dead White European Males) have been
censored out and replaced with Oppression Studies: writings by third-
rate authors who whine about America's oppressive society.
- Victimology. Every group is entitled to claim minority status
as victims except white males and Christians.
- Multiculturalism. That's a code word for the false notion that
Western Civilization is bad and every other group, whether civilized or
not, is superior. Multiculturalism is the only required course at all
16 SUNY (State of New York) universities.
- Radical feminism. The entire world must be seen as one big
conspiracy against women, and all men are guilty, both individually and
as a group. Joking about this doctrine is not permitted; several
colleges have even banned jokes.
At the University of California-Davis, law review policy is to use
the female pronoun as a matter of course, except when referring to a
criminal defendant, when a male pronoun is preferred. At Arizona State
University, drama professor Jared Sakren was fired for producing
Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew"; Shakespeare is not P.C.
- Affirmative action. Reverse discrimination in admissions,
grading, and employment for groups that proclaim their status as
"victims" is not only mandatory, it is non-debatable.
- Having sex with anybody, anytime, is OK and may not be
criticized. Dating is out; "hooking up" is in. The social acceptance
of pre-marital and homosexual sex and activism is non-debatable.
- Tolerance. That's a code word meaning tolerance for
Politically Correct views, but not for the Politically Incorrect.
Tolerance requires conformity to P.C. views, and hundreds of colleges
have speech codes.
Christianity is Politically Incorrect. In some colleges, students
are not permitted to turn in papers that identify historic dates as
B.C. (Before Christ) or A.D. (Anno Domini), but must use B.C.E. (Before
the Common Era) and C.E. (Common Era).
Here is some additional advice for freshmen seeking a real
Don't waste your tuition dollar on worthless courses. Avoid such
courses as "Sorcery and Magic" at Columbia, "Queer Theory, Queer Texts"
at Dartmouth, "Lesbian and Gay Detective Fiction" at Berkeley, and
"Feminist Biblical Interpretation" at Harvard.
Even elite colleges now offer courses in horror movies, rock
music, witchcraft, porn studies, and subjects that focus on the trivial
and the trashy or sexual politics. Such courses are not education;
they are propaganda, entertainment, or behavior modification to impose
the new P.C. absolutism of antagonism to religion and tradition.
These courses are one reason why college tuition is so high.
Students, parents and taxpayers are paying for high-priced professors
to teach so many non-educational courses.
Students should avoid wasting their education dollar on women's
studies courses, most of which are propaganda for radical feminist, and
often lesbian, ideology and behavior. The Big Mama of women's studies
is the bitter French spinster Simone de Beauvoir, author of "The Second
Sex" and the famous line that "marriage is an obscene bourgeois
Beware of the corruption in the English departments that teach
"deconstructionism" -- the prejudice that there is no such thing as a
classic and that literature means what the reader wants it to mean
instead of what the author intended. Beware of the corruption in the
Sociology departments that teach that marriage is a dismal prospect for
all, especially for women.
Beware of the corruption in the Economics departments that teach
the failed economics of socialism rather than the successful free-
market economics of Adam Smith and Milton Friedman. Beware of the math
and science courses taught by instructors who don't speak
Beware of freshman orientation. You might be asked to role-play
what it's like to be gay, asked to publicly describe your first sexual
experience, or told that if you object to coed bathrooms you need
Finally, don't think you are getting a good education just because
you get A's. Grade inflation is designed to make you and your parents
feel good about the grossly inflated tuition price you are paying.