Bow down before your superiors, deplorable!

Crimes Against Common Sense. Tyler Durden – “if you disagree with these new revolutionaries, who are determined to make the rest of us bend to their beliefs, you are bitterly attacked and ostracized.”

“Since when does a tiny minority of a population get to decide how the rest of us think or express ourselves? Isn’t their hyperbolic response to contrary views exactly like the bullying they so frequently rail against?

And, finally, let’s consider the recent move to destroy our history, as if it, too, could or should be erased.

Students of this country’s history know the shortcomings of our system. Nothing is perfect, and adjustments are underway. But considering radical ideas like disbanding law enforcement, criminal takeovers of inner cities and controlling others’ conversations is just plain foolish.

Why Are University Students So Stupidity-Friendly? Robert Weissberg – “The contemporary political landscape is mired in a tsunami of bad ideas. … How did views resting on blatant falsehoods jump from the academy’s ideological wet markets to the New York Times?

What If I Trust Science and Don’t Trust Dr. Fauci? Stacey Lennox – “Medicine is the art of applying science to a set of symptoms and complaints. As it turns out, doctors treating patients did a much better job figuring out the science that our Health Experts™ did.”

People Don’t Trust Public-Health Experts Because Public-Health Experts Don’t Trust People. David Wallace-Wells – (caveat: the ad hominem, e.g. “conservatives and COVID contrarians seized” and other TDS related bias flavors the column) “scientists have known for months that “all or nothing” was a misleading way to approach the question of how to combat the spread of the disease” [really?]

“Instead of simply presenting the facts — what they knew, how certain they were about it, and what they didn’t know — experts massaged their messaging in the hope of producing a particular response from the public (and with the faith that they can expertly enough massage it to produce that outcome).

This has been a global pattern, or at least was in the early days of the epidemic. But almost everywhere but America, the experts learned their lesson quickly.

The piece is riddled with anti-Americanism and logical fallacies and conclusions based on selected anecdote. It illustrates its own lack of trust in ‘the people’ with an excess of hubris leading to deceitful excess confidence.

How I Ran Afoul of Campus Cancel Culture. Steven F. Hayward – “As one more entry in the annals of “cancel culture,” my story is not unique. The complete details all come from the playbook of campus clichés. Yet there may be an aspect of this particular story that illustrates just how distorted campus culture has become—how this kind of ideological fanaticism has spread from the hothouses of “critical theory” disciplines such as gender studies to more traditional disciplines.”

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