Saturday, October 17, 2009

Where we are in the culture war.

Anyone who is not an extra-galactic visitor knows there's a war on in Western civilization.  Here's where we are at right now.

An all-male college in Atlanta, Georgia, has banned the wearing of women's clothes, makeup, high heels and purses as part of a new crackdown on what the institution calls inappropriate attire.

Where we are:
A) The college had to institute an official policy to straighten out five (5) guys who were dressing up like chicks to freak out the other guys at school rather than unofficially telling them to straighten up.  Said policy is called a "crackdown".
B) The other guys at the school were unable (or unwilling) to impress upon the 5 (five) perverts that they were perverts and had better straighten up.  Meaning they are seriously unable to make their personal views know to other students, for whatever reason.
C) This story made it to CNN.
D) CNN wrote it as if there were some kind of moral controversy here.  "Crackdown".
E) The very idea of an all-male school is being treated as somehow edgy or questionable in the story.
F) You don't find out until half way through the story its a BLACK all-male school, with a long and proud history of scholarship and bravery in the face of bigotry.
G) Because its a Black school, this "crackdown" is merely controversial.  Had it been for example MIT or Harvard the reaction would probably be very different.  As in catastrophic, with burning cars, 24/7 coverage and helicopter video.  IMHO, anyway.

The way I read it, the people running the school have reached their limit for politically correct leftist stupidity, and are taking the obvious steps needed to have a functional work environment for scholars.  Furthermore they are declaring that they will do this regardless of the uproar they know is going to happen in the media.

In other words, common sense is starting to make a come back in the academic world.  Awesome.

The Phantom

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