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Jul 14, 2023Liked by Christopher F. Rufo

Chris, illuminating piece today. One sentence could be a t-shirt, and I’d buy it:

“ Scholarship without the possibility of robust criticism isn’t scholarship at all—it’s propaganda.”

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Jul 14, 2023Liked by Christopher F. Rufo

“The communists have never subjugated a nation by winning the loyalties of the oppressed and downtrodden. The communists first win the support of liberal- intellectuals, and then use them to subvert and pervert all established mores and ideals and social and political arrangements.” Dan Smoot - The Invisible Government, 1962

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What about the chilling effect the *children* and young adults feel being taught by communist radicals? These grown up bullies want unsupervised time to freely indoctrinate your children as the big man in the room and then cry cry cry when some bigger man comes along to stop them…

You know what a real good teacher, teaching children the true and the beautiful, feels when his lesson plan is “exposed” to the world? Rightful pride, and the hope that other teachers will use the same plan. If a teacher instead feels scared when his curriculum is publicized, you know he’s up to something he’d prefer to be kept in the dark…

TLDR: Cry harder, bullies. And bless you, Mr Rufo!

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Jul 14, 2023Liked by Christopher F. Rufo

This Floridian thanks God for you and are so incredibly grateful that you are fighting this fight with these academics. It is long overdue.

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Jul 14, 2023Liked by Christopher F. Rufo

Just like ANTIFA, behind those masks they are cowards. Exposing them to the light if day is paramount in defeating this dangerous, Marxist ideology.

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Jul 14, 2023Liked by Christopher F. Rufo

Oh thank goodness! Keep exposing! If they were truly proud it would be because they were legitimate but this shows they know they are not and their nefarious deeds will catch up to them! Thank you Christopher for the TRUTH!

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Jul 14, 2023Liked by Christopher F. Rufo

Keep up the pressure! The woke world hates it when their Marxist ideology is shown for what it is

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As always, your work is stellar, kudos and thanks. The very large elephant in the room is the money flow to these people - tax payers unwittingly (via government monies to NGO’s, higher ed., etc) provide the life blood for all of this. Stop the government funding and they will all “bleed out.”

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The "words are violence" idea isn't just random though. Postmodernists believe that words CREATE reality, as distinguished from the classical, Platonic / Aristotelian idea that words DESCRIBE reality. The latter presumes a true, real world that humans are trying to access; the former presumes that there is no "real world" at all, so humans can manufacture it (using their language) however they see fit. That's why a man who says he's a woman must actually become a woman by that statement. Yes, I know this sounds crazy, but this is standard fare in academia and its echoes are everywhere in our society now.

If words create reality, then using the wrong words is destructive of reality. As weird as it sounds, when someone steeped in postmodernism (as essentially all college-educated liberals are today) says your words are... killing them / violence against them / denying their existence... they're right within their own philosophical framework. No argument will convince them otherwise any more than someone could convince you that the sky is purple or the world is flat.

This is what makes postmodernism so dangerous. It is an internally consistent theology, which means disproving it from within itself is impossible. But that theology is utterly divorced (intentionally) from reality. It's not overstating it to compare postmodernist academics to cult followers. There's no reasoning with a cult follower; you must either convert them away from the cult or forcibly deny them the ability to infect others. Mr. Rufo is an early part of the latter process. Thank you, Chris.

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Jul 14, 2023Liked by Christopher F. Rufo

I used to have a math professor who *loved* math. He thought it was perfect. He talked about how it was a perfect circle that started out as 2+2 and then went through multiplication, algebra, trig, calculus, blah, blah, blah all the way around to 2+2 again.

He talked about math like it was music or art.

If someone had wanted to publicly discuss what he taught in class, he would have been thrilled! He would have thought, “Hooray! People are finally waking up to the beauty of math and now they want to understand it better and enjoy its beauty with me!!” 💞

He would not have felt threatened or “chilled” because he taught the truth and knew he could adequately and accurately explain and justify every single calculus problem he was teaching.

I, on the other hand, got a C. 😕

That’s the difference between real education and indoctrination.

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It seems that it’s starting to work. KEEP THE PRESSURE ON THESE COMMUNISTS. If they are dedicated to their cause that they insist on promotion of this treasonous crap then they can quit. Let them sacrifice their pension for “ The Cause” and go hand out leaflets on street corners like their grandparents did!

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Jul 14, 2023Liked by Christopher F. Rufo

In the (parts of 5) decades I taught college classes, keeping the interests of students and their tuition-paying parents foremost guided every lesson. I worked for them. My duty was to prep students for future employment and careers, not to propagandize. Even some of my most ardently left wing colleagues were effective educators when they kept the interests of students first. Most college teachers do care about the students. If they'd just prioritize the students' need to earn a living, they can leave the advocacy for private moments when they're not on the academic "clock."

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Jul 14, 2023Liked by Christopher F. Rufo

Commies hate sunlight

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In other words...you hurt their whittle feewwings

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So well written. Thank you.

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They wanted politics. Give them politics.

Political supervision is not ideal, but it has become necessary - what are the alternatives for reform? None, and what they are doing is not acceptable. We're there...

Now that they have our attention, it is time to reconsider the institutions comprehensively. Citizens have no obligation to pay for sinecures for radical political indoctrinators and ideologists. Such persons should be shoved out of public academia.

Let the Blue State taxpayers find them sinecures, if they wish to. Or let them work - like the rest of us.

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