If your son or daughter is going off to college this fall, make sure they know the proper things to say to avoid being kicked out of school.
Excerpt from Zerohedge
Here is a partial list of the current dogmas and shibboleths inside today’s Overton Bubble:
*Russia hacked the election of 2016 (no evidence required).
(Russia (Vladimir Putin in particular) is bent on destroying the USA.
*All immigrants, legal or illegal, have equal status before the law.
*National borders are inconvenient, cruel, and obsolete.
*Western Civilization is a malign force in human history.
*Islam is “the religion of peace,” no matter how many massacres of “infidels” are carried out in its name.
*Men are a negative force in society.
*White men are especially negative.
*Brownie points given for behaviors under the rubric LBGTQ.
*All discussion about race problems and conflicts is necessarily racist.
*The hijab (head covering worn in public by some Muslim women) is a device of liberation for women.
*There should be a law against using the wrong personal pronoun for people who consider themselves neither men nor women (recently passed by the Canadian parliament).
*A unifying common culture is unnecessary in national life (anything goes).
*Colonizing Mars is a great solution to problems on Earth.
That list defines the general preoccupations of the thinking classes today – to the exclusion of other issues.
Now, the question of motive. Why does the thinking class in America embrace ideas that are not necessarily, and surely not self-evidently, truthful, and even self-destructive? Because this class is dangerously insecure and perversely needs to insist on being right about its guiding dogmas and shibboleths at all costs. That is why so much of the behavior emanating from the thinking class amounts to virtue signaling — we are the good people on the side of what’s right, really we are! Of course, virtue signaling is just the new term for self-righteousness. There is also the issue of careerism. So many individuals are making a living at trafficking in, supporting, or executing policy based on these dogmas and shibboleths that they don’t dare depart from the Overton Bubble of permissible, received thought lest they sacrifice their status and incomes.