Thursday, April 4, 2013

The new three Rs - racism, reproduction and recycling

George Will:
The three R’s — formerly reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic — now are racism, reproduction and recycling. Especially racism. ... “instruction” synonymous with “propaganda,” which in the patois of progressivism is called “consciousness-raising.”

...tens of millions could be diverted from progressive gestures to academic purposes by abolishing on every ... campus every administrative position whose title contains the words “diversity,” “equity,” “race,” “ethnicity,” “sustainability,” “green,” “gender,” “inclusion,” “identity,” “interconnectivity,” “globalization,” “climate,” “campus climate,” “cross-cultural” or “multiculturalism.”
Check out the comment thread to Will's column at the WaPo. It's loaded with nasty reaction from  progressives.


Alain said...

It is the old communist tool of bastardising language, so that words lose their true meaning. Remember how many communist totalitarian regimes called themselves the "People's" whatever.Orwell called it newspeak, and I think it is a good discription. Mind you they have been playing this game for the last 50 years or so, which probably explains why they now push the more and more outrageous.

JR said...

Yes, the left has been very successful with their subversion of the education system. It doesn't bode well for our civilization.