Have you heard what is happening at Vanderbilt University? The PC Patrol is alive and well at Vanderbilt. This is the latest from this bastion of correct thinking as seen by elite education scholars. Vanderbilt has decreed that any club or group or gathering on the University campus must be open to include anyone who would want to join that group. The most cited example is a Christian group who must allow the entry of atheists if they want to join. If a prayer group starts up, they must allow any person to join that group that chooses.
us take this out to its inevitable conclusion. As an example, Mensa, an
organization of geniuses, would have to allow the entry of less than
intelligent individuals. Today, to join that group, one must pass
certain intelligence tests to determine one’s IQ. Only high IQ’d
individuals are allowed in.
example might be a Muslim group. That group would have to allow
infidels if it met on the campus. Can you just imagine how that would go
down? At Muslim Prayer time the devout Muslims would get on their hands
and knees for prayer and the infidels would be over in the corner
having a kegger.
the young Republicans wanted to have a rally, they would have to
include the Democrats, the Socialist and even the Communists. After all,
we don’t want anyone to feel excluded or isolated even if, by their own
choice, they are isolated.
essay will not even get into the problem this policy creates for the
Greek groups. Can you imagine someone wanting to be a part of a society
but was not acceptable to the group as a whole? Some Greek societies
have GPA requirements for membership. That would have to be eliminated.
Fraternities and sororities would have to be co-ed. Under no
circumstance could there ever be exclusivity at any level.
what do you suppose is really going on here? What do you imagine is
really the aim of the University administration? I suspect this is a
move on their part to eliminate religion from the campus. This is
clearly another example of the liberal war against religion. It is just
that simple.This started as a move to require the entry of atheists into
a prayer group who just wanted to cause trouble in that group. Now,
because of the policy, which clearly was not thought out, all kinds of
mischief is afoot. This again is an example of political correctness run
amok and its inevitable outcome, and as usual it seems to find its
origins in the ivory towers of big colleges and universities.
is this nonsense going to end? I have a simple explanation for the PC
Patrol. There can be equality without sameness. To further explain my
thesis, which seems to be necessary when dealing with the college crowd,
everybody is not the same. That doesn’t mean they are not equal.
Everybody doesn’t want the same thing, or to worship under the same
religion, or to unite with a group with whom they have nothing in
common. Birds of a feather do, in fact, flock together. The last thing a
group of hummingbirds want is a crow in their midst. And judging from
these latest pronouncements from Vanderbilt, the last person I would
want in my group is a University policy setter. My group has no place
Ron Scarbro February 8, 2012
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