As the radicalized atmosphere of the university experience has been morphed into a training ground for an Iron Curtain existence based on relentless fear mongering, submission and ostracization non-trending counterpoints are forced into self-driving buses bound for the Information age equivalent of intellectual forced labor camps. The objective and reason earn a one-way ticket top academic purgatory.
Groups of overtly sensitive college students hanging out in disgruntled whistle blowing Twitter posting packs of six or seven are now describe as “pods”, a term adopted through the societal rewiring procedures during the apex of the Covid-19 campaign. A product of the extremist and entitled environment, the influential minds of the future activists and charter members of the politburo have two objectives, to hunt and destroy any opinion or method of learning that is not aligned with hive mind. And the eradication of tradition and commonsense results in a complete antithesis to higher learning, where degrees are awarded for merely participating, as graduates percolate into the workforce lacking skills or fortitude.
The latest victim of the irascible groupthink is a former New York University chemistry professor, who was forced to resign from the institution for the course being “too difficult” for a pod of students who filed a letter of complaint with the administration followed by a signed petition. Apparently, the teaching methods and the challenging level of tests led to the termination of Maitlin Jones Jr., as the NYU brass decided to capitulate to the undergrads. Jones, who is 84-years-old, a factor that in all probability that was weighed in the board’s decision, responded to witch hunt with commentary surrounding observing diminishing attention spans and academic performance over the last decade. While the decay in the mental faculties of students corresponds to the smartphone infestation in numbing impressionable brains, the descending lecture hall standards are unsettling, especially when considering the difficulty of being accepted by NYU, as the college is a renowned destination for what are considered to be highly studious individuals. Organic chemistry is supposed to be a brutal course, as carbon atoms interacting with the natural world are not basic concepts.
The plausibility that societal IQ is dwindling, indicates the fundamental flaw of the public education nightmare and vicious cycle spurred by funding. The flow chart is both depressing and stunning, as the presence of billion dollar education unions leads to a dearth of capital diverted from the classroom. In economically challenged areas, school districts push underqualified students towards college in hopes of receiving grant money, while university admission requirements are relaxed and the flow of incompetent undergrads are either awarded with degrees that lack substance, or simply do not graduate. The children of these individuals are put into the same system, and the process repeats itself, in destroying the fabric of professionalism, removing quality from the workforce and leading to a strain on the economy, as multiple industries are forced to shutter as new workers become a premium.
Jones. Jr’s fate adheres to the narrative of the educational current crises in the US, where students are enabled by liberal politics, and handed the privilege of influencing the hiring and firing of faculty. While the veteran professor has publicly stated that he does not want his job back, he at least acknowledges that a detrimental precedent could be set in the wake of the “Lord of the Flies” response to the rigors the of the chaotic educational milieu in at least earning a viable certification that has applications in the ebb and flow of society.
The current controversy on the NYU campus with the parting of ways with a tenured professional does not derivate far from the pathway of the questionable admission standards of certain Ivy league institutions, where the adoption of affirmative action has blatantly stonewalled specific minorities from gaining access to learning opportunities, and culminating wasting time and resources.
As the younger generations have been awarded with staggering and undeserved accolades to influence change in the infantile stages of the information age, the acceptable has dissipated into the unsustainable. The war against age and boomers now wages on as the blame game damming the older demographics originates on smart devices and social media. In the front trenches history is amended as metaphorical statues are torn down.
Liberal policies are militantly calibrated to annihilate the founding tenets of hard work and achievement. Within this incorrigible construct of the bizarre and the obscure being embraced over the pursuit towards excellence in all facets of culture, the mob mentality persists and original thought succumbs to the whims of cerebral bullying. Within in this sect of subculture, it is not about accomplishments, knowledge, or experience, it is about appeasing a proxy computer deity existing light years away, and drawing trivial conclusions on a world that even terrestrials have difficulty in comprehending. With all being said and done the dissenters will probably petition against the answer of an all-knowing and powerful supercomputer that is something out of a science fiction dystopian novel challenging creationism.