As the mass exodus from the legacy kingdoms of education values and learning, overwhelm the borders of indoctrination and affirmative action in a mob like hysteria worthy of the audience and the Game of Thrones cast escaping from the oblique mundanities of life, the defenses securing the expansive hinterlands of normalcy prove of too frail in guarding against the inherent threat from the frozen North. Ironically, the ivy covered brick walls of higher learning institutions completely obliterate the idea of a two-way street laissez-faire exchange of ideas and points of view. The inquisitive casual pedestrian passing by attempts to establish a context for the looming fortifications, and with absolutely no stake in the pseudo-intellectual tonic of active brainwashing, typically offers the important question when facing the daunting structure worthy of an effective international border control device, “Do the walls act as a prison, or as an overreaction to shield students and staff from the real world?”. While the answer is quite obvious to those who attended university before the phase shift over the last 25 years from a destination for developing and honing valuable skills in both life and career, and into an unrecognizable wasteful bastion promoting backpacking trips to Europe and entitlement, the students on the path to earning degrees compatible with the modern job market and financial independence let out a collective exasperated sigh that is deemed an environmentally unfriendly footprint, and the tax-payer funded investigation continues by climate researchers as to the impact and released of full-scale and justifiable frustration.
Fortunately, college attendees are still vulnerable to peer pressure, and unfortunately, the existence of smart devices and social networks disperses and forever logs reckless and asinine acts for the entire world to see. Combine the “Me! Me! Me! selfie fanatic” craze of debilitating inanity that plagues contemporary society with the languishing circuitous processes of discovery and injustice in apparently officiating student conflicts, a terrible joke facilitated by the bureaucratic administration overlords, and maybe future members of the workforce stand no chance struggling to stay afloat in a turbulent sea of ideology.
As the nightmare behind the fully deploys into overdrive mode behind the overgrown walls, reasonable citizens are left to process the shock of a world gone bat sh** crazy. In the unbelievable real news of the week that captures the sentiments of it can’t and should’t happen here, a student at American University allegedly wrote a check his butt couldn’t cash, and a group of undergrads unleashed the perfect storm of destitute chaos within the dorms to the exact specifications demanded by the administrative student affairs kangaroo court of lateral pontificating tribunals muddying the already ambiguous waters of free expression.
Allegedly, a Caucasian male attendee of the Washington DC area institution felt inclined to audibly and noticeably verbalize his comfort level with the “N” w0rd within his dorm room and support for unabashed self-expressionism, reports the College Fix, as neighbors raced to capture and film the sophomoric theatrics for the annals of digital history. What culminated in the wake of the social media video release, was a complete and utter backlash of decadent and confusing diplomatic doublespeak, as American University leadership continually stumbled and tripped over self-inflicted counterintuitive policies and guidelines. The shear amount of conflicting guidelines pertaining to speech and linked to words such as “community” and “homogeneous” left to the subjective interpretation of campus decision makers in creating an insufferable mess. No wonder university students run for the refuge of devices, anonymity, and complete detachment from the outside world, in an environment where the rules don’t make a lick of sense to the rule makers. However, the student who sparked the controversy should at least have the civic common sense wherewithal to understand that private universities do not have to adhere to the First Amendment and can write their own laws of censorship.
Unleashed in this insane saga of modern college life is the performance of American University vice president of inclusive excellence (Yes, it is an official job title), Fanta Aw, in auditioning for a seat in one of the nearby government buildings. Aw effectively utilized the tactics of filibustering, deflection, inefficiency, and intimidation, to forward an agenda and amend history within the scope of a picosecond, while leaving the issue festering. The existence of coldhearted subversive methods tailored for a damage control expert on either side of the political ledger. While the incident may never reach a satisfactory solution in the next 100 years, at least the encyclopedia library volumes of student codes and ethics was cited in deflating and listless fashion.
Ironically, the ceaseless ping pong echo chamber of a perpetual journey into the universal layers of neutrality and group think occurred just days before NASA scientists unveiled shocking visual evidence of a black hole 55 million light years from earth. The metaphor of proximal detachment or activity without achievement is lost on university staff members deliberating over borderline teenage antics, and questions parents as to why college within the liberal arts fields for those not planning to teach, is a viable investment for the future.
Read the College Fix story here.