I’m a member of AA: Academics Anonymous.
As an academic, I have – of course – been thoroughly educated regarding our Diversity Crisis, which rivals only Climate Change in the threat it poses to our planet. I have been compelled to attend “voluntary” diversity seminars, where it has been revealed to me that “the research” shows that diverse groups produce “better outcomes”. I have served on faculty searches, where we seek out “diverse candidates” and treat them as more equal than others.
To avoid being labeled as a doubleplusungood thoughtcriminal, I aver to all within earshot that, indeed, Diversity is our Strength. Truth be told, in quiet moments in my office, I have questioned whether diversity is really the panacea it is made out to be, but for the record I am not known to question this received wisdom from my betters.
And then I saw this graph, and the scales fell from my eyes! An outfit called Crowdpac compiled information about campaign contributions as a function of profession and political leaning. For Academics like myself, the distribution is extremely skewed to the far, far left. Surely, “the research” shows that is conducive to suboptimal outcomes? While universities also produce great things, the near-absence of non-leftists on campus explains why so much foolishness also emerges from the modern campus – nonsense like “safe spaces” and microaggressions and grievance studies departments and the like. A few more conservatives and libertarians here and there might keep us from making laughingstocks of ourselves so often.
Oh, wait. My bad. “Diversity” actually means people who look different but think only in the accepted ways. Alas, I shall go back to being invisible. We have always been at war with
Eastasia the Deplorables.
Under the spreading chestnut tree
I sold you and you sold me:
There lie they, and here lie we
Under the spreading chestnut tree.