I’ve always been offended when I am accused of “bigotry.”
As anyone who follows this website should be able to discern, I read all kinds of people on a daily basis and reflect on what they have to say. Even though I also have my limits, I take great pride in not really caring much about what other people think and prefer to be in a relaxed environment in which people are free to talk and share different points of view within reason. As an INTP, I’m confident in my own opinions because I spend so much of my time thinking, analyzing and reflecting on what I believe.
These findings from Eric Kaufmann about the current state of freedom of thought in American academia are disturbing. The Iron Curtain of woke supremacy has descended on our universities:
“Academic freedom is in trouble in America, Britain and Canada, according to a new study I conducted on the subject. While the term “cancel culture” is often thrown around like a political football, my new report for the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology (CSPI) found quantitative evidence that the ideals of the university—to establish a tolerant ethos open to questioning received wisdom—is being perverted by political aims. …
We also found that both hard and soft authoritarianism are pervasive in academia. In the U.S., a staggering one in three conservative graduate students or academics has been disciplined or threatened for discipline for their views. Meanwhile, 75 percent of conservative academics in the social sciences and humanities in the U.S. and Britain say their departments are a hostile environment for their beliefs. In the U.S., fully seven in 10 conservative academics in the social sciences or humanities say they self-censor. Over 90 percent of Trump-supporting academics wouldn’t feel comfortable sharing their views with a colleague, and 85 percent of their Democratic colleagues agree that Trump supporters should stay silent. …
There are also social consequences to being outed as conservative, or as someone who believes that gender should be defined biologically. Fewer than three in 10 American and Canadian academics in SSH disciplines would feel comfortable sitting down to lunch with a scholar who opposed admitting transwomen to women-only shelters, and barely four in 10 would be comfortable breaking bread with a Trump supporting academic. …
In addition, younger academics are twice as likely to back firing campaigns as academics over 50. And PhD students are three times as likely. While social sciences and humanities scholars 30 and under ranked social justice and academic freedom equally, academics over 50 backed academic freedom over social justice by more than three to one. …”
These people would say that I am the “bigot.”
I don’t have the mindset of a bigot, a fanatic or an inquisitor though. I have the genial, easy-going, satisfied with life temperament and biases of a Southerner.
As for the brats, the feeling of hatred and animosity is mutual. We are natural political enemies. They are modernists who hate ordinary people. I’m a populist who sympathizes with ordinary people and who dislikes elites. They are cosmopolitans who are alienated from their own culture. I’m a Southern traditionalist who identifies with my own people and admires my own culture.
They are politically correct or woke and have a negative sense of White identity and hate other White people. I’m a normal person who has a positive sense of White identity and who is loyal to my own people. They believe that they have the right to engage in violence to terrorize and silence other people with slightly different opinions. Nothing could be further away from my view on that subject.
Note: The ethnic, cultural and biological difference between us was best explained in J. Quitman Moore’s essay “Southern Civilization; or, The Norman in America” which appeared in De Bow’s Review in 1862. Jefferson Davis once called them “the disturbers of the peace of the world.”