And in keeping with moonandserpent’s signs of the end times, here’s my contribution.
This article discusses Title VI, which funds area studies programs at higher-learning institutions throughout the country. Recently a law was passed based on the fear that area-studies programs and post-colonial theory are anti-american and unpatriotic. This law significantly endangers area-studies funding by making it possible for funding to be cut if a program is deemed “unamerican”.
From the article:
“According to the language of the bill, professors whose ideological principles may not support U.S. practices abroad can have their appointments terminated, any part of a course’s curriculum containing criticisms of U.S. foreign policy can be censored, and any course deemed entirely anti-American can be barred from ever being taught.”
No, I’m not kidding.
This is about the new tax refund, which will increase our deficit by about $100 billion. But that’s not the scary part. The scary part is who gets the money. Apparently in this country it pays (literally) to be heterosexual, married, and popping out kids.
These “laws” are how political systems control the behavior, beliefs and morality of people. And though I may be deemed unpatriotic for saying so, these laws do not conform to my idea of what should be legal in the United States.
“La liberte est le droit de faire tout ce que les lois permettant.”
(Liberty is the right to do all that the law permits)
Don’t let this keep happening to our country.
React actively and vocally.
And whatever you do, don’t give up or give in.
That’s when banality wins.