Readers may be familiar with the ‘Darwin Awards’ which are handed out each year to those homo sapiens who commit especially excessive acts of stupidity, usually ending with their deaths, and so ‘chlorinating the gene pool,’ as the Darwin’s website delightfully puts it. If there were a Darwin Award for institutional stupidity, we would be nominating the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), who have taken political correctness to an all new level of mind numbing nonsense, including the skillful act of denouncing, as a ‘microagression’ (we’re not making this up, really), the very term ‘politically correct’ itself.
The ‘Just Words?’ campaign is the astonishing work of the University’s ‘Inclusive Excellence Center’ [sic – they are Americans, or is that word now not used also?] Any University having an ‘Inclusive Excellence Center’ (however spelled) is an institution that, in our view, ought to be given a very wide berth indeed. In fact, we would go so far as to choose to be injected with bubonic plague, or take part in some experiential trial of a new and unproven medical procedure, than attend such a University even for a single day. It turns out, in any case, the inclusion fostered by the Inclusive Excellence Center at UWM is not all that inclusive nor all that excellent.
“Warren Scherer, the director of the university’s Inclusive Excellence Center, has taken to Twitter to express his displeasure with Republican presidential candidates in a non-inclusive manner. Scherer tweeted “f!ck every fiber of your being” to Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and also accused him of “pandering to Republican Jews.”
Charming. But at least it’s clear who is included, and who will be off to re-education camp, come the revolution
Nonetheless, we are genuinely grateful to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for giving us this fine moment of jocularity on a Friday afternoon (here in the non inclusive colony of Australia), by publishing this wonderful gem, and we quote…
“The university also claims the word “lame” is a microaggression that somehow both “ridicules and ignores the lives of amputees” and therefore shouldn’t be used.
Readers are invited to nominate other ‘microagressions,’ preferably after sinking one or two at a front bar or wine lounge somewhere in the free world (while it is still free). Cheers… if we can still say that, or is it also a microagression, excluding and humiliating the depressed?
When will the patent stupidity of political correctness end?