Survival of the least fit. At my university, a liberal secretary once claimed that she was made ?uncomfortable? by a conservative professor who was decrying liberal academic bias in her presence. Shortly thereafter, she send an email to her entire department (conservative professor included) decrying a perceived instance of conservative bias at another university. Is the secretary unaware that her position (conservatives cannot discuss liberal bias but liberals can discuss conservative bias) is, in fact, evidence of liberal bias? Would the suggestion that she suffers from severe intellectual hernia make her feel uncomfortable? Would it be sexist? Have campus speech codes merely guaranteed the survival of the speech of emotional misfits? Are speech codes thus the reason for the devolution of political discourse on college campuses?
Homogeneity. My university recently sponsored a ?forum? on gay marriage with six pro-gay marriage speakers. If diversity is the same thing as heterogeneity, then why was the ?forum? so ?homo?-geneous? Is it all right to call an expert on gay issues a ?homo? genius? And what do you call an expert on straight issues? Is he a ?hetero? genius?
Satire. Last year, I wrote a satire on NAMBLA, which suggested that pedophilia would soon be celebrated as an ?alternate lifestyle? by some university Offices of Student Life (OSLs). After UNC-Greensboro?s decision to hire a convicted pedophile to work in its OSL, will I ever be able to write another satire?
Michael Jackson. Is there any truth to the rumor that Michael Jackson is about to open a toy store called ?Boys R Us?? Will UNC-Greensboro provide a link to ?Boys R Us? on their university website?
The Georgia Tech Diversity Reck. When I recently gave a speech to the College Republicans (CRs) at Georgia Tech, the group was displaced from a room they had reserved specifically for my speech. The university was having a ?stop stereotypes? diversity seminar that day. They were also sponsoring special counseling sessions for students, preparing them to come out of the closet on ?National Coming Out Day.?