For several years, I’ve been using the term “cultural Marxism” to explain the motives of those who would like to see the government take over the marketplace of ideas, especially on our college campuses. A good example of cultural Marxism can be found by examining a recent controversy at Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC). The controversy has now turned into a lawsuit after students were threatened with expulsion for holding a pro-life event on campus.
At SFCC, school officials not only censored pro-life information but also threatened expulsion of students on the grounds that their pro-life event was “discriminatory” and “hateful.” The problem: The event was only going to present anti-abortion arguments and not pro-abortion arguments.
For years, I’ve argued that college administrators and professors (with tenure) are among the laziest members of our society. But pro-choice administrators at SFCC are so lazy they want other people to make their arguments for them. But, true to form, these administrators present students with a choice: Make our arguments for us or shut up.
It is difficult to imagine how administrators at SFCC could see the pro-life event as at odds with the school’s emphasis on diversity. After all, a flier for the event condemned racism citing the fact that “One out of every two African American pregnancies ends in abortion.” The flier condemned sexism, too, by citing the fact that “Female feticide, along with female infanticide, has caused the death of an estimated 60 million girls in Asia alone.”
The flier even promoted equality by referencing the Declaration of Independence. But the diversity police were still offended. The way they are constantly getting offended, one would think the SFCC administration is full of hate. But they insist they are anti-hate, which is why they provide students with an educational diagram called “The Pyramid of Hate.”
The Pyramid of Hate, provides a number of important definitions to students who wish to join the administration in their fight against hate. For example, “acts of bias” include “jokes,” “seeking out like-minded people,” “screening out positive information,” and using “non-inclusive language.” Warning: If you didn’t see anything positive about that definition of “acts of bias” you just committed one.