Friday, May 02, 2003
But I'm not so angry at the political zealots who control our campus as I am at the body of largely-decent faculty who have let it happen, and continue to let it happen. Almost everyone here knows how genuinely awful our leadership is, and how unjust and destructive their current actions are, and yet ALMOST NOBODY DOES ANYTHING. Our faculty will trudge off to the insults inherent in their latest round of sensitivity training and say nothing. I'm not sure how much it would take before they would say anything. Actually, what I genuinely fear is that they would do nothing no matter how bad things were. We are frightened and without courage, and --worse-- have become inherently passive; this is a whole generation of faculty who do not act but are acted upon. The implications for our culture's ability to maintain personal freedom are awful.