Diversity and Exclusion

Excerpt from Lindsay Shepard’s new book in today’s National Post.

Christie Blatchford and I exchanged some initial emails and had a couple of brief phone calls so she could confirm the details of the incident, and ensure she got the facts straight. After I sent her the secretly-recorded audio, she wrote back to me, “I just listened. Jesus H. Christ, what a pompous pair of gits,” and “You do realize these people are INSANE?”


The book

16 Replies to “Diversity and Exclusion”

  1. I still hope that the STEM disciplines of higher education seek the truth. Sadly, from my experiences at university (1971-1975 graduation), I discovered that the majority of my professors had NOT worked in the real world for decades and were so out of touch with what was happening in their supposed field of studies, that they were dispensing erroneous information which I had to “unlearn” in the first 5 years of employment.
    I do not think much has changed in the almost 50 years since. I also subscribe to Captain Capitalism’s edict that if your degree ends in “Studies” then it is nigh on useless. In the past 5 decades, there has been a HUGE expansion of “studies” at the various universities and colleges, primarily to give employment to all of the Humanities graduates. It is my fervent hope that after the bullshit of the past year, that many of these “studies” will disappear.

    1. Agreed, Big Momma. In my experience, the STEM disciplines today are as corrupted as the Arts, Humanities, and “Studies” programs. And, sadly, it’s our daughters that are being brainwashed in this cult of “self-invention.” When you can invent your own truth, you lose touch with reality and can no longer distinguish good from evil. It’s destructive to the self and society.

      1. In my experience, the STEM disciplines today are as corrupted as the Arts, Humanities, and “Studies” programs.

        Yup. Nowadays, the most important things in professional engineering is “diversity” and “inclusiveness”. When I was a young rookie with a brand-new degree, more than 40 years ago, it was about knowing the applicable legislation, adhering to the Code of Ethics, and being adept in one’s discipline.

        Thank goodness I’m no longer practicing.

        1. Amen to that.
          I am a happily retired professional engineer. Our professional publication is mostly devoted to to dragooning more women into the profession and other woke subjects. Very few nuggets of actual technical interest.

          1. Yup. The past issue of PEO’s Engineering Dimensions was devoted to it.

            I’ve been granted life membership in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Ontario doesn’t have that unless one is a past president.

          2. I’m still working. There are many thoughts that I might say out loud to selected co-workers, but will not type in because I’m pretty sure our discussions are monitored and tracked. MS and Google products abound at my workplace.

            Any many of the newly starting engineers don’t have a clue how to argue both sides of any issue or question to look for flaws. Some think that peer review is supposed to be “have a ribbon” instead of “let’s find and fix all the flaws before we show it to the boss”.

        2. Same goes for Forestry. I’m glad to be away from Crown land and all that entails (toxic sociology), rent seeking on an industrial scale, guild socialism, FN consultations and affirmative action, and obsessions with “climate change”. Good to be retired and no longer practicing.

    2. Attended uni at the same time as you did and had the same issues. Was in a STEM disipline, but found there were a fair few profs who had never actually worked in industry. The ones who had – or who had connections to industry – were a lot more understanding about the world we were facing. Still remember muttering about one particularly elitist prof that what he needed was to go work at a marginal mine as mine geologist for a few years, where his job (and pay) depended on his ability to find mineable ore. Actually, the most practical profs I ran across were the chemistry profs who recognized a lot of us were not chem majors and would tailor lectures specifically for our disciplines.

      When offsprings were in high school, they all thought acting would be a good career choice. My response was simply “and how do you plan to feed yourself?”. They all ended up taking marketable degrees while choosing optional courses for enjoyment. One offspring – taking a necessary science course – ended up with a prof who had taught me many years prior. Then they both ended up in some oddball amateur theatre production. Small world.

  2. Waterloo Lutheran University or whatever its called now is a cesspool of wackjob freeloading arseholes, pretending to be highly educated professors. Who on this green earth would ever spend the money to go there? Any degree from there has about the same worth as something from Ryerson Polytech, which also pretends to be a university.

    1. It started as Waterloo Lutheran University, supported by the church, but, as I understand, once it accepted government funding, it changed its name to Wilfred Laurier University.

  3. And yet, so very few experience physical pain and injury when they acosta the sane. It is almost unheard of in fact. They have such “pure motivations”, why would anyone want to Chuck Norris roundhouse them in the throat? Their intentions are good, if we just be more polite to them, they will turn in to our friends.

  4. Insane? Not in my books. Or at east not in the clinical sense of insanity.

    But they are certainly evil and arrogant and stupid. They wallow in their little puddles of power and are completely unconcerned about truth, ethics, or the harm they inflict on fellow human beings.

  5. Do yourself a favor and go read the reviews/comments on the AMAZON site (before they’re scrubbed-off and censored – ironically). Start with the reviews from other countries (sorry Canadians). Excerpt from the top review from other countries:

    In some ways this is the most compelling and potentially important book I have read pertaining to the broad subject of the culture wars as it exposes the diseased heart of the Cultural Marxist operation that is galvanizing the radical leftists who will soon be running the world

    Frightening indeed. Someday, we may all face a similar Inquisition… prior to our trip to the re-education camp … or worse.

  6. I’m a doctor and sit on the board of a medical school. This invective has weaved its’ way into the education process of young learners.