Many fine institutions of higher learning dot the landscape throughout sunny California. Indeed, some of the more highly regarded halls of academe call the Golden State home. Among them is most decidedly not the University of California at Santa Barbara. It’s not that a fine education can’t be mined from the darkened tunnels of the fourth or fifth best college in Santa Barbara; it’s just that the quality education lies buried underneath dense layers of pseudo-academic fluff.
And by “fluff,” I mean subjects such as feminist studies — specifically, “Race, gender and sexuality in visual culture and sex industries in the United States.” Indeed, $37,000 per year seems a bit steep to learn at the feet of the noted sage, Mireille Miller-Young, Ph.D., about such crucial topics as “Pornification: Sex and Sexuality in Media Culture, Blackness and Sexualities.” Nonetheless, if Mom and Dad can live with the apple of their eye burning off the cost of a decent home in the suburbs while running their highlighter through the pages of “C’Lick Me: A Netporn Studies Reader,” then have at it.
A word of caution, however: If your child has any inkling that the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness has found its way into Miller-Young’s classroom — and by extension, the entire UCSB campus — prepare for disappointment. Not only does Miller-Young abhor the concept of a free society, she’s prepared to physically assault anyone who gets too close to “Queer Theory and Pornography” without accepting her dystopian vision.
A couple weeks ago, a pro-life group named “Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust” set up a display in a section of the UCSB campus specifically designated a “free-speech zone.” While the mission of these activists, including a 16-year-old girl, ought to be fairly self-explanatory, Miller-Young feels rather strongly that such a mission has no business on her college’s campus, even in a designated “free-speech zone.” In fact, Miller-Young, shepherd of young minds, considers destruction of property and even violence to accomplish such her “moral right,” provided the property in question is a pro-life sign held by a teenager.
Thus did Miller-Young violently attack the young lady who refused to toe her anti-life line, stealing and destroying the girl’s sign. As Miller-Young herself crowed following her violent assault on a 16-year-old, “I’m stronger, so I was able to take the poster.” She even went so far as to defend her attack on a child by designating herself a “conscientious objector,” albeit the first conscientious objector who believes might makes right.
I have no doubt that there are many fine professors at UCSB. I’d be willing to bet that the overwhelming majority of them manage to get through nearly every semester without so much as directing an angry word toward a child, much less drawing a child’s blood. Unfortunately, Morris-Young — self-professed feminist and “Co-Convener of the Black Sexual Economies Working Group, sponsored by the Center for Work and Social Capital at Washington University School of Law, and Co-Founder and Co-Convener of New Sexualities” and her disturbing tendency to revert to violence before reason — has seriously blunted their credibility.
This is the new America, my friends. Racism, misogyny and violence are unacceptable — unless the victims are Allen West, Sarah Palin and teenage girls, respectively. And lest you protest the hypocrisy, remember: The perpetrators of the aforementioned crimes are not only the real victims, but they’re the real heroes. Just ask Miller-Young. In an unintentional demonstration of what liberalism has become, she turned to the camera during her crime and crowed: “Try and stop us.”