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Stay Clear of Snowflake University


November 19,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, in a recent opinion piece for the New York Post ,Dr. Everett Piper suggest ways to keep your college bound kid out of Snowflake University. Piper is the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University and the author of the book “Not a Day Care: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth.

Generation Snowflake, or Snowflake Generation, is a neologistic term used to characterize the young adults of the 2010s as being more prone to taking offence and less resilient than previous generations, or as being too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that challenge their own. The term is considered derogatory

In the Article Piper states , The ugly truth is that colleges around the country have been bowing down to the snowflakes that riot on their campuses. We saw an example of this at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., last spring.

What we call on the Ridgewood blog : Participatory Fascism , something that seems to have run a muck in the Village in recent years and particularly recent weeks .

“At the University of Missouri, a relatively small group of students held a sit-in at the campus library for two days in the fall of 2015. The demonstrators demanded that all staff, faculty and students go through training that aligned with their myopic and closed political worldview. They actually stipulated that any student who didn’t complete the training couldn’t enroll in any classes. The group didn’t stop there. They demanded the resignation of both the president and the provost and, shockingly, the board of trustees capitulated. By rewarding these rioters and accepting their demands, Evergreen and the University of Missouri did nothing but enable further selfishness and dysfunctional behavior at their respective institutions.”

Piper says these Snowflake schools are about , “Teaching political correctness rather than truth”  he goes on , “Intellectual and moral nihilism serves as their foundation and they actually disparage the idea of absolute truth and right and wrong. Education should not be about celebrating opinions and feelings but rather about pursuing facts.”

A Ridgewood blog reader once said , “American schools are almost communist now. They dole out oppression dressed as education in more ways than one. What once was opinion is now fact and what once was economics and statistics is hate speech.”

Piper states this is a direct result of the snowflake doctrine that there are absolutely no absolutes, and that wrong and right, truth and falsity, everything related to morality is determined by people rather than facts. It is scary to think that a generation that has been taught there are no moral standards will become the judges, lawyers and legislators of the future. How can you govern without understanding the importance of truth?

Pier concludes , “Education should be about the promulgation of the bigger and better ideas. It should be more about Socrates and St. Paul than about self-actualization and social engineering. The best education is one that is grounded in those ideas that are tested by time, defended by reason, validated by experience and confirmed by revelation.”