Further Down the Rabbit Hole - Degrees in "Social Justice"
By Raymond Shipley
In today's day and age the plague of the "social justice warrior" continues to grow. With the downward spiral of traditional values has come an embrace of all things espoused by the Frankfurt School, and now the University of Iowa is offering a degree in Social Justice in order to appease students who have "expressed a desire to integrate academic work more deeply with anticipated career paths," including social activism work with a non-profit.
Currently, the university does not expect the program to require any additional costs as it will be housed in the Department of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies. Students should be able to enrol by Spring 2017 and be prepared to fight the patriarchy alongside their feminist and BLM cohort soon after.
The University of Iowa already offers a first-year seminar on social justice as well as a "Justice for All" living learning community where students "learn about systemic problems in our society." Max Horkheimer would be ecstatic to know his ideal of "critical theory" has taken root so deeply in the society that hitherto housed an insurmountable culture for the likes of previous Marxist ideals.
So, what is critical theory? According to Wikipedia, "the term 'critical theory' describes the neo-Marxist philosophy of the Frankfurt School, which was developed in Germany in the 1930s. The Frankfurt theorist Max Horkheimer described a theory as critical insofar as it seeks 'to liberate human beings from the circumstances that enslave them.'" Clearly, "social justice" as used by these SJWs qualifies as placing this field firmly in the realm of critical theory, and thus Marxism. There once was a time in the West when such a proposal would be met with staunch opposition. The success of Horkheimer's critical theory, and Rudi Dutschke's "long march" ("the strategy for establishing the conditions for revolution: subverting society by infiltrating institutions such as the professions" - Wikipedia) reveal the success of a concerted effort to convince our culture and civilization to commit suicide.
The Left endeavors to enact gun control in order to save the populace from a weapon supposedly responsible for X number of deaths each year. By the same token their ultimate dream is to enable a political ideology to take hold that is responsible for roughly 110 million deaths between 1917 and 1987. The "social justice warriors" of the Left are united and on course to tear our civilization and culture up by its roots and burn it to the ground. And history has shown us the results will inevitably be war, murder and starvation. Of course, it will be different this time.