• Calgary Hedgehog posted a reply to TRIGGERnometry on ?Satire and Political Correctness 2 years, 2 months ago

    ?Satire and Political Correctness

    No!

    It’s a younger generation trying to grab power from the established order, and finding itself in the surprising position of being able to invent the rules by which it can do so.

    Obviously they have enablers among their elders — e.g. professors in Grievance Studies, who in turn are also using the movement to advance their careers within Academia (where their positions have, in the past, been nowhere near as secure or as well-paid as their collegues in STEM departments).

    I’ll have to read up on this, but I’m pretty sure this has been acted out before in different countries and different times — palace revolutions of the Ottoman empire, or Mao’s cultural revolution. Hard to distinguish between these and genuine reformist/moderniszing movements such as the Young Turks…