For The Record

In past few weeks we’ve learned a few interesting things about a certain elite American university (rhymes with “Zarvard”).  First, there’s a “historian” there who basically gay-bashed a dead liberal economist, then resorted to a classic non-apology (“I have a gay friend and black wife ZOMG you guys!”).  Next, it was discovered that two “economists” there basically made a series of basic, simplistic errors in a paper that was held aloft as the fire-brand of austerity policies in Europe and America (policies that aren’t working, of course).  Finally, a Ph.D. dissertation committee there was found to have signed off on an obvious piece of racist social non-science by a guy with ties to a white supremacist organization.

All of this is just to say that when even “librul” institutions like Harvard are shoveling money at and providing institutional cover for obvious right-wing propaganda, we’re pretty well and truly fucked.

And for Republicans, it’s a thing of beauty.  As long as the academic bullshit machine rolls along spouting conservative talking points, they win.  When the academics are called out for their shoddy or basically non-existent research, that’s also great, because they can lament those egg-head liberal professors and bash all colleges and all serious attempts at logical inquiry in general.

tl;dr: I am so fucking sick and tired of Very Serious People.  And fuck Harvard.

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One Response to For The Record

  1. visit says:

    Whoa! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a totally different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Excellent choice of colors!

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