Posted on May 5th, 2005 in Education, General, National Politics, Random and Miscellaneous | Written by Ben | No Comments »
Make sure your seat belt is securely fastened and get ready for a ride through the “Tunnel of Oppression,” the latest multi-sensory, feel-not-so-good liberal method to promote an agenda – and 100% free of reason, logic, or coherent argument. But what else did you expect?
Gina Garcia, one of the tunnel coordinators, said the shock value is part of the intent of the display. “If you just provide a lot of factual stuff, you’re only connecting with people cognitively. This is supposed to be very much of the effect, we’re supposed to be getting to people’s emotions,” she said.
A conservative could try to start a conversation about many of the topics graphically depicted in the Tunnel and automatically receive a negative label. But be so enlightened as to promote awareness of oppression by “the use of images such as realistic vomit in a toilet at the bulimia display and papier mache legs representing a black man being dragged behind a truck,” and you will be applauded as a compassionate soul and avant garde thinker in today’s university.
Of course, it’s perfectly within their rights to create and make available displays that “employ 3-dimensional graphics, including a woman under a glass ceiling, a Ku Klux Klan member, a toilet bowl full of condoms and a phallic symbol representing a sex change operation,” but it’s also my right and prerogative to decry the effort as myopic, naive, foolish, simplistic, and obnoxious.
Plus it makes great Thursday morning fodder for my blog…. What a hoot! I wonder how much of what I post here would be considered eligible for a future display in the “Tunnel of Oppression”?
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