Yale Is Dead—and That’s a Good Thing

June 7, 2021 Updated: June 7, 2021

Commentary

When I read the various reports on the virtual talk given at the Yale School of Medicine by Aruna Khilanani, MD, MA—“The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind”—my initial reaction was to cringe at yet another installment of berserk social justice idiocy on campus.

How berserk? Here’s a sampling of what the forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst had to say at the behest of the august university’s Child Study Center:

“White people are out of their minds and they have been for a long time.”

“I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a [expletive deleted] favor.”

“We are now in a psychological predicament, because white people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath. We are asking a demented violent predator who thinks they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain’t gonna happen. They have five holes in the brain.”

I was looking around on mine, but I could only count three. Oh, well…

If you’re really interested in more of this, Katie Herzog has an interview with the doctor over at Bari Weiss’ substack.

I, frankly, had enough at the top. I was more concerned with what had happened to Yale, an institution I attended in the sixties as a playwriting student in the drama school.

In those days we had the likes of Marc Chagall as speaker (exceptional, I admit) who spoke of the necessity of love in the creation of his art. Now the “learning objective” on the poster advertising Dr. Khilanani’s talk is to “understand how white people are psychologically dependent on black rage.”

On that same announcement it reads: “It is the policy of Yale School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.”

Like “five holes in the brain”?

What a farce Yale has become.

And of course it’s not alone. The entire Ivy League is sinking under a lava flow of endless, mind-rotting woke drivel.

Just the other day the Princeton classics department announced it would no longer require Latin and Greek for classics majors. What are they supposed to study then? Classic comics? I remember reading one of the Iliad when I was kid. It must still be around.

What motivates this and similar decisions (they’re being made across the country) is racism pure and simple, the assumption being—though they would of course vigorously deny it—that minorities don’t have the intelligence or the rigor to learn anything difficult. How insulting and how despicable.

The Ivies are obviously not alone in the onslaught of woke that has destroyed American higher education with only a very few exceptions. It’s everywhere, in part because Ivy graduates—starting in traditional “woke” areas (humanities, social studies) that have metastasized to virtually everything now, including the sciences—go out to spread these noxious doctrines as if it were the Gospel in supposedly lesser colleges and universities.

It was the Ivies, as much or more than any other institutions, that during the eighties and nineties nurtured Marxist critical theory (deconstruction and the like) and its spawn critical race theory that is currently driving apart the citizens of this country, accusing practically everyone of being a racist, especially those who aren’t.

So, at least to this Yale MFA, Yale is dead. And that’s a good thing. And a liberating thing.

It is the domination of largely Ivy-educated so-called “elites” that has ended up dividing our country to an unprecedented degree. Thankfully, the Ivies are beginning to destroy themselves in this constant pursuit of wokeness that keeps reaching, now, the level of the bizarre pronouncements of Dr. Khilanani. (Apparently, she actually has patients.)

Although just as many, perhaps more, people are applying to these eight Ivies and others that are similar, the statistics are deliberately misleading. These institutions encourage applicants they know will never be admitted, just to inflate the application numbers and make themselves look exclusive.

This is part of a system that makes people feel inferior for no reason, a system that must go and is beginning to crumble.

Trump did a good thing in nominating Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, the first associate justice not to have graduated from Harvard or Yale Law.

Let’s hope this trend continues. Don’t send your children to the Ivies, even if they can get in. Woke is everywhere in our educational system, but the means to resist it is often greater outside the Ivies in a less pressured, less determinedly elitist, environment.

There’s nothing wrong with you if you didn’t go to Harvard, but it’s more likely something is if you did.

Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, co-founder of PJMedia, and now, editor-at-large for The Epoch Times. His most recent books are “The GOAT” (fiction) and “I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already” (nonfiction). He can be found on Parler as @rogerlsimon

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Roger L. Simon
Roger L. Simon
Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, co-founder of PJMedia, and now, editor-at-large for The Epoch Times. His most recent books are “The GOAT” (fiction) and “I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already” (nonfiction). He can be found on GETTR and Parler @rogerlsimon.