Liberty Just in Case

A Dialogue for the September 12th World

Queer Musicology

Posted by Mark on December 27, 2006

No…I promise…I didn’t make it up. This is the actual name of a class at one of our finer schools of higher learning here in America- and yes…it represents the type of nonsense that passes for education. But wait!….there’s more:

If your idea of fighting terrorism involves dropping bombs on al Qaeda hide-outs, chances are you’re probably not a Swarthmore College student. Some students at Swarthmore (annual tuition, $33,232) spent the fall semester learning how to deal with terrorism by studying “the dynamics of cultural marginalization” and examining “the rich history of nonviolent counterterrorist tactics.”

Visiting professor George Lakey’s “Nonviolent Responses to Terrorism” class earned Swarthmore a spot in the “Dirty Dozen,” a listing of the “most bizarre” college classes in the nation as compiled by the Young America’s Foundation (YAF).

Among YAF’s picks for 2006 are courses in Marxism, feminism and some subjects that can’t be adequately described in a family newspaper.

Yah…nothing says I love you like HUGGING A TERRORIST!

Occidental College (annual tuition, $32,800) topped this year’s list, securing two spots in the “Dirty Dozen.” Occidental’s first-place entry, which is scheduled for the spring semester, is taught by associate professor Jeffrey Tobin in the department of Women’s Studies/Gender Studies and involves such esoteric concepts as “phallologocentrism.”


I like to think I have a rather extensive vocabulary. But I can assure you…that word isn’t in it. Okay…so I just had to find out what this ridiculous word meant. Officially, there is no word in the dictionary. Unofficially….here it is:

“Language ordered around an absolute Word (logos) which is “masculine” phallic, systematically excludes, disqualifies, denigrates, diminishes, silences the “feminine”.

SAY WHAT? Yes…this is what our kids are being taught. Good God….the disconnect liberals have with reality. The proof is everywhere:

“Queer Musicology,” University of California-Los Angeles: Associate professor Mitchell Morris instructs students how “sexual difference and complex gender identities in music and among musicians have incited productive consternation” – examining such composers as Franz Schubert and Cole Porter.

Remember…….a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Uh…especially, if you waste it on…. WASTE!

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