Goya painted this on his dining room wall. Christmas lunch must have been a blast.
The painting is Goya’s depiction of Saturn eating his son. From Infogalactic:
According to Roman myth (inspired by the original Greek myth), it had been foretold that one of the sons of Saturn would overthrow him, just as he had overthrown his father, Caelus. To prevent this, Saturn ate his children moments after each was born.
In other words, destroy what you create before it destroys you.
It seems that some college professors are beginning to be alarmed at what they have created:
I teach at Reed. I am intimidated by these students. I am scared to teach courses on race, gender, or sexuality, or even texts that bring these issues up in any way—and I am a gay mixed-race woman. There is a serious problem here and at other [selective liberal arts colleges], and I’m at a loss as to how to begin to address it, especially since many of these students don’t believe in either historicity or objective facts. (They denounce the latter as being a tool of the white cisheteropatriarchy.)
That damn white cisheteropatriarchy! I wonder where these awful students even got these unpronounceable words? Of course we know where they got them – from teachers such as this idiot woman. Sorry, this gay mixed-race idiot woman.
The very fact that she is teaching courses on race, gender, and sexuality is why she and her colleagues now have this problem. If you do your very best to form and warp young minds in your putrid ideologies, do not then be surprised when the students supplant the teachers.
It would be nice if the students were to remain forever behind the university gates, locked in there for eternity with their misbegotten teachers. But unfortunately they are being let loose on the world for the rest of us to deal with. My recent post on the attempts to co-opt the whitewater community by hordes of SJWs received a number of commentators who are dripping with propaganda that teachers such as this one have brainwashed them with. Take this comment that I received yesterday:
Instead of anger at this article, can you prove that you work to incorporate diversity into your outdoor activities? There are people of color around us everywhere, even in the most segregated White regions of the USA. Do you work to bridge that gap in your personal life? This country was founded to be a mixing bowl for culture. How do you share your culture and experience the culture of others??
As I wrote in my scathing reply, this is simply breathtaking in its arrogance. These people are ideologues and there is nothing more dangerous in the world than this. Hundreds of millions of people died in the 20th century because of ideology. These teachers should well feel afraid. But they should also feel deeply responsible and ashamed. They have created this mess but it will not be on their hands to clean it up. We can only hope that the cleansing process will not in any way resemble something that would have been painted by Goya.