Friday, November 20, 2015

Two Standard Deviations Of Irritability

... is probably all you need to get a crazy social justice warrior who will stand in front of a professor or university administrator and scream at them.

A population curve for irritability.
If you immerse children in anything long enough, you're going to end up with a set of the population who get all wound up about it. I would think that if you made every kid play violin from grades 4 to 12, you'll end up with about 2% of them enjoying it to the point where it's really hard to stop them from continuing to play.

In the case of the current college lunacy, you've got almost an entire generation who have had social justice themes shoved down their throats for years. I figure that irritability, for lack of a better term, is distributed on a Bell curve with those above the second standard deviation naturally cranky and confrontational.

By giving them fuel for their crankiness and all the same fuel at that, you've created a cadre of social justice crazies who can't be controlled. Had the education establishment been a bit more balanced, these cranksters would be distributed throughout a whole variety of crusades. Instead, we've worked our hardest to concentrate them in a single area.

Well done, education industry. Like Victor Frankenstein, you've got a real mess on your hands.

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