The book “1984” by Geroge Orwell delivered a shocking picture of how society could collapse into a dystopian state fueled by fear. The American populace couldn’t imagine for decades how such an Orwellian reality could ever exist.
Freedom is the foundation of American society. Any oppressive ideology or entity that destroys freedom is not acceptable under the nation’s constitutional law.
Unfortunately, radical leftist ideals have gained so much power in the country that certain segments of society feel more Orwellian than American. This scenario has recently been exposed by actions at the highest level of education in America.
According to one Harvard University physics professor, the Ivy League school devolved into a “police organization’ during the reign of former president Claudine Gay.
From the Daily Caller:
“Faculty are reluctant to speak their mind out of fear from being disciplined or canceled,” Avi Loeb, a theoretical physicist in Harvard’s Department of Astronomy, said. “It is an Orwellian reality dominated by ‘virtue signaling’ among like-minded people, even when the adopted policy violates the principles it aims to promote. Free speech is often granted to those who think alike.”
Gay resigned this week after more allegations of plagiarism against her surfaced. Gay has been credited with pushing left-wing ideals and pursuing more racial diversity among university staff during her tenure as dean of faculty.
“The message was, don’t deviate from what they find to be appropriate,” Loeb said. “It became more of a police organization.”
Gay has blamed her short-lived presidency at Harvard on “racial animus” and racism. This comes from a person who, as a leader of a major university, was criticized for her indecision in dealing with rampant antisemitism on campus.
Loeb said there is a need for an environment that promotes free speech and diverse points of view on college campuses. This includes students and faculty.
“Instead of enhancing polarization by subscribing to the far left of the political spectrum, academia should heal societal tension and represent the diverse set of views within American society,” Loeb said. “The students should witness dialogues where opposing ideas are debated on campus, so they can make their own choice. Faculty should not be afraid to speak their mind.”
- Professor said Claudine Gay turned Harvard into a “police organization.”
- Gay’s reign of power at the school left some faculty afraid to speak freely.
- Fear of being disciplined or canceled created an Orwellian environment.
Source: Daily Caller