Thursday, March 22, 2007

Big, Steaming Pile Of Accomodation

...and, I'm assuming, paid for by your Student Council fees.

Full report here.

I found page 19 particularly insightful. I'd always understood that income-contingent loan repayment schemes were incompatible with the ends of social justice, but apparently, it's a freedom of religious practice issue!

One of the Task Force panelists is Wahida Chisht Valiante, National Veep of the Canadian Islamic Congress, who are headed up as you may recall by Mohamed "Electric Jello/Legitimate Targets" Elmasry.

The Muslim Canadian Congress wasn't represented, but then they might have had other things on their plate.

Update: a moderate Irish-Catholic reader rightly chides me for my cynicism:

Actually, I have no problem with the recommendations of the Task Force on Muslim Students. So long as certain other measures are taken, in the interests of diversity and equity, as in:

A shebeen and an adjoining chapel on every floor of every building, which is to say multiple shebeens "for easy access from all points" on campus where I can drink myself into a stupor with my mates and listen to the Dropkick Murphys at maximum volume and never be more than 50 paces from a confession booth staffed by a Franciscan, round the clock, and never be more than 100 paces from a properly-consecrated building where I can pray the stations of the cross whenever I fucking want.

Gigantic murals of JFK and the Pope and the Blessed Virgin and Gerry Adams on every wall of every university building. A no-Protestant rule in the gym from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. A no-Protestant rule in the pool from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays. The abolition of all pro-choice propaganda from campus and any other such material or activity that could be construed as creating a "chilly climate" for my people and a regularly-audited campus-wide plan to ensure that every course and every book on campus is expunged of any content that might be perceived as giving offence to the magisterium of Rome.


Emerson said...

"Social Justice" is code for revenge therapy, a sub-division of victim culture.

Robert G. said...

What, you mean like women's suffrage?

Emerson said...

I believe women are equal to men and are due equal pay and consideration. I don't think women collectively should think of themselves as a victim group owed everything and responsible for nothing. And that, Robert, THAT is what I think. Good day sir!

The phrase "Social Justice" is a Marxist codeword.

Will said...

"The phrase "Social Justice" is a Marxist codeword."

That makes no sense.

Just thought I'd point that out.

Emerson said...

If "Social Justice" makes no sense as a Marxist codeword on its face I consider that a problem not my own.

"Root Causes" is another load from the Marxist diaper. Along with "Alienation", "Fairness" and "Peace", the biggest lie of all.

Marxists should consider honorable suicide before they touch children in an inappropriate manner and call it "Child Development".

Will said...

Ooo get her!

Just for now (got to go to kip -- she who must be obeyed has ordered this)'social justice" is two words so it is not a 'codeword'. maybe you should consider a hyphen? And what does "on its face" mean? Do you mean 'taken at face value as a Marxist codeword (sic) 'social justice' is a problematic concept"?

You'll have to learn to use language much more effectively to convey anything meaningful fellamelad.

Cheerio for now tho.

Will said...

And when have Marxists ever said 'peace' as anything other than an End? I want war, and lots of it thank you very much.

Will said...

""Root Causes" is another load from the Marxist diaper."

You don't really know what you're talking about do you? Go on admit it -- we won't think badly of you if you do.

"To be radical is to go to the root of the matter. For man, however, the root is man himself."
Marx: Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right.

That is, to comprehend the structure of bourgeois society, together with all the subjective forms that correspond to that structure -- that is to be radical and get to the root.

As for 'alienation' seem to be under a missapprehension is not a psychiatric disorder that historical materialists have identified - it is an analytical and descriptive category that when applied to political, social, and economic interactions goes some way to explain the way in which your labour is extracted from yourself (made into the property of the capitalist) and your whole life activity, becomes only labour for others as a means for your existence (subsistance).