Thursday, November 26, 2015
The Berkeley Anti-Free Speach Movement
There is no doubt that minute for minute, Second City TV was a better show than Saturday Night Live even at its height (that is, back when I watched it). I remember members of SCTV's cast discussing their parodies of TV shows and the fact that one in particular was impossible to parody. They tried and tried to parody Laverne & Shirley but all they got was a rather unfunny but accurate version of Laverne & Shirley. Which brings me to George Will. He sees it. To parody what is going on in various college campi around the nation all it takes is accurate description.
Give thanks this day for some indirect blessings of liberty, including the behavior-beyond-satire of what are generously called institutions of higher education. People who are imprecisely called educators have taught, by their negative examples, what intelligence is not.