I’m not on TikTok, and I recommend you delete your account if you are (or your kid’s accounts, if they have them). If you don’t think you can live without it you can cut out the middleman and send all your personal data to the Chinese consulate (or reach out to Eric Swalwell’s office and ask for Fang-Fang’s number, same difference). But putting aside the communists who run it, there’s a big problem with the communists who use it – many of them are teachers, and a disturbing percentage of them are mentally unstable.
This isn’t just about TikTok, it’s about academia. Major universities in this country are run by diversity hires who couldn’t bring themselves to condemn calls for genocide because they were made against Jews. When the presidents of Harvard, MIT and the University of Pennsylvania testified on the Hill last week, their steadfast insistence that calls for genocide needed “context” to determine if they were bad or not was insane. These are people who expel students for calling someone with a gravitational pull “fat” and have entire departments under their control to police pronoun use, lest some entitled brat’s latest temper tantrum not be accepted as gospel truth.
But a nuanced “context” is required before judging signs reading “Clean the world” with the Star of David in a trash can. If Hitler had a tattoo, that would probably be it. There’s your context. Well, that and all the threats of violence (and acts of violence) against those with a Jewish sounding name.
Those presidents have since released statements trying to protect their jobs, er, I mean trying to clarify what they meant. “I got caught up in what had become at that point, an extended, combative exchange about policies and procedures…I failed to convey what is my truth,” said Harvard’s President Claudine Gay. But there is no “my truth,” there is only the simple truth that she, seemingly because she was being questioned by a Republican, couldn’t bring herself to condemn calls for genocide against Jews. She seemed to dig in her heels because she was being questioned by a Republican – a “I can’t condemn it because that would be me agreeing with you, and I hate you” mentality common among many on the left.
Penn President Liz Magill eventually released what amounts to a hostage video, reading the statement walking back her refusal to condemn anti-Jewish hate with all the sincerity you’d expect from a child forced to apologize for taking another kid’s toy. She didn’t mean it, she had to do it to try to save her job. It didn’t work, as she resigned a day or two later. Sincerity wouldn’t require a script; heartfelt makes eye contact, it doesn’t focus on the teleprompter under the camera.
These people are unstable. Well-adjusted individuals aren’t ideological slaves to the point that they can’t bring themselves to entertain the idea that they’re wrong; that their opponents have a point. Because they were “called out” by Republicans, their instinct was to recoil and refuse. Children do that, then they grow up. Adults now do it at an alarming rate, and they seem to be on the left.
TikTok is full of adults, though not heads of universities, who work in education and are desperate from external validation. They need strangers to embrace them, to cheer their sexual proclivities, deviant lifestyles and holier-than-thou pronouncements.
How many videos of teachers have you see with “pride” flags all over their classrooms who breakdown because one of their students used whatever garbage words they decided were their pronouns for that day? These people are brought to tears by a 5-year-old picking up on the fact that the pink hair, dozens of facial piercings and constant talk of their “partner” with a name of the same gender means they’re gay. Well, as a father of a 5-year-old, that’s what they do, they pick up on things. It’s not amazing, it’s part of life.
The real problem is these people who ooze details of their pathetic personal lives to kids because they’re desperate for them to pick up on them and repeat them back. Kids aren’t approving or disapproving, they’re incapable of either, they’re just noticing things and saying what they are. That’s what kids do. If that sends you into a crying frenzy, you need help and shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near kids until you get it and it works.
Why do so many unstable people gravitate to education? Because most job titles in it bring with them an inherent sense of authority and trust that people would have to otherwise earn. Teachers know what they’re talking about, right? They’re teachers, after all. University presidents are smart, they’re heads of universities! The same goes for cable news and radio, audiences assume people wouldn’t be on those mediums if they didn’t know what they’re talking about. I can assure you, none of that is close to true. Most of them have no idea what they’re talking about, their “knowledge” base is a mile wide and a half inch deep.
At least you can turn the TV and radio off, education is different in that you really can’t. All you can do is go into it, or send your kids into it, with eyes wide open and know that you may have to undo much of what is done in there.
Not every teacher is a lunatic on social media, breaking down because their students aren’t judging them for attending weekend orgies, and not every university president remains silent if they’re sympathetic to some calls for genocide, but it doesn’t take many to screw up the whole thing.