I find it so funny that many liberal professors or journalists weaponize words or phrases in expressions of disapproval of others that actually apply to what they’re doing themselves. It’s a tactic used over and over again. Their creativity is genuine, but the application of their phrases always ignores the hypocrisy of what they’re doing.
Here’s an example from the Feb. 2 LancasterOnline article, by The Associated Press, “Hashtag stirs debate over role of Christian schools in US.”:
“ ‘These (Christian) schools are front and center in the politicization of knowledge and that’s problematic,’ said Julie Ingersoll, a professor of religious studies at the University of North Florida.”
Now what in the world does the politicization of knowledge mean? In laymen’s terms, it simply means knowledge that’s not in agreement with my views — so therefore, it must be politicized. Really! What in America is not politicized? What college or university isn’t politicized? Is Ingersoll living under a rock? Of course, Christian schools are going to share Christian political views, just like secular schools are going to teach secular political views.
It would be normal for teachers to inject their political views into the classroom. That was the norm when I went to public high school and college, and it still is. We don’t have to walk around in a wishy-washy moral equivalence to have a healthy culture. Teaching our children to be open-minded doesn’t mean we can’t also teach them to have a backbone based on foundational values.