The difference between a lunatic and a liberal egalitarian
sociologist is that the latter has tenure and visiting professorships at
Harvard. As the frontier of social justice continually expands, like a
balloon filled with stale toxic gases, it has become time to investigate
the privilege enjoyed by children whose parents read to them at night, instead of smoking crack over their beds.
This story comes to us courtesy of Adam Swift, a political
philosopher and liberal egalitarian sociologist with an interest in
social justice and the family, and Australia’s ABC.
“Is having a loving family an unfair advantage?” asks a story on the ABC’s website.
“Should parents snuggling up for one last story before lights out be
even a little concerned about the advantage they might be conferring?”
“Evidence shows that the difference between those who get bedtime
stories and those who don’t — the difference in their life chances — is
bigger than the difference between those who get elite private schooling
and those that don’t,” British academic Adam Swift told ABC presenter
Gelonesi responded online: “This devilish twist of evidence surely
leads to a further conclusion that perhaps — in the interests of
levelling the playing field — bedtime stories should also be
Swift said parents should be mindful of the advantage provided by bedtime reading.
“I don’t think parents reading their children bedtime stories should
constantly have in their minds the way that they are unfairly
disadvantaging other people’s children, but I think they should have
that thought occasionally,” he said.
They should feel guilty… for being good parents. This is the logic of
the left. And if you’re not illiterate, check your bedtime reading
privilege. You enjoyed the advantage of parents who cared about you. You
should feel guilty. Very guilty.
But I’ve come to the conclusion that the West is unfairly advantaged
by having so many sociologists, critical race theorists and social
justice warriors. If we all deported them to poor countries, they could
finally catch up to us in the field of social justice.
As much as it might pain us to lose these demented parasites
respected academics, it’s the right thing to do. No longer will we
enjoy our vast advantages in sociology and theories on gendered icebergs
(yes it’s a thing). The rest of the world will now be able to benefit
from having a declining economy and an academic environment that
consists of crazy people denouncing others for thoughtcrimes.
I probably should have forced my wife to drink to excess and do plenty of drugs while she was pregnant with my children. Had I only known! The guilt is overwhelming.