University of Iowa president apologizes to precious snowflakes for mentioning reality [Darleen Click]
That Sally Mason didn’t tell them to “grow up” should be firing offense.
In an interview published Feb. 18 in The Daily Iowan, President Sally Mason said she was dismayed by the reports of sexual assaults. She said “the goal would be to end that, to never have another sexual assault. That’s probably not a realistic goal just given human nature, and that’s unfortunate. …”
Criticism erupted over the phrase that includes “human nature.”
The Iowa City Press-Citizen says Mason apologized during a President’s Forum on Tuesday.
Mason said she’s been told by several people in the campus community that her remark was hurtful. She said she was “very, very sorry for any pain that my words might have caused.”
The conceit that humans are basically good is a modern, secularist belief that has allowed for some of the greatest evils of the 20th Century by “Utopianists” who have no compunctions about spilling blood of those who stand in the way of the “perfect society.”
Jews (and non-Jews) who believe that people are basically good are remarkably creative at finding explanations for human evil — poverty, capitalism, economic inequality, poor parenting, low self-esteem, colonialism, racism, to name a few. They offer every explanation but one — that those who commit evil have allowed their nature to rule them rather than ruling their human nature.
The consequences of this belief are awful. By focusing on all these outside forces to explain evil, we can never put a stop to it. Because if you don’t know the cause of a problem, you can’t solve it.
Life doesn’t hand you a Participation Trophy for merely showing up.