It never ends.
The endless treasure trove of “ideas” from liberals in “higher education” has no bottom — nor sense of reality.
Enter Grinnell College professor Ross Haenfler. Ross, who we’ll presume identifies as a guy even though the Des Moines Register hasn’t taken the total plunge into insanity and listed preferred pronouns beside bylines for their articles, penned a piece called “Iowa GOP doubles down on white supremacy.”
The subhead said “we cannot rely upon our Republican lawmakers to fight white supremacy. In fact, we can count on their active resistance to change.”
Ross doesn’t waste much time as he starts the second paragraph claiming that the Iowa GOP “clings to far-right ideas even after insurrectionists brought gallows to the Capitol and chanted ‘hang Mike Pence.'”
Then, he claims the laws introduced by Republicans this legislative session “double down” on white supremacy.
Ross claims the GOP is guilty of white supremacy because it pushed legislation to ensure election integrity, “muffle protests,” stop law enforcement reforms and address parental rights in education — or, as Ross thinks, “preventing education that more effectively speaks to racial inequities and the experiences of students of color.”
“Republican officials at every level continue to inflame prejudices and entertain conspiracy theories,” he wrote.
It all makes me wonder — what Capitol do I spend almost every day in during the legislative session?
Because if that’s what is happening in the Iowa statehouse, I’m not seeing it.
Ross, who calls the GOP racist, is the one making the argument that minority voters in the state won’t be able to figure out how to vote within a 20-day window.
Ross wants reforms for police, but doesn’t want elected officials held accountable when they break the law.
Ross, while penning a piece that strikes just the right tone for liberalism in Iowa, uses the word “alleging” when talking about the liberal indoctrination happening on college campuses and in Iowa schools across the state.
Nevermind one would have to be willfully blind not to see it.
“That white people benefitted from slavery and theft of Indigenous lands is an idea so threatening to them they would rather gag teachers’ ability to help Iowa students learn from our past, question our past and imagine better futures,” he wrote. “Children of color are at best collateral damage in the recreation of a sanitized curriculum.”
As he writes, Ross seemingly gets more and more unhinged…
“To the millions of people who peacefully marched for black lives last year, including those of us here in Iowa, the message is clear: black lives do not matter as much as Republican votes. The Iowa legislature heard you, and will do everything in its power to put you back in your place.”
The Iowa GOP legislature, Ross states, contributes to an environment where “far-right extremism” continues to thrive.
“They ignite voter fraud conspiracies, try to curtail dissent and even insist that private tech companies allow conspiracy theorists and white supremacists to continue peddling their lies and hate.”
Note that Ross is accusing Republicans of hatred, while continually referring to them as the “far-right,” “extremists,” “white supremacists,” etc. Those must all be terms of endearment to Ross.
Ross chairs the sociology department at Grinnell College.
There’s an irony in much of what Ross wrote. And it is highlighted at the end of his third paragraph.
“Republican officials at every level continue to inflame prejudices and entertain conspiracy theories.”
His words, not mine.
Yet his entire article is one loony, leftist conspiracy theory in which Republicans in the Iowa legislature — including Representatives Eddie Andrews, Mark Cisneros, Henry Stone — are just your typical white supremacists doing white supremacy things.
Ross, who rails against the GOP prejudice he has made up in his own mind, doesn’t even see the prejudice in his own heart that makes him think minorities are too dumb to figure out how to vote during a 20-day period. And that minorities must need someone to pick up their ballot for them and return it.
Ross, you’re welcome to return to the real world any time now. Walk out of the world of academia.
Just be prepared for the culture shock awaiting you.
It’s called reality.