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May 18 2017

Even Math Is Made to Serve Moonbattery

As Mussolini might have put it, “All within moonbattery, nothing outside moonbattery, nothing against moonbattery.” Progressives are totalitarians. In realms they control, like education, absolutely everything must be conscripted into the service of moonbattery — even math:

Teaching Social Justice through Secondary Mathematics” is a six-week online course designed by Teach for America and offered through EdX, which provides free online classes from top universities such as Harvard University, MIT, and Columbia University. …

Participants in the online course are given sample ideas for lessons they could create, such as using math to teach students about “Unpaid Work Hours in the Home by Gender” and “Race and Imprisonment Rates in the United States.”

The module also identifies five main themes of “intersectional mathematics,” including “mathematical ethics,” which refers to the notion that math is often used as a tool of oppression, according to the instructors.

The five lunatic themes (click for full size):


In madrassahs, kids waste their intelligence rocking to and fro as they recite the Koran. American classrooms may come to resemble them, when math and science are discarded altogether in favor of reciting pernicious liberal shibboleths.

On a tip from Lyle.

22 Responses to “Even Math Is Made to Serve Moonbattery”

  1. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Question 1:

    Hillary Clinton paid her female staff 70% of what she paid her male staff. Why isn’t this sex discrimination?

  2. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    So very rich, considering that leftists are masters of selective reporting of statistics, reporting without context, and even straight cooking of data to advance their agenda.

    So, it’s A-OK to cite incarceration rates for various races, but you an evil deceiver if you provide appropriate context by also citing or adjusting for rate of participation in criminal activity. As usual, if you want to know what leftists are doing, look at what they accuse others of doing.

  3. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    And if it’s taken away, ANYTHING can follow. Which, of course, is the whole point.

  4. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    Easy, because women cannot be sexist, just as only white people can be racist. So many tough questions can be neatly avoided when one grants oneself the freedom to redefine words on the fly. Arguing with a leftist is like punching a cloud of vapor.

  5. Greg says:

    This is not using “Social Justice” to teach Mathematics, this is using Mathematics to indoctrinate children in “Social Justice”, and should be stopped.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Just love how “access to healthcare” (being able to go to the hospital) becomes “free access to healthcare” (no one’s stopping anyone, right?) then “free healthcare” (socialized medicine) from deceptive left/liberals in mid-conversation with people.

  7. Anonymous says:

    If seven evil white male RepubliKKKans each beat four illegally-trafficked undocumented LGBT “migrants” for an hour apiece, then how much classified info he wasn’t briefed about did Trump give the Russians? Global warming! (Aw, I knew you could!)

  8. Jack Bauer says:

    Well hell….sure! Why not pervert mathematics next, as much as science has already been perverted for the purposes of promoting the moonbat, leftist agenda?

    Real science is no longer taught. Critical thinking has long disappeared from curriculum. A sense of history of where we’ve been, has also been distorted and perverted. So….now— turn the guns on math!

    Unlike my generation where science and math (and hence accuracy facts determined through empirical evidence) were stressed, the current generations of Americans are encouraged to decide for themselves what the sum of 2 + 2 is, and likely couldn’t repeat the greatest accomplishment of my generation, the Apollo Program, with such comparatively primitive technology, if their lives depended on it.

    Don’t blame the kids though. It’s not their fault.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Baby Boomers must’ve wanted stupid kids, they produced so many of ’em!

  10. Occam's Stubble says:

    2+2=Global Warming.

  11. Watchman59 says:

    Bernhard Rust, Minister of Science, Education and National Culture (Reichsminister für Wissenschaft, Erziehung und Volksbildung), is another Nazi big wig who would be smiling down from heaven on his ideological descendants on today’s Left. Too bad he’s been in hades since 1945.

  12. Ol' Uncle Lar says:

    I’m confused. Weren’t we told for decades that mathematics was a “universal language” and the means by which we would communicate with beings from other worlds who had no knowledge of earthly languages. Now it depends on which “culture” you’re from that determines your concept of mathematics??

  13. ICEvictim says:

    “MOMMY! Please! Make the stupid stop. It hurts!!”

  14. ICEvictim says:

    you are referring to intelligent beings from outer space. These are the folks who contributed their IQ’s so the rest of us can be above the 100 median.

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  18. kbiel says:

    Mathematics is truth. They are allergic to truth.

    But I tell you, Winston, that reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the Party, which is collective and immortal. Whatever the Party holds to be the truth, is truth. It is impossible to see reality except by looking through the eyes of the Party.

    — O’Brien

  19. figures don't lie liars figure says:

    A few things that won’t be counted:

    Number of abortions performed annually on non-whites in the U.S.
    Number of American citizens killed by illegal aliens annually.
    Number of jobs lost annually by Americans to illegal / legal foreigners on U.S. soil.
    Money made by Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts.
    Cost of Congress’ healthcare plan (isn’t Obamacare).
    Number of illicit votes cast in elections across the U.S.

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