The next time some asshole complains about how no one takes Arts degrees seriously, or why don't we have more funding for the humanities, or issues lamentations about how things like engineering are more appreciated these days than philosophy, you may want to point them to this article.
The moment humanities academia abandoned the idea of Truth and instead embraced the nothing-is-real philosophy of foucault, and the gramscian contempt for the very civilization that made their jobs possible, they committed suicide.
If there's no such thing as truth, and if everything is opinion, and if one opinion is absolutely just as good as any other opinion, so that if you're the foremost world expert in the field what you have to say on your subject is not even a tiny bit more True than some semi-illiterate moron who read the title of a link on Yahoo News once and is pulling ideas out of his ass; then why the fuck should we fund you, English department? Comparative Lit? History? Philosophy? The hard sciences produce something, not just opinion. If what you're doing is not any better than anything else, if Shakespeare is not better than the latest ramblings of Kanye West, if Michelangelo's works are not better than someone who defecated on a canvas and called it 'art', then we have no reason to keep supporting you, humanities.
If nothing has meaning, then neither do you. If no one is better than anyone else, then you're certainly useless. If the causes of great art, religious experiences, inspirational texts, etc. are purely marxist materialistic consequences of socio-economic trends and the only good way to observe history is as a series of demographics, and there's definitely no Great People doing Great Things because they were inspired by great causes; then why the fuck should we care, history department? We can get all that on the History Channel, whose claims about Aliens and Hitlers and Ghosts and Alien Hitler Ghosts are just as valid as anything your feminist marxist post-structuralist professors could come up with, and way more funny.
If there are no such things as archetypes, if there isn't an underlying Human Formula of religion, and religion is a purely meaningless pantomime caused by a conflation of regional geography, socio-economic factors, and disconnected local narrative, then what use are you, Religious Studies?
If there is no way to establish truth, and every argument is essentially just as valid as any other, and whatever you 'feel' is a 'way of knowing', then why should you even exist, Women's Studies? Everyone can just go with what they feel.
And this is the tragedy of it: by committing intellectual suicide, the humanities has created an environment where everyone believes the humanities is pointless and easy, and that you don't actually have to WORK at it. If whatever you 'feel' is right, then there's no need to think about big questions. If there are no absolute truths, then there's no justification for you to try to oppose evil. If everything great humanity has produced has been a byproduct of materialism, then we can just live an existence of wallowing in our ignorance, satisfying our material wants, imagining that every imbecilic thing that comes out of our heads is profound and that we don't need to actually learn or study (much less PROVE) anything. And then the fascists have got us exactly where they want us all. The Intellectual Left's wholehearted embrace of post-modernism has destroyed that which can defend us from the very world of ruthless overlords and sheep-like ignorant masses they at least claimed to despise.
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