|Total College Makeover
November 9, 2021
Something big is happening in Austin, Texas (where else!). It even got my college newspaper at West Virginia University to take notice.
They took on a town known
For longhorns, alternative music and
100,000 on Fall Saturday afternoons,
Took their elite degrees,
Prominent pedigrees, to make us over,
Or more accurately make themselves over,
The barons from the broken system bonding
Over the bodies they helped create and maintain.
They promise to counter cultures of censorship
In the same state and same week
Big Bird was cancelled by a Cancun Cruz.
How can anyone keep up
As outrage matriculates to intellectual dissent,
Whitewashing in the guise of sensitive censors,
And talk show hosts who convince all-stars
To abandon their own prestigious education
In the frenzy of fake news?
Many Mountaineers woke to find their president
Caught up in the fire and smoke
Over his advisory role to the rebellious mob
In their race to critical theories
With the money to break Austin City's limits.
More to come I'm sure
As made possible by Cicero.