November 02, 2012
Bias Incident: The World's Most Politically Incorrect Novel
A few weeks ago, I posted the video "Indoctrinate U." If you took the time to watch, you know how insanely politically correct universities try to be these days. Currently in the news, a transgender man has won the right to expose himself in the female locker rooms at Evergreen State College - against the wishes of the female students. As crazy as it sounds, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Which is what "Bias Incident" is about: the insanity and inherent bias of political correctness when imposed on any group of individuals. It assumes an individual's right not to be offended at the expense of others in the group. It puts frail sensitivities above the basic right of expression or privacy. It is a authoritarian system of extreme intolerance ripe with exploitation and abuse.
Shortly after posting "Indoctrinate U," author Ari Mendelson was kind enough to send me a copy of his book, "Bias Incident: The World's Most Politically Incorrect Novel." The fictional story might be absurdly laughable had it not so accurately reflected the reality seen on college campuses these days. Many of the events in the book were based on actual incidents.
In the story, college newcomer Jeffery Jackson must navigate his way through an overly-sensitive student body, challenge an agenda-driven faculty, and then defend himself in an unjust campus courtroom after committing a harmless prank.
Get the book. You'll enjoy it if it doesn't first infuriate you.