Students Brainwashed in House of Horrors

Students Brainwashed in House of Horrors

Halloween house of horror attractions may have inspired a new indoctrination tactic in use at San Diego State University:

The annual workshop, “Journey to a Shared Humanity,” is described on the university’s website as a way for organizers to get students to “step outside their comfort zone and into the shoes of those who are struggling with oppressive circumstances.”

Attendance is not necessarily optional.

This year, some students were required to attend the event as part of their classes. During the experience, students are walked through a darkened multipurpose room to view a series of theatrical vignettes acted out by campus leaders.

One vignette features a black guy shouting at the students:

“Let’s go! Face the wall! Don’t look at me,” the performer yelled as if he was a drill instructor commanding recruits. Then he went on.

“First they came for the Native Americans, but I’m not Native American, so I did not speak up. Then they came for the Jews, but I’m not a Jew so I did not speak up. Then they came for the gays, but I am not gay so I did not speak up. Next they came for the crippled, but I’m not crippled, so I did not speak up. …

“[A]nd when they came for me there was no one else to speak up,” the performer concluded.

Get it? America is just as awful as Nazi Germany.

Now for the scariest part:

After students viewed the “immersive live theatrical experience presenting a collective of raw and emotional performances,” as it has been described, they are taken into a room and debriefed by professors or other campus leaders about how the skits made them feel and what they should do to better combat oppression.

Students who don’t want to make trouble for themselves are advised not to remark that the entire spectacle is sick, pernicious B.S.

On tips from J and Bodhisattva. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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