PLATONIC HATE – British students are proving to be whiny little Kants:
Students at a prestigious London university are demanding that figures such as Plato, Descartes and Immanuel Kant should be largely dropped from the curriculum because they are white.
The student union at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) insists that when studying philosophy “the majority of philosophers on our courses” should be from Africa and Asia.
The union said it is part of wider campaign to “decolonise” the university, as it seeks to “address the structural and epistemological legacy of colonialism”.
So after you study Confucius and Mencius in the first week, what are you going to do for the rest of the year?
In any case, Plato might have been white, but I’m surprised that the SOAS snowflakes would want to dis him. After all, Plato’s ideal political system consisted of a communistic society of drones held on a tight leash and lorded over by philosopher-kings (sort of multiple Platos, or would that be Platai?), which is pretty much the wet dream of every budding student leftie fascist like the officers of the SOAS student union. In fact, somewhat paraphrasing Karl Popper, I would call Plato the ur-patron saint (secular, of course) of totalitarians. SOAS anti-colonialists should erect a statue to him, not want to banish him from the curriculum.