There have been a lot of ridiculous theories surrounding climate change and global warming, but this one is in a class all its own.
An MIT event presented by Ghassan Hage (a “future generations professor” from the University of Melbourne… whatever that means) debated the question: “Is Islamophobia Accelerating Global Warming?”
The presentation, sponsored by the school’s Global Studies and Languages Department, looked at “an entanglement of two crises, metaphorically related with one being a source of imagery for the other and both originating in colonial forms of capitalist accumulation,” according to an online advertisement for the event.
The description’s air of uber-academic applesauce has been the topic of much online mockery – and confusion. Mediaite said it couldn’t “make heads or tails of it.” Tablet, meanwhile, turned to deriding the subject matter itself, and satirically proposed examining whether anti-Semitism is responsible for the rapid disappearance of the pygmy hippo. Several commenters on Twitter made sure to note they were not linking to spoof newspaper The Onion. Then there were those who said neither global warming nor Islamophobia were real phenomenons.
This is absurd to the point that I actually had to double check to make sure it’s not satire. Progressives are so desperate to link every issue to racism or identity politics, they are just throwing liberal buzzwords to the wall and seeing what sticks.
Pay attention, parents. This is where your hard-earned tuition dollars are going.