“Converged” refers to the point where social justice warrior activity takes over as the primary focus of an institution. Many if not most Western Universities are now converged, having replaced education with SJW lunacy.
From UT in America to Oxford in England the trend is horrifying. Vox Day has the solution.
The more an institution converges towards the highest abstract standard of social and distributive justice, the less it is able to perform its primary function.
The public schools can no longer educate, so people are turning to homeschooling. The universities can no longer provide liberal arts educations, so people are becoming technology-assisted autodidacts. The banks no longer loan, the state and local governments no longer provide basic public services, the military does not defend the borders, the newspapers no longer provide news, the television networks no longer entertain, and the corporations are increasingly unable to provide employment.
Even as the institutions have been invaded and coopted in the interests of social justice, they have been rendered unable to fulfill their primary functions. This is the great internal contradiction that the SJWs will never be able to positively resolve, just as the Soviet communists were never able to resolve the contradiction of socialist calculation that brought down their economy and their empire 69 years after Ludwig von Mises first pointed it out. One might call it the Impossibility of Social Justice Convergence; no man can serve two masters and no institution can effectively serve two different functions. The more an institution converges towards the highest abstract standard of social and distributive justice, the less it is able to perform its primary function.
There is no point trying to debate about what the purpose of a university is any longer. The public should stop funding them, their assets should be seized and distributed to the public, and new institutions will rise up to take their place. Nothing of value will be lost in the process, because they’re already not educating anyone anyhow.
It’s fascinating to see how quickly allowing women to attend the elite universities destroyed an institution that was centuries old. One would think someone, somewhere, would eventually notice that the same pattern is playing out again, and again, and again in a wide variety of institutions, from the men’s clubs to the churches.
It’s not a radical solution. It’s a logical solution. If you blow out a car tire, you get rid of that tire. It has become useless for its intended purpose. So it is with the schools.
Young people will benefit dramatically from not having $200,000 in funny money student loan debts. Electronic alternatives are already taking over the new digital classrooms. And NCAA felon ball can be reorganized and privatized into a minor league of sorts for the NFL.
That dream is over. Wake up.