An addendum to Altitude Zero’s comment on the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution:
If you think the current sexual harassment witch hunt is fun when politicians and media dweebs are the targets, you’re going to bust a gut when the hysteria hits the ivory tower. For decades now, our public schools and especially our universities have been training Red Guards — in my not-inconsiderable experience, quite successfully. Each new class is louder, dumber, meaner, and more fanatical than the last.
There will be more politicians ruined, of course, but this is just the Hundred Flowers phase of our Cultural Revolution. Y’all have no idea what goes on behind ivy-covered walls*… but I guarantee you, you’re about to find out. Go long on popcorn futures.
*Nor do I, I hasten to add — at least as a participant. I don’t even hear all that much, being both antisocial and far removed from the main sources of drama. But if even half of what I have heard is true…
… and I suspect that most of it is, plus fifty times more that I haven’t heard of. It’s gonna be a hoot.