Just one more thing I just found:
The membership and funding for the MLA kept dropping until suddenly this fund popped up:
It raised a lot of money and turned the MLA's fundraising balance from a drop of 24.6% one year to an increase of about 30% the next year.
They list this as part of their activities:
EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT
[This sounds good but remember that all these non-profit humanities departments that say who gets into grad school or gets hired are dominated by liberals and they are not tolerant of dissent.]
[NOTE: All of these positions are pretexts trying to protect the tenure system, which is a systematically abusive labor system.]
MLA BENEFIT FOR THE HUMANITIES
I came across this in my research into the Modern Language Association:The MLA supported the event by paying transportation expenses for members from states whose legislators represented key votes on support for humanities funding. MLA member Jessica Winston, professor of English and chair of the Department of History at Idaho State University, kindly agreed to fly out to meet with the Idaho delegation. I met with staffers from the offices of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) as well as accompanying the Pennsylvania team on their visits. Winston met with staffers from the offices of Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Representatives Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Raúl Labrador (R-ID). In addition, she and other advocates met with Senator James Risch (R-ID).It comes from the 2019 annual report. How on earth did the academic left get these Republicans to sign on to a $2 million increase in NEH funding the same year Trump called for its defunding? And there have been no efforts to compel them to fix their political bias because every time we talk about the bias in these organizations, we get another speech in Congress from Ben Shapiro or Robbie George about how we need to refrain from telling these taxpayer-funded entities what to do.------, is there anyone out there who might want to form a task force that is serious about forcing the Republican-controlled Senate and Trump's Dept. of Education to start defunding these people?
It is so infuriating sometimes I do not even want to read about this but I think it's crucial we do something during Trump's last 2 years. I admire a lot of the conservative activists but we have to face the fact that they are not getting anywhere with the model of activism we have been using. (See here: https://www.
americanthinker.com/articles/ 2018/11/the_education_issue_ for_2020_get_off_the_path_of_ least_resistance.html ).I was one of the 140 scholars who signed the support of Trump. I have gotten into the large meetings of the faith in education group under the White House. If we don't act now we're missing a huge chance.Do you know anyone who thinks the way I do who might want to do something?
Let me know.God bless,Bobby