Linking Differential Equations to what?!


I was born and spent more than a half of my life in the former USSR, graduating from a state university, and then working for various scientific institutions. It goes without saying that most of the aspects of the Soviet life were heavily ideologized: even after Stalin, during the final more soft decades of the Evil Empire. However almost nobody accepted the propaganda and intrusion of the ideology at its face value. More importantly, the natural science and mathematics were speared from the propaganda: the hard science was not abused for promotion of ideological whims of the party.


Now imagine my shock, when here, in America of all places, I received an invitation to contribute a mathematical paper for a special issue of the CODEE Journal1 dedicated to ...

Linking Differential Equations to Social Justice and Environmental Concerns



Here are a few proposals I sent at their request.


Dear Secretary,

In reply to your 
persistent invitation of papers for this special issue, here are several proposals.


1) When I hear the words "Social justice", my hand rushes for my Glock. Shortening of the delay of this reflex as a function of the growing occurrence of this phrase.   

2) "Make America straight again": a new linear model for propagation of hate.  

3) Isomorphism between diversity and perversity.

4) White guilt still lags behind the white privilege. More effective affirmative action for elimination and reversal of this lag. 

5) Re-distribution of wealth as a result of the Social justice applied to the function of Normal Distribution.

6) The fractional dimension of the safe space as a consequence of its fractal boundaries in a fragile mental environment.  

7) The micro aggression as violation of the Social Justice at a new type of special points: the "regular" singularities. 

8) Inequalities as a legacy of injustice in Mathematics. Elimination of inequalities and transfer to
mathematics with equalities only .

9) Whiteness in Mathematics as an obstacle for people of color - with the example of the problems of 4 colors.

10) Is the straight line full of hate and therefore does not belong to eunuchoid geometry?

11) A new due process for the era of Social Justice: Progressive movements are considered innocent until and after full destruction of the nation. 

Alexander Gofen



1. CODEE Journal  (Consortium for Ordinary Differential Equations Education).
https://www.math.hmc.edu/~dyong/codee-special-issue.pdf