I wonder if you've observed similar hysterias, in academia? I know I have. Although, from my perspective, dissonance of this kind seems to percolate wherever large amounts of suffering may be. Because surely, man would have never made the atom bomb, if nearly all was not forgiven in the pursuit of truth. And surely, we would have never acidified our oceans, depleted our O-zones, and caused the extinction of nearly 1000 different species, if nearly all was not forgiven in the pursuit of money. And all of the havoc, and destruction that I just mentioned, is just the result of blind forgiveness. We need not undergo very many thought experiments to envision the sort of chaos that would result if the blind obedience implicit in phrases like "Show me to how think and how to choose" became the mantras of the most capable students in the west.