We all know how useless many of our public schools have become, but have you examined the things that are now delivered as “education” in our publicly-funded universities? You might believe the worst of had been confined to the elite schools of the Northeast, but in fact, leftists have taken over nearly all the country’s universities and colleges, from the large bustling campuses to the tiny community colleges in middle America. My adult daughter attends a community college, as she works to finish her degree, but the problem is that even in our small town, the liberals are running the community college. In a history class this week, she was taught that capitalism is bad, that unions are good, and that socialism is good for workers, and all of this in the context of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. Too many paying adults throw their money too casually to the institutions of “higher learning” in which their children are propagandized in the destruction of their own beliefs.
My daughter prides herself on the fact that she confronts these sorts of things. A few semesters ago, she got herself into some trouble for contesting another history professor’s malevolently biased portrayal of historical events, and worst of all, doing so in the classroom setting. The professor, unaccustomed to being challenged by students, was dumbfounded and became angry in typical leftist fashion. It resulted in a bit of an issue that wound up before the Dean and ultimately led to a withdrawal from the class and a refund of tuition for it. These thuggish professors continue to shove their left-wing views down our kids’ throats, and almost nobody is there who can or will challenge them. When somebody does challenge them, they bully, cajole, and mock, and hope to swing the class to their support, essentially hoping to shut down any dissent or questioning that may go on.
There is an answer, and in the name of justice, and all that is good in the world, I for one will pursue it, but I want to suggest to you that you consider the same action. We of more experience and knowledge should enroll in classes, basic history, government, and economic classes we’ve taken before, and sit in those classes with the specific goal of challenging very leftist talking-point of the professor. It would help to know in advance which are the leftist professors, but even if you throw darts at a class schedule, you’re likely to land on a leftist, because they constitute the vast bulk of professors. When the summer term begins, I am going to see about enrolling in such a class, and I have the professors all picked out. It will cut down on my blogging two nights per week, but it will certainly give me more about which to blog.
Somebody must oppose these people. They’ve been wrecking the political understanding of our children for generations, and if we are to have any hope of stopping the bleeding, we must do it here. This is where the propaganda is hammered in, and it’s why we’ve lost control of our culture. It’s been a long while since I’ve sat in a college classroom, and even then, since I went to college as a well-informed adult, I intimidated professors by virtue of the fact that in my early thirties, I was more than willing as a husband, father, businessman, and employee to challenge whatever a college professor might say if I suspected it was biased or false. Now, nearing fifty years of age, I am not only willing, able, and informed for the chore, but now I know fully how they have been abusing their tenure, and I look at it as sport.
The college professors who infect our universities with their leftist bilge had better worry if this sport catches on. Rather than mocking conservatives, the free market, and the rest of American culture, for once, we have every chance to turn tables on them. I hope you’ll find time to do similar in your own communities, and join me in starting upon our long road back.