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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Indoctrination Season is Upon Us

Well, it's that time of year again. College students are back in their university indoctrination programs and professors are busy at work undercutting the gains of the summer's conservative populous uprising.
Color me thrilled.

As I walked through Boston University's campus the other day, I happened to look up at some dorm windows of the Warren Towers to see a message stenciled out in post-it notes: "Sarah Palin is a man." How quaint.

I couldn't help but wonder what kind of foaming-at-the-mouth outrage would have ensued had the note said, "Michelle Obama is a man." No doubt, the student would have been labeled a racist in BU's Daily Free Press, and found himself shunned by the whole of BU's student body. But, instead, this attack was on Sarah Palin, so it's ok.

In my very first class of the semester, one of my professors (whom I happen to like by the way) made a verbal blunder and issued the gratuitous, "I sounded like Bush there for a second" punchline, which was of course received by uproarious laughter.

Funny... I was unaware that George W. Bush was the only president in history to make rhetorical errors. Someone should inform President Obama that America now has 57 states and, while you're at it, get Joe Biden that White House "website number," stat!

When talking about the history of journalism and communication in another class, a professor fretted, "Can you imagine what today's media would have said about Lincoln? 'He's not an American citizen!'" Again, the potshot was received with mindless guffawing.

Apparently, the MSM have succeeded in convincing everyone that the "Birther" issue is an illogical, racist movement claiming that Obama is not a citizen. I've debunked this spin of the eligibility issue before. Who knew that wanting your president to prove his Constitutional eligibility was racist? I'm sure everyone who petitioned John McCain on his natural born status as a Panama Canal Zone-born American will be relieved to know their white cloaks are in the mail.

There must be a teacher's handbook somewhere that says, "When in need of a cheap laugh, attack Republicans." I suppose the professors assume it's a safe environment for their bias. Afterall, Republicans are all uneducated, so there couldn't possibly be any in the classroom to get offended. Right?

I even had a professor "out" me as a Republican in class the other day, noting that it made me "special." Of course this is the same professor who, last semester, clapped when a Chinese student proclaimed herself to be a "proud communist" yet scorned when I said I had recently registered for the GOP.

With Obama on the ropes in almost every regard, I expect New York Times and MSNBC talking points to work their way into class lectures, as they did during the election last year. Did you know that Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from her house? What an idiot! Never mind the fact that it was Tina Fey who coined that phrase, and not Palin. Oh the things I've learned in college...

The very worst part about being a Conservative in college is the expectation that I have to somehow detach myself from what liberals perceive to be the standard-bearing, racist, ignorant, ill-informed conservative stereotype - as if it's up to them to decide whether or not I am worthy of warming a seat in "their" classroom. If I don't want to make waves and be ostracized, I must prove I'm a "good" conservative by denouncing liberal misconceptions of what a conservative really is... it's like I go to class every day to battle whits with Casper the friendly ghost. It's like people are shocked that I don't want to burn gays and minorities at the stake. Who knew?!

These college liberals are so immersed in their left-of-center culture that it's unfathomable to them that any logical, educated person could possibly disagree with them. If they see a poll which says the majority of the country disagrees with them, the poll must be illegitimate or Americans are just too "stupid" for their own good.

If a Democrat gets wrapped up in a scandal, you'll likely never hear a word about it in class unless it's an attempt to undercut the severity of the issue. If a Republican gets caught up in a scandal, it's presented in class as proof that Republicans are corrupt and falling apart.

If a study or report gets issued and its findings conflict with liberal dogma (like, oh... the multiple CBO reports which say Obamacare will bankrupt the nation), the conductors of the study are either attacked or ignored. After all, without ad hominem attacks, liberals might have to deal with those pesky statistics from all the major polling agencies which say that Americans disagree with Obama on almost every major issue and that Conservatives actually comprise the largest ideological group in America, two-times the size of self-identified liberals.

To step into a college classroom, particularly one in Boston, is to stumble down the rabbit hole into a world where Che Guevara was a humanitarian and Communism "looks good on paper." I cannot wait for my graduate studies to conclude so that I may rejoin the majority of Americans in the real world. For the time being, however, I guess I'll just have to continue kicking the crap out of Casper.

Market place of ideas my ass...


Anonymous said...

glad to hear you're spending your hard earned dollars in a university indoctrination program.

you know, there are places where the vast-left-wing-conspiracy-theorists can go without feeling like an orphan. regent? liberty?

but thanks anyway for spending your money and time in the most staunchly democratic state in the union.

C.C. said...

While I can fully appreciate the stress of being a lonely conservative in a classroom full of liberals, it's not fair to label the entire system of higher education in America as being nothing more than a system of "indoctrination programs". While the above comment notes two of the more extremely conservative schools (Regent and Liberty), there are certainly a slew of other universities around the nation that have a reputation for leaning right. By speaking so broadly, you succumb to the very fault you ascribe to the liberal classmates you seem to despise so much: if you don't want them to instantly lump you into the "burning gays at the stake" category, you shouldn't instantly assume that just because they ascribe to liberal politics, they all necessarily suspect you in this way.

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