Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog know that I’m one of the many American Liberals who have distanced ourselves from the increasingly demented and outdated Democrats (DemoKKKrats). Call me a Populist or a Socialist or an Anarchist if you must, but I think the terms Liberal and Conservative are being rendered meaningless.
When it comes to what passes for “education” here in America, people my age and younger have been buffeted over and over again by everything that the Western World ever did wrong. If you have an ounce of backbone – which automatically rules out the increasingly conformist cowards who call themselves Liberals – then you eventually reach the point where your own curiosity drives you to examine the history of all other parts of the world.
When you DO look into it you realize that all civilizations and all cultures have ugly elements in their history. You also realize that while the Western World is certainly AS BAD AS other parts of the globe it certainly is not WORSE or more abusive. That is why there is ever-increasing resistance to the simple-minded propaganda that American “educators” (LMFAO) mistake for scholarship.
The Left-Wing Archie Bunkers of the 1960s generation distorted Liberalism into a philosophy that was critical ONLY of the West and distorted the educational system into an intellectually stifling process. Those intolerant buffoons abused their positions as teachers to browbeat their students into agreeing with their many political prejudices.
Those same Left-Wing Archie Bunkers from the 1960s condescendingly think that just because THEY grew up on the absurd fantasy world of Father Knows Best and Leave It To Beaver that it surely means all students walking into their classrooms – at all levels – are just as naïve as they were.
The more you talk to those perpetual adolescents the more you realize that they are even more close-minded than they accuse previous generations of being. If you don’t agree with every bit of their silly worldview in which ONLY the eeeevilll Western Nations are forever in the wrong they all react the same way:
First comes the patronizing assumption that the only reason you don’t consider your own country to be the worst geopolitical entity in history is because you don’t know about various ugly aspects of your country’s past.
Even though BECAUSE OF THEM you were only ever taught the negative aspects of Western Civilization these 1960s burnouts convince themselves – over and over and over again – that you just haven’t been exposed to what they think are “the shocking facts” about Western History. (Those facts shocked THEM when they were young but certainly not any of us in the generations AFTER the 1960s.) Continue reading
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The old saying “Those who CAN – do. Those who CAN’T – teach” is especially relevant given how Left-Wing Archie Bunkers from the 1960s generation distorted America’s educational system. The saying could be modified as “Those who CAN function in the real world and accept the fact that other adults are free to hold whatever opinions they like – DO. Those who CAN’T function in the real world and accept the fact that other adults are free to hold whatever opinions they like – TEACH.”
Well, okay, they don’t “teach” in any real sense of that word. They simply abuse their authority over students to brow-beat them into agreeing with their own political views. Part of this can be blamed on the lack of action taken by the political right.
Trust me, if high schools, colleges and universities ever get to the point where the teachers and administrative staff are roughly 90% or more Republicans instead of the current situation where they are roughly 90% or more Democrats, the political Left in America would have taken action LONG AGO!
Lawsuit after lawsuit after lawsuit would have been launched at the merest HINT of political bias in the curriculum. Terms like “viewpoint discrimination” or “viewpoint harassment” would already be cemented into law. Also, “Viewpoint Diversity Directors” would have been the Left’s latest job-scam and would occupy six-figure per year positions at schools. And the Left would have sold Democrat office-holders on the belief that educational institutions should be open for lawsuits if there is ever any sizable imbalance of political party affiliation in the faculty and administration members.
Left-Wing Archie Bunkers would more than deserve it if things get to the point where the political Right uses their own vile tactics against them and makes it so that all reviews for grant money or such have to be subjected for approval to Viewpoint Diversity officials to make sure American Liberals aren’t letting their many, MANY political prejudices influence who gets research funds and who doesn’t. Hilarious. I would still OPPOSE it, but it would be well-deserved karmic justice. Continue reading
Courtesy of the Alliance Defending Freedom comes this hilarious bracket depicting some of America’s WORST colleges and universities when it comes to Freedom of Expression.
The intolerant fools of the “academic world” (LMFAO) tend to be either Left-Wing Archie Bunkers from the 1960s Generation OR people who had the misfortune of being “educated” (LMFAO) by Left-Wing Archie Bunkers from the 1960s Generation. FOR MORE ON THAT, CLICK HERE
There was a time when Liberals actively supported freedom of expression because they understood it was THE primary freedom from which all other freedoms flowed. The early figures from my own country’s history protected speech with the FIRST Amendment to the Constitution because they knew all too well that ideas that are considered taboo and offensive today might be considered essential truths by future generations.
The forever-hypocritical 1960s generation of American Liberals were all about Free Speech when THEIR ideas were the ones offending people. Once they considered themselves to be comfortably in the cultural, educational and political driver’s seat by the early 1990s they decided they wanted their own already outdated worldview enshrined in stone and presented as THE one true set of values.
The totalitarian asses of the 1960s can’t bear the fact that younger people might have opinions that offend THEM as much as their opinions offended their parents’ generation. Continue reading