What A Racket – Paying For Indoctrination

William Penn

It’s back to school time, and the stories of liberal professors indoctrinating their students are already coming out. Higher education has become such a racket. Parents and students are paying big bucks for progressive indoctrination. Forget critical thinking skills so the students can make up their own minds. Does simple logic even make into the classroom these days?

The latest example is a professor at MSU who was recorded by a student that had the wits to realize something was wrong.

A professor at Michigan State University (MSU) opened the first day of his creative writing class on Thursday by bashing Mitt and Ann Romney and ranting against “old Republicans” who he says “raped” the country, according to a student who made a secret recording of the class.

The eight-minute secretly recorded video also reveals Prof. William S. Penn bullying a student who apparently disagreed with his Democratic politics and arguing that Republicans want to prevent “black people” from voting.

“If you go to the Republican convention in Florida, you see all of the old Republicans with the dead skin cells washing off them,” said Penn. “They are cheap. They don’t want to pay taxes because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could.”

“They don’t want to pay for your tuition because who are you? Well, to me you are somebody,” he continued. (Read More)

It gets worse from there. Now remember, this is a creative writing professor. What the heck does politics have to do with creative writing? I guess if you’re a nasty liberal creative writing professor everything has to do with politics. Just imagine the outcry if this was a conservative professor bashing Democrats. He would have been fired by now.

The Other McCain weighed in on the Kafkaesque indoctrination of our children, and how if not for the student taping this we wouldn’t even know about it.

This only became news because Professor Penn’s psychological brutality was so clumsy and was caught on video. And most students never even notice the indoctrination in college because they have already been indoctrinated through 13 years of public schools. (Fact: Communist Howard Zinn is on the reading list of many high school advanced history classes, as are other radical authors.)

Because this deliberate brainwashing has been going on for decades, very few conservatives are employed as educators. This is not simply a matter a discrimination — although conservatives are deliberately and openly discriminated against, especially in graduate departments in the humanities and social sciences — but also a result of the self-replicating nature of any ideology that gains intellectual hegemony within academia. If an educated person is someone who attends school, and if all schools teach liberalism, within a generation there will be no person who is both “educated” (i.e., holding advanced credentials) and conservative.

Quod erat demonstrandum.

The shift in American educational philosophy — away from the teaching of facts toward the teaching of ideology — was evident as early as 1951, when William F. Buckley published God and Man at Yale. After the radical takeover of campuses in the 1960s, however, this shift became a landslide and, with a few notable exceptions, all American universities are now dominated by radical ideologues.

Read the whole thing.

The only advice I can offer to parents with kids in college, or approaching college age, is to teach them to think for themselves and to question everything. I think the only reason the indoctrination didn’t work on me in college is that I disliked most of my professors. To me, many of them just seemed like a bunch of old has-been hippies, rather than elders who deserved my respect. I mostly ignored what they said and just studied for the tests. That strategy worked pretty well, except for one class where the nutty professor tested us on his kooky lectures rather than the books. It didn’t take long to figure that class out, and it also didn’t take long to figure out which professors had an agenda, which was most of them by the way.