Saturday, July 24, 2010

The totalitarian wish

In response to my posting a nostalgic song by Merle Haggard, an anonymous reader tells me to get out of education. She (I'm going to follow stereotypes and assume she is a she) didn't say, "You need to be fair, Ron. Show all sides of an issue to your students. Keep your own gripes out of it." Her call was for me to get out. Such a demand reveals the totalitarian wish--typical of the liberal attitude toward education (It's a sad joke that these people are called "liberals"). Almost total domination of schools by the Left is not enough for this women. She would have fit right in with the Nazi education purges. It's not enough to have 95 percent of educators Nazis. We won't rest until every last Communist and Jew is run out.

Well, ma'am, rest easy. Every one of the administrors above me would love to show the door to any subordinate who expresses opinions like I do on this blog.  Like any good resident at the Gulag, I do as I'm told. My liberal colleagues can indoctrinate kids with almost anything they care to. For (a mild) example, how whites are evil for displacing Indians, like you said. There are liberals who try to be neutral in the classroom, but many use their authority to brainwash unsuspecting youths. I've taught for 15 years and have met a few conservative educators. None--I repeat none--takes anything but a neutral approach to teaching. Some do it out of principle; others to avoid termination. So relax--your fellow liberals have got the concentration camp under control.          

3 comments:

Saint Louis said...

Maybe she and her friends should do us all a favor and get out of the country.

Also, it should be noted that what the left wants is not really "education" but social engineering. They don't want to help young minds mature and think critically (since then those minds might question the orthodoxy). They want to pervert them.

As you said in another post, these people see politics as war, and total war at that. They don't just want to win; they want to annihilate their opponents.

Bill said...

Why should they leave the country? It's their country now. There is no institution they don't control utterly.

Just look at our host claiming (no, not claiming, rather taking entirely for granted) that there would be something terribly wrong with running all the Communists out of the universities. And he's a certifiable right wing nut by contemporary American standards.

Anonymous said...

Evolution and natural selection is taking place behind the leftist's back, below their level of awareness.

Just when they think they've got it all sewn up, BAM! Evolution takes them out 1, 2, 3.

It's cruel, in a way. They took great pains to grab control of all those institutions over all those decades. But it's just the way it goes. Nothing personal.