Students: Run from These Universities!
August 12, 2013
The road to “miseducation” in American, Canadian, and British universities is paved with bad intentions. Universities used to be places where youth with almost blank minds could have discussions, deliberations, and debates enabling them to form their policies, practices, and politics for a lifetime. But those days are long gone and today’s schools don’t plan to really educate students. Public instruction equals pedagogic indoctrination! The result is a society that has fallen in love with ugliness, incivility, anger, mediocrity, illicit sex, and death. Young people should not be exposed to all that in the name of education and pay exorbitant sums for the “privilege”!
Universities are almost held in reverence, a reverence that is not justified. The basic message emanating from most secular universities: “People of color are automatic victims; whites are villains and should feel guilty for undeserved white privileges. Homosexuality is commendable and abhorring that behavior is contemptible. Minorities have privileges that no one else has and to question their special treatment is prima facie evidence of bigotry. America is a selfish, evil nation taking advantage of poor people everywhere.” Every parent can expect their children to be taught such balderdash at all state colleges, Ivy League universities, and many Christian universities. Plus the education received will be third rate and would not have been acceptable in the average high school 50 years ago!
Dr. Walter Williams wrote about an English professor’s comment: “One of the items that I assigned was a two-page essay that described a favorite vacation or holiday. One college student turned in two pictures drawn with crayon depicting the beach. When I gave her a failing grade, she was indignant and said that she put a great deal of work into the pictures. When I told her that she did not do the assignment and that she was supposed to write an essay, she said, ‘But I don’t know what an essay is!’” That was a college student not an elementary student!
At America’s major 55 liberal arts universities it was found that 98 percent could identify rap “artist” Snoop Doggy Dogg and Beavis and Butt-Head, but only 34 percent knew George Washington was the general at the battle of Yorktown. It’s time to arouse from sleep and get your students out of those schools before they become lazy, lobotomized losers for a lifetime.
Parents and students need to know what a college has to offer before writing that tuition check. The core subjects will usually be offered (but don’t count on it) but remember that the school is in the business of selling worthless degrees. So the courses offered will run the gamut–soup to nuts, with an emphasis on the nuts.
American universities have trashed or minimized core subjects and emphasize “Black Studies,” “Disability Studies,” “Queer Body Politics,” “Men’s Studies,” (at about 100 universities), and “Whiteness Studies.” David Horowitz says: “Black studies celebrates Blackness, Chicano studies celebrates Chicanos, Women’s studies celebrates women, and white studies attacks white people as evil.” Are you funding that?
Oh, I forgot to mention a big deal, “Fat Studies,” and one school offers classes in “Buffyology” which is the study of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Educators a hundred years ago would blush in shame and think me an unreliable gasbag to suggest that any college would be so trivial, tasteless, and trashy. Oh, but it gets worse, much worse. You can take classes on Harry Potter and Elvish–the language of “Lord of the Rings.” Maybe students can learn to say “No” in Elvish to outrageous courses.
CarnegieMellon Universitystudents will study “Sex and Death.” They will decide “whether we need to liberate death now that (maybe) we have figured sex out.” I’m not sure how we can “liberate death” but I’m pleased to know that someone has “figured sex out.” After these academic “how to” courses dealing with sex, someone should have done so by now.
Obviously, sex is a major concern at these schools but another major concern is race and Marxism. A good example is Occidental College (where our President attended) that offers “The Unbearable Whiteness of Barbie: Race and Popular Culture in the United States.” They also explore ways in “which scientific racism has been put to use in the making of Barbie [and] to an interpretation of the film The Matrix as a Marxist critique of capitalism.” Everyone has been wondering about that. I wonder if I could audit that course!
AmherstCollege in Massachusetts offers the class “Taking Marx Seriously: Should Marx be given another chance?” Students in this course are asked if Marxism still has any “credibility” left. Did Marx ever have any credibility? If so, with whom? Now there’s a course I could get excited about! If people had taken Marx seriously during the nineteenth century, millions of people would not have been butchered and enslaved all over the world. However, I doubt seriously that the professor will deal with that aspect of Marx. Wonder why?
Other mindless courses are taught such as University of California’s “The Psychology of the Lesbian Experience,” Harvard University’s “Marxist Concepts of Racism,” Alfred University’s “Nip, Tuck, Perm, Pierce, and Tattoo: Adventures with Embodied Culture,” John Hopkins University’s “Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ancient Egypt.” I should stop but it continues so I will: University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill); “Canine Cultural Studies”; while Harvard has “I Like Ike, But I Love Lucy”; and the reputable George Mason University offers “Hip-Hop: Beats, Rhyme and Culture”; and Georgetown’s “Bible and Horror” seems to be a sure winner. Of course the current day horror is in the “miseducation” in these major universities.
Could this be why Today’s College Students and Yesteryear’s High School Grads reported that “Contemporary college seniors scored on average little or no higher than the high-school graduates of a half-century ago on a battery of 15 questions assessing general cultural knowledge.” Weep America, weep and stop supporting “miseducation.”
Thoughtful, concerned, dedicated students should run from these universities like their hair is on fire. They should run, not walk, as fast as possible from such “schools of higher learning.” In fact, if my child even looked at one of their catalogs, I would nail him in a barrel and feed him through a hole once a day–with thanks to Mark Twain!
Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives; ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis, wrote columns for USA Today
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