University Political Bias In Hiring

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    http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2005/08/26/johnson

    So much more, this is a beginning...

     
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    To think, these are the people teaching our children.

    And the Irony of it is that they are teaching nothing but hate.
     
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    If these people were teaching 'our children' I wouldn't be as concerned. When my kids were in grade school or high school, even with teen angst, I knew they reflected my beliefs. I could influence with words like 'misguided but meaning well' and why.

    However these folks are getting our young adults, not quite out of teen angst, but certain they know more than their parents and very susceptible to 'better educated and authoratative' professors. I have a couple of friends, who I'm pretty sure are democrats for the most part. An MD and lawyer, they are concerned at what their daughter came home discussing politically from Northwestern, not a 'hotbed' of liberalism, but still quite far to the left.
     
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    And I can't think of a reason to have a single Marxist professor. Anyone who believes in a failed system doesn't have the brains or judgement to teach my child anything.

    Also, after four years of being treated unfairly and like a pariah as students, why would Conservatives be drawn to higher academia?

    You know, I give up one these ass-clowns.

    (Sorry for the crudeness, but it is one of my favorite phrases from the movie Office Space, and it fits these people so well...)
     
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    The Left not only dominates our college campuses, but the psychological and legal professions as well.

    When you consider that, the current state of affairs shouldn't surprise anyone. I once read that 85% of married couples who go into marriage counselling get divorced, if that statement is true, it's astonishing. That is, until you consider the attitude that many in the psychological profession have concerning marriage. To them, marriage is an institution that helps to oppress women. So, if you believe that, why bother saving marriages?

    Considering the legal profession, it is no wonder that divorce and litigation are so common. Both are used by that profession, not only to benefit itself, but to achieve that social ideal of the Left --- the redistribution of wealth in society.

    Of course, then why not indoctrinate the educated masses to accept, without question, that western society is inherently evil, that oppression exists in every married household, that "the rich" are hording wealth and that poverty can be eliminated by taking it from them and giving it to the historically oppressed e.g. blacks, women and others? That is the job of the intelligenzia of this country.

    Of course, other professions are also being targeted by the Left. For instance, many corporations now have "diversity councils" and teach "diversity". What is the purpose of that? Discrimination on the basis of race, sex and, unofficially, sexual orientation are already illegal. Blacks no longer sit in the back of the bus, women have achieved equal opportunity, our society has become tolerant of homosexuals. So what purpose does this push for diversity serve? Again, to advance the agenda of the Left. It isn't enough for the Left that our society has already achieved equality under the law and equal opportunity for all (as if the Left actually cares about such things).... people in all professions must now be indoctrinated into believing that oppression exists in every office, that women, blacks and gays are routinely oppressed, even now. And of course, that the only salvation to this is through liberal (i.e. socialist) ideology.

    And how is this social utopia to be achieved? Through socialism! By increasing the role of government in peoples' lives, by increasing taxation in order to ensure that no one becomes "too rich" and that wealth is redistributed.

    Furthermore, one has to consider that no democracy is possible without the existence of a middle class. However, if socialism is the aim of the Left, then there shouldn't be ANY class of people, except one homogeneous proletariat. So dismantling the middle class through the abolition of its value system is also important to the Left. Marriage, the acquisition and accumulation of wealth through the "work ethic" and self reliance are cornerstone values of the middle class. And, as we see on a daily basis, all are under attack by the Left.

    However, when countries that practice socialism achieve their aim of abolishing the middle class, all that remains is a small, exclusive group of the party elite while the rest of society is impoverished (North Korea and Cuba come to mind). No country or society that has practiced socialism has ever been able to do it successfully. That is not because they didn't "try hard enough", or because capitalists conspired to undermine their efforts. No, socialism is a bad idea.... period. It does not work, and any society that takes up the socialist mantle does so at its own peril. Yet, the Left, like that old chestnut says, refuse to learn from history and, by doing so, are condemned to repeat it, again and again.
     
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    “Many conservatives,” the Pitt professors mused, “may deliberately choose not to seek employment at top-tier research universities because they object, on philosophical grounds, to one of the fundamental tenets undergirding such institutions: the scientific method.”

    Yeah, 'cause if there's one thing I attribute to liberals, it's unrelenting adherence to facts. Who are these guys kidding? If we genuinely came up with theories and tested them -- regardless of what the outcome was -- free market economies would beat controlled economies, traditional families would beat "alternative" families, military strength would beat military weakness, and so on down the road. So "the scientific method" ain't really what liberals are after. It's the hate-whitey method. Liberalism is about jealousy of the smart, the strong and the beautiful. It's about pushy, ugly, obnoxious people who just can't freakin' stand the idea that some are taller and some will make more money.
     

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