1. Leftism is so pervasive, that if applied to any other way of looking at life, it would be widely recognized as a form of brainwashing! Image a person who attended only fundamental Christian schools from preschool through graduate school, who never saw a secular, let alone anti-Christian, film, and who only read religious books. Most would say that they had been brainwashed. Yet, we regularly find individuals who only attended secular liberal schools from preschool through college, watched or listened to only Left-of-center television, movies, music, and had essentially no exposure to religious or conservative ideas. Brainwashed? Of course not! Liberals are open-minded!!! The irony here is that the denial itself shows how very effective the brainwashing has been. Now, Christians or Jews who have rarely been exposed to secular ideas and values would readily acknowledge same. It is only those on the Left who fool themselves into believing that they have been exposed to all points of view. Prager, Still The Best Hope, chapter two. 2. Universities have become to Liberalism what a Christian seminary is to Christianity. The difference is that Christian seminaries acknowledge their purpose, to produce committed Christians. a. The purpose of a university should be to make a son as unlike his father as possible. The University's Part in Political Life (13 March 1909) in PWW (The Papers of Woodrow Wilson) 19:99. 3. Now, while the indoctrination by universities is thorough and complete it is not permanent. This is the meaning of 'If you are not a liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you are not Conservative by 40, you have no brain'. Therefore, what is required to maintain the miasma, the haze of Liberalism, is the media. The media is the wall against which most folks bounce their search for Truth. In the Golden Days of Liberal control of the media, there was the Cronkite-Chancellor-Reasoner Cartel. In this top-down system for determining the Truth, it was handed out by a very few networks and a handful of national newspapers. Cronkite went so far as to end any debate, each night with And thats the way it is. a. Cronkite was a big believer in the powers of centralization, that the smartest people could get into a room and solve all the worlds problems. b. Cronkite: It seems to many of us that if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government patterned after our own government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace. To do that, of course, we Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty. That would be a bitter pill. It would take a lot of courage, a lot of faith in the new order. Remarks on Accepting the 1999 Norman Cousins Global Governance Award - World Beyond Borders c. Frank Zappa saw this top-down journalistic Truth for what it was: They walk in the door seeking a method by which they can reinforce conclusions they've already arrived at. Zappa Family regains control of Frank's Catalog!! - Furthur Community Forum 4. Why so many in the profession lean Left? The radicals [of the 60's] were not likely to go into business or the conventional practice of the professions. They were part of the chattering class, talkers interested in policy, politics, culture. They went into politics, print and electronic journalism, church bureaucracies, foundation staffs, Hollywood careers, public interest organizations, anywhere attitudes and opinions could be influenced. And they are exerting influence. Robert H. Bork, Slouching Toward Gomorrah, p. 51 But the spell is wearing off....fewer watch the nightly news, and fewer yet the newspapers. 5. In 1987 a group of conservative news junkies started the Media Research Center. The same year, the Reagan administration repealed the Fairness Doctrine. A year later, Rush Limbaugh began his wildly successful radio show. And in 1996, Matt Drudge appeared. The internet: the final battleground.