« on: May 28, 2008, 07:25:41 AM »
I'm not very
good at thisnerdy...
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I'm not very
good at thisnerdy...
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." -Thomas Jefferson
I just read the article.
It appears that I was correct and you, the guy who tried to pass the article off as disproving the liberal in academia bias, proved it for me.
All I needed to see was the vast number of Obama shirts in class.
The cake was the 'morality' discussions that devolved from our discussions.
Academia is overwhelmingly liberal. The few educators that aren't left leaning or flat out hard core liberals have to be careful how they discuss their ideology lest they be ostracized.
My K professor wrote an excellent paper on the contractual nature of invading or occupying forces and in that paper, he advocated a change in the humanitarian laws involved, basically calling them antiquated, absurd, and the cause of many soldiers injuries unnecessarily.
His paper was the #1 most downloaded law article on the subject in the country.
My school offered no congratulations for this major academic feat. I thanked him and told him that more former servicemen should be heard on the subject.
Here's how it works out:
I was at a BBQ on memorial day and I was speaking to a very liberal woman I know. She was telling me that the reason no one she knew was going out of town for the holiday was because the media kept saying, over and over again, that gas prices were out of control and that it would keep people from traveling. In reality, that same vacation costs about $100 more than it did last year, which isn't nearly enough to discourage people.
So I asked her why she was surprised when the media shapes public opinion.
Just take a look at how the media portrays the war and our President. From day one, the President was a liar, a theif, and a moron. The war is violent and has only produced death. The media ignores the scores of schools that have reopened. They don't report anything positive and as a direct result, most of the country buys it without a second thought. I am friends with some active military personnel, and their attitude is that America was never really at war. Only the military was at war. America was busy trying to villify Bush and impeach the war effort.
And now, after spending months trying to coronate Clinton as the next President, the media has decided that Obama should be king and push his brilliance and legend.
Unfortunately, I still believe the maxim holds true - those who can, do and those who can't, teach. It is far easier to be a professor than hold down a real job and actually perform. This is much of the draw to education for the left leaning and the hardcore liberals and precisely why so few who associate with the right bother to teach at all. They are too busy 'doing' to stop and teach. Nothing is sweeter than sucking at the teat of the educational institutions that have been overrun by left-leaning individuals.
At some of the best law schools, we have hard core hippies from the left teaching kids how and what to think.
One of the leaders of the violent Weather Underground group that is responsible for terrible attacks on innocent people who has NEVER disassociated herself from their criminal activities is now a teacher at Northwestern University School of Law. Her name is Bernardine Dohrn. The fact that she is allowed to teach ANYWHERE is a travesty of our justice system.
my dearest Alton, this thread was hijacked by some overly-serious champion of religions, and I think we are all feeling a little on the defensive as we try to right what was supposed to be a light-hearted discussion about an article.
1) Making discriminatory statements about people based on their religious views is innappropriate and shouldn't be celebrated as a light hearted joke
2) Religion appears to now be okay to ridicule, while other, old targets are now beyond the pale.
Believe me, if this post was about how black people, gay people, women, or any other group was more prone to fail out of law school due to an inability to reason, I would have posted just the same.
You are preparing to be lawyers. As such, I feel that you should represent yourself better than making fun of people because they believe in god.
Why are people writing so much? Seriously, I never read more than four or five sentences of a post. Get real dudes.