The fascist state of the modern American university.


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Link here. The opening paragraphs should chill your bones;

“I can’t have you participate in class anymore.”

I was on my way out of class when my social welfare and policy professor casually called me over to tell me this. The friendliness of her tone did not match her words, and I attempted a shocked, confused apology. It was my first semester at the Hunter College School of Social Work, and I was as yet unfamiliar with the consistent, underlying threat that characterized much of the school’s policy and atmosphere. This professor was simply more open and direct than most.

I asked if I had said or done anything inappropriate or disrespectful, and she was quick to assure me that it was not my behavior that was the problem. No: It was my opinions. Or, as she put it, “I have to give over this information as is.”

I spent the rest of that semester mostly quiet, frustrated, and missing my undergraduate days, when my professors encouraged intellectual diversity and give-and-take. I attempted to take my case to a higher-up at school, an extremely nice, fair professor who insisted that it was in my own best interest not to rock the boat. I was doing well in his class, and I believed him when he told me he wanted me to continue doing well. He explained to me that people who were viewed as too conservative had had problems graduating in the past, and he didn’t want that to happen to me. I thought he was joking .  .  . until I realized he wasn’t.

Read it all. It cites numerous examples in academia where students with dissenting views are threatened with punishment and even expulsion if they dared express those views.

It will also raise the question: Why does anyone send anyone to these schools anymore? The last thing the students are getting is an education.

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5 comments

  • Cotour

    To push against or question the well established welfare state model is to threaten the foundation of dependency that has been fashioned for a whole lot of Codependent people.

    It truly has been turned from a concept that was sold to the general public as a form of compassion and well being for the truly needy into a sick and parasitic monster that has zapped the initiative from the able and has become a life style. And anyone that grows up immersed within it believes that it is “normal” and that is what questioning threatens.

    Its like choosing dark over light. And I do not suggest for one moment that there is no room in our country for compassion or retirement security, even welfare for those who are truly in need, not at all, but the way that this has mutated whether by accident or by design is sick and it threatens our country from the inside.

  • ted

    Why is the current congress permitting one penny of federal funds to go to thee schools?

  • Cotour

    Its for the children.

    Anything that referenced in such a way is allowed without question.

  • Edward

    > The last thing the students are getting is an education.

    Well, that certainly explains why college graduates, these days, are having such a hard time finding jobs that pay well enough to live anywhere other than at mom and dad’s house.

    Instead of getting an education, they seem to be getting an indoctrination.

    The irony, of course, is that professors get tenure specifically so that they may freely speak their minds, so that college campuses can be places where it is allowable to express differing opinions. Now we discover that they do not give the same luxury to their pupils.

  • wodun

    I experienced this type of discrimination in college too, and in several different departments.

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