Insanity much? Talk about your “Nutty Professor!”
real problem with the “modern American university” is that it “is a right-wing
institution,” according to Asheesh Kapur Siddique, an assistant professor of
history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
recent article for that august journal of current events, Teen Vogue, Siddique
wrote, “The right’s dominance of academia and its reign over universities is
destroying higher education, and the only way to save the American university
is for students and professors to take back control of campuses.”
says that university boards of trustees are “stacked with members from
corporate backgrounds” and, therefore, lean right. Yes, like those heading
corporations such as Coke,
American Airlines, Nike, Amazon, Google, and Twitter?
To say this is a preposterous statement does
not begin to do it justice. Everyone, even the
French, can agree that American higher education is entirely owned and
run by far left idealogues. Survey after survey shows that 90-97% of the
professors themselves admit to being liberal/progressive/left leaning.
Virtually the same percentage admit they vote exclusively for Democrats.
Virtually the same percentage of political donations made by those employed by
the vast majority of universities go to Democrats and Democrat-supporting
organizations. Multiculturalism, cancel culture, “wokeism,” identity politics
and now critical race theory are ubiquitous on college campuses. Students are
not so much educated as indoctrinated. SAT and ACT scores are out. Social
justice warring is in. Conservatives are either not invited to speak on
campuses or chased off of them if they dare to show up.
that the “real problem” with American universities is that they are right-wing
institutions is akin to saying the “real problem” with the Holocaust was that
it was so pro-Jewish. Or that the real problem with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is
that it was comprised of Northern, black-loving abolitionists. (Or that the
real problem with ABC’s “The View” is that the hosts are too erudite and
is simply employing an extreme version of a common tactic of those on the left:
projection-- accusing their opponents of being what they in fact are. In this
case to stymie efforts by some parents and conservatives to reign in the
ever-increasing dominance of Marxist propaganda and anti-American sentiment on
college campuses across the fruited plain.