We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We come now to a subject not previously allowed to be discussed--the communist party on campus. And, if you choose to look at this group of people, who are often referred to as Red Diaper babies, you will be led to another group that has had a very powerful influence. You can link on "Red Diaper communists here"
But, you will not find a link to a community referred to in back rooms as the "Red Diaper Jewish Community". You will however often find themselves referring to themselves as this. Here are some folks you need to see. The first is the link to a mother--yes, a mother. This woman is the mother of David Coleman who is the creator of the "Common Core Curriculum". Sounds good doesnt' it--common core--a demand for rigor. However, this design is a political compromise (more on this later). Here's mommy--you will note that she was a part of the Chicago group who orchestrated the riots in 1968.
Here's another: President, or president elect, or person closest to the presidency for more than 15 years. The AAUP has never persecuted a liberal college, in fact Mr. nelson went to extreme lengths to protect Antioch University from charges of fraud and to not allow the brutal abuse of non-tenured faculty to come to a discussion among the AAUP--his connect? Why, he is an alumni of course, also out of the same Chicago group of communists. Mr. Nelson has on numerous occasions persecuted Christian schools, or conservative faculty. All in the name of academic freedom--but, it's only freedom if you think his way about politics. Criminal charges should have been brought against this man. Here's Cary Nelson:
Then we also have the very strong and vocal Red Diaper community in Yellow Springs OH. A community that grew up around the original Antioch campus. You know-- the same people that invited/demanded that the African American cop killer be invited to give the keynote speech at graduation.
All of the above were young members of the same crowd that Bill Ayers was a part of. The originators of ACCORN, the . . .
Barrister--if you need me to forward more articles I will send them to FIRE--let me know if you want them. Tell me how to address the package.
When seeing an embedded video at blogs that I frequent, I always glimpse at the overall length before watching. 44 minutes is generally well beyond my attention span. However, having read the Preface and Introduction of the study that Peter Wood co-authored, I started watching. This fellow drew me in and I could not stop until the end. "Barrister" and other commenters are correct: it's an understatement to say Peter Wood is smart. As an engineering student, I was "trained", whereas a true Liberal Arts program of study is an "Education". I wish I had studied more of the humanities that were available to me when I was in school, when, in the early '70s, students at my school (Virginia Tech) tended to be insulated from the negative influences of which Peter Wood spoke so eloquently. Thanks for posting. I'm sending the link to everyone on my email list.
Yes. There has been a transvaluation of values. America’s colleges—not just its elite colleges—should reflect and reinforce the morality of the overwhelming majority of Americans. That morality is anti-Christian, anti-traditional, anti-American, anti-Semitic, etc.
Life’s tough. The old times and values are dead. People refused to defend them. What the Communists/Democrats/Left label racism, sexism, fascism, homophobia will not return.
If we do not voluntarily celebrate the death of Capitalism, Liberty, Humanism, and all the good of the past, we will do so when the public ceremonies of celebration are mandatory.
Lately I have seen large—really large—banners at sporting events demanding people Hate Homophobia. Homophobia, the belief that homosexuality is wrong, and Hate, the four-letter correct term for diversity.