University is about education, not indoctrination, right? Wrong. After spending four grueling years earning my English degree, I discovered that most of the valuable and verifiable information I learned was when I did research outside of the fermenting halls of cesspit Marxism.
As a Russian and a Ukrainian, I spent most theoretical lectures wondering why Karl Marx was still being preached to students who generally have no clue about world history. What about collectivization? What about gulags and pogroms?
After graduating, I had a discussion with a friend who is still in university. She was shocked when I told her that Stalin built his regime off of Lenin’s foundation. After all, her professor said Lenin was not a bad guy and that Russians worshipped him because he was just so great. Apparently, only Stalin alone was the problem. Admittedly, her professor said communism never worked, except in the small country Cuba. Apparently Cuba has high literacy rates, and that is why communism can be good for people. I answered by explaining freedom of speech was curbed by chucking dissidents into rotting festering gulags. Shock abounded.
What I learned from my four years of university indoctrination and from analyzing the experiences of other students is that professors have a pretty clear political agenda. If a professor has a leftist view, that should not alter how they teach a course. All sides should be shown, but unfortunately, this does not happen. Too many classes only provide one perspective: Bush is a moron, so let’s read plays about the ridiculous Bush administration; let’s read about stereotypical hick soldiers with nothing between their shoulders but fluff and cobwebs; Israel is an apartheid state so let’s watch films where Jewish people condemn themselves as murderers. University is so predictable.
Professors appear to want debate. To be fair, they do let students speak. However, I remember viewing a play called Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza by Caryl Churchill. In the play, Israelis question how they should tell their children about the abuses Israel has heaped onto Palestinians. One notable example was when an Israeli laughed as the Israeli police beat innocent Palestinians. The professor gave no context. She even admitted she left out context after I told her that the play was anti-Semitic. Professors want students to debate each other, but they only give students materials that are one-sided, and thus, they have the advantage over what students are given the opportunity to learn.
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