I took a seminar about Natives in America and Canada. I spent hours reading about stereotypical white people harassing and belittling Natives. Somehow everything is the fault of the white people, as if the term “white” is not as homogenous as calling all Natives “Indians.” Catholicism and Christianity were blamed for everything that was wrong with the Natives. If Natives act aggressive and protest, we have only ourselves to blame.
Professors have a horrible pattern of only giving students leftist materials. Karl Marx is a popular theorist on many an English syllabi. American imperialism or the American Empire is also another favourite topic in English and Cultural Studies courses. I did a presentation on Rang de Basanti, an Indian film about violent revolution. The professor commented she could not understand why people could think Canada was a peaceful place when we live in a violent country. She compared the G8 Summit in Toronto to the abuse people all over the world receive in totalitarian regimes. Professors like to compare totalitarian regimes to Americanism.
To be fair, I had one professor who openly admitted he thought Marx actually hated humans because he saw them as machines who could not think for themselves. He told his students that if he wanted to buy a big screen TV, it was ultimately his choice, not some evil corporation forcing him to make that purchase. I also had a history professor who gave us materials that did show varying perspectives, and considering the course was on Christianity, I am grateful she did not go the easy route. It was in her course, not the native seminar, in which we were told that Fray Bartolome de Las Casas openly spoke against the cruel treatment of Natives in the Americas and that he strived to help Natives in the New World have justice. And yes, Casas was a Dominican Friar.
Unfortunately, professors like these two I mention above are rare. After four years of university, the one thing I have learned is that universities have become a hub of leftist ideologies and unless students do research outside of school then they are in danger of drowning in the putrid swamp of Marxist brainwashing and indoctrination.
Kate Hendriks is an ex-leftist and recent university graduate. She now seeks to expose leftism and how it functions to indoctrinate people and to enlist them into the leftist collective.
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