—Muslims are victims of non-Muslims.
—Gays are victims of straights.
—Big corporations are bad.
—Big unions are good.
—There is no objective meaning to a text. Every text means only what the reader perceives it to mean.
—The American Founders were sexist, racist slaveholders whose primary concern was preserving their wealthy status.
—The Constitution says what progressives think it should say.
—The American dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima was an act of racism and a war crime.
—The wealthy have stacked the capitalist system to maintain their power and economic benefits.
—The wealthy Western nations became wealthy by exploiting Third World nations through colonialism and imperialism.
—Defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman is as immoral as defining marriage as the union of a white and a white.
If this list is accurate — and that may be ascertained by visiting a college bookstore and seeing what books are assigned to any given instructor — most American parents and/or their child or children are going into debt in order to support an institution that for four years, during the most impressionable years of a person’s life, instills values that are the opposite of those of the parents.
And that is intentional.
As Woodrow Wilson, progressive president of Princeton University before becoming president of the United States, said in a speech in 1914, “I have often said that the use of a university is to make young gentlemen as unlike their fathers as possible.”
In 1996, in his commencement address to the graduating seniors of Dartmouth College, then-president of the college, James O. Freedman, cited the Wilson quote favorably. And in 2002, in another commencement address, Freedman said that “the purpose of a college education is to question your father’s values.”
For Wilson, Freedman and countless other university presidents, the purpose of a college education is to question (actually, reject) one’s father’s values, not to seek truth. Fathers represented traditional American values. The university is there to undermine them.
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