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#1 User is offline   grimreefer 

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 01:09 AM

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If Your Child Came Home From College a Leftist...

Townhall.com
Dennis Prager
Mar 12, 2019 12:01 AM

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Every year, many thousands of American parents find that the son or daughter they sent to college has been transformed by college into a leftist. For left-wing parents, this may be a blessing, but for parents who are not leftist -- not to mention conservative -- it is often painfully jolting.

It is jolting because their beloved child now holds America in contempt; prefers socialism to capitalism; regards all white people and police as racist; believes the Bible, Christianity and Judaism are not only nonsense, but dangerous nonsense; no longer believes men and women are inherently different -- or even that male and female objectively exist; is disinterested in getting married and having children; believes the president of the United States is a fascist -- as are all those who voted for him; and supports the suppression of speech that he or she regards as "hate speech."

While this is music to the ears of left-wing parents, most traditionally liberal parents will not be all that happy with this transformation. Unlike leftists, most liberals do love America and think that, despite its flaws, it is worthy of respect. They do not believe male and female are subjective categories, and they believe in free speech -- even for "hate speech."

For conservative parents, the transformation is far worse. "Nightmare" is not too strong a description. Not only does their child hold everything they cherish in contempt, their child, who loved and respected them a year or two before, now holds them in contempt.

It is a nightmare for another reason: Young people who are transformed into leftists almost always become less kind, less happy and more angry.

It's hard to imagine the opposite could occur -- that is, that a young person could buy into all the left-wing views described above and become a sweeter human being.

It is a sad rule of life that whatever the left touches, it ruins; music, art, literature, religion, late-night TV, the Academy Awards, sports, economies, the family structure, the Boy Scouts and race relations are just a few examples. It also ruins people -- their character and their happiness.

How could it not?

One of the prerequisites of good character -- as well as of happiness -- is gratitude, and leftism is rooted in ingratitude. If you are grateful to be an American, you are, by definition, not a leftist. If you are, for example, a black who is grateful to be an American, you are a "traitor to your race," an "Uncle Tom." If you are a woman who is grateful to be an American, you are a "traitor to your gender." Feminist icon Gloria Steinem once called female Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison a "female impersonator" because a real woman cannot be a conservative. In addition, the left drills into every nonwhite and every woman the idea that they are victims, and people who see themselves as victims are ungrateful and angry, two traits that always make a person meaner.



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These college indoctrination factories are so successful at churning out bitter, useless leftists that they've become the biggest obstacle to human advancement/achievement.
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:00 AM

Yup, I can testify. I have a niece who used to be intelligent, objective, nice, pleasant to be around, etc. Then she went to Berkeley U for a few years.

Nowadays it's difficult to be in the same room with her for more than a minute or two. Berkeley ruined her.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:39 AM

Electroshock therapy :coffeenpc:
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:59 AM

I had a daughter who respected her parents, and was proud of my 20 year Air Force career. Now, after years away, she is an unhappy depressed angry leftist. I miss the young woman she was.
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:06 AM

View PostHowsithangin, on 13 March 2019 - 02:39 AM, said:

Electroshock therapy :coffeenpc:


:yes:

Short of disowning them, or writing them out of the will...

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:13 AM

My older daughter this has by in large not happened.
My younger daughter is going to UW Milwaukee this fall for nursing. Concerned, of coarse. But at the same time she has a much better knowledge of world history, hates lazy people and has a deep respect and love of our vets and the military.
I have warned her, but I guess time will tell. Thinking that as her career field is very blue collar it might not be as bad as other areas though.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:51 PM

I would argue it's not so much the particular college but the curriculum.

Want a bullescheisse degree "LBGTQWERTYUIOP Studies" or somesuch? Yeah, ANY college/department that offers that is almost certainly leftist indoctrination.

Going for a STEM degree? Especially Engineering? Once you get below the "top tier" MIT, Stanford, etc, Any ABET accredited program at any college is pretty much as good any other.

(And, yeah, I know. Here in the deep south I could be burnt at the stake for not bowing towards either Auburn or Georgia Tech when I pray. But, Meh. I've dealt with recent grads from both; I'm not impressed.)
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 05:07 PM

View Postoki, on 13 March 2019 - 08:13 AM, said:

My older daughter this has by in large not happened.
My younger daughter is going to UW Milwaukee this fall for nursing. Concerned, of coarse. But at the same time she has a much better knowledge of world history, hates lazy people and has a deep respect and love of our vets and the military.
I have warned her, but I guess time will tell. Thinking that as her career field is very blue collar it might not be as bad as other areas though.

Oki


Medical stuff is, from what I've seen, pretty much level-headed anywhere.

Mrs. Smithee did pre-med at IU (Indiana University) though actually started at IUPUI (Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis combined campus), then transferred to Colorado State because they had EXACTLY the physiology program she wanted. CSU wasn't that bad. Heck, their physiology program was led by not only reasonable conservatives but mostly evangelical Christians. Who knew? (I can't speak for anything else at Colorado State).
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:17 PM

I have two kids in college right now...both in California. They’ve come back more conservative/libertarian than ever. I guess all the long conversations we’ve had over the years paid off.
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:16 PM

Mine came home from school just as patriotic as she was if not moreso. Of course, school consisted of Navy Basic and 2 years at Nuclear Power School so that might have had something to do with it!
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:57 PM

View Postcorporal_little, on 13 March 2019 - 06:17 PM, said:

I have two kids in college right now...both in California. They’ve come back more conservative/libertarian than ever. I guess all the long conversations we’ve had over the years paid off.

And they see the truly loonie lefties in person, all the schtuff you told them becomes real.
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Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:20 AM

View Postcorporal_little, on 13 March 2019 - 06:17 PM, said:

I have two kids in college right now...both in California. They’ve come back more conservative/libertarian than ever. I guess all the long conversations we’ve had over the years paid off.

Great news considering they are in Cali.

My two are both working full time jobs and paying their own way in life. They are pretty solid citizens, lean a bit left on social issues, but are not brainless robotic ideologues like are all too common.
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