I gotta agree on this one point. I spent 7 years in University, and I know a very large number of current and former students. Montreal is a University town, and for North America we have the largest student population per capita outside of Boston.jackmazzotti wrote:#2 the college comment is a BROAD generalization. I firmly believe that the majority of leftist veiws held by folks nowadays are taught in college. If you haven't attended college than this might not be apparent to you because you wouldn't have been taught them. If you are still in it then you are still in the indoctrinization process chances are. Which isn't your fault. Kids are naive and I think a lot of proffessors capitilze on that and use their position to infuence people towards the left.
I see feminism, socialism, male villification, political correctness and other doctrines generally associated with the "left" passed around as if they were mathematic axioms, rather than opinions. Plus, to express a differing opinion one is automatically labelled as sexist, racist, homophobic, intolerant, blah blah blah.
People who have never been to University are generally unaware of the indoctrination that is taking place in our post secondary education system here in North America. People who have been to University, are generally indoctrinated... So there's not many people left to criticise with any authority. Most Undergraduate degree programs no longer teach critical thinking, there's just too many students. It's economic reality that has turned Undergraduate programs into "Bachelors' Sausage Grinders" pushing out students in a machine like manner.
What this student to teacher ratio results in is professors with tenure, rather than allowing their students to question their doctrine (too much work to grade effectively), have to grade students on how well they can internalize the questions the professors themselves asked in the 60's and 70's. The administrations (drawn from the same pool of academics as the faculty) are complicit.
Now, true there are also "right wing" schools - Religious colleges, Business schools, and some agricultural colleges too... Though they are in the extreme minority.
What this results in is that there is no longer a university experience for undergrads that allows them to think what they want, grading them on the basis of their rationality, but rather than on their dogmatism.
The Applied Sciences are less infected on the part of the faculty, though the student bodies have generally absorbed this attitude.
As a straight caucasian male, I actually suffered discrimination in my Alma Mater... Believe it. This is what opened my eyes to the cult like brainwashing going on around me.