In my previous post about Alexandria Occasionally-Confused, I included a segment from the transcript of yesterday’s Rush Limbaugh Show.
But there was one other thing that Rush said in that transcript that I decided to save for a separate post.
And that is this:
If you want to know, in the post-election demographic studies of who voted, have you seen the stat that college educated people are voting more and more Democrat than non-college educated people? That’s a statistic that a lot of exit polling data is showing. Now, when you say it like that, college educated people tend to vote Democrat, what do you [conclude] from that? Well, smart people are obviously voting Democrat.
No, it’s the exact opposite. I maintain to you it’s the exact opposite. Non-educated college graduates are voting Democrat. College students who have been propagandized — and this has been going on for a couple of generations if not longer — they’re not being educated. They’re not being taught to think. In fact, thinking is being suppressed. Thinking has been replaced by acceptance and obedience! This is the thing that nobody understands. Everybody thinks these young leftists are a bunch of radicals! They’re not! They are as obedient as any kids have ever been! It’s their obedience to something that never gets discussed.
They are obedient to their leftist professors. They are obedient to every leftist influence they’ve ever had in their lives. Except maybe their parents because everybody rebels against their parents until a certain age, then things normalize. But they think they’re radicals and they think that they are different. They’re not! They, in effect, are actually, in many cases, the mind-numbed robots in our society. Mind-numbed by virtue of what they think has been an education.
But I don’t think anybody can look at what’s happening on major universities today and looking at the graduates that are going into politics and think there’s any education taking place here. But there is a lot of indoctrination. The idea that college graduates are more and more voting Democrat makes perfect sense! They’re being obedient! There’s nothing revolutionary or radical or outside the box about them. They’re cookie cutters! There’s just lots of ’em!
Practically everybody going to a major university is being propagandized in practically every class they’re taking. Every class they’re taking has a leftist tint or focus to one degree or another. And, man, are they swearing by it. And they are also taught the arrogance that they exhibit. They’ve been taught that since childhood. They’ve been taught that they’re special. Their self-esteem has been paramount. And not being depressed and not being sad and not being unhappy, that’s all been part of how they’ve been raised.
They are entitled to be happy. They are entitled to not be upset. They are entitled to not have to hear things people say that they don’t agree with. This is what they have been told are their rights. And none of that has to be earned. As far as they’re concerned, that has to be granted to them. But the key to understanding these people is that they are obedient.
That deserves to be read more than once, it is that good.
Rush is absolutely spot-on.
Now, I get it. This is hardly new territory.
But I really like the way Rush explains it.
And it’s exactly why someone like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – with her degree in economics – can make it to her late twenties without the foggiest idea how a free market economy works.
In today’s colleges and universities, there is no guarantee that a degree in economics translates to an education in economics.
I’ve been saying for years that for those who want an education, Liberal Arts colleges are probably the last place on earth they’re going to get it.
Yet the Left flogs this “the College-educated vote overwhelmingly Democrat, therefore the intelligent people are with us” trope incessantly.
But Rush is right. Having a degree has no relation to education anymore.
That’s not the purpose of a college “education” in America today.
Consider what happened yesterday at Ohio State University.
The Young America’s Foundation hosted Ben Shapiro last night and the “intelligent people” on campus melted down at the very thought of someone with a differing viewpoint coming to speak.
Here is the message sent by Ohio State University's Diversity Scholarship Program to students in the wake of @benshapiro's speech on campus
It reads like the campus is about to be carpet bombed indiscriminately by ISIS
SEEK SHELTER!!! pic.twitter.com/7tmeiODEDp
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 14, 2018
Does that sound like something one would need to release to “intelligent, educated” people?
No. This sounds like obedient sheep being corralled and protected because they aren’t equipped with the tools to do much of anything but bray in terror.
And this isn’t an anomaly. It happens every single time a non-Leftist speaker appears on a college campus.
These young people are not being educated. As Rush says, they are not being taught how to think, but what to think.
And when confronted with ideas that run counter to those they’ve been assigned, they have neither the emotional maturity nor intellectual capacity to deal with it in an intelligent and thoughtful way.
While a productive and civil discussion is going on inside the event, the hypocrisy of the Left is on FULL BLAST outside the venue.
— YAF (@yaf) November 14, 2018
Sure, maybe some of them enter college fully expecting to be educated. But four years and heaven knows how many tens of thousands of dollars later, these “students” leave as nothing more than obedient sheep.
Is it any wonder they vote Democrat?
Is it any wonder they think Socialism will work?
The greatest damage done to our culture has been the Leftist takeover of so-called “higher education.”
And what’s terrifically horrifying about it is high school graduates are actually paying astronomical costs for the dubious privilege of having their minds firmly closed.
What a diabolical scam.
“We’re going to ruin your ability to think for yourself and we’ll make you pay us for the privilege.”
The Democrats promise to take care of you, provide for you, and ensure you never want for anything.
Who else would that appeal to but ignorant, obedient sheep?
And make no mistake, this was done by design.
Because those who control the future generations, control the make-up of society.
You know one of the things these young skulls full of mush like to say? “We will outlive you.”
Whether it’s the anti-gun Parkland teens or the Women’s March. This is their rallying cry. Hell, #WeWillOutliveThem is even a hashtag on Twitter.
If the radical Left can secure for themselves these obedient sheep through indoctrination disguised as “higher education,” they will have those people eating out of the Democrats’
troughs hands for the rest of their lives.
In fact, the Left is taking a page from Adolf Hitler’s playbook.
From the chapter on Education in the Reich from William Shirer’s book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich:
But, even more important, he [Hitler] had stressed in his book the importance of winning over and then training the youth in the service ”of a new national state” – a subject he returned to often after he became the German dictator. ”When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’” he said in a speech on November 6, 1933, ”I calmly say, ’Your child belongs to us already . . . What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short tune they will know nothing else but this new community.’” And on May 1, 1937, he declared, ”This new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.” It was not an idle boast; that was precisely what was happening.
Those who seek to control a people – to turn free-thinking human beings into mindless, obedient sheep – would be foolish not to coopt education.
And that’s precisely what the Left has done in the United States of America.
But what’s remarkable about these obedient sheep is how completely unaware they are of what’s been done to them.
They really do believe they’re the smart ones, the better educated ones, the intelligent ones.
And they’re so damned arrogant, they have no earthly idea just how ignorant they are.
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