Obedient Sheep

Obedient Sheep

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 Thinking has been replaced by acceptance and obedience!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.

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.

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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9 thoughts on “Obedient Sheep

  • November 14, 2018 at 3:31 pm
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    That’s why the NPC meme took off, those students and graduates are mindless programed drones unable to think for themselves.

  • November 14, 2018 at 5:10 pm
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    Your post reminds me of an instructor I had at DePaul University in the early 80’s. I was a liberal at the time, but his love for all things Marxist made me very uncomfortable. It wasn’t until years later that it dawned on me. Indoctrination has been alive and well for decades. Luckily I was pursuing a degree in Accounting and those liberal arts classes were only a required means to an end. My suggestion to anyone wanting to pursue an advanced degree – wait until you are older like I did. Work a few years. Your perspective changes and they can’t dumb you down anymore.

    • November 14, 2018 at 5:18 pm
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      I agree. I think the best thing parents can do is encourage their high school children to graduate, get a job, work, grow up and revisit the idea of college a few years down the road. Some may decide it unnecessary. And those who decide to go will be better prepared to actually learn. Today, college has just become an extension of high school — children largely ill-equipped for “higher learning” frittering away time and oodles of money while delaying maturity for another four years. It makes them susceptible to outside influences in ways a more mature person is not.

  • November 14, 2018 at 8:03 pm
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    Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” seems to have come to fruition….just like in that world, it will come crashing down, and they will not be able to handle it

    • November 21, 2018 at 5:42 pm
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      Yes. And Mommy and Daddy won’t be able to pull them out of the mess because Mommy and Daddy were outlived.

  • November 14, 2018 at 9:24 pm
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    Dianny, have you noticed which party claims that you can’t get a decent paying job unless you go to college and that college should be free?

  • November 15, 2018 at 12:29 am
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    Reading the transcript of Rush’s comments reminded me that I heard him say those things on the radio.

    It was my privilege to be in the same room as my wife at the time of the show. I said to her, do you remember we used to think everyone over thirty-five was an old conformist? We were young and not conformists. We identified with the non-conformists. More than that, everyone around us were non-conformists too. In a way, we all dressed the same, groomed (or not) the same, and would proudly argue to convince anyone that we were independent-thinking nonconformists.

    Interestingly, those years in college did not feel at all uncompetitive and safe — very stressful, actually. Amazingly the same as, but it felt different from, obedient snowflake sheep.

    ..

  • November 15, 2018 at 5:41 am
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    Keep in mind that for years the people doing the brainwashing in college were Viet Nam draft dodgers.They passed their contempt for America on to the young skulls full of mush who were told they had to have a college degree to get a job.When Obama shoved Common core down the throat of the public school system it set children on the path to communism and one world order.

  • November 16, 2018 at 10:19 am
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    AND, not only are these mindless robotic sheep being indoctrinated to the tenets of Socialism, which they fully support, they cannot actually DEFINE it or explain how it will work in America!! They are idealistic zombies just mimicking their Marxist professors, who masquerade as scholars. The wool has literally been pulled over their ignorant little sheep faces! Parents need to quit subsidizing their “educations” at over-rated colleges to the tune of 20-40K/ per year. Let the little lambs pay part of their own way and limit their choices to local colleges or trade schools.

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