Why is it that college campuses are such a hot bed for liberal activism and causes? Every time a spokesman for PETA,
the anti-war movement, or an "environmental" group is featured on the airwaves it is almost invariably a fiercely dedicated,
but none too bright, 22-year-old undergraduate. These champions of bumper sticker slogans are the end result of the political
correctness, speech codes, and the myriad of typical liberal policies and philosophy that now pervades most of the institutions
of higher learning.
Drawing upon my own experiences at the university level there is no question that the institutional indoctrination in liberal
speech and thought is apparent in nearly every aspect of the average students life. After a freshmans arrival on campus, he
or she is immediately educated about the evils of homophobism, ageism, heterosexism, ableism, capitalism, and every other
"ism" that is destroying the world. In the dorms there is a barrage of posters, sensitivity videos and speakers to correct
the misguided teachings of their parents and culture.
The students are then properly prepared so that they can be infused (if you are white) with the guilt that you should carry
for the rest of your life for Columbus accidental discovery of the North American continent. The students are steered along
this course by that ever-helpful Student Affairs staff, fresh from their sensitivity and multiculturalism training. During
my college years the dorm staff, rather suspiciously, was disproportional composed of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and former
drug and alcohol abusers. Multiple friends and acquaintances went through the application process and discovered that a personal
life free from emotional problems, addictions and sexual dysfunction, let alone extreme leftist views, is the guarantee that
you wont get the job.
On college campuses the agenda of the Left loses the face of moderation and respectability it promotes to the general public
and the nakedness of its goals is exposed.
Sooner or later the average student will be further "educated" by the warmed over, 60s nostalgic professor or occasional
open Marxist about the sole responsibility and blame white males and this nation must accept for all war, environmental problems,
class conflicts, poverty, forms of racism and crime. I sat through several of these propaganda classes myself and was amazed
at the blatant blame game and finger pointing at whites, males and Western civilization for the worlds problems. It is no
exaggeration to state that college campuses exist in their own strange little world where right is wrong, perversity is praised,
socialism is promoted, immorality celebrated, dissent stifled, traditional values mocked, Christianity ridiculed, patriotism
abhorred and the foundations of our culture and society dismantled. It is sometimes subtle and sometimes blatant but the drumbeat
of this philosophy is constant, pervasive and ever present.
If the young student has a little time on their hands there exists the endless variety of radical feminist, alternative
lifestyle, pagan, Aztlan secessionist, hamster have rights too, save the earth the sky is falling student organizations in
which to practice their newly instilled, politically correct ideologies.
Then, of course, every spring there is an assortment of "unofficially" sponsored replacement holidays to celebrate. These
include the ever popular Earth "trash city park" Day, National Coming Out Day (my personal favorite), Take Back the Night
(symbolism over substance) march, Stonewall Riot Day and, to round everything out, BGLAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian Awareness
Days) week. Interspersed in between these is the never to be missed lesbian brown bag lunch groups and Vagina monologue performances.
The fun never ceases.
God, grandma and apple pie have been replaced with protest marches, rainbow flag-raising ceremonies and lesbian literature
lectures. This, my friends, is only a small look into the much larger radical culture that is trying to force itself onto
both the student population and society as a whole.
The truth is often stranger than fiction. When I have shared my college experiences with my family and the community at
large (everybody from state legislators to waitresses), the feedback is a combination of disgust and disbelief. Mainstream
America and the average politician does not realize the intense indoctrination of a generation that is vigorously underway.
Unopposed, the Left has captured the education system of this country and is shamelessly using it to promote and ingrain their
program to steer our culture, institutions, and morality down the path of their choosing.