When I attended college in the 1970s, it was a place where we were taught to think for ourselves. We were also taught valuable lessons and information in preparation for our becoming productive adults. Of all of the many different courses I had to take, not once did any professor attempt to politically indoctrinate or brainwash us. The only ideology they pushed was that of growing up and taking responsibility for our own lives. On more than one occasion I recall a professor asking the class if we can’t make it in that class then how did we expect to make it in the real world.
It seems that today’s colleges and universities are so busy babysitting a generation of spoiled brats and trying to indoctrinate and brainwash them to become tomorrow’s liberals, Democrats and socialists, that they have forgotten the whole reason for college – to educate.
A few years ago, I recall meeting a college graduate who could barely write a sentence or even do simple math in making change for a $20 bill. I flippantly asked if she knew what a noun or verb were and she said she didn’t need to know as she had a teaching degree. I asked her what she was doing working in a retail store and she said she needed a job while trying to get a job as an elementary teacher. Kind of paints a scary picture of what our kids and grandkids are being, or shall I say, not being taught.
If you really want to get a good idea of what today’s colleges and universities are doing to young millennials, just take a look at last November’s election. There were many reports from around the nation of college students being so distraught that they claimed to be unable to study. They walked out of classes. Some were so distraught that they were given hot chocolate and crayons as they sat outside on the sidewalk. Sounds a lot like kindergarten, doesn’t it? Other students were so upset over the election results that professors made mid-term exams optional.
One of my best friends in college woke up the day of a major geology test to fins that someone had stolen his motorcycle. He was so upset that he failed the test. He tried to explain the circumstances to the professor, I even help plead his case, and all the professor said was that these things happen in the real world and Ben needed to learn how to deal with it and move on. There was no sympathy, just one of life’s cruel lessons. Just a quick note, police never did recover Ben’s motorcycle.
Another frightening fact about today’s college students and graduates is that so many college and university professors are flaming liberals that a recent study indicated that 44% of millennials now prefer socialism over capitalism.
At least not all millennials have succumbed to the brainwashing and indoctrination of college professors. Meet Allie Beth Stuckey, a married conservative millennial who was born and raised in Texas. She admits that she, like most millennials have strong opinions about many things, but unlike most millennials, her opinions come from the conservative side of the tracks. She is not bashful or shy in sharing those opinions, which is why she launched her blog – The Conservative Millennials.
Recently, Stuckey created quite a media stir when she lashed out against liberal millennials. In a video, which has over 700,000 views so far, she stated:
“Since when did college become a place for parents to ship their kids off to become indoctrinated and brainwashed? Since when did professors stop teaching critical thinking and mental fortitude? Since when did it become more important to protect people from getting their feelings hurt than preparing for real life?”
“Because here’s the deal, college students: there are no ‘safe spaces’ in real life.”
Her video brought Stuckey to the attention of Fox News, who interviewed her for Fox & Friends, where she explained why she made her video:
“We’re seeing these perpetually hurt feelings all over the country, and the scary thing is, you can’t reason with these social justice warrior college students. Not because they have a good argument, but because they don’t have one, because their protests and their riots are largely based on feelings and on a subjective interpretation of what’s right and wrong.”
“They are becoming the totalitarian fascists that use physical violence to shut down ‘violent speech’. It’s extremely hard for me to understand how they don’t see their own hypocrisy.”
If there were more millennials like Stuckey, the future of America wouldn’t look so bleak, but alas, it seems younger people like her are getting more scarce each and every day.