steve1633 wrote:ballsy, if most universities in the country are bent on turning their students into liberals than how do you explain the long standing moderacy of America? How do conservative candidates win anything if most colleges are just liberal mills?
Because the polls were rigged!!!! HA HA!! ballsy just proved it, either that or he is wrong!
Not every student is 'brainwashed' by the Leftist propaganda that permeates many colleges. Some students are able to keep their personal views out of the discourse- unlike some of their instructors apparently (*cought* Ward Churchill *cough*)- and go with the flow in order to avoid being penalized for their views. Some students seek degrees in which the exposure to liberal nonesense is limited. And a favored few have instructors that don't see to indoctrinate when they teach.
Where the institutionalized liberal bias comes into play is with certain professions and the education that is required to gain degrees in them. Look at journalism schools at the finest institutions like Columbia. The Columbia School of Journalism is a fastrack program to becoming a media elite these days. If you're looking for a job at one of the (formerly) great newspapers such as the NY Times or Boston Herald, you want that Columbia J-School degree on your resume. The sad fact is that the J-School is perhaps the most liberal school in one of the country's most liberal colleges. That being the case, you're not going to be exposed to dissent very often (look at how Columbia treated the Minutemen spokesman last month) so you're going to be educated according to a very strict and rigid liberal- almost communistic- dogma.
Schools of education are going basically the same way. Textbook writers, having grown up (to the extent they have) within the liberal environments of their elitist colleges, construct their tomes in such a way that WEB DuBois gets more space in a US history textbook than does Thomas Jefferson or George Washington. They are able to foist of a celebration of multiculturalism and diversity as history, doing the students a huge disservice in the process because there is too much fact they don't learn and much of what is taught isn't factual. Students that undergo this particular brainwashing have little choice but to emerge as junior Leftist revolutionaries, thus ensurng no better for the poor kids that they, in turn, educate.
So the end result is that the people who report the news and educate our kids are almost invariably liberals, thus shaping opinion via their ideological viewpoint. Some few are able to rise above ideology and do a good job in their respective fields, sticking to the facts and encouraging the one diversity that really matters: the diversity of opinion. Unfortunately, those that are good are far outnumbered by those who are not so good....and we pay the price.