Under Barack Obama’s socialist government, a number of colleges and universities have become bastions of a number of different isms. When you look at what’s happening on various campuses, you see signs of Nazism, fascism, communism, socialism, atheism, globalism and liberalism. What’s disappearing from universities is patriotism and capitalism.
How many times have I reported on universities that discriminate against Christians and conservatives? Previously scheduled speaking events featuring conservative politicians are regularly being cancelled because they are conservative. Christian organizations have been banned from some campuses that allow openly atheist, LGBT, socialist and communist groups to meet and sponsor campus events.
Many universities have taken steps to eliminate the First Amendment right of free speech. Some have gone so far as to establish a tiny spot on campus designated as free speech zones, providing that free speech has been approved by campus authorities.
This past week, a group of students at Amherst College calling themselves Amherst Uprising issued a list of demands given to university President Biddy Martin. One of those demands wants Martin to issue a statement that the university does not tolerate the actions of students who recently held up signs reading All Lives Matter and Free Speech. The signs and poster for free speech were referring to what recently happened at the University of Missouri.
Another demand made by Amherst Uprising demanded that the school use the disciplinary process against students who handed out free speech fliers. They also demanded that the university force these students to go through ‘extensive training for racial and cultural competency.’
A week earlier, students at the Mizzou and Yale protested that the administrations weren’t taking the actions on issues like race that the students believe should have been taken. Alan Dershowitz, a retired Harvard law professor referred to the students as book burners. He described the situations on the two campuses as ‘the fog of fascism is descending quickly over many American universities.’
Dershowitz went on to say:
“These are the same people who claim they are seeking diversity. The last thing many of these students want is real diversity, diversity of ideas. They may want superficial diversity, diversity of gender, diversity of color, but they don’t want diversity of ideas.”
“We are seeing a curtain of McCarthyism descend over many college campuses. I don’t want to make analogies to the 1930s, but we have to remember it was the college students who first started burning books during the Nazi regime. And these students are book burners. They don’t want to hear diverse views on college campuses.”
“When I went to speak at Johns Hopkins University there were protests. It was said that because I won’t acknowledge that Israel commits crimes against the Palestinians, I am quote ‘harassing students’ and violating the ethical standards of Johns Hopkins University.”
“By expressing my opinion. I am ‘harassing students.’ This has become a very serious problem not only in American universities, but in universities around the world as well. And it is influencing and having a terrible impact on the education of students.”
“It is the worst kind of hypocrisy. They want complete freedom over their sex lives, over their personal lives, over the use of drugs, but they want mommy and daddy, dean, and president to please give them a safe place, to protect them from ideas that maybe are insensitive. Maybe we’ll make them think, but it’s a double standard.”
“Look at what’s happening at Hunter University, City University of New York, students from Students for Justice in Palestine have issued a petition saying Zionist administrators are causing high tuition in the school.”
“Zionist administrators, you know what they mean by Zionist? They mean Jews. Blatant anti-Semitism, nobody says a word.”
Dershowitz mentioned fascism and referenced Nazi Germany so I looked up the definitions:
- Fascism – a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
- Nazi or Nazism – a person who is fanatically dedicated to or seeks to regulate a specified activity, practice, etc.: a jazz nazi who disdains other forms of music; health nazis trying to ban junk food.
- Communism – a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.
- Socialism – the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.
Depending on which college or university you look at, it seems that a growing number of them fit at least one of these definitions.
- They preach freedom of thought but only as long as that thought fits their ideology.
- They preach diversity but only as it pertains to others.
- They preach tolerance but it’s a one sided tolerance where they demand everyone else accept their philosophies but they do not have to accept the philosophies of anyone who disagrees with them.
- They readily criticize others but whenever a student or faculty member criticizes them that individual or individuals are quickly disciplined. Heaven forbid if they find out a student is a Christian and worse yet if they believe in biblical creation.
- They preach that America is the world’s enemy and that we should be loyal to globalism instead of being patriotic to our own country.
Parents need to be concerned as where their kids go to college. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard from parents that their kids are not the same people they were when they left for college. They are being brainwashed and filled with propaganda that goes against everything that parents believe in. Don’t just check out the academics of the university, but check out the political activities surrounding the school as that may have a greater influence on your child’s future than the academics.