There was a time in America when freedom of thought and expression was not only tolerated but promoted. Differences of opinion were discussed civilly and public discourse was interesting. At some point we gradually turned debate into assault, slander, and malicious intent to destroy any person who seeks to think autonomously.
Politically there are still those who don’t identify completely with either party. Their stance is central, being somewhere between the two. They are the ones who had the luxury of education that enhanced individual initiative. Following the masses like lemmings seems to be the course plan in today’s institutions. Students are actually reviled for expressing competing views from their professor’s unmovable, unshakable love for his or her own intellectual prowess. Many give up all research into opposing outlooks. Academia has not only sought to brainwash students to follow only a strict course curriculum to limit individual thinking but it has ostracized faculty which encourage it.
There can be no explanation for this behavior of higher learning restrictive dictatorship other than a plan to control not only the thoughts of future productive citizens, but to control the future itself and to unravel freedom entirely. These people believe themselves to be progressive when their agenda is suppressive. I encourage parents to beware of mainstream academia and carefully seek out the rare campuses which elevate individual advancement.
© Phyllis Weeks Rogers 9/10/18
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