Stop me if you’ve heard this one before; so a liberal college professor walks into class and spends the rest of the period berating conservatives and Republicans. He calls them some terrible names, blames them for random ridiculous things that aren’t their fault, and then issues a fake apology to any Republicans in the room. Not funny? Well what if someone recorded it and got the teacher put on administrative leave? Now it’s a little funny…
Michigan State University English Professor William Penn opened up the fall semester by walking into class and criticizing half the country. I’m sure he wasn’t at all concerned with the possible repercussions of the incident because he’s been teaching for years and hasn’t been rebuked for what is likely a common occurrence in his classroom. The problem for Professor Penn is that we live in the modern technological age, where any young person with a phone is a possible cub reporter or movie producer. One enterprising young student who likely wasn’t too keen on paying thousands of dollars to hear their “teacher” call them malicious names and blame them for all of the world’s ills, was such a reporter.
Here are just a few of Penn’s highlights from class. In his rant the professor says Republicans are old, cheap, rapists “If you go to the Republican convention in Florida, you see all of the old Republicans with the dead skin cells washing off them… They’re cheap. They don’t want to pay taxes because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could.” He continues with the cheap and heartless theme. “They don’t want to pay your tuition because who are you? Well, to me, you’re somebody.” Which rolls right into Republicans being racist vote suppressors, “It’s about getting black people not to vote… black people tend to vote Democratic.” His big finish is a doozy… it’s a not-so-heartfelt apology, “If you are a Republican, forgive me, I absolutely don’t mean to offend you.”
While events like these are likely not the norm in classrooms around the country, sentiment like this is. Our colleges and universities have been the center of the liberal world for generations, but they’ve seemingly become much more aggressively anti-conservative in recent years. We are becoming desensitized to the attacks on our beliefs and seem to simply give a collective shrug when we hear these stories. This is how the liberals win the younger generations, they get them in the classroom and force their twisted version of reality into their impressionable minds. Just watch the video again – this man has been a professional college educator for over a decade! He has likely been pushing this drivel on his students the entire time — how many hundreds or thousands have been forced to take in his worldview?
We must take the fight to the halls of academia, my friends. That is where the cultural battle is being lost. If we can stem the tide of indoctrination we can turn this cultural Titanic around. If we simply give up on our college aged young people, then we are giving up on our future.
Update: Since the recording of the video, Michigan State University has taken steps to “correct” the situation. They have relieved Professor Penn of his teaching duties for the rest of the semester. Well, it’s not the perfect punishment… but it’s a start.
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