The communist party of America now resides in Academia

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The communist party of America now resides in Academia

An article from a guest writer; Richard Daniel

The communist party of America now resides in Academia

‎”We can’t expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism.” Nikita Khrushchev

It appears that Nikita Khrushchev knew exactly what he was talking about. For about 50 years, we were in a cold war with the USSR and Communism, The communist Party of America now resides in our academic community, our progressive liberal media, our court system drenched in activist justices, our government unions and even many members of our elected US Representatives at the highest levels. But worst of all, is the communist party’s assault on our youth, the further defenders of our Constitution. The defenders of Freedom, liberty as well as the defenders of our pursuit of life liberty and happiness. Those qualities of life that are only afforded a meager individual via our Constitutional Law Republic.

Since the turn of the 20th century, conservatives have documented and criticized how progressive liberal ideology runs rampant throughout America’s academic community. Conservatives and specifically the GOP have yet to make a serious dent in the progressive liberal left’s dominance of academia. This likely won’t change anytime soon meaning this summer, when Americas future, our students, are home for summer break, it’s up to parents and our conservative community, to arm them not only with the knowledge of what awaits them on campus, but also with the intellectual curiosity to seek answers outside the academes liberal ideology. Yes our conservative community must involve its self in our future.

According to a recent Pew study, more Americans age 18 to 29 have a favorable view of socialism over capitalism. In fact, this demographic has a net positive view of socialism (49 percent positive to 43 percent negative) and net negative view of capitalism (46 percent positive and 47 percent negative). When Pew released an earlier version of the same study two years ago, this demographics’ views on socialism were exactly the opposite (43 percent positive and 49 percent negative).

Without a firm background in the benefits of our freedoms, our liberties, our capitalism with its free markets and our Constitutional Law Republics history, heritage and greatness, these same Americans will grow up not only ignorant of much of what makes America Great, but supportive of policies that will undermine our greatness. This is not a partisan issue. It’s an American way of life and American Exceptional-ism lost issue. A generation that is unaware of its nation’s founding principles, its freedom, limited government and a true free market, is a generation that could be lost. This can and will lead America to the failures of socialism and communism without our Patriotic involvement.

The reverse side of the coin involves those young Americans who, after four years of socialistic-communistic academic indoctrination mills, miraculously still believe in the power of a capitalistic free market. But can they become American Patriots and defend America against the never-ending assaults from the worlds communist, our progressive liberal media, our progressive liberal politicians and an apathetic American populous? Most probably they can’t. In all likelihood, those great few Patriotic students that can, will have to go outside their formal education to learn about Freedom, Liberty and its cost. What is left of the true American Patriots that believe in our Constitutional Law republic will have to step up and be the educators of those students willing to learn verses those that who just succumb to Khrushchev’s communist indoctrination. American Patriots will have to be the teachers of Freedom and what it would mean to live without a Constitutional Law Republic. Yes, this is the dilemma that confronts a nation whose youths don’t understand or appreciate what underlies our prosperity. The recent Occupy Wall Street protests presented the perfect irony of this generation and its confusion. While decrying the evils of capitalism, the protesters organized their marches via social networks and mobile devices that were the products of capitalism. How sad for their Ignorance of Reality.

Henry Olsen writes, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum caused a bit of a stir last month when he labeled college campuses “indoctrination mills” that enforce a strict adherence to “politically correct left doctrine.” For conservatives, Mr. Santorum might as well have called the sky blue. But from the way the media and liberal pundits pounced on his remarks, you’d think he had said something profoundly indecent.

For decades, conservatives have documented and criticized how liberal ideology runs rampant throughout higher education. Hence William F. Buckley’s famous quip from the 1960s: “I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.” Fifty years later, few conservatives would disagree.

But could the problem be getting worse? The Pew Research Center released a study in December showing that more Americans age 18 to 29 have a favorable view of socialism over capitalism. In fact, this demographic has a net positive view of socialism (49 percent positive to 43 percent negative) and net negative view of capitalism (46 percent positive and 47 percent negative). When Pew released an earlier version of the same study two years ago, this demographics’ views on socialism were exactly the opposite (43 percent positive and 49 percent negative).

Clearly, more than one’s college education goes into one’s opinions on economic systems. But just as clearly, few would deny that a college graduate’s opinions are shaped during his or her four years at college – that’s why they’re called the formative years. So when we engage in a spirited debate about the liberal dominance of college, let’s also remember that there are real-world consequences to this imbalance within academia.

For the 18-to-29-year-olds who have a favorable opinion of socialism, what else does that tell us about them? Can one view socialism favorably and still believe in America’s democratic free-market system? Would these young adults be able to articulate why the social democratic states of Europe and around the world failed to keep pace with the United States in the latter half of the 20th century?

This is the dilemma that confronts a nation whose youths don’t understand or appreciate what underlies our prosperity. The recent Occupy Wall Street protests presented the perfect irony of this generation and its confusion. While decrying the evils of capitalism, the protesters organized their marches via social networks and mobile devices that were the products of capitalism. No government agency or grant created Twitter or the iPhone.

Without a firm background in the benefits of the free market, these same Americans will grow up not only ignorant of much of what makes America great, but supportive of policies that will undermine our greatness. This is not a partisan issue. A generation that is unaware of its nation’s founding principles – freedom, limited government and the free market – is a generation that could lose them.

The reverse side of the coin involves those young Americans who, after four years of Mr. Santorum’s “indoctrination mills,” miraculously still believe in the power of the free market. But can they defend it against the never-ending assaults from the media and liberal politicians? Most probably they can’t. In all likelihood, those who can will have to go outside their formal education to learn about it.

While there is no shortage of good, foundational texts to educate the student interested in America’s economic history, there is a shortage of interested students. This is where parents must play an active role in their children’s education. Sending them off to a four-year institution and assuming that upon graduation they will be economically literate flies in the face of reality. If parents abdicate all responsibility to liberal professors, there’s a good chance the graduate will come home spouting liberal claptrap and looking forward to his or her next Occupy Wall Street rally.

Despite decades of calling out the problem, conservatives have yet to make a serious dent in the left’s dominance of academia. This likely won’t change anytime soon. Which means this summer, when students are home for summer break, it’s up to parents to arm them not only with the knowledge of what awaits them on campus, but also with the intellectual curiosity to seek answers elsewhere. Otherwise, parents might learn firsthand what Mr. Santorum meant about “indoctrination mills.” Henry Olsen

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/apr/6/dangers-of-academias-indoctrination-mills/




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