Saturday, January 17, 2009

How to make a conservative

I had a horrible college class today. It's called "Media and the Marginalized" and no, it's not about the liberal bias that excludes conservatives from all mainstream news outlets. It's about, of course, 'diversity.'

But in the class, I was able to have my own blood-red conservatism bolstered that much further. Liberals like to live in an insulated bubble and never, ever, have their beliefs challenged. That's not possible for conservatives, and no true conservative would ever wish for such a thing.

The professor of the class was a walking liberal stereotype, but maybe a little more extreme. Within the first 5 minutes of the class she showed herself to be as narrow minded and intolerant as she seems to think everyone else but her is.

She talked about how discrimination is still rampant, such as with "Proposition 8" in California. She talked about how, even though Obama was elected, hate crimes have 'skyrocketed' since the election and 'reactionaries' are 'buying up as many guns as they can, as fast as they can' (the insinuation: so we can commit more hate crimes, right?). She smiled when a student referred to Republicans as "cousin-humping rednecks."

The thing that really got to me, though, was when a girl (Caucasian) asked if she could add the class. The teacher said no-the class was completely full, above and beyond. The girl, in front of everyone, somewhat begged. She is a graduating senior and this is her very last class that she needs. The teacher berated her in front of the class for not being prepared or adding it earlier and what a burden it will be to grade even another paper. Finally, the teacher said 'fine' with a huff and told her to see her after class. The thing that really bothered me: a girl (African American) walks in about 20 minutes later and asks the teacher if she can add the class. The teacher smiles and says "yes" and tells her to get the code after class. I understood we'd be learning about discrimination in the class-I didn't think we'd be learning about it first-hand.

Greg Gutfeld was talking about the University of Colorado establishing a chair for 'Conservative Thought.' He said: "I`m against this chair, for a number of reasons. First off...we don`t need it. Conservative ideas don`t require affirmative action – they`re good enough to stand on their own. If anything, we thrive off the intense liberal brain-washing that occurs on campus. For many of us – that`s what drained us of our own liberalism – being around liberals."

That right there is one of the reasons why I'm a Republican-because you would NEVER, ever, ever, ever, hear a Democrat say something like that. If there was such thing as a conservative university, liberals would petition far and wide for a 'liberal chair' and would applaud loudly if one was created, saying it was a major step towards making the university more diversified. No liberal on the planet would say 'thanks but no thanks-why not just teach things straight instead, regardless of the ideology that comes out further ahead.'

The majority of liberals-maybe the vast majority, would eliminate Fox News and Rush Limbaugh if it were put to a vote. Just take them off the air, and add in Ann Coulter, too, if you can. They are 'mean-spirited', they are 'liars', they 'coarsen the political dialogue,' the engage in 'hate speech.' There are limits to free speech after all, right?

You'd be hard-pressed to find many conservatives who would wish to do away with the New York Times or the network news. We just want them to do their jobs and be objective. Stop relentlessly spinning if things don't go they way they want them to, and stop omitting details, context, or stories altogether. Treat Republicans and Democrats equally. Apply a little intellectual and philosophical consistency.

For example, if you come out appalled at President Bush for throwing a $40 million dollar inauguration party in 2005, fine. But if you were fair and consistent, you'd be about 4x more outraged about Obama's $160 million dollar inauguration party in 2009. Because you're not, conservatives don't trust or respect you, and people who don't pay that close attention to the news don't get the full story.

All of this just reinforces my point-conservatives aren't made by hanging out with other conservatives-they're made by hanging out with liberals.

Maybe it's just me, but shouldn't the point of this whole thing be to get to as close to the objective truth as you can get? It doesn't help Democrats in the long run to cover up Barney Frank and Chris Dodd's involvement in the financial crash. Sure, you might obscure the facts enough to win an election, but if you keep doing the same thing, you'll just worsen the economy further. The goal should be to find what works the best and then do it.

Most people agree to an extent about things that should be done-where we differ is on the how. People want to have charity for the poor. Democrats say 'take away all the money from people who make more than them.' Republicans say 'so donate privately to whatever person or group you choose.' And wouldn't you know, we put our money where our mouth is. If you don't feel like clicking through to that, the money quote is this:
It turns out that this idea that liberals give more…is a myth. Of the top 25 states where people give an above average percent of their income, 24 were red states in the last presidential election.

Anyway, that's it for my little diatribe tonight. Goodnight and have a pleasant tomorrow.


Kirk said...

The Evil Robot has hit it out of the park on this post. The liberal "diversity" argument is not a new thing and will continue to be the golden arrow in every liberal's quiver. It's part of being a conservative. You don't make me miss college indoctrination one bit. If your self-loving, bubble girl of a professor needs to act this way to satisfy her overwhelming need to squelch her undying white guilt, then I say let her. Don't take away her last pleasure in life.

Shannon said...

What I want to know is this. Do you plan on biting your tongue til you shed tears and bleed? Or are you going to write the papers she wants you to write or be who you are and get a low grade, possibly even failing? Or just withdraw from the class? I don't know what I would do.

Chrissy Lucia said...

Exactly! Thank you Christian!

Kevan said...

The best thing to do is not argue with her in class but always have the tape recorder running. She should be shut down and disciplined. That of course won't happen, but you need to have proof in hand of her intollerance. It will never cease to amaze me how the left wants to force their ways and ideas on the rest of society. Now where did I hear that plan before, forcing people rather than giving them choices....hum..

Jessica said...

I think liberals and conservatives should all apologize for the rude things they say about each other and then hold hands and sing "Love One Another".

Hillary said...

I've never seen a picture of Greg Gutfeld, but I imagine this looks just like him.