In a scenario that's been repeated for decades, fresh-faced, dewy-eyed young adults return home from institutions of higher learning transformed like Kafka's Gregor into monstrous liberal insects. No longer having a taste for the milk of traditional values they were raised on, these indoctrinated youth find themselves favoring the rotten food scraps of Progressive ideas. Weaned on revisionist history and radical sociopolitical views, they now see America as the impetus for every injustice in the world.
Over forty years ago, John Porter East wrote a series of opinion articles examining the origins of liberal bias in academia and warning that conservatives lacked the numbers and influence to do anything about it. East was an associate professor of political science at East Carolina University, who later served as Senator from North Carolina from 1981-1986. One article was appropriately titled, "Campus Conservative: Odd Man Out."
Consider that in 1970, East wrote that American universities already belonged to the "left":
"It is common knowledge that American college and university faculties tend to be overwhelmingly "liberal" in their political leanings. As noted sociologist Seymour Lipset has written, "Intellectuals, academics…in the United States tend as a group to be disproportionately on the left. They are either liberal Democrats or supporters of left-wing minorities."
East wrote about a letter he received from COPE (the Committee on Political Education of the AFL-CIO) addressed to every professor in the country that was a member of the American Political Science Association. Signed by COPE's national director, it read in part:
"It occurs to me that you might be interested in informing your students of organized labor's role in politics, particularly those students majoring in political science. If you would be interested in having a COPE representative address one or several of your classes, may I suggest that you write to me…"
(What better time for organized labor to make the bold move to American campuses? Senator Robert F. Kennedy had recently been assassinated. A notorious foe of organized labor and author of "The Enemy Within," Kennedy had fought hard to bring down Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa and expose corruption in labor unions as he unmasked connections to organized crime. So far has the Democratic Party descended into the abyss, that it's doubtful many of its members would support Kennedy's efforts today.)
East put the country on notice that "COPE, knowing the liberal bent of the academic mind, openly seeks access to the classroom."
Labor union access to classrooms was a consummation devoutly to be wished and easily executed, thanks to previously formed alliances.
Years before, Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal Coalition had forged voting blocks, interest groups, labor unions and minorities solidly into the Democratic Party. With the exception of Dwight Eisenhower's Presidency, liberals successfully controlled the political landscape from 1932 until the late 1960's. Hiding behind changing organizational names or morphing strategies, they kept their stranglehold on American politics and campuses; surviving the presidency of Ronald Reagan, the same way cockroaches survive a nuclear blast – waiting for the dust to settle until they could crawl out of their holes and multiply once again.
Today, the AFL-CIO website outlines a 1999 joint initiative between Jobs with Justice, the United States Student Association, and the Student Labor Action Project (SLAP). SLAP "engages student activists with economic justice campaigns in their communities and campuses." According the AFL-CIO website, "SLAP organizes more than 150 campuses during the National Student Week of Labor. Across the country, students hold hundreds of events to celebrate the lives of Cesar Chavez and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and build solidarity between students and workers." Not surprisingly, they spend a lot of time "talking about the parallels between campus and community organizing." In short, they are grooming thousands of young Barack Obama's to continue infiltrating our businesses, media, court system, entertainment industry and political offices.
If all Americans had to do was concentrate on this then sure we could have handled it better.
But our country got dragged thru wars, wars and more wars and the never ending media-hype of more wars and doomsday predictions. There were Presidential assignations and other events that led to the "Demoralization of America". That is a lot for the average American to handle with work, family, raising children with morals and biblical values and so on. What a shame that so many people want to destroy a country that has enabled them to personally achieve so much more than any other country could offer. What a shame.
Thanks for the article and reminder.
thank you for this. I appreciate you taking the time to educate and inform me.
You are welcome Michael! That is what we are here for!
I was right. We are SO screwed.
We no ;
longer have a Nation the global strategists have one goal turn us all into slum dogs. Fold the wings of your hope and, fight the ground fight with the rest of us. That is simple their is a trench and a graveyard. Stay in the trench. Stay with groups like the Tea Party who truly understand. Also, with the Generals who still stand up to tyranny. Who have informed us all. The empty chairs that have run DC and bankrupt this Nation need to be surrounded and not let out of DC. This tyranny has run out of bribe money and this clown is loading up to out anyone who does not bow to his Lies.
Thank you for making this astute comment. After reading so much of his writing and pouring over old newspapers, I was truly left with the same impression - and shocked that his work has been ignored for so long.
I am also continually surprised that so many conservatives continue to lack the "big picture" in identifying who is working against them. From the Chamber of Commerce to the AFL-CIO, SEIU, to Catholic Charities facilitating the import of thousands of immigrants every year who are trotted down to Social Services and registered Democrat. Then add to that the tentacles of Agenda 21: hundreds of "green" and "sustainability" projects and programs that have overtaken every city in this country - so many of these are connected like a roadmap that we have seemingly been blind to until it was too late.
Thank you to Ms. DeFord for reposting my article here. I am pleased to have found your site, as well as so many awakened, intelligent and thoughtful people in your online community.
Commies never make sense, they believe false theory that never works out. Kills off millions of people.
WE WILL NEVER BEAT THE COMMUNISTS UNTIL WE STOP SAYING THE WORD LIBERAL. THEY HAVE WON. WE HAVE LOST AND THE PROOF IS IN THE MINI KREMLIN. HANOI JOHN IS OUR VC REPRESENTATIVE. HOLLYWOOD'S LAST RELIGIOUS MOVIE WAS AGNES OF GOD ABOUT A NUN WHO GETS PREGNANT. PLAYED BY HANOI JANE WHO INVENTED THE JANE FONDA WORK OUT IN THE TORTURE PRISON THAT BROKE JOHN MCCAIN.
LOST THIS WAR A LONG TIME AGO. THE DAY THE COMMUNISTS MUZZLED JOE MCCARTHY AND DISSOLVED THE HOUSE UN AMERICAN ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE. THE DEMOCRATS KILLED US IN NAM AND TODAY THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS NOW THE COMMUNIST PARTY. OBAMA IS SMUGGLING IN FUTURE COMMUNISTS AND EXPORTING GUNS TO COMMUNIST NARCO TERRORISTS.
AS SOON AS I WIN REINFECTION TELL PUTIN I WILL BE MORE FLEXIBLE? THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN. THAT IS WHAT IS RUNNING YOUR TAXABLE LIFE. AT THE LAST CONVENTION THEY THREW GOD OUT AND LIED ABOUT IT.
THEY ENDORSE FLAG BURNING, BABY KILLING, DRUG DEALING AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE US MILITARY IN ORDER TO PUT UN TROOPS ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER. AN ARMY GREATER THAN THE AMERICAN ONE OBAMA BIN LENIN PROMISED. ANYTHING TO HURT THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA HE WILL DESTROY. WELCOME TO THE USELESS OF A. NO GOD NO COUNTRY NO FREEDOM. MORE SLAVES TODAY THAN IN THE CSA. TAX SLAVES AND DRUG SLAVES. KEEP THEM HIGH AND WATCH THEM DIE.
There has been several religion themed movies:
1. "Passion of The Christ"
3. "King Arthur"
>>> COMMON CORE IS ROTTEN CORE