Image result for academia brain washing Suppose for the past half century or so you’ve been forced to pay the Acme Swamp Company to engorge all lakes, caverns, rivers, streams, and puddles with effluents, along with enough reptiles to put Jurassic Park to shame. Then, after you’ve discovered that the Acme Company has also supplied Wile E. Coyote with Roadrunner-catching equipment since the Truman Administration, you decide to “drain the swamp.” And then—surprise! surprise! —you’re devastated to learn that the swamp you tried to drain simply filled up again from tributaries that cannot be shut off. And you’ve been paying for those tributaries, too, for a long, long time. In fact, you’ve discovered that these streams are not only exorbitantly pricey, but frequently destructive, parasitic, and virtually impregnable. Question is, what can you do?

The “swamp” in question of course is Washington DC, but also includes much of the bureaucracy, judiciary, and cultural command posts of the country, such as the media and entertainment industries. The tributaries comprise America’s educational system, long dominated by the radical left and protected by tenure and union power. It is this ideological effluent center that has done so much to poison the discourse of American politics, smearing every institution that contributed to the country’s greatness, and radiating hatred of all things most citizens hold dear—family, patriotism, free enterprise, free speech, freedom of religion, the Bill of Rights generally, and of course America’s founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Certainly, storming the Bastille of Ivory Tower totalitarianism constitutes a very great challenge, beset with tribulations and struggle. But one must start somewhere, so here is a short list that could be considered by State legislatures, as well as by an institution that itself should be abolished—the Federal Department of Education.

  1. Eliminate academic bloat by requiring schools to maintain a strict ratio of administrators to educators, with an emphasis on reducing the number of bureaucrats to the bare minimum. The ratio itself can be determined by those more familiar with the bureaucratic pathologies of top-heavy academic organizations. But schools that violate the standard would lose all funding. This measure might help to eliminate hordes of useless functionaries in “diversity” or “social justice” offices.
  2. Require accountability for institutions that do not maintain law and order at academic functions where speakers (always conservatives) are not allowed to speak, or do so only at risk to their lives. That is, dismiss students, faculty, and administrators responsible for failing to maintain civil discourse. The problem is that too many school denizens or hangers-on are permitted to engage in mob action, disrupt the institution, destroy property, and threaten lives without facing any consequences. Enforcing this requirement might clarify some minds here and there, as well as explode the charade of leftist “tolerance.”
  3. Transfer violations of the law to civil courts, under the assumption that university personnel are simply too biased and incompetent to act as plaintiffs, judges, juries, and enforcers at the same time. This stipulation might help to dispel frivolous accusations of rape, or charges of thought crime hurled against students or professors who believe in free speech.
  4. Require greater “inclusiveness” in student organizations, which means, for instance, that if a Christian group is forced to admit atheists, then require, say, an LGBTQ group to admit those who believe in traditional marriage. After all, doesn’t “inclusiveness” and “tolerance” work both ways?
  5. Abolish tenure. This oldie but goodie has been recommended to counter the radical left’s conquest of the academy. Whether such a policy would work is less clear, but it might deprive some radicals their safe, taxpayer supported perches to indoctrinate their students. The problem is that professors belong to that privileged niche in America, where, like journalists, they can say the most preposterous things without worrying at all about the consequences. Again, ending tenure might induce more sober, rational thought on the part of those who rarely have had anything to fear, not even fear itself.

Other proposals come to mind, such as requiring an ideological affirmative action program that would add more conservatives to faculty ranks. But a quota system applied to any hiring or recruiting situation is a loathsome solution that should never be encouraged, regardless of the goals in mind. Or, educators could be required (somehow) to teach subjects about their country to instill the values of good citizenship, respect for America’s contributions to the world, and the achievements of Western civilization generally.

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My school would be in violation, for sure, of #1, #2, #4, and tenure, obviously.

Completely top-heavy, with little to no support for faculty and gazillions of "We can't do that..." regulations.

Rallies:  #1 for Obama, #2 for Chelsea, #3 for Bite-me Biden. Under cover of "these are paid events..."

Liberal Arts Community faculty discussion on Political Climate on Campus, centered on, "...worry, threatened, international..."

We are supported, in large part, by ....Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, along with the snake Kasich.

Your last sentence says it all...the Gates Foundation supported Common Core by initially offering instructional materials at low to no cost just to get it into schools, including private schools. And the "fools in schools" accepted the mythical nine-headed monster, Hydra.  

I pushed hard with a Director of Instruction in a Catholic diocese to read the books...after they had been suckered to using them (I guess it was another, "You need to pass it to find out what's in it" - I called it dereliction of duty or absolute stupidity...or GREED couched in trying to save money"). Guess who pulled the books? 

You go girl--You WON!! Win ONE for US!

We got a lot of work to do....lets get'r done

I say we nuke ourselves and just start over! :-D

How about if we just nuke democrats after giving them a chance, a real chance to convert.

It is not possible to overstate the importance of this cleanup.  No matter how well Pres. Trump performs, there will be another generation of brainwashed, useful idiots, ready to mindlessly do the bidding of Soros in four years.

George, they're in the pipeline. These kids have only been exposed to OWEbama and those horrendous policies...thus they have no comparison due to the libs owned by the educators unions who have always been out to destroy America from within. Not so much the other unions, but the teachers unions are totally disgraceful on all levels. 

An idea whose time has come, be it almost too late.

It's never too late to reverse the liberal agenda. It is like a weed with no roots.  IT can be replaced by good fundamental healthy foundational teachings

One sure way to stop a lot of this Crap is to Cut all funding  , stop student loans, make it unlawful to take any money from  terrorist Org.'s or org.'s that have an Anti-America dogma compleat with prison Terms.   In other words Cut all Money and they will Dry up by them selves !!.

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Former President Obama, the only President in US history who had his FBI and other Intel agencies spy on the opposition party candidate, claims that he created the great economy that Americans are enjoying today. The only thing Obama created was debt and massive job losses with his horrible economic recovery.

Yesterday the former President tweeted an effort to take credit for President Trump’s successful economy:

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Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history.

President Obama’s policies were a disgrace and a failure. He doubled the national debt in spite of zero interest rates from the Fed. His recovery was the worst in US history.

Also, Obama’s assertion is just plain false. The ‘Stimulus’ was passed in February 2009 right after Obama took over the Presidency. He promised to not pass any bills for at least a week to allow for the bills to be read by the people but lied as soon as he was sworn in. The Stimulus was hundreds and hundreds of pages of government handouts to Democrat districts and it was close to $1 million. This was not what America needed and it led to the Tea Party.

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The data shows that the 12 months after Obama’s stimulus, the US lost 4.3 million jobs:

In Obama’s first three years he netted a loss of 1.5 million jobs compared to President Trump who has added more than 6.7 million jobs.

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