There are so many Conservative documentaries exposing the indoctrination that is occurring in universities across America. We know it exists. I just want to share my personal experience with Liberal University idiocy, and why it was so shocking to me.
I had heard many Conservative stars talk about indoctrination in schools, particularly in universities. I knew it was a problem, however I did not realize how bad it truly is or how close to home it can be found. See, I graduated with an AA from Rend Lake College, a local community college. I absolutely loved Rend Lake. It was a great environment, and I really feel that I learned so much useful information. After graduating, I applied for Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. I was sad to leave RLC, but so excited to be attending SIUC. I signed up to start Summer classes. I did not want to waste any time. I love learning, and I was ready to start school at the university I had planned on attending since childhood. My excitement would soon turn to disgust, however.
My mom is a Speech Communication major, and she has worked with me on public speaking since I was about three years old. To no surprise, I loved Speech class in High School and at Rend Lake. I wanted to continue in Communications; thinking it would help me in graduate school. So, one of the classes I signed up for was Advanced Public Speaking at SIUC. That summer course was far from what I had imagined. We did give speeches, however most of our time was spent discussing “race, class, power, and privilege.” What?! I thought this was supposed to be Advanced Public Speaking! Our reading assignments and class discussions were focused on topics such as “white privilege” and “class inequality.” I remember one day we were talking about a topic, and it led into us talking about thankfulness. I said we should all be so grateful to live in this wonderful nation, and it seemed that the teacher quickly tried to water down my statement and switch topics. I was confused. When we were assigned a current events type paper, I wrote about Israel. In the paper, I cited The Bible as one reason we should stand with Israel. When I got the paper back, I was told to be cautious, because ‘some teachers do not accept The Bible as a reliable source.’ I was shocked. This summer class was different than what I thought it would be, but it was nothing compared to what I would experience that upcoming fall semester.
To go into every detail would take hours and hours, so I will mention just a few outrageous examples. Most of the classes I took that fall were Communication/PR based, so again, I thought I would be learning about how to effectively communicate, how to persuade, etc. WRONG!
In one class, the teacher began each session by dinging some bell and having us close our eyes. I guess she wanted us to ‘meditate’ or whatever. I prayed, since I do not believe in the whole meditation, ‘empty your mind’ nonsense. (It was kind of like a hippie was teaching us.) I remember asking The Lord to please help me not laugh. The bell-dinging was absurd. Apparently, the teachers union decided that they were unhappy with the current situation with collective bargaining or whatever they fight about, so they decided to protest, which eventually led to a strike. (Now there’s a shocker.) Before the strike, we were asked to join the protests. The teacher actually scheduled it as a ‘field trip.’ I did not attend. The teacher was upset that I did not show up, and asked me why. I told her that I was there to learn, not protest. I also told her that protesting would go against my Conservative principles and what I stand for. She was still not pleased. Oh, well. I refuse to be pressured into ignoring my principles and beliefs.
In another class, we were basically told “America is bad.” “White people are racists.” Basically class and race warfare rhetoric. We even studied a whole chapter on ‘Whiteness.’ One day, the teacher wanted us to watch a ‘poem’ from a ‘poetry slam’ during class. He said it was one of his favorites. In this so-called ‘poem,’ a young Muslim girl likened Israelis to the Muslim terrorists who attacked us on September 11, 2001. She used profanity to describe the Israelis as ‘occupiers.’ I remember leaving class that day, calling my mom, and crying. What the heck was being taught? In that same class, one day, I talked about how grateful we should be to live in America, because we have freedoms that other countries do not. I was, of course, attacked (verbally) by another student. I soon realized I was the only Conservative in that class. It only got worse. We were told America’s heritage is a violent and racist one. I was so angry at what this so-called teacher was trying to shove down our throats.
Honestly, these examples are just the tip of the iceberg. I decided that it was not worth my time or money to go to SIUC. I was not learning anything. Paying thousands of dollars to hear teachers insult the country I love was just not going to work. They say word-of-mouth is important to people in choosing a business, college, etc., and believe me, I have warned individuals in person about how liberal this university has gotten.
I guess the reason this was so shocking is that this university is right here in Southern Illinois, only thirty minutes or so away from my house. I did not realize how much anti-American sentiment was right there in Carbondale. Southern Illinois is very much a Conservative area, so what SIUC teaches is not the sentiment of most Southern Illinoisans. SIUC used to be a great place, but now it has become another Socialist University with Commies and Liberals teaching anti-American propaganda.
This is one of many reasons why it is so important for we Conservatives to keep speaking the truth. We must keep fighting for the America we know and love.
I am now a student of Rend Lake and Missouri Baptist’s new Criminal Justice partnership program. I’m so thankful to be back at RLC. The instructors are a million times better. The idea that a big university is ‘better’ than a community college is completely untrue.
One final piece of information: SIUC’s admissions are down enormously. I guess not very many people want to attend the school anymore. Oh, the sweet irony.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!