Tuesday, March 29, 2005
To find that colleges are bastions of liberalism run amok. I attended M.T.S.U. long enough to get a degree in anthropology and even though I hit dead center whenever I take one of those political tests to show where you lean - left or right - my views were considered horribly conservative to my professors and fellow students. If I really wanted to hack people off, I'd say the reason why there are so few conservative professors out there is because most conservatives get real jobs, but I would never be caught being so mean now, would I? My actual feeling on this one is that like attracts like. Many of the radical students from the Sixties became professors and they generally taught cooler subjects and had bigger impressions on their students (it doesn't mean they are actually teaching anything per se) and these kids decided to go into the same business until an exponential growth of liberalism has swamped academia. Ivory towers make a great place to coast through life too, once you've gotten tenure and that probably appeals to the work ethic of most hard core liberals too. Of course, hard core conservatives will pitch a fit about such news - I told you so they'll scream - but other than producing more liberal professors to teach college I believe the left leaning is fairly harmless. College is about jumping through hoops to get a job, meeting people to socialize with, and partying.
Posted by Wally Bangs