Academia is supposed to be a place where ideas can be debated and studied openly so that open minds can come to informed conclusions. Unfortunately, in many colleges today that is not the case. Instead, Leftist professors use positions of power to intimidate and indoctrinate those they are supposed to teach in order to pursue their own political agendas. While this has been going on for decades, today’s inexpensive video recording technology has exposed this travesty.
Dr. Blake Armstrong of South Texas College, Weslaco, Texas, is a psychology professor who was recently caught red-handed pursuing his Leftist agenda. Knowing that his remarks were political and not educational, Armstrong asked students not to “tell anybody” about his so-called lecture. However, one student flipped on a video phone camera saving the professor’s inappropriate lecture for cyberspace, as posted below. Armstrong’s Tea Party bashing comments included:
“In 1931, which was really interesting, the Nazis — people were kind of tired of them. They’ve been around since 1920, 11 years now. They’ve won seats — they’re like the tea party! That’s such a good example,” and “but in the sense of how they politically came to power, there’s a good analogy there. That eventually people realized, ‘Oh, these Nazis are a bunch of nuts,’ ‘These tea party people are a bunch of nuts.’ I mean, the analogy really is a good analogy.”
It is fair to disagree with the Tea Party’s Libertarian views as well as its strict interpretation of the Constitution. However, to compare them to Nazis is not meant to spur intellectual discussion, but rather demonize some Americans in an effort to thwart legitimate debate. This is all too often the goal of liberal academia.
Many industries are today being revolutionized and made less expensive for consumers through new technologies. The higher education industry has so far avoided this mainly due to governmental interference whose manipulation of student debt (loans) has allowed the inefficiencies to continue. This is why cost of higher education increase has outstripped inflation for decades. It has resulted in the current aggregate student debt exceeding $1 trillion, an amount greater than all consumer credit card debt. This unsustainable economic path will soon be a controlling factor for Progressive educators, such as Blake Armstrong. Students will start demanding real education that betters their lives, rather than accepting police indoctrination. However, since Dr. Armstrong likely never took Econ 101, he is oblivious to the unstoppable forces of supply and demand that will ultimately act to curtail lame educators such as he.