In a recent conversation about politicians, a woman stated that it was too bad that University Professors didn’t run for office, because they are educated, level headed and far more worthy of the ruling title… I sat perfectly still.
I don’t think she thought through her comment, nor do I think she has read of the scandalous commentaries emanating from haranguing, unbridled, anger spewing professors under the guise of ‘freedom of speech’. The latest coming from a Georgetown University Associate Professor who took to Twitter to vomit her rage with expletives and behavior that might align with a three year old having a tantrum at the candy line in the supermarket checkout line. BLECH! According to the American Psychiatric Association, her rage, intolerance, anger, odd behavior, and illogical thinking would qualify her as mentally unstable. Unsuitable. Can we Impeach Professors?
Georgetown’s response, “We don’t approve or endorse every statement made by our faculty members…” for a law school – that’s pretty lame.
Of course, should anyone take a gander at some of the crazy UK Parliament sessions, they quite parallel this Professor multiplied by 20+. It used be that someone who spoke and acted in such a way was immediately carted off to ‘anger management’ classes, their tongue a fork of bitter evil. A psychiatrist might declare they have no ‘filter’.
Nothing could be more humorous than this Professor’s particular area of expertise: Peace and Security. She is pro Drone strikes in Pakistan, and has been critical of Human Rights Watch (the Soros funded organization), which makes her statements even more illogical and odd. A Socialist Hawk? She was charged with slander by the German government, and has been charged with exhibiting bizarre and errant behavior for many years. Still, Georgetown embraces such characters as do most universities…
While my colleague’s statement may have been true once upon a time, I can’t recall when it would apply, it has been that long. I can’t comment on my own professors, I went to school for finance and although it was in DC, politics were not a source of discussion in colleges.
I can attest to the fact that my middle son nearly dropped out of college in Boulder due to the hideously rampant bias of professors in grading based on your religious and political beliefs. And I can also assert that another son attending college in Fort College attempted to vote on campus when Obama was running and was told by multiple onsite tables that unless he supported Obama, he couldn’t vote there….
There was a time when Hollywood was predominantly Catholic, and there was a time when our school educators – educated. Those days are gone. But this evolution does presuppose what industry will be infiltrated next. Where will the next coup originate? Will it be our hospitals – will they turn away anyone who is not Liberal? Maybe Amazon will announce that only Liberals may buy from their site? Grocery Stores? At what point is the truth realized? Maybe gas stations will ban all conservatives, or harangue them at the pump?
At what point does the unfestered bias without a filter go too far? When the mark is on our forehead?
While employers cannot legally fire you for your political leanings, they are free to create false justifications for firing you when in fact their truth is perversely hidden. Ethics are dead. Our allies are truly our enemies, and our enemies are our friend – in our neighborhood, at work, in our country, in our world. And those people we thought were friends we find are our biggest threat to sanity because they represent betrayal.
The mentality isn’t what can I do to be honest, the mentality is how can I lie so that it is unprovable and I am safe? “How can I protect myself even though I am guilty as sin?”
I don’t follow that mindset. I am the type A that would spend weeks attempting to right a wrong. I am infamous for writing the CEO of a company because they over-charged me by $46. It was a matter of “Principle”. I believe I am an anomaly. And every time I think I am not, I am proven to be – again.
So using the same psychiatric checklist to determine what comprises a mentally unstable person, why would a person succumb to lying, cheating, and failing basic principles of ethics?
One of the more heated debates is the fact that Liberal woman are ragefully attacking any woman who is not Liberal. Demonizing. Vilifying. It is beyond normal opinion, and has morphed into a rant of death threats and assault. And while the Liberals are not alone in this, they are by far much more demonstrative in their verbal abuse and threats of even physical assault. They are much more likely to fire employees, rant abusively on Twitter, and in public.
Dialogue, communication, tolerance, the memes they espouse, are suddenly no longer available or utilized. And instead, they assert a tone, a defense, a reality of destruction without consideration to the ramifications.
Because, as near as I can tell, they really don’t care. They don’t care who they destroy, why, how, when, or wherefore. Their only concern is for ‘self’. It is the ugliest evolution imposed and served to us on a silver platter by psychologists, media, television, and reams of ‘self-help’ books. Everything became “Me”. And now the “Me’s” have no concept of anything – else.
In the end, I suppose the hard lesson to be learned is that the mentality today is every man/woman for himself, no matter the cost. And all the values and morals we used to believe in without thought, are radically gone.
The adage, ‘let the buyer beware’ has taken on a whole new meaning… and it ain’t pretty.
Most of our politicians were once upon a time – lawyers. The Swamp predators. Their entire education, their mindset, has been predicated on convincing a jury that their client, who is guilty as sin, is really the victim and just needs a hug. And after a while, their ethical morality just doesn’t exist any longer.
Educators? Their education, their mindset, is predicated on the notion that they are superior beings and that everyone else is an imbecile. And after a while, they begin to see themselves as demi-gods wherein they are the only righteous ones, the only ‘right’ ones, everyone else is beneath them.
So who would make a good politician?