Monday, November 10, 2008
Yeah, that about says it. I usually come on here to highlight something deliciously asinine. This time, I'm responding to a poster who got stoned and then tried to take Charles to task for chiding the PR team for pretending like Republicans don't do anything on campus. Here's what our indignant friend has to say, trying out his subtle sarcasm shoes for the first time:
Let's feel sorry for the people here who think that white supremacy is the way to go. Also let's represent more people who feel that women should be subservient to men (people because some women feel this way as well...don't ask.) Because people who has an opinion that sets us back in terms of progression should get as much of a say as people that are actually trying to change things for the better.
The above post does a pretty good job making the case why conservatives feel like they don't have much of a presence on campus. That a student could come here and walk away with such clownish caricature of conservative thought shows how liberal the school has become. Most kids a find what they want: a progressive echo chamber.
In addition, I might add, I'm glad conservatives don't write as poorly as the above poster. From my experience, conservatives tend to be the smartest bunch on campus. They actually try to understand and respond to the other side.
And there is no doubt that the best and smartest professors tend to be the conservatives in the government and economics departments. So at least we have that as consolation.
So what's our beef with the school? The problem is not that the admissions department doesn't discriminate based on political views (no conservative I know has ever advocated such a stupid position). The problem is that the admissions department and the PR team try to hide the fact that the school has many stellar conservative faculty members. We could easily promote the identity we were founded on. We could tell people that this is a place where students can get a solid liberal arts education and where they can learn to be responsible citizens and statesmen by being exposed to political philosophy, free-market economics, and the principles of the American constitution.
But instead we try to sound like everywhere else. Sure, we're "politically active," but that just means young lefty hipsters will get a platform to annoy their fellow students. And for the most part we bill ourselves as a school for "leaders," a vague, nebulous concept that found meaning in the progressive era's contempt for constitutional government. So there you have it. Come to CMC and bitch about Prop 8 and our carbon footprint. You can call it an education, but there will be a few of us who know the truth.