Colleges Creating Fools
Manny is at the Table
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, April 20, 2015. Manny has been traveling about the country visiting college campuses and observing America's future leaders and citizens. He is not encouraged, and that is putting it mildly. Manny has asked for the pleasure of your company this morning at the breakfast table. He wants to tell you about his travels. Manny will be preparing bacon and eggs for breakfast. I will be brewing up dozens of Irish coffees for your enjoyment. We hope to see you soon.
Drop the Taco!
Thank you all for joining me this morning. Our future as a nation lies in the hands of our future citizens. We have a major problem in this area. There are hundreds of examples of a complete disconnect between today's students and real world events. Far too many college students haven't a clue about anything, and they seem to be quite comfortable in their ignorance. The fault lies with their teachers and with them. There was a time when it was possible to know that a teacher was a fool or biased. Now students are perfectly willing to listen to and absorb all the misinformation and ridiculous decisions handed to them by educators who need further education themselves. Recently, I was on the campus of Stevenson College in California. Students are accusing the school of being insensitive and racist. You might want to stop eating for a moment. I wouldn't want any of you to choke on your eggs. Stevenson College was holding a sci-fi theme night. The fact that it was a sic-fi theme required the use of the word "aliens." The students took great exception to the combination of the theme and the choice of food served. Mexican food was on the menu. Now try to stick with this thought process on the part of the students. They took great offense with the combination of the word "alien" as in space creature with heaping portions of tacos and beans. Now here comes the even scarier part. The college's office for Diversity and Inclusion apologized for their heinous behavior. They actually said they were sorry for giving the impression that they were making a connection between Latino individuals and aliens. You might want to take a sip of your Irish coffee now. This garbage is hard to digest.
Armed With a Vote!
I visited the campus of the University of Washington. I discreetly tagged along as students were randomly selected to explain why they supported Hillary Clinton for president. The only thing they could come up with is that Hillary is a woman. Never mind the deleted e-malls, the Benghazi terror attack or her foundation's dealings with Arab nations during her tenure as Secretary of State. Hillary is a woman, and that is enough to cast a vote for her.
Hillary Clinton visited Kirkwood Community College during the beginning of her campaign. She took this opportunity to lace into CEOs and hedge fund managers because, in her twisted view, they made too much money. The students seemed to be blissfully unaware of Clinton's estimated net worth of $21.5 million. They were also ignorant of the fact that she charges $200,000 a speech to lambast how awful income inequality is. No worries for her, because the typical college student doesn't know any of this. Hillary is a woman and that's all they need.
Anti-Semitism on Campus
While on the campus of UCLA, it came to my attention that a student, Rachel Beyda, was told she was unqualified to join UCLA's student judicial board because she is Jewish. UCLA is considered to be one of the nation's most liberal schools. Liberal now includes the right to be anti-semitic. Those judging her, admitted that she was qualified to serve, but they were worried about her affiliations. I swear I hear Hitler speaking in the background. In 2014, a survey was conducted among Jewish college students in which 54 percent reported be subjected to or witness to anti-Semitism. Swastikas are being found painted on doors and sidewalks and slogans such as "Death to Israel" and "Kill all the Jews" are not uncommon. Many of these ugly attacks are occurring on the campus of Berkley. Thus far, the police haven't turned up a clue as to who is behind the hatred. At UC Davis, a chapter of AEPi, a traditionally Jewish fraternity, had their house defaced by swastikas. This isn't Germany in 1939. This is America in 2015. We are in deep trouble, if these hate crimes are an indication of the direction America is taking.
Ignorance of the Past
Today's college students are clueless about our past or our present. Many of them have no idea about the Holocaust. They can't remember a thing about FDR or D-Day. ISIS doesn't exist in their myopic world view. If they represent our future, we have no hope for a future at all. Ignorance of the past practically guarantees that it will be repeated. Perhaps this is exactly what is happening now on college campuses in America and throughout the world when it comes to the re-emergence of anti-Semitism.
I will leave you with this last example of the demise of the American citizen. Students at Chapman University in Orange, California were greeted with the deplorable sight of the defiled statues of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Milton Friedman, Ayn Rand and Albert Schweitzer. Messages were left on the statues that accused those represented of racism, homophobia and neo-liberalist ideology. If this despicable behavior is the face of tomorrow, our nation is in jeopardy. We are in decline, morally, spiritually and intellectually. It may take a miracle to save us.
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Before I stretch my wings
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