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America's Halls of Academia Should Be A Focus Of Protests too...
America’s Halls of Academia Should Be A Focus Of Protests too…
There are some family members and friends who think that because I went to law school that I ‘live large’ like most of the lawyers they see on the television shows – these friends and family members soon come to realize that the Midas lifestyle they envisioned that I am, supposedly, living is far from my reality. This is perhaps so because, if I did not have those pesky law-school loans that I pay, when I could afford to, I might be indeed ‘living large.’ In that vein of thinking, yesterday, President Obama, via an Executive Order, gave those of us who have burdensome school loans somewhat of a relief, but the academic elephant in the room is the outrageous cost associated with attaining professional degrees. I dare say that the President and most in the Democratic Party, in a large measure, support those who are protesting down at Wall Street and elsewhere, but their ire should be against the administrations, which run many of these Far-Left halls of academia.
No one is addressing the ever increasing rise in the cost of tuition from these colleges because many of these institutions of higher learning are replete with Far-Left professors. Said professors in turn impart the teachings that are simpatico with the respective social and economic philosophies of the protesters, President Obama, and the Democratic Party - therein lies the reason for the conspicuous bias and the free pass for these Liberal institutions of learning. These tenured professors who make a good living teaching a few hours a week - and I would be hypocritical to criticize from that aspect because I too have petitioned to be part of their ranks - are no different to me from the ‘ogre’ Wall Street bankers. However, like the blog I wrote before that showed how the protesters seem to have no qualms about the rich pop, movie, and sports stars - perhaps again because these icons parrot the same social philosophy like those of the Liberal college institutions and many of their professors.
Last week, I saw doctors supporting the protesters - but someone need to explain to me why students graduating from NYU-Med-School have loans totaling close to a quarter million dollars… how are these students going to survive on salaries akin to what their counterparts make in places like England, which espoused and have ‘socialized medicine?’ President Obama too was a Law professor and he made a pretty good living… and I am almost certain that he did not complain about the relative Midas lifestyle, afforded him for being employed as a law professor, compare to many of us who are part of the general public or many of those who are protesting. I can only hope to see the protests move to these institutions of higher learning: NYU; Berkeley; The University of Chicago; Columbia; Brown; Yale; Stanford; and Harvard. I know what you are thinking, Verily Prime, what are you smoking?!