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Submitted by Glenn Klotz (United States), Apr 21, 2003 at 07:56

When I was an undergrad many many yrs. ago At the University of Calif. I remember vividly go with a group to ask my Marxist History prof. who was of course miltantly anti-war to be our guest at a Vietnam anti-war rally that was to be held that afternoon in a nearby town. He thanked us but said he couldn't make it because he had a prior engagement. I was really disappointed in his response since this man had day after day basically haranged us about the war and how we all had to organize to stop it etc. etc. So after the meeting I walked up and politiely asked him why he couldn't make it. He smiled at me (we were friends) and told me he had a tennis date with a rather pretty coed and she came before any rally. That was my introduction to the reality of University Profs. Needless, to say that marked the end of my student protest yrs. I never took any of these clowns very seriously anymore after that incident and to this day still don't. They live in the rareifed air of their little intellectual Ivory towers and look down their noses at the rest of us. For the most part we do better ignoring them because in most cases their students do.
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