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Submitted by Vernon Richards (United States), Apr 13, 2005 at 16:27

Should we be surprised by what our liberal universities are churning out? It is way past time to point out the rampant misuse of the term ‘progressive' by liberal academia spin machines. By continuing to declare themselves ‘progressives', they attempt to usurp every positive connotation the word suggests, implying that opponents must be ‘anti-progressive', or digressive. In days long lost, progressives based their efforts on an internal compass of compassionate traditional values, but now declares itself secular and openly works to undermine the faith and moral basis of the majority of the nation. Today it accomplishes that intent through public education of the masses, activist judges, and unholy alliances with socialists and radical Islam.

This convenient alliance has resulted in educators promoting hate and intolerance (of country, Christians, even democracy itself), in their efforts to leverage their way back into power. They teach, ‘Moral Relativism' (the underlying foundation for much of what is currently called 'political correctness') which a based on a lie. The premise behind 'moral relativism' is that neither Evil or Good actually exist, and so cannot be measured. Such absurd argument is opium for the week minded and the morally challenged. By abandoning common sense and conscience, those ascribing to such arguments think themselves more intelligent, but prove only their own corruption.

Placing increasing faith in 'political correctness' requires liberal ideologists and educators to abandon core notions of right and wrong, which increasingly is blinding them from reality. These scholars and administrators rewrite history to make all conservative movements evil, and all Islam's exploits laudable. There is nothing but duplicity and double-standards evident in moral-relativism. Moral relativism holds sway only in the vapor that is the minds of its faithful adherents, but if we are not careful our children will parrot such rubbish. Such foolishness becomes the final step in a process of personal corruption that starts with an individual becoming so open-minded, that his/her 'brain' has 'fallen out'. In a reckless surge to become 'smarter', such individuals instead quickly become unthinking slaves to their elitist masters.

Evil, all too real today in its various manifestations, continues to claim to be the opposite of what it is. Islamic fundamentalism, as measured by its consequences across the globe, is evil by any standard of human or individual rights, yet still claims to be a religion of Peace. Such nonsense is parroted by various leftist groups and especially educators, conveniently ignoring the realities of current events and 1400 years of violent history. The mind numbing ability to engage in such ‘stretch' thinking is thought to be a personal achievement, but which in reality describes an intellectually limited and narrow-minded state of being which is nothing to brag about. These are they who can say without a blink; ‘One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter', when actually one man's terrorist, ...is another man's terrorist, plain and simple.

In fact, any man who worships or thinks like a terrorist justifying terrorist acts, is also a terrorist. The Dutch recently learned this with the brutal murder of Van Gogh, as did the Russians via a Beslan school incident. Islamimaniacs have been quite clear about their plans to form a seamless Islamic caliphate, thus inflicting on the entire world burkas, stonings, amputations, honor killings, suppression of all religious/political freedoms, and brutality of every sort. Control of academia and public education is but the beginning.

Academia is too corrupt, the best/fastest answer is to remove public funding from public education and turn it back to parents. This is but one sad example of how public education is failing our kids. Vote for vouchers!
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