Liberals love to ruin family activities. The Obama administration has repeatedly attempted to hijack family get-togethers to promote their radical agendas. This year, the Obama administration stressed that it is the duty of liberals to promote gun control efforts at Thanksgiving and who can forget 2013’s “Pajama Boy” campaign, a ridiculous campaign that used a onesie-clad metrosexual man-child to insert Obamacare into family Christmas gatherings.
Ruining family festivities with political agendas accomplishes two goals for the left:
1) By promoting social justice warriors, it gives the Obama Youth a sense of purpose and belonging.
2) It undermines the role of family, a wedge that is intolerable to despots as the families can subvert loyalty to the state.
However, it’s not just the Obama administration vying for the minds and loyalties of the young and ignorant; universities, the re-education camps of the left, has gotten in on the fun.
Harvard University was recently forced to apologize after they distributed placemats that were meant to indoctrinate students in the ways of the left’s premise of social justice.
The placemats were issued to promote discussion during the holidays and offered talking points to eliminate the prospect of free thinking or the open exchange of perspectives.
The placemats offered talking points that asserted that those who disapprove of allowing 10,000 Syrian refugees to immigrate to the U.S. are guilty of spreading “Islamaphobia” (the prestigious school actually misspelled the word “Islamophobia.”)
They also encouraged discussions about the supposed racism of police in America and alleged racism on campuses.
The placemats were so outside the realms of acceptability that even the remarkably-liberal university could not defend them and two deans were forced to issue apologies.
“We write to acknowledge that the placemat distributed in some of your dining halls this week failed to account for the many viewpoints that exist on our campus on some of the most complex issues we confront as a community and society today,” Stephen Lassoed, dean of student life, and Thomas Dingman, dean of freshmen, wrote in a message to students.
“Our goal was to provide a framework for you to engage in conversations with peers and family members as you return home for the winter break, however, it was not effectively presented and it ultimately caused confusion in our community.”
What the mealy-mouthed “apology” indicates is that the deans are not, in fact, sorry for the blatant indoctrination attempt, but are “sorry” that their efforts were misunderstood.
“Academic freedom is central to all that Harvard College stands for. To suggest that there is only one point of view on each of these issues runs counter to our educational goals. We appreciate the feedback that we have received about this initiative. Moving forward we will, with your continued input, support the growth and the development of independent minds,” the deans further explained.
Far from being bastions of knowledge and diversity of thought, universities have become, nearly without exception, proponents of “groupthink,” an insidious and cancerous form of thought that erodes meaningful conversations and the prospect of reasoned ideas and which punishes free expression of conservative ideas.
In essence, universities have come to serve the exact opposite purpose for which they have always been intended.