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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Brainwashing on US campuses

Just last week the University of Delaware was in the news for excluding scholar Asaf Romirowsky from a panel because University of Delaware political scientist Muqtedar Khan refused to sit on a panel with someone who had served in the IDF. Now, there's more bad news from Delaware. It seems that they have a re-education brainwashing program for all students in their dormitories. The article doesn't mention Israel or the Middle East, but given the politically correct anti-Semitism that is prevalent on the left today, you can bet that they're not being educated to support Israel.
The University of Delaware subjects students in its residence halls to a shocking program of ideological reeducation that is referred to in the university’s own materials as a “treatment” for students’ incorrect attitudes and beliefs. The Orwellian program requires the approximately 7,000 students in Delaware’s residence halls to adopt highly specific university-approved views on issues ranging from politics to race, sexuality, sociology, moral philosophy, and environmentalism. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is calling for the total dismantling of the program, which is a flagrant violation of students’ rights to freedom of conscience and freedom from compelled speech.

“The University of Delaware’s residence life education program is a grave intrusion into students’ private beliefs,” FIRE President Greg Lukianoff said. “The university has decided that it is not enough to expose its students to the values it considers important; instead, it must coerce its students into accepting those values as their own. At a public university like Delaware, this is both unconscionable and unconstitutional.”

The university’s views are forced on students through a comprehensive manipulation of the residence hall environment, from mandatory training sessions to “sustainability” door decorations. Students living in the university’s eight housing complexes are required to attend training sessions, floor meetings, and one-on-one meetings with their Resident Assistants (RAs). The RAs who facilitate these meetings have received their own intensive training from the university, including a “diversity facilitation training” session at which RAs were taught, among other things, that “[a] racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality.”
Does the same thing go on at Israeli campuses? I doubt it. Being racist (against Jews of Sphardic origin) is accepted here, and being sexist is much more accepted here than it is in the US. On the other hand, university campuses here educate students to support the 'Palestinians.'

We have brainwashing on campuses here too. It's just different.


At 8:12 PM, Blogger Daniel434 said...

Another sad, disappointing, but at the same time very believable story.

I had an arab friend in Israel some years ago. He had a genuine dislike for his country and he firmly believed in 'Palestine' and claimed all his university teachers taught him this. I told him the truth as well as possible, but he brushed it off, and more and more during our relationship I found antisemitism would come out of his mouth at times, so I stopped hanging around with this individual who is of course no longer a friend.

I just can't get it in my head that in a Jewish State, the State of Israel, they allow such blatant factual errors and untruths to stir up hatred and keep the 'falestin fallacy' alive. It puts a burden on my heart, and grieves me just as this story does, altho honestly I am more grieved for Israel. What is the world coming to? =/ Will the leaders of Israel ever wake up?

At 6:17 AM, Blogger FIGHTINBLUEHEN said...

that guy seems really indoctrinated..

This whole thing with Khan is overblown in my opinion. Seems like the IDF guy was just manipulating the situation to squeeze some kind of allegation out of it. Classic neocon move.. anyway NO WAR WITH IRAN.. RON PAUL REVOLUTION 2008

At 10:39 PM, Blogger Daniel434 said...


Hhhhh! The Loons come out! Ron Paul 2008 is akin to saying antisemitism 2008! or 911 inside job 2008! More SanFran values...this country is going down the tube with all you wacko's.

/proud neocon Bible thumping backwater conservative Zionist @ the age of 23!


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