Unfortunately, some of the insanity being taught on college campuses across the nation isn’t as laughable as the attempt to eliminate “gender specific pronouns” from campus we wrote about here, or the comical six-week, one-credit sociology course titled “White Privilege Seminar” at Notre Dame.
Some of it appears to be devious, insidious, just plain wrong…and just plain brainwashing.
Case in point – you moms and dads (and taxpayers whose money is used for student grants) are paying for a freshman English class taught at several major universities across the country called “The Literature of 9/11.”
If you’re not checking out the curriculum, you’d think this might be stories about our heroes, the firemen, police officers, and other first responders who perished that day trying to save the lives of innocent victims of the attack.
Instead, the course focuses almost entirely on writings from the perspective of the Islamic terrorists who killed those people, presenting their twisted excuses for murder. The New York Post points out that these classes, taught by America-hating leftist professors are systematically indoctrinating your children into believing the attacks were “our fault” and that “America’s chickens came home to roost” that day.Per the New York Post, “the syllabus, which includes books like “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” and “Poems from Guantanamo: Detainees Speak,” portray terrorists as “freedom fighters” driven by oppressive US foreign policies. Even highly ranked University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has adopted the curriculum. The 9/11 seminar is taught by UNC associate English professor Neel Ahuja, who specializes in “post-colonial studies.”
In Ahuja’s twisted worldview, al-Qaida terrorists are the real victims. “Abu Zubaydah’s torture may be interpreted as simply one more example of the necropower of US imperialism, the power to coerce and kill targeted populations,” Ahuja recently wrote in an academic paper criticizing the war on terror.
He says America’s depiction of the 9/11 terrorists as “monsters” is merely an attempt to “animalize” them as insects and justify “squashing” them in “a fantasy of justice.”
He clearly has an ax to grind, which critics say the university gives him license to exercise through “The Literature of 9/11” curriculum.
“There is not a single reading required that focuses on the lives of the victims, the victim’s [sic] families, American soldiers (or) families of American soldiers,” they added. “Nor is there a perspective that portrays the United States as acting in good faith before, during and after the Sept. 11 attacks.”
The course, moreover, “does not teach students how to think, it teaches them what to think,” the letter continued. “And the material it presents is an apologetic for the violence and murder against the United States.”
The university replied that freshmen should be exposed to differing points of view, even radical ones.”
If that’s the case, I’m just wondering why so many Christian groups have such a hard time getting permission to spread the Gospel on campus? You’d think the administrations would want to expose the students to as many “differing points of view” as possible but I guess that only goes for anti-America propaganda.
What’s happening in Chapel Hill isn’t isolated. Presenting terrorists in a sympathetic light and the U.S. as an imperialist nation is standard fare. This is what, in varying degrees, most college kids are learning today, all over the country.
What’s even worse is that students are apparently not free to defend our country, express differing points of view, or even disagree with the class instructor.
The intellectual destruction of our country by the progressive left is well underway. What are we going to do about it?
[Note: This article was written by Ashley Edwardson]