College campuses are getting nuttier by the day, as progressives continue to infiltrate and infect higher education as a means of continuing the liberal brainwashing public schools give kids during the most formative years of their lives.
If you dare to go to college as a true free thinker and challenge the leftist status quo, you get singled out, persecuted, and harassed for it, which is exactly what happened to a conservative student at the Jesuit school Santa Clara University.
The chapter president of Turning Point USA at the college is claiming that professors who teach at the college tried to intimidate him via email.
According to Campus Reform:
The TPUSA-SCU chapter was initially denied official recognition by student government in a vote taken just one week after a staff advisor delivered a PowerPoint presentation on white supremacist groups that featured a slide about the national TPUSA organization.Vice Provost Jeanne Rosenberg overturned the decision, however, explaining that the Senate had unfairly used political disagreement as a basis for disapproving the group.
This upset a number of professors, who argued in an open letter that the administration had no right to “second guess a decision reached by the democratically elected representatives of the student body.”A few professors apparently deemed the letter an insufficient response to the situation, and began emailing the entire faculty email listserv with the president of TPUSA-SCU, Caleb Alleva, copied on the chain.
Six professors sarcastically demanded in the emails that they be added to TPUSA’s Professor Watchlist.
“I recommend adding me to the Faculty Watchlist sooner than later,” wrote John Farnsworth, a professor of environmental studies. “During the spring quarter I will be teaching ENVS 79: Environmental Thought. In this course I attempt to establish a climate of intellectual openness that I fear will make TPUSA members uncomfortable.”
Farnsworth also opted to insult the intelligence of TPUSA members, asserting that “the rigors of the course…will almost certainly present difficulties to any student who subscribes to the TPUSA viewpoint.”
Other professors touted their “credentials” for inclusion on the list, such as communications professor Charlotta Kratz, who said she should be added because she “maintain[s] a critical perspective on American whiteness in all classes.”
Alleva responded to the “request” by these wonderful “educators” with this:
“If you would like to be reported on the watch list, I see no reason why you can’t do it yourself, cross your fingers, and hope for the best,” Alleva wrote. “Keep in mind, there has [sic] to be ‘incidents that have already been reported by a credible source’ for you to be published on the website.”
To be a group of people — at a religiously affiliated school — who claim to be tolerant of those who are different from themselves just proves liberals really don’t like it when you hold a viewpoint contrary to their ideology.
Isn’t the fact they’re intolerant of conservatives prove that they are huge hypocrites who don’t actually practice what they preach?
Universities used to be places where open discussion and dialogue of opposing viewpoints was encouraged, as it taught courtesy to those different from you, equipping you with a skill that opens the door to future success.
Another “do as I say, not as I do” moment brought to you by “Academia nuts.”
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]