Friday, July 27, 2007


Fresh Air

One of the more repugnant facets of the New College of California scandal -- and there are many -- is the sociopathic socialist syndrome. Armchair, ivory tower, Che Guevara wannabes. But unlike the South American icon of liberation, the tyrants running New College actually exploit the poor and underprivileged in order to finance their glorious revolution. As they are often overheard to say, "We're part of something bigger than ourselves."

Unfortunately, being part of the student body of the school also means being indoctrinated in political and religious dogma intolerant of other ideas, viewpoints, or genuine scholarly pursuit. There are, of course, exceptions, but the overall tenor of the place fits this mode.

For those who are attempting to get their minds around the incongruous rhetoric and behavior of the vain vanguard at New College, it is perhaps useful to realize they have transformed their fantasies into an alternate reality of their own making--a reality that does real people real harm. Indeed, the revolutionaries have been breathing their own exhaust for so long, they now think it's fresh air.


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