Obama a Creature of the Corrupt University


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All these data show that, as Crisis of Competence writes, there has been in universities a “sharp shift to the left in recent decades,” with “the characteristic pattern of an even more extreme tilt, amounting almost to exclusion of opposing views, precisely in those departments where it matters most to have the full spectrum of social and political thought.” The goals and policies that Obama has pursued have been consistent with this progressive bias, predicated as they are on the unexamined leftist orthodoxy that rules most universities and can be heard every day in a thousand classrooms: American society is racist, its political institutions are unjust, capitalism is an oppressive, corrupt con that benefits the “1%,” and corporations reap obscene profits from the misery of the working and middle classes and the exploitation of nature and the Third World. Examine Obama’s comments on everything from the Trayvon Martin killing to the Keystone pipeline, from the Israel-Arab conflict to relations with the Muslim world, from Obamacare to high gas prices, and one will find behind his words the ideological doctrines of the leftist professoriate, the received, unexamined wisdom promulgated daily in faculty lounges, classrooms, and conferences.

But there is another dimension of American higher education that illuminates Obama’s character and behavior: the corrupting effects of racial preferences and the liberal racism of low expectations that undergird them. Because Obama is “articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” as Joe Biden said in 2007, that is, a light-skinned black with no trace of ghetto accent or thug swagger, he was the perfect “diversity” applicant for the universities he attended. Thus it was in those institutions’ interests to advance his career whether he deserved such advancement or not. Given the refusal to release his college transcripts or standardized test scores, one suspects that his performance was not quite so stellar, surely not good enough for the subsequent goodies showered on him, such as acceptance to Harvard Law School and the editorship of the Law Review. But his performance in those venues wasn’t the point: his function was to show their “commitment to diversity.” To paraphrase what Archibald MacLeish once said about a poem, Obama wasn’t supposed to do anything, but to “be” black.

As a result of this process, Obama during his university career is unlikely to have been challenged in the way necessary for intelligence to be developed and broadened. All he had to do was mouth the progressive dogma, and he would be advanced far beyond his actual performance. He just had to show up, and white people would do the rest. And this is the tragedy of race preferences made obvious in the failed presidency of Obama: an obviously intelligent, charismatic man never had to confront intellectual challenges, hone his critical thinking skills, and learn discipline through failure. And he was fine, as long as he stayed in the academy or community organizing, both worlds where other people’s money insulate one from failure. But as president, he had to deliver and take responsibility, both of which he has refused to do. Instead, he delegates to aids and Congress, and then blames anybody and everybody for the consequences of the flawed policies. And like the typical professor, he politicizes everything, demonizing those who challenge him with question-begging epithets and ad hominem attacks.

So if you want the key to Obama’s character, look to the universities that created him, the media that slavishly serve him, and most of the voters who elected him. In other words, Obama represents a failure in our educational system that extends much, much farther than one president’s administration.

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  • Anthony

    Very good article. I enjoyed reading it because it tells the truth about both academia and the cult we should call black idolatry.

    Obama on CSpan yesterday reminded me of a demented man frustrated by the those who fail to recognize his genius. He would often make facial expressions that were scary, almost every thing he said was not true, or half true, or would contradict his actual actions. Basically, he lies and believes his lies.

    I thought about just how confused and befuddled and unpleasant he is to look at, and I thought it obvious that he is the worst man in our history to be represent Ameica – an embarrassment, a danger.

    But he does represent America to the world, because he embodies America as it is today. He is a messenger of the modern America created by sick, demented liberals who were given the keys to every major institution – by foolish elites, and they methodically proceed to recreate society in their image.

    Obama is their Frankenstein.

    • http://imataxpayertoo.wordpress.com kathy

      Well said, Anthony.

    • DMW

      Yes, well said. And to: "I thought about just how confused and befuddled and unpleasant he is to look at…" Let me say that his pacing and tone of delivery (more likely from a teleprompter mode of delivery) expresses both arrogance and insincerity — like a well honed robot (or Chatty Cathy) that is started by a string pulling on his back. Just words. Yet there is a conviction there to say the words correctly but, unlike say a Reagan, no conviction of any long lasting or eternal meaning.

    • joe

      he has delusions of grandeur

    • Sage on the Stage

      Very good article; and a very good post. But we also need to realize that the indoctrination of our young people begins in the public school system. By the time most students get to college, they are well on the
      way towards becoming narcissistic, unproductive individuals that will burden society. They have been jacked up for years; by teachers who reward bad behavior and poor/nonexistent study habits; or ignore it, and pass students that don't deserve to pass; that demonize and denigrate America, etc. For example, in this locale, public schools are no longer going to suspend students for poor behavior. And guess who supports this initiative? The Open Society Institute; funded by none other than George Soros.

    • Ronald Johnston

      The only solution to this evil agenda by our universities is to disband them!!!!! When the free enterprise system finally gets healthy again, new educational institutions will rise up out of the ashes and will be free of the yellow bellies!!!!!

  • pierce

    I could not say it any better. You Anthony, are a excellent spokesperson for what's wrong in America today.

  • oldtimer

    Zec.1 and Rev.6.. the 4 hidden dynasties, education, governmental, monetary and religious. Where do we see the corruption today.These institutions influence and control from birth.

  • jacob

    And, with all due respect, may I ask :
    WHOM'S FAULT IS IT ?????

    There is a problem in this country, problem which shouldn't exist but it does, consisting in that
    we either fall short or go overboard, a typical example of going overboard being what has been
    exposed above about OBAMA's university career….and I dare bet nobody but nobody knows how
    to get rid of this problem not only in higher education but in our corrupt media, which reminds of
    NIXON's words :
    THE MEDIA EITHER MAKES YOU OR BREAKS YOU…

  • jacob

    I apologize for having ommited that what's happening in our education system starts even at grammar
    school….
    How about the rewritten history of our country in the school books and no PTA's have said boo so far ??

  • wintertime

    Unfortunately Bruce Thornton did not include the liberal to conservative ratios for the colleges of education.

    Please remember that the graduates of these liberally lopsided institutions are graduating the K-12 teachers that have populated out government ( and private ) K-12 schools for the past 30 or more years.

    Not only are elite students being indoctrinated in our colleges and universities, but the indoctrination begins in kindergarten, Even the proles who never manage to get to a university or even graduate from high school get their fair share of liberal indoctrination.

  • CALLEEGIRL

    Gosh ERIC AND ANTHONY if I had a lot of cash..sorry but just wrote my check for the other 52%…BUT if I hadn't I would buy front page space on papers and put Eric's Great Article and Anthony's Wonderful response! Both so well written..Thank You Both:)

  • CALLEEGIRL

    OH GOOD LORD PLEASE FORGIVE MY 52 YEAR OLD FAILING GRAY CELL'S..I AM SO SORRY BRUCE! I HAD JUST FINISHED READING SOMETHING FROM MY NEPHEW ERIC…I AM SO EMBARRASSED!

  • Bartimaeus

    Great article! The educational system that dominates a country determines its future. It has been a long time coming but the progressive vision is now entrenched and will be the greatest challenge to our survival as a free nation.

  • tagalog

    Now that we know what kind of a grounding in constitutional law Barack Obama received in his schooling, and that he qualified as an instructor of law at one of the finest univeristies in the United States, can't we now come together on a bipartisan basis and agree that our educational system needs considerable beefing-up in the area of liberal arts and law?

    I mean, Obama is an idiot when it comes to law, the University of Chicago didn't catch that, probably because of racialism, and now he's demonstrated it with his ignorance of judicial review, Marbury v. Madison, and the role of the Supreme Court, not to mention his misunderstanding of just exactly what "judicial activism" means.

  • geopeyton

    "For me, while all these speculations could explain Obama’s personality and behavior, the answer is simpler: he is the perfect embodiment of the politicized, corrupt university."

    For me, it's even simpler: smart people tend to think they know everything. Only intelligence properly accompanied by wisdom is worthy of respect. Barry is hubris personified.

    • geopeyton

      "You can bet that “equal” does not mean equality of opportunity but equality of result achieved by the coercive power of the government."

      Furthermore, you can bet that whatever measures applied to create said equality of result will not be applied to themselves.

  • Schlomotion

    It is amazing to me that this article drips with leftism. You have the Committee that is trying to do a sit-in at the University, and occupy all the podiums and the student organization checkbooks in the name of Zionist neoconservatism. But it is still the tactics of Students for a Democratic Society. You have the pseudo-freudian analysis of the target who deviates from the desired politics of the Committee. I read here a several pronged pseudo-freudian analysis of Obama including speculation about a parental complex. You have the Committee presenting several absurd analyses in the hopes that you will take the last, least ridiculous looking analysis because it is ostensibly less absurd than the others. It reads like the CPUSA trying to sovietize the University but privatize the profit.

    • UCSPanther

      As usual, you make less sense than a schizophrenic vagrant.

  • mrbean

    And I told the old street philospher "To higher things I do aspire", and he said "Son you are liar" It is faster horses, younger women, older whisky, and moooore money!"

  • jive artist

    everything you need to know about collegeboy… he claimed to be an ardent fan of the chicago white sox, (south side of course), yet mispronounced komisky park ( called it cominsky park), couldn’t name the manager ( ozzie guillen at the time), and could’nt name one player, instead naming two cubs, one of whom had long since retired. what a joke!!!

  • digdigby

    And shaped his wife as well. The woman had a $300,000+ 'administrative job' which in reality was 'baksheesh' paid to have access to her husband. When she left her 'job' do you know how much money her replacement was paid? Nothing. Because she had no replacement. Race whores, both of them.