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Saturday, September 02, 2006

UD Professors (Welcome Back, Daniel of Arabia)

My sincerest apologies to my faithful readers, but I had some things I had to take care of. However I am back to blogging for this fine website, and I am ready to take on the most pressing issues.
The first thing I want to do is to give a shout out to my Problems in American Foreign Policy teacher for letting it be known his political leaning by 10 minutes into the first class. I don't know what kind of teacher this man will be and I certainly wish not to mark him with any kind of judgement. However, he is off to a wrong foot with me due to his first few commands.
After introducing himself, Professer JA Quintus listed some resources for us to get information on current events. NY Times, OK. CNN, sure. BBC, no problem. Washington Post, ehh why not. But when he listend the LA Times as a great source for foreign policy commentary, I knew I'd have to call him out.
I thought this was noteworthy, but then a freind of mine returned that night from his World Religions class exasperated as ever. He proceeded to tell me that his professor was as ridiculous as it gets. The man had a peace sign tatoo 1" in diameter on his cheek, 2 peace signs on his computer and a "War Is Not The Answer" sticker right there facing towards the class. Needless to say, my friend was in for a 3 hour lecture about how terrible America is. He was hit with the charge that Americans dont know how to love, that U.S. taxpayers are all murderers, and that many of the students in the class have ancestors who raped and killed his ancestors. The man claimed to be a pacifist in the most absolute form as well. How can this man teach a fair class in World Religions when he is so openly fanatic about these topics? Supposedly he is an easy A, but I'm not concerned about that. The man is clearly here to preach, and I worry for the minds who are in his class ready to be brainwashed. At least the University of Delaware isn't as liberal as many others, but with professors like this man it is climbing up the charts.
Anyway, it is good to be back and I look forward to contributing to this blog center as much as I can.

10 Comments:

  • At 4:49 PM, Blogger Simon Jester said…

    Ahh but Daniel those sort of Moonbat professors are so fun in class. I find it particularly satisfying to bring in actual proof to back up my statements and to let them talk themselves into their own proverbial graves in public. If I could do that in an Environmental History class you can surely do that in your Foreign Policy class; and our mutal friend can do that to his World Religions prof.

     
  • At 12:11 AM, Blogger Ryan Mc said…

    Like Karen Rodgers isnt as partisan as it gets?

     
  • At 9:41 AM, Blogger M. McKain said…

    "[I] worry for the minds who are in his class ready to be brainwashed"

    --In college, students are to learn to think for themselves and develop their own ideas. I'm sure those delicate minds will be fine; besides, its no different than listening to the president or a politician speak as they try to put their point forth. They're supposed to be governing all people, but in the end, they only wish to spread their own agenda. And they actually have authority. This professor, no matter his beliefs, does not.

     
  • At 7:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dan, i completely understand your aggravation with professors using class time as a forum to promote their own beliefs or ideas. This is even more difficult you do not share the same ideals, but are forced to listen to them, seemingly against your will. At a community college in PA, one instructor felt that an 'Ancient History 103' class was his forum to poke fun at the at the roman empire, specifically around the end of B.C. times/beginning of the first millennia (A.D. used to mean 'Anno Domini', translated: in the year of Our Lord, B.C. used to stand for Before Christ; infer as much as needed from this illustration). His sarcasm about the inaccuracy of common ideas associated with that period of time seemed odd and aggravating to someone who was raised in a ‘conservative Christian’ environment, and only sunk in much later in life.
    Though his intentions were not to convert any individuals from Christians to Atheists, the things he said were difficult for the 27 young minds in the class that hadn’t experienced these concepts being challenged in the past (remember this was in rural PA). He was not trying to destroy the countless hours of spiritual/religious training that these students had listened to on as many countless Sunday mornings. He was attempting to challenge these students to think in a way that they never had before. He was challenging them to think outside of their own ideas, and even outside of their own comfort zone. This is one other part of the whole college experience.... Yes, we go to decent institutions to gain the proper training for our career, and hopefully to meet new people. In this whole environment, we are bound to incur individuals who do not share our common beliefs, and sometimes we have to put up with them on a fairly regular basis. I find it helpful to try to understand not just what someone says, but why they are saying it. Sometimes the what and the why come from two completely different ends of the spectrum….
    Sorry for the long post, but hopefully some of this rambling is comprehensible and even helpful. Oh, I almost forgot the punchline..... the instructor from the ‘Ancient History 103’ class wasn't a hippie or sceintologist, he was a practicing Quaker. Goodluck with the class!

     
  • At 4:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    George Bush is a terrible president. What the hell is Jubilant James so excited about? He acts like money grows on trees. We should just drop the atom bomb on these bastards and end the damn war. Millions and millions of people are struggling in saudi arabia. we can put them out of their misery ~ Sean Murray (word to your mother)

     
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  • At 10:58 AM, Blogger Brian Anderson said…

    You couldn't even name him? Alan Smith.

    http://media.www.udreview.com/media/storage/paper781/news/2008/09/23/News/Peace.Piercings.And.A.Positive.Outlook-3445949.shtml

     
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