Originally posted by whodey
In the video we see students at Yale University being interviewed and asked to sign a petition to repeal the First Amendment which grants free speech and freedom of religion etc.
You would think that since Yale is the cream of the crop in Academia in the US most would refuse to sign it, but the exact reverse o ...[text shortened]... the future leaders of America.
(Warming: this is not a safe place thread so viewers beware)
The idea that America's elite universities are the preserve of the cream of the crop is a myth that has been exposed too many times to even bother repeating. They are in fact the preserve of the young heirs of wealthy families who can buy their way into the best situations and the notion that these affluent tossers constitute any form of left, let alone a radical left, is hilarious.
Take this as a random example from countless hits on google:
Once acclaimed as the equal-opportunity stepping stone to the middle class, and a way of closing that divide, higher education has instead become more segregated than ever by wealth and race as state funding has fallen and colleges and universities — and even states and the federal government — are shifting financial aid from lower-income to higher-income students. This has created a system that spends the least on those who need the most help and the most on those who arguably need the least. While almost all the students who go to selective institutions such as Trinity graduate and get good jobs, many students from the poorest families end up even worse off than they started out, struggling to repay loans they took out to pay for degrees they never get.
Alongside this abandoning of educational values to the values of the plutocracy, you need to be more aware that academic standards in America's universities are also increasingly mocked in Euopean academia. Your universities are becoming little more than finishing schools for a plutocracy born to unearned affluence.
So given that it is the economic elite, and not the intellectual elite, who are stupid enough to fill in surveys of this nature in the way reported, what you need to worry about is the kind of world your economic masters are prepared to provide for the masses if the US takes no action to correct its grotesque inequalities. If you do not promote democracy (and the US does not) then you are instead handing all power to an unelected plutocracy selected by birth and inheritance.