Monday, December 19, 2016
Random Thoughts on a Monday
Nothing is worse than hearing a bunch of leftist progressives lecture the people of the United States about what the Constitution says. If leftists were so concerned about the Constitution, they'd defend it all the time instead of throwing it in the trash.
I'm especially fed up with Hollywood has-beens reading from a script to try to delegitimize Donald Trump. Are we going to have to put up with that spew for four years? It was bad enough to listen to leftist whining through the Bush years. Talk about "fake news."
This past month's political backlash against "fake news" was an amazing display of anti-freedom and anti-speech politics, the likes of which hasn't been seen since Joseph Goebbels refined state-sponsored propaganda to a fine art. The first thing I thought of when I heard President Obama talk about "domestic propagandists" was the reference in George Orwell's 1984, describing the Ministry of Truth. We've lived with fake news for a long, long time. (It's called the mainstream media.)
When elitist politicians start demanding control of speech, it's time to worry about the nation's future.
My thoughts on the "revelation" that the Russians hacked into computers and helped Trump win the election? The idea doesn't even make sense. If Russians are hacking servers, which they probably are, it's the fault of those who don't protect their servers, aided by the regressive and dangerous foreign policy of the Obama administration.
Do we have Russians to thank for Hillary's downfall? Not really. They didn't force her and the DNC to use woefully inadequate protection on their servers. They also didn't copy Hillary's emails onto the computer of a sexual predator.
I've noticed more and more students who contact me at the end of the semester trying to salvage their failing grades. They must think that tactic works because they persist in using it. Sorry, but there is no death bed repentance when you are flunking my classes.
While we're at it, no, students may not read a fifth-grade-level book for a final college research project.
Lack of student interest in taking control of their own lives may be a direct result of university policies that reward poor thinking and touchy-feely curriculum with degrees in Gender Studies or Social Justice Studies.
Thank goodness the semester's about over.
We went to see Moana the other day. It was silly, formulaic, and a heck of a lot of fun. Take out the one "obligatory" joke using bathroom humor and Disney's got another winner.