I'm particularly proud of this post...it was originally printed in the Dakota Student my freshmen year...or summer of 2004. I was sitting in a class taught by a communist from the sociology department. I started getting upset about her comments and preaching about how the American tax system was completely wrong. I almost walked out of class during the "lecture" or preaching session. I continued the day by picking up UND's newspaper and reading the opinion section...talk about gasoline on the fire. Some dork attempted to vail his obvious democratic tendency...a poor attempt. So now that I have set the stage of my mental state...be my guest to read my rant...oh and the republican history teacher is completely fictional...soas to not be hypocritical by telling the guy that he was bias and then being bias myself.
Is anybody else sick of getting political ideology forced upon them? I know I am. Whether you are a left-wing environmentalist wack-o or a right-wing war-mongering republican, I really don’t care. I feel that both faculty and other students force their beliefs upon many students that frankly do not want to hear any of it. The truth is that most students are more worried about finding a beer buyer or the next exam than they are about whether the economy would recover better with a new president.
Now, I don’t like to hear how to fix a struggling economy from a sociologist during class. I won’t listen as a history professor tells me how we should have gone to Baghdad in the first Gulf War. A sociologist has no reason to attempt to swing my political ideology to the left, nor does any other professor have a reason to convince me that the right is (pardon the pun) right.
And likewise, I don’t need to read an article of how to solve a states energy concerns from a leftist student that has no facts, just a bunch of rhetoric aimed to make one political side appear politically correct. If you want to write a politically minded article, write one and title it as such. Admit that you really are a “pie in the sky, tree hugging” Democrat, and you are trying to convince me and every other reader to join you. However, if you are writing a real environmental article, edit out your politically minded expressions, and I, along with many more students, may actually enjoy reading an article about cleaning up our environment.
In addition, to the faculty, I ask for economists to solve economic problems, sociologists to solve social problems, generals to handle the war, ecologists to solve any problems with the environment, and people to be able to make up their own damn minds which political party they wish to belong. So my elite professors, stop crossing the lines of your expertise and allow students to learn what you DO know, and let the other expert professors teach the students in their respective fields.