Universities pander to liberals, socialist values, and self-entitlement to the point where it limits a constitutional republic, open dialogue, and free speech on college campuses. The way they pander is solely by a false narrative of political correctness.
In the past, I have seen all sorts of secularist and anti-conservative events on my campus — including “The Satanic Temple @ OU,” Drag Queen Limbo, Social Poetry Slam, and De-Stress parties. These events receive more funding than lots of conservative clubs, even with many people having substantially less interest in them. Never has it taken a “liberal” club over a year to get listed by the “Student Program Board,” yet the conservative organization Young Americans for Liberty is still struggling to get recognition on my campus.
The fact that some of our college tuition goes towards formulating a “Gender Sexuality Center” or towards a “Gender & LGBTQ Exclusiveness agenda” is ridiculous. Students investing in college don’t benefit academically from these types of policies.
What is even more irritating to me is how little this prepares students for the real world. In the real world, we don’t have anti-stress parties, safe-spaces, coloring breaks, or dog therapy for those who can’t handle reality. In the real world, you don’t have free counseling for PTSD (which should only be given to those who need it anyway). If you need counseling after debating someone with a clashing opinion, then you are too soft for a professional workplace environment.
Liberal bias in the academic world is getting worse. An example is how often professors push their liberal agenda in their teaching. One particular professor argued that a deontologist, like Immanuel Kant, would think the bible is morally impermissible. Ironically, you would never hear him mention the quote in which Kant calls the Bible, “The most profound book of wisdom.”
Academic biases can also interfere with receiving funding and having a research proposal accepted or even read by the scientific community. Having conservative views, such as believing in traditional marriage, is condemned by student leaders and staff — and sometimes can even get you reported. Having to report others or enforcing safe spaces like this prohibits an open dialogue and undermines free speech on college campuses. The fact that some people think Satanism is more socially acceptable than the ideology of traditional marriage sickens me.
My college is not preparing students to be able to think for themselves, easily handle stress, or work up to an executive-level position in the future. They are teaching people to be afraid of speaking up in fear of being politically incorrect. They are teaching people to pander to secular and socialistic values, instead of the morals students need to build strong character. They are encouraging students to spend all this money to guarantee an entry-level job, which they will have for at least half a decade after they graduate because their college didn’t sufficiently prepare them for the real world. They are preparing them to be overgrown babies who monitor each other and are in love with an Orwellian hierarchy that is completely reliant on others.
In other words, they are preparing them for the communistic principles of Karl Marx, the utilitarian secularism of Peter Singer, and the Nihilism of Friedrich Nietzsche.