A dichotomy worth pondering.

My friends, the President of the United States of America just honored a Communist nation with a State Visit. I may view our current President as the worst President in our history, but nonetheless, he is our President. Our President is the man who holds the most powerful position in the entire world and he offered the hand of friendship to a tyrant. What was the tyrant’s response? As the youth of today would say, “He dissed him!”

Fidel Castro will never believe that capitalism is better for the poor than communism, despite unequivocal evidence to the contrary. But, of course, he fought to turn Cuba into a communist nation. His position is understandable. But what turned university professors in the United States into communists?

If one looks at college campuses today, one must wonder about two things. First, college “educated” students are not well-educated. Second, they are fed the notion that capitalism is the bane of the “poor, non-white” American immigrant.

I will examine the first in a footnote.

The second I will dispense with in a few short sentences. Here is a multiple choice question:

Who knows more about being a poor black person or a poor Hispanic person:

A. A poor black person from Africa or a poor Hispanic person from Mexico.

B. A college professor at American University.

C. Our “black” President who was raised by his white mother and grandmother in a middle class American household.

D. The Rugged Individualist.

The correct answer is “A.” The next thing to ask oneself is; Are any poor black people from Africa or a poor Hispanic people from Mexico educated at American University. The answer to that is obvious.

[From: Campus lunacy, by Walter E. Williams] Professor Salvador Vidal-Ortiz of American University told his students that capitalism dehumanizes brown people and black people. If his students had one iota of brains, they might ask him why it is that brown and black people all over the world are seeking to flee to countries toward the capitalist end of the economic spectrum rather than the communist end. 

How many Mexicans or black Africans are fleeing to Cuba? What in God’s name could possess them to flee to America where there “lives don’t matter” and they will be forced to work in jobs that pay “minimum wage?” And, by the by, Professor Vidal-Ortz also tells his students that, though he is light-skinned, he refuses to be called white. “I will not be labeled as something that I know is violent!” Are poor black people from Africa and poor Hispanic people from Mexico flocking here to have violence perpetrated on their persons?

The answers to these questions do not require a college education. If you want to know whether capitalism is better than communism (or socialism) just look where poor black people and poor Hispanic people flee to improve their impoverished lives.

Roy Filly

Footnote: [Source: Campus lunacy, by Walter E. Williams]

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know:

  • Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV’s “Judge Judy,” is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • More than a quarter of the college graduates did not know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II.
  • One-third did not know that Roosevelt was the President who spearheaded the New Deal – yet they all want the provisions of the New Deal to last in perpetuity.

A lack of “education” about our great Nation has been going on for a while (thank you National Education Association – the largest labor union in the United States. It represents public school teachers). Just consider what Newsweek found only a few years ago. They asked 1000 US citizens to take America’s official citizenship test:

  • 29% couldn’t name the Vice-President.
  • 73% didn’t know why we fought the Cold War.
  • 44% were unable to define the Bill of Rights.
  • 6% couldn’t even circle Independence Day on a calendar!


About Roy Filly

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One Response to A dichotomy worth pondering.

  1. Anne Malcolm says:

    But we must “fund” education!!!! That’s what I hear over and over in my community. I say, the schools are completely well-funded. It is what they do with those funds and how they spend their time that is the problem. OH, and if you aren’t for increasing the latest budget for schools then you are “anti-education” and may possibly “hate kids.”

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