Re: Why Kerry is going to win. The Great Motorcycle Prophet speaks
Even out here in the sticks the best way to get your butt in a wringer is to simply exercise your right , wait - we're talking University here after all, your responsibility to speak your mind. I and every one else around here who doesn't toe the party line are in nearly constant hot water. I, personally, am neither liberal or conservative and, in fact, despise all politicians, their keepers, and most of the mainstream media with roughly equal intensity. This is definitely at odds with the warm and fuzzy thoughts we are all supposed to have about authority.
Most U's as they are currently configured are really not about diversity at all. True diversity includes diversity of thought, not just sex and ethnicity. You are supposed to encounter people at an institution of higher learning who have ideas that differ from yours and public discourse is the way that you are supposed to sort 'em out. If things are really working right they are at least as smart as you are too. Precious little of that these days, unless you count idiots yelling at each other on TV and websites.
What/where did you teach, if you don't mind me asking?