Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Obama reflects the prevailing certitudes of American academics

For those who've struggled to find out what makes Obama tick, the mystery is over. It's simple. His beliefs and values fully embody the same philosophy, to which the vast majority of American university faculty members are fully invested. He promotes, with near perfect predictability, their left wing, collectivist, counter-American viewpoint. There are a thousands and thousands of academics out there gripping a similar playbook.

Those observers who missed this point early on either went to college long ago or dutifully studied a narrow curriculum and failed to scrutinize the cultural inclinations and revolutionary intentions of their Oz-like, academic surroundings. Only now are some waking up to find, "We're not in America any more."

Obama is the child of two PhD's and, other than having been a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, has no appreciable practical work experience. Given his upbringing's remote fatherly attention and his rejection of his mother's native culture, it may be safe to say that Obama is more truly a progeny of academia than he is of either of his natural parents.

One writer currently claims Obama is channeling his father's Kenyan anti-colonialism. More accurately it is the groupthink of academia to which Obama is fully assimilated and loyally patriotic, not America or Kenya. Academia is the foster parent of the entire Woodstock generation, culturally orphaned from their WW II fighting parents whose shoes they never could fill.

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