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Old 10-11-2011, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Haha you've obviously never set foot in an economics or business department. Or an administrative office. Or probably a college in general. Conservatives are very well represented in academia.
I worked in academia, as a faculty member and administrator, for over thirty-five years. You?

"Roughly 19% to 26% of the American public is liberal depending on survey and method.[6] Liberals vote mostly in favor of the Democratic Party constituting roughly 43% of the Democratic base.[4][8][9][10] Liberalism tends to be most prominent in academia and among the those with higher levels of education.[18] In 2004, 72% of full-time faculty members at four-year colleges identified as liberal.[19] In a 2004 survey of 1,000 economists registered Democrats outnumbered registered Republicans by a 2.5 to 1 ratio. The majority of economists favored "safety regulations, gun control, redistribution, public schooling, and anti-discrimination laws," while opposing "tighter immigration controls, government ownership of enterprise and tariffs."[20] Among sociologists and anthropologists, Democrats outnumber Republicans 20 to 1.[21]"

Wikipedia, "Political ideologies in the United States"
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:45 AM
 
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This forum reminds me very much of the late 40s, early 50s "Red Scare" except this time it's the "Blue Scare".
Yep. Welcome to City Data.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:55 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Actually, the very paper he held in his hands saying he had the names of communists in our country,was blank. He lied. That's common in politics ya know.
Actually,he was correct that there were Communists in the government.
The opening up of the former USSR's archives helped find out the truth.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Many do not know what socialism is or communism.. when it quacks like socialism and communism it is socialism and communism.
Socialism-
1. Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.
2. The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.

Communism-
a. A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people.
b. The Marxist-Leninist version of Communist doctrine that advocates the overthrow of capitalism by the revolution of the proletariat.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I worked in academia, as a faculty member and administrator, for over thirty-five years. You?

"Roughly 19% to 26% of the American public is liberal depending on survey and method.[6] Liberals vote mostly in favor of the Democratic Party constituting roughly 43% of the Democratic base.[4][8][9][10] Liberalism tends to be most prominent in academia and among the those with higher levels of education.[18] In 2004, 72% of full-time faculty members at four-year colleges identified as liberal.[19] In a 2004 survey of 1,000 economists registered Democrats outnumbered registered Republicans by a 2.5 to 1 ratio. The majority of economists favored "safety regulations, gun control, redistribution, public schooling, and anti-discrimination laws," while opposing "tighter immigration controls, government ownership of enterprise and tariffs."[20] Among sociologists and anthropologists, Democrats outnumber Republicans 20 to 1.[21]"

Wikipedia, "Political ideologies in the United States"
The reason why is most who are taught in college are liberal ideas and there is no room for faith in God in the schools. The professors set themselves up as gods in the classrooms filling the students with liberal ideas under the guise of education.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:25 AM
 
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Well it doesn't matter what you want. They have a right to be a part of them if people vote them in.
And they do indeed have that right. Every time I fill out a ballot on Election Day, the Communist Party is right there on the list of choices. Obviously somebody is voting for them. I remember good ole Gus Hall like it was yesterday. As long as they agree to abide by the Constitution, they are perfectly legal.

McCarthyism was a relatively brief period. He was ultimately shut down by both parties and spent the rest of his life in disgrace.

Racism is the new McCarthyism. Indignant and supposedly offended malcontents accusing anyone and everyone of Racism evidence be damned.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I remember a lot of RW crap in a couple of business and economics classes. I also remember a lot of LW crap posing as socialist in anthropology and politics. The math and science professors left politics out of the class room.

Personally I am very far left of the Democrats and very concerned with Republican demagoguery. The Democrats seem to be owned by the big banksters and the Republican ARE the banksters with a large helping of government supported industrialists with a penchant for borrowing money for imperial wars.

I am also aware the Senator McCarthy was a nearly insane drunk looking for personal glory that did not care what damage his accusations did to innocent people. As far as people spying for the Soviet Union are concerned they have their spies and we have ours. In any case the soviets were needed to keep us on a permanent wartime economy just as the Soviets.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:32 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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The reason why is most who are taught in college are liberal ideas and there is no room for faith in God in the schools. The professors set themselves up as gods in the classrooms filling the students with liberal ideas under the guise of education.
Right! That's why there are all sorts of campus ministries and other religious clubs and groups on most campuses, including the big state flagship universities.

While most professors that I have known, and I live in a college area, are classic "liberals", depending on their area of instruction they can be quite conservative on certain things. For example, the biology profs at the U of CO do not buy into the genetically modified foods scare or the anti-vaccine hysteria that many "liberals" go for.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Right! That's why there are all sorts of campus ministries and other religious clubs and groups on most campuses, including the big state flagship universities.

While most professors that I have known, and I live in a college area, are classic "liberals", depending on their area of instruction they can be quite conservative on certain things. For example, the biology profs at the U of CO do not buy into the genetically modified foods scare or the anti-vaccine hysteria that many "liberals" go for.
You have to take some of the comments with a grain of salt. The RW zealots have a genuine fear of Education and the GOP feeds it.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Right! That's why there are all sorts of campus ministries and other religious clubs and groups on most campuses, including the big state flagship universities.

While most professors that I have known, and I live in a college area, are classic "liberals", depending on their area of instruction they can be quite conservative on certain things. For example, the biology profs at the U of CO do not buy into the genetically modified foods scare or the anti-vaccine hysteria that many "liberals" go for.
Liberals are always spewing anti- everything... their way of life is to protest.. and in many ways are anti-american and want to progress to socialism and communism with large federal government taking the states and peoples power away.
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