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“It really bugs me that someone will tell me, after I spent 20 years being educated, how I’m supposed to think.” — Clarence Thomas
It’s fascinating when you think about it: people on the Left who are supposed to be enlightened, idealistic, educated, and compassionate, especially those in leadership positions, are some of the most naïve, unrealistic, foolish, and bigoted people in society.
Clarence Thomas points out the irony: he is indeed a well-educated man, but he used his knowledge and his wisdom to look outside the narrow limits of his early perspectives, and sought to understand the truths of this country and the world-at-large.
Education is wasted on people who don’t genuinely want to learn; they use the “piece of paper” as a badge of honor to demand respect from those people they see as evil, stupid, and uncaring. But education is meant to stretch us beyond our usual limits; it calls on us to seek a variety of perspectives on morality, truth, governance, science, math, religion, and history. Education demands that we not rest easy on our laurels, but that we go beyond them to understand our own roles in the world, how we can serve our neighbors and our country, and how we can appreciate that which is true and beautiful.
But the academics of the Left don’t care about truth and beauty. They see the world through a distorted, angry lens. They lack curiosity. Their focus is not on learning and growing, but on gaining and maintaining power.
And they are certain that they know what’s best for all of us.Published in