Sunday, May 14, 2006

¿Quiénes son los revolucionarios verdaderos?

A student at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee makes a reasonable observation in the campus newspaper: that “radicals” who seem to rather enjoy the comforts of the societies they want to violently dismantle don’t really know what they want, or why they want it.

A quick glance at the student body at any university across the United States would easily display the many different groups that students sort themselves into. Within these groups, you can find those who display their political ideology very easily. You will see them walking around in their popularized and commercialized “Che Guevara” t-shirts (I wonder what communist Che would say about his face on a popular t-shirt further representing the successes of capitalism). However, do these students truly know and consider themselves revolutionaries? And if so, what revolution are they exactly fighting for?

Liberal universities do not want to see any semblance of conservative thought having an outlet on campus. It is for good reasons that they do so. They realize that after students graduate, the appeal and popularity of liberalism is often replaced by the rational adoption of conservative views and values. Universities know that they only have a short time to indoctrinate their students. Therefore, the presence of another ideology is simply unacceptable.

I wonder how much latitude to speak freely he’ll be afforded once he’s written this?

The fuse is lit!

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