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The real reason professors are libs

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Rooster Rugburn, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Rooster Rugburn

    Rooster Rugburn Got Pignose?

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    As most of you don't know, or care, I've always thought Greg Gutfeld had an interesting perspective on things, and am surprised all he has is a spot on The O'Reilly Factor and a late night show.

    This is one of his recent greg-a-logues, and a subject that has been tossed around here several times over the years.

    www.dailygut.com


    MONDAY'S GREGALOGUE: TENURED TOOLS

    So in the Monday New York Times, there's a thoughtful piece trying to explain, quote, "the overwhelmingly liberal tilt of university professors." Their shocker of a conclusion: It's not about an obvious discrimination against conservatives - rather it's just a silly, wrongheaded case of type-casting!

    Yeah, it turns out that conservatives don't want to be professors, the same way that men don't want to become nurses. Righties abhor tweed and pipes the way dudes reject Dansko scuff proof clogs. One researcher calls this political typecasting - and includes journalism, art, fashion and therapy as other areas where conservatives refuse to draw a paycheck. Instead, conservatives head toward medicine, law enforcement, dentistry, the military and late night tv shows about unicorns.

    Now think about that for a moment. The left gravitates toward fashion and therapy; the right toward medicine and might. What does this tell you? Well, in the former list of jobs, it's almost impossible to create guidelines for success. Look at modern artists, and you'll see there's no way to predict who will make it and who won't. But in the jobs favored by the right - standards are clearly drawn. You can gauge the difference between a good doctor and a bad one by the number of sponges left behind in your lower intestine (three by my last count).

    But let's cut to the chase. The real reason why professors are libs boils down to one word: tenure. I mean, imagine if you had a guaranteed job for the rest of your life. That means none of your ideas will ever be tested in the real world. Instead, you can blather all you want about how Bush orchestrated 9/11, how America is responsible for all that's wrong with the world, and what a tremendous dude Che Guevara was.

    The fact is, if we actually kept score on the success of liberal ideas throughout history - it just wouldn't be fair to liberals.

    And if you disagree with me, you're probably a racist homophobe.
     
  2. GeorgiaGlockMan

    GeorgiaGlockMan Aggie in Exile.

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  3. Critias

    Critias Freelancer CLM

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    My own explanation for the overwhelmingly liberal tilt of professors is that there IS no overwhelming tilt, but rather a vocal minority (or at best a vocal slight majority) that make it SEEM there's an overwhelming tilt. The Conservative professors just do their job and shut up. It's the Liberal ones that make the news for sponsoring retarded student projects, that blather on about their credentials when writing an opinion piece to a newspaper, and that generally get the attention and make the noise.
     
  4. oly884

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    There's quite a tilt. The only difference is that you have some loudmouth profs, and ones that can remain civil about their views and respect those with different ones.

    I went to Montana State University, and out of the 20 or so profs I had, 6 were incredibly vocal about their left wing leaning. Only one prof, that I knew of, was conservative, and the rest didn't make a big deal about it. But when they had Kerry/Edwards stickers in their offices, I figured they were liberals.