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1 posted on 05/12/2013 9:10:49 AM PDT by DanMiller
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As a retired university professor and a person with a lifelong interest in studying consciousness and mind control techniques, I can definitely laugh at the thought that academia is not focused on surrender to authority. One of my trainings was in stage hypnosis in order to learn to identify the highly suggestible gullible subjects for selection during demonstrations. This is so easy, especially in a religious setting or with young impressionable minds whom are just searching to formulate an individual identity after leaving the protective umbrella of the family unit.

If you want to get a shocking experience on this subject, read about Stanley Milgram’s research on this subject. There are several YouTube videos that demonstrate how easy people surrender to authority.


2 posted on 05/12/2013 9:18:24 AM PDT by tired&retired
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I had an English professor who told me, “All art must support the revolution.” He didn’t seem to know exactly which revolution it was supposed to support. I asked him about his thoughts on Bach and Monet and Shakespeare. He said that they weren’t artists. I saw a lot of this in my university days. The professors sitting in the back of the coffeehouse trying to seduce the coeds with their talk of revolution. I think we give the professors too much credit. They are human beings. Most of their high sounding rhetoric is just a cover for greed and arrogance and horniness.


4 posted on 05/12/2013 9:23:43 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DanMiller
Please read the entire article.

Exactly what prevents you from posting your entire article from your blog here?

5 posted on 05/12/2013 9:27:18 AM PDT by Gaffer
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Why Mental Health Professionals Diagnose Anti-Authoritarians with Mental Illness?

Well, this did work pretty well in the old Soviet Union. Disagree with communism? You must be insane, so have a nice stay at the asylum... Or gulag.

Mark

11 posted on 05/12/2013 10:21:28 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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One of my favorite teachers at Yale, John Morton Blum, was an academic and a liberal (not a "librul" as I have come to use the word) in the classical sense.

That depends on how you want to define "liberal in a classical sense." Blum wasn't a libertarian, which is how many people would define the term nowadays, more of a liberal in the mould of the two Roosevelts.

12 posted on 05/12/2013 10:28:19 AM PDT by x
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in the 70’a when I attend college Propaganda Analysis was a REQUIRED course so that we would question the authority at that time. It is no longer taught at the university.


19 posted on 05/12/2013 6:34:15 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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bfl


26 posted on 05/12/2013 9:59:50 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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