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.
Here is a video on Milgram’s experiemnts
Everyone should watch this and share it with their children in order that they learn to NOT be vulnerable to this...
Being a “ditto head” is not desirable no matter the direction you surrender your authority. Never stop thinking and utilizing your critical thinking skills.