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To: aculeus
I once knew a young Wellesley College graduate (no, not Hillary Rodham Clinton), who declared to me with a straight face that Ayn Rand was a fascist. Of course, Ayn Rand is well-known as an anti-fascist. It stands to reason that Rand's brand of freedom would be anathema to any "educated" leftist. I doubt that she came to use that word by accident, though - I imagine that the word 'fascist' was intentionally degraded, by the teachers at Wellesley and probably by those at other leftist bastions, to an all-purpose epithet devoid of any true meaning (other than that anything that they had been taught to disagree with was by definition 'fascist').

One of my sisters is also a Wellesley graduate. I love her very much, but sadly I know from firsthand experience that even though she is very bright, she is physically and mentally incapable of having a reasoned discussion of anything that crosses some imaginary line of political correctness. That must have been a learned response - because she shares the same genes and similar childhood home environment with me.

I am perfectly capable of fairly stating the views of my political opponents and debating them on an honest level - if I had to, I could take the opposite side in such a debate and score plenty of points. But that is out of the question with her and with her Wellesley-educated peers that I have met. My sister did not formally major in the intellectually- and academically-bankrupt field of "women's studies", but the stubborn and dogmatic responses that she shows to certain topics lead me to believe that she got infected with a full dose of it just by spending four years on that campus.

18 posted on 03/11/2006 8:27:39 AM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: The Electrician

A modern college education is largely four years of partying interspersed with periods of half-baked liberal socialist and communist indoctrination followed by about 10 years of wasted life while the former student attempts to shed the bullshirt.


21 posted on 03/11/2006 8:44:40 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (DO NOT read to the end of this tagline . . . Oh, $#@%^, there you went and did it.)
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To: The Electrician
One of my sisters is also a Wellesley graduate

Somehow, this situation reminds me of that old Country and Western song, "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys"!

28 posted on 03/11/2006 8:59:53 AM PST by Gritty (I could have ended up in Guantanamo Bay. Instead I ended up at Yale.-Rahmatullah Hashemi)
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To: The Electrician
Wellesley may well be the worst example of political correctness in the history of US "higher" education. A young friend of may came back from there with a degree in Feminist Studies. She now works at NOW's national headquarters. She is the most intolerant person I know.
31 posted on 03/11/2006 9:06:36 AM PST by kjo
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To: The Electrician
she is physically and mentally incapable of having a reasoned discussion of anything that crosses some imaginary line of political correctness

Physically? Woof, she must be a lively "debater"! You have my sympathy.

36 posted on 03/11/2006 9:23:20 AM PST by TheGeezer (I.will.never.vote.for.John.McCain.)
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