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Brainwashing U: Colleges’ sick ‘orientation’ game
New York Post ^ | August 25, 2011 | ROBERT SHIBLEY

Posted on 08/26/2011 5:39:51 PM PDT by reaganaut1

Parents sending children off to college for the first time, beware: Their “freshman orientation” is all too likely to include being herded through a “tunnel of oppression” to learn about the evils of “white privilege,” being lectured about how they’re part of a “rape culture” or being forced to discuss their sexual identities with complete strangers -- before they even meet their first professor.

That’s right: For all we hear about faculty ideological or political bias, campus administrators are often worse when it comes to brainwashing students.

Consider the shocking account from a student trained to be a dorm supervisor -- a resident adviser, or RA -- at DePauw University in Indiana. One of her first duties last fall was to lead her new students through a house decorated as a “Tunnel of Oppression,” where supposedly “realistic” demonstrations in each room taught lessons such as how religious parents hate their gay children, Muslims would find no friends on a predominantly non-Muslim campus and overweight women suffer from eating disorders.

Indeed, in her training to become an RA, “We were told that ‘human’ was not a suitable identity, but that instead we were first ‘black,’ ‘white,’ or ‘Asian’; ‘male’ or ‘female’; ... ‘heterosexual’ or ‘queer.’ We were forced to act like bigots and spout off stereotypes while being told that that was what we were really thinking deep down.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. must be spinning in his grave.

Unsurprisingly, she turned down the school’s offer to be an RA this year -- she’d rather find another job. DePauw is no rare case. At least 96 colleges across the country have run similar “tunnel of oppression” programs in the last few years.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: brainwashing; college; homonaziagenda; homosexualagenda; psycholeft

1 posted on 08/26/2011 5:39:55 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

At my son’s orientation they put on a skit about ‘tolerance’. We must be tolerant of the gay students, tolerant of the slutty girls that drink too much, tolerant of the party hounds, tolerant of the kids that don’t have a lot of money. In the skit, when the Christian kid asked his friends if anyone wanted to do Bible study with him, he was promptly lectured about how he needed to be tolerant that not everyone is a Christian. There was also another skit about sex on campus. The overall message was..have sex with whoever you want as quickly and whenever you want, just make sure you wear protection and get tested for STD’s. I wanted to yank him out of there, but 12 years of Christian education and my warning him about what college would be like in the land of liberals has prepared him.


2 posted on 08/26/2011 6:10:04 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: No Socialist

I believe I’m seeing signs here and there that students are on to this indoctrination stuff. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if one of these days an entire incoming freshman class just laughed their way through the entire “Tunnel of Oppression” exercise - and then invoked God’s blessings upon the twits that subjected them to it. As the current phrase goes, “Heads would explode!”


3 posted on 08/26/2011 6:21:10 PM PDT by Wife of D28Man
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To: reaganaut1
This is nothing new. It was going on when I was at MSU back in the 90's. Our attitude back then was about this.

"This is so gay. (pun intended) Where's the party? Will there be kegs and women there? Alright."

4 posted on 08/26/2011 6:25:47 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I am not lead by any politician. I am my own leader.)
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To: reaganaut1
It always appeared to me that many of the administrators were people who never really 'finished' school. Yes, they got their degrees and all, but they often seemed like they had some kind of unaddressed issue from their college years (weren't respected by their peers, didn't feel that they fit in, didn't earn a degree with relevance outside the campus echo chamber).

It seems a lot easier to walk as a semi-immortal among college students, who never seem to grow up as a new batch of them comes on line every Fall, than to develop one's self in the scary real world.

5 posted on 08/26/2011 6:42:59 PM PDT by Cu Roi
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To: reaganaut1

Damn, I remember my freshman orientation. It was a week long celebration of bands, and a two hour meeting telling you the rules of the dorm. That was one of the best weeks of my life.


6 posted on 08/26/2011 6:49:00 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: reaganaut1
And yet parents continue to send their kids to these youth camp socialist-fascist-commie-muzzlim-gay loving, America-hating, Christian-hating cess pools! Unbelieveable!

The education is not all that terrific to begin with, since it is so blatantly slanted as a left-wing marxist indoctrination center.

7 posted on 08/26/2011 6:56:25 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: No Socialist

Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing. If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.


8 posted on 08/26/2011 7:04:09 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: reaganaut1

If you have left your children get out of the house without a sound and grounded knowledge what is ahead of them then shame on you.........
If your 17-18 year old does not know right from wrong by then you failed.....


9 posted on 08/26/2011 7:08:22 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: reaganaut1; LucyT; TheOldLady; Outlaw Woman; Monkey Face

During my orientation here at St Barack’s College of Pharmacy and Unicorn Management the dean gave a three-week-long PowerPoint presentation (well, it seemed that long, anyway) on how 1) Rich nations are bad, 2) Rich corporations are bad, and 3) the United States is really, really bad. I amused myself by counting the logical fallacies and dubious data.


10 posted on 08/26/2011 7:09:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That’s disgusting. I’m guessing no one challenged the pinko right?


11 posted on 08/26/2011 7:12:43 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("And Resist! We MUCH!": The brilliant Al Sharpton)
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To: Krankor

Was that in 1940? (*snicker*)


12 posted on 08/26/2011 7:15:52 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("And Resist! We MUCH!": The brilliant Al Sharpton)
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To: jmacusa

“Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing”

I like that. That is profound.

I often fantasize about going through one of these orientations knowing what I know now. It would be a hoot. I would have to major in sensitivity training afterwards.


13 posted on 08/26/2011 7:17:45 PM PDT by albionin
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To: No Socialist
In the skit, when the Christian kid asked his friends if anyone wanted to do Bible study with him, he was promptly lectured about how he needed to be tolerant that not everyone is a Christian.

How tolerant of them (/sarc). But seriously, at first I thought the skit you were describing was satire because the irony was almost too much. But based on the rest of the skit, I don't know how any thinking person could fail to see the irony. But then again, liberalism is a mental disorder, so why should I expect anything less.

14 posted on 08/26/2011 7:22:34 PM PDT by Drrdot
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To: reaganaut1

Recently I went to the Auraria campus of Denver University for my 8th grade daughter’s history fair presentation. While I was waiting I went into the student union building and I could not believe it. On every window and column were posters about this abuse or that intolerance. They had an office of gay/lesbian/transgender/bi you know the drill. There was a list on the window of sexual orientations. There were about 15 different ones and when I got to “asexual polyamourous” I started laughing. I turned around and this stereotypical liberal woman was staring at me with this horrified expression. You know, like I had horns growing out of my head, and I just lost it. I had tears streaming down my face and she stalked off in a huff.

If you just landed on Earth and went in to this place you would have to conclude that it is the dangerous place in the world. Everybody there is an oppressor, rapist, intolerant hater, girlfriend abuser or religious fanatic. Things sure have changed in the last 20 years.


15 posted on 08/26/2011 7:35:23 PM PDT by albionin
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To: Outlaw Woman

Nope. The younger students had probably been fed the same pap for all their lives, and as for the cynical old farts like me...well, telling the dean he’s full of s*** in front of 200 would-be pharmacists and unicorn managers is not conducive to a long academic career.

Just to give you an idea of some of the BS he was spouting, he cited UN statistics that said that Red China had a lower poverty rate than the USA. Need I say more?


16 posted on 08/26/2011 7:52:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: albionin

Thank you. I have a number of nieces and nephews going to and about to go to college. Their parents are for the most part conservative so they’re well grounded and this bs won’t bother them. I tell them and any young person I meet to always remember that the college didn’t invite you there(’’acceptance’’ my ass) you’re paying to be there, you’re paying their salaries. And just as you pay a plumber to fix the sink, not hear his political philosophy, unless you’re taking a political science course, a physics professor should be told to just ‘’shut up ‘’ and teach physics and I tell my nieces and nephews to always let their professors know this.


17 posted on 08/26/2011 7:56:13 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: No Socialist
The Harrad Experiment is a fact-like chronicle of the early ventures of this indoctrination. I ran into such socially debasing and morally perverting "resident life advising" in the early 70's, and was absolutely surprised about how pervasive and utterly mind-f0keding it has become today even at "conservative" colleges.

Another early example is the personal testimony of a co-ed (that's old-school for a girl undergrad) who fell prey to the hyper predator Bill Ayers. See FR thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2106113/posts.

Wikipedia describes Ayer's current wife Dohrn's sweet (/not) little foray into community organizing thusly:

Women's Brigade of Weather Underground

The Women's Brigade was made up of seventy members, led by Bernardine Dohrn. Their activities, although sensationalized for publicity purposes, were primarily confined to the levels of sympathizers and spies. The internal policies of WUO strictly defined as well as limited women's contributions within the group. The WUO required members to live in "weather collectives" in an effort to reject the bourgeois society. All female members were required to have sex with all male members, and women also had sexual relations with other women, as monogamous relationships were considered "counterrevolutionary"


18 posted on 08/26/2011 8:11:46 PM PDT by bvw
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To: albionin
There was a list on the window of sexual orientations. There were about 15 different ones and when I got to “asexual polyamourous” I started laughing.

So did I when I read this. "Asexual polyamorous." LOL!

19 posted on 08/26/2011 8:12:01 PM PDT by denydenydeny (The moment you step into a world of facts, you step into a world of limits. --Chesterton)
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To: albionin

My freshman orientation consisted of a brief party game to meet the folks on my floor, a unanimous vote by the floor to have no rules restricting visits to the floor by women, a bunch of band concerts and instructions on how to register for classes.

I did, however, later have an experience analogous to your fantasy. Before they were fully developed and made mandatory, the academic left had warm ups for the kind of “exercise” described in the article: when I was a grad student Penn had voluntary “racism awareness workshops” similar sorts of events which seemed to have the chief purpose of giving rich liberal white girls a sense of virtue by letting them confess their covert “racism”. I, my best friend in those days (a solidly right-of-center physics grad student who ended up emigrating to Israel after finishing his Ph.D.), and a physics professor decided to make trouble by attending a “racism awareness workshop” and shining the light of reason on the pap they were peddling.

We got broken up into groups and all in all, I think was the most successful of the three of us, as our group’s “facilitators” ended up having to call in the organizer of the event, Jacqueline Wade, to moderate our group’s discussion. The “facilitators” were out of their depth because I was arguing a position they had, evidently never encountered before: that by and large racial prejudice had been extirpated from American society — yes it still existed in places and in some people, but it no longer held sway. Rather what seemed to be racial prejudice was now cultural prejudice, and that cultural prejudice is not invidious like racial prejudice because some cultures really are better than others. (I gave as an example the difference in reaction to a black man dressed in surplus fatigues — the ‘80’s analog of a hoodie and sagging pants — walking into a jewelry story speaking urban street patois — now called ‘ebonics’ — and to the same black man dressed in a suit and speaking perfect Queen’s English with a Jamaican accent.) By the end of the session, everyone was discussing culture, not race.

All in all it was a “hoot”: a good time “annoy[ing] the left and keeping it unhappy,” as Bill Buckley would have put it.

(I actually want to find out whether that event had anything to do with the transformation of American “anti-racism” into “multiculturalism”, which in the mid-’80’s was an odd Canadian notion unheard of south of Lake Erie. It seems Dr. Wade, is, someone of stature in the academic anti-racism circuit, so it is just conceivable that it did.)


20 posted on 08/26/2011 8:14:10 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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“our group’s “facilitators” ended up having to call in the organizer of the event, Jacqueline Wade, to moderate our group’s discussion. The “facilitators” were out of their depth because I was arguing a position they had, evidently never encountered before”

That is hilarious. This whole multicultural movement is an anti-intellectual movement and you proved it. Take away their script and they have nothing. Good on you.

My daughter did a science project on the golden mean and facial proportions. She had 10 pictures of people she cut out of magazines and she had people order them from most attractive to least attractive and then she measured the proportions of each face to see if the ones closest to the golden mean were judged most attractive. We were at the regional finals and while I was in the bathroom this Hispanic studies professor at Adams State College chastised my 12 year old because she had only white people in the group. I wish I had been there because I would have made her cry in public. I told my daughter to point her out to me if she saw her but I think she was afraid I would make a scene.


21 posted on 08/26/2011 8:37:32 PM PDT by albionin
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To: reaganaut1

How intelligent are people who pay large sums of money for that? What about the many students who have government pay the fees for them?


22 posted on 08/26/2011 9:20:13 PM PDT by familyop ("Plan? There ain't no plan!" --Pigkiller, "Beyond Thunderdome")
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To: Slings and Arrows

You know it’s almost criminal what is being taught to these young people. This is very depressing to hear; if we are successful at stemming this god awful trend toward marxism, how will we be able to sustain that when the young people have been taught nothing but BS? Once these things take hold in their minds, it will be next to impossible (imo) to reverse or unlearn the lies.

2 questions for you my FRiend...Just what is “unicorn”? (am I showing my ignorance there? lol)

AND just how old are you? (I only ask that because you called yourself a cynical old fart...well that and because I’m nosey too. LOL!)


23 posted on 08/27/2011 1:53:41 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("And Resist! We MUCH!": The brilliant Al Sharpton)
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To: Outlaw Woman

“Unicorn” is just a way to show how detached from reality the place is. Alternatively, I could have said something about sunshine, lollipops, and singing “Kumbiyah.”


24 posted on 08/27/2011 8:35:44 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL! Here I thought it was an actual name of a program...OK so I’m a bit on the slow side but only because society is so upside down now that the bizarre is often true.

Don’t dodge the age question... lmao (j/k)


25 posted on 08/27/2011 8:40:53 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("And Resist! We MUCH!": The brilliant Al Sharpton)
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To: Outlaw Woman

The young people are getting an objective lesson right now in the efficacy of Marxism.


26 posted on 08/27/2011 8:46:57 AM PDT by albionin
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