Skip to comments.Warning: Do Not Enroll (Harvard Doesn't Want Thought)
Posted on 03/01/2013 12:46:51 PM PST by nickcarraway
If you might want to insult Harvard down the line, go elsewhere
If you think Harvard is a revolutionary communist hotbed, dont apply. If you think Harvard is full of pinheaded professors, dont enroll. And if you think Harvard pollutes the minds of its students, dont walk out of here with a degreeand certainly dont get two.
You see, lately, there seems to be a pernicious trend of public figuresespecially those on the rightfalling in love with Harvard just long enough to benefit from its educational resources and, yes, its social prestige, before turning against our school. Just recently, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas affirmed his belief that Harvard Law School was, during his years as a student there, home to a cohort of Marxists who believed in overthrowing the United States government. In November, Fox News pundit and Harvard Kennedy School graduate Bill OReilly glibly referred to Harvard professors as pinheaded while implying that the Harvard community is morally suspect for its acceptance of Harvard College Munch, a group for students who share an interest in kinky sex. And last April, presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who holds a J.D. and MBA from our fine institution, lambasted President Obama for having spent too much time at Harvard.
Such episodes of treachery are apparently attempts to curry favor with the more anti-intellectual members of our body politic. Yet it is finally time that we say enough is enough. We at The Crimson urge anyone who plans on one day scoring political points by maligning Harvard to neither apply, enroll, nor graduate from this fine institution.
If only we could have spoken to a young, wide-eyed Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, or Bill OReilly. We would have assured them that it was okay to be anti-intellectual, and that millions of people around the world do it every day. Although we didnt share their dread of academia, we would have tried to make them feel comfortable with the lifestyle they were preparing to lead. We would have attempted either to disabuse them of whatever cognitively dissonant impulses gave them the urge to attend Harvard or, at the very least, try to prepare them for the potentially scary environment that awaited them. For one, we would warn them that Harvard has a few liberals. While they may seem strange and foreign to a young conservative, they are almost certainly not secret communists and probably actually less of a threat to the integrity of the United States government than some people back home. Second, we would warn them that education gives people new ideas that they might not have otherwise had. This may make them seem pinheaded, or it may even change them a bit, as Mr. Romney suggested about President Obama. But it probably doesnt make them stupid.
If we could have spoken to these three young men, we could have spared them from the fear and anguish that must come part-and-parcel with seeing oneself as instructed by insurrectionists or buffoons. If we could have spoken to these three men, we would have told them never to come to Cambridge.
What do you expect? Dissent is now unpatriotic.
Reminds me of the Muslims who tell us they’ll kill us if we don’t agree Islam is Peace.
The egomaniacal Boneheads at The Crimson believe their opinions matter to anyone.
The writers could have replaced those 5 paragraphs of fluffy trash with four words: “we don’t tolerate dissent” or “free speech is dead (unless you agree with us)”.
“Turned against”? Good grief. Harvard’s Crimson staff needs to put on their big girl panties and learn to deal with people not fawning all over them.
As opposed to what? Successful older men who have real world experience now and see through your BS, who aren't afraid to call you on it?
Perhaps you should ask yourselves if they haven't got a point in what they say instead of dismissing them outright like the faithful little commies you mostly are.
Did they sign a “Loyalty Oath”?
Or will that soon be a requirement?
We cannot let any of our graduates think for themselves, now can we?
They’re trying to write an anti-blasphemy law to forbid perceived blasphemy of Harvard. And to think that institution started as a seminary . . .
Husband is a Naval Academy grad and I talked to a mother whose son is wavering wether to go the Naval Academy route. I advised under this administration to not go. Those in power cannot be trusted with American lives.
I thought it was a lampoon.
Apparently it isn’t.
Harvard has made itself a laughingstock; the quintessential close-minded, ideologues frozen in their own groupthink. If they were Soviets, we’d call them “conservatives”. Think about that one.
Seems like to me it was the Ivy League types that got us into this derivative mess with the houses that led to the worldwide crash several years ago.
Living in the Harvard environment really is like going to another planet.
I think Harvard should be required to practice the Communism they preach. They have a huge endowment. Tax it to help out poor community colleges and universities in underserved areas like Indian Reservations and sparely populated Rocky Mountain and Great Plains states.
” attempts to curry favor with the more anti-intellectual members of our body politic. “
Typical liberal tactic: if you disagree with them you are labeled a moron followed by a tantrum of name calling.
P.T. Barnum never managed to gather as many clowns in one place as Cambridge Massachusetts.
Bulldoze Harvard and construct a vast pig sty. America will get more benefit from Harvard that way.
I rest my case.
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