I was in a 300 level management class several years ago. The professor started one of these anti-conservatives diatribes. I simply raised my hand and after about a min of not putting it down, the professor stopped and allowed me a question.
“Professor, I’m confused. I thought this was a class on management and the syllabus says that this week we will be talking about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. How does your current topic relate to the material on the syllabus?”
First, there was the confused look of “What the hell”? Then the expression went to anger of “How dare you” and then a bit of fear crept in as he realized that I had him dead to rights. Lastly the most pleasing expression of “Oh crap, there is nothing I can say to talk my way out of this.” played across his face.
In the end, he let out a strained sigh and say “Yes, we should get back to the material.” We never had another such episode in the class room. He kind of had it in for me after that but I still managed to pull a B in that class.
Good for you...wish there were assertive students out there.
Good on ya!!