Originally Posted by NGIB
It will help if you understand one universal truth - the institutions of higher learning are controlled and occupied by the radical left. They always have been and always will be. The only thing you can aspire to is not to be brainwashed by the constant exposure to ultra leftist propaganda...
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Travel is the one known cure for such blinded stupidity that is found in these people. There will be no TELLING them anything, they have to see it with their own eyes.
When I was in Korea, I was in a taxi cab on one of the first Fridays in country. As the cab came to the Yong-San Military Base in Seoul, there was a large protest going on.
Plenty of college aged kids where protesting the "US Occupation of their country" and the US Military and our "oppressive" government was keeping the North and South apart.
There must have been 200 or 300 college aged folks there with drums and big sheets with writing on them ( I couldn't read Korean but the meaning was quite clear ). They had some 22 or 23 year old "leader" up in front with a megaphone and he was getting them all whiped into a frenzy about how the US government was keeping families apart and how a Unified Korea was the only future that would mean a Successful Korea.
It was very eye-opening, and a bit scary, because there was only 3 of us in the cab, all Americans, and if that mob wanted too, they could have got us before the base soldiers could intervene.
The taxi driver was an older Korean, probably in his 50's. He was looking at the protestors and he looked at me in the front seat and he apologized for the youth of his nation. He wanted us to know that the kids today DO NOT understand what it was like before the US Military came along. He said that the North would enslave the people of the South in a heartbeat if not for the Americans and that most of the country DID NOT feel the way that these young kids did. They didn't know any better.
Over the next year, I made my way around to several bases and outposts throughout the South of Korea. Everywhere we went, we were treated well, with respect, and routinely were told that it was great having us there, that the people appreciated our business and out presence.
The youth of today doesn't have the actual, hands on understanding of having gone through what the people of the past experienced. You can read about Pearl Harbor and about the Concentration Camps, but until you actually see the devestation up close and personal, or talk to those that really were there, it's impossible to just wrap your head around it as a young idealist.
Your best bet is make your college prove his statements. Question him for the proof of his accusations. Where is the "money" that we went to so many wars for? Where is the greatly reduced oil prices that fell into our laps after Gulf War 1. Where is the cheap oil of today, because I just paid close to $60 to fill my tank and I sure as hell don't remember that being the case when I was in High School.
Then ask him if he would like to have spent a few weeks in Iraq under Saddam where merely implying what he was saying as facts would have gotten him kidnapped, tortured and probably killed.
There is a reason you have to be a minimum age to hold various offices in this great land.
Youth is still wasted on the Young.