All the interviews were made before Trump’s list of potential appointees were made public. My observation is unassailable. The opinions were formed as a result of coaching or blind allegiance, without benefit of intelligent thought. The students were going to be against the Trump appointee, no matter who it was or their qualifications.
They were college students. Where did they get such strong opinions without benefit of intelligent thought and logic? Some influence might be family influence, but I doubt much. At that age, rebellion is the major resistance to family influence. I feel the predetermined influence was coming from the college influence. Colleges, in general, are teaching our kids WHAT to think, rather than HOW to think. College professors are typically liberal rather than conservative thinking people. Liberalism has been a part of college training for a long time.
I have a firsthand story. It demonstrates the slow encroachment of liberalism, sometimes known as Socialism, into the colleges.
When I was a college student, about three or four lifetimes ago, my major was Business Administration. Although in the School of Business, there were academic core requirements in other departments, such as Liberal Arts. English Literature, a core requirement of the business school, was in the College of Arts and Sciences. As one of my electives, I enrolled in an English writing course. There were some “mechanics” taught about writing, but much of the classwork was discussion about societal issues. Slowly evolving during the semester was the topic of a “Liberal education vs. a Vocational education.” The discussions were not “Greek Mythology vs. Auto Body Repair. It was English literature, foreign language, and music, et cetera, vs. Accounting, Finance, Government, et cetera.
If one wanted a good grade in this class, one better demonstrate leaning toward Liberalism rather than Vocational. In fact, the assignment for the final exam was to write a paper comparing a liberal education vs. a vocational education. If you wanted a good grade, there was no doubt how one must “flavor” the paper.
Well, my writing skills got me a fairly good grade on the paper and the course, however my lying skills substantially improved during the course. I did not become a Liberal. The effort failed with me. However, how many students did it influence? More importantly, with increasing encroachment of liberal teachings in the universities and the three lifetimes since I was in school, how much more efficient have our universities become at influencing our young people, and therefore the future path of our nation?
AGAIN, our universities are teaching our kids WHAT to think rather than HOW to think. Yet, American business donates vast sums of money each year further endowing universities that preach against solid conservative doctrines. There needs to be some re-thinking here.