Leftist/Marxist Ideology is Everywhere in Modern Universities



hello welcome to course discourse number two I I wanted to start out by thanking millennial lows for tweeting a link to my channel on Twitter that's very nice of him I appreciate that if you're watching this mr. woes thank you much appreciated um today I wanted to talk about a couple things I actually I'm I'm torn between what I really want to talk about on one hand I want to talk about how pervasive Marxist and leftist ideology has been throughout all of my classes and on the other hand I wanted to talk about one particular instance but I asked maybe I'll give an overview it's a little more interesting first and if I have time at the end I'll I'll tell this short story about my German professor who's from Germany had a very interesting interaction with him about the migrant crisis but anyways I I took a couple years off of the University and I just recently got back in at the University of Illinois at Chicago I've been there for almost three semesters now and most of my classes have been centered around the humanities obviously cuz I'm a philosophy major so I took philosophy classes I've taken some English classes I've taken some cultural based classes like culture of Germany class so some classes like that and really out of all the classes I've taken you only escape from the Marxist leftist liberal ideology in the extremely technical ones every every other class finds some way to interject a socialist narrative to interject a Marxist narrative and give me an example from I took a poetry class when you take a poetry class in modern University you're not going to learn about poetry you're going to learn about the socio-economic conditions under which certain poetry was written and how the poetry can be interpreted to uh shed light upon the socio-economic problems at the time and how all poetry from romanticism to modern post-modernism all of it has been some kind of sociological reaction to class struggles or struggles between the oppressed groups and society in the ruling groups and it there's no you're not going to learn about what makes a poem good you're not going to learn what really the poem is about or what about the poem is interesting you're not going to learn about technique you're not going to learn about um good diction we paid a little bit of lip service to that but it's not the main focus the same thing with my art classes I've taken art history classes and do not expect to learn about the art itself do not expect to learn about artists but you'll be learning about is how their art can be interpreted in a socio-economic way like I said it's everything from pre-renaissance onward is taught through the lens of a sociological analysis where you want to understand the social factors that led to this and the reactions that it is uh how its reacting to the previous social structure and what new social structure it wants to put into place in it no matter what you're going to be you're going to be taught a social ideology no matter what it is unless it's something extremely technical like I said like I think my philosophy of language class we learned actually about the philosophy of language in my well actually it's not even true because in my sure we learned mostly about philosophy of language in my philosophy of language class but the professor himself would bring up social issues as often as he possibly could and he would even try to get the philosophy of language to apply to certain social dynamics that are going on in the world and you know there's nothing wrong with a sociological analysis there's nothing wrong with looking at the big picture like that but when you take a poetry class you want to learn about poetry when you take an art history class you want to learn about art you don't want to learn a socialist interpretation of these fields and not only do you not want to learn that but you don't want to have that taught to you as if it was just true as if there was no other way of understanding the material that we were discussing it's like the only way that you can really fully understand this poem is to really take into account the sociological perspectives and the class struggles that were occurring and the way that romanticism want to react to the Industrial Revolution and how the relevance of these the meaning of these works is only fully understood with this grand social perspective in mind um but yeah like I was saying this this type of thought is not you can't even escape this type of thought uh comes an ambulance you can't even escape this type of thought in technical technical philosophical classes like the philosophy of science class that I'm taking right now uh we are taught well what we learned in class today essentially is that uh truth and knowledge are social constructs and you have to be able to account for true and false beliefs with one overarching causal explanation and that causal explanation is then going to be society there's no way to explain beliefs there's no way to explain what knowledge is without reference to the consensus of society some societal consensus what is this Azal in Greek but uh and I think that's a shame because I think you lose something in that you lose the ability to evaluate something like poetry or art on its own merits you lose the ability to evaluate something like science on its own merits because the only framework that you're given to understand the issues is this sociological picture you have to take into account loot the influences of history and the class are dynamics and just all the Marxist nonsense you could think of they throw it in everywhere that they can um and over the coming videos I'll be able to make more precise examples to really illustrate the point but just take my word for it as a philosophy major at a major university every class you're in unless you're taking some stem course you're going to get a socialist lecture you're going to get a socialist ideology woven in to the course material it's just inescapable and actually one exception that I will bring up that I mentioned you know I alluded to this at the beginning of the video my German cultural studies professor was actually one of the best at avoiding lists he avoided all ideology he actually taught us like we spent a lot of time on Garza and we learned about the sorrows of young Bertha and we read through it and we talked about how it affected us and we talked about what was effective in the writing and what we thought about the the ideas he was he was putting forward and it wasn't given to us in this like weird like okay first we need to understand the German sociological history and we need to understand the class struggles that were occurring in Germany at the time and what class were uh Goethe was a part of and what he was reacting to that came before him no none of that we skipped over all that right to the text engaged directly with the material and it was great we did that with a lot of we even studied a little bit of Nietzsche in this uh German Cultural Studies class but do not try just because your professor doesn't bring up Marxist ideology explicitly that doesn't mean that he's going to be open to hearing anything opposed to Marxist ideology and I say this because at the end of the class he asked us to give like our reflections on the class tell us what we could what he could have done differently what he could have done better worse and I sent him a long email basically complaining that we didn't cover and this was last fall so this was right in the swing of the huge waves of migrants that were coming into Europe at the time the Muslim area of Asian migrants who were coming in in mass waves millions of people and in the email I sent him I asked him why we didn't discuss that at all where this is a German Cultural Studies class why didn't we study anything about what's happening today in Germany what's going on with their culture today and I wanted to bring that up by I said like a really long thought-out email with all the facts I said like in case you didn't know this is what's happening millions of migrants all these crime rates are going up all these assault rapes everything is going up everything is falling apart can we talk about that because we still had a couple weeks left in class and I got no response no response at all so don't don't expect much from your professors if you if you're a university student right now don't expect much from if the professor is not explicitly outspoken because they're tenured or whatever and they know they're not going to lose their job they're not going to talk about controversial things which is I'm the irony and all that is that most of them are teaching controversial nonsense and I use the word controversial I mean controversial doesn't matter if kind of something is controversial but they're willing to teach something like Marxism an ideology that clearly has harmed caused suffering to humanity destroyed the psychology of all cultures of people so we could talk about that and we could take that perspective as if it was a serious perspective as if it was really the only perspective the true perspective it's woven in as if it is just part of the course part part of the truth that we're going to be learning and yet we cannot question something like the migrant crisis this mass invasion of Europe so I think that's shame that's enough rambling for today thank you for listening

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