This made me feel a lot better about kids my age. Especially because this guy isn't even conservative. →
I usually think it’s not that colleges have a liberal bias, but, simply, the more educated one is the more likely he or she is to develop liberal ideologies. Why? Liberals are nuanced, complex, rational, and thoughtful. We consider the impact of actions we take. We doubt ourselves, reconsider and analyze what we believe. We grow. We keep abreast the latest developments and judge our political views based on real world applications, unlike conservatives who judge real world developments only after checking it against their stated political beliefs. Conservatives are defensive, it’s in the very name. They stick to their guns, believe in American exceptionalism and tradition and the status quo. They’ve bought into something.
It doesn’t take an intelligent person to be a conservative, it only takes a stubborn person. Not to say that no conservatives are intelligent. On the contrary, just about every conservative politician and writer and TV goofball has pulled off this incredible stunt of appealing to the blue-collar, tough-guy who values providing for his family above all else, yet they funnel all the money they can to big corporations and lobbyists who help them get elected. Many of these conservatives even achieve this while labeling themselves Democrats.
But the educated bunch, we’re liberals. I know you’ve been told that liberals are ivory tower snobs who think they know better than everyone else and you’re free to believe that and work really hard on making it all the way from Wal-Mart door-greeter to Wal-Mart cashier all the while clucking your tongues and what a terrible lot of liberal snobs those academic types are and that’s fine, I’m not making fun. I’m just saying, those of us who value education and intelligence end up liberal because it’s the intelligent choice.