The place of politics in the classroom
Unless the class is political science, I do not want to hear my professor’s political opinion. I am not a political science student, and still the majority of professors I have had feel as though it is their duty to relate their own political opinions to the course material. It is not a rare occurrence and it makes me cringe every time. Sometimes it is the professor trying to be funny. They add a cute remark about Trump or Trudeau. Other times it is serious, and in those cases they just blatantly push their own political agenda. I know it is a way to connect your teaching to current events but it is an irresponsible way to do so.
As a matter of fact I would rather not hear about politics in any form or fashion ever. It is the most redundant topic to worry about. Both the left-wing media and right-wing media act as if they’re trying to parody the propaganda from George Orwell’s 1984. I don’t understand how people take any of their rhetoric seriously. It is the job of media outlets and politicians to toy with your interest and emotions. Why would I waste conscious time being caught up with matters that I have very little influence in and may not even be legitimate in the first place?
I have realized that every major politician, in the U.S. or Canada, is bought and paid for. That’s not a secret. That compromises every single word coming out of their mouths. Furthermore, every country in the world is owned by industry giants such as the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Morgans and Carnegies. Who do you think installed all of the oil-drilling infrastructure in the Middle East? Who do you think instituted the federal bank in ninety-nine percent of the countries in the world? All of that didn’t just appear out of thin air. It is not politicians and their political parties that run the world. That is like saying that LeBron James runs the NBA. It may appear that way to some, but in reality he is just a player. There is more at work behind the scenes.
If you still believe that politics matter and you’re dead set on arguing about them then I will give you one last point on why it is a waste of time. You are never going to change somebody’s political philosophy. I don’t care if you have the most logical and coherent argument in the world, you are not going to change somebody else’s values. Do you think that you could honestly argue your conservative grandfather towards modern day liberalism? He might agree with you on some points if you present them in an intriguing enough way, but he will never really change his mind. The only way people will change their political views is by doing their own research and having their own breakthroughs. Don’t bother with talking about Obama or Bernie or Trump. You only do that because it feels good to show other people that you’re logically sound in your own beliefs. I’d suggest reading more.