Push to Give Free Tuition as Reparations Begs the Question: What’s the Purpose of College?
RUSH: I was watching Tucker Carlson last night on the Fox News Channel, and, you know, Tucker has this unique aspect. He somehow goes and gets liberal guinea pigs who do not know that they're guinea pigs. He goes and finds the best daily example of liberal, extreme, wacko stupidity and invites them in and then just throws their beliefs right back at them and asks them to explain it.
And it's comical, because what is almost always exposed is that these people are just reciting things they've memorized. And when certain questions are asked, they have knee-jerk reactions and answers. It's quite illustrative to watch, because you learn that these people are not thinkers at all. They're not really engaged. They've just been brainwashed and programmed with propaganda, and they know how to recite it. But they're also, I think, undergoing lessons on how not to let Tucker Carlson get to them.
<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-230596" src="https://origin-www.rushlimbaugh.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/DemocratplaybookRACISM-1.jpg" alt="" width="585" height="175" />Last night's example -- have you heard about this? "The Western Kentucky University student government voted Tuesday in favor of reparations for black students in the form of free tuition. The resolution, which passed by a vote of 19-10-0, recommends that the university acknowledge slavery as a 'debt that will never be paid' and offer free tuition to black students," regardless whether they have blood links to slavery, the antebellum days or not. It doesn't matter, because if you're African-American, you have roots to slavery, whether you do or don't, you do and you automatically qualify.
"The resolution asks that a special task force be created to look into test-optional admissions and admissions weighting based on geographical location, which in theory would make it easier for black students to apply and be accepted to WKU."
What that means, there's a resolution that would create a special task force that would basically say that anybody who wanted to go to the school on the basis that they need reparations because they come from a slave past would automatically be admitted.
And there of course is a leader of this movement. Well, this says Andre Ambam. That sounds like a male name, right? What I watched last night was a woman and her last name was Ambam, A-m-b-a-m. But let's just go with what's written here. "Andre Ambam, one of the resolution’s authors, told the Herald that racial disparity has translated into economic disparity, inhibiting black students from attending college. 'If you really care about diversity, if you really care about inclusion, if you really care about making this campus safe and accessible to everybody, having the student government’s support of reparation for black students would be amazing,' Ambam said."
Now, as I watched this, a couple of things occurred to me. One thing was, why does anybody go to college? I mean, this woman is like everybody else, primarily from the left, but it's not just restricted to the left. That is, there is a cultural belief or acknowledgment that you must go to college. You must. It is one of these things that if you don't do, something odd about you. If you don't want to, there's something odd about you. It's just one of these things you have to do. Now, why?
And I'm serious with this question. Why? What is the purpose of going to college? If you're a parent and you are insistent that your kids go to college, why? What is the ultimate aim? If you are a student who desperately wants go to college, why do you want to go to college? Because when you get to the real answer to that question, then something else occurs to me about this whole argument about reparations and other things that I think exposes what's really going on.
But I have to take a break now and we'll continue after this.