I occasionally get e-mails from an English college indoctrinator. I was in his class for a single day a few semesters ago before dropping his class because it sucked and was too early to get up for. Each semester since, I’ve waved back and forth because I needed additional English credits to get my associate’s degree (and, unfortunately, he teaches the only online section of the class). So I’ve added his class each time and dropped it every time. As a result, I keep getting e-mails from him. They are nothing annoying, just reminders of tests coming up and such.
Nothing annoying…until yesterday. I get an e-mail telling his students to forget worrying about homework and start worrying about global warming instead. A blatant political statement and it’s something that’s always bugged me about college. Teachers get off on espousing their rhetoric and if they are disagreed with, teachers have no problem failing kids. The good thing about Blue Ridge is that it’s possible (though bit of a hassle) to avoid these types. EMU, to my knowledge, does not allow kids to swap out of classes.
Oh, and the problem with global warming (aside from the media making a mountain out of a molehill on the issue) is that the scientific community is not leading the charge. Y’know, the people who actually study climate change and know what they are talking about (not to mention that there is too much diversity among these same people, i.e. no one agrees that man is responsible for global warming). No, the people rallying about global warming/climate change are politicians like Al Gore. He doesn’t really care that we’re killing the planet, only that he has a fear-mongering, convenient excuse to exercise his political agenda. Also, if he really believed in man-made global warming, he would practice what he preached. Instead, Gore’s a typical “do as I say, not as I do” liberal whose house consumes much more power than the average home. Sure, Gore’s no average Joe but as someone who said “our ability to live is at stake,” shouldn’t he not be using twelve times the power of an ordinary citizen?
“Rocket engines burning fuel so fast
Up into the night sky they blast
Through the universe the engines whine
Could it be the end of man and time?
Back on Earth the flame of life burns low
Everywhere is misery and woe
Pollution kills the air, the land and sea
Man prepares to meet his destiny“