Friday, October 23, 2020

Professors are living in a Leftist bubble

Today's American professors are living in a bubble, where everyone they know is a leftist Trump-hater.

Professor Jerry Coyne writes:

I don’t know what prompted this, but I don’t think most members of the American Left want to abolish the Constitution. And because one branch of the Left is behaving in an authoritarian and illiberal manner, Lindsay is going to vote for TRUMP??????? Has he considered what four more years of a Trump administration would be like compared to a Biden administration? Does he think it would be better, or is he simply sending some kind of petulant signal to the regular Left? And what does it mean to say that he’s “unhappily voting Republican, including Trump.” Unhappily? Why is he voting at all?
It appears that Coyne does not know any Trump supporters, and fails to understand why another academic at another university might vote for Trump.

63 million Americans voted for Trump in 2016. Yes, many smart people compare the Trump administration to that of Obama or to what Biden promises, and prefer Trump.

In last night's debate, Biden did promise "science over fiction". But there is no example of him or his campaign being more scientific about anything. He also tried to claim that the corruption charges against him and his family were some sort of Russian conspiracy!

1 comment:

  1. If you can't understand or even imagine why anyone would ever disagree with you politically, and consider them evil just for doing so, then you do not understand what America is and should never be given power.

    The evil isn't in disagreement, the evil is when someone doesn't believe someone else has a right to disagree with them and tries to slander/silence/kill/imprison/financially destroy the other person in order to dominate the conversation.

    America as a nation was born in a loud disagreement about the use and limits of power. It will only continue to exist because its many varied peoples remember that how we deal with that very same disagreement is the foundation on which everything else rests.