Free Thought

This new wave misandry running rampant in our society is a testament to how important free thought truly is for everyone. Even for the opposition. Let us not forget this. There is a time and place for certain movements. There are these unseen barriers which can be potentially crossed. If one group is sort of silenced, it is only a matter of time before that group becomes oppressed. Then eventually they feel as if they must defend their right to speak freely. Our educational institutions used to support this, but over time had turned into a catalyst for research biases and prejudices. They once stood for testing the great openness and magnitude of the human mind’s capabilities.  By the way, I don’t even like using the term free speech anymore because once again it is thrown around, not easily defined anymore, and makes me sound like I am trying to avoid going into depth. And no, trust me I am not. I am tired of sort of “hiding” how I truly feel out of fear. In college, I oftentimes found myself up against some biased professors, grading me upon my opinions, rather than how well I actually backed up my thesis. At some point, this infuriated me so much, I went to the Dean and was granted a well deserved second look over the comments upon my paper. This led to a discussion of how to remedy the situation. Remedy?! A number could not remedy the stress I felt after spending weeks on a paper and having a professor unfairly grade my thought provoking discoveries because they didn’t prove a particular interest? If anything it showed me certain people, even in the academic setting, were not immune to a sort of ideological sickness. I personally started questioning everything I read even more than I previously had. Even if it meant taking a hit on my grade for my opinions. Nothing matter to me more than staying as unbiased and true to the reader. Nothing.

We need to start dissecting words again too, not just questioning things that are presented to us on a silver platter. We need to actually look words up. We need to care about definitions if they have them and/or try to come up with a better idea of what they mean to us all in a modern society.  If a person does not care about language, then then essentially do not care about dialogue. If a conversation is attempted about subjects the person is not well versed in, this oftentimes leads to confusion, misunderstandings, and unnecessary conflicts. Which in my opinion, is what we see now all across the world and all over the internet. How many people have you honestly prejudged this month? We’re all truthfully guilty.

And honestly some things on the internet are not helping our modern society look well spoken anymore. Our language has become nothing but a sort of a joking matter to some. Social media sites such as twitter limit characters for example. Character limitation to a writer, is like missing half a canvas if you were a painter. I have resorted to writing in notepad now then screen-shotting it sometimes to Twitter. I have observed, if a person writes long responses though, people tend to trail off of reading them all the way. They admit oftentimes, it is “too long.” Or it is clear they do not understand what is being communicated and are quite possibly ashamed to admit this. Or they do not wish to attempt to figure it out out of pure lack of motivation towards others. A sort of narcissistic, I only care about things that concern me personally attitude. Whatever the reason, it is frustrating to try to engage in conversation with these types of people, because a person can easily become mentally drained by the interaction.

We cannot live in a society either, where just technology and business eventually only matter. If no one can communicate ideas effectively then they are ultimately useless as well. Yes, there are self-made people out there who mostly work alone and are quite productive but they are rare. Most humans need to ping ideas off of each other, get feedback, and attempt to evolve. Without it, some are working blindly to the needs of others. You could build the best rocket in the world, but if no one can afford to go on it because it costs so much to build, then what is the point? Get my drift?

What I am trying to say here, is inside of our educational institutions there are realistically biases everywhere. There are probably mathematics professors who cannot write a paragraph, without a fragment. There are probably English teachers who can write all day, but cannot do algebra. They perhaps do not have respect for what they each do, but that definitely needs to change. Being a teacher is a difficult job enough as it is. Departments and subjects should not be so divided in the educational system it creates a sort of perpetuated unappreciative attitude within the campus which then leads to the real world. I personally took classes I was not comfortable with, in order to challenge myself at times, discover what I was so afraid of, and perhaps run into different people than myself. What I have found so important the most is being able to effectively communicate your ideas. Doesn’t matter who you are, your interests, background, rich or poor, Fin aid or trust fund paid, communication matters. What we see now with a lot of people is a breakdown in communication. A frustration at something around them, that they perhaps cannot find the root cause of or have been misled into thinking something is the particular root cause.

We are living in the day and age where this is a war on information. There is an abundance of it out there, just not much of substance on the internet. It is oftentimes difficult to find, especially with certain search engines. (Do me a favor and research alternate search engines). No wonder honestly some students from broken homes, or even nice homes cannot decipher what is actual real at a young impressionable age and what is not. They are just focused upon fulfilling the narrative of going to college and being a good boy or girl. Whether it be the modern misandrist, the antifa communist/socialist, or just the naively led college kid by a biased professor, one thing is clear; some people have been misled. And I am in no way excusing violent or threatening acts, because at heart I am truly a pacifist. I will honestly stand there if you hit me but trust me I will sue you later if I desire. Let’s me frank here. Some went to college looking for knowledge,  but ended up indoctrinated into thinking a certain way.  And some are even paying for it for 10 to 25 years, now realizing the cost had truly no benefit to advancing their career. In my opinion, education is sort of a modern day advancement in loan slavery. There is misdirected anger it seems and a lack of focus towards the core issues at hand. The truth is, people need each other in order to take a stand against certain deep rooted societal issues in the future. Especially things like job growth, educational biases, student loan debt crises, clean water crises, health care costs and corruption on small and large scales. There is enough division already being created. More division is exactly what those who are truly secretly winning would desire out of all this conflict. Who benefits from the conflict? Just try to answer that question alone, and you are on the right path to knowledge.

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