Thursday, January 06, 2005

Dissident Arab Gets the Treatment by Ahmad Al-Qloushi

In what country do you think this occurred?

A college student has a final exam where he is asked to respond to the following question:

“Dye and Zeigler contend that the Constitution of the United States was not ‘ordained and established’ by ‘the people’ as we have so often been led to believe. They contend instead that it was written by a small educated and wealthy elite in America who were representative of powerful economic and political interests. Analyze the US constitution (original document), and show how its formulation excluded the majority of the people living in America at that time, and how it was dominated by America's elite interest.”

He wrote an essay: defending America’s Founding Fathers and upholding the US constitution as a pioneering document, which has contributed to extraordinary freedoms in America and other corners of the world

The professor's response: He didn’t grade the essay. Instead he told me to come to see him in his office the following morning. I was surprised the next morning when instead of giving me a grade, Professor Woolcock verbally attacked me and my essay. He told me, “Your views are irrational.” He called me naïve for believing in the greatness of this country, and told me "America is not God's gift to the world." Then he upped the stakes and said "You need regular psychotherapy."

So - I'm sure you've guessed the location of this's at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California, USA.

This happened to a 17 year old Kuwaiti Arab Muslim who it just so happens loves the US of A. His story is quite interesting and revealing of the degradation of our educational system.

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