UD Professors (Welcome Back, Daniel of Arabia)
The first thing I want to do is to give a shout out to my Problems in American Foreign Policy teacher for letting it be known his political leaning by 10 minutes into the first class. I don't know what kind of teacher this man will be and I certainly wish not to mark him with any kind of judgement. However, he is off to a wrong foot with me due to his first few commands.
After introducing himself, Professer JA Quintus listed some resources for us to get information on current events. NY Times, OK. CNN, sure. BBC, no problem. Washington Post, ehh why not. But when he listend the LA Times as a great source for foreign policy commentary, I knew I'd have to call him out.
I thought this was noteworthy, but then a freind of mine returned that night from his World Religions class exasperated as ever. He proceeded to tell me that his professor was as ridiculous as it gets. The man had a peace sign tatoo 1" in diameter on his cheek, 2 peace signs on his computer and a "War Is Not The Answer" sticker right there facing towards the class. Needless to say, my friend was in for a 3 hour lecture about how terrible America is. He was hit with the charge that Americans dont know how to love, that U.S. taxpayers are all murderers, and that many of the students in the class have ancestors who raped and killed his ancestors. The man claimed to be a pacifist in the most absolute form as well. How can this man teach a fair class in World Religions when he is so openly fanatic about these topics? Supposedly he is an easy A, but I'm not concerned about that. The man is clearly here to preach, and I worry for the minds who are in his class ready to be brainwashed. At least the University of Delaware isn't as liberal as many others, but with professors like this man it is climbing up the charts.
Anyway, it is good to be back and I look forward to contributing to this blog center as much as I can.