As a graduate of Colgate University, a school whose history counts it in the same club as many of the Ivy League schools I understand the liberal elitist dogma which is guiding our current leaders. My first philosophy paper was on communism, in support of it. I was given huge kudos for explaining how it is supposed to work and why it had failed previously. These kudos reinforced the commitment to communist and socialist ideals. Had I become a professor, lawyer or politician never to truly enter the workplace, as do a significant portion of the Ivy League graduates, I would never have seen the clear reason that communism fails, it is against people,s self interest. It will always fail compared to any system that rewards success.
Unfortunately, as with the adherence to communist philosophy these elite believe that violence, the preservation of the state by strength is an anachronistic tenet. When Russia invades and takes over the Crimea, they denounce it as uncivilized, not 21st century, but they have no idea how to oppose the aggression. They are unwilling to use strength to oppose those who wish to destroy us. In doing so, they fail to realize that human nature includes those with aggressive ambition and that the the only way to deter them is by being stronger than them. Without a strong ally, any country who lacks sufficient defenses is vulnerable. That is why ISIS now controls much of Iraq, Russia has the Crimea and much of Ukraine, and China has reasserted itself on territory in the far east. We are perceived as weak thanks to Ivy League thinking.
No greater example of this is in the President’s speech on ISIS. He refused to call the action a war. He claimed that ISIS was not motivated by Islam, and he denied that they had a real religion. He then applied a minimal amount of resources towards defeating the enemy.
Let’s evaluate the facts. ISIS says that they are at war with us and are beheading our citizens. They are taking land by military force. By any standard other than those held by the Ivy League / Ivory Tower liberals its a war and our people are dying. If we fail to treat it as such many more will die as a result of our inattention. It used to be winning a war meant all out effort to destroy, (not degrade) your enemy. The President does not have his heart in protecting the US because he does not recognize that there are very bad people out to kill us. No amount of dialog will fix it. They only recognize overwhelming force. Yes, they are barbarians. Ivy League philosophy fails to recognize that barbarians exist.
On the topic of religion. The Maya played a game where the loser’s head was removed and presented to the Gods. It was barbaric, but no Ivy League ideology claimed that it was not a true religion as did Obama about the brutal form of Islam we face. It is a religion and as defined by the believers, they are in a holy war to kill Christians and Jews. How Obama thinks he is in a position to tell us what is and what is not a religion is the height of hubris. If it is there knife at our head, how does denying that it is a religion help?
This liberal ideology, as taught in our elite schools, is creating whole generations that do not understand human nature. They propound what they want human nature to be, and ignore anything that does not fit in their world view. Thanks to that world view we are living in more dangerous times than we have ever experienced before. That world view has justified big government, spying on Americans, opening up our borders and eliminating our constitution. Perhaps these ‘smart people’ are really not so smart. There is a word for describing those whose view of the world amounts to a fantasy.