Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Fox host Megyn Kelly and convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza warned the fogies who watch Fox on Friday that there’s a grand left-wing conspiracy that’s designed to infiltrate and control the American education system.
Battling the so-called “liberal conspiracy” in higher education has been a right-wing cause célèbre for about as long as I remember being involved in politics, and well beyond that, as I’ve got a short memory of only ten years. But according to D’Souza, the conspiracy has it’s evil tentacles wrapped even deeper now, going into secondary schools and even primary schools, where children are being “radicalized by anti-American militants.”
I can totally see this grand left-wing conspiracy. It explains all the creationist rot in our science textbooks and why we refuse to teach anything resembling sane sex education. Durn liberals, with their creationism and anti-sex education.
D’Souza told Kelly that these liberal teachers and professors “don’t care about parents” and that “they just feel unaccountable to legislators, unaccountable to alumni, unaccountable to parents.”
According to Kelly, this is all because — you guessed it — the unions:
[T]he unions that don’t allow teachers to get fired, no matter how radical, no matter how bad, no matter what they do.
It’s greased rabbit holes all the way down, folks, so hold on tight. We’re just getting started.
Digging deep, Kelly dredged up stories of former professor and ex-Weather Underground member Bill Ayers, and propped him up as a representative of the “liberal establishment” in academia, asking:
How do these people get into institutions like Princeton, Columbia, NYU? These are storied institutions.
D’Souza donned his victimhood and pinned himself to a cross in the process of recounting his own interactions with liberals at Dartmouth, stating that “None of them really believe in free speech who disagree with them.”
By which D’Souza means he got criticized for outing gay students on campus in the conservative paper, the Dartmouth Review. The poor thing.
The moral of the story is this: you have to be politically correct when dealing with conservatives; they won’t tolerate you doing anything less than swaddling their opinion in cotton and dipping it in packing peanuts to avoid contact with reality. And if you refuse to do that, they’ll blame you for it.
You can watch the footage below.