D’Souza vs. Ayers at Dartmouth
30 January 2014
This is learning. Actively listen. Consider if both Ayers and D’Souza are being honest or misrepresenting truth?
Evaluate the difference in their points of view.
Chicago tops Ayers list. What is Chicago’s reputation? Notice how expert Ayers is at interweaving “collective authority” and “democracy” and “social justice” and “greater fairness”. (I explain Fairness by its very definition is always unfair to one side.) Notice the polished way Ayers practices “critical theory.”
Still sees America from the inside and from the outside. America is terrible? Compared to what? A utopian idea like the “Garden of Eden?” Wealth Creation is the great invention of America. Historically, wealth was obtained by theft. The American idea is you can create something out of nothing. You can create wealth. Which is better? Inherited wealth or earned money? The founders idea, wealth creation. Made in America intended for global export. One right included in the Constitution prior to the Bill of Rights; patents, technology, and invention. The not so smart, not so hard working, have a nice life. I just want to move to a country where the poor people are fat. Mass prosperity. What America really offers/the beauty of America; it offers you the chance to write the script of your own life. Is Dartmouth living out the dream of early Karl Marx?…. Where does a “Dartmouth” come from? What is happening to the American dream? Is it beginning to be shrunken? Are we losing the American dream? Other countries are growing at 5x’s the rate of America. What is the advantage of “backwardness”? The American dream has now become the global dream. What has delivered the goods for people? Is not ultimately social agitation. Not dividing up the pie. It’s “making the pie”. Taking sand and turning it into silicone. American foreign policy has on the whole made the world better. What would have been the outcome of WWI, WWII, or the “cold war” if their had never been America? Is self-interest truly bad? American power has ultimately been a boon for the world. The idea of wealth creation as an alternative to conquest. The rest of the world still does conquest. Why don’t we own their real estate. Trade with us and don’t bomb us. Take the global perspective. Sometimes we have to face the truth about ourself, no matter how pleasant it actually is.