Thursday, January 06, 2005

Toss 'em into the mental wards.

I remember back in the Cold War days about hearing how in the USSR it was not uncommon to toss dissidents into the mental hospitals.

Is this what America is coming to? Perhaps but not in the way you may think. In the USSR you were tossed into the mental institutions if you did not toe the Soviet line, in America you are threatened with institutionalization if you support America. Perhaps the student in the story did not quite understand the "joke" but I do not believe a joke was being played on the student.

To sum up a foreign student from Kuwait wrote a paper for his American Government class. The paper talked up the founders. The paper was returned without grade and a comment to visit the prof the next morning. The prof then told the student he was nuts and was in serious need of psychological treatment and threatened to discuss the matter with the Dean of International Students who has the power to pull his visa. The student complied and only then did common sense come out. I hope the student will pursue action to discipline this professor.

See the complete story "How Crazy Can You Get?" at Powerline.