Stupidparty’s favorite and possibly its best college is Liberty University: ranked #609 by Forbes.
This is a pyramid scheme of wasted tax payers’ money built on a foundation of hate, that will train a whole new generation of graduates unlikely to be able to figure out three sides of a triangle, or why triangles were even built, never realizing that they were built before their planet of stupid even existed—graduates drawn like Pavlov’s dogs unblinkingly to be permanently entombed deep down into an intellectual abyss.
So why do I say that this is Stupidparty’s favorite university? Well, just see who shows up to pay homage to Jerry Falwell (the founder)’s wet dream.
John McCain, Ronald Reagan, President George H. W. Bush, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Lt. Col. Oliver North, Major Steve Forbes, Trey Gowdy, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, and Ted Cruz.
Students are forced to attend these speeches—and only a Stupidparty disciple would not see the irony. It’s not like they are picky about their standards, when it suits them—being happy to have Mitt Romney as a speaker, even though they regard Mormonism as a cult. Yes, they happen to be correct (for reasons I have explained in my previous book) but you cannot have a cult calling a cult a cult. Speaking of cults or witchcraft, Right Wing Watch says about the Liberty University student handbook:
The harshest punishment (30 reprimands, a $500 fine, 30 hours of disciplinary community service, and possible administrative withdrawal) is reserved for the really, really bad things. And by really, really bad things, I mean witchcraft, spending the night with a member of the opposite sex, drinking (even if you’re 21+) or having an abortion. These things are considered on par with sexual assault and a felony conviction and bring a harsher punishment than sexual or racial harassment:
30 Reprimands + a $500.00 fine + 30 hours of disciplinary community service + possible Administrative Withdrawal. NOTE: For each accumulation of six (6) or more reprimands after 30, an additional $150 fine will be assessed.
It certainly helps to have so many Stupidparty friends dying to go to hell—the university securing federal student aid of $445 million in 2009–2010, according to Department of Education data. By comparison, National Public Radio, something that actually makes a person smarter and more fun, gets $2.7 million of federal aid. Talking of fun, what happens if you choose to send your kid to this place? Well, their honor code is no longer published, but that’s why we have the Internet. The Liberty way (or the highway):
- The First Amendment Doesn’t Apply at Liberty
- No R-Rated Movies, Un-Godly Music, or Immodest Posters at Liberty University
- No Dancing or Kissing at Liberty University
- Witchcraft and Abortion on Par with Sexual Assault and Felony Conviction at Liberty University
- Liberty University’s Guide to Female Modesty
- The Religious Right Nanny State, on View at Liberty University
- Welcome to Liberty University, Now Gives Us Your Blood and Urine Sample
So this in a nutshell is where Stupidparty.
The Taxpayer Funded Palace Built on Hate:
Jeb!!! began his commencement address at Liberty University as follows: “It’s so good to be here, and especially to visit with the Falwell family. My dad thought very highly of your father, President Falwell, and knew him as a loyal friend. Jerry Falwell had a gift for friendship, spoke to everyone, and turned his back on no one. His legacy endures, and it only begins with this great American university.”
How much bullshit, how much can we tolerate in one opening paragraph? Falwell turned his back on no one? How insipid can Jeb!!! get? Is he a wraith or a moron? What about gay people? According to Falwell, AIDS was God’s punishment. What about African Americans? Falwell Sr. has boasted that he lived in the segregated past and believed that “the true Negro does not want integration . . . he realizes his potential is far better among his own race.” What about people who disagree with him about abortion? What about feminists? What about the ACLU? What about people who have tried to secularize society? Well, evidently 9/11 happened because God was angry at all these people.
Falwell supported apartheid, opposed the Brown v. Board of Education ruling (evidently God would not have tolerated blacks mingling with whites on school buses). What about labor unions—oh yes, he was not so keen on them either: “Labor unions should study and read the Bible instead of asking for more money. When people get right with God, they are better workers.”
The funny thing is, the only thing I can see of Jerry Falwell Sr. is his back—which happens to be his better side.
OK, enough about this fake Christian, a man who spent his life trying to turn Christianity into a force for evil—and with massive financial assistance from the taxpayer (but that is a different story); thus, Falwell is nothing but an asset stripper, sucking the intellect from the gullible and from taxpayers’ brains. But I must move back to Jeb!!!’s unexciting little speech, where he gets to play dress-up and act all important and divine. Because that’s what little Bushes get to do.
“How strange, in our own time,” Jeb!!! said, “to hear Christianity spoken of as some sort of backward, oppressive force.” Outside of Liberty, he added, “it’s a depressing fact that when some people think of Christianity and of Judeo-Christian values, they think of something static, narrow, and outdated.” This “unfair criticism” could be taken “as a further challenge to show in our lives the most dynamic, inclusive, and joyful message that ever came into the world.”
Are you kidding—are you that naïve? Just spend a couple of minutes thinking about your new best buddies: the Falwell family. Christianity thought of as backward? This surprises you? What Western or Middle Eastern organized religion is progressive? Oh, I know—the new pope is trying. But Jeb!!! is running from him like he has the plague.
Inclusive?—but most Western and Middle Eastern religions are exclusive. If you are not one of them, you are going to hell. Does Jeb!!! know anything about static? What could be more so than Liberty University, “the Liberty way”? Oh, joyful. “When the religious ruled in Europe, things were somewhat less than cheery, with the Church, among other things, tithing and taxing and amassing fortunes, deciding what was true and decent and permissible, impeding science and progress, and sending out sadists to disport themselves by methodically ripping off breasts, crushing skulls, and winding racks to snap apart bodies, joint by joint [in the Inquisition], as they coaxed confessions of ‘heresy’ from innocents.”
Yes, at the outset, Christianity was a joyful message, but it has been utterly strangled by the likes of Jerry Falwell, Mike Huckabee, now Ben Carson, the 80 percent of evangelicals who in 2012 voted for a serial-lying, asset-stripping, misogynistic Mormon—and the likes of weak-minded, pandering charlatans posing as people of substance. Yes, that’s you Ben. Yes, it was a joyful message—yes, will the real Jesus please stand up and watch as the pseudo Christians leave the room?
But Ben Carson, who evidently is incapable of introspection, ended his message with a prescient -yet stunningly oblivious warning:
The United States’ system of governance “is based upon a well-informed and educated populace and if they ever become anything other than that, the nature of the country will change,” he said. “Because if the people are not well-informed, all it takes is unscrupulous politicians and news media and off the people go, in the completely wrong direction, listening to all kinds of propaganda and inculcating that into their method of thinking. And then it becomes real easy for them to swallow things.”
You know, swallow things like Joseph building the Pyramids to store grain, the climate is not warming, Jesus believing in trickle down economics, Carson not being a lying toad, it’s OK to have 158 families fund 50% of the political process— like it’s OK to have Ben Carson as president. Yes he is correct, there are numerous people in his audience that would swallow anything. If Carson believed a Swallow could carry a coconut from one continent to another -these idiots would rapturously flock together -because ignorance is a collective bliss.