This is what “education” is all about in the Castro Kingdom.
It’s “free,” say the Castronoids, but in fact, it’s not free, and it’s not “education” either.
Constant indoctrination, constant testing of one’s loyalty to the Castro dynasty are a fundamental component of the system.
And there is no intellectual freedom whatsoever.
Is the U.S. headed in the same direction? Most certainly. Leftist control of higher education is undeniable, and the silencing of those who dare to challenge leftist supremacy is constant.
In my own case, I just learned last night that my two Washington Post essays created a Twitter and Facebook storm here at my own institution, and that hundreds of students not only denounced what I had written but also called for a boycott of my courses.
This semester I have the lowest enrollment I’ve ever had in my twenty years here.
Could this be a result of my WaPo essays? Perhaps. Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but the messages posted after the essays were published are what they are: a call to censorship and a public humiliation ritual of those who express “irregularities.”
We do have our own budding brown shirts and would-be dictators here among us, who want to censor free speech and delight in punishing those who dare to disagree with them.
Maybe a more fitting name for New Haven would be New Havana?
Loosely translated from Marti Noticias
A first-year university student in Cienfugegos has been penalized for expressing his opinions about Fidel’s funeral in an exam essay.
David Mauri Cardoso, age 22, was summarily expelled from school by the rector of la Universidad Carlos Rafael Rodríguez de Cienfuegos .
His Spanish literature class had been asked to write an exam essay on how they felt during the procession of Fidel’s ashes along the length of the whole island, from Havana to Santiago.
David Mauri Cardoso said in an interview with Radio Martí that the essay was a required part of the exam even though the question had absolutely nothing to do with the subjects being covered in the course.
His fatal mistake was to express his opinion freely: “I spoke about all our misery and injustice, I spoke about the destruction of our social foundations, the destruction of the family and its unity, and I employed the adjective “dictator” in referring to Fidel.”
That same day, a few hours later, he received a phone call from a university administrator who informed him that there were serious “irregularities” in his essay.
“She said my exam contained ideological irregularites.”
Although the university rules stipulate that he is entitled to appeal his expulsion, this brave student has decided to forego any such procedure.
He also had this to say about his self-immolation: “If I had to do it over again, I would still do it, though I’m fully aware of the lack of transparency and lack of justice in this process, including how unfair it is to insert a political question in a Spanish exam that has nothing to do with the class. As I see it, it’s not worth it to humiliate myself further by appealing this injustice.”
Read the whole thing HERE in Spanish (many more details and wonderful statements by David Mauri Cardoso not translated above).