Saturday, January 11, 2003
Welcome Back Students!
Ahh, it's that time of year again. Christmas is over, and the spring semester has begun. For some of you, this is it. You'll be done in May. Kudos to you. Then there's the rest of us. 20-somethings who screwed around and somehow manage to remain sophomores year after year. No matter. My message is equally important to all. That message is simply this. CAUSE SOME DAMN THOUGHT!! Our mind dead campuses need your help. I don't care if you're a right wing fundie at UC Berkley, or a Libertarian at Generic Southern Baptist Junior College (sound famialiar local boys and girls?). Say something, do something. Diversity of thought is the most overlooked and persectuted of all diversity. And it's up to US to do something about it.
Don't expect your profs to enlighten you. YOU have to enlighten yourselves, and on that path, enlighten OTHERS as well. Put up some Socialist banners, or a Libertarian poster, or an invitation to your youth group or satanic church. My point is simply, make yourselves known. Show the campus thought police (whichever side they may be on where you live) that other paradigms exist. Something doesn't have to be RIGHT to encourage thought. Buy sticker paper from Office Depot (or steal it, if you're that kind of person). Hit the xerox and make a few dozen copies of your propaghanda of choice and tape that stuff everywhere. Just do something. I gaurentee it will make you feel better, and it WILL change thought patterns. If ever ONE person questions the NORMS, you've done a great thing. If you need any good ideas on what to put up, just email me