- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A professor of philosophy at the private DePaul University in Chicago has penned an op-ed slamming leftist professors and universities as the “gravest internal threat to this country.”

Professor Jason D. Hill, a Jamaican immigrant and author of the newly released memoir “We Have Overcome: An Immigrant’s Letter to the American People,” wrote an op-ed for The Hill decrying the stifling of free speech and creeping socialism in American colleges.

“The core principles and foundations that keep the United States intact, that provide our citizens with their civic personalities and national identities, are being annihilated,” he wrote. “The gravest internal threat to this country is not illegal aliens; it is leftist professors who are waging a war against America and teaching our young people to hate this country.

“Our universities risk losing their status as learning sites and becoming national security threats,” he wrote. “We need to defund them, disband and rebuild them with conservative principles — that is, values advocating individualism, capitalism, Americanism, free speech, self-reliance and the morality of wealth creation.”

Mr. Hill lamented that students in his classes refuse to study the works of famous philosophers like John Stuart Mill or John Locke because they are white men.

“We are witnessing a generation that will not tolerate other perspectives, students who will not hear opposing ideologies,” the professor wrote. “Rejecting canonical texts and their alleged white supremacist authors is related to advancing socialism. Both appeal to a politics of victimology that purportedly only an emergent brand of post-colonial Marxism could solve. Identity politics, victimology and multiculturalism have reached such astronomical heights in U.S. universities that trigger warnings are issued for students who feel oppressed and traumatized because they have to read the writings of living or dead white men.”

“You who fund our universities do so with trust that intellectuals will act in your interest and reflect your pro-American values. You are wrong. Your hard work has been financing people who think they are better than your crass materialism, who think that you (but not they) are complicit in an evil system (capitalism),” Mr. Hill concluded. “Withdraw your support and leave them to fund themselves. Let them pit their wares on the free market, where they will be left homeless. The world you desired no longer exists in our universities. It lies elsewhere, in a philosophic system waiting to be discovered or created.”

In an interview this week with the conservative website Campus Reform, Mr. Hill explained that his newest book further explains his views on how “these Bolshevik welfare scholars who live off the largesse of a capitalist society exploit their students.”

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