When I was a high school math teacher in a predominately affluent White Republican school in Atlanta, Georgia in 2003, I noticed that many of my brightest students did not even have the dream of going to the reputable universities in their domain. Instead of applying to universities such as Emory, Georgia State, or the University of Georgia, they were more interested in some archaic sounding form of higher education no one has heard off in the civilized world. I even went as far as debating the issue with some of their parents, but they tried to convince me that the costs were too high and that their children would be unable to meet up. I also went as far as suggesting college grants, and even the almighty Hope Scholarship, but they kindly turned down my benevolent concerns. As an American with international upbringing, I could not figure out why the rich Whites took for granted the very education institutions that foreigners always talked about even in their countries, and would kill to get admission into these centers of higher learning.
Now that the election for 2008 is about to come to an end, and I have being observing closely the mentality of how and why the Republican base choose their leader. It has become evident to me that the Republican Party does not only hate higher education, but is also the reason why American will not fully achieve its destiny in the 21st century. This is because the Republican Party is not a party for American progress, but rather, it is a party that caters to a select few in the ideology of White rule or White supremacy.
A sufficient and adequate higher education does not only open the mind of an individual against bigotry, racism, wars, and selfish acquisition of wealth at the expense of the country, but it also encourages seeing a bigger idealistic picture from all perspectives, as well as collaboration in a diverse environment. This obviously would destroy the Republican tradition and heritage of White supremacy that is based on ONLY White control with the aid of the gun through war against anything different, and the isolated academic culture of bankrupting the country for themselves only in the disguise of creating private jobs, social programs, and church based initiatives. This is why the Republicans hate government interference and like to keep things private. After all, if they bankrupt all of America only for themselves, they will have the money to buy and sway voters to win again.
This is the only way McCain, without a college education and finished basically dead last (beating just about 3 people) in a graduating class of about 1000 in the military with his father’s connection, can still be tie with Obama, a Harvard graduate and a former President of the Harvard Law Review, in America. After what President George Bush and the Republican have done in the last 7 years by bankrupting America and destroying American lives in Iraq, Americans of White supremacy are still counting on electing McCain, a man that agreed with Bush 90% of the time in the last 7 years.
It is time for Americans to wake up and realize that the Republicans do not like Americans, especially of other races and religions, but only themselves. Conservatism to them has nothing to do with God, morality, American safety, or the great American traditions, but rather, it has everything to do with the illiteracy of their base in order to privatize their White supremacy ideals with the purpose of bankrupting America only for the benefit of their members. Fear, terror, war, homosexuality, and abortion are just the buttons they push to temporarily get a fraction of the unconscious population to join them in choosing their leaders every 2 to 4 years. After that, that very unconscious population is relegated to the background of becoming their employee, the unemployed, the homeless, or a soldier hoping to have his school loans paid off by the military in search of another Republican war for more non-White resources.