Academic Poison: Professor Says Bin Laden Was A 'Freedom Fighter' In Required Textbook
Usama bin Laden was a freedom fighter and the U.S. is a “neocolonial power,” according to a California state university teacher whose writings are required reading for his political science students.
Emmit Evans, a political science lecturer at the public university Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, requires students in his "World Food Systems" class to read the textbook he co-authored, "The Other World." In the book, about politics in the developing world, Evans offers up a sanitized version of the 9/11 mastermind and the terrorist group he headed.
“The Al Qaeda movement of Osama bin Laden is one example of an attempt to free a country (in this case, Saudi Arabia) from a corrupt and repressive regime propped up by a neocolonial power (in this case, the United States),” the book says.
Professor McMoron claims that he is merely conveying the facts:
Asked about his line referencing Al Qaeda, Evans told FoxNews.com in the language of academia that he merely presents facts and doesn't moralize.
"With respect to my writings, they are empirical, not normative," he said.
One of the more "through the looking glass" aspects of modern American academia is that the most profoundly ignorant people have been put in charge of higher education. At first glance, one would assume that this man knows quite well that his interpretations aren't at all empirical and that he is lying merely to promote an agenda. In the narrow-minded bubble world of college politics and history professors, however, his conclusions are accepted as fact, despite being wildly interpretive and inaccurate.
The leftwing agenda has been in place so long in American universities that facts are contorted to fit predetermined conclusions. Since the Vietnam War, the most important conclusion that one has to come to if one is to remain published and popular on the academic cocktail circuit is that the United States is a bullying aggressor. That always leads them to see a lot of grey area in the motivations and actions of our enemies.
Which there isn't.