Columnist only pushes right-wing propaganda

Feb. 8, 2014 at 4:03 p.m.
Updated Feb. 7, 2014 at 8:08 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

A recent Susan Brown column in the Victoria Advocate, "Progressive professors push unreal ideology," is a column devoted to the theme that universities and their liberal professors are indoctrinating their students to be communist. She simply overlooks the fact that very, very few students graduating from universities emerge communist. What she doesn't want you to know is that a great many university students have learned to avoid simple answers to complex questions.

Simple answers to complex questions are Ms. Brown's stock in trade. Her columns are designed to get people to act without thinking. To do this, she is willing to make up or distort the facts. People who check facts for accuracy before making up their minds are a threat to right-wing propaganda merchants like Susan Brown. Readers of her columns should be forewarned that she isn't trying to educate her readers. With each of her columns, she is using every propaganda technique in the book to get her readers to buy her right-wing agenda without thinking.

Roy Wesselman, Goliad



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