USA Today posts this example of the cluelessness of the elite of our country.
It seems that author E. L. Doctorow was giving a commencement speech at Hofstra University when he was roundly booed after making several anti-Bush statements. Apparently he expected everyone to either agree with him or to simply keep quiet.
He was quoted as saying:
"I thought we were all supposed to speak out," he told The Washington Post in Tuesday's editions. "Isn't that what this country is about?"
According to USA Today
He told the Post that his speech made the point to graduates that "simply because something was said by authority did not mean it shouldn't be questioned. I think it was entirely appropriate."
I think the students got the message Mr. Doctorow. They simply questioned your authority.
UPDATE: Juliette speaks to the
indoctrination education exhibited by some at Hofstra.