University students oblivious to Obama’s NSA spying

3 monkeysThis is the kind of news that makes me despair about America.

Oliver Darcy reports for Campus Reform, June 21, 2013, that Media Research Center (MRC) reporter Dan Joseph went to George Mason University (GMU) to ask students if they know about the POS’s National Security Agency’s (NSA) blanket surveillance of not just suspected terrorists, but of ordinary Americans.

Joseph asked, “Do you guys know about the NSA controversy.”

“No, I do not,” responded one student.

Another student didn’t know what NSA stands for.

Yet another asked if NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was a “martial arts” expert who had appeared in a recent movie.

A few students did correctly identify Snowden as a former employee of the NSA, calling him a “spy” or noting he leaked documents regarding the agency to the press.

Almost every student, however, was able to identify with ease which celebrity recently had a baby.

“Do you know what celebrity had a baby this weekend?” asked Joseph. “Yeah, it’s Kim Kardashian,” answered a student.

Here’s the video:


Here’s what Wikipedia says about George Mason University:

George Mason University (GMU) is a public university based in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, south of and adjacent to the city of Fairfax. Additional campuses are located nearby in Arlington County, Prince William County, and Loudoun County. The university’s motto is “Freedom and Learning” while its slogan or tagline is “Where Innovation Is Tradition”.

Named after American revolutionary, patriot, and founding father George Mason, the university was founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1957 and became an independent institution in 1972. Today, Mason is recognized for its strong programs in economics, law, creative writing, computer science, and business. In recent years, George Mason faculty have twice won the Nobel Prize in Economics. The university enrolls over 32,500 students, making it the largest university by head count in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

I took screenshots from the video to compose a gallery of the Know-Nothing Students of George Mason University.

Below are the students who answered “no” to Joseph’s questions about whether they knew what the NSA scandal is, and/or who Edward Snowden is, and/or who Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder is.

Everyone of the Know-Nothing Students below had voted for Obama.

Such willful ignorance, by college students no less, is inexcusable.

Shame on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Ignorance is bliss.


Willful ignorance, indeed! Stupidity bears no moral element, but ignorance is an act of the will, and is very much a moral issue.

One thing that frustrates me is that these geniuses will be out in the job market. Due to good looks or good connections, some will be given authority in the choices of hiring and firing. I’ve been seeing it for years, and it grieves me to the core.


They probably don’t have any knowledge of the history of this country, the Revolution War, The Civil War, etc; our fights for civil rights, union fights for fair treatment of employees, women’s right to vote, on and on. I wonder if they could even answer the questions that are posed to new applicants for citizenship. What a shame. When the people are uninformed that allows them to be taken advantage of, and all kinds of terrible things can happen to them.

Mark Tipton

I would have to say that there is a distinct difference between ignorance and willful ignorance. The child with Autism may be woefully ignorant of politics but that does not mean he is not affected by them. The voter who has all of the information available to them and remains willfully ignorant because some television program is more important to them than the principles behind the person they are voting for is the scourge of this country and will be the death of us all! As for your remarks about these people being put into positions of authority, that seems… Read more »

mike diamond
mike diamond

while the young watch american idol and dancing with the stars,they dont even know what is really going on! what a shame we need to pray for them!


Having access to the world via the internet does none of us, especially young people, any good if we are using it to only follow mindless entertainment or just one-sided views instead of assuring one connects to a variety of media and venues to try to stay on top of international/national issues and listening to conflicting opinions. If it were just a couple of controversies/cover-ups we were dealing with, I might give these young adults a pass, but they really are disgusting when they can only speak on subjects which have no value.




Great timing! Makow did an article the day before yours re a late-May TIME magazine re the 20-Somethings “Millennials” Generation which said in part: 6/24/13:  Is This a Bad TIME to be Young? – […] “The incidence of narcissistic personality disorder is nearly three times as high for people in their 20s as for the generation that’s now 65 or older, according to the National Institutes of Health; 58 percent more college students scored higher on a narcissism scale in 2009 than in 1982.”  […] Fortunately he got at least 3 replies from that age group which were very… Read more »


Is Dr. Walter Williams still a professor or professor emeritus of the economic dept . at G.M.U.?Because if he is i’d be willing to bet none of these ” minds full of mush ” are economics majors ! Have heard him when he subbed for Rush , a very smart man . No way these idiots could survive his class . He’d a biotch-slapped them right out of class .


Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this revealing post. I agree with you and with Trail Dust, that ignorance (unlike stupidity) is an act of the will, and that will sets one’s priorities. It is so disappointing to learn of the above students’ priorities.


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