Petty, Anti Intellectual Attack On Dr. Jill Biden, For Using DR Title, Is Unjustified!

We live in an anti intellectual society, where many ignorant, uneducated people, and those who do not acquire graduate degrees, resent those who have done the hard labor of attaining a doctorate in any field.

So we have an individual who wrote an opinion piece for Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal, who stated that Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of President Elect Joe Biden, should not use the DR Title she is entitled to, having two masters degrees and an Education Doctorate.

This character says only medical doctors should use the DR title.

As an educator with a Ph. D. in History, who worked arduously to attain the doctorate, this author and blogger resents anyone who has issues with the title DR.

I do not insist that people call me DR outside of academia, and I do not insist that students call me that either, but I do introduce myself as DR FEINMAN in all classes on the first day, and have that title on my syllabi, and are introduced as such for a lecture or a media presentation on radio or cable.

Again, I do not harp on it, but am proud of what I have accomplished, and so should Dr. Jill Biden, a very distinguished future First Lady, who served as Second Lady for eight years, when her husband was Vice President.

And Dr Jill Biden intends to continue her teaching career, as I still do, at the college and university level, as I have done for 49 years now.

She will add stature to the education profession, which strongly needs it, and I commend her use of the title, as her basic right to do!

Rush Limbaugh’s Attack On Government, Media, Academia, And Science: The Promotion Of “Know Nothingism”!

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, the largest, in all ways, of windbags, who loves to divide America, on the road to further enrichment of his massive fortune, is at it again, but what else is new?

Limbaugh now claims that America has four enemies within its midst: the federal government, the news media, the academic community, and the field of science!

Limbaugh has no problem with the hypocrisy of organized religion; the corruption of Wall Street and the massive corporate influence; the massive rise in the national debt under George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and others in the past three decades; and the tremendous costs of constant warfare overseas in the past decade, and its effect on military personnel’s physical and mental health.

Limbaugh is disturbed if the government does anything to deal with the disaster visited upon the middle class and the poor by the events of the past decade. He is also upset that the news media have the gall to expose the evils and problems that exist, due to the deleterious influence of the Republicans in the past ten years. Of course, academia is seen as evil because it actually promotes knowledge, learning, interpretation, analysis, thinking–all characteristics which Rush Limbaugh lacks! And rather than look at science as something to be respected, instead Rush promotes corporate greed which undermines the future of our environment and planet long term.

Rush Limbaugh is an extremely obscene individual who revels in promotion of ignorance, prejudice, narrow mindedness and hatred, and is only out for his own aggrandizement! When will his audience wake up and realize the truth, and that he has no concern for those who listen to him, except to glorify his own ego and enhance his own fortune?

Will people ever learn and see the truth? One would hope so!