I can’t say I wasn’t warned by like-minded friends here in Boulder. Even so, as I sat in my American Political System lecture at the University of Colorado earlier this month and heard the professor openly bash conservatism as a vestige of religion that ultimately leads to economic collapse, I felt my stomach turn. But it didn’t end there. Shortly after I heard the phrase “I don’t mean to sound like an Occupier but …” come out of the professor’s mouth, I grabbed my phone and, out of frustration, started texting my friends and parents about the situation. I looked around at the class of young minds craving knowledge, and realized that they were looking to this man to satisfy that craving.