The student-thuggery that cowardly administrators and faculty have encouraged at colleges and universities around the country makes the blood boil. Mass production of uneducated college graduates is a result of the expansion of college education for all. Colleges exploit students and adjunct professors to serve a few tenured professors. Those who can’t do, teach. Colleges are frauds. Ivy league schools sold their souls to Islam with huge donations from Arab princes. Many administrators rob the funds, many professors trade grades for bribes and sex, and students dumb down! Anyone who wants to learn anything can do it much better on the Internet, without retreating to fraudulent concentration camps, called campuses. Allons enfants de la Patrie! The college bubble is just about to burst. Kids are being sold on the claim that college degrees are simply a must for future employment but this nonsense has become an artifact of history.
At Evergreen State College, Bret Weinstein, registered his opposition to the new format of his school’s annual Day of Absence. Each year, black students, faculty, and staff would stay home so that their white counterparts could attend racial sensitivity workshops and the like while acquiring an appreciation for the plethora of ways in which nonwhites enrich Evergreen!
This year, though, the racial roles were reversed and whites were essentially told that they must stay home. Weinstein, who had no objections to the annual tradition, objected to the fact that, unlike in the past, whites were being coerced, on the basis of skin color, to avoid the college.
In response, black students accosted, harassed, and physically threatened Weinstein and those of his students who supported him. On social media, they threatened to dox the latter. Weinstein had to be escorted and, soon afterwards, barred from campus, for the police expressly told him that they could not guarantee his safety.
MBA frameworks are a bunch of academic mumbo-jumbo with little applicability. There is a deliberate useless intellectualizing of business, foisted on America by elite business schools. Using self-developed pseudo-scientific jargon, DBA eggheads manage to repackage the most glaring examples of common sense and the obvious in so much math and psychology mumbo jumbo that the uninitiated are actually fooled into thinking that something profound is going on! Those eggheads are frauds, pure and simple.
Since WWII, college has falsely been sold as the guarantee of better employment and higher salaries. But the costs outweigh the benefits. There are several problems with college today, not the least of which is its exorbitant costs. Kids are graduating sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, a debt many won’t be able to satisfy for decades. Some will never pay it all off. The result is that the costs are fast outweighing the benefits and it won’t be long before people just stop indulging this pointless waste of time and money and will just start to go right into the work force out of High School.
Let this register: A professor who did nothing other than object to a race-based, coercive policy can’t return to a college campus for fear of being injured by students.
What’s worse is that his pusillanimous colleagues and supervisors in the administration have sided with the thugs. At his meeting with them, these punk bullies shouted and cursed at the President of Evergreen State, George Bridges. They mocked and insulted him, calling Bridges by his first name: “Fuck YOU GEORGE, we don’t wanna listen to a GODDAMN thing you have to say! No, you shut the fuck up!”
Perhaps most appalling of all, these pseudo-protesters expressed what can only be described as the worst sort of Black supremacy as they recycled racist clichés that one would swear they took from the Nation of Islam’s book of fictions. This one is a gem: “We been here before you,” one of the students remarked to Bridges. “We blacks built these cities, we blacks had civilization way before you whites ever had…comin’ out your caves.”
Of course, the black supremacist agitators peppered their eloquent oratory with such profound turns of phrase as: “Whiteness is the most violent fuckin’ system to ever breathe!” and “These white-ass faculty members need to be holding HIM [President Bridges], and HIM, and ALL these people accountable!”
They chanted “black power” and “FUCK YOU, and FUCK THE POLICE!”
Essay mills seduce gullible desperate students with a rubbish product. Responsibility for that lies with college practice and government policy. Fierce competition between colleges for customers has led to the admission of some students who struggle to write a postcard, never mind an essay. They plagiarize, copy and paste, as many have been taught to do at secondary schools obsessed with their positions in league tables.
Ultimately, students may feel less ripped off by essay mills than by colleges. Prospectuses promise a collegial atmosphere, an unforgettable student experience and unrivaled preparation for a rewarding career. In reality, college managers are running a no-frills, bums-on-seats business with costs pared to the bone and tight control imposed on academics by performance measures. Student satisfaction is purchased with lax academic standards: Eighty per cent of undergraduates can now expect to graduate with excellent grades. They bribed their professors with excellent evaluations of their teaching methods!
Essay mills provide extensive interaction with writers, turning the construction of essays into the kind of social exercise with which modern students are comfortable. Their existence is nothing more than an indicator of the rot in colleges. Eliminating them, even were this possible, would do nothing to address the basic problems: that neither students nor colleges are much concerned with learning, and that the government either has not noticed or does not care.
In spite of the abuse to which his tormentors subjected him—or maybe because of it?—Bridges thanked the mob and promised to meet their demands. One of Weinstein’s colleagues, a black woman, accused him of provoking a white supremacist backlash against the student mob.
So far, these black supremacists haven’t come close to facing any disciplinary action. Quite the contrary, the very administration that they have bullied, threatened, and intimidated has bent over backwards to reinforce their arrogance.
This whole spectacle should outrage decent people of all races. Evergreen accepts federal monies. Americans should demand that not a penny of their income be spent subsidizing this rot. We should demand that these students be expelled and charged with racial hate crimes. The administrators who have allowed this rot to fester should be summarily terminated and those faculty, like, sad to say, Professor Weinstein himself, who invested years into cultivating the leftist ideology of Political Correctness (which includes the dogma of Racial Correctness), should be compelled to sit through an indefinite number of hours of diversity training, yes, but intellectual diversity training.
Granted, this last prescription may not be feasible. I offer it tongue-in-cheek—sort of. The point, though, is that for as much as Weinstein deserves to be commended for his courage, the fact of the matter remains that the corruption of consciousness that plagues Evergreen’s blacktivist students, the wickedness that they’re unleashing upon the whole school community, is a function of the wickedness of the ideology that they’ve imbibed courtesy of the Weinsteins of academia.
The students’ gross incivility, arrogance, and ignorance, comprehensively, their lapse into barbarism, reflects the quality of the education, or lack of education, at Evergreen. These vices are the poisonous fruits of the leftist creed of their faculty and administrators. Weinstein deserves our support, but he also needs to know that the students who now threaten him and his students are the monster to the Dr. Frankenstein of his own ideology.
Colleges now are not education centers, but mating and entertainment centers. Then there are the useless degrees, pure toilet paper, many kids are being fooled into achieving, packed with class work that is utterly meaningless to life or business. Classes such as black heritage, minority studies, and gay studies, these pseudo-degrees aren’t worth the sheepskins upon which they are printed. With these troubles on the horizon, employers are fast dropping requirements for degrees for all positions.
More than half of all recent college graduates are working in jobs that do not even require a college degree. Most Americans with a bachelor’s degree under the age of 25 are either unemployed or underemployed. Most college graduates have not been able to find a job in their chosen field. In the United States today, approximately half million cashiers, half million waiters, and more than 200,000 janitors have college degrees. Only half of all law school graduates are able to find a full-time job that requires a law degree.
Parents, taxpayers, and donors have little idea of the levels of lunacy, evil and lawlessness that have become features of many of today’s institutions of higher learning. Parents, taxpayers and donors who ignore or are too lazy to find out what goes on in the name of higher education are nearly as complicit as the professors and administrators who promote or sanction the lunacy, evil, and lawlessness.
Today’s academic climate might be described as a mixture of infantilism, kindergarten, and totalitarianism. The radicals, draft dodgers and hippies of the 1960s who are now college administrators and professors are responsible for today’s academic climate. The infantilism should not be tolerated, but more important for the future of any nation are the totalitarianism and the nonsense being taught at many colleges.
Citizens should rise up against this totalitarian trend on college campuses. The most effective way to do so is to hit these campus tyrants where it hurts the most — in the pocketbook. Lawmakers should slash budgets, and donors should keep their money in their pockets.
There was a time when campus life meant dorm parties, Frisbees on the lawn and entering a world of ideas. Today’s campus, however, is a joyless, politically correct gulag where students are taught to confess their crimes of privilege and inform on fellow students.
Free speech died first on campus when the great works of literature were censored because they could be offensive, when comedians began to fear to visit because they might offend someone and when students became afraid to discuss ideas, dress up for a party or even tell a joke. Now, today’s students know that Bias Response Teams on hundreds of campuses are encouraging students to inform on each other. That a casual remark or humorous tweet could cost them their future.