[Huff-puff! Newswithviews is done! One more blog post, type up a chapter of my new book… and I can crash.]
When I was in college, if I heard this once, I heard it ten thousand times–“Your generation is the best, the smartest, the most with-it generation ever! You are the hope of America!” Etc., etc.
I put this down to manipulation. This was how left-wing professors recruited useful idiots. You could cut the cynicism with a knife.
Professors are still stroking their students with this pap, but there’s a big difference between then and now.
Now they really believe it!
In his book, The Dumbest Generation, Mark Bauerlein cites a multitude of studies that find that professors have actually convinced themselves that their students are inherently wise. Although if that really were the case, why are the students sitting at their desks listening to the prof, when they should be up at the lectern and the profs at the desks, being taught by the students?
And some of them would think that was a good idea.
The fruits of the most costly education system in history are not only rotten, but also poisonous. It’s killing our country by inches.
I’m sure manipulation is still part of the picture, but it’s gone beyond that to pure idiocy.
Defund the universities. Now, before it’s too late.