Category Archives: Public Education

‘Universal Basic Income’–Another Ridiculously Bad Idea

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Why is is that the big shots in the tech world are such hopeless dunderheads outside of their own narrow field? And why in the world does anybody listen to them?

The Facebook wallah last week gave the commencement speech at the Harvard Dolt Factory, and advocated “universal basic income” (http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/26/news/economy/mark-zuckerberg-universal-basic-income/index.html)–that is, the government gives you a paycheck whether you’re working or not.

Oh, we just gotta do it! After all, robotics and Artificial (ahem!) Intelligence and self-driving cars are going to make us poor dumb humans obsolete and cause the loss of “tens of millions of jobs.” Therefore we all need checks from the government. And please don’t be so stupid as not to know how the government will raise the money for those checks.

And also we gotta Save The Planet from Climbit Change, even though it’s a big fat hoax.

At the risk of sounding simple-minded, where does it say we have to go whole-hog for robotics and Artificial Intelligence and put all these people out of work? Have we suddenly lost our free will? Just because we can do something, does that mean we must do it? Man, that’s way too Jurassic Park for me!

I know the world’s  big brains and bigger mouths all think you can abuse the culture all you like and nothing bad will happen. That’s why none of them have even for a moment considered that doling out a “universal basic income” might have disastrous effects upon the character of a nation.

How hard do you want to keep working so the jidrool next door can sit home and play video games all day?

How hard will anybody try to excel, when it will always be possible to live in reasonably comfortable circumstances without lifting a finger?

Did I mention the speaker also proposed to “modernize democracy so that everyone can vote on-line”? Another great idea. Bet he’s got a million of ’em.

Oh, well. Why even have free will, if we’re not going to use it?

Do you see where this is going?


A Big ‘Uh-Oh’ for Women’s Sports

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“I enjoy being a girl…”

Everything leftids believe is based on some kind of delusion. The government creates wealth. You can raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour with no adverse effect on business.

And of course, if you say you’re a girl, that makes you a girl. Whatever you say you are, you are. And only a Biggit says otherwise.

And so, at Cromwell High School in Connecticut, a 15-year-old boy with a mustache has gone out for girls’ track–because the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference says you are whatever you say you are–and has already come in first in a girls’ track meet (http://www.crisismagazine.com/2017/transgender-lunacy). Ain’t that grand? And because he’s a freshman, he can look forward to four full years of filling his shelf with girls’ track trophies. Well, at least until bigger and stronger boys with full beards say they’re girls, too, and knock him out of the catbird seat.

The girl who trained so hard to come in second in the meet, and win nothing, said, “I can’t really say what I want to say…” Yer darn tootin’ you can’t! The Human Rights Commission might be listening. You know what they do to those who utter hat speach.

Hey! what happens when it’s time to give out girls’ athletic scholarships? Can boys scarf those up, too?

And what happens when the workplace catches on, and men start declaring themselves women so they can get raises and promotions that would otherwise go to…ahem!…real women?

You can’t follow crazy thoughts and not end up in crazy places.


Socialism: They Don’t Know What It Is, But They Like It

I just had a horrible thought: you could probably crank a hit song out of that, I Don’t Know What It Is, But I Like It.

Here are a bunch of collidge stodents being asked about socialism. They’re all in favor of it, big-time. They also don’t know what it is, and are totally stumped when asked to define or describe it. “If it’s helping people, I’m for it.” Brilliant. Your tuition dollars at work.

Salutes to Campus Reform.org for producing this video.

College, college, college… hmmm… Hey! I think I know what happened to that Indus Valley civilization! College happened to it.


Brilliant Scheme to Enforce ‘Inclusion’–Exclude Everybody!

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True diversity at last!

Pity the man who tries to satirize “higher education”! It does such a remarkable job of satirizing itself.

For years, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the orcs from OHRC) have been troubled by what they see as a lack of Diversity in many individuals’ personal circles of friends, and have pondered what to do about it.

Well, ponder no more–Harvard has the answer!

Starting next year, and to be finished by 2022, Harvard will carry out a new university policy of banning student membership in all clubs, fraternities, and societies–even ones off-campus that have nothing to do with their stupid university–and expelling anyone who joins one (http://nypost.com/2017/07/13/harvards-plan-to-make-sure-undergrads-never-grow-up/).

This is because of “behavior inconsistent with an inclusive campus,” which they will make more inclusive by excluding all the voluntary associations, and “a disregard for personhood,” whatever the deuce that is, says a Harvard bigwig with more words than sense.

In one breath-taking stroke, Harvard has solved the problem of lack of inclusion among friends:

Simply don’t allow anyone to have any friends.

Not enough Diversity? Get more of it by forbidding anyone to join any group that would distinguish him from someone else who isn’t in the group. You can only join a group which literally everyone else has joined. No joining the Harvard Stratego Club unless every student joins at precisely the same instant in time.

And maybe they ought to ban personal names while they’re at it, because having your own name is un-inclusive, man! It might even be a microaggression.

Yoo-hoo! Harvard alumni! Did you really donate money to this shambles? Why do you sit there like a bunch of mummies? You’re almost as useless and ineffectual as the board of trustees.

Stop giving them money. Stop it right now.


How to Talk Real Smart

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The biggest gun in the liberals’ arsenal is the claim, and the resulting perception, that they are smarter than the rest of us. Heck, it must be so–politicians, college professors, lawyers, TV noozies. They’ve gotta be smarter than ordrinary dum peple.

But now you, too, can be as smart as any liberal! All it takes is just a few little words, judiciously employed so as to be devoid of any meaning. A lot of intellectuals say there is no meaning to anything, anyhow; so you’re always on safe ground if you’re babbling.

Never say “I don’t know.” Instead, say, “Whatever we say or do must be proactive.”

If someone then gives you a blank look and says “Huh?”, tack on this sure-fire clincher: “Think digital, man! Think digital!” People hear that word a hundred times a day and hardly anybody knows what it means.

If, in the unlikely event that this line does not produce wise nods from your hearer, and he tries to question you some more, it’s time for the all-purpose conversation stopper:

“The way you’re talking, dude, anyone would think you were a racist. In fact, you probably are a racist.” You will either stop him in his tracks, and force him to agree with you, or else divert him into a total sidetrack as he tries to deny his racism. Expect a lot of fumfering!

There are, of course, other words that you can use, meaningless words that never commit you to any particular position. But these few are enough to get you started in a satisfying career as a real smart talker.


University of Missouri: Party’s Over

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Remember those lovely riots two summers ago, in Ferguson, Missouri, and, shortly afterward, the violent “protests” at the University of Missouri campus? Professors getting busted for inciting violence, all sorts of largely imaginary “racial incidents”? Remember how it was suddenly open season on white students?

Well surprise, surprise! Freshman enrollment at UMo is down 35% since then; and, what’s more, university honchos admit that the “protests” and the anti-white environment are the cause of it (http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/07/10/report-students-shun-university-of-missouri-two-years-after-protests-enrollment-down-35/).

Really, if you’re white and you want to enroll at one of those “down with Whitey!” universities, you either haven’t been paying any attention at all, or you need your head examined. Or maybe you just really like groveling and being abused.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: we have too many people being mis-educated in our colleges, and way too many nudnicks being paid good money for mis-educating them. Years down the road, what are we supposed to do with thousands of angry, ignorant, pampered, incompetent young people with “degrees” in Social Justice or Gender Studies?

Our university system, as presently–shall I say “waged,” as in “waging war”?–is a threat to our prosperity, our national stability, and our whole way of life. It needs to be cut back with a scythe.

It’s good news that a lot of students are choosing not to go to UMo.

It would be better news if 90% of our high school graduates chose not to go to any university.


Walter Williams Nails It

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I’ve long admired Walter Williams and enjoyed his commentaries, and I want to draw your attention to the Townhall.com column he published on July 5 (https://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2017/07/05/colleges-islands-of-intolerance-n2349890)

This is a bulls-eye for Dr. Williams: “The primary blame for the incivility and downright stupidly we see on university campuses lies with the university’s trustees… who are little more than yes men for the university president and provost.”

The trustees control the universities’ purse strings, and they’ve been letting faculty and students get away with overt barbarism. This is because, says Williams, they’re busy with other things and just “not interested” in taking an active part in how their universities behave.

Well, they’d better get interested, and soon. This has gone more than far enough.


Get yor dagree In Socile Jutstus!!

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I cant hordly weiht til Next Samaster! Then our Collidge Socile Jutstus Dagree Pogrom it “wil be” Up and runing! and i wil Take “som coarses!! in “fact” I wuold change My Major to Socile Jutstus eccept i has onely “got” 5 more yeeres to go on my Batchler Dagree in Gender Studies so “it” kind of Too “late” to swich.

Insted of jist Sittin In Class Room theese coarses thay wil All “be” out,side and whe wil “get” Creddit for bustin Things up and doing Beet Downs on peple whoo thay Deserf it thare wil Be coarses in Throwing Rocks And Brickes and aslo Settin Things On Fyire!!! That is waht my Prefesser he Calls Instotucional Change! And it wil “make Socile” Jutstus it wil come Warever we reck stufff!!!

We wil aslo De-Manned thare be No More Hetro-sexial and yiu got to be LGTBQC form Now “on!”” Yiu cant be Rihghtchus unles yiu gay or Trans or any Thing but Hetro. And aslo if yiu are Femail yiu cant “be” Rihghtchious and Good unles yiu has a Bortion!

Yiu has got To “be” Carefull thuohgh, i seen one Stodent he got “a” littal over-Doing it and he “went” and Keyed his own Prefessers Car by Mitsteak!! Yiu onely Supossed to Key White Prifflidge cars and aslo Biggit and Racist Cars so he got “in” lots of Trubble!

Now jist yiu wate and See “what” hapens wenn Al the Collidges thay got Socile Justsus Dagree Pogroms! This hole No-good cuontry it wil go “up” in smoak! And than we wil All get Socile Jutstus evry whare!!!


College Big Shot: Go Easy on Goons

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Evergreen State College, in Washington–the state legislature is trying to de-fund it, but no luck so far–home of a “diversity day” that bars white persons from the campus, is in the news again.

The interim provost there has asked the school’s professors to go easy on the thugs and goons who “have diverted time and energy from their academic work… to promote institutional change and social justice” (http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=9398)–by vandalizing property, threatening and assaulting anyone who won’t agree with them, shutting down classes, and turning the campus into a combat zone.

Oh, heck, yeah, they should be rewarded for that! Good grades for all! Everybody who threw a brick through a window, or at someone else’s head–a nice big A for you!

Why don’t they just offer a degree in hooliganism?

America has ten times as many colleges and universities as any civilized country needs, ten times as many students, and probably twenty times as many professors, instructors, diversity experts, and full-time ninnies on stilts as the whole blamed planet needs.

Cut it down.

Just cut it down.

 


‘Jurassic World’: a Comment

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I watch Jurassic Park movies because I love to see dinosaurs. I also appreciate them as a form of escape: cooling my brain down for a bit.

So we watched Jurassic World today, and grooved on the special effects. Even if their Mosasaur is as big as the Chrysler Building, it’s still way cool.

But the thing is, these movies have something important to say. And that is… At some level, we modern people know we’re whistling Dixie, playing with dynamite, and totally full of self-delusion, thinking we’re in control, we’ve got it covered–and then the dinosaurs get loose. These movies, and others like them, would not be made if we did not know that.

And yet we act as if we know nothing at all. We keep on playing with fire. Ooh-ooh, genetic modification! Ooh-ooh, brain implants! And so on–no end to the folly. Professing ourselves to be wise, we become fools (Romans 1).

We do keep God busy, don’t we? Busy diverting us from self-annihilation.


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