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‘Collidge Students Mistake Priest for Klansman’

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I think at this point we are entitled, if not obliged, to ask, “Just was is college supposed to do for students?” I mean, they call it “higher education,” but who’s getting educated?

And so, because they’re ignorant, foolish, and flighty, they panic when they see a Catholic priest and think it’s a Ku Klux Klan guy.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/04/07/collidge-students-mistake-priest-for-klansman/

Can you imagine going into World War II with these? The D-Day invasion would have pulled up lame at Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Again, what are all those colleges supposed to do?

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‘Care Bears’ for College Students

(Thanks to “Unknowable” for the news tip)

It’s getting harder and harder to tell the difference between college students and 5-year-olds.

The “honors dorm” (good grief!) at University of Massachusetts-Amherst is now festooned with Care Bears posters to help students cope with the stresses of life. The Care Bears provide these budding intellectuals with helpful admonitions to eat healthy, get plenty of exercise, relax, think happy thoughts, etc. The young intellectuals might have missed these lessons in kindergarten, amid all the bother about choosing your gender and hating Donald Trump, so they’re getting them now. In college.

A few find this treatment “condescending,” if not downright ridiculous; but to others, says a student, “They think this is the new normal.”

Hello! Wake up, America! You have a gigantic problem looming up, a few years down the road. What is the country supposed to do with tens of thousands of college graduates who have been carefully taught to be completely useless? Better think of something quick!


Trigger Warnings Galore!

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Academics at Cambridge, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the English-speaking world, are beginning to have second thoughts about attaching “trigger warnings” to every cotton-pickin’ thing–especially to William Shakespeare’s plays (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/19/cambridge-university-slammed-over-shakespeare-trigger-warnings.html).

See, the idea is to help students avoid hearing or reading anything that they might possibly find to be at all distressing. Not knowing what traumatic experiences any one of thousands of students might have had way back, while in his/her/xer cradle, and wishing at all costs to spare them any reminders of such unhappy times, they pretty much have to trigger-warning everything.

True, Shakespeare’s plays do feature every kind of mayhem you can think of, great heaping portions of it; but if it’s going to bother you that much, why study Shakespeare at all?

But it’s not just The Bard. Would you believe it? Even law lectures, about crime, are trigger-warninged so that law students don’t ever have to hear about some of the things that criminals actually do.

One might agree, at no cost to his self-respect, that Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, featuring rape, murder, mutilation, and cannibalism, is hardly suitable for a dinner theater program. But we are talking about students who grew up playing Zombie Apocalypse all day and watching ‘Game of Thrones’ all night. They might find Titus Andronicus too tame for them.

But then they get to collidge and run around like chickens with their heads cut off because they’ve been taught that they are precious little snowflakes who will melt upon exposure to even the slightest heat. It’s really quite a transformation. I wonder how they do it.

Higher education: making the whole world dumber by the day.


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