It’s about time!
President Donald Trump today told an audience at CPAC that he will sign an executive order to cut off federal research grants to colleges and universities that don’t support free speech (https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/2/donald-trump-says-he-will-sign-executive-order-pro/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS).
The announcement comes after a conservative student was physically assaulted at Berkeley–something which Far Left crazies have been doing rather a lot of, lately.
The president said action is need to protect those who “challenge ridiculous ideas” promoted by the universities.
As the saying goes, “gotta start somewhere.” This is a good start. More is needed. Our whole “higher education” establishment is PC–Politically Correct and Philosophically Corrupt. We do not need to be funding them as hatcheries of neo-Stalinism.
Take away the tax money, and watch the Far Left shrivel up and die.
No, sorry, it’s not a satire. It’s for real.
Feminists at some stupid pow-wow at UCLA have called upon their cohorts to “refrain from wearing fragrances,” including deodorants (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11782). A lot of people already think feminists are unhygienic. This will do nothing to alter that opinion.
The title of the event is “Thinking Gender: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State” with “feminist, queer, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions.”
If you understood that sentence, there’s something wrong with you.
I guess they’re tryin’ to say America’s just this great big prison, part of “America’s gendered regimes of incarceration,” oh, brother, and all these left-wing weirdos have gotta get together and do somethin’ about it, big-time…
Does anybody wonder that I’m totally burned out by Friday?
Again let us appeal to whatever is left of sanity in our country: please, defund the colleges and universities! It can’t possibly do America any good at all to keep these idiot hatcheries open any longer.
If you still think college is the place to go to get an education, think again.
Of course, you can learn all about Feminist Geography in college, while heaping up $100,000 in student debt. But what is “Feminist Geography”?
Turn we unto Wikipedia, which says Feminist Geography is “a process of situating geographical research on an intersectional foundation thereby examining axes beyond gender to incorporate positions of race, class, ability, sexuality, etc. Through this practice, feminist geography prioritizes praxis within the field as established in feminist epistemology.”
Cleared that up for you, have I?
Please! No more public funding for colleges and universities! Such a flagrant waste of money is a sin.
The crop failed, but at least we’ve got gender equity in agriculture!
This is not satire.
Penn State University, where Jerry Sandusky practiced pedophilia for 15 years before they finally caught him in 2011, plans to offer a “gender fellow” thingy for doctoral students so they can “examine the relations between gender and agriculture” (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11671).
Supposedly, “promoting gender equity in agriculture” will someday, somehow, “alleviate global hunger and poverty.” Uh-huh.
As in, “Well, we couldn’t grow any food this year, but we sure got gender equity!”
And people are spending hard-earned money to send their kids to this madhouse?
Go ahead–tell me the loons who came up with this caper are in their right minds and know what they’re doing. Tell me it’s money well spent.
And I’ll tell you it’s time to cut off all public funding to the universities, and let them sink or swim in a free market.
As our country’s chief repositories of madness and idiocy, the universities have to be careful not to let any glimmer of sanity break in and spoil everything.
Brown University has aborted its own study of “gender dysphoria” because the results were soooo not what they wanted, and might have served to “invalidate the perspectives”–eh? what?–of “the transgender community” (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/30/brown-u-pulls-gender-dysphoria-study-worried-that-findings-might-invalidate-perspectives-transgender-community.html).
Honk if you believe there’s really any such thing as the transgender community.
Anyhow, the study indicated that rather than being inborn, “gender dysphoria”–that’s science-talk for saying you’re a woman when you’re not, or saying you’re a man when you’re a woman: in the vernacular, “stupid crazy bulls***”–seems to have an outside cause. We gasp at the suggestion that social media and “friends” can influence teens to “change their gender identity”–no! Say it ain’t so! In fact, the scientists discovered “rapid-onset gender dysphoria” following binge-watching of trans-encouraging videos. They called it “peer contagion.” Well, I never! Who would’ve thought teens could ever be influenced by other teens?
The study was discontinued before they could explore the question of whether overlooked or neglected teens can suddenly get all kinds of attention, and even praise, maybe even fame, for “changing their gender identity.”
Just for the record, because truth has value, there is no such thing as a transgender person. There are only deluded individuals who say they are transgender. We are not obligated to believe some poor kook who says he’s Warren G. Harding. Why should we have to believe these other nuts?
But in the spirit of academic freedom and untrammeled inquiry, Brown has shut down its study because the trannies might not like it.
Defund the universities. Defund them now. Because they’re killing our country.
Honest, I would report good news if I could find some. But mostly I’m stuck writing about what we get as a reward for turning our backs to God and seeking, of all things, a utopia designed by idiots and sinners: in the words of my editor, Susan, “an omelet made with rotten eggs.”
And so I’m here to tell you that the University of Kansas is setting up a “feminist parenting group… for raising intersectional feminist children,” whatever the hell they are (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11250). They will practice “intersectional trans-inclusive feminism” and “challenge kyriarchy,” whatever the hell that is, while “rejecting the gender binary.”
Blah, blah–a tossed salad of blather. Tossed all over the room. Sticking to the ceiling and the walls.
What I want to know is, what kind of man marries one of these creatures? You can’t even talk to them: they speak pure gibberish. They laugh at certain kinds of religious people who speak in tongues–but what are they doing? And what kind of man wants to wake up to that every morning, and go to bed to that every night?
Our universities are wasting our money, turning young people into babbling blockheads, and maiming our culture.
Defund them before they finish what they’ve started. Believe me, you don’t want to live in the kind of world they’re making.
I’ve been saying this for months, and now I have some company.
Defund the universities, and shut ’em down.
Dr. Jason Hill, a professor of philosophy at DePaul University, says there is “no lower level of educational hell” than what we find today in most college classrooms (http://thehill.com/opinion/education/396764-a-professors-call-to-shut-down-our-nations-universities) and that America’s core principles and foundations “are being annihilated” by Far Left rug-chewing “teachers” in those colleges. They’re teaching young Americans to hate America, they’re doing it with our money, and it has to stop.
Take away the public funds and let “higher education” fend for itself in the free market, suggests Professor Hill. Well, that’ll be the end of them.
I pray this enlightenment catches on, big-time, in a hurry.
Because we need it.
A pair of cardinals caring for their babies–and each other. Without benefit of college.
Okay, tell us again: “We send our sons and daughters to these colleges because _______.”
Student Life, the campus newspaper at Washington University, St. Louis, has just published its annual “sex issue,” featuring nude photos of “dozens” of students, according to the College Fix (http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/42613/). “Several struck sexually charged poses.” The issue also offered “useful sexual advice,” including “very specific moves during oral sex,” and “celebrates intersectional feminism,” whatever the hell that is.
Higher education. Hot dog.
I’m not going to open the link to the issue. Being a cultural watchman does not entail being a voyeur. Besides, I’m not a college student anymore.
As for a picture to illustrate this post, I think I’ll opt for a picture that doesn’t illustrate it. And just so you know, it’s not always easy to find a decent picture. You have to traverse a minefield of pornographic images which seem to be thrown into the mix for no reason at all.
Our colleges and looniversities are killing our culture; and one of these days, it’s going to kill us back.
Unless we first de-fund them. The sooner, the better.
Some ideas are so profoundly awful, they just won’t go away.
New York Magazine is now beating the drum to cancel student debt and “make public universities free” (http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/lets-cancel-everyones-student-debt-for-the-economys-sake.html). It’s the usual leftid tripe: “We Must Cancel Everyone’s Student Debt, for the Economy’s Sake.” Like they really care about the economy.
So, we’ve got, according to this article, 44 million people burdened with $1.4 trillion in collidge student debt–and we ought to just write it off, like that would make it go away, and in so doing, expand the job market somehow, maybe by magic, and get rid of “the racial wealth gap,” blah-blah. Yeah: the job market is just dying to employ tens of millions of otherwise unemployable grads with masters’ degrees in Women’s Studies and Bald Chicano Gender Studies, etc. That’ll work.
But I think there is a way to write off all that debt and let these people get on with their lives. It entails a great big trade-off.
In return for canceling student debt–which only means that the $1.4 trillion monkey will be placed on the backs of the rest of us–we get to end the whole student loan program, no more college loans for anyone, and stop all government funding to the looniversities. That will balance out the $1.4 trillion and put an end to what so-called higher education is doing to our country–filling it with tens of millions of chip-on-the-shoulder, heads-full-of-toxic-mush, no-work-ethic college grads with degrees in Nothing Studies. It will also un-employ multitudes of academics who hate this country anyway and are every bit as useless as their students. Let ’em pump gas, or work as Wal-Mart greeters. They might redeem themselves with honest work.
Looks like a square deal to me.
Evergreen State College, paid for by the taxpayers of Washington State, was in the news last week for holding a “Day of Absence” intended to ban all white persons from the campus (http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2017/06/01/racist-protests-shut-down-evergreen-college-as-lawmakers-look-to-strip-funding.html). This was, of course, for “diversity.” Things got rather ugly when one white professor refused to stay away that day and tried to conduct his classes as usual. He was probably lucky to escape injury.
In response to this incident and others, there is now a bill in the state legislature to privatize Evergreen over the next five years–and also, as soon as possible, to strip this palace of ignorance of $24 million it currently receives in funding.
Stand up and cheer! This is exactly what this country needs, coast to coast.
Our “higher education” system has become a nursery of bitterness, educational malpractice, and a hatchery of left-wing lunacy. It is monstrously over-funded, over-staffed, and too many people are vegetating there instead of finding productive work and, well, growing up. It has become a millstone around the nation’s neck.
There is a place for pure scholarship, for love of learning for its own sake, for the preservation of our civilization’s cultural treasures. But our colleges and universities have given up that role.
Why in the world should billions of dollars of public money be shelled out for no other purpose but to undermine the country by filling it with angry idiots who don’t know how to earn a living?
Cut it back. Cut it way, way back.