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College Crapola du Jour

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Boy, I wish this was a satire… but it isn’t. It’s, well–real.

Colorado State University, in its social media guide for students–really? They really need the college to “guide” them in using social media?–advises students to “Avoid gendered emojis when possible” and to “use inclusive pronouns,” no “he” or “she” allowed (https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/10/colorado-state-university-avoid-gendered-emojis-to-be-more-inclusive/).

Why?

Why, “to be more inclusive,” of course! You become “more inclusive” by pretending men and women don’t exist. There’s just this featureless mish-mosh, some bubbling culture v at in which every aspect of every person’s individuality, for the sake of “diversity” and “inclusion,” is erased.

Our colleges and looniversities are putting a whole new spin on the old image of the college as being in loco parentis–with the accent on the “loco.” This is root-grubbing, wall-climbing, rug-chewing crazy.

There can be but one response to this:

 

Oh–and after that, defund the colleges.


The Race to the Bottom (England Winning?)

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It’s hard to find horror images that quite match up to the horror of this story.

How is the human race, in any imaginable way, supposed to benefit from this?

At a primary school in England, children six years old and up are being taught–well, I don’t know what they’re being taught–by having to insert themselves as characters into a “gay” fairy tale and then write “love letters” proposing marriage to another character of the same sex (https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bbc-highlights-6-year-olds-forced-to-write-gay-love-letter-to-teach-accepti).

Oh, wait–it’s supposed to teach “acceptance.” Glad we’ve got that straightened out. In fact, this school, Bewsey Lodge, has won an “Educate and Celebrate” Award. Educate, celebrate… indoctrinate, deteriorate.

Why do parents subject their children to this?

St. Patrick was born in what is now England. Shows you how much things can change.

Is it necessary to state that if everybody actually practiced the Far Left Crazy virtues of homosexuality, transgenderism, abortion, and assisted suicide, there would be nobody left? Like, if we all did these things, we’d go extinct! So they must be bad, right? Huh?

But then isn’t that the point of the whole business?

Leftism–delivered to you fresh from Hell.


‘Whiny Students Demand Warning Labels on Literary Classics’ (2015)

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Every now and then I wonder if the d*****bags running our colleges and universities are trying on purpose to turn their students into completely useless wastes of space. Like, for instance, when they encourage the little bozos to be afraid of what they might read in The Great Gatsby.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/06/12/whiny-students-demand-warning-labels-on-literary-classics/

“Warning! This literary classic contains depictions of activities other than shaping Play-Doh with cookie cutters and babbling about how to Save The Planet. Reader discretion is advised. If triggered into trauma, contact emergency services.”

Yeah–I think they’re doing it on purpose.


Be a Hero, Give a Zero

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An eighth-grade history teacher in South Florida has been fired for giving a student “zero credit” for homework that he didn’t bother to hand in (https://www.wftv.com/news/local/teacher-fired-after-refusing-to-abide-by-no-zero-policy-when-students-didnt-hand-in-work/840999722).

Your school tax dollars at work.

See, the school has a “policy”–that’s educationese for “no thinking”–that the lowest possible grade you can give is 50: half credit. One of the students was moved to wonder, “Half credit for doing nothing?”

It’s called preparing them for college, where they can get full credit for doing nothing.

Workplaces that have policies as asinine as that soon go out of business. Because no work gets done.

Hey, America, we’re “educating” ourselves to death! Training a whole generation to be wastes of space is not going to turn out well.


‘Activist Wanted’

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You’d think they already had enough of these without having to hire another one.

The economy really must be booming. Now there’s hope for a job even for hitherto unemployable college graduates.

University of California, Santa Cruz, has been advertising for an “activist-in-residence,” who’ll be paid a $4,000 stipend per academic quarter, for nine or ten hours’ work per week (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11353). Applicants must have experience as some kind of social justice willy–an “artist”… or (good grief) “a community change maker.” They don’t specify whether the changes you’ve made in the “community” have to be for the better or the worse.

What, exactly, the “activist-in-residence” will do has not been made clear. Annoy people? Serve as a role model for other idiots?

Meanwhile, that’s another $4,000 up in smoke.

Defund the colleges now. Before they finish rotting out our country from the inside.


‘The University: Where Young Minds Go to Die’ (2015)

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The thing that makes leftids tick is the ungovernable desire to control other people’s lives, down to the most minute and private details of those lives. It’s the only way to explain stuff like this:

https://leeduigon.com/2015/06/17/the-university-where-young-minds-go-to-die/

Man! All the things the “pro-choice” crowd won’t let you say or do or be, and all the things they insist you must say or do or be!

Word of comfort: Kill public education and the teachers’ unions, and Far Left Crazy dies.

Words of discomfort: We may have already left it for too long.


Yet Another College Requirement: ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ Training

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‘Diversity and inclusion training,’ the old-fashioned way

For people who pride themselves on being “pro-choice,” academic leftists excel at dreaming up things that other people must say and do, or else.

At Miami Looniversity, in Ohio, they’ve started a required (you can’t choose not to participate) program of “diversity and inclusion” and “bias training” for all new students, faculty, and staff. Its purpose, LOL, is “to combat bigotry and intolerance.”

Hypocrites. Let’s test your sincerity. If anyone can walk across your campus wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap and T-shirt, without being physically or verbally assaulted, we’ll believe you mean what you say.

Meanwhile, there will be “punishment for those who act in reactionary manners.”

“Diversity” means everybody has exactly the same opinion about everything. And gets punished if they don’t.

Why are we funding these universities with public money? Why are we paying them to turn our children into creepy little Stalinists? We are letting them damage our country with the money that we worked for! And why anyone sends his son or daughter to a public college is way beyond me.

Defund the colleges. Now. Before there’s too much harm to be repaired.


Transgender ‘Students’ Defend Gulags

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn, author of The Gulag Archipelago, is spinning in his grave.

As part of their feud with feminists, “transgender rights campaigners”–a euphemism for seriously disturbed college students–at Goldsmith Looniversity, London, have argued that the infamous Soviet gulags were really nice places for “education” and “rehabilitation” (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/11/soviet-labour-camps-compassionate-educational-institutions-say/). Not forced labor concentration camps in Siberia.

Feminists resented screwed-up males trying to hijack women’s privileges by claiming themselves to be women. Well, that got the trannies going, and one of them tweeted that  the objecting feminists ought to be sent to a gulag for “re-education.” And that got the feminists going.

In support of their recommendation to send those who disagree with them to the gulag–there aren’t any gulags, yet, in Britain: but give it time–the trannies, er, “defended” their preposterous comments. Like so:

“The ideas of TERFS–” I don’t know what a TERF is, and I prefer to leave it that way for as long as possible–“and anti-trans bigots literally kill and ought to be eradicated through re-education.” And “Sending a bigot to one [a gulag] is actually a compassionate non-violent course of action.”

No, there wasn’t any violence at the gulags! Just a lot of classroom time, partying, cross-country skiing in that bracing Siberian winter, and maybe some amateur theatrics. Sort of a summer camp for adults, plus unendurable cold. Oh, and the food was really good, too!

Go ahead, build a bunch of gulags and send your rivals there; and then, once they get into power, they can send you there. Plenty of relaxing gulag time for all.

It is probably unnecessary to comment further on the deranged wickedness that now constitutes a college education.


You Don’t Need College After All?

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Hey! Y’know that one or two hundred thousand dollars you spent for that bachelor’s degree in Gender Superhero Studies? You could have saved your money.

A lot of big, high-end corporations have decided to start hiring people who don’t have college degrees–including IBM, Nordstrom, Apple, Google, Bank of America, and the mega accounting firm of Ernst & Young (https://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/more-companies-dropping-college-degree-requirement-for-new-hires). All they want is an employee whose head is on straight, who’ll work hard, and can learn.

Which doesn’t describe a lot of college students.

So what happened to “You’ve just absolutely got to go to college or you’ll never get a decent job and get ahead”?

Yeah, well, that just kept getting more and more untrue as college got to be more and more a waste of time and money. America’s colleges and looniversities benefited big-time from one of the greatest sales pitches in human history.

We have way too many colleges, way too many people in those colleges, and spend way, way, way too much money on a load of bunk that passes for an education. Not to mention the colleges’ new role as a breeding ground for neo-Stalinism.

No more public funds for universities! Let them sink or swim in the free market, like everybody else. If any of them are worthwhile, they’ll survive and prosper. The others will go extinct–and they’ll deserve it.

 


Tree-Hugging… for Crazies

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Not content with making students ill-informed and stupid, America’s colleges and looniversities want to go on to make them crazy, too.

At St. Mary’s University, in Maryland, the hot feminist trend is “ecosexual,” defined as “one who takes the earth as their [sic] lover” (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11271). We shall not address the bad grammar.

“If more people viewed trees as romantic partners…” This stuff first appeared in a publication called “Feminist Theory.” That’s probably all you need to know about it.

To get “educated” (lol) into feminist theory at St. Mary’s costs you about $28,000 a year if you’re a Maryland resident, and over $43.000 if you’re from out of state. If you manage to whip through to your degree in a mere four years, that’s $113,000 and change for Marylanders, and $175,000 for out-of-staters. Keep them checks comin’, Ma!

No cost at all, though, if you have the good sense to stay away.


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