Can Our Universities Be Saved? (Hint: No)

Che Guevara: The face that launched a thousand...

Pop the college balloon–don’t go.

I just read a piece in Chronicles, by Paul Gottfriend, entitled “The Difficult Task to ‘Dewoke’ American Universities” (, in which he and other academics try to imagine reforms that will get our universities back on the right track.

Dudes, you’re overthinking it. Big-time.

You are not going to get Far Left dindles to stop being Far Left dindles, and firing them all is out of the question. If you want the nation’s universities to stop being black holes of cultural and political Marxism…

Don’t go. And don’t send your kids there, either.

How badly does anybody need a degree in Superhero Studies? It would take all week just to list the ridiculous, useless, and very often intellectually stultifying nonsense trotted out as “education.” And college costs a lot. Some grads will spend the rest of their lives trying to pay off their student loans.

“Everybody has to go to college! You can’t get anywhere in life unless you go to college!”

This assumption is just plain wrong. If everybody goes to college, the whole business gets watered down, the universities bloat up with silly courses and meaningless, worthless degrees, and the effect is the same as having no college at all.

Don’t go. Earn money instead of wasting money. At the very least, you’ll be spared endless hours of getting nagged and bored by Che Guevara wannabes.

If America’s commitment to the colleges were to be cut back by 50%–or even more!–who would ever notice? Besides professors and administrators who suddenly had to look for honest work. I doubt they’d find it. But the rest of the country would get by just fine without them.

You don’t need a university to learn the things you need to learn. Stay in college long enough, and you might never learn them.


College Isn’t Day Care, Prez Sez

The president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Everett Piper, has had a bellyful.

Students at his institute of higher learning were protesting a university chapel service: some brainless twollop said he felt “victimized” by the text, I Corinthians 13–one of the most beautiful chapters in the Bible, the one about faith, hope, and love. Anyway, this dope said it made him feel bad.

Dr. Piper’s reply to this is well worth reading ( ). Let me quote very briefly:

“Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic! Any time their feelings are hurt, they are the victims! Anyone who dares challenge them and, thus, makes them ‘feel bad’ about themselves, is a ‘hater,’ a ‘bigot,’ an ‘oppressor,’ and a ‘victimizer.'” And he concludes: “This is not a day care. This is a university!”

Yes, indeed, we’ve taught these collidge dolts to be self-absorbed and narcissistic. Having been unable to find it in themselves to give the kids their time, a lot of modern parents make up for it by spoiling and overpraising them. And then, of course, we’ve got some towering examples of narcissism and self-absorption. In any speech by that toad Obama or that satyr, Bill Clinton, how many times is the word “I” spoken?

This what happens when everybody goes to college. Education is devalued past zero and into the negative numbers.


Yes, I’m feeling a bit crabby today. We had to rush off to the nursing home this morning, after getting a panicky and rather long phone call yesterday just as supper was about to be served–and when we got there, the storm had already passed, problems solved, no need for us to be there, really. And a few other problems that are not worth mentioning, but all the same, vexing.

Please bear with me.