Campus ‘crats

Radio host Derek Hunter writes,

Hollywood has made a lot of money with movies where an older lead character goes back to college and has the time of his or her life. Those movies always made the concept seem like a lot of fun and even had me thinking I’d have a blast if I could go back 15 years to my senior year. Then I read the news about what college campuses have become, and I realize how awful it actually would be.

Yes, it would be awful.

Well, 15 years later, that professor, and thousands more like him, have spread like a virus across the country, infecting universities with their fascistic impulses.

What once was laughed off or chalked up to a difference of opinion is now bordering on a hate crime. More.

Yes, but the purpose of universities seems to have changed.

They used to primarily turn out the middle class professionals of society and/or intellectuals (once called the clerisy).

Increasingly, universities are being reformatted to turn out ‘crats, people whose best hope is to work for some level of government, which consumes more and more of society.

Belonging to a public service union pays way better than a job as a barista.

Now, if we assume this model, we can easily understand why today’s student has little interest in intellectual freedom, his own or anyone else’s.

He is not at the U for any reason related to intellectual freedom. He is consumed by the need to police, to stop, to fix, to punish, to parade his grievances and his sense of threat to himself, and to demand support for his apparently quite fragile self-esteem. He will end up a good ‘crat.

Trust me, campuses were not like this in the late 1960s, and I sure miss those campuses now.

Alumni from those years, seriously reconsider your support. What you think you are supporting probably does not exist any more.

Indispensable: Greg Lukianoff’s Unlearning Liberty

  • simus1

    If memory serves, Emperor Barry also made a proclamation some time back that some U grads hired by government would have their student debt burdens magically disappear. That would certainly be a huge incentive to join the “go along to get along” majority mindset found on today’s campus.

    • Makes perfect sense

    • disqus_PwGxBXHn8l

      If so, the indebted grads are getting the right training! The main thing is to give up exclaiming about the horror! horror! of what is happening and see why it is happening. People are making decisions, one of which is that the U’s intellectual life does not matter very much compared to the piece of paper that leads, maybe, to a gov job. So why should alumni from a non-gov era continue to donate? Can’t “Barry” force the money out of them anyway?

  • I graduated from college in 1970.

    In 2013 (43 year later) I went back to take some math refresher courses.

    What an intellectual cesspool.

    Every day was another opportunity for PC subjects in math class. My favorites were chlamydia, gender, race and distribution of wealth.

    The “professor” was so smug, I wanted to vomit.

  • Everyone Else

    most people who give money to any charity, ngo, or non-profit would be disappointed to see how it’s spent

    the answer is to give locally or to a cause you know intimately, and give one time only, so as not to create cycles of dependence

  • Edubeat

    Rod ney Dangerfield in “Back to School >>>